Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wednesday Woes for a Woo



What to do when Thunder doesn't want to eat?

Thunder has a voracious appetite and Thunder is never sick.  Mom says he has never once in his seven years turned down a bowl of food.  But since Saturday that is exactly what he has been doing.  At first it was just him leaving a little bit in his bowl.  But now he won't eat any of his kibble.  Yesterday he did eat some of Phantom's gastrointestinal canned food, but not at all today.


Mom took him to the vet Tuesday night where they determined that his anal glands were very full.  After they took care of that problem, they thought maybe he was just "backed up" and would be fine.

Meanwhile, yesterday Mom got word that the food that we all eat was part of a recall (second one in two months - we are so done with them now), so she thought maybe it was the food.  But we all eat the same food, and he is the only one who doesn't want to eat.


He also doesn't want to go for much of a walk, lagging far behind after just a few minutes.  After talking to Mom this morning, the vet said she wanted to give it one more day.  She told Mom to try giving him some chicken.  And after hearing about the food recall, she wanted Mom to see if he would eat another brand of kibble. So Mom brought home two different bags of high quality food and he won't eat either.  He did eat some of the chicken.


As you can imagine, Mom is pretty worried about Thunder.  He will now be seeing the vet tomorrow afternoon.  We are asking you all to send him some good vibes.  We are so hoping it is just a minor tummy upset, but it is still worrisome.

Update from Mom:  Some have asked what the food is.  It is Natura Pet's California Natural Grain Free Chicken formula.  The recall involves all of Natura Pet's foods due to a second occurrence of salmonella contamination.  They have not specified which food is contaminated but have recalled all of their products ( includes EVO and Innova and others).  The dog food specialist at our local store says that salmonella is an issue for humans handling the food and highly unlikely to affect the animals.  But I am very upset that this has happened twice in only a few months.  I honestly don't think the kibble is the problem, that is why I am worried about him, especially in light of the fact that TD is never sick and always eats.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

50 comments:

Collie222 said...

Poor boy! We are sending lots of good thoughts and prayers for Thunder!

Nola said...

Paws crossed!
Nola

harrispen said...

We have all our paws crossed tight for Thunder.

Millie & Walter

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh sweety you must eat because we know so well your mum will be very worried. I hope it is just a upset stomach and that you will start eating again quick smart.. Paws crossed Hugs GJ xx

ra husky said...

prayers and pawsitive huskerboo vibes mates,

RA

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Woos, we're sending Thunder our best thoughts to feel better real soon. Shame on the food company for having to recall food twice. Glad you are onto someone else now. Take care mates. We are thinking of you. No worries, and LOVE, Stella and Rory

Elyse and Riley said...

Hmm...that is weird, especially since he is like Riley and has never missed a meal before!! Poor guy. Hope everything ends up being okay! Scary. Please keep us updated. <3

Elyse and Riley

Stewey said...

Aww - we're sorry to hear that Thunder is feeling under the weather :(
What about plain cooked rice?
Sometimes that works!
Sending Thunder many healing vibes!
Stewey and mom

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We are so SAD and Worried. Poor THUNDER... We have our paws crossed tightly for him.
PLEASE keep us informed.
PeeS... What kibble were you using? We had not heard of any recent recalls. Word usually gets around Blogville. This one must have been kept very quiet. That is troubling.

Jo's World said...

I agree with Frankie as to publicising the company with the bad food.

Maybe part of it is just hot weather and a tummy upset. I hope thats all it is.

Big hugs to TD and we hope for a quick recovery!

Cheers,
Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Marg said...

Oh Thunder, you need to start eating. WE don't like to hear this news. Tell Mom to cook you lots of chicken and you had better eat that.We sure are sending tons of woofs and some mighty purrs and prayers too. We sure want you to get better. You are our boy. Big hugs to the Mom.

scotsmad said...

It's very worrying. Maybe Thunder is the only one affected by some food. I, Daisy, have a more sensitive stomach than the other two.

We hope it's just a minor upset too. Paws crossed.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

rottrover said...

Ugh...never a good sign here either. Good vibes coming to TD.

Bart, a ruby and otto

tpagrl said...

Thunder, hope you are feeling back up to snuff real soon.

BeadedTail said...

Oh noes Thunder! We're sorry you're not feeling well and are sending lots of purrs that you feel better soon!

savannahspawtracks.com said...

oh NOes!! Thunder!! I missed this post...runs to click mouse to get to newer post...

Amber DaWeenie said...

Sending only good thoughts and lots of hugs to Thunder. Our Shelby went through the same thing a couple of weeks ago. This is a pup who ALWAYS inhales her food and for 4 days she wasn't acting like herself at all. After spending $200 on a series of x-rays and blood tests, she bounced right back all by herself. Paws crossed that Thunder does the same.

Ruby and Penny said...

We are sending tonnes & tonnes of doxie feel beter vibes Thunders way. We hope he is feeling better tomorrow and doesn't need the vet.

Hugs

Love Ruby & Penny

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

We always used chicken liver brownies crumbled over a meal when we had a do that wouldn't eat. Hope that idea works!

Fingers crossed and prayers lifted in Thunder's name!

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

that is so worrying - we have our paws crossed fro Thunder - hopefully the vet can find out what is the problem

sprinkles said...

Poor Thunder! Anytime a pet doesn't eat is worrying. I hope that it really is just an upset tummy and that he'll be feeling better in no time.

My boys have their paws crossed, and I've got my fingers crossed for his good health.

Jo's World said...

Thanks for letting us know about the brand. Seems I heard of another dog eating that brand some time ago and getting sick.

Thunder is in our prayers tonight, one of our most favorite boys. I hope tomorrow is better!

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

GOOSE said...

Sending good vobes, paws crossed and saying a prayer or two or 87.
Blessings,
Goose

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh Thunder!!! We want you to feel better! I am sending some healing bubbles to make you feel better, and I am crossing my paws that you feel better, and saying doggy prayers for you too,
love
tweedles

KB Bear said...

We are sending our very strongest vibes that Thunder will start feeling better very soon. We have been through this with R twice. He is like Thunder - he eats voraciously every day. For him, the first time we found parasites. The second time his dog food got recalled just after he refused to eat it. It did take a while before he would eat any kind of kibble that second time - my vet says that she sees this behavior sometimes, where the dog generalizes that all kibble is bad since one kind made him feel sick.

Sorry to go on and on... but I am hoping with all my heart that Thunder starts eating and walking tomorrow and it's nothing serious.

What Remains Now said...

Paws crossed for Thunder. Please get well, Thunder!

Prancer Pie said...

We're sending purrs and purrayers from all of us kittehz. Keep us posted, please. Mommy understand how upsetting this is and says to take care. XOXO

Lorenza said...

Thunder!
I really hope you will feel much better soon!
Maybe it is just something that made your tummy feel uncomfy!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Team Beaglebratz said...

Shiloh'n Diva Shasta here - since we r Beaglez an'Beaglez r furry much known tue b vacuumz when eatin'our mom haz a purty good idea of how worried your mom iz. We r now 10 an'6 an'our mom sez she cood probably count on one hand the number of timez we Beaglebratz haf not eaten. We haf our pawz crossed an'mom iz sayin'prayerz that Thunder startz eatin'REALLY soon.
S'n DS

Mom Kim here - the Beaglebratz really like a spoonful of cottage cheese on their kibble - plus it is good for an upset tummt.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

When your best eater stops, it IS worrisome...but not necessarily something awful. We are sending our strongest White Dog healing energies and positive food thoughts. Maybe reading my tips for sharing a lamb chop on Tuesday's post might get Thunder salivating. Love, Siku and The White Dog Army

Arno Vom Altvilstal said...

We are so sorry for you, because we ca feel how worried you are about Thunder!we send to him all our good vibes and we think very hard of you! Hopefully he is all right very soon.
All our love for you, dear Thunder!!!
Arno and Mom Silvia

Molly The Wally said...

We send POTP and big hugs to Thunder and we too pray he will bounce back. We had three bouts of this awful bug with Pip and four with Molly last year and as they ended up with blood in the stools is was very scary. Antibiotics , rest and lots of chicken and rice. We know how worried you must be. With ours every time they got over it within a month or so it was back. Upsetting, worrying, and expensive. The chicken and rice did help though. Maybe Thunder is more sensitive to the product than the rest. Hope that is what it is.
Thinking of you.
Do pupdate us on how things are.
Best wishes Molly

Mitch and Molly said...

Oh no! Our paws are crossed for you, Thunder! We hope you're feeling much better today!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

jen said...

Sorry to hear about Thunder not wanting to eat. Leroy does that sometimes too, but it's because he gets bored of his food so I have to add something new to it, but like I said that's normal for him.
Fingers crossed that everything is ok with Thunder, we'll be sending good vibes your way!

Frank The Tank said...

Awwwww poor Thunder Dunder! I'm so sorry to hear this bad news, really cant believe that you wont eat, thats not good at all! I am sending you good juju, healthy vibes and lots of woooing love!
I cant believe that they have recalled the food that makes my Mum angry and I'm sure that you feel let down by the food brand!
Love,Licks and Hugs from your Furiend Frank xxxxxxxxxxx

Sam said...

Sending good vibes to Thunder! Nothing is more scarier than when a pup that loves their food quits eating.

Sam

Casey said...

I hope you feel better soon, Thunder!

Piappies World said...

Please get some treats, Thunder. We got our paws crossed for you. Sending you lots of loving vibes from all of us.

Love,
Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

Furry Bottoms said...

Are his teeth okay too? Sometimes sore teeth makes Buddy not want to eat.

Mollie said...

Thunder we are sending healing pawrayers to you.. Hope your not holding out for more Chickun and Rice.. I do that.. Keep us posted :) Hugs and love to you all xx00xx




Mollie and Alfie

SissySees said...

Crossed paws here. I hope Thunder is just having a "spell" and soon is back to himself.

I am outraged with the food recalls. While our brand hasn't been involved, I am still considering just cooking for the girls...

Madi and Mom said...

OH NO THUNDER...WHAT IN THE WORLD IS THE PROBLEM....WE AGREE WITH YOUR MOM
DEFINITELY TIME TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS. PLEASE KEEP US POSTED WE HAVE CROSSED EVERYTHING HERE.
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF AND MOM

easyweimaraner said...

Please get well soon dear Thunder. You are in my thoughts and I hope there is nothing serious wrong with you. I'll send you a big hug.

finnhoward said...

Thunder please get well soon. We are thinking about you here.

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

We are sending all our love and healing Chi vibes to Thunder. We hope he is eating well again soon and doens't need any treatment from the vet. Strangely, Bridget was exactly the same last week and hardly ate a thing. Mum gave her chicken and rice (which she refused) then tried smoked haddock and rice (which she ate a bit of) and then tried lamb mince and rice (which she ate most of). Perhaps you could try some of those things with Thunder to see if his appetite comes back.
Dip Bridge and Elliot x

Ruby said...

Oh Noes! I am sendin' all the healin' vibes I can muster for Thunder!! I loves you buddie (okays, maybe not as much as Lightning, butts thiiiiis close!)
I hopes it's just 'one of those things' that sometimes hits us doggies. Paws crossed, and you tell your Moms, that Ma is thinkin' of her!
Kisses,
Ruby

Bites and Tales said...

I hope you feel better soon, Thunder and that it's nothing serious! Sending lots of good thoughts your way.

FiveSibesMom said...

Oh, Thunder...I am so sorry you are not feeling well. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers that you will be feeling better very, very soon. Sending you and your mom a big hug.

Priscilla Phang said...

Hope some chicken soup could help!

Paws crossed!

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

paws crossed for him xxx