Pets and Food Poisoning

Terrie Cogswell
 


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Do you own a pet, (preferably a dog, because that's what this article relates to) that ended up ill because of the tainted pet food and survived it? I do. According to the vet, there isn't really a whole lot that they can do, except to try and help your animal remain stronger, to help fight the illness.

Out of two dogs, I only had one of them effected by this harmful pet food, and I don't see how she survived it. I'm guessing because she was always pretty strong to begin with. Anyway, my dog had a loss of appetite, wanted to drink way more than usual, and when she did eat, it usually came back up. She had also lost about 30% of her hair, and her weight dropped from 75 pounds to 50 pounds. She was never overweight; she's just a large dog which had a lot of muscle tone, and very active and fit.

After surviving all of this, she had hardly no muscle tone at all, wobbled when she stood and walked, and slept most of the day with no interest in activity. Unbelievably, my dog is on the road to recovery, and seems to be doing much better, with a few changes I made on my own.

I am not a veterinarian, and would never claim to be. I am simply a pet owner who loves my pets like they are my children, and willing to give anything a try to help them. This may or may no work for your dog, but it has been working wonders for mine. Here is what I did:

I switched over to a known, safe, dry dog food, to help soak up some of the extra acids in her stomach. I purchased some children's pedialite to add to her water, and also some doggie vitamins. For each of her meals, I cooked up about ½ cup of rice, and put it in the bowl with her dry food. The starch in the rice would help her gain some of her weight back. Then I alternately cooked up some bacon drippings and chicken skins, and added those to the bowl of food as well. The bacon drippings and chicken skins help with the dogs coat and skin, adding a little extra oil to it.

I had begun to notice changes with the dog in about 1 week. After 3 weeks, she was almost back to her self again. At a month and a half, it's almost hard to tell that the dog was so ill. She is eating, drinking, holding everything down, her vitality is just about back to normal, and there are only minute traces of hair loss. I will still have to watch her very closely, because I was told that this poisoning effects the liver. But for now, it's looking pretty good.

This article has been submitted in affiliation with http://www.PetLovers.Com/ which is a site for Pets .

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