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?

9 comments:

Rose said...

My vets always said white rice and hamburger for stomach problems. Have you tried that? Also scrambled egg. Just a thought.

knittinwolf said...

My vet has always told me to boil chicken and white rice when they have tummy troubles. Poor baby, hope he feels better soon and finds something he can handle eating. Happy DOT!

Jennifer said...

Frisky highly recommends a little skinless chicken and some plain yogurt.

Poor Bucky, hope he gets over this soon. That is a great picture of him - still adorable even when grumpy.

Vivian said...

I will certainly give rice and chicken another try. We might have to go grocery shopping for the pug, what else is new.

Jennifer, I cheated on the picture. It's an old one, which I actually used on my checks. Bucky has lost some weight in the last couple of weeks, probably better for his old joints, but he protests for the lack of delicious kibbles.

Sue said...

My vet also recommends chicken and rice or boiled hamburg and rice. Some soothing yogurt might help, too.

Scrabblequeen said...

When our dog was doing poorly, we were told to feed her cottage cheese and rice. Not necesarrily together! Hope your little friend is better soon.

Sonya said...

Poor guy, I hope he is feeling etter soon.

KimKim said...

A little bit of steamed chicken or steamed lamb?

Tobi said...

We sure hope Bucky gets well soon. Such a cutiepie!

Tobi