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We found a dead tick just at top of our dogs skin. It seems hard and dead but is latched on to the top of his neck. Not easy to get out as trying to do so, turns the area red.
Any suggestions on how to get it out with tweezers or any other suggestions? See pix below
@LilF i am new at this so not one to give advice.
But try cooking the potatoes/sweet potaes along with a meat on the bone. The flavor it pits into potatoes is what gets Cooper going. I mash the potatoes with small quantity of meat but the cooked potatoes (also throw in some veggies) get mashed...
Thanks @jsqueglia for your kind words. Infact, will connect with you offline on something else Steph wanted to ask as well.
Thanks @Dr. Jean @Dr. Jeff for the recipes
As for the diet am catching up on thread now. So should I not have carbs in most meals if its a potential cause of cancer? I...
Related to my earliest post re:Cooper and his diet.
Did some research for home-made recipes that are low protein. Came across one that I tried and wanted to get any feedback. @Dr. Jeff or others.
Here are proportions for approx 2-2.5meals for a 11lb bishon shih-tzu.
Using 1/2 cup of cooked...
Congenital issue. Sadly his kidneys didnt develop in the womb. Its rare although less so in shih tzu’s. He used to throw up when he had lot of protein and now we know why. With his new diet he hasnt.
Thanks @Dr. Jeff . will get the other stuff
@GinnyW thanks for the concern. But we discovered this with bloodwork and also internal medicine review. We spent a few hours going through it all with @Dr. Jeff a couple weeks back so he is well aware. My Q was about making the diet a little tastier by throwing in some chicken broth
@Dr. Jeff have a question regarding Cooper. We are now giving him special kidney diet that comes via precription. Could we give him some chicken bone broth to supplement or is that an issue when giving a low protein diet? @Dr. Jeff
so his bowel movements have been good since yesterday evening and he passed 2 good solid bowel movements. His BEAM was in good shape all through. He is a resilient puppy for sure. Think issue is behind us but we will see how he does over next couple dats
Cooper has some loosish or loose bowels since Thursday night. He had to be taken for bowels late night and then had loose bowel again on friday. Also 2x on Saturday. The timiings on Saturday were consistent with his usual time for bowels. Sunday he had 4x bowels and one in the middle started to...
Cooper (9mo bishon shitsu) had some gagging bouts. Nothing comes out. Feels like gagging. Has happened this morning and then also this afternoon. But with pauses in the middle. Feels like he has something stuck or he wants to throw up but nothing comes out. He goes back to normal. In between...
We use harness. Have used it since he came to us. So he isnt pulled on his neck at all. Its not related to being pulled on a collar.
thee cough bouts as Insee them have been periodic for many months. Dont recall exactly when they started. Has occurred more often recently