Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sit & Scoot Update: Liver to the Rescue!


One of my math teachers once described a student's answer on a test. The question and answer were right, but in between was the sentence, "A miracle happens." No points for that.

In real life, though, the right answer does get points. My dog, Molly, who has had problems with her anal glands most of her life, seems to have finally gotten permanent relief. Over the past month or so, I've been feeding her cooked liver--about half a pound a week. (I've also been giving her 250 mg of magnesium every day.) The liver goes in the dog dish, a miracle happens, and the yucky stuff comes out of her anal glands when she goes outdoors, just as it should. I know this because I almost never see her sit and scoot anymore, and she licks a lot less.

Molly also eats Taste of the Wild dog food (bison flavor--she's constantly hungry on the salmon flavor), non-starchy veg, a little coconut, and the liver (which replaces an equal amount of dog food twice a week). She also pre-washes greasy dishes.

This is another good example of a good diet being a good investment. It cost time and money to have Molly's anal glands drained; and more money if they were infected. Her teeth are whiter and cleaner, too, so they shouldn't need professionally cleaned as often.


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

How much does Molly weigh? My dog is much smaller, and how is the liver "cooked". Thank you, Linda

Lori Miller said...

Molly is around 65 pounds and on a 700 calorie per day diet. Twice a week or so, I fry 1/4 pound in a tablespoon of coconut oil for her. That's 326 calories.

She still sits and scoots sometimes, but her anal glands haven't been infected since I started feeding her liver.

tess said...

has Molly given up the "scooting" yet? Spenser didn't stop IMMEDIATELY, but he hasn't done it (or chewed on his "tail") for quite a long time now! hurrah for TOTW....

Lori Miller said...

She still sits & scoots sometimes, but she hasn't had an infection.