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Old 01-17-2013, 05:56 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I think it is a certain kind of dog--not a dainty poodle--that can be on the once a day plan. A standard poodle is quite rare in Mexico so this vet can be excused for not knowing much about them--but I don't think it will be in our best interests to only feed once a day. As it is, he has lost 2 kilos in 2 months and I directly attribute that to the lower quality dog food. Of course, if he has a stomach infection, that would contribute too.

In general, I give Jasper about 4 small meals because he has been unable to handle eating a large amount at one time.

I have noticed one thing--at home he was satisfied with his food and the amount that I gave him. Here he is always looking for more and sniffing around the table when we are eating--something he never did at home. Obviously he is hungry. My last dog was a dalmation (passed away after 14 years) that required a low protein diet. It was the same thing---low protein meant she was hungry all the time even though she ate a lot of food.
Yeah, standards poodles are very rare around here, my handler says that in my country there's only 4 of them!!

Even my boy is rare because he is purebred, you see the mayority of poodles here are mixed since the have flat faces, round skulls and short legs similar in conformation to shi-tzus or "peke-poos" one vet was shocked to see my boy since he thought he was famished since he looks slim and agile (like any healty purebred toy poodle) and not round and bulky like the "french poodles" from here.

Agree, a large or a toy dog should eat at least two meals a day to prevent problems, maybe he feels hungry after eating because pedigree is has lower nutrients than taste of the wild, hopefully he can feel better wit the eukanuba.


See here's an example of a poor protein food in a carnivore making him feel more hungry:

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When ingesting a high carbohydrate diet, the cat's pancreas responds by releasing more insulin which may cause low blood sugar, which in turn causes the cat to feel hungry, requiring more food. Also, low meat protein diets, where the cat cannot down regulate hepatic enzymes, will cause the cat to feel hungry, also requiring it to eat more food to attain its protein requirement. Idiopathic Diseases of Cats | Feline Nutrition Awareness Effort
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He FINALLY drank some water now. He has also been peeing normally despite the lack of water. I think that he probably did pick something up in a puddle or something. I was willing to deworm him at the vet but they thought the dose he got at the beginning of December was enough. At any rate, he has had more anti-biotic and I believe that there is some improvement in terms of his energy level so hopefully things will rectify soon.

About those rare poodles---wherever I go people start screaming and calling him a pellucci (stuffed toy). (I assume that is the spelling). Several people have asked me to breed him with their dog--he has been nuetered so no chance of that.--and I do not want to add to the population of feral dogs--
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He FINALLY drank some water now. He has also been peeing normally despite the lack of water. I think that he probably did pick something up in a puddle or something. I was willing to deworm him at the vet but they thought the dose he got at the beginning of December was enough. At any rate, he has had more anti-biotic and I believe that there is some improvement in terms of his energy level so hopefully things will rectify soon.

About those rare poodles---wherever I go people start screaming and calling him a pellucci (stuffed toy). (I assume that is the spelling). Several people have asked me to breed him with their dog--he has been nuetered so no chance of that.--and I do not want to add to the population of feral dogs--

Good to hear he is doing better, did the vet made a poop exam?

Besides worms there's also ameobas in water puddles, areas wit grass, etc, mostly if there's feral dogs, cats, birds or rodents in the area.

That's why vets from here recommend to de-worm at least every 3 months, but you have to keep an eye in them since they can catch parasites at any moment, sometimes they can catch them even in less than a month after a de-worm.


Maybe your boy does has parasites, and his tummy was already sensible from them since before the meal, and he reacted to your stew because of the fiber from the veggies made his stools loose.


And yes is very common for people around here to ask about breeding your dogs and mostly if is pure breed, however not all people have in mind making profit wit the puppies, but because they believe dogs have "sexual necessity" that they "need to have an active sex life or else they will get traumatized and get sick"

This was pushed a lot by old time vets (young vets aren't like that), mostly because if you had a female they will tell you this so she will have a litter and that means more puppies to de-worm, vaccine, tail and ear docking, buying a bag of puppy food from them, etc.. in other words more money for the vet.

I know persons that own female dogs and the vets tell them that if in the second heat she doesn't have puppies then she will catch cancer and die.

Sadly this was ingrained in the minds of many owners when people find out that my dog haven't have sex they think I'm abusing and torturing him , and they tell me he is "suffering and desespered to have sex " and that "if you don't have a female of the same breed you should breed him wit a mutt, he feels sad because he is virgin "

The stuffed dog is spelled "peluche" that is very close

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Well, I have an unfortunate update. My dog really liked the stew I cooked him, but last night he started vomiting all over the floor. He didnt eat again all day so I brought him to the vet in the afternoon. The vet thinks he may have a stomach infection and gave him an injection of antibiotics. I am supposed to bring him back tomorrow for another injection. He has also lost a kilo + since we got here at the beginning of December.

I, of course, got the obligatory DON"T GIVE YOUR DOG HUMAN FOOD lecture and, of course, the vet slammed the Pedigree food that I was giving him as low protein. He also said something that seemed off to me. Shocked that I feed Jasper 4 times a day, he said that he should only be fed once per day! I can't imagine my picky poodle eating just once per day. The amount of food that he would need to eat in that one sitting would cause him to vomit for sure.

How often should I be feeding?

He sold me a bag of Eukanuba and said 200grams once per day.
I feed my poodles twice a day. No way could I get enough calories into them once a day. Also, with standard poodles it is best not to gorge once a day because of the bloat risks. Just smile and nod to the vet and then do whatever you want to do. Four times a day is unnecessary, but no less frequently than twice a day. In the old days, once a day was normal for a dog. In the wild they do eat more like that, but you have a highly domesticated poodle!

Are there any on line sources that ship to Mexico City? I would do that if at all possible. Honestly, Eukanuba is better than Pedigree, but certainly not very good. I used to feed it until I actually READ all the ingredients and protein level.
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How your boy is doing? hopefully he is getting better.
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My baby is all better. We actually returned to Canada so this food issue is now a moot point. He is back on his regular food and gaining his weight back.
Thanks for all the advice.

One thing that I have noticed is that he back to being content with what I feed him. No more longing looks at other people's food.
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I know that one. Since I got Angel on raw, she will look at tidbits and treats like you want me to eat THAT??? Most of the time she could care less about anything other than her wonderful chicken, satin balls or deer. Everything else is just not interesting enough. So I think that must be that she is well fed.
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Happy to know you both are back home

So he is in his previous kibble and eating it like before righ? that's good news.
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Yes, he is eating the exact same food that he was on before we went to Mexico and now he is doing well. He really scared me when he started dropping weight.
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