Sunday, February 08, 2015
Murphy Says Hi.
I bought some low sodium fat free chicken broth to mix with his chicken and rice and green beans, pureed the whole mess in the blender, and made old dog baby food. He lapped up a good portion, and a few hours later he is acting far more like his normal self. He left his bed voluntarily today, has consumed a couple of dozen of the vanilla cupcake goldfish crackers. He has also resumed his place (with a boost from his barely competent staff) on the furniture. It's been two weeks since he's budged from his bed voluntarily.
After making myself a cup of tea with vanilla almond milk and local palmetto honey (a fabulous combination) I suddenly wondered if honey would be good for him - he's so thin, he needs easily consumed calories, and energy that doesn't involve added fat. The Google confirms that yes, honey is good for dogs, and in fact, it can be soothing to gastrointestinal upsets. So guess who will get a drizzle of honey on his tablespoon of yogurt for dessert tonight?
I'm holding off on the vet for now. We seem to have turned a corner.