Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I Want Fat ~~~ AND PLENTY OF IT !!!

We have now joined the ranks of other canines who eat that *chow*  in a can and the dry morsels in a bag..
We're eating food made especially for dogs and it's all Ollie's fault.

Since the pet food scare in April of 2007, Mom has been cooking for me and I had always been given a clean bill of health.  Ollie came along eating his Natural Balance and  decided that he liked my homemade delicacies better.  So, it was home-cooked meals for two furkids.

Last week, Ollie got really sick. The blood test revealed that he had pancreatitis and the doctor recommended rather firmly that it would be beneficial for BOTH of us if we stopped eating the
homemade meals ~~~ too much fat in our diets.

Here's  picture of Ollie at the doctor's office.  He doesn't look sick to me.  He's finishing up his medication, feels a lot better and has to get another blood test in two weeks.   Mom still has to feed us separately.  Ollie always checks to see what's on MY plate and tries to finish it first, and then eats his own serving.  What's his is his and what's mine is his too ~~~ or so he thinks.

We did some research and discovered  that the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is one of  four canine breeds found to have an increased risk for chronic pancreatitis. The other breeds are the Cocker Spaniels, Collies, and Boxers.

This is the food which is now being served.

Here is a rare picture of me eating dry dog  food from a plate. I  prefer eating the dry straight off the floor. It must be the dust ball flavoring.
I think I'm adapting  to a different diet better than I ever expected. Ollie, of course, eats anything. The Natural Balance chicken is actually better than Mom's cuisine.

Speaking of slop . . .

We got this picture from Tegan's blog.  Mom absolutely adores Paula Deen recipes despite the fact that
 they're a cardiologist's nightmare. (A pound of butter, 5 cups of heavy cream, 2 cups of sugar . . .)

Here's a recent picture of us.  I'm laughing at Ollie's girly pink bandage. 


Jessica said...

Ollie and his girly pink bandage. ha =)

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Poor Ollie! I hope he is feeling better soon. Too bad you had to back to DOG can come over for our Sunday feasting get togethers any time you get a craving for some nice braised chicken with rice and veggies or something from the grill.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Thanks to your mom for the heads up on the Iguana Den site and the Iguana Talk forum. We visited both and Mom joined the forum. She is emailing a couple of contacts she found on the site and hopefully we will get some other experienced opinions/ideas. Thanks for watching over us!

Lorenza said...

I hope the new food helps Ollie to get better!
My mom loves Paula too! But she says that just watching her cooking... makes her gain weight!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

You should talk mom into a mom and us kids day where you just hang out together, take walks and eat treats (and maybe squeeze in a cool nap) feels Soooo good!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

No homecooked food EVER? FOREVER? Ouch...I thought this was a temporary thing until Oliver's tummy got more stable. Is there anyone I can write to to protest on your behalf? Any agency you want me to call? Can I send you chicken in an envelope?

Cappy the Eskie said...

I hope it's a temporary thing. Ollie is feeling much better now and we're both eating dog food (wet and dry) and neither one of us is starving.

I was planning to contact the ASPCA and request an investigation by a social worker.