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A year ago our Great Pyrenees, Sir Moose was diagnosed with liver disease. He was just "melting" away. He would not eat the hepatic food, and even if I put his pills in his stomach, he managed to get them out. I would find them all over the house. He had no energy to speak of, wouldn't even com into the kitchen or go to his food bowl, rarely carried on with the dogs around us. I decided that quality of life was better than quantity and I researched and started cooking for him. His stomach had shrunk so much he only at little amounts at a time, but he was eating.

I was cooking him oatmeal in the morning, added a tad of honey & milk and cooked boneless skinless chicken breast. Supper was rice, chopped apples, sweet potatoes, carrots and frozen green beans cooked in chicken broth. I added the dosage of organic milk thistle and coconut oil, starting with 1/2 teaspoon and now it is a full tablespoon. He would not eat the vitamins I bought and if I put them in his food, he wouldn't eat. So I wanted him to eat some kibble.

I don't know why he turned his nose up at kibble except it reminded him of that hepatic. I tried Taste of the Wild, 4 Health, Purina Pro Plan, Nutrish, and even Pedigree. I ended up givng them all away. But then I hit on Nature's recipe grain free chicken, pumpkin and sweet potato and he loved it. So most mornigns he gets it for breakfast, but sometimes I do cook him him the oatmeal and add ither the cooked chicken or a scrambled egg. Supper, I cook for him, and sometimes he wants more, so I put kibble in his dish. Just before bedtime he gets 1/2 cup of cottage cheese.

The first week in Nov., we was 78 pounds, down from the 112. Jan. 5, he was 88 pounds. Took him in to get weighed today and he was 90.7 pounds. So I must be doing somethin right. Oh, he now carries on with every dog in town, he is in the kitchen when we fix his supper, watching and waiting, he gets after squirrels. He is his old self.
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SCOOTER 6/14/94 - 8/22/99
BUCK 2/8/95 - 5/15/07
HUNTER 8/19/99 - 10/16/03
KAYCEE 8-19-99 -5-25-08
HONEY ADOPTED GROWN 12/07/02 - 8/13/14
SOPHIE 1/8/04 - ADOPTED 2/17/15 - 10/12/16
GREAT PYRENEES SHAGGY adopted AT AGE 7 8/31/14 - 9/23/14 AGE 7
GREAT PYRENEES SIR MOOSE ADOPTED 9/30/14 ---- 12/5/18 AGE 11 1/2

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I'm so glad that sweet Sir Moose is doing well!

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Sir Moose looks great!

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