Meeker's Daily Menu
31 Oct 2006
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.
|Super Oxy Green||1 tablet|
|Very Green Drink Powder||1/2 t|
|Salmon Oil||1/2 t|
|Coconut Oil||2 t|
|Brewers Yeast with Garlic||2 t|
|Glycoflex III||Glucosamine 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 FlexChondroitin||400 mg|
|Wheat Germ||2 t|
|Oat Bran||2 t|
|Canned Pumpkin||2 T|
|Berry Mix||2 T|
|Charlee Bear Liver Treats||~50 pcs|
|Zukes Training Treats (Salmon, Chicken, Peanut Butter)||~20 pcs|
|Chicken Livers Cooked in Garlic||1-2 pcs|
|Kong Stuffing||2 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.