Thanks a lot Sue! Unfortunately we had to stop RC for a while (still an almost full 15kg bag in our storage) since, after Oberon get sick in October, he became a bit fussy with eating and he never get back 100% ok with his belly (I still have to see 10days in row without a bad stool day...). Maybe at some point we'll try again with RC, but for now he seems better with blander diets (as naturediet with plane meat/rice, actually he's ravenous with this new food;)). Indeed, I have been told that for some dogs dry food can become an irritant, so maybe he's been a bit unlucky and that's just the case for him..Reason I asked is because I was really keen on RC and I was wondering that these blander foods are not enough structured for the growing age, but judging from your answer that's not a big issue, so we'll better stick with what works well for the belly :)
Thanks for the other suggestions as well ! Slippery elm seems to do the job, indeed!
And a big hug to wonderful Steo from his brother :)
Thanks Sue, very interesting and useful to know! I really hope is just a matter to adjust a little bit the diet: since last week Oberon seems ok with the new regime, but yes: he started to be a bit sensitive and refusing RC after he's been sick last October, so finger crossed, I hope its' not something a bit more serious as it was for your girl..
If we give biscuits again he'll look at us as we gave poison.. In part he may have associated them with the bad belly or it may have irritate its stomach, so we don't want to insist.. But we'll never know: also, I guess he now knows there is meat in the fridge, so you can see him thinking "I'd better refuse this and wait for the meat" :0 :0
But, as I said, at least the last week we stopped completely the RC food and he was fine and this is what is important.. so far so good, so finger crossed and thanks a lot for the suggestions, we will try :) Always appreciated from somebody with a so long-standing experience as you :)
Dear Sue, I am very sorry to hear that your Bridie has lost so much weight. She knows how much she is loved and I am hoping with all my heart she is with you for a long time yet. I understand how heart-broken you must feel, but you know you are doing everything you possibly can to help your special Bridie. Please give her many gentle hugs from me. Hobson continues to defy the odds. He still has a long way to go but it is a miracle he is still alive. Hobson still does not look very good on the outside but inside he is happy, and like Bridie, he knows how dearly he is loved. As for Misty, I have to stay positive and not consider the cancer will return. Sending you and Bridie lots of English Setter kisses and many hugs from me. Susan xxxxx
Hi Sue, I am so sorry to hear that Bridie has had a very bad week, and I know how hard this must have been for you too. However, Bridie has rallied again and isn't it amazing that even though our Setters may not be feeling too good, they still love their walks. Another good sign is when they wag their tail. When Hobson was very close to death, he would still wag his tail for me, and he has amazed everyone and he is improving, so I hope your tough little fighter, Bridie continues to do the same.Wishing you and Bridie all the very best from Susan, Hobson, Misty and the rest of our crew xxxxxxx
Thank you Sue for your nice wishes. I hope you can spend a lot of quality time still with your two setters that have been diagnosed with cancer and that the Melanoma did not spread. Warmest wishes for 2015 to you and your furry friends! C & J xxx
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