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Old 10-21-2012, 11:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking Another Hans update, for those what want to know

One month ago, I was ready to tear my hair out over Hans's gastric issues.
If anyone wants to see what was going on, the thread is here :

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/b-r-f-raw-feeding/190993-my-wits-end-vomiting-not-eating.html


Things have been steadily improving and I am very, very happy to report that we are now 100% raw again, and Hans is eating all his meals, normally, enthusiastically, and without any problems.

No more vomiting, and he has been so much happier and energetic.

This was done without Pepcid, without any sort of medication, just changing one thing that made all the difference: no more RMB.

As much as he loved them, my boy didn't seem to have the acid capacity in his stomach to digest them, so the problem was that they were remaining in his belly, rolling around in there, irritating his digestive tract, causing pain and making him very nauseated.

Poor guy, good thing I asked all the people here and got some very helpful answers!

The first week, I switched him to Ziwipeak and Vital Essentials with a little pumpkin.
Slowly, very slowly over the course of 4 weeks, I added the Darwin's Naturals back into his bowl. I also noticed him scratching with increasing frequency, so I am guessing that the packaged foods were causing the new development.
I had to phase them out, and as of this week, we are on Darwin's, pumpkin, whatever cooked meats we are having for dinner, Feedsentials and Sunday Sundae from Carmen, carrots, beets, I mix and match and offer him different things. Also, cooked and raw egg.

I am stuck with a freezer full of duck necks and today I will thaw some and see if I can stick them in the blender. They should make a nice duck neck Slurpee for my Hans. Thinking of doing this with fish, too.
(anyone ever see the Bass-o-matic thing on SNL?)

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Awesome, I'm glad he's feeling better

Duck neck slurpie... lol
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You can take the duck necks and make a bone stock w/them and add to his food as a suppliment for joint health.

I tried to grind chicken necks once in a reg. blender - didn't work out so good.
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I tried to grind chicken necks once in a reg. blender - didn't work out so good.
Ahh...that is why I'm going to use a Vitamix!

Maybe I will make a video, too, LOL! Stay tuned!
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Ahh...that is why I'm going to use a Vitamix!

Maybe I will make a video, too, LOL! Stay tuned!
Ah hah!...the Cadillac of blenders!

What does one go for in the US...then I'll double the price for Canada as it is on my wish/need list
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one month ago, i was ready to tear my hair out over hans's gastric issues.
If anyone wants to see what was going on, the thread is here :

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/b-r-f-raw-feeding/190993-my-wits-end-vomiting-not-eating.html


things have been steadily improving and i am very, very happy to report that we are now 100% raw again, and hans is eating all his meals, normally, enthusiastically, and without any problems.

No more vomiting, and he has been so much happier and energetic.

This was done without pepcid, without any sort of medication, just changing one thing that made all the difference: No more rmb.

As much as he loved them, my boy didn't seem to have the acid capacity in his stomach to digest them, so the problem was that they were remaining in his belly, rolling around in there, irritating his digestive tract, causing pain and making him very nauseated.

Poor guy, good thing i asked all the people here and got some very helpful answers!

The first week, i switched him to ziwipeak and vital essentials with a little pumpkin.
Slowly, very slowly over the course of 4 weeks, i added the darwin's naturals back into his bowl. I also noticed him scratching with increasing frequency, so i am guessing that the packaged foods were causing the new development.
I had to phase them out, and as of this week, we are on darwin's, pumpkin, whatever cooked meats we are having for dinner, feedsentials and sunday sundae from carmen, carrots, beets, i mix and match and offer him different things. Also, cooked and raw egg.

I am stuck with a freezer full of duck necks And today i will thaw some and see if i can stick them in the blender. They should make a nice duck neck slurpee for my hans. Thinking of doing this with fish, too.
(anyone ever see the bass-o-matic thing on snl?)

saturday night live - bassomatic - video - nbc.com


i love the bassomatic.


Ok, this is so weird--I had that in all caps (since I do love love love that one) and when I hit submit, it all goes back to lowercase.
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I recall the issues you were having with Hans ... I'm so glad you figured out what was wrong and he is doing better! It's such a relief when they are feeling better!

Our Jake was having chronic digestive issues as well which we finally found out was SIBO. He's on his last week of Tylan (he's being slowly weaned off) and we're hoping to continued stability!
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Still eating with gusto and no more vomiting.

Thinking of trying one duck neck today so he can brush his teeth. Very nervous about it, though.
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when giving carrots you get the most benefit from them if you give them with a bit of oil which allows for maximum benefit of the beta carotene , an anti-oxidant - makes for better digestion.
So glad the Feed-Sentials and Sunday Sundae were helpful to you. now available on the Dogs Naturally on-line store *new* of this week ! http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/

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Still eating with gusto and no more vomiting.

Thinking of trying one duck neck today so he can brush his teeth. Very nervous about it, though.
Just give ONE and see how it goes over the next few days.

Are you feeding him ground RMBs or some other source of calcium?
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