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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-07-2007, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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Beamer - alergic reaction?

Ok, thought i would post this in the usual spot as it does not look like many people read the home cookcing threads..

I made Beamer some 'stew' last night and fed it to him for dinner..
A few hours later he was napping and started to breath very quickly (like ive seen him do before while dreaming or whatever).

But it did not stop, then we woke him up and he was panting and his toung was hanging out..while still breathing very fast..
We fell back alseep and the same...
This morning he is fine...

Could this be an alergic reaction to something in the stew? possibly the veggies?

Should i not give him anymore of it????

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Ryan, what was in the stew? is there something you can identify as different? It may have just been that he ate too much. since it was soo good. My Vet says food allergies present themselves by rubbing their noses on the ground and scratching. Buy I would certainly watch The Beamer. I am glad he is ok today.




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Gosh, I don't know. I know a food allergy can manifest itself differently, wheezing/shortness of breath, scratching, vomiting, diarrhea. etc. I think I've seen the pant/breathing thing you are talking about once..like she was having a doggie "nightmare", but after I woke up her and took her outside, and then gave her some water, she went back to sleep and slept normally (I think was before homecooked, actually) But, I usually listen to my gut instinct on things.

Why not start simpler? Like just chicken and rice, and then you can add in a veggie here or there and watch for any sensitivities.

I'm glad he is back to normal, that is a good sign. A carrot or celery allergy would be odd, but not unheard of, Did you use organic veggies? (Sorry if you already answered that on the other thread, I haven't looked at it yet)

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No organic veggies.. just the regular stuff..
Everything that is listed in the recipe on the first post is what i used..

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I will go back and edit it...I am just so used to buying organic or cleaning them real good, I don't even think about it.

I'm only buying organic stuff, mostly. A few things weren't available organic, so I washed them with "Fit" (the veggie spray). I mean, part of the reason I am getting away from commercial foods is to get away from the chemicals, preservatives, pesticides, etc. And sadly, that stuff is in alot of human foods, too.

That type of allergy is much easier to avoid.

Oh, did you make my stew or Jonda's? Mine was sirloin, carrots, celery, potatos. Hers had ground meats and more veggies?

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Oh, one more question.

On the veggies, canned, fresh or frozen?

Sorry for all the questions, I'm trying to help you figure out what caused it.

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All the veggies were fresh!
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I think you made Jonda's stew with the ground meat (Mine was in the other thread with the diced sirloin steak)

That stew sound wonderful, and i do plan on making it...but it has alot more veggies in it that he might not be used to eating.

My best advice is to go slow and simple and work up. When he used to eating various veggies and meats, it will be easier for him to digest it.

Just keep the ratio in mind to use 40% protein (meat) 30% carb/starch (rice, potato, oats, etc) and 30% veggies/fruit

But after his reaction, go even simpler..Chicken and brown rice, and then add carrot, and then carrot/celery, etc. And when you introduce a new veggie, make sure you do it *solo*, to watch for a reaction.

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Hi Kara.. thanks for the advice.. I will strat going slow like u suggest..

Ofcourse i'm not even certain if last night has anything to even do with the stew he ate for dinner.. The only way to be certain is to give him some again and see what happends?? but I'm not sure if i want to do that???

What do u think?
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Umm.....I would throw some seasonings in it and eat it for dinner!

Honestly, I would follow my instinct, if you think he reacted to the stew, then I wouldn't give him anymore.

But I'm curious to hear what others think?

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