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dani nero

Sharing A Home With Gluten-Eating Puppy

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Puppies lick everything. Their fur, toys, furniture, your hands and there is also the accidental lick on the lips when puppy is close and wants to pay respects. My pup usually eats james wellbeloved which is gluten free. She however got ill, and has been prescribed a special type of pet food and a probiotic paste to prevent vomiting.. both contian gluten. I'm in serious distresd as i don't want to live in a house that requires washing my hand after touching... so many things with risk of getting sick if i forget, nor do i wish to spend my days wiping and cleanig to decontaminate.

Brushing her teeth after every meal will be too difficult as well since she has to eat a teaspoon of her food every two hours.. that's 7 to 10 times a day. I dont think her tummy can handle the toothpaste .. nor do i have the time either.

Please help!

Are there any celiacs out there with such issues? How do you manage? My pup is only 9 weeks, very curious and not afraid of introducing her mouth to everything.

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Hey Dani! It's good to see you! :) I'm glad your puppy has such a caring "Mom".

 

Except for the licking your face part all you have to do is be sure to wash your hands before YOU put anything in your mouth. For me that part was easy because after waitressing for so many years it just got to be a habbit. My cat still eats gluten food and I'm always petting her. And she goes all over my house rubbing the furniture and my hands and sits in my lap. I just wash my hands a hundred times a day and all is well.

 

Other than that, how have you been? Are you feeling better? I am SO SO SO much better than I ever dreamed I would be. Extra intolerances are gone. Even the old jaw pain is better (knock on wood) since I started taking grapeseed extract. It's an anti-inflammatory and it seems to be working wonders. It used to be so painful, especially when it got cold. Well last week it got down to 15 below one night and my jaw was fine!

 

Give that puppy a big hug for me, go wash your hands, and then give yourself a hug for me too. :)

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congrats  on the  puppy....as  an animal  lover  it  sounds  like  puppy  is  having  food/intestinal issues as well....We  use  a  holistic  vet  who does  not  use  traditional  vet  care  but  all alternatives...If  you  can look  for  a  new  vet....

 

We  use  probiotics  for  our kitty & all gluten-free  food....even  though  you were feeding   gluten-free  I would  try  another....  maybe  that  brand  didn't agree  with the  puppy....and  sometimes  they  grow  out  of   vomiting.. it  could  be  the  intestinal tract  is  slower to  develop....sometimes  a  parasite can cause  that  same  problem....did  they do any bloodwork?

Our  kitty  picked  up  some  weird  uncommom parasite  from  walking  in the  grass but  the  holistic  vet  found  it  after a couple  of weeks...she  was  shocked  to know  that  it  was  in our  area  as it  wasn't  a  year ago....

hugs to you & puppy....there's  nothing like  a  sloppy kiss/ wet  nosed  puppy...

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It appears the food you were feeding him was wheat gluten free but not gluten free. 

From their website The carbohydrate content of our food comes from rice, oats and barley 

If you haven't been glutened yet by that food gluten in the new food the vet sold you should be okay.

That said some dogs also need to be gluten and even grain free. Neither that food or the one your vet gave you would be good if that should be the case. Other common food allergies in dogs are beef, pork and chicken. I have a little dog who has too many allergies to even mention. We have had good luck with foods that are either bison or lamb based and grain free. 

Is your puppies main issue vomiting after he eats? Some puppies will eat with such gusto that they overfill the tank, so to speak. If that is the case maybe smaller more frequent meals might help. Just a guess there. 

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I couldn't live without puppy kisses! We feed Natural Balance grain free. You have to watch any foods or treats that even say "gluten/wheat free" as they sneak in barley or oats! Raw food diet is also a good way to go. I don't do that we have three and it can get a little pricey but worth checking into. Also for treats we use g.f. Chex.

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Cap6,

There are a few Gluten free/grain free dog foods on the market that are  modestly priced and and good quality food. The two I know off the bat is Blue Wilderness for dogs,( most of blue Buffalo's products are grain and gluten free) and  Core Wellness offers  gluten free grain free food stuff as well.   This also includes treats to eat for good behavior.  I don't have a dog but a cat,  but while at Petco, petsmart they sell those brands I mentioned. Cool thing with Petco, is per every $100.00 you spend they do send $5.00 gift cards that stack.  my lil furboy moved from Meow Mix, to Blue Buffalo to  Core wellness in a year slowly since we adopted him,  when transitioning an pet to a new food go slowly with it so they will eat and not get ill from changes.

Puppies lick everything. Their fur, toys, furniture, your hands and there is also the accidental lick on the lips when puppy is close and wants to pay respects. My pup usually eats james wellbeloved which is gluten free. She however got ill, and has been prescribed a special type of pet food and a probiotic paste to prevent vomiting.. both contian gluten. I'm in serious distresd as i don't want to live in a house that requires washing my hand after touching... so many things with risk of getting sick if i forget, nor do i wish to spend my days wiping and cleanig to decontaminate.

Brushing her teeth after every meal will be too difficult as well since she has to eat a teaspoon of her food every two hours.. that's 7 to 10 times a day. I dont think her tummy can handle the toothpaste .. nor do i have the time either.

Please help!

Are there any celiacs out there with such issues? How do you manage? My pup is only 9 weeks, very curious and not afraid of introducing her mouth to everything.

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I use the Blue line of food now too. I was finding I was shying away from cuddling with my little guy, not fair to him or me. so I switched his food and his treats, and we are good to go

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The trouble Dani is having though is that her puppy is on a doctor prescribed food that contains gluten. My Mom had a dog with pancreatitis and her vet put her (the dog) on a special food too. The dog hated it! The only way Mom could get her to eat it was to cook it. She got a dedicated toaster oven for the dog food and cooked it in that. Oh my. The smell was HORRIBLE!!! Eventually she gave up on the dog food and started giving her hamburger, cooked and rinsed so it had very little fat in it. The dog thrived on that diet but Mom's pocketbook did not.

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I understand the need for the vet prescribed diet.... but I am going to object a little here. And some of you may disagree but that's ok, I'm going to stick my neck out here anyway!

We currently have three dogs and prior to this had five, the oldest being 18. A couple of our furkids were given vet prescribed foods for various conditions. Once I went g.f. we put the kids on g.f. food as well, chucking the special pricey vet food. After doing a lot of research we felt that most dog foods, even the "pricey" ones are filled with useless grains ~ rice, wheat, oats, barley. Dogs were not meant to eat grains. Grains make for good food filler but do nothing for the overall health of the creatures. Once we went grain free for our pups skin issues went away, no more flaky itchy skin, tummy upsets went away and the two that had been on "special" diets got better.

That said, and I know some will not agree with me, research the pet foods and then decide for yourself. I, personally, do not believe in vet prescribed foods and would cook for my pets before giving the vet foods to them.

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Nobody is disagreeing that gluten-free is better for dogs. But Dani said she WAS feeding her puppy gluten-free dog food and it is only when the puppy got sick that the vet prescribed this special food.

 

She hasn't been back to tell us what condition the puppy has, but obviously the gluten-free food she had been giving it didn't prevent this current illness.

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