[nagdu] Ben and his food
carcione at access.net
Tue Oct 13 17:47:08 UTC 2015
Thanks Raven. I hadn't thought of adding enzymes, but it's a good idea.
> I think you've taken appropriate steps to ensure that Ben can eat and
> process his food effectively.
> You might want to consider giving him digestive enzymes as well. As
> you already know, older dogs can have a hard time of digesting food
> and need some extra help. Twin Labs is the brand I used with the
> Golden Guy when I switched his diet. You can buy them off Amazon.
> Founder of 1AM Editing & Research
> You are valuable because of your potential, not because of what you
> have or what you do.
> Naturally-reared guide dogs
> On 10/13/15, Tracy Carcione via nagdu <nagdu at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> Ben, my 11-year-old lab, sometimes doesn't keep his food down. This
>> morning, it came back as soon as he ate it. Other times, it stays down
>> or 4 hours. A few weeks ago, he kept vomitting, like 4 times, so we
>> took him to the emergency vet. She didn't find anything wrong, and he
>> seemed fine, even while we were there.
>> A while back, I thought maybe he was having trouble digesting a whole
>> cupful of food at a time, so we switched to feeding him 4 half-portions,
>> instead of 2 big portions. It seemed to work for a while, but now I'm
>> so sure.
>> I switched him to the grain-free buffalo from grain-free chicken, along
>> with Krokus, and it seems to agree with him fine--no trouble with his
>> stool, and he's as energetic as ever, though he's always been a
>> He has a slab fracture on one tooth, but his vet doesn't think it
>> the inner tooth and doesn't need to be pulled. He does tend to dribble
>> bit when he's eating, but that's been so for years, I think.
>> I'm not sure what to do. We may make an appointment for an ultrasound,
>> see if anything is wrong inside.
>> Now, we're trying adding more water to his food, and letting it sit a
>> so he eats it slower and it's softer.
>> I'd welcome any thoughts.
>> nagdu mailing list
>> nagdu at nfbnet.org
>> To unsubscribe, change your list options or get your account info for
> nagdu mailing list
> nagdu at nfbnet.org
> To unsubscribe, change your list options or get your account info for
More information about the NAGDU