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Sick Dog, Eaten Raw Chicken this Morning

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by pixie74943, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any ideas why my dog is panting and shaking? She normally eats dog biscuts and We dog food for breakfast. This morning I gave her some raw chicken, about 200g for my little chihuahua (sp?)

    She was fine earlier, but around 5ish she started getting really nervous. She's had a HUGE poop, which came out lighter in colour than normal, and she's been panting heaps, staying still. She's jumped at shadows a couple of times (strange). She's had a little drink of milk, now she's not panting like mad, but she's still shaking.



    Does it sound like something in the chicken? It has unfortunately been frozen, thawed, and refrozen, and then rethawed before she got it. Could that have something to do with it?

    BTW, she's about 9years old.
     
  2. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    she may be under some intestinal distress... if you can, get her to the vet.
    I personally wouldn't eat chicken like that for myself.. so the dogs wouldn't get it either.
     
  3. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is he used to eating raw? My dogs are on raw meat/ bone/ offals 3-4 days a week, their poos are small, white, dry and no smell.
     
  4. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Nope... she had a little bit of raw chicken yesterday including her normal biscuts... Today with her first day of raw chicken only

    She has had it before but not in this quantity.
     
  5. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    There were no bones in the chicken, I'm sure.
    My vet told me that shaking was a sign of either fever or pain(or of course, nervousness, but doesn't sound like that is what it is).
    Wonder if it could be pancreatitis? I was told to NEVER feed table food and that any meat with any fat can cause pancreatitis.
    Any change in their diet can cause digestive distress.
    Hope it's nothing serious, but if she is still like that when the vet opens, I would at least call.
     
  6. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:There were bones, being uncooked chicken it shouldnt have mattered.

    I expect the problem was that she wasnt used to the changed diet. And because I thawed and refroze the chicken (Dad's opinion).

    And can pancreatitis show itself within one day of the food being given?
     
  7. Redyre Rotties

    Redyre Rotties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You are not a dog, so I certainly would not recommend you eating raw chicken.

    TO THE OP: I am not familiar with gram measurements. What type of raw chicken? Muscle meat? skin? bone?

    WIth such a small dog, I agree with visiting your vet.

    Raw food diets are EXCELLENT for most dogs, but I always recommend one educate themselves beforehand, and use a digestive enhancer to help dogs starting out avoid gastric upsets that can result from the lack of the intestinal flora needed for proper digestion of raw fresh foods.

    http://www.rawlearning.com

    http://www.naturesfarmacy.com
     
  8. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Pancreatitis can show itself fairly rapidly. Not to be graphic or anything, but watch for changes in her bowel movements(so sorry about that). Any sign of blood or runny stool, and she needs to be seen by your vet.
     
  9. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You are not a dog, so I certainly would not recommend you eating raw chicken.

    TO THE OP: I am not familiar with gram measurements. What type of raw chicken? Muscle meat? skin? bone?

    WIth such a small dog, I agree with visiting your vet.

    Raw food diets are EXCELLENT for most dogs, but I always recommend one educate themselves beforehand, and use a digestive enhancer to help dogs starting out avoid gastric upsets that can result from the lack of the intestinal flora needed for proper digestion of raw fresh foods.

    http://www.rawlearning.com

    http://www.naturesfarmacy.com

    I had a chicken frame that I broke down into usable packages. this morning she got, a little bit of neck, some ribs and a solider piece I'm not sure what it was. All from the torso area, all nice and meaty.

    As for the amount, about a hand full... 2% of her body weight.

    I always assumed that dogs could handle meat, we've fed it before and she's been fine, never in this large quantity.
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I agree with redyre. A trip to the vet is necessary, but I don't think it was the chicken. My dogs get raw chicken every day, that is except on the days we can afford raw beef.
     

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