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10 August 2019 - 2:27 pm
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I hope the appetite stimulant works.

The only time I’ve ever had to put weight on one of my dogs was when TriPug Maggie was dealing with renal failure, kidney issues make a dog not want to eat at all.  The only thing that she would eat consistently was Merrick canned food, I can’t remember the exact one she liked, I might be able to find it in her records.

She wouldn’t eat from a bowl either, I had to puree it and feed her with a syringe but at least I could get some food into her.

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

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              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo

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10 August 2019 - 6:36 pm
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Thankfully his kidneys are good.

He ate tonight! It was only half a dinner, but it’s a good start.

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10 August 2019 - 7:33 pm
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YESSS! What was the magic ingredient tonight?

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10 August 2019 - 7:49 pm
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His appetite stimulant. It was plain kibble. I wish I’d gotten it sooner.

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10 August 2019 - 8:04 pm
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YAAAAAY FOR APPETITE  STIMULANTS!!!!   KEEP ON CHOWING DOWN SO YOU CAN FATTEN UP HANDSOME!!😀😁

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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10 August 2019 - 9:12 pm
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Wow. He ate a lot tonight. At least for him. I hope we can finally get him eating two meals a day. Now fingers crossed his wbc is up from the antibiotics, so he can get chemo Wednesday. 

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10 August 2019 - 9:48 pm
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Sorry- I didn’t mean to imply that he had kidney issues. I just meant that when Maggie didn’t have an appetite she would eat Merrick canned food.

All paws crossed that he keeps eating!

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

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11 August 2019 - 5:41 am
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It’s fine. I didn’t think you meant that.

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11 August 2019 - 11:18 am
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My vet put my little dog on ENTYCE when he wasn’t eating. He started eating in 2 days.

As Sally said “fresh pet”. All my dogs love the fresh pet that comes in a log.

Hope he starts eating soon!

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Yes. I bought the Fresh Pet. I haven’t had to use it. The pill seems to be working. He’s eaten a few meals since last night. I’ve only needed plain kibble. I’m hopeful he can put some muscle back on. 

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Look at those gorgeous  pups!!!    I think I can see Riot’s tummy starting to “chunk up” aleady… almost!!!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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They’re good boys. I’m hoping to see a pound or two gained at his chemo redo on Wednesday. 



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I just got caught up with this post and am happy to see the stimulant is helping. The only suggestion I had to offer was hand-feeding kibbles. My cat Mona had kidney problems and was losing weight. Since I started hand-feeding many times a day she has just about gained the weight back. The only problem is that she now wakes me up at 2:00 am for a feeding! I oblige of course. smiley5

I hope your dog gains the weight needed to keep him healthy.

Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona

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Thank you. I would do the same thing if it meant he would eat. For whatever reason, if he is off his food, it doesn’t matter how we present it. Eating is still a no go. He ate again last night. Nothing yet from what I’ve heard, but I’ll ask after work. I know he’s had a few treats, and calories are calories. I’m probably going to cut up some Fresh Pet tonight, and add a bit to his kibble if he likes it.

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Riot has eaten dinner for three nights now. That’s the longest stretch in more than a month. I haven’t tried the Fresh Pet yet, but I will. Can’t have it go to waste. He has his chemo redo tomorrow. Fingers crossed his wbc has gone up enough with the antibiotics that he can get it. He’s been in good spirits. I hate taking him to the vet, as it always knocks him back again.

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