TRIPAWDS: Home to 20068 Members and 2005 Blogs.
HOME » NEWS » BLOGS » FORUMS » CHAT » YOUR PRIVACY » RANDOM BLOG

Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat

Tripawds is the place to learn how to care for a three legged dog or cat, with answers about dog leg amputation, and cat amputation recovery from many years of member experiences.
JUMP TO FORUMS

Join The Tripawds Community

Learn how to help three legged dogs and cats in the forums below. Browse and search as a guest or register for free and get full member benefits:

  • Instant post approval.
  • Private messages to members.
  • Subscribe to favorite topics.
  • Live Chat and much more!

REGISTER   |   LOG IN

Be More DogWhat does it mean to Be More Dog?

Find out in Be More Dog: Learning to Live in the Now by Tripawds founders Rene and Jim. Learn life lessons learned from their Chief Fun Officer Jerry G. Dawg! Get the book and find fun gifts in the Be More Dog Bookstore.

Please consider registering
Guest
Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_PrintTopic sp_TopicIcon-c
healthy weight loss food/diet
sp_NewTopic Add Topic
Member Since:
2 March 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
16 May 2011 - 12:16 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

This is Polly's aunt (perhaps) writing  about her need for a healthy weight loss diet.  She is 16 mos. post amputation and chemo.  However, she needs to lose about 15 lbs.  We tried the forum homemade weight loss diet but she refused.  We have been feeding Taste of the Wild since but know that it can not be a weight loss diet.  My mother, Polly's mother, needs a canned and/or dry food Healthy, weight loss diet. 

WYO
Member Since:
10 February 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
16 May 2011 - 1:16 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

What does your vet recommend? Bud is on science diet R&D. Dry kibble

 For treats he likes apples, strawberries, green beans and asparagaus

He has gone from 103 lbs to 82lbs last we checked in

Member Since:
2 March 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
16 May 2011 - 1:19 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Thank you.  We haven't asked him since trying the homemade diet from here.  Plan to. 

On The Road


Member Since:
24 September 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4
16 May 2011 - 2:01 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Be sure to check out Trouble's Canine Reducing Diet, it sure worked for her. You'll find more diet recommendations in the Tripawds Nutrition blog. Above all, immediately stop giving any commercial treats – try feeding green beans or fresh fruit to reward your pup!

FYI: DogFoodAdvisor gave Hill’s Prescription Diet R/D Canine (Dry) 2 out of 5 stars. whatever

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
tripawds.com | tripawds.org | bemoredog.net | triday.pet

Member Since:
2 March 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
5
16 May 2011 - 2:29 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Thanks.  Trouble's diet was the one that Polly refused for in any combination.  She didn't like the vegetables.  She will eat the meat and cottage cheese. 

My heart lives at Rainbow Bridge
Member Since:
28 November 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
6
16 May 2011 - 3:43 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

That's a shame - Trouble loved the veggies.  I actually started her out with kibble and green beans, but it wasn't doing the trick.

I will throw this in - I used the Natural Balance reducing kibble and it really piled the pounds on.  After that is when I used the reducing diet.

Good luck, it is a challenge to find what works for you.

Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
The November Five - Spirits Max, Cherry, Tika, Trouble & Nova. 11/2008 - 3/2013 An era ends as Queen Nova crossed the Bridge.

Portage Lake, Maine
Member Since:
8 December 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
7
17 May 2011 - 6:25 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

I'll throw this in for ideas.  I feed Honest Kitchen foods to my dogs.  One of the diets, Verve, is low fat and your dog WILL loose weight on it.  It is a grained food but whole grains and not too high in carbs.  I do feed it on occasion for a change.  If you add meat to it, that increases the fat/protein content if the dog looses too much weight on it.

 

Tracy, Maggie's Mom

Maggie was amputated for soft tissue sarcoma 10-20-09

Maggie lost her battle with kidney disease on 8-24-13

http://maggie.t.....t-24-2013/

Forum Timezone: America/Denver
Most Users Ever Online: 946
Currently Online: oliviajone781
Guest(s) 86
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1184
Members: 14977
Moderators: 2
Admins: 3
Forum Stats:
Groups: 4
Forums: 23
Topics: 17566
Posts: 244805
Administrators: admin, jerry, Tripawds
Moderators: betaman, krun15
Tripawds is brought to you by Tripawds.
HOME » NEWS » BLOGS » FORUMS » CHAT » YOUR PRIVACY » RANDOM BLOG