Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Feeding the Seniors

  1. #1
    Newbie Natalie Angstadt's Avatar
    Country
    Usa
    Posts
    13
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Hooligan
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Red face Feeding the Seniors

    Hello,
    Hooligan is my 12yo boy and right now, I cook for him. He gets 50% protein(it's fish as he cannot tolerate chicken And we didn't try another protein yet) 25% carb (we like sweet potato) and 25% veggie (squash, spinach). I also throw some blueberries in as well.

    He has DJD all over. He's had shockwave treatments, platelet rich plasma injections, cold laser therapy, and goes to acupuncture. His acupuncture vet is also his nutritionist. Recently he has lost 3lbs in a week and while we are going to do bloodwork to rule out anything major, we're working on increasing his calories.

    i added 1egg a day, some evoo. He gets 1 banana a day. I just think what i cook is so low fat/low cal. We upped from 2 to 3 cups over the course of the day. He is a taller bulldog and currently weighs 51. I'd like him at 55. He has a waist but its just a little too girlish for my liking.

    i like what I've read about Fromm's. do you think I should supplement any of that in? He developed a very sensative stomach last November and diet change and cooked meals have healed the belly.

    all advice greatly appreciated!

  2. #2
    I'm not OCD....now who moved my bulldog? I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    2BullyMama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Christine
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Gilbertsville, PA
    Posts
    40,183
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lambeau, Chelios (Frenchie), Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014)
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    11518

    Default Re: Feeding the Seniors

    I tagged some of our raw and holistic members to help you
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    There is a part of your heart not alive until a bulldog has entered your lif
    e.

    Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
    Thank you for all the love, fun and teachings




  3. #3
    Member of Bulldog Addicts Anonymous Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    RiiSi's Avatar
    Real Name
    Riikka
    Country
    Finland
    Location
    Sysmä
    Posts
    4,709
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Voitto, Taisto, Kylli and Angel-Usko
    Likes (Received)
    2626

    Default Re: Feeding the Seniors

    I definedly would add a lot of fat in to the diet and if fish is the only protein source then different types of fish. Also a multivitamin is in order if you don't give any organs or bone. Egg is good and give with shell. Are the veggies cooked, pureed or how do you prepare them?

  4. #4
    Newbie Natalie Angstadt's Avatar
    Country
    Usa
    Posts
    13
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Hooligan
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Feeding the Seniors

    Quote Originally Posted by RiiSi View Post
    I definedly would add a lot of fat in to the diet and if fish is the only protein source then different types of fish. Also a multivitamin is in order if you don't give any organs or bone. Egg is good and give with shell. Are the veggies cooked, pureed or how do you prepare them?
    He takes calcium supplements, taurine, lots of herbs, fish oil, platinum performance, actistatin or Dasuquin. We have everyting charted and graphed!

    I put the veggies in the crock pot and cook them down, then purée them all together.

  5. #5
    Newbie Natalie Angstadt's Avatar
    Country
    Usa
    Posts
    13
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Hooligan
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Feeding the Seniors

    Forgot to add his acupuncturist did recommend organ meat but I've been so gun shy to do it. I better get over it

Remove Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •