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Old 12-08-2010, 02:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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she started getting sick sunday night and stopped eating, monday morning we went and got parvaid and vibactra and ive been giving it to her every hour on the hour (parvaid) and every 5 hours on the hour (vibactra), she hasnt eaten anything solid since sunday morning but tonight i boiled some chicken and she loved it and thats the only thing she will really eat.
is it healthy for her to eat boiled chicken?
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's good for a short term thing after your dog/pup has been sick with some rice, but it's definitely not a diet you can feed on a regular basis.

Is she better now? Did you bring her to the vet? What did they recommend?
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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we did not take her to the vet because the one we have here are rude and dont care about your animals they just want your money. she is doing ALOT better, shes really hyper and is her normal self and is drinking plenty of water but she still wont eat, she seams interested like she will take it from your hand and then spit it out in a minute. chicken is the only thing i have found that she will actually eat, i tried it with rice and she will not eat the rice.
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If you keep feeding her chicken, you're going to make her a picky eater. She's going to figure out that she can hold out and not eat her kibble because chickens on the way.

As long as she's healthy and you're feeding a decent quality food, there's no reason she shouldn't be eating it. It may take little training and patience to getting her back into eating her kibble, but it should eventually happen.

What kibble are you feeding by the way?
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i have purina puppy chow and pedigree, she was eating the purina before she got sick. she will not touch the pedigree
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Both of those kibbles are some of the worst on the market. I'd compare eating puppy chow or pedigree to eating something like McDonalds every night. It's absolute junk food for dogs and I don't blame your pup for not liking it.

Where are you located? Do you have any petco or petsmarts in your area? What about dog specialty stores with some even better brands that you don't see advertised all over animal planet and in grocery stores? General rule is if you see the food in the grocery store, it's garbage.

Dogs are carnivores and you want a kibble with more meat and less grains. Both of those foods are mostly grains and very low quality meats. You want the complete opposite.
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Chicken is very good for a recovery diet, soft to the stomach and nutritious. You can keep giving it as much as you want (mine get a back of raw chicken daily). The only important thing to remeber is that you can't feed ONLY chicken for a lifetime.

I would not care if your pup becomes a picky eater or not, the only important thing with a sick pup is that she survives.

About the vet thing... I'm sorry, but if your available vet is rude I don't think that is a reason not to take her. You were lucky this time, but could have costed you your pup.
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If she still won't eat, but will drink, she could have an obstruction.

Go in to the vet with a good attitude, and work to make them a partner in your pet's health.

Again, go to the vet if she is not eating.
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If she still won't eat, but will drink, she could have an obstruction.
Excellent point!!

How is her poop?... Has she pooped?
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Poor baby, I agree she may have something else wrong with her!
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