Sunday, February 08, 2009

Too Busy Cooking for Pooch...

... and much too tired to cook for us. I had to skip the What's Cooking Sunday feature this week. We've been just picking at leftovers and foraging for ourselves.

We've had quite a trying time with Pooch. He's decided to be just as finicky as That-Cat-He-Thinks-He-Is and is refusing food. One of the sideways symptoms of his liver failure is that now he's hypoglycemic. We HAVE to get him to eat or deal with seizures. So, we pulled out the feeding syringe and have been force-feeding him four to five times a day!

Hopefully, Mette will be back in her office this week and can pull some rabbit from the deep recesses of her magic hat.

8 comments:

EADotCom said...

Pardon my ignorance. I never realised dogs would have hypoglcaemic conditions. What symptoms? Similar to humans?

shiborigirl said...

The way the vet explained it to us, The liver is what produces glucose. The brain requires glucose to function, so liver failure can produce seizures.

This is just one of the many symptoms.

It's amazing how close dog and human bodies are.

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

I think my farm roots are showing, but 15 years is a good long run....maybe your pup is trying to tell you something?!

lori vliegen said...

hi kate...i'm so sorry that your sweet Pooch still has no appetite. i'm hoping that your vet can indeed find the perfect rabbit in her hat! you're in my thoughts, sweet gal! :)

3rdEyeMuse said...

completely understandable that you aren't up for a What's Cooking ... wish I had some ideas to offer to help with the finiky eater ... will continue to send loving thoughts for a miraculous recovery. :)

Isabel said...

Aww...poor Pooch.I am glad at least he is surrounded by so much care and love.

Vera said...

I hope she will pull this rabbit.

Fete et Fleur said...

I'm so sorry your doggie is feeling this way. I wish I had some sage advice that would help. Your doing great! Hang in there.

Big Hugs!
Nancy