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    Sandy Wamble

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  1. Thank you Time4ANap, I am very grateful for your help. Oh Darn, Dr. C sounds perfect for us. How I wish I would asked on this forum sooner. Unfortunately, I reached out to a Vet at the University of GA Teaching Hospital whom was highly recommenced by my vet. Big Bucks TIme4ANap, $465, (and for any further recipes more changes ...big bucks) or one meal recipe (in which I was already using the same ingredients). I am not happy about it, but I am trying his recipe measuring in grams, increased Sweet potatoes to 3 cups a day, and lowered Vesa's greens. She is very hungry on this diet, and afraid she will continue to lose more weight. Her metabolism runs fast and hard. She is not a fussy eater, and can handle the nasty Tylan in 2 of her meals without a flinch. I have to give her a bit more protein if she is starring at me starving, the vet said that is ok, so I give her a little turkey breast before bedtime with he Metronidazole and she is happy. The vet recommended MyPetGrocer vitamin supplements http://www.mypetgrocer.com/category-s/102.htm I didn't want to ordered them because of the garbanzo beans, but I have to try. Sometimes you just get gut feelings, but in this case I have to set those aside and push through and not take any chances, do the program. I also have to order the probiotic that he recommends which is https://visbiomevet.com. I can wait a couple of weeks since Vesa has to be very stable to slowly add this in. I have tried Greyhound Gang's and other great probiotics (small amounts and slow), but Vesa doesn't respond well to them, and from what I read on EPI4dogs.com not all canines with pancreatitis can handle them, but perhaps PREBIOTICS! ...which helps pancreas digest proteins, cabs and fats. We shall see. I will keep all of this information TIme4ANap and I will look into it. Actually I googled it, and bookmarked it, so Thank you so much I really appreciate it. Better get my poached turkey breast in the food processor! Many Roos, Blissful Sandy
  2. A vet fromm GA University gave me a very clean bland Diet, but she is still losing some weight. I can probably increase a little more freshly roasted or boiled turkey breast. She needs some calories. I know she will improve, just have to try to hang in here😢
  3. Oh you ain't kidding, the Hook and the GI issues are tough ones to crack. It would be a blessing to get rid the Larval leak NOW! I haven't tried Hypoallergenic/Hydrolyzed yet since my researched showed me it either has soy, chickpeas, or split pea products...not digestible for my little girl with so many issues.Yes....No switching things around at all, but I am wondering if she has a Turkey allergy now..(or n=may have had one) since she is getting sore pink spots with a black center on all her hocks and Carpus...front leg/back ankles. I wish I had a ll the answers, this is so overwhelming. I will keep onwards for the love! Cooking lots of Turkey Breast these days. Do you use a vitamin mineral supplement? I was recommenced Mypetgroce.com and ordered it, but there aren't are specific details of what is in it. I mentioned to the Dr. about the chickpeas...he said it has helped many canines. Your Grey's are so pretty!💕 Thank you for your help TIme4ANap!. BlissfulSandy
  4. Thank you Time4ANap, you are so kind, and I understand. I really am overwhelmed and will try to work with the Vet at Georgia University. It's just strange that they send me product ideas with the foods she can't have. Must be a consultation protocol letter they send to everyone in the beginning, which doesn't really make sense..one size never fits all for dogs or people. Truly I am learning, and thank you for the love and care! I do want another Grey asap, but it's not a good idea right now, not until I get her under control for many months! She is a sweetheart too. And a great racer at that. I haven't seen her run in a week or so. Poor little girl. The vet said to go to www.visbiome.com to get probiotics so I am working on that now. Many roos to you! BlissfulSandy
  5. Thank you for taking the time to help, I really appreciate it. Vesa's Diest is changed extremely slow and 1 item at a time, whether it is a veggie, starch, organ, or protein, or kibble. Nothing is ever hard and quick, we go slow and easy for any food changes even if it is a slight increase and measure in grams. It really is a trail and error or a crapshoot to say the least. Some dogs do great with low fiber...others not so well. So do great with Lamb, or other heavy red meat..others not so great. ayes Hookworms are little intestinal sap suckers that come back to haunt. Her test show negative, but we keep treating them since we know that hookworms hibernate inside the intestinal walls. Florida dog track greyhounds are loaded with them. That is why I won't Foster. I do use Diatomaceous Earth, and Vesa won't eliminate in our yard...have to carry a sprayer with me. Drontal Plus gives her rapid heart beat, illuminations, extreme stress and sleeplessness, but we used it, but I will not do it again to her. I googles RX Vitamins Nutritional Support and it contains Salmon Meal and Flaxseed Meal which isn't workable for my little girl, but thank you, I did recognize the brand as I was searching this morning..it is used by many Holistic vets. Very good Source, thank you.RX Zyme may work..I have to explore more and locate the enzyme percentages. Thank you for all your help, much appreciation, Sandy Naples, FL
  6. I need help and can't find answer for my 4 yr old Greyhound whom is suffering from Chronic Pancreatitis (she has had Plus Profile with Triglycerides, GI Panel with Spec cPL, Idexx Blood work). Vesa also has chronic Hook worm since I adopted her August 2019. Vesa is a Petite Red Grey, she is losing some weight. She has chronic diarrhea and occasionally vomits. She also has chicken allergies along with psyllium husk peanut butter, possibly dairy and does not respond well with green peas, all legumes, corn, soy, Salmon, Buffalo , high Fat meats. She is extremely sensitive and has not responded to kibble of any kind. Royal Canine, Hills, Purina Pro, Natures, Naturals, Sport Elite, etc all one or more the the ingredients that she cannot tolerate. Vesa is currently on Metronidazole most of her life since I have had her and Tylan everyday as well. She is eating 3 meals a day when not in full blown diarrhea and given small amounts of Wellness Turkey and Potatoes which also has pea meal in it I cook Turkey Breast boiled or Roasted, and grind it up. She is given Sweet Potatoes, over cooked mashed green beans, and broccoli . Her stools are very loose and she has major anal gland problems. Since I have been cooking Turkey for the last month I am noticing some pink blistering looking skin her Left Hock and Both Carpus.....front legs. Her left ear is constantly itchy along with her anus. Vesa is on Pet Factor B12 along with Folate. I am thinking of trying Venison..if I can find a clean kibble without corn, soy, legumes, green peas, meat meal, chicken or high fat additives. I am in touch with a Nutritionist from Georgia University, he mentioned probiotics which can be difficult with Pancreatitis, I have tried Greyhound Gang Probiotics and they bother her. Probiotics may work. He also mentioned My Pet GrocerChef's Canine Complete...it also has Garbanzo beans. Balanceit.com has Corn oil. I can substitute for walnut oil. I am open to all suggestions, and or experiences with your greyhound. Thank you so much Is there are Vitamin mineral Supplement without legumes, corn, soy, wheat? I am in touch with EPI4dogs.com which is an exceptional site, and EnzymeDiane.com. Hookworm: Drontal Plus, Panacur, Heartgaurd, Advantage Multi, Fecal Tests Sincerely, Sandy, Naples, FL
  7. I am now trying OLEWO Carrots and she had the best poop today, and taking her Tylan! She is Natural Balance Lamb and Rice for now
  8. I don't know what to do anymore, My sensitive Grey has been on at least 5 different foods in 4 months. I believe she is allergic to Chicken, peanut butter, corn, and soy and sensitive to Salmon. I have tried Lamb and Rice and still has soft stool, she had hook worm in the past and will check again for the 6th time next week. She was on Grain free when i adopted her from a foster, and her gut was a total mess. I started with Purina, Hills, Natural Balance and now trying NB in Salmon...bad for her. She doesn't get any treats, and if they are given to her by a stranger...she gets sick. Can anyone give me suggestions? I just don't want to mess with RAW at this time. What is your best kibble for sensitive Grey? Thank you, Sandy
  9. Hello Remolacha! Thank you for posting. So true.....if a dog wants want to scarf down a treat, it doesn't matter where it is, floor, grass, gravel, countertop! I do love the raised feed styles though, and requires less being...not that I am tall! lol I walk the little girl for 40 min walk less humid days (which are far and few in-between around here in Naples, FL), so we go around dawn and dusk. Vesa also gets outings a few days a week at pet shops and other businesses where dogs are allowed to do little socializing and training. Since, reading MercyGrey's post on the A&P of a greyhound's abdominal cavities and greyhound's digestive tract, I don't even give bloat a thought anymore since I feed Vesa 3x a day. Vesa loves to sleep after she eats. She is so funny, perhaps she was programed to eat first, and walk later since she won't get off her warm pillow to tinkle in the morning! She does the Greyhound Freeze on her pillow! She is telling me that she wants food first! It works for both of us. Cracks me up. Thank you so much Remolacha! Have a happy Grey Day!
  10. Greyhound's really are crazy funny and sure do keep us on our toes! My Vesa loves to hunt for kibble too, it must be an exciting adventure for her. I do love raised feeders too, and I may consider making one that is about 12" off the floor...they don't have to bend so low, and either do we!
  11. Hello MercyGrey, Thank you for the helpful information and for taking the time to reply. We feed small portions 3x a day which is ideal for her. Bloat concerned me since was she has had loose stool and peristalsis for 3 weeks...and this has been going on since I have adopted her in August (possibly why she quit racing; she just stopped!), and worried that walking too soon would agraivate her tum tum.. I thought her constant loose stool was and indication of inflammation rather than just the hookworm since her stool didn't change, but her vet said no. I was going to order Yucca for her, but I hesitated since I started her on Panacur. After contacting the Vet again, she finally prescribed Metronidazole for her inflammation. After 3 days her stool looked a bit firmer. She is happier, and I am too. I have also search the bloat issue about the height of food bowls causing bloat..... If feeding a Greyhound from a lower position such as a dog dish on the floor contributes to bloat, then why doesn't the kennel feed the Greyhounds on raised bowls? Racing Greyhounds don't get bloat ( and they don't get fed 3 x a day), some are fed from a trough and some are fed from the floor. Vesa eats from the floor, although my husband did make a beautiful raise bowl dish for food and water. Thank you MercyGrey for clearing this up for me, I am on the right track now and love to Buddy Boy,
  12. Still trying to figure out my schedule with my newly adopted Greyhound Vesa! I would like to be out the door by 8:00AM Greyhounds can be mysterious when they want to eat and go out, Vesa will not go out first thing in the morning to do her number 2. Today I thought I should try something new so we went on a 40 min walk before feeding. It is hot here in SW Florida even at sunrise, and she is panting after a slow to moderate pace. Now, I feel I have to wait at least 1/2 hour or so until her heart rate and gut is settled to feed her...and she still hasn't pooed. She has been up for 3 1/2 hours. She has hookworm and has to go often, and I think she is holding off until she eats. I wish I knew what her Kennel schedule was like, perhaps I would understand more about her.
  13. Thank you for the fabulous info on DCM, and the confirmation on Purina Pro Plan. What is your transition food formula recommendation?
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