Monday, June 16, 2008

Raw Food Diet, Day 140- Sad Stanley

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Big Pupi takes over:
Hey guys. It's Big Pupi M.D. taking over Stan's blog again.
My brother Stanislaw is under the weather once again. He vomited three more times yesterday morning and could barely hold his little head up for breakfast. My humans fed him tablespoons of sugar water to make sure he got some fluids and to keep his energy levels up. He looked like someone had stretched his face all long and dangly, and between his sad, saggy ears you could see a pair of tired, droopy eyes. His gums were almost white and all he wanted to do was snuggle into his fleece blankie and snoozle.

By lunch time Stan was able to keep down a soupy breakfast of mutton, yogurt and water and since then all things have been heading in the right direction. He even mustered up the energy to give some snaggly pigeons the scare of their lives and to join me in begging our dad for some cheese. Our people figured that if he's able to make sad eyes for food, then he's making a recovery. It's a good thing that Stanley is improving, because he was about 30 seconds from being taken to the Emergency Place of Tile and Steel. That's not fun! Especially when you're feeling as yucky as he was.

So keep your paws crossed that today is a puke-free day and that Stanley continues on his road to recovery. He seemed a-okay on Saturday and his therapist paid a visit - he'll update you on all of that once he's in blogging order. In the mean time, watch out for the dog flu that's making its way around and take care of your doggy selves!

**UPDATE ON STANISLAW**
Breakfast has stayed down and he made it through the night without getting sick! He's even tried to annoy me and fight me for my ChristmasTreeSingingMouseToy. I'm just gonna tell you to give that one up right now, Stanislaw. Have I EVER allowed you to touch ChristmasTreeSingingMouseToy?? Anyways, our people think that he has a severe allergy to bananas, which were used as his high-value reward on Saturday during his training. Yipes! Well, I guess you live and learn and feast and so far he's about 95% back to the old and terribly abrasive, toy-stealing, barky-faced Stanley. This means that my humans can stop being OBSESSED over that stinky boy and pay attention to me now!

Daily doggy immune-boosters:

~Vitamin C: 250-500 mg per 10 lbs body weight, or until bowel tolerance. Not recommended if you are currently suffering from sad tummies like Stanislaw. Vitamin C can give your immune system a helping hand and a kick in the pants, and it functions as an antioxidant.

~Probiotics: Probiotic supplements can be purchased like the ones sold by b-naturals, or given in plain yogurt (that contains live cultures). Yogurt can be mixed with food daily - 1 heaping tsp per 5 lbs. Probiotics help keep the bacteria in your belly in check, and if you've been sick recently it can also help replace the good bacteria that we need to properly digest our feasts. Plain yogurt also makes a healthy snack if your humans put some in a food puzzle toy and then freeze it before giving it to you. Mmm mmm delish!

~Garlic: This tastiness can give a boost to the ol' immune system, but don't go overboard. Add enough to make your food tasty, but too much garlic can hurt more than it helps.

~An immune blend which contains lots of vitamins, minerals and probiotics: A great and easy way to make sure that your diet is giving you everything you need... especially if you're on kibble/canned food where cooking and processing can break down many of the nutrients. Again, b-naturals makes a great immune blend mix.

14 comments:

Mango said...

Hope you are feeling better, pal. Not only is the merging zee room scary, but the peoples say you have to like mortgage your house to pay the bill.

Slobbers,
Mango

Ella Bean said...

Feel better Staney!!

Kisses,
Ella Bean

Petra said...

I'm glad to hear that things are improving --- and I'm very happy you didn't have to go to that Tile and Steel place. I'm not exactly sure what that is, but it sounds scary~~!

Maggie & Mitch said...

We're glad you feeling a little bit better, Stan! We're sending lots of AireZen that you keep improving! No more bananas, okay?!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Beckett said...

I hope you are feeling better, Stanislaw!

This Basket Ball thing is so strange. I was interested for a minute because my mom was talking about a kind of bird I'd never heard of before, and I thought this Larry Bird might be fun to chase, but apparently he wasn't even playing. For this we stayed up late?

Momo & Pinot said...

Stanislaw!

Sorry for not being able to visit you for so long! We're sorry to hear that you weren't feeling well and about Wrigley. We hope your speady recovery! Our paws crossed for you!

Thanks Big Pupi to letting us know about your brudder.

Momo & Pinot

Hero said...

Oh Stan!!! I'm so glad to hear that you're recovering. The world just isn't right when my cocker spaniel pal isn't happy, hyper, and feasting. Thanks for the update, Big Pupi!

Hero

Mack said...

Oh my precious Stani!!!

If I would have known how sick you were I would have donned my Paris Nightingale hat on and and caught the red eye to your place!!

I hope, hope, hope , hope you are feeling sooooo much better!

Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Would a few Paris pin up pics help???

Woof you,
PR

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh dear,we hope he is feeling better!!! No more banannas then for him!!! We already get yogurt and garlic and all that other yummy stuff.....We love it!!!! Love and healing kisses A+A

Charlie Daniels said...

Bananas! Who da thunk it! Ain't they supposed to be good for you?

Next time you see one Stan ... run the other way!

Cheers

Charlie

duo_disaster said...

Stan!

We hope you're feeling better & better! Sending you loads of healing vibes for speedy recovery!

Thanks to your Mummy for sharing your bright coat tips! Our M is thinking to do some adjustments to our diet - somewhat healthy like yours! She's just starting to pick things up cause she works and its a little difficult but she will try to find time, can we come to you if we need help?

Kisses,
Rudolf & Goofy

duo_disaster said...

Stan!

We hope you're feeling better & better! Sending you loads of healing vibes for speedy recovery!

Thanks to your Mummy for sharing your bright coat tips! Our M is thinking to do some adjustments to our diet - somewhat healthy like yours! She's just starting to pick things up cause she works and its a little difficult but she will try to find time, can we come to you if we need help?

Kisses,
Rudolf & Goofy

duo_disaster said...

Big Pupi ~ May we request for your M's email address please? Our M would like to share and consult your M for some tips. Thanks!

Snowy & Crystal said...

We hope you feel better soon *wet licks and tail wags*

Maltese Paws,

S&C