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Treats to help give pills
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29 September 2011 - 3:33 pm
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With thanks to Spirit Maxie’s mom I tried her idea of a mush to get pills down . Zip was getting harder to pill because of the stomach upset from the chemo so along with her diarrhea problem from the same source I came up with this and all the dogs but especially Zip loved it.

The Good Lady's  Mush

1 bag dried dehydrated turkey or chicken-[found at pet store ]

half cup of pumpkin -NOT pumpkin pie mix

1/3 cup sweet potato flour-I got mine at William-Sonoma but a whole food or health food store would also carry it

1 T oil,  I used coconut oil so it didn’t bother her pancreas

organic beef broth

 

Put turkey in blender to make a flour. Place all ingredients in sauce pan EXCEPT beef broth. With burner on low, stir all together and add enough broth to make it mushy similar to playdough but not as smooth. Should hold together and be able to make little balls with it.

Refrigerate and keep covered. Pinch off what you need at pilling time.

This can be modified anyway your dog or cat’s diet needs it to be. This was easy on her kidneys and liver and helped her diarrhea. Sometimes I added FortiFlora to help her intestines get back the good stuff. I also think she liked the coolness of it on her throat. Avoid regular flour if  possible.

May this be a blessing to all who need it.

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29 September 2011 - 7:11 pm
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Excellent recipe!!!  We never had trouble in this area but who knows what the future holds!

Her Retired AvatarComet - 1999 to 2011

She departed us unexpectedly  January 23, 2011 at the age of 12 1/2.

She was born with a deformed front leg and a tripawd all of her life.

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30 September 2011 - 12:08 am
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Would coconut flour work, too? I was just thinking that if a pup was having diarrhea, sweet potato flour might add more fiber than needed. Coconut flour might add the necessary thickeners without any of the fiber.

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~ ~ Rio ~ ~
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April 2000 – January 20, 2012
Diagnosed with Mast Cell Cancer in June 2007. Left rear leg amputated Feb. 8, 2011.
Mets discovered Aug. 31, 2011. Read more of Rio's story here.

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30 September 2011 - 9:08 am
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Oh, or what about almond flour? I suppose that would work too, no? I have some of that in the house, so would just need to get the dehydrated turkey/chicken.

I’m guessing Abby would love this!

Thanks for the recipe!

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30 September 2011 - 6:46 pm
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The almond flour would be great also! Being a gluten-free human this all sounds good enough to try myself!

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