Other than in the car on a ride, this is the first sitting up photo I have taken of Big Boy since August 11th when he was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure.
On Sept 23rd, I boiled beef liver, and fed him a whole slice cut in small pieces. Thank you to Xena and Lucy's mom for the suggestion.
I kept the beef liver broth because a dog trainer at the Y that we swim with said that is what she gives puppies when they are not thriving. It is full of nutrients.
She said she uses droppers to feed the ones that need it and it perks them up.
that slice of liver worked wonders.
He will eat another one today. We Hope. what he eats in the am he may not eat ever again..
the liver is cheaper than dog food. I bought it frozen in slices.
I take the broth and put in small baggies and freeze. I was told it will only last 3 to 4 days in the fridge.
Here I am, the person who hates to plan and cook meals,
Planning and cooking for our Dog...
We know he has a short time with us, but want to keep him healthy and comfy as long as we can.
Big refuses all and any dog food, no matter what we put on it.
I tried hiding the food in a piece of liver, he ate the liver and spit out the dog food, same with dog food in the broth, he will no longer eat egg and that was his favorite food.
But he did eat it when I mashed in in the broth.
But he loves the liver and after one day of drinking the broth and eat the liver , we got 800 calories in him for the first time in 3 days, and he sat up like this. We were shocked.at the imediate change .
He had been struggling with his BM for a week, just one day of liver and pumpkin for his tummy and he
had 3 normal movements.
He is still lying down most of the time, but sits to eat, I was hand feeding him while he laid down.
We are going to try Chicken livers also and gizards and giblets. but only 1 new thing a week.
He will drink the warm broth, or eat cheerios or wheaties or crackers in the broth.
he loves Wheaties and they are fortifyed with vitamins. so far he still eats Milk Bones. No idea why.
Anything you think of that might work, don't hesitate to say it.
Thank you again Xena Lucy MOM..
I am putting all this info here to remember it and for anyone who might have the problem in the future.