Thursday, June 11, 2009
Bucky the Potato Head
Bucky has been on antibiotics and pepcid for the last week or so for his pancreatitis. His digestive tract is in a tender state, for the pancreatitis and his nasty reaction to the pain killers in the previous week. The vet ordered us a bland diet for the puggy till he recovers. First I tried to feed him rice, he didn't like it. We only have brown rice and mix multi grain rice and apparently the grains are too harsh for his tender belly. Then I tried mashed potatoes, mixed with various foods I dig up from the back of the fridge. Some meals he really liked, when I used real mashed potatoes with butter and chicken broth, which I'm concerned was not exactly bland and in fact quite fattening. Some meals he didn't like; and when I say he didn't like I mean he threw up, which was when the taste of the broth was too strong or store brought food with too much spice. I cut back on the add-ins after he threw up, and gave him plain mashed potato with a slight hint of broth. That my friend, was not real food in my puggy's dictionary, so he refused to eat. Today I tried potato with broth, mixed with some cooked egg, tiny pieces of peas and carrots. He swallowed it down. But I'm seriously short on ideas now. What else can you dress up plain mashed potato so it's nice and tasty yet still bland?