Dogs Community
Duck and potato diet?
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding your pet dogs!

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Duck and potato diet?

I am watching my daughter's black lab.  She is on a diet of duck and potato dry dog food. She also takes 5 types of medication per day.  The poor dog seems starved to me -- and getting her to take these pills has been a disaster!  Yesterday I boiled some fresh potatoes, mashed them, and have opened the capsules and mixed the contents with these mashed potatoes.  She loves it and actually licks her bowl!  Is this acceptable to her diet?  Thank you SO MUCH for your help!
Related Discussions
82861 tn?1333457511
Duck and potato is a good diet for dogs with any kind of allergy problem.  Why do say the dog seems starved?  Does she just bolt her food like that meal will be her last?  Some dogs just eat that way.  If you think she's underweight, use the ribs for a general guideline.  You should be able to easily feel them, but not really see them.  If the dog does indeed appear to be underweight, simply increase the amount of food at mealtimes.

Emptying the pills into the food is a time-honored method of getting medication in dogs.  However, if the pill is supposed to be a time-released medication, the dog is getting the dose all at once - not a good thing.  You might call the dog's vet and ask if that method is OK with all the prescribed meds.  If you don't have the vet's number, ask Dr. Cheng over on the Ask a Vet forum.

Sounds like you're a great Grandma to your Grandpup!  :-)
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dogs Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Dogs Answerers
675347 tn?1365464245
Blank
ginger899
United Kingdom
974371 tn?1424656729
Blank
Margot49
Central Valley, CA
462827 tn?1333172552
Blank
Misfits4Me
OK
1916673 tn?1420236870
Blank
tonyb286
Blackpool, United Kingdom
441382 tn?1452814169
Blank
Ghilly
Palacios, TX
10821430 tn?1439584483
Blank
JanisM13
Klamath Falls, OR