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Re: Elsa Has HD--Glad We Got Those X-Rays [Re: Woodreb] #115186
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Originally Posted By: Woodreb
I was just responding to Leah's comment about not being sure the whole seed is digestible for dogs, just like it is for humans.


Oops, sorry! I thought you were kind of warning me against using it in her treats.


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Re: Elsa Has HD--Glad We Got Those X-Rays [Re: GSDElsa] #115189
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Has Elsa ever tried sardines? I know she has issues with fish (so does Ris) but I've found sardines are pretty good. I also rinse some of the salt off of them before feeding them.

Big Lots has them for $0.75 per tin (they sell for over a dollar in most of the grocery stores). Price Chopper carries canned Mackerel as an alternative but it's more expensive. I haven't priced it recently but I think it's over $2 per 15 oz can.


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Re: Elsa Has HD--Glad We Got Those X-Rays [Re: DancingCavy] #115190
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I've been thinking about sardines since we talked about them on the walk the other day! No, we haven't tried them yet. Maybe I'll give that a try. She gets the runs with such a teeny amount of fish oil (like a smidgen of a dribble from a capsule!) so I had been avoiding fish alltogether but maybe this will be a chance to experiment a little more.

Digestive issues with dogs = total paranoia to fix what isn't broken sometimes!


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- Medo - "The Beast From The East"

Re: Elsa Has HD--Glad We Got Those X-Rays [Re: GSDElsa] #115212
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Originally Posted By: GSDElsa
Digestive issues with dogs = total paranoia to fix what isn't broken sometimes!


Amen to that!

It's tough, for sure. I would probably start with really REALLY small amounts of fish just because you know she's had issues with fish before. You don't want to send her off the deep end. Experience has taught me that what you can mess up in a day often takes weeks to fix. wink


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Re: Elsa Has HD--Glad We Got Those X-Rays [Re: DancingCavy] #115407
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Originally Posted By: DancingCavy
Originally Posted By: GSDElsa
Digestive issues with dogs = total paranoia to fix what isn't broken sometimes!


Amen to that!

It's tough, for sure. I would probably start with really REALLY small amounts of fish just because you know she's had issues with fish before. You don't want to send her off the deep end. Experience has taught me that what you can mess up in a day often takes weeks to fix. wink


I agree with this too. We have the fish oil and the dosing will be about 4 capsules total, but we cut a tip in the capsule and only add 1/4 capsule each day to be sure we don't have any issues. We're up to 1 3/4 and (knock on wood) so far so good. Once we have that done and it's been a couple weeks with no issues at full dose, then we will add in the vitamin c in small doses too. I've learned the hard way that slow and steady wins the race. Too fast (or too many changes) makes us go back to square one if we can't figure out what the item is giving her the tum troubles.

Good luck!


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Re: Elsa Has HD--Glad We Got Those X-Rays [Re: DianaB] #115576
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I think her weight looks ok. Maybe a pound less...but I'm not sure any more than that? What do you guys think?

Sorry for horrible blurriness and image quality. I have my 50mm lens on my camera and was teetering on my tip toes trying to get enough of her body to put on here. Obviously didn't turn out so well lol.


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- Medo - "The Beast From The East"

Re: Elsa Has HD--Glad We Got Those X-Rays [Re: GSDElsa] #115578
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I'd say she looks pretty good. Not always easy to tell without getting your hands on her (since she has significantly more coat than Risa). She could possibly lose a bit more but I'm not sure I'm the best judge. I like to keep Risa pretty lean.


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Re: Elsa Has HD--Glad We Got Those X-Rays [Re: DancingCavy] #115580
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I know...she has such a thick coat that sometimes I feel like she looks chubtastic but them I molest her sides and I can feel ribs pretty darn good...and see a lot of definition from the top. I don't think looking at her from the side she looks as lean (I can't get her far enough away with that lens in the house though to take a decent pic).

I can feel all her vertebre when running my hand down her spine.


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- Medo - "The Beast From The East"

Re: Elsa Has HD--Glad We Got Those X-Rays [Re: LifeAsMe] #115599
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We use a AVCA as a preventative as well. Mark is ours in TN and he is excellent.


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