Thursday, February 15, 2007

Reference Book?

Steve is sick today. Dad was up all night with him. He had to go outside like every 30 minutes to do business. I was sleeping through the whole thing, but from what I hear, it was quite yucky. So at 1 AM this morning, Mom decided that she and Dad need to get a reference book so they can look up symptoms and find out if there is something they can do to make us feel better and when our symptoms are bad enough to go to the vet and stuff like that. So does anypuppy have a recommendation?


PS. Last I checked on Steve, he was doing better. He didn't get very much breakfast, but he was feeling more like wrestling. I hope he gets completely better because today is dog park day and I don't want to miss it!


Althea said...

Hey Kat,
Does Steve have "sick poops"? I had this problem the other week and our vet told my parents to give me ground beef and cottage cheese. Dad put the recipe below. Hope he feels better.

Boil the ground beef and separate out the fat. Let the beef cool. Mix one part ground beef with two parts cottage cheese (small curd). Give about 1 cup morning and night for 3 to 4 days then start reintroducing normal food a little at a time.

Rosco the wonder mutt said...

My mom does what Althea said to do...except she uses a little bit of plain yogurt. Whatever you have on hand I guess!

Lots of love,

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Thank you Althea and Rosco! You're great pup pals!


Khady Lynn said...

Merck has an online vet manual at, which is comprehensive medical info. For general dog health a good book is "The Doctors Book of Home Remidies for Dogs and Cats". Or, "Dr. Pitcairn's New Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats." And also "Whole Health for Happy Dogs". You can find all of them on, for pretty cheap.


The Army of Four said...

That Merck manual is really helpful. Sorry to hear Steve is sick - please keep us posted on how he's doing, OK? And don't hesitate to call your vet!!!
Tail wags,

IndyPindy said...

Hmmmm, I don't know about books. Fasting for 24 hours is the only thing that helps me. If it doesn't get better after 1 day of fasting or the diet Althea recommended, call the vet. Poor puppy!

Hey, check out the post on my blog about the peanut butter recall!

The Brat Pack said...

We hope Steve is feeling better!

Tail wags,
The Brat Pack

Deanna said...

Pumpkin is pretty magic for making the poops better (whichever way the poop is going wrong). And it tastes good, too. Fresh or canned, but not pumpkin pie filling!

Sooky said...

So sorry to hear Steve was sick, Hope he's feeling better, Everyone has given great advice, My only recommendation is a book called The Dog Owners Home Veterinary Handbook.
Puppy kisses, Sooky