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- October 6, 2008 at 5:41 pm #62265
My old girl seems to be very thin @present, weight is around 19kg, i noticed this a fewc weeks ago, you can feel her ribs, hip bones , backbone quite easily, she is on a vet diet for her colitis which has done a great job on her bowel problem , she gets 2 teacup size cups of food daily & biscuit treats, raw carrots. Either side of where her tail is also @ top where it starts is very boney too, near bottom. vet says to keep an eye on her weight loss i put it down to her being an old girl . any ideas?? she is still able to run around a bit.October 6, 2008 at 7:53 pm #83730AnonymousGuest
oooh icey girl you are a worry to your momma 🙁
could she tolerate extras like chicken wings / necks – they helped my Bonnie put some fat / muscle back on again?
Claire xOctober 6, 2008 at 9:07 pm #83731
not sure as is on the vet diet, could maybe suggest this to the vet . Thanx.October 7, 2008 at 7:24 am #83732AnonymousGuest
Poor Ice :-* :-* she’s going throught it at the moment isnt she, all my Dobes lost weight due to their heart problems, Dex has lost nearly 3 kilo’s now since the end of July, he still runs around alot too, you wouldnt know there was anything wrong with him really.October 7, 2008 at 11:52 am #83733
icey does run about with her ball but has slowed considerably, not happy to go on a seperate walk , gets upset if i take the huskies out without her so she plods along with us & keepos up welol, has the odd occassional slow day. shes offleash so can go her comfortable pace.October 7, 2008 at 6:06 pm #83734SuzAndTheDivaMember
Poor Icey isorry to hear of her problems 🙁 :-*October 7, 2008 at 7:27 pm #83735AnonymousGuest
just thinking of the different types of exercise huskies and collies would have – i thought a husky would be built for endurance – getting into a pace and then keeping at it, a sort of equilibrium whereas a border collie would probably also work much of the day but would be a different pattern … i’m just wondering if now Ice is getting older she may not be absorbing that food as optimally as she was and is using up her muscle and fat to keep in with the huskies.
just a thought ?
perhaps you could slightly up the diet she is on already so as not to risk upsetting her – a little lunchtime bowl of something perhaps depending on when you do their main exercise ?
which prescription diet / flavour is she on ?
claire xOctober 7, 2008 at 9:52 pm #83736
icey is on walthams tapioca/ capolin dry food, may be a good idea to give her that extra dose of food @ midday, am going to vet with kavik tomorrow so am going to chat to him about ices food intake, thanx for your help.October 8, 2008 at 12:39 pm #83737AnonymousGuest
also – i have to “up” food in winter to increase fat and muscle layers, it might also be that icey is using more energy keeping warm and that could be why she’s not laying it down …
hope she’s ok – she’s such a stunning lady.
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