Meeker's Daily Menu

31 Oct 2006Steve Schwarz

Ever since I adopted Meeker he has had dry and itchy skin. Nancy recommended I add coconut oil to his diet and his skin isn’t dry anymore and he is growing a nice soft coat. He was diagnosed and treatd for a Staph skin infection a couple times though and received anti biotic treatments. He now has a different skin infection that I am treating. Our regular vet has referred Meeker to a Dermatologist to try to find out what is going on. As part of that I needed to put together a list of all the foods he eats and the soaps etc we use to wash him.

Meeker gets almost the same menu as Milo. The table below lists his total daily intake split over two meals. Of course I am not recommending anyone else try these supplements at these or any other levels without consulting with their veterinarian or nutritionist. Some of these vitamins and supplements can cause diarrhea at our dog’s dosages; they have built up to these levels over time.

Taking the time to write up a list like this is useful for other reasons too. It can be helpful when you visit your veterinarian or a specialist and they need to check for interactions with other medications.

 Meeker
Food 
Canidae1 2/3C
Anti-Oxidants 
Super Oxy Green1 tablet
Very Green Drink Powder1/2 t
Salmon Oil1/2 t
Coconut Oil2 t
Brewers Yeast with Garlic2 t
Joints 
Glycoflex IIIGlucosamine HCl 1000 mg, Methylsulfonylmethane 1000 mg, Brewers Yeast 810 mg, Perna canaliculus (Green-Lipped) Mussel 600 mg, Dicalcium Phosphate 262 mg, Stearic Acid 190 mg, Cellulose 190 mg, N, N Dimethylglycine HCl (DMG) 100 mg, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate 100 mg (contains 10 mg elemental Manganese), Vitamin E 50 IU, Calcium Ascorbate (Vitamin C) 30 mg, Silicon Dioxide 21 mg, Grape Seed Extract 5 mg, L-Glutathione 2 mg, Selenium 0.002 mg.
GP FlexChondroitin400 mg
GI 
Yogurt1 T
Prozyme1/2 t
Fiber 
Wheat Germ2 t
Oat Bran2 t
Canned Pumpkin2 T
Prunes2-4 medium
Fresh Fruit/Vegetables 
Apple1/2
Banana1/4 AM
Berry Mix2 T
Carrot1 med
Spinach1/4 cup
Training Treats 
Charlee Bear Liver Treats~50 pcs
Zukes Training Treats (Salmon, Chicken, Peanut Butter)~20 pcs
Chicken Livers Cooked in Garlic1-2 pcs
Assorted Treats 
Kong Stuffing2 t Peanut butter, 4-5 Alpo Snacks, Charlee Bear Treats (leftovers from above)

Meeker is bathed once a month using Murphy’s Oil Soap with a little “fancy” Origins dog shampoo that was a gift to Mr. Peabody and Milo.

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