It may be a ploy, but perhaps she also has a residual dry throat &/or headache and knows dry food would aggravate it. Eating dry food takes more energy, too, and her stamina is probably not near what it was, so the canned wet food helps with energy conservation, as well as some fluids and obviously, nutrition. And it probably smells better, too.For the first time since this started she ate tonight. She was holding out for canned food . She usually eats dried. This seems like a ploy to get canned food lol. Sneaky girl lol. J/k.
I only gave her about 1/4 of the can though. If she holds it down i will give her more later. She hasnt eaten in a few days so i dont want to overwhelm her system.
I keep wet food in the house. Usually its a treat. Same with the cat. But if thats whats she wants to eat, i will keep getting it for her. if i realized she would only eat ribeye, then she will get that 100% of the time lol. But if shes ever actually tricking me ....back to the regular food. She keeps walking to her regular spot to eat and walks away. I think shes too dizzy still.It may be a ploy, but perhaps she also has a residual dry throat &/or headache and knows dry food would aggravate it. Eating dry food takes more energy, too, and her stamina is probably not near what it was, so the canned wet food helps with energy conservation, as well as some fluids and obviously, nutrition. And it probably smells better, too.
You could put a few pieces of the dry food in with the wet & see when she is starting to get ready to eat the dry food again. I did that with Kitty Baby when she was recovering from a snake bite. She couldn't tolerate the hard chewing at all (bitten on the face) for some time, but when she stopped leaving the few bits of dry food in the bowl, I knew she was tolerating dry food again.
So glad to read she chased after a possum' wonderful improvement from your 1st post. yayShe is done with the pills, thank goodness. Slowly she is getting to some sort of normal. Still has a really bad head tilt though, which i think is throwing her balance off. I tried holding her head to the left but it obviously makes her dizzy.
Last night i let her out to pee, and there was a huge possum standing on my stoop. Right at the door! Abby went to chase it, i freaked out cause she cant hear me calling her. Then she fell over, dum dum lol. Playtime over.
Still wont eat out of her bowl, and still no dried food. I tried mixing some wet food with the dry, and like the pills, she managed to leave just the dry food on the plate. Bugger. The wet food she gobbles up so im not sure whats going on. I tried tough love and left the dry food only, she ignored it so i gave in.
I know it sounds selfish, but i really hate the wet food lol. Its disgusting. I was fortunate in adopting a dog that was on a dry food diet. Maybe shes taking the opportunity to protest lol.
How's your pupper doing? Catahoulas are tough dogs. Did she come around?Vet said shes not ruling out a stroke, but gave her meds for vertigo. Said its more common in older dogs than stroke is. She said that as soon as she saw abby she was 99% sure of it and it should clear up in a few days. If not then she will revisit stroke.
we just got home. She got a shot of the vertigo meds at the office and i have pills to give after. She already seems a little better... walking around like a drunk dog. She keeps walking in circles to the right. But at least she is walking, yesterday she wasnt.
And she got a pedicure while she was there lol. The office fell in love with her
The best thing to do with glass like that is to wrap/tape it up in a paper bag or newspaper and mark clearly on the paper that there is glass inside and place in your regular garbage bin, not recycle. Some municipalities do recycle broken glass (depending on the type of glass), but it is a hazard to the handler and many don't.Bad Dog!! I dunno, I guess she is feeling her oats with me lately. Now that she is starting to get back to normal, she is being so bad!! Same sweet doggie, but really testing me.
Keeps digging through the trash. Ate half my sandwich the other night. Chasing the cat...
Yesterday I woke up, the glass table top for my coffee table is smashed on the ground. It was big and heavy, and still in pieces on the floor because I had to go to work. I don't even know what to do with it all. Some of the pieces are huge and frankly I am afraid of them LOL. And I came home from work this morning to trash all over the kitchen and dining room again.
I don't know...can I put this glass in the recycle bin? Its a huge trash can, but not sure if the city will appreciate it LOL.
I guess not a bad thing considering that I thought she was going to die last month, but she is acting like a big bad puppy LOL.
Do you have a box large enough to put the bigger pieces in? You could put on eye protection, wear heavy gloves and break the glass inside the box to contain the smaller pieces. I'm happy your girl is feeling better, but sorry she is going through a naughty streak.A friend of mine suggested breaking it down with a hammer. I am not sure I am comfortable with that either....