Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: North Carolina
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My tiny girl had a very bad bout of this, she got sick while being boarded at the Vet we know why her's happened and do not expect anymore problems as her breed is not known to have problems with this. Any dog can get it but some breeds more then others. Many cases can be traced back to fatty foods, table scraps are the biggest trigger, foods such bacon, ham, fat cut of steaks and mixed in food, cheese, these are all things are dogs love but just like us they are bad for them. Even some dog foods and treats high in fat. The best thing you can do is to feed a good quality food low in fat, treats that are low fat and eliminate most table foods. We do a lot of entertaining although my guys do not beg, guests always want to feed...the cute puppies...I give them a "talk" no human food and I show them the treats I have in a glass canister on the counter. I tell them to feel free if you get the urge to feed these.
The Vet traced my girls problem to 2 bags 0.45 freeze dried liver treats over a two day period, if they had read the bag it clearly said equals 1.8 ounces of real liver that is just two rich for a 6 pound dog. A vendor gave these samples to the kennel staff and they thought there small size was more suited to her tiny size then the larger treats I sent.
I hope both you and Henry never have to go through this again.
Robbie, Boo Boo, Yogi, and Misty's human.
Poohkey miss you, monkey.