Oh, and how old is Zeus?
Oh yes, please keep those prayers coming Kassidy, they're working that's for sureI'm so happy that he's sounding so much better! It sounds like our prayers are working, and we'll keep them coming! Is Leaf happy to have her big bro back home?
Thank you Zeus is doing really well, he's not out of the woods yet, but hey, don't tell him!!!!!!! He's his old self again, eating his head off now, thank goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!Sorry Mary...Hope so Zeus is fine now...not eating is really a reason of worry....it could be due to loss of appetite too... Lot of prayers for Zeus... please keep us posted about the current condition of Zeus.
Makes me very happy to post good news Zeus is doing so well, not out of the woods yet, so please keep those warm thoughts and prayers coming, I KNOW they're working so well.So happy to see this today! Glad Zeus is doing better. No suggestions as for feeding, sorry, but I know you'll find what's best for your Zeus. Your vet sounds just lovely; you and your pups are blessed. Warm thoughts and prayers still going your way!
Crisps, didn't think of those. Zeus will LOVE them, he's not normally allowed any, LOL 'too fattening' and none too healthy, though I do buy organic ones. But I think I can make an exception of them now Will got for the low/no salt ones, that is a factor to consider, thank you so much Good idea too to buy the big mixed bags, will do that.When Paris was in heart failure she lost a lot of weight, the vet suggested putting potato chips/crisps (whatever you call them in your country) on her food. It made it more attractive for her to eat and all the oil etc in the chips were supposed to help her put on weight (works with humans).
We don't normally have chips so just bought one of those big bags with all the little bags inside it, a mixture of flavours (I think we mainly gave her chicken or salt ones though) and would crunch some up and sprinkle it on her food each meal.
It's not the healthiest (by that stage it didn't matter with Paris) and you might have better options, especially considering all the salt.
Maybe just think of foods that make humans put on weight?
Thank you Sara. I'll change to beef, he's on Kangaroo, my usual but that is very low in fat. I'll get some more organic coconut oil, I usually have it in the house, didn't know it was good for fattening dogs.Well, best thing to do is feed the fattier meats like beef. You could also add in oils, like coconut oil. But I wouldn't want him to gain too fast, either.
Zeus says you're excused!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Oh, excuse me, how 'young' is Zeus? Man, if he could still live another 10 years, they must have long life spans!
Thank you Sara. He's having a variety of meats, hard to get the raw in some here, other than buying human grade. I'm adding offal to his food, he's having coconut oil too, along with (alternated) egg with the shells ground, and organic yoghurt.Carbs really wont help him gain weight, and aren't beneficial in any way. Healthy meats and fats are best. If you can find tripe, that helps too. Cut back on veggies and just feed meat, and a variety of meat at that. Veggies are just bulk and mostly empty calories. Feed 4 or 5 different kinds of meat with the proper bone and organ percentage. I don't know what supplements you're giving him, but salmon oil, coconut oil, primrose oil, and vit E, are supremely good for the immune system and as natural anti-inflammitories.