Heart problems and eating

by Ashleigh
(San diego)

My little one, Angelique has heart problems and I’m having a hard time know what to feed ...she really doesn’t want to eat much...she is on medications but dr is doing all he can. I’m heartsick and want to help her as much as I can....she’s 13 yrs old and my buddy. If you know any tricks to get her to eat more...I would appreciate any help...thank Ashleigh

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Apr 03, 2018
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losing our babies NEW
by: Ashleigh

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss...believe me Iknow how devestating it is, we lost Angelique just 2 weeks now..its so hard to accept. she was my best friend . Don't think I can get another dog..its just to painful and I'm already 76 yrs old...Our other coton just turned 14 and is slowing down....can't even think about losing him too...please know my love is with you !

Apr 02, 2018
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by: Pete Ullery

I just lost my buddy Spanky to hear issues this morning. He was 9.5 years old. It was totally unexpected. Unfortunately his father passed on at 11 years from the same issue and we just learned Spankys brother Dusty has the same problem. Is this becoming a problem with this breed? My wife and I are totally devastated. I would love to get another Coton down the road but I am afraid I'll run into the same issue.

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Feb 17, 2018
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by: Ashleigh

Just want to thank everyone for answering ‘ what to feed my little Angelique’. You guys have great ideas. I’ve tried all except the ground turkey recipe so far. She seems ok with one ot two times but then it goes away after that. Will try turkey recipe next.....you are all very sweet to help me and I’ll keep you informed.....Thanks, ASHLEIGH

Feb 17, 2018
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Healthy dog food NEW
by: Connie

My Charlie LOVES this, but I would consult with your vet before giving to your little Angel. You might want to half the recipe and see if she likes it first.
3 lbs ground turkey, browned in 1 T. Olive oil and crumbled
1 1/2 cups brown rice coked according to directions
3 cups spinach, chopped
2 carrots, shredded
1 zucchini, shredded
1/2 cup dozen peas, cooked according to pkg directions
Combine all ingredients and cook until spinach, carrots, and zucchini are wilted. Add peas last. Cool completely. I serve Charlie 1 cup twice a day, and froze it in 1 cup portions in freezer bags. This recipe lasts 1 week. Charlie will be very unhappy when he gets his regular Merrick dry food on Monday! Good health to your little fur baby!

Feb 14, 2018
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Angelique eatting NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi
Sorry to hear about your pups heart trouble. Out Mr Pip is a picky eater. I find cutting up some treats in with his food helps. I feed him Fromm, also, the duck and sweet potato flavour. my son also has a Cotton who is only 5-7lbs and they add pumpkin to her food that they get from pet store to perk up her appetite.
Our Mr Pip is the larger one . He is 14lbs. Such a character.

Feb 11, 2018
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An idea about food NEW
by: Leslie

My little Blue is a very small Coton - she turned out to weigh only 6.5 lbs. She has eaten Fromm her whole life, and I’m told it’s really good food. But she doesn’t seem to like it. Since she’s so small I didn’t want to add other ingredients. So I have wiped her bowl with a Pill Pocket (lots of aroma and flavor, without a lot of extra calories) or other tasty, healthy food. She seems to enjoy that and eats better. I think the aroma helps a lot - just like it does for us.
I hope Angelique finds something that works to improve her appetite!!

Feb 10, 2018
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Angelique NEW
by: Gale

I'm sorry to hear that your buddy isn't feeling well. Have you tried adding some high quality chicken or fish to her food? Experiment with different foods to add that might tempt her. Sending lots of hugs and healing energy!

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