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Old 05-23-2018, 06:58 PM United States
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Tanya Tanya is offline
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I just sent you a message, but will post here too. I need to say that you should not feed vitakraft dandelion drops – if you check nutritional info, you will see that the main ingredient is sugar. You can try offering alfalfa hay or grinding alfalfa leaves in a coffee grinder and mixing with warm water to get some fiber into him.

I would recommend Essentials for Life hand feeding formula: it optimizes animals' healing efforts, normalizes digestion, stimulates appetite, and chins love it! Chins-n-hedgies member posted a video about his chin, Houdini, and EFL on youtube: The only thing is that we will be closing the store tomorrow for about 10 days due to farm work, so if you’d like to place an order, please place it today or tomorrow at the latest.

You can also try mixing some activated charcoal with a hand feeding formula (you can purchase it at your local pharmacy; it is very safe). Charcoal will adsorb toxins present in the gastrointestinal tract and will reduce bloating. Probiotics can help as well.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery


Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. — Hippocrates, Father of Medicine
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:13 AM United States
Cwilson Cwilson is offline
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Yesterday I had to say goodbye to my sweet Chalupa. The tests came back he had kidney disease. The not eating and then stasis was all caused by this. I am beyond heart broken. I loved him so dearly.
Thank you everyone for all of the kind words and responses trying to help chalupa. I will miss him forever.
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Old 05-27-2018, 12:55 AM
Luciole Luciole is offline
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Oh no! Poor little Chalupa. I am so sorry. I know how hard this is as so many of us here have lost little ones, too. Hang in there.
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