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Old 07-29-2013, 05:33 PM
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Maybe hay? That and towels are the only things Deuce won't rip to shreds.
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Have you talked to your vet about finding an appropriate food? Some dogs can be very sensitive to certain ingredients or meats...They just don't digest well. It might be a bit of trial and error to find a food that settles with him, best to start with single meat foods if you can.

As for bedding, yeah, I'd say it might be best to just not use bedding I'm not sure how "chew proof" the "chew proof" beds are...If she's a very determined chewer, they might not hold up. Another idea is carpet...You can cut a piece of carpet to fit the bottom of the cage exactly. She may not mess with it since it'll be pretty stationary.
The food/medication thing is pretty much covered. He's just transitioning from prescription z/d (which didn't really work) to LID with a novel protein, etc. I had to start him back on his metronidazole 2 days ago when it started up again. He's been on a few different foods, had been on hills I/D diet before... Not of it has really worked. I changed vets. We've spent about $2,500, I think more now, on evaluating this. He's had specialty labs, ultrasound, urine studies, stool tests... You name it. She actually told me the only thing left is the biopsy by endoscopy....

You might be on to something with carpet if I could bend the sides over so he can't get to the edge or the corners.
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Maybe hay? That and towels are the only things Deuce won't rip to shreds.
Yup, he's eaten his share of towels already. Hay would definitely fall into the food category for him....

I've even tried feeding him more, thinking maybe with his malabsorption he's just still hungry. Doesn't seem to help. I already give him more than recommended. He's a perfect weight for his frame, and gaining at 1.5 lbs per week still. So I think he's getting enough.
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