Originally Posted by Deniztokcan
I've read back through this thread a couple of times now and the first thing that sticks out in my head is all the changes in so short a time. I understand that you are worried about Cappu and you need to do what's best for him but you have to slow down a little bit. Nothing that you are doing, or will do in the future will have immediate results. So relax a little ok?
If he is doing great on chicken and rice then keep him on chicken and rice. There is no law that says you have to feed him kibble. I'll admit it's MUCH easier to just measure out a cup and dump it in a bowl but cooking for him yourself doesn't take much time either.
at 10 pounds his diet should be 28% protein, 17% fat. Chicken is low fat so you will need to add either chicken fat or unsalted butter to his rice. Try this recipe:
1/4 pound (1/2 cup) regular fat ground beef, chicken, turkey or pork
2 3/4 cups cooked brown rice
2 large eggs
1/4 cup cooked, diced carrots
2 Tablespoons Safflower Oil or any 3-6-9 oil blend
2 Tablespoons fresh diced parsley
1/2 clove minced Garlic
You can either serve this raw or bake in the over for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. If you're going to serve it raw you can mix all of the other ingredients and add the raw meat right before you feed him. You don't want to mix it all together and serve the raw meat when it's old and exposed to air for too long.
This is enough to feed a 10 pound dog twice a day for 4 days and will meet all of his nutritional needs. Since he is only 4 months old, I would feed him 3 times a day. His system has been through hell lately, what you never want to do it let his digestive juices have nothing to do. 3 small meals a day plus a snack at bedtime should stop the throwing up. I normally give yogurt or cottage cheese as a bedtime snack but you aren't sure if he is allergic to dairy. Maybe a couple vanilla wafers will make him happy.
If you plan to homecook for him you will have to add a multivitamin. You can buy Centrum for kids or individual supplements. Make sure whatever vitamins you give him include beta carotene. The body converts beta carotene into usable vitamin A so do not add other A supplements. To boost his immune system, and I really think you should, add a coQ10 supplement. You can safely give him 2mg per pound twice a day. Just drop the pill into his food, he will eat it and not even realize it (much better than shoving it down his throat) He should also get vitamin C but in food rather than a pill. Does he eat oranges? You can give him a couple of orange slices as a treat.
I hope this helps. I'm with everyone else on the new vet idea. Even if for no other reason than a second opinion. Do you have a holistic vet near you? They're a little more expensive than regular vets but worth it if you can find one.