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    Some of you may remember that Linus had totally unnecessary surgery for a blockage that did not exist!! That was a few weeks ago. During that time of recovery he lost a lot of weight. About 2-3lb. I pride myself on keeping my fur-kids lean and muscular. So a 2lb weight loss is not something Linus could really afford to have!!

    So we upped the Fromm a bit and kept his home cooked portion the same. We started that on Monday because we both were unhappy with his shape. I can still see his spine.

    Yesterday afternoon (thurs), he had sickness and diahorrea again!! So I gave him some pepto and he didn't get fed last night. He did have a second dose of pepto last night and we've had no symptoms since. To be on the safe side he had a third dose this morning with the bland diet. He did poop this morning but it was still dark and I couldn't see. But I wiped his bum when he came in and it appears it was a solid one!!!

    I don't know what caused this latest outbreak. Maybe we increased the Fromm too much. He did have a soft boiled whole egg with his dinner on Weds night so maybe his tummy couldn't handle it???? I also cooked up a batch of oat,peanut butter and banana cookies for them all. He had one as a treat on weds too.

    I guess my question is this. I am convinced that cutting open his stomach and part of his intestines may have affected him permanently. I truly believe now that I am going to have to watch his food and keep it easily digestible for the rest of his life. But I need to put weight on him and boost his immune system naturally without giving him high fat foods. Hope that makes sense!!! What can I add to his home cooked food that can do that??

    I will take any ideas but am going to tag our resident food goddesses @cowsmom and @Twice

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    karen I am on my phone n have to work today but I will answer this tonight. hang in there dear

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    I think your right it did do something permanently wrong to him. Poor guy I Love Linus. I still can't believe they did that to him. What if a straight 2 weeks on hamburger & rice?

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    I am of no use here just want to send good thoughts your was hoping Linus feels better soon. Harlea sends hugs and puppy kisses too.

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    so sorry about linus and his tummy. i would add some dairy to his diet. Lola eats lots of string cheese and high fat cheddar. string cheese for treats, and cheddar for Benadryl now, but we used to have to put shredded cheese on all kibble meals for her to eat.

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    Bacon was a little skinny and I added hard boiled eggs to his Fromm and he filled out pretty quick

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    Awe sweet Linus! I'm soooo glad he's doing better but so sad he ever had to go through this in the first place.

    After Yunas obstruction I put her on Fromm puppy until she got her weight back up. She looked sooooo thin. It seemed to have easily added the weight over just a couple of weeks. But since he seems so touchy right now I'm not sure. Maybe just 1/4 Fromm puppy and the rest his normal kibble? Since his tummy is do sensitive I'd hate to give him too many add ins.

    I do also think part of yunas weight loss was a certain amount of body fluids gone too. Although she wasn't too dehydrated all that throwing up had to have impact on it. Could also be why she gained it back so quickly.
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    Well I'm just sending love & prayers for you & Linus.


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    I have heard that rescues use canned pumpkin often to help put weight on. Plus it is good for his poo anyhow. Wouldn't know how much tho specifically for weight increase.

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    ive already talked to karen about this just so ya know

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    He threw up again last night ....... but it had a piece of wood in it .... he's been at the log pile AGAIN!!!

    We have him on the bland diet and even though his poop is soft it does have shape!!!


    So I"m going to keep him on white rice, soft food and pumpkin for the weekend and see how we do during the week.

    Thanks to @cowsmom and @Twice for their input ... I'm going to get him back on his half Fromm and half home cooked. Then I"m going to add sweet potato and mashed up pinto beans to get some weight on him, and also increase his Fromm a bit.

    Then I have some plain yogurt to start adding in for the probiotic effect on his stomach.

    NO more treats and no more egg shells from now on.

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    Sounds like he is getting a little better, now to keep him from eating wood!! Well that would be like me keeping Vegas from eating sand.......not going to happen!!

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