Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dog Health Care


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-02-2013, 12:27 AM
Southpaw's Avatar
Southpaw Southpaw is online now
orange iguanas.
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 7,197
Default Satin balls??

Okay I had decided I wasn't going to stress about Juno's weight, but I can't do it anymore. I can't handle being able to see/feel vertebrae.

This is 2 days ago:


This is where she was a year ago, and this is what I want her back to!


Seeing those 2 photos together is almost disgusting to me. She looks like hell.

SO. I've heard about satin balls a billion times. Someone explain them to me and what to do with them. If they are even something I should try with her. I've seen tons of recipes online but don't know which one to use or WHAT to do after they are made lol.
__________________
And if all of it is for naught, well at least I took a shot

Juno 2009 :: Happy 2000 :: Lucy 2006 :: Cajun 2013
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-02-2013, 12:44 AM
SpringerLover's Avatar
SpringerLover SpringerLover is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: B-ville
Posts: 3,236
Default

We ALL need things to stress about, right?

But... I feel like if she wasn't standing roach backed it wouldn't be obvious? Those pictures aren't really comparable...? Do you have one of her standing square like she is in the second picture, to compare to?
__________________
Megan and the Aroha English Springer Spaniels
To Infinity and Beyond! ARCH URO1 UCD Buzz NAC NCC S-NJC O-TN-N TG-N WV-N RL2 RLVX RN ThD CGC 5/4/1998-5/20/2014
The Hallway Monitor Bailey VCD1 RE NAC NCC TN-N CGC 14 years
Puzzle Piece Gabby RLV 8 years
ESRA foster Diego 12 years
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-02-2013, 01:06 AM
Southpaw's Avatar
Southpaw Southpaw is online now
orange iguanas.
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 7,197
Default

She's standing silly, but her spine is obvious regardless of stance =/ I don't have any recent ones of her standing square (it's not her natural pose lol), but as far as a "condition I like better" photo, this one is probably the closest I can get in order to compare silly stance to silly stance:



She's just always had a well concealed spine... it never used to announce its presence so loudly!
__________________
And if all of it is for naught, well at least I took a shot

Juno 2009 :: Happy 2000 :: Lucy 2006 :: Cajun 2013
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-02-2013, 10:35 AM
momto8's Avatar
momto8 momto8 is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 792
Default

We do satin balls for when we lure course, since Courtney does not like to eat when we travel and being so thin framed as it is , can drop a couple of pounds and look awful!

i do

hamburger
oatmeal
pb
raw eggs( i don't do shells)
and a small amount of mollassas
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-02-2013, 11:06 AM
Shai's Avatar
Shai Shai is offline
& the Muttly Crew
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 6,102
Default

How much is Juno eating/day now? What sort of food?

I usually reserve satin balls for dogs who are eating as much as they can or will and still can't seem to get enough calories to support a healthy body mass. Unless they are at that point, I'd personally rather just feed them more food vs. go to satin balls.
__________________

ARCHX U-CD Kim MX MXJ NF CL3-SF RL3/2X/1X-COE CGC -- Golden Ditzhund, b. ~Mar'07
MACH ARCHX U-CD Webster MXB MJB RL3/2X/1X-COE CGC -- Flying Houdini, b. ~Jun'07
Mira CD JH MX MXB MXJ MJB CGC WCX -- Princess Cheeseface, b. Jul'09
Lodin -- Crazy Monkeybean, b. Dec'13
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-02-2013, 11:12 AM
AdrianneIsabel's Avatar
AdrianneIsabel AdrianneIsabel is offline
Glutton for Crazy
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 8,893
Default

Why not just do a caloric supplement for puppies? We used that for several skinny fosters and both of the mals when they were too thin. Also, you can try feeding a higher fat and lower protein food. How about adding cooked oatmeal and peanut butter to her meals? All things that helped our Malinois gain weight.
__________________
Sloan von Krigbaum IPO1 CGC BH CD NA NJ PD MJ-N RATI RATN 3/7/10 -
Shamoo NJ-N RATI RATN 3/1/98 -
Phelan du Loups du Soleil CGC RATI 6/15/13 -
Chili Brigades Brover 5/23/14 -

Arnold CGC TDI FD 6/29/04 - 07/05/13
Backup CGC HIC CD SRD SJ-N RATI 12/29/09 - 07/05/13

You were amazing, we did amazing things.


Harmony Canine, relationship based training.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-02-2013, 11:15 AM
Southpaw's Avatar
Southpaw Southpaw is online now
orange iguanas.
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 7,197
Default

She's getting almost 4c/day of Sojos. The weight loss started a couple months ago when she was on kibble. She's always been a difficult dog to get to GAIN weight, and now that she's lost it it's been tough getting her to go back up. She's just maintaining this crappy look now. Blah.
__________________
And if all of it is for naught, well at least I took a shot

Juno 2009 :: Happy 2000 :: Lucy 2006 :: Cajun 2013
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-02-2013, 11:18 AM
AdrianneIsabel's Avatar
AdrianneIsabel AdrianneIsabel is offline
Glutton for Crazy
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 8,893
Default

We did a pre cooked batches of oatmeal and kept them in the fridge, each meal got a scoop or two and some olive oil to boot. We also did PB and bread sandwiches for snacks. If that can keep weight on two intact nonstop Malinois puppies it should work for most any dogs.

FWIW my dogs couldn't keep weight on dehydrated alone.
__________________
Sloan von Krigbaum IPO1 CGC BH CD NA NJ PD MJ-N RATI RATN 3/7/10 -
Shamoo NJ-N RATI RATN 3/1/98 -
Phelan du Loups du Soleil CGC RATI 6/15/13 -
Chili Brigades Brover 5/23/14 -

Arnold CGC TDI FD 6/29/04 - 07/05/13
Backup CGC HIC CD SRD SJ-N RATI 12/29/09 - 07/05/13

You were amazing, we did amazing things.


Harmony Canine, relationship based training.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-02-2013, 11:20 AM
Beanie's Avatar
Beanie Beanie is offline
Clicker Cult Coordinator
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Illinois
Posts: 13,521
Default

If it started when she was on kibble I would guess the food probably doesn't have anything to do with it... but I'm wondering if you tried both the Sojos and kibble together?

Somebody here recommended a scoop or two of coconut oil as a way to add calories - I tried it with Payton and he HATED the coconut oil and refused to eat his food at all. You can maybe try it with Juno? I happened to have a big jar of coconut oil anyway though, so I'm not sure if you want to go buy a whole jar unless you think you'll be able to use it if she doesn't like it...
__________________


Auggie - The Flash RN NAJ MXP MJP CGC
Payton - Sharp Dressed Man NA NAJ CGC
Pepper - Chocolate Swizz-l-icious
& the pest, Georgie - Peach Pudding N Pie OA OAJ
The Sheltiechick Blog
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-02-2013, 11:28 AM
AdrianneIsabel's Avatar
AdrianneIsabel AdrianneIsabel is offline
Glutton for Crazy
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 8,893
Default

Further can you back down her cardio and up her muscle building?
__________________
Sloan von Krigbaum IPO1 CGC BH CD NA NJ PD MJ-N RATI RATN 3/7/10 -
Shamoo NJ-N RATI RATN 3/1/98 -
Phelan du Loups du Soleil CGC RATI 6/15/13 -
Chili Brigades Brover 5/23/14 -

Arnold CGC TDI FD 6/29/04 - 07/05/13
Backup CGC HIC CD SRD SJ-N RATI 12/29/09 - 07/05/13

You were amazing, we did amazing things.


Harmony Canine, relationship based training.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:42 AM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site