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Old September 24th, 2009, 08:51 PM
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Question Feeding after teeth removed..HELP

Ok, Sasha is home again, I mixed her meds with her food with water and made it almost watery, she is having a difficult time with eating. The 2 teeth she had removed were on the upper front incisors 201 & 202. she tried to eat and seems to have a lot of pain. I tried to feed her with a dropper into the side of her mouth and still having trouble.

How do I feed her? Should I just give her the meds again and leave this food for the morning??
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Old September 24th, 2009, 08:54 PM
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BRB got to check on Sasha.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 09:00 PM
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WIll she lick it if you make it like water? Poor girl? I woould think if she is on pain meds you likely need to get something into her...do you have a turkey baster? its a bit larger and you may be able to get it in her mouth easier? Not sure what else to try especially if she cant really chew?

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Old September 24th, 2009, 09:06 PM
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Thanks Winston, if I use a turkey baster would she maybe inhale it instead? that is what is worrying me too.

It is very watery I even blended it and the licking thing is bothering her. She really wants to eat but not having any luck yet
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Old September 24th, 2009, 09:10 PM
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BRB checking on Sasha, try to feed her somemore
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Old September 24th, 2009, 09:10 PM
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Poor Sasha! I hope she feels better soon! Are there stitches involved, or no? (If so, this could certainly be making things even more difficult than normal.)

Have you tried to hand feed?
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Old September 24th, 2009, 09:12 PM
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I was thinking with the baster you may be able to get in her mouth easier than with your hands and then just release it nice and slow..maybe she will be able to just sort of swallow it?? how often are the meds? cause maybe she will just sleep for a bit and then maybe after that it will not be as sore? maybe she can curl up with her mom and have a snooze and sleep off some of the pain....poor girl.
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I think I just had an moment, I just tasted her food and it tastes like medicine of course she wont want to eat it... so now I will try to dilute it with some pumpkin and hope this may help. Keep your fingerscrossed, I think that i will give her her meds and let her go to sleep throw this batch of food out and try again.

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Poor Sasha! I hope she feels better soon! Are there stitches involved, or no? (If so, this could certainly be making things even more difficult than normal.)

Have you tried to hand feed?
yes she has stitches in the front of her mouth
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Old September 24th, 2009, 09:25 PM
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aha moment, YES, she just did not like the taste of my mix. She ate the whole thing...the new non-mix. thank you so much you guys, I was getting very worried. Sasha is now looking at me like I am her hero again. Whew. now I can sleep tonight and so can she.
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aha moment, YES, she just did not like the taste of my mix. She ate the whole thing...the new non-mix. thank you so much you guys, I was getting very worried. Sasha is now looking at me like I am her hero again. Whew. now I can sleep tonight and so can she.
Phew, glad to hear it Patti! Great sleuth work. Have a good night!
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Thanks Bailey, dog food tastes ycuky...adding meds to it makes it worse. Thanks. be seeing you?
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Thanks Bailey, dog food tastes ycuky...adding meds to it makes it worse. Thanks. be seeing you?
Absolutley! Just arrived this afternoon (I hate that drive!). I will call you tomorrow around noon to discuss time/location. If you have any suggestions to a quieter area on the south end that is easy access for you and Sasha let me know.
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By the way...gotta give you props for tasting her food!!! Can't say I would've thought of that!!
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I think Sasha finally gave me the idea about tasting her food, when she took a lick or when I tried to syringe it in she made a face like yucky mom... alls well, talk to you tomorrow.
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I think Sasha finally gave me the idea about tasting her food, when she took a lick or when I tried to syringe it in she made a face like yucky mom... alls well, talk to you tomorrow.
Cute!

Sounds good, talk to you tomorrow then!
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you get to meet patti, i wanna come too:sad:

patti i'm glad you got her to eat, i can't believe you tasted the food amazing eh, they'll eat tripe, but meds nooooo.
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patti i'm glad you got her to eat, i can't believe you tasted the food amazing eh, they'll eat tripe, but meds nooooo.
Awwh, You can come too Aslan, you just have to get to Alberta!! lol She and Sasha are helping out with some clients of mine this weekend. So sweet of them!!
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Aw, I'm glad she ate! You can ignore my post in the other thread. I never read things in the right order

for quick healing and no more icky-tasting food.
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No meds in her breakfast and she gobbled it all down. yay for Sasha the wonderdog. thank you all. pbp
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Peaches had 6 out of 8 teeth removed a while back. I initially only feed soft food (no chunks) with some water and made it soupy.

She gradually moved up to kibble with water (let sit) and then added chunky can. She then moved to eating raw every 3rd day (and did great I may add).

She gained 3.5 lbs (approximately) and looks amazing. In time, everything will get back to normal.
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Old September 25th, 2009, 09:25 AM
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Peaches had 6 out of 8 teeth removed a while back. I initially only feed soft food (no chunks) with some water and made it soupy.

She gradually moved up to kibble with water (let sit) and then added chunky can. She then moved to eating raw every 3rd day (and did great I may add).

She gained 3.5 lbs (approximately) and looks amazing. In time, everything will get back to normal.
BenMax, I recall your thread about Peaches and I am so happy that everything turned out for her. I am feeding Sasha water soaked kibble and she is not having any trouble. Thanks for your comment.
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BenMax, I recall your thread about Peaches and I am so happy that everything turned out for her. I am feeding Sasha water soaked kibble and she is not having any trouble. Thanks for your comment.
My pleasure - I would have never known otherwise....the things you learn along the way.

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