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German Shepherd Dog > Never a kinder soul than my Beau (50 replies)

by Mel62368 on 10 April 2012 - 18:04

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Just curious what you fed him and how much everyday?   Hope he is feeling better soon.. Nothing worse than one of you kids feeling sick.

Melissa

by DDRCzechFan on 10 April 2012 - 18:04

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Beau was on Taste of the Wild kibble, about 2-2.5 cups a day, seperated out over 4 meals and ONE small piece of frozen, raw Pork Neck Bone every day, or every other day.

He's still pretty lethargic, but he ate a little food at noon-12:30 and has kept it down, thank goodness!

by Naellik on 10 April 2012 - 18:04

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Reading your story brings tears to my eyes. 
I'm so so soooooo glad to hear your little man is going to be ok. 
Sending great big virtual HUGS to Beau (and you too)!

by Mel62368 on 10 April 2012 - 18:04

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Ask you vet about Trichinosis, it is a roundworm that is found in Raw Pork!  It does cause the syptoms you have listed. 

Melissa

by mollyandjack on 10 April 2012 - 18:04

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http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/trichinae/docs/fact_sheet.htm

"Despite the fact that trichinae is rare in today's industry, pork still suffers from its legacy. Today, the trichinae issue is a question of perception versus reality. Dramatic declines in prevalence in pigs and the extremely low numbers of cases in humans are largely unrecognized by domestic consumers who still raise questions about "worms in pork". Further, lack of a trichinae control program creates problems for fresh pork in international markets despite the extremely low prevalence (essentially zero in intensive management systems)."

Most trichinosis cases in the US nowadays come from people eating wild game.

by brynjulf on 10 April 2012 - 18:04

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Did he have salmonella or e-coli from the raw. Be very careful if you are eating the same source of meat!(unless you were feeding a prepackaged raw food)  We feed the dogs the same meat source as we eat.

by DDRCzechFan on 10 April 2012 - 19:04

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I have never bought personally from a butcher (had a bad experience as young child, went into a butcher/cheese shop with my mother and saw flies buzzing around and landing on the meat) so we (hubby and I) buy our meats from Kroger, Walmart and Meijer.

Dr. Andre is on standby, in case anything further happens to Beau, but since the antibiotics (or all the vomiting this morning) he has not had any vomiting, nor diaherria since about 5am. He has had a small meal at noon, and none has come up, and the frequency of pooping has slowed way down too.

On an unrelated note, here are a few pictures I just took of him. I love the fact that this pen is so large that even I (not small by any means) can also fit in here with him. Luckily, I also have a laptop. We've been doing research and Dr. Andre called on her break to see how Beau was doing, asking if he was keeping food/water down and how his stools were. She says just keep him calm, absolutly no more raw, of any kind, and just stick with the kibble. I'll certainly be taking that advice, seeing as how Lilah (the 2yr old pitbull mix) had some runny stool from the meat as well.

Sick, but handsome as ever, my sweet baby. Not the best photos, they were taken with my cell phone.



by Blitzen on 10 April 2012 - 20:04

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I've had a similar experience with feeding raw, so don't do it anymore. Know a few others who have stopped it due to impactions, one had a bone splinter puncture her dogs intestine, another had to have a  bone splinter surgically removed removed from the dog's throat. It doesn't work for all dogs or all owners. Vets for the most part do not like raw feeding so they may tend to blame it more often than they really should.

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