We constantly research on the internet looking for anything helpful to help Chock-dee’s condition. Recently we came across Trophy’s Dyne which is a high calorie liquid supplement given to dogs and horses when recovering from illnesses or suffering from malnutrition. Chock-dee falls into both those categories. Some months ago she had some emergency surgery which the vet had given her a 50/50 chance of survival. She had Pyometra, an infection of the uterus. As a result she lost her appetite and lost weight so she stayed in the veterinarian hospital for a week on numerous drips recovering from her surgery and a severe blood infection caused by ticks. Our poor girl was very sick.
The vet kept her uterus in the freezer overnight to show us the effects of Pyometra on a uterus, well it was possibly the most fascinating and disgusting thing we had ever seen come out of an animal! It was 3 x size that it should of been and was heavy with all the pus that had spread inside it. Yet another illness we had never come across before. But I digress….
Dyne is available online or in store in the U.S and unfortunately Amazon don’t deliver to our corner of the world. So we called upon some friends and colleagues who have family or friends coming to visit from the States to bring some to us. We’re very keen to try this out with Chock-dee! Each dose contains 150 calories which is great for boosting a dog with malnutrition. After putting our SOS out to our colleagues we had 3 opportunities arise to bring it to Thailand, and one of which is a friend who works in a dog shelter in the U.S. This was perfect and she recommended peanut butter to give to Chock-dee as it is full of protein. Back to the research!
According to various sites online peanut butter can be given as a treat to dogs as long as it does not contain the potentially deadly ingredient Xylitol which is a sweetener added to some brands of peanut butter. It can be found in other products such as chewing gum, toothpaste and yogurt. So the best advice would be to go as natural as possible. Our personal favourite is Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter because it does not contain palm oil which is banned in our household. It does not contain Xylitol either. There are currently only 5 brands that use Xylitol and you can find this information online very easily.
Today we will try the peanut butter and if it proves popular with Chock-dee maybe this afternoon we will concoct some frozen treats with a little help from Pintrest.