Have just done a very small Natural Instinct order. Mums freezer can not hold much for the dogs. Dogs staying with mum for a few days soon and wanted something that is really easy for her to feed them. Though to be fair the natures menu nuggets would also be fine and may end up being fed.
Ordered the special, banquet chicken, banquet turkey and the working turkey (though some of the working turkey will be for Phoebe).
Been using a bag of the country hunter duck Natures Menu nuggets which claim to be 4% fat. Was concerned that the duck might not be a good idea but it seems to be suiting her so I will give her more of it in the future. I had a bag in freezer from a while back so not something I bought in since diagnosis.
Starting to make a list to ask the vet, sure I will miss something! Have the % of fat on list along with a few other minor points. I keep thinking that she is looking a bit thin. Will be good to get her on scales next week to confirm if she is holding steady or losing!
Though not a subject most are happy to talk about, have to say that I think her poos are looking a lot better, now a lot less volume, better colour and consistency.
Today Gypsy had a bit of venison, bought in local shop and was only 2.5% fat so thought it was worth a try. Though too £££ for her to have all the time. Hoping to do an online order with one of the companies that does game meat but at the moment there is no space for me to do that. Problem is it will be out of season soon!
Think you are right about Venison. Muntjac are not native so there is no closed season. The other species do have closed seasons but it varies by species and if they are a stag/buck or a doe. countryside-alliance.org/game-seasons/
I had not realized that Pheasant is already in closed season!
At the moment all that has been done is blood work which has shown abnormal results regarding the pancreas (all other results were easily within normal range, including liver). Vet wanted the blood work repeated 4 weeks after the initial set which is where we are at now (this time only pancreatic parts of the blood work are being done). Though got to wait at least 48hrs now for them as they have gone to lab rather than being in-house bloods as the in-house one (SNAP) was inconclusive.
She has not seen or been referred to a specialist.
How well would a case of pancreatitis show on scans when it is not a 'full blown' acute attack requiring hospitalization?
Last Edit: Mar 8, 2016 23:05:54 GMT by caz2golden: forgot something
Ooh, excellent! These sound really good and I'll certainly be getting some for the girls to try (although not the mackerel one). That is, if I can get them from either our local pet shop or Pets At Home.
caz2golden: Seems to be boiling hot today!
Jul 8, 2018 16:47:17 GMT
scallywag: Been boiling hot down / over here in the East for past 2 weeks
Jul 8, 2018 19:35:17 GMT
caz2golden: Sorry not on much my PC is sending me around the bend every time I use mouse it double clicks when I only single clicked! Part of me is hoping it is a windows issue that will get updated rather than just PC getting old and broken!
Jul 15, 2018 18:14:21 GMT
alfiemummy: It's most likely your mouse that needs replacing Caz - that's happened to me twice now and both times it's been fixed by getting a new mouse
Jul 15, 2018 21:59:44 GMT
tonib: Sounds like it was a good job we didn't have Roman as a kitten then. He's never misbehaved like that, only his first Xmas with us when he half-inched the stuffing! - I hope that's not famous last words!
Jul 20, 2018 12:47:00 GMT
tonib: Lexie is another matter but usually not breakables - except potentially of herself when she fell behind the large display cabinet/sideboard on being left alone for the 1st time in our dining room aged 2.5 years!!!
Jul 20, 2018 13:27:50 GMT
tonib: She jumped on top (via the table I believe) & managed to fall between it & the wall & appeared to be suspended by her head part way down (the gap narrowed!) I had to get a burly neighbour in to help move it, quickly moving weight/breakables as pos. 1st
Jul 20, 2018 13:34:33 GMT
tonib: She was fine but got checked by vet just in case! That was a heart stopping time, especially her cries!
Jul 20, 2018 13:34:59 GMT
lotsofcats: I can remember when that happened with Lexi.
Jul 20, 2018 18:56:39 GMT
tonib: You've got a good memory, that was in 2012 I posted on the old YC forum
Jul 20, 2018 21:51:09 GMT