I have had dogs forever however I have never ever considered giving puppies or adult dogs ice cubes to suck. I read about this when I started to answer on Yahoo. On Saturday I bought a small amount of lamb’s liver, I cooked this in enough water to produce lots of gravy; I then liquidised this and froze it in lollipop containers. Tonight my dog had a liver lollipop and she loved this.
My intention was to defrost the lollipops, re- heat them and pour this over her usual food, because she has become a picky about her food. Although I know that if a dog becomes a picky eater, it’s usually the owners fault and I have always been first in the queue to suggest remedies for this. However my dog is a ten year old GSD, who has lost her appetite and is loosing weight. Please don’t those of you of haven’t fully read this question fully SHOUT VET to gain points. At present I almost live at the vets
I now feel that I have a vet that I can trust and my dog has had urine and blood tests. The next step is X-rays, I don’t try to economise on her treatment or welfare. Unfortunately vets in training spend little time studying nutrition.
In all of this my big question is about liver and offal. There is something in the back of my mind that too much liver and offal is bad for dogs. Unfortunately I have forgotten what I have read in the past about the cautions.
Please, can those of you who are knowledgeable ring my bells? Can I use a small amount of liver every day to tempt my dog to eat?
I firmly believe that the ultimate diet for dogs is a raw diet. My other dogs thrived on a raw diet. Unfortunately way back, Hanna my present GSD objected to this. She refused her food and as a young dog she lost weight.
Thank you MAXI. She has arthritis; consequently she has a magnetic collar and a magnetic bed. In addition to this she has supplements for arthritis. Bloody Nora, I also have a Chiropractor to treat her on a regular basis. She became an old dog after she was attacked whilst on her lead in November 2008, however she still loves other dogs.
EDIT.walking lady RIP Tom. Thank you for the advise about chicken broth. I cook chicken, remove the skin and bones and she does like this.
EDIT. In the past I have seen answers from clueless kids. Thank you all for your helpful and informative replies. It heartens me to know that when I need help that there are people on this site who are knowledgeable.