|Today 12:09 PM|
We still have ALOT to learn as far as Loki's nutrition and diet go, and we are trying to figure it all out, but unfortunately there is so much to learn, and we need to obtain so many different things to get Loki on the right track.
But here is a picture of Loki's "new" wound today compared with a picture from 9/25.
The wound as of today, is actually very close to be "closed" up completely. We have our Vet appointment in 2 hours so I'm going to email the office all of the pictures we've taken so they get an idea of the time-lapse progress.
Thanks everyone, and I'm still trying to go through emails, PMs, and everyones responses.
|Today 11:33 AM|
Hi everyone, I will respond back individually shortly. Just very busy right now and extremely overwhelmed.
HOWEVER, Loki's "new" wound is actually looking way better...It is noticeably smaller today. I will upload pictures shortly. But the wound itself is about .3cm long by .2cm long now. Compared to 5 days ago it was .5cm by .4cm. So this is excellent news.
But as far as the diarrhea goes, he had another one this morning and it was still the yellowish tint.
|Today 09:14 AM|
When one of my Labs use to get sick and would not eat rice with his boiled hamburg, I would add Gerber Baby Rice Flakes, per his vet and he would gobble it up like it was his last meal. He couldn't wait to eat this lovely concoction, he'd dance around the kitchen waiting for it to be ready.
Another thought would be to mix the Gerber Rice Flakes with Raw Organic Goats Milk.....lots of probiotics in raw goats milk. Just a thought.
Hope Loki is doing okay today. How is the sore on his back looking?
|Today 08:38 AM|
coconut flour --
oatmeal that has been soaked in bone broth till slimy , soluble fiber , chia seeds soaked till gelatinous ,
For extra benefit of electrolytes use Coconut water -- no flavours , no sweeteners . Plain.
IF rice , brown rice let to stand in water for a few hours or over night to remove phytates -- done up in bone broth
every kitchen should have a really good blender .
Vitamix, Blendtec . Take this , whatever mix you have made and liquefy it .
Take the liquefied mix and incorporate this into your beef meat ball .
|Today 03:53 AM|
|LisaT||Is the sore on the back getting any worse?|
|Today 03:51 AM|
It has happened, often in fact, that dogs build an intolerance to a protein, very often chicken because it's so common. I've seen some very sick dogs get a lot better when the chicken was removed from the diet. If the stools became worse with the home prepared chicken & rice, I might be inclined to try some ground beef, maybe with some steamed frozen green beans instead of rice, though I'm using steamed turnips here. You could try the rice, but I've just never been a fan....
It's still possible that you have a bad bag of dog food.
For my IBD girl here, I make sure she has enzymes, probiotics, and marshmallow has been a lifesaver. Much the same that Carmen is talking about. Just cooked some bone broth for her over the weekend.
|Today 02:22 AM|
When humans have diarrhea ( which frequently is a consequence of antibiotics), recommendations are always for a very limited ingredient diet. Specifically, the BRAT diet ( bananas, rice applesauce and toast). The kid is slowly progressed, but if the diarrhea recurs, you go back to step one.
I have used this technique with dogs, too, the diet being bananas, rice, boiled chicken with broth and a fiber source of your choice. It seems counter intuitive to add fiber, but it helps "bulk up" the stool. I also use kefir or home made yogurt ( live culture). The fiber source I have used is Metamucil power, mixed in the kefir. I've never as a dog who was really enthusiastic about kefir, though!
Carmspack, your information is amazingly well researched, thank you. I have learned a lot from this thread. I wish the reason wasn't poor Loki's issues, though.
|Today 01:47 AM|
Hey, Woogy, check your email!
|Today 01:27 AM|
|carmspack||get a bunch of turkey necks, chicken necks, pork necks , beef - even cow foot -- and make a dense concentrated bone broth -- use that as your liquid|
|Today 01:03 AM|
continuing along some talking points we had during our phone session this afternoon I did say that this dog has been through a lot.
He is quite the little fighter -- .
He has had vaccines, drugs , anaesthetics, anti biotics , all sorts of things , including wormers , heart worm , flea and tick prevention to contend with in his short time on earth . There comes a point where the liver can not process quickly enough and so you a bit of Herxheimer's -- a need to detox -- loose stools being one method to eliminate .
a yellow colored stool may be that color because of too rapid evacuation or some bacterial imbalance.
Yellow stool shows involvement of the the liver and gallbladder, bile salts diminished.
So you want to slow the transit time .
The mucusy stool indicates some inflammation and bacterial overgrowth , which probiotics will address , and white starchy food does not help .
Electrolytes are important. I did mention potassium and sodium , emphasizing that sodium isn't sodium chloride - table salt --
I recommend goat whey - which I use in both Feed-Sentials and the Sunday Sundae - that is how important this is Capra Mineral Whey – Mineral Rich, Electrolytes from Goat Milk Whey
quote another site
"Whey is a good source of electrolytes including sodium and potassium, which are required during diarrhoea therapy. "
You can buy liquid whey .
KEFIR --- real , cultured , non flavoured , no sugars , plain KEFIR .
how to help in the meantime
I would have a clean glass container sitting with some chia seeds, better yet sprouted chia seeds and water allowing this to form a soothing demulcent packed with essential fatty acids, and nutritive protein and minerals.
And one or more of these - burdock powder , slippery elm , marshmallow root , or get a yucca root and boil that up if (Caribbean / Asian market).
I would bake that sweet potato - a good source of potassium -- I would add some fat source which helps with digestion -- pat of butter for butyric acid -
mix it up - feed -- I would go so far as to get some lean beef raw - and mix this with this --
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