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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-30-2006, 03:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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So Lady is 10 years old she will bee 11 on march 3rd. We recently changed her food I was trying to get my mom to get some natural type food but instead she got Iams Lamb and rice on Jan 13. She got sick in the car probably on Friday. Then a few days prior she ate a cotten swab thing that i used to take off makeup (this might have been friday morning). Now my mom thinks she peed on the bed. I dont think it was pee i smelt it, it didnt smell like pee and it actually hand littly yellow dots like she might have gotten sick and reate her food. My mom says she been drinking more water and shes been getting sick like the last week. I think its cause my mom changed the food and it might be more salty. I think that we might just have to go back to purina (cause thats whats she has eaten her whole life i dont think her tummy can handle change). But get the stuff for seniors. Please let me know what you think. My mom thinks it might be diabetes i dont think its that. All these things started happening when we changed her food and when my dad left for SD and i moved home with the cat.
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I'm no expert, but with that much change going on around her, it might be stressing her out. Try putting her back on her regular food, and give her time to settle down??


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I'm no expert, but with that much change going on around her, it might be stressing her out. Try putting her back on her regular food, and give her time to settle down??
also if you try to change her food again...wait until the bag of her normal stuff is getting low and then start slowly mixing some of the new stuff in. A little more each day until all she is eating is the new stuff. That way their system has time to adjust. That's what the vet told me to do with my dog.
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Ditto to what Mal and wellahart said.

Also, if it is diabetes then their breath has a bit of a different smell to it due to the ketones. It's a fruity smell in humans and I think it's similar in dogs.


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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-04-2006, 11:22 PM
 
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You could run some blood tests to know whats going on, if she has diabetes she will need special care, so its important that you know for sure.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-06-2006, 03:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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She seems to be ok now... We gave her senior food... no more problems as of yet...
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-06-2006, 10:55 AM
 
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I was going to recommend senior food, I've had fox on it since she was 9 (now 12) and it realy helped her tummy which was starting to get sensitive.
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when they are that age i'd say if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Keep her on her regular food.

It can't hurt to get her tested for other things too just in case.
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Drinking a lot of water and vomiting can also be a sign of kidney disease. Senior dog diets are formulated so that they are easier on the kidneys than regular adult dog food.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-07-2006, 03:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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She seems to be ok, she stopped getting sick i really think it was the food my mom bought. Shes able to get outside now. Shes a trooper!
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