02-11-2017, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Rain
Why is she dehydrating so rapidly? Does she have diarrhea or is she vomiting? Did the vet give you any idea of what might be going on with her?
According to what I can find a 65 lb dog should be getting between 1/4 to 1/2 gal of water a day, depending on activity level etc.
Is the chicken stock home made or store bought? If it's store bought be very careful with the calcium. What you might want to do is make a bone broth. It'll be more nutritious then what you are currently feeding, and you can control what goes into it so it won't contain the salt and preservatives of a store brought broth.
You can use this recipe, but leave out the pepper, garlic, and onions. If you can't find chicken feet, then just leave them out, and up the wings/neck, and if you like substitute the chicken necks for turkey necks, turkey necks are relatively cheap.
Ugh, I am a certified idiot! That should have been sodium, not calcium. Don't know why in the heck I put calcium.