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Old 02-16-2013, 10:42 AM
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I took Ivan to the vet today. I'm a little worried since the last time he went to the vet (Dec. 6, 2012) he was 96lbs. Today he weighs 95.8lbs. No weight gain at all in so much time. It worries me since he's so young and should be growing like a weed, plus seeing how big he is (head size, height, breeds) he should be much bigger than what he is.

His gut is a wreck, the vet said it sounds like a washing machine, just churning and most likely inflamed. He gave some medications for that. I want to give Ivan satin balls to help with his weight and nourishment but was thinking maybe I should wait until his gut is back to normal. It might be too much of a shock for him just yet.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:17 PM
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i would steer clear of all the wheat and chemical crap in satin balls. what kind of food is he on, in general? if you want to see any weight gain i would just get some fatty scraps (most butchers can save you the fat they cut off of beef or pork as its just trash for them anyway) and give like half a lb a day of that

definitely get his ibs under control first tho, or youll get canon butt no matter what you do.
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:20 PM
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Has he had a fecal check done recently?

We had a pup come to work for a visit and he wasn't gaining weight properly. Owner finally brought in a stool sample and the pup ended up having whipworm and one other parasite (can't remember what).

If he is having gastrointestinal upset, that could definitely be contributing to his lack of weight gain.
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:36 PM
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Ivan was vet checked before he came here. He's UTD with vaccines and was dewormed multiple times.
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i wonder if chicken and rice and broth would be "monoingredient" enough to calm his gut enough....

or maybe tripe? because of the enzymes? *rubs chin* but its not necessarily that his gut flora are lacking, its just irritated, yes?
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Ivan was vet checked before he came here. He's UTD with vaccines and was dewormed multiple times.
Well, depending on what he was dewormed with, me may still be harboring a parasite. Generic dewormers don't cover everything, so unless he had a fecal check done to see what parasites (if any) he was harboring, the deworming may have been ineffective.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:48 PM
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I'm just going by what was told to me by the shelter and by the vet paperwork that came with Ivan; all animals were dewormed but the paperwork doesn't specify with what.

I guess I could take in a sample next week.
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