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  • in reply to: Pancreatic Senior Dog #27702 Report Abuse
    Dolly
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    Are there any other viatimin subsitutes that I can use aside from DinoVite? Something I can pick up in a petfood store, or any other choices? I recently took my dog off of Sceince diet, and like I said previously, am concerned that her current diet isn’t nutritionally balanced, but I also want to explore my options as quickly as possible.

    in reply to: Pancreatic Senior Dog #27448 Report Abuse
    Dolly
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    Shes a golden retreiver-border collie mix, so about 50-55 pounds. I could try a rib, I was under the impression that any bones would have bone marrow, which is really high in fat(?), but like I said before I really have no idea. I will do some research/ ask my vet about the rib bones. It is difficult cutting fat out of a dog’s diet!

    in reply to: Pancreatic Senior Dog #27441 Report Abuse
    Dolly
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    Okay thank you both! I read about coconut oil and do plan to use it. Are there any other meats I can use in small amounts? I bought chicken liver yesterday while at the store but just read that they may be too high in fat? She’s a 50lb dog, so I think I might be ok adding in small amounts every few days, but I honestly have no idea, I haven’t ate meat or had to cook it for anyone since I was a young teenager, so I’m sort of lost here.. I’m also wondering if there are any safe bones I can use to help her clean her teeth. I was feeding bully sticks and Z bones but I am having trouble finding bully sticks that I know are sourced in the US and they stopped selling the Z bones at any of the pet stores around here- any other ideas here? I can’t do anything like antlers, the bully sticks are even a little hard for her to chew..

    in reply to: Pancreatic Senior Dog #27306 Report Abuse
    Dolly
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    Thank you! The website was helpful, but I do have a few questions. Do you know the effects of substituting chicken legs and thighs in his suggested recipe with chicken breasts instead? My vet specifically instructed to feed chicken breasts, because of the lower fat content, but I have no idea if this has any other nutritional consequences? Also, is it ok to add vegetables every day? My dog really likes green beans and carrots, I understand they don’t digest them well, but my dog gets very loose stool when i only feed chicken and rice, even if only for a few days, my vet said adding some healthy fillers may help with this issue? Also, she really enjoys them, and the carrots help clean her teeth, we have a very limited bone selection due to her sensitivity to fat intake. Thanks again for the help, anyones suggestions are appreciated!

    in reply to: What to do after being diagnosed with Heartworm? #27190 Report Abuse
    Dolly
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    Hi BeachDog,

    My pup had to have heartworm treatment after I took over her care at about the age of 10. My vet gave the injections a month apart, as she said this was the new ‘safer’ way to treat heartworm. As the previous post, she was given antibiotics and steroids, my vet gave me this as an option, and said it could help keep recovery smooth. It is a long, terrifying, two months, but it was what worked for me. My vet also suggested trying to treat with just a preventative and hoping the worms would die before they did to much damage, but I didn’t want to risk the long term damage the worms could do. I think this is a personal choice you should make on your own, weighing the risks. For a preventative I use heartguard. In my research and expeirience, heartguard and revolution are both very effective. Revolution has extra preventative for fleas/ticks/other parasites. I live in the north, so I like to use heartguard so I can only use flea and tick medicine when neccesarry. Good luck!

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