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My 3 month old chocolate labrador puppy was on royal canine until a week ago,after which i slowly shifted him to pedigree professional.Since the last couple of days he has been vomitting all his food within an hour of feeding.I took him to the vet who gave him an injection and asked me to give perinorm 15 minutes before feeding(she also asked me to discontinue pedigree for 3 days and feed him roti and milk or rice and milk.)did that, but again he vomitted inspite of that.The dog has finished his first and second vaccination, and now the rabies vaccine is due in a week's time. Apart from the vomitting, everything seems fine, he's still as active as before and his stools are also normal.I got alarmed after reading so many posts from members regarding their dogs vomitting and dying.I love my pup and cant imagine life without him.

Posted in: By: Ajinkya Gaikwad | Views:4361 |

mikku

but did u saw any blood cloths in his vomiting and yap if you r taking him out plz don take him in rain season and till 3 to 4 months you shuld keep him at home i was also having a fawn colour lab he was 6 months old and died becoz of parvo virus if i tell you you have to keep every care till 12 months of his......i hope he will get well soon

By: mikku | 23 Jul 2010 12:07 pm

mikku

and ya if you r giving him milk and roti so give half milk and half wate boil it and then give him thts the best dog food

By: mikku | 23 Jul 2010 12:13 pm

Neha

hi ajinkya.....the best food to give ur pup....is.....home cooked food....donot feed ur pup...market food like royal canine...or....pedigree coz...they can coz problems later on in dogs kidney ,liver and other internal parts best is to avoid them and also donot give him.....non-veg....till he is 1.5yrs old.....and also donot give him....egg boiled or in any other way....also....u can give him.....1/2milk+ 1/2 water boiled with roti / dalia....and.....u can give him tomato....capsicum...carrot... then cucumber....veggies...try giving him little...then if he likes them....then..u can give him as per whatever veggies he likes...n donot give him....onion...chocolate or sweets.....and yes u can give him....britannia marrie biscuits....1/2 only in a day....

and....yes as per suggested by "mikku"....donot take him out in rainy season....just try out these things....n let us know the results....

By: Neha | 23 Jul 2010 2:29 pm

KamalRaj J Kuppal

Yeah i too agree with Neha regarding home cooked food for puppies, but I dont think so that not to give non veg till 1.5yrs old... bcoz dogs are canine and their digestive system are capable of taking non veg during their very young age itself... but also its all depends on the breed.

By: KamalRaj J Kuppal | 23 Jul 2010 4:48 pm

Ajinkya Gaikwad

Thanks everyone for your prompt replies....
My vet asked me to feed my pup with market food till the monsoon ends because of chances of contamination through home made and vegetable foods...
Will my dog still get infected by the parvo virus even though he has been vaccinated against it...???

By: Ajinkya Gaikwad | 24 Jul 2010 11:01 am

bhartan

Lots of advice offered above is avoidable. I can’t imagine that someone would suggest that a dog will do better on a veg diet. Dogs do not digest dairy products, vegetable and grains. Their system is constantly struggling to assimilate such stuff.
Meats also when cooked loses most of the nutrients required by the canine system. Those who are informed and care about their pets wean them from their mother's milk on raw meat and feed then them a variety of meats through there lives, age is not an issue.

Please avoid milk, roti, dalia, kibbled food (it contains loads of grains and vegetables which a dog could do without). If you adopt raw feeding after due research your dog will be healthy and happy always.

I would have serious doubts about a vet recommending roti and milk. I also don’t like them recommending Pedigree, RC, Eukenuba... the entire list of vet sponsoring pet owner duping list of manufactured food companies.

Research over-vaccination and its side effects as well.

By: bhartan | 24 Jul 2010 3:19 pm

Kumud Choudhary

Does your puppy gobble down his food which is often why some dogs throw up? if yes, try giving him food that he will need to chew before swallowing. Also, has he been dewormed recently? How many times a day is he fed? Feeding smaller meals more frequently also helps. On the whole however, if the puppy is otherwise active and the stools are fine there should not be a serious problem. There is cause for worry, if there is diarrhoea accompanying the vomiting, fever or lethargy.

I agree with the general opinion that commercial dog food is not quite the best and also that dogs are carnivores (their DNA is almost identical to that of wolves) and therefore need to have meat in their diet. I'm a dog breeder and my puppies start on raw meat at the age of one month. Though I have seen a lot of dogs grow up on milk, it is generally difficult for them to digest and should be avoided in case there is a problem with the digestive system.

Stomach upsets can happen with pretty much any type of food; I used to be a royal canin/eukanuba/butch supporter ( I avoided pedigree) for ages but with more experience and research, I switched all my dogs to home cooked and finally, a pure raw meat diet (which my vet is firmly against but I have found it to do wonders).

By: Kumud Choudhary | 25 Jul 2010 2:25 pm

Neha

well ajinkya.....i had a lab 6 months old....and his vacination was completed .....for this year.....but last month he passed away due to parvo virus....gastro......and the reason our vet said was...we took him out....for......walk....in rainy season...so he must have eaten mud..n all..or if we had feeded him.....non-veg...which we didn't....coz in rainy season...it's riskfull to feed a dog...non-veg coz...even meat can be contagious.....in this season....if u really want to give ur dog......non-veg then wait for atleast rainy season to get over.....and for now....u can give him....home food..4 times a day....and the best option is....find out the bestest VET in your place.....so that he can guide u the best for ur pup.....

And about parvo virus....some dogs....never ....ever get this disease...while if some do....then if treated properly..then won't get any other kind of disease..but if not treated properly on time...then it's a big lose!!
more details about this disease u can search on google....

and last i want ....that ur pup lives....with u ..healthy ....happy..and till a normal...life time...

and one more thing...if u r feeding ur pup home food...then give him....fresh one...

By: Neha | 25 Jul 2010 3:03 pm

Ajinkya Gaikwad

@Kumud... what exactly would one mean by a 'raw meat diet'...?
I personally dont think it would be hygienic and safe to feed my dog raw meat...for the reason that most meat is a carrier of bacteria and viruses...i'd rather boil the meat to sterilise it before i feed it to my pup..
Also, i am scared to feed him meat because he directly gobbles food up without chewing it well..

Does anyone have a recipe for the optimum nutrition of a labrador puppy..?

His vomitting has pretty much stopped now, but i intend to continue with perinorm for a week....
Fed him with a little pedigree professional..dint seem to have a problem so far...in fact he looked relieved to be off his silly vegetarian doodh-roti diet...lol..

By: Ajinkya Gaikwad | 26 Jul 2010 1:52 pm

KamalRaj J Kuppal

@Gaikwad, you are right... it is not advisable to give raw meat for dogs especially puppies. Yes I agree that dogs are derived from wolfs, eventhough our ancestors are monkeys/tribals, we are not eating what they eat i.e. raw meat. Most dogs what we have as pet are bred for specific pupose and it was not came to earth naturally, most of the breeds are human created one by selective breeding, although their behaviour is derived from their ancestors i.e. wolf, can we say that their immunity system is exactly what wolf have? no our dogs doesnt strong immunity system as wolf have. It is always better that to give cooked or even bolied meat to our dogs.

Raw Meat may be good only then the quality of meat and environment that the goat/cow grows should be high standard green environment (free from parasites), but in india most of our goats/cow are living in polluted environment also sad to see that some goats/cow are taking the role of scavanger, eating strays along with our mongrel/pariah. So it is always better to give boiled meat to our dogs for our dog's better life.

By: KamalRaj J Kuppal | 26 Jul 2010 3:14 pm

Neha

@Mr. Ajinkya...what do u mean by saying...." silly" ....to veggies...n doodh dahi...roti diet...if u don't want to give ur....dog veg..it's fine but then atleast donot....make fun of..veg....and u shld respect whatever feed back u r receiving for ur question....

By: Neha | 26 Jul 2010 5:22 pm

Ajinkya Gaikwad

@Neha...I by no means want to disrespect vegetarians in any way....All I meant by silly is the fact that dogs are NOT vegetarian animals and when they become pets in a vegetarian family, they are forced to eat vegetarian food, which IMO, is no good deed to do to your pet...if you are vegetarian, its out of your own choice, but it gives you no right to turn your pet, be it a dog, cat or otherwise into a vegetarian one, unless its their natural diet that consists of veg stuff...
And as far as the feedback is concerned, i am honestly overwhelmed by the number of people who have spent their time to answer my question...!

Cheers...!

By: Ajinkya Gaikwad | 30 Jul 2010 2:22 pm

Kumud Choudhary

Hi Ajinkya,

great to know that your dog is doing better; also, by raw meat I meant raw whole chicken, beef, mutton, quail, venison and so on...

There can be a thousand opinions on what food is best for a dog as you see...and maybe in the end, only the dog knows :-) So, as long as he's happy with his food and thriving, it's all good. All I was trying to say was that meat isn't really as scary as it is made out to be and in my own personal experience, raw meat, despite the parasites and germs, which it does have, has worked better than any other food.

This site has a lot of info about it http://www.rawlearning.com

But as I said...as long as your dog is healthy and happy, it's all good .

By: Kumud Choudhary | 01 Aug 2010 1:55 am

Ajinkya Gaikwad

@Kumud Choudhary...The website www.rawlearning.com suggests that animal carcasses and leftovers make a good food source for dogs...but i have taken a look at the quality of meat available in India
(its pathetic,in fact, to a certain extent, not even fit for human consumption).Back in the USA, Europe or even Australia for that matter, the meat available is of such great quality, that in all probablity, even a human will easily digest raw, processed meat...I am planning to give my pup a piece of Godrej's packed chicken, which, looks a lot more clean and hygienic.
PS...I'll be taking him to the vet for his rabies vaccine today, so will surely discuss feeding raw with her and get back with her opinion about the same...

By: Ajinkya Gaikwad | 05 Aug 2010 7:19 am

Kumud Choudhary

My vet threw a complete tantrum about the raw diet but I stuck to it with the knowledge of all risks involved. So, I'm not sure if your vet will be better. I don't feed my dogs pork; however, they have had no issues with chicken, beef and mutton (human grade as per Indian standards). Packed chicken usually contains preservatives so it might actually be more difficult to digest than raw chicken.

There are obviously risks involved as there are with any diet, vaccine and so on; I stuck to raw after weighing benefits vs. risks. Also, while the quality of meat is important, the idea is for the dog to develop the ability to digest various kinds of meat (including stale) over time and over generations



By: Kumud Choudhary | 07 Aug 2010 7:09 am

George

I'd second Kumud and Bhartan. I have total 3 dogs. A male Chocolate Labrador, a female Black Labrador and a female black American Cocker Spaniel. I used to feed my Labs home-food, milk, cheese n tried the best available dog-foods too but in vain. Then after a lot of research, and having consulted hundreds of dog-breeders and trainers from various countries I started keeping them on the B.A.R.F diet, (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food "or" Bones And Raw Food). Results were just fabulous in just one month. Such a fast growth was a big surprise. They look superb now. Hair-Shedding got reduced to almost Nil, Motions became very normal, hard and would get reduced to chalk like powder in 4-5 hours and didn't stank that bad anymore. More than 95% of the raw food gets digested very easily and as a result they're very energetic always and shit less amount as compared to the time when they were on commercial dog-food and other home-made food. Now, what happens when you feed them with home-made food is that it's very difficult for them to digest the food and so they remain very low most of the time, just like the way we remain low after having something which would give us some problem in the stomach. With raw food, they get instant energy and they don't have to struggle much in digesting them. Raw food gets them into the best shape provided you give sufficient exercise to your dog and de-worm him every month. All the experts had told me that the Vet-bills will get reduced to nothing and it happened. One more thing, never think that the meat here in India is bad for the dogs because whatever looks bad to us is actually very good for the dogs. They have a very superb digestive system which can kill even the Salmonella bacteria. For any help you may reach me on yourk9buddy@gmail.com

By: George | 03 Sep 2010 12:16 am

George

I'd second Kumud and Bhartan. I have total 3 dogs. A male Chocolate Labrador, a female Black Labrador and a female black American Cocker Spaniel. I used to feed my Labs home-food, milk, cheese n tried the best available dog-foods too but in vain. Then after a lot of research, and having consulted hundreds of dog-breeders and trainers from various countries I started keeping them on the B.A.R.F diet, (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food "or" Bones And Raw Food). Results were just fabulous in just one month. Such a fast growth was a big surprise. They look superb now. Hair-Shedding got reduced to almost Nil, Motions became very normal, hard and would get reduced to chalk like powder in 4-5 hours and didn't stank that bad anymore. More than 95% of the raw food gets digested very easily and as a result they're very energetic always and shit less amount as compared to the time when they were on commercial dog-food and other home-made food. Now, what happens when you feed them with home-made food is that it's very difficult for them to digest the food and so they remain very low most of the time, just like the way we remain low after having something which would give us some problem in the stomach. With raw food, they get instant energy and they don't have to struggle much in digesting them. Raw food gets them into the best shape provided you give sufficient exercise to your dog and de-worm him every month. All the experts had told me that the Vet-bills will get reduced to nothing and it happened. One more thing, never think that the meat here in India is bad for the dogs because whatever looks bad to us is actually very good for the dogs. They have a very superb digestive system which can kill even the Salmonella bacteria. For any help you may reach me on yourk9buddy@gmail.com

By: George | 03 Sep 2010 12:23 am

Ajinkya Gaikwad

A friend of mine recommended chicken liver alongwith rice and another asked me to get in touch with a local butcher to get lamb bones and other body parts like pig feet etc...any opinion about it..??

By: Ajinkya Gaikwad | 05 Sep 2010 11:11 pm

George

No grains. I feed my dogs with beef. 80% of lean meat, 10% of meaty bones and 10% organs (liver / heart / lungs / tripe). I'd say Tripe is best of all and i feed them a lot of Tripe and Heart. Please check if you get Sardines fish there. If yes, then pls feed them thrice/week with good Sardines. Please email me a pic of your Lab to yourk9buddy@gmail.com

By: George | 06 Sep 2010 1:57 am

Ajinkya Gaikwad

I have changed my dog's diet now....I am trying to vary it as far as possible...
He now eats boiled Chicken with Chapati (3) or 2-3 Eggs with rice or chapati, with a mix of ground spinach,tomato,carrot, whichever is available.Out of his 4 meals, I try to givehim pedigree only twice...
I also add VenGro drops (10-12), and nutricoat omega 3 to his food alongwith venky's probiotic...
What do u think about this diet..?

By: Ajinkya Gaikwad | 26 Sep 2010 9:55 pm

George

How old is he now?

By: George | 27 Sep 2010 1:35 am

Ajinkya Gaikwad

He will turn 6 months old tomorrow.... :)

By: Ajinkya Gaikwad | 27 Sep 2010 9:26 am

George

Wow, he's a Libran :) I have sent you an email. Please send me your phone number. Will call you.

By: George | 27 Sep 2010 11:54 pm

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