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Old 05-19-2017, 12:04 AM
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What pureed fruit (baby food) would be best to help a dog take meds? [RIP puppy]

I have a very sick Pomeranian. I need to give her medicines crushed and mixed with pureed fruit with a syringe every six hours. She needs to be on a very low protein diet. Right now I am wondering if there is any particular fruit anyone has had experience with getting medications and calories into a drugged dog who has no appetite.

This is a senior girl, she is 13 and has been with me every day of her life. I am feeling traumatized at the thought of losing her, and if this is the beginning of the end, I want her to be as comfortable as possible, and if I have to force feed her I would like it to be palatable for her.

If anyone is interested in the particulars I will share, I am just frazzled right now.

Thank you.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:25 AM
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Hugs to you.

Dogs often like pureed pumpkin or squash, and you don't necessarily have to use baby food squash. It's also very good for their bowel function.
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:04 AM
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Thank you nearwildheaven I am familliar with the magic of pumpkin, and I have that. I was just curious if anyone had experience with something like banana or applesauce. My mind is just racing is all. I just gave her 20ml sub cu fluids (every 6 hours) and at 11:00 I get to try to get her meds down her via syringe. I hope that, if we both make it through the night, that it will become easier to get her meds down her.
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:31 AM
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I think it's probably going to vary a bit from one dog to another - my little dog is not at all impressed with bananas, but will eat apple or carrot (not a fruit, but can be pureed).

I'd go for carrot, probably.
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:51 AM
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One of our malamutes liked apple anything, even the cores. He was a nut to begin with, though, and the only one who's ever liked apples.

In my experience banana seems to be an acquired taste. I've had 50-50 luck with it.

Maybe pear? I think its taste is quite neutral.

I concur with the poster who suggested carrot -- I've never known a dog who didn't like carrots to begin with.

I'd avoid anything strong-tasting. My huskies are quite fussy, though.

I'm so sorry about your Pom. One of my huskies needs a biopsy to determine exactly what's going on with his tummy.
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:58 AM
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Thank you everyone. As I was giving her the sub cu fluid at 3:00am she slipped away.
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:10 AM
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Thank you everyone. As I was giving her the sub cu fluid at 3:00am she slipped away.
I'm so sorry.

I edited the title for you, if you don't mind.

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Old 05-19-2017, 09:20 AM
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So sorry, {{{kai}}}.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:13 AM
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My condolences. I know how much it hurts.

Bless the beasts and the children.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:17 AM
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I'm so sorry.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:39 AM
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So sorry to hear kaiwik. She's with good company now and I'm sure she's telling all our late best friends how great you were and also missing you as much as you miss her.
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:54 PM
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I'm so, so sorry
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:03 PM
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Oh, no, I'm so sorry. Sometimes there's absolutely nothing you can do to fix things. Those little bodies just shut down.
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:51 PM
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Poor little doggie. She was so lucky to have such a loving caretaker as you.
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:14 PM
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I am very sorry, I am sending you hugs. Someone mentioned pumpkin and I add some to every meal our little guy has, he really likes it. As far as bananas, I guess it depends on his mood that day.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:25 PM
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Kaiwik, you were a loving and devoted pet parent, and your little doggie appreciated it. Cherish the fond memories.

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Old 05-20-2017, 02:42 AM
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My condolences. It's so hard to lose a pet.
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Old 05-20-2017, 03:59 AM
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This is very sad to hear, I'm sorry. I hope you are doing ok.
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:38 AM
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I've been there, very recently, and I know how painful it is to lose a pet. I'm so very sorry.
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Old 05-20-2017, 04:33 PM
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I'm so sorry. Little dogs can leave such a big impression on our hearts.
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Old 05-20-2017, 04:56 PM
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Thank you nearwildheaven I am familliar with the magic of pumpkin, and I have that. I was just curious if anyone had experience with something like banana or applesauce. My mind is just racing is all. I just gave her 20ml sub cu fluids (every 6 hours) and at 11:00 I get to try to get her meds down her via syringe. I hope that, if we both make it through the night, that it will become easier to get her meds down her.
Made sure you buy plan canned pumpkin and not pie filling b/c that not good for dogs . Have you tried unsweetened applesauce , most dogs like apple.
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Old 05-20-2017, 07:03 PM
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I am very sorry, you are in my thoughts.
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Old 05-20-2017, 10:18 PM
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I am so sorry to read that your puppy passed away . I just saw your post .
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