I know, people can't believe it's the same dog. Even family members are blown away by the change in her condition. Yes, a couple of weeks ago she started acting like she didn't feel well and refused two meals. So, the next morning I took her into the vet and it turned out she had an infection. Of course with the meds these dogs take it makes it very difficult to fight off any infection. She stayed overnight in the hospital with IV antibiotics, got another antibiotic shot before coming home the next day, and then was on oral antibiotics for 2 weeks. She's doing fine now. Lily has probably been hospitalized 10+ times since her diagnosis. She was very, very sick for a long time. The last time she was hospitalized before recently was January, so we've been pretty lucky lately.
This recipe is based on Lily's weight of 7lbs:
2 cups of Quiona (uncooked) mix with 2 cups of water and cook
10oz of Tilapia (cooked) from experience I find that usually if you start out with about 16oz of frozen tilapia you will end up with 10oz after it's cooked. I measured this with a kitchen scale. Now I mainly eye ball it. Yes, Tilapia is a white fish that is low in fat.
Balance IT canine you can order from their website here:https://secure.balanceit.com/marketp...ls.php?i=5&cc=
They are really slow to ship, so I always order it about a month in advance. I started out just adding a little bit at a time to her food to let her get used to the taste of the powder. But, eventually you will want to add 5 black scoops, and 6 white scoops (the scoops will come with the balance IT).
We also add a calcium supplement to the food, we use the NOW brand calcium powder. We add 1 and 1/4 tsp to the food mixture. But, if you want to stick to your protein supplement that's fine as well.
Also add 1/4 tsp of salt.
Let the food sit for about 15-20 minutes after making for it to cool. Some of the nutrients can be deactivated if added to a hot mixture. This batch usually last Lily about 3-4 days. You can double or triple the recipe and freeze what you don't use at the time as well. It probably only took Lily a month or two to start feeling tons better after starting this food. Her energy level was what benefited most, then she started gaining weight, and gradually got all her hair back. I did gradually mix in a bit with the RC for Lily. But, she liked this food so much better she refused the RC so I had to quit feeding it altogether. I really hope this works for Peppa. Changing Lily's diet was hands down the best thing we ever did for her, and my only regret was that we didn't do it sooner. But, a lot of the vets don't put an emphasis on diet, so it was something I didn't pay attention to for a while. But, Lily was about at the point where you are with Peppa when I knew I had to do something. She was skin and bones, you could see every vertebrae in her spine, and even the bones in her head were visible. She had no energy level, I had to force her to go outside and use the potty, it was awful. This food literally saved her life. If you have anymore questions about it, don't hesitate to ask.