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Fergus had his stitches out

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Cazz enigma, Jan 20, 2012.


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    Cazz enigma PetForums Member

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    All clear for Fergus today, so stitches out, no more cone, and he can walk off lead now too :D

    Also after being concerned about his lack of weight gain, after a week of increasing his food, he's gone from 6.4kilos to 7.2 so really pleased :D

    Asked vet for advice on his coat, as he always looks really scruffy, his coat never comes up a nicely as Finnleys after a good brush. Vet said its very dry, maybe add oils to his food may help. Anyone any ideas on a good one I can try?
     
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    These are the ones vet suggested, but didnt have in stock

    Yumela - Viacutan - Etavet (not sure if last spelt right, can't read his writing)
     
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    Cazz enigma PetForums Member

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    They were on Symply puppy, turkey and rice.
    Now on Burgess puppy. Which seems to agree with them nicely, and with Fergus's weight gain.
    Sardines :eek: hubby would have to do as I can't even look at fish lol.
    Think he would be too small for a whole tin? How much, and would a introduce a small amount at a time, in case it upsets his stomach.
     
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    Just looked at the fish4dogs link.. Has anyone tried this one. Seems really good, the one at the vets if I ordered it would be £30 for dispenser.
     
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    I wouldn’t say a whole tin would be too much for most dogs, but its down to your dog maybe he is a little small for a whole tin. The sardine tins I get are pretty small (maybe 2 tablespoons?), I feed two a day but then I would feed more if my dog had any allergies or skin issues (I don’t have much experience with small dogs however)

    I would say definitely start slow if your dog has a delicate stomach, I would start with a teaspoonful a day and see how he goes.

    I haven’t tried the fish for dogs oil personally, but I've heard lots of good things. I feel the stuff the vets prescribe can be overpriced and from reading online reviews of some of the names you mention, I would say fish or coconut oil would be just as good. :)

    Edit// Make sure you buy sardines in fresh water, not oil or brine.
     
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    Ok lovely, I will give it a try.
     
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