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Re: Skinny rescue

Post by fetch » Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:33 am

Salmon poisoning => http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?A=3172

It's not the trematode (fluke) per se, it's the rickettsia bacteria in the flukes that will kill a dog.

Don't feed raw or smoked from raw salmon/steelhead/trout from the PNW, including Alaska. I don't care how long it's been in your non-commercial home freezer. Just don't. Every time you opened your freezer this past year, you raised the temperature to non-kill temps. Not when cooking it to the proper doneness temperature will remove the risk for sure.

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Re: Skinny rescue

Post by NewlyDutched » Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:58 pm

Yeah, I'll just cook it first. Not worth the risk! De-boning will suck but most of it is already fillets.

I scored about 25 pounds of fresh free range whole chicken yesterday for around $.70 a pound though so I get to hack it up today lol!

He's already looking so much better. Almost 2 weeks and his spine and hips are almost covered with muscle! Can't wait for the dandruff to go, blech!

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Re: Skinny rescue

Post by Raven » Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:08 am

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Re: Skinny rescue

Post by racingiron1 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:00 pm

NewlyDutched wrote:I scored about 25 pounds of fresh free range whole chicken yesterday for around $.70 a pound though so I get to hack it up today lol!
Wow, where does one find deals like this? I've been itching to start Hilde on raw, but I don't want to feed her garbage meat. Of course most of the commercially available free range/grass fed stuff is WAAAY over $0.70/lb. I talked to a local butcher, and they said they had all the organs I could ever want, but all the meat is at their normal prices.
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Re: Skinny rescue

Post by LyonsFamily » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:31 pm

racingiron1 wrote:
NewlyDutched wrote:I scored about 25 pounds of fresh free range whole chicken yesterday for around $.70 a pound though so I get to hack it up today lol!
Wow, where does one find deals like this? I've been itching to start Hilde on raw, but I don't want to feed her garbage meat. Of course most of the commercially available free range/grass fed stuff is WAAAY over $0.70/lb. I talked to a local butcher, and they said they had all the organs I could ever want, but all the meat is at their normal prices.
Maybe you should consider joining a co-op. The one I'm in goes down to TN now too. The meat isn't organic, but most is free range/grassfed super high quality restaurant stuff. All of it is made for human consumption and not enhanced.
http://www.carnivorecarryouttenn.com/ That's the link to the TN site. You can call Carol and talk to her about it too. She loves to talk raw and if you need a sponsor to join, ask if someone from the Michigan co-op would work and I could help you out. We pay I think $30 a year for membership and order when needed. I rarely spend over $1/lb.
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Re: Skinny rescue

Post by NewlyDutched » Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:24 pm

The chickens I got weren't organic but they were on sale for 99 cents a pound then the ones I got were marked down further as they needed to be frozen.

I can get whole pork shoulders for under a dollar a pound. Kind of a pain to butcher it into chunks as it is skin on and bone in but it's . Beef heart is the only beef that I've found for under a dollar a pound.

There is also a local state college that has a meat program. I'm going to see if they have any bits for cheap.

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Re: Skinny rescue

Post by NewlyDutched » Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:55 am

And week 3. Right out of the bath tub

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He's gained just over 5 pounds. Still needs 10 more to be a lean fit dog.

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Re: Skinny rescue

Post by Dutchringgirl » Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:14 pm

my, thats a big tongue you have !!!! Looking good, remember, slow to get the weight on.
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Re: Skinny rescue

Post by NewlyDutched » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:41 pm

I know! It's just so hard to not throw meat at him constantly. Right now he is getting 3-4 pounds of food a day broken into 3 meals. Chicken leg quarter in the morning, satin balls patty for lunch, and red meat for dinner, currently pork shoulder.

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Re: Skinny rescue

Post by NewlyDutched » Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:47 pm

5-1/2 weeks, still mistaken for a greyhound now and then :/

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Re: Skinny rescue

Post by Dutchringgirl » Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:03 am

oh my !! THis photo in the sun really shows how skinny he is. He looks happy though.
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Re: Skinny rescue

Post by NewlyDutched » Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:37 am

Yeah. When I brought him home, even at this distance, you could see every individual vertebrae and his hips poked a good 4-6 inches up. His backbone is covered with muscle now and the hips while still boney are becoming less and less pronounced.

One thing I noticed is that when I brought him home his skin was stretched REALLY tight. I've never had such an underweight dog before, I thought it was just him. But now that he is gaining, his skin is much looser and more elastic.

It was super unpleasant to pet him! Greasy, dandruffy coat stretched tight over a bag of bones. While I don't think he will ever have the soft pelt that Sera does, he is getting way more tactilely pleasing which is good because he's a total loverboy.

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Re: Skinny rescue

Post by Dutchringgirl » Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:20 pm

give him coconut oil. It will help his coat alot !!!!! Thalie always had a shine but never super soft, after I started giving her coconut oil her coat is so soft now.
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Re: Skinny rescue

Post by Raven » Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:39 pm

She does give him coconut oil--or she was.

He's been tested for parasites, worms, etc., yes?

Keep up the good work in getting him healthy! Takes a long time, especially if they were malnourished (not simply underfed).
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Re: Skinny rescue

Post by Dutchringgirl » Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:01 pm

Thanks Raven, I didnt remember if she did or not.
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Re: Skinny rescue

Post by NewlyDutched » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:47 pm

He gets both coconut and salmon oil.

He had a ton of parasites when they picked him up. He's been dewormed several times and is negative now.

He's tolerated all the raw food so far, I'm hoping to introduce beef heart next week. That should help Him put on weight.

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Re: Skinny rescue

Post by NewlyDutched » Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:40 am

All of a sudden this last week he's started just looking skinny instead of emaciated!

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I'll try and get a better pic tomorrow in the park.

The above picture was them watching me chop up 50 pounds of beef heart and pork shoulder for doggy dinners...

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Re: Skinny rescue

Post by NewlyDutched » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:10 am

Can still see ribs but all the other bones are covered up! He's starting to look less like a shadow.

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Re: Skinny rescue

Post by Owned-By-Hendrix » Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:56 am

Looking good! :wtg: :wtg:
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Re: Skinny rescue

Post by Dutchringgirl » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:45 pm

He is so beautiful !!!!
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