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From: Saysfaa (75.27.178.232)
Subject:         Re: Dandelion and 'listening' to her body and her needs
Date: October 18, 2008 at 2:30 pm PST

In Reply to: Dandelion and 'listening' to her body and her needs posted by Callie on October 18, 2008 at 9:24 am:

I have a migraine about half way to full force, so I can't answer in any logical way right now.

But she wasn't thin either, she is right now because she stopped eating for a week, but until that she wasn't. According to the vets (her first vet said to look down at her back and she had *that* much waiste showing she was good), the second said to go by how mush rib we can feel... as long as it was close to what she had then, she was good.

She's eating Nutro Max beefmeal and rice. I've tried changing to different Nutro recipies and to different brands because I'd heard that Nutro was good but Nutro Max wasn't so good. But I couldn't get her switched over. She also eats Iam puppy (I for get what they call them... the milkbone like things, she won't eat Milkbones).

She got her sweet potato washed, baked and mashed but with nothing on it... we eat them like baked Irish potatoes - with butter, salt and pepper, but her's wasn't that way. When I learned they were good for dogs, we already knew she didn't do well with butter because butter or butter wrappers was the one thing she would steal out of the garbage or off the counter before we learned to prevent that strictly enough, and even small amounts caused problems.

She loves peas, especially frozen peas.

From the days when I was giving her bits of things: she didn't like carrots or squash, she did like dry toast and saltine crackers. She didn't get much at a time, just maybe a half a quarter of saltine instead of one of her cookies.

When I first started giving her bits of things, I didn't know how sensitive she was, and some of the things I gave her were high in fat. It didn't take long to see that wasn't good.

I like your microanalyzing, I'm try to give as much info as I can. I'm afraid to try things though, because it seems even the things that are known to be good for dogs and never cause problems, cause her problems.

When she's more stable, I'll try the dandelions at least, and then see from there. I'm pretty sure they help her, just from how she reacts to the wild ones she's eaten. Maybe they will help her enough that she can then tolerate something else (slippery elm, maybe, or the probiotic or slurry stuff - I'll ask more about that later when I can think better).

Thank you so much for all your help.


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