? 1/12 Scooter AMPS 95 Appy off

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  1. Jill & Scooter

    Jill & Scooter Well-Known Member

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    Happy Saturday all!
    Scooter has just been cruising along earning his reductions. About a week ago he started seeming a little less enthused about his food. He ate, but just didn't inhale it like he has. Sometimes he didn't eat all of a snack when his feeder first turned, but would go finish it in a while. I chalked this up to him being regulated and not being starving all the time and going back to grazing instead of inhaling. The last two days he's been more picky, sometimes refusing his chicken pate unless I put some Tiki chicken in it. He also was not as interested in his chicken Pure Bites. I wondered if maybe he was just tired of chicken. Last night he refused his chicken pate and his Tiki chicken. I gave him some chicken and whitefish pate (Scooter loves seafood, but I have read that it's not that good for them so I save it for occasional) and he inhaled it. I fixed that in his feeder for the night. He ate his +2 and +4, but when I got up to test him at +7 he had not eaten his +6. With some coaxing and eating out of a spoon I got him to eat most of his + 6 and left the feeder open so he could eat his +7 if he wanted. When I got up this morning he had eaten a bit more. I fixed the chicken and whitefish for his breakfast, but he refused it. I got out some FF Salmon (his very favorite) and with coaxing and feeding him with a spoon, I got him to eat enough that I felt comfortable giving his shot. About 1/2 an hour later he went and inhaled the food in his feeder, licking up every last bit. I'm not sure if he's not feeling good, but his BG numbers are good and all 5 P's are in place. He didn't act nauseous this morning (no lip licking), but the fact that he ate really well after I got a little in him makes me think maybe he was???
    Any ideas as to what might be going on with him? Scooter is usually a very good eater and not at all picky. Weather or not there's something else going on, I'm thinking I should order him a different food. I live in a very small town and there's not much available here. The nearest Petco is 80 miles away. I depend on Chewy for most food and treats. Any food or treat suggestions would also be welcome.
     
  2. LizzieInTexas

    LizzieInTexas Well-Known Member

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    No issues with phosphorus? If not, lots of options. Weruva is a good quality food and has a good variety and reasonably priced. Just look at the calories because some are lower. They also have all the nutritional info on their website.

    https://weruva.com

    Gizmo loved the Instinct Freeze Dry Rabbit treats. You can crush them also and use them as a topper. Also the Purebites Duck Liver.

    :bighug: for continued appy improvement.
     
  3. Rosie & Bailey

    Rosie & Bailey Well-Known Member

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    Sending appy vines :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  4. Jill & Scooter

    Jill & Scooter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Lizzie! As far as I know Scooter has no phosphorous issues. Looking at the Weruva site, it lists carbs as ME, as fed and dry matter. Which one do I want to use to make sure I get him one that is low enough in carbs?
     
  5. Jill & Scooter

    Jill & Scooter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Rosie! You and Bailey have a good weekend!
     
  6. Tracey&Jones (GA)

    Tracey&Jones (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like he maybe bored of the chicken. I would try some duck or rabbit if you can get it. Maybe some turkey? Nature's Variety Rabbit is about 6% carb. If you can get the Rawz brands they are very low in carb as well.
     
  7. Pamela & Amethyst

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  8. Jill & Scooter

    Jill & Scooter Well-Known Member

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    ThanksTracey! Chewy doesn’t carry the Rawz, but they do have the Natures Variety. He doesn’t like turkey, but I was thinking some duck and or rabbit. I just wish you could buy just two or three cans of something instead of a case from Chewy. I’m going to order him a couple kinds of something in a little bit. Hopefully I’ll guess something he’ll like! Lol
     
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  9. Jill & Scooter

    Jill & Scooter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Pamela!
     
  10. Tracey&Jones (GA)

    Tracey&Jones (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Too bad you are not in Canada...I have a couple options I could share!
     
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  11. Judy and Boomer

    Judy and Boomer Well-Known Member

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    Sending appy vines!
     
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  12. LizzieInTexas

    LizzieInTexas Well-Known Member

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  13. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    I hope Scooter is just bored with his food and you can find something he will eat consistently. Sending prayers.
     
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  14. Susan&Felix

    Susan&Felix Well-Known Member

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    Vines for Scooter to be feeline all right and he just wants to try some new foods (and to have his momma spoon-feed him).
     
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  15. Jill & Scooter

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    Scooter has eaten pretty well today. I’m giving him someFF salmon mixed with his chicken pate (for some reason if he eats much FF he gets liquid poos). I also got some FF beef (about the only other LC I can get here). I have never given Scooter beef before but I gave him a couple teaspoons with his dinner and he seemed to really like it. So far he hasn’t shown any bad effects from it. I have ordered him some Weruva Lamb & Duck, some Natures Variety Rabbit, Pure Bites Duck and a Beef Liver. I sure hope he likes at least some of this.
    Thank You all for the apply vines and food suggestions!
     

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