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21
April
2012

A drop better2

Bailey ate his regular dog food today when it was hand fed, but still refused treats.  When I got home from my overnight away he ate some of my daughter’s Harvest Nut Bar (she was trying to help and offered it to him) and a few little pieces of bread, but refused dinner.  We made him so hamburger (special treat here as we don’t eat meat) and he ate that.  Seems like his appetite is finicky right now (or he is smarter than me and holding out for the good stuff), but the new issue is he has not had a bowel movement.  He is trying (which kills me to watch – a rear leg amputee having a bowel movement seems so difficult – he stumbles) but is only having a very little amount, basically a speckle, of diarrhea.  I used to give him boiled white rice when he had difficulty, but with the chemo I just don’t know if I should resort to old solutions or just let it ride as this is common after chemo.   We are on day 6 following his first chemo treatment which was on Monday.  Any suggestions?

       



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  1.    AngelAbbysMom at April 22nd, 2012 6:22 PM:

    A spoonful of canned pumpkin (plain pumpkin, not the pie mix) might help. It also works for diarrhea, which is kinda funny that it helps for both, but we’ve had good luck with that.

    Hope he feels better soon.
    Jackie, Angel Abby’s mom

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  2.    angel at April 22nd, 2012 7:26 PM:

    Well if he hasn’t eaten much lately then he may not have much to move through and his system is probably all out of whack from the chemo. So maybe you could try the canned pumpkin and see if that works. It is good that he had started eating bits here and there and that is a start. Try the pumpkin along with some of the hamburger and see how that goes. Good Luck!! Hope he gets his appetite back soon!!

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