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I have a sweet Brussels Griffon. We are fortunate that all of the health issues that could happen with this breed, have not happened yet. He born in a puppy mill in Ohio and was eventually rescued after a brief stint in a pet shop. He was considered unsellable after he caught an infection. I was able to adopt him from the rescue group down there after they got him well. Like many of you, I am also very fussy about what he eats.

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Raw Diet: The Basics

After losing our 2.5 year old Dogue De Bordeaux to GDV (commonly called bloat), we began searching for information on how to prevent this condition. By the time our new pup arrived we had settled on a raw diet for our little giant. While I have been in the animal field for over 7 years and have owned dogs for 11, this is my first raw fed puppy. Of course, starting something so new and different (and time-consuming!) can be daunting, so I'd like to help answer some of the most common questions posed to us about raw diets. There are many ways to feed raw, and even more opinions about what is good and what isnt; this information is based on our personal education and experience.

What is raw feeding?
When raw feeding, what you see is what you get. There are no hidden ingredients, no fillers. All the mystery is taken out of your dogs meals. A raw diet is composed of the same food you eat, but as it suggests, nothing is cooked. Well, I dont know many people who eat bones, but for the most part, raw food is human food.

Why feed raw?
Dogs in the wild did not have little cooked pellets that contained cooked vegetables and grains (or cooked meat, for that matter), thus their systems are not made for digesting these ingredients. A raw diet is a direct evolution of what dogs ate before they became our pets.

Some pet owners who have made the switch have noticed drastic changes in their pets, including:

Shinier, healthier skin
Fresher breath/cleaner teeth
Improved digestion
Improvement with allergy symptoms
Decreased shedding
Increased stamina
Firmer, smaller stools
A general increase in overall health


What can I feed?
When discussing raw feeding you'll often hear people talking about RMB's, which stands for Raw Meaty Bones. A raw meaty bone is a bone with a *lot* of meat on it that is consumable. Yes, a dog can eat (and will enjoy eating) the entire bone. No, the bone is not going to splinter; those canines will be put to good use grinding bones up.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Cooked bones run the risk of splintering- NEVER feed cooked bones!

A dog on a raw diet will need a variety of different meats in order to reap the benefits that each protein provides; for example one type of meat may be higher in iron, while another may be higher in vitamin A. This is why a rotating diet is recommended in order to maintain a healthy raw diet.

Here is a list of some items your dog can try:

Chicken - whole or any parts! (backs, necks, wings, etc.)
Turkey - whole or any parts (wings, necks, etc.)
Cornish game hens (whole)
Beef (any cuts)
Oxtail
Pork (necks, ribs, any cuts)
Rabbit
Fish (canned sardines in WATER, not oil, or Jack mackerel)
Quail
Buffalo, kangaroo- almost anything you can think of!
Also, your dog does need organ meat, for its high nutrient content- feed liver or kidney as 10% of their diet.

When you first start your dog on raw, introduce one protein source at a time. Feed chicken for a week, then beef for a week, and so on, to introduce these foods to your pets system. This way you can easily detect a protein allergy. Once the food is introduced you should have no problem varying meat daily during normal weeks.

A note on bacteria: This was one of my concerns when we starting looking into the raw option. Raw meat is not safe for humans because of bacteria like e-coli and Salmonella. But, canine digestive systems are have some natural immunity to bacteria, and can handle the bacteria in meat without issue, when in good overall health.

In addition to meat, include vegetables, eggs, fruit, yogurt, etc. Eggs, like bones, are a good source of calcium, so are good to use when you dont have bones. Pumpkin is a good system regulator, so we keep that on hand for most meals. There are countless good foods to give your dog, once you start looking! Grains, however, are completely unnecessary- since commercial pet foods are always grain-based diets, many people are used to the idea that their dogs need grain. Its just not true. Some of the positive effects of feeding raw are related to eliminating grain from your dogs diet.

How much does my dog need to eat?
The general rule is to feed a healthy adult dog between 2-4% of its weight daily, and then adjust as needed. If you have an overweight dog, start on the lower end of the spectrum, if you have a dog who needs to gain a little bit of weight, start closer to 4%. You will also be able to judge by looking at your dog- if he is looking a little thin, bump up his meat intake. Puppies may require up to 10% of their weight daily during growth. Raw diets are ideal for growing puppies, too, but they cant eat all the same bones an adult dog can. Give puppies non-weight-bearing bones, as their young teeth cant handle thicker bones.

Where do I find raw food?
Raw diets are catching on as a viable and healthy alternative to commercial pet food, and so there are some brands of packaged raw food. While those are a step up from kibble, they are very expensive and you still dont have the advantage of knowing exactly what your dog eats at each meal. We recommend finding a good butcher or local farmer for your meat source. If you have some extra freezer space, youll probably be able to work out good deals buying in larger quantities. As far as cost goes, raw is less expensive than kibble. Kibble has filler in it, while a raw diet is 100% food a dog will benefit from eating. People feeding kibble need to feed more of it to satisfy a dogs dietary needs; raw food is more cost effective in that sense.

This is just a basic introduction to the world of raw feeding, but I hope it answers some of the most commonly asked questions I see out there.


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I was leaning toward BLUE, Buffalo dog food too, its not buffalo that is the name of the Co.
Suppose to be really good?
One Vet never heard of it, another said it was good.

BUT, for a dog losing Hair,
A CPA I Went to had a dog she rescued, with a skin condition.
She put it on whats called a RAW Diet.
No dog food.
It was like Chicken necks, served raw, and veggies cooked adenta? Carrots, green beans ect.
Maybe if you looked online, Google it, its worth it.
Her dogs fur is beautiful now and no more problems.

I have a Pom and at times they cough, I know its possible that could have problems with the throat, and not to use collars for walking use a harness, no pulling on the neck at all.

I need to read down further, did'nt get to far, but its good to see so many post on dogs health.
Thanks for that :)

Seems there was a Vet on here?? Maybe it was a different Team, but maybe they can be helpful.

My Corgis had Stones and went on a Special Diet from the Vets.
My male had stones, my female Crystalization in the urine, so was put on a Uniary Dog food, sold at the Vets.


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I'm guessing the hiccups might be from swallowing air.

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Oh my I do hope everyone's babies are better! My oldest daughter's chihuahua, P-Nutt is losing her hair. We've had allergy shots and a special diet and testing but I refuse to keep spending so much on tests that hurt her and don't tell us anything. She's getting older and I think it's just part of her growing old. When I was growing up my poodle did some of the same things, itching non-stop and losing her hair. It's so sad but there's not a whole lot we can do except keep spending a fortune on vet food for her and try to keep her feeling comfortable and loved. Hope you all are well!

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She gave us some anti-inflammatory and it seemed to help. The lump is nearly gone.

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did she say to use maybe a warm compress on it or anything? I'd think that may help. It's horrible when our babies are sick or hurt :(

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My poor pup had a bad reaction to his lepto shot he got last Friday. He now has a huge lump on his shoulder! Vet checked it out today and she's sure it's from the vaccine, but we have to keep a close eye on it. If it gets any bigger or if it gets painful we will have to go back in!

My poor little guy! I was up all night last night worrying about him!

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I had my kids to the Vet today for their tests and regular check ups - Winston is perfectly healthy and 16 pounds. Muffin's allergies have acted up as normal for spring,but she also has ear infections - one ear has viral and the other is bacterial, my Vet said that's really unusual! figures.... she's on all her meds again and an antibiotic. Indy's urine tests have been testing low for his sugar levels but it was higher than it's been since he was first diagnosed 530! He has to go for a blood glucose curve test now. not good :(



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Becky I feel for you and your Yorkie having collapsed trachea, my first Yorkie had the same thing..... I rescued him from an abusive situation when he was 7 years old. He had to have lots of teeth pulled that were infected, and he had the collapsed trachea.... one of the boys in the family thought it was a "fun game" to keep yanking on the poor little guy's tongue cause it didn't stay in his mouth due to the loss of his teeth. It was the saddest thing I've ever seen. I had to have him put down when he was 11..... he had bladder stones and they said that he wouldn't make it thru surgery :(

It still hurts when I think of what that poor little guy had to go thru...... yet he loved me 100%

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I have not heard about the food; however, Babee is allergic to many of the dog foods on the market so I have to be careful of what she gets.

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Small dogs can have a lot of health problems but they are our babies! I read somewhere that dogs should not always be given the same type of food-that after I finish this bag of Bufallo Blue I should switch it with something else. Does anyone know anything about this?

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My Yorkie suffers from a collapsing trachea & coughs when she eats or drinks to fast. It's gotten worse since she had her teeth cleaned (her breath is still stinky)and now if she barks too much she will start coughing.

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When i lived in Mpls and got a quote for tooth cleaning they wanted 350 plus 80 for any tooth extraction. So I went out to my dads 2 hours out of town to willmar small town and it was 130 plus 10 dollar per extraction. Willmars a town of maybe 40,000. It was worth the drive! If your haveing your pet spayed or nutered it was only 30 dollars extra to have the teeth cleaned since they would already be under. Hope it helps!

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I was quoted between $500-750 for teeth cleaning. If there are any extractions necessary it would be closer to $750. Where do you live that they only charge $100 and $10 per extraction. I sure wish I lived there.

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My daughter's Springer Spaniel had false pregnancies before she had her puppies. I don't know if she has had one since.
She had a batch of puppies last winter so when she comes in heat this time she will be bred.



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Hi J here owner of 2 chi's Bella and Maxie,

I had Bella to the vet last week as her teats are all swollen as though she was due to have puppies!! It was nealy the 63 days from her heat so naturally I was concerned as I was sure nothing had happened.

The said that dogs have hormonal cycle outside the heat cycle and she was going throught that...I have never heard of that before or seen in in my dogs. She is very smoochy and teats swollen so some TLC is in order until the hormones subside. Two weeks and they are still swollen...poor dear. She also had a scan just to rule out if there was puppies.

Also Macky is very interested in her and she is a bit of a flirt but definitly not heat, believe you I am checking, checking, checking.....

Has anyone heard of this before?

Well Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

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Oh, poor Rudy. This should improve his appetite and his disposition.



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Hello everyone,
Speaking of teeth, my poor Rudy had 10, YIKES! removed yesterday. The doctor said his appetite would improve immensely and he would play with his toys again. Poor baby is on pain meds (previcix) and antibiotics.
We were having trouble with him peeing in a certain spot. My hubby said the trip to the vet may have cured him of that coz he went on the paper last night. Hmmmm. Anyhoo...
Rudy's cleaning was a little over $100. Extractions are $10 a piece, but she only charged us for one.
A wheezing puppy? I'd get him/her to the vet.



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I also have two dogs that are thin. One that i rescued was due to bad teeth from bad diet of previous owner. i gave him good nutritious food and he gained, had the teeth removed and he gained more. The other is his daughter and she is always running and going. The third, the mother is slightly over weight. so in order to get the baby to gain weight. I leave the dry food out all day so everybody eats. then give her canned food before bed after shes done running around and shes gained some weight. I also give at night so that shell eat the dry food during the day. i think if i gave the canned food in the morning that's all shed eat all day. hope that helps!

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Thank you. I will most definitely have her checked out. Hope Katie is doing well. xx

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Best to have it checked by the vet. My little Pomeranian Katie has a collapsed trachea. Sometimes she wheezes and coughs to catch her breath. She was diagnosed at age 2, she's now 5. I have her in a special "choke free" shoulder collar designed for a dog with a collapsed trachea to keep her safe. She has so much fur that the harness was able to get stuck in a bad position on her neck and collapsed her trachea. Every day that she is relatively symptom free is a gift. Dogs can also sort of wheeze from reverse sneezing, kennel cough and I am sure there are many other reasons. I hope your little one is ok.

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Hi everyone. :) I'm sure everyone's heard the myth that chihuahuas cure asthma, but do they suffer from asthma themselves? My little chihuahua Pixie has been wheezing a little and I'm concerned. I'm planning on taking her to the vet, but I was wondering if any chihuahua (or small breed) owners have had this problem wtih their doggies.

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Thanks for the advice. His teeth look good. I am trying to brush both dogs teeth to keep them good as I can. The vet wants $500 - 750 to do a dental cleaning on my cat - yikes. I have been checking around this area and that seems to be the going rate. The vet says Ozzie is healthy, but would like him to gain a little. I think he gets very distracted when he is eating. He seems to eat when hungry and stops when he is full. I should be so lucky if I were like him.

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My little dog Peppi has always been skinny and light and I thought he ate well too. A couple of years ago, he had some bad teeth taken out and he lost his appetite and found an elephants emoticon .

He's getting old now (actually its his 13th birthday today 1st October) and has no teeth left. He eats really well but I have to cut his food up smaller for him, When I took him to the vets recently he's put on a pound.

First check to see if your dog has any bad teeth, if not, it might just be the way he is. If the dog is healthy I don't think I would worry about it too much.

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Has anyone ever had a small dog that has difficulty gaining weight. My little Ozzie is under 4 pounds, eats well and should be closer to 4.5 or 5 pounds. He is a Maltese. With all the walking we've been doing he seems even a little thinner. He is very healthy in every other regard. Just wondering. My other dog Katie has the opposite issue. I am constantly trying to get her weight down closer to 6 pounds.

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Without researching it my guess is it is inherited.
You can probably use the link I did below to look it up. That is an excellent website full of information.



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I had to take Peppi to the vets recently as he was unwell and I couldn't pinpoint the problem. The vet said that Peppi had back pain. The vet checked Peppi over thoroughly but a few things alarmed me.

I knew poodles could easily dislocate their knee joints if they did too much jumping and I was surprised when the vet told me that both of Peppi's knees dislocate and then put themselves back in. One of his knees just dislocates again. He's never had any problems with jumping up on the chair and I've always been careful to lift him off high places, never letting him jump in case he hurts himself. I guess he has had this problem since he was a puppy because he always runs with one back leg up, then he puts it down and then lifts the other one up but if I say to him "put that leg down, you have 4 legs" he puts it down and runs on 4 legs, that is why I was so surprised by what the vet said.

The other thing the vet told me was that Peppi had a slight heart murmur. Peppi's brother and sister both have a heart murmur. Is this a hereditary thing in his family or something poodles get when they get older? Peppi is 13 on 1st October.

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I have a Scottish Terrier. The most common problems with Scotties is Scotty Cramp. Has anyone here heard of this, experienced it or have any new information about it?

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From a BTCA news letter I read that cotton balls soaked in milk is good if a dog get a hold og a glass christmas ornament.

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I would definitely bring him to the vet. He wouldn't be holding his leg up unless he was in pain.

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Have you had him checked by a vet? There could be something else wrong. If he does need Glucosamine/Chondroitan you can buy the first ones from the vet just so you know the dosage.



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My 9 year old chubby chihuahua Aztec is having some kind of joint or hip pain. On cold days he holds his back leg up and wont walk on it. I was thinking of giving him glucosamine conjointin but have not seen any in a dosage for small dogs. He is smaller then his sister and she is 13 pounds So I guess he is about 11. I would rather not split the pill in two. and anyway it said for dogs under 20 pounds to split, well 11 is a long way from 20.
What do you guys think?



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Melly, you are actually posting on the team. Why don't you play the Give a Goodie Game? You like to give goodies so you would probably enjoy it.



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I always get flea stuff from my vet. You just can't trust over the counter meds for your dog anymore!! Thanks for the info...I'll share with my buddy who has Yorkies!

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Thanks for posting this. Here is a link to the website:
www.hartzvictims.org/

Everyone should take extra care with the flea and tick season starting soon.



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Hi All! I was wondering if any of you saw the special report on NBC last night? It had to do with a bunch of pets having seizures and dying horrible deaths. It was so sad to watch. It also really pissed me off that they actually use pesticides in some of the flea and tick shampoos, Bio Spot was shown and other products for dogs and cats. There's a website on EPA incidents with the use of Phenothrin which is part of the pesticides that they use in Raid and other insecticides. Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids are the main ones mentioned. There's a website they were on from consumers who have used and witnessed this horrible reaction: Hartzvictims.org. I hope no one uses these products! Have a fabulous week and give all your furry babies big kisses! It's so nice to be loved unconditionally, isn't it?!

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Here is the link to a great website I just found for home remedies: kitchen.robbiehaf.com/PetHomeRemedie
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Here is recipe you can make:(this was on the website)
Better Breath Pet Biscuits

2 cups rice flour
1 Tbls. activated charcoal - see Notes below
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/3 cup chopped fresh mint
3 Tbls. vegetable oil
1 egg
2/3 cup milk
Better Food for Dogs : A Complete Cookbook and Nutrition Guide Doggy Desserts : Homemade Treats for Happy, Healthy Dogs


-Combine flour, charcoal, and salt; set aside.
-Beat together parsley, mint, oil, and egg.
-Gradually add dry mixture to wet mixture while mixing.
-Stir in enough milk to make a thick, pasty dough.
-Drop dough by heaping Tablespoonfuls 2" apart onto a greased cookie sheet.
-Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes.
-Cool biscuits and store, covered, in the refrigerator.

Notes: Store at room temperature up to 1 month OR freeze up to 1 year. Activated charcoal can be purchased in most health food stores.



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everything seems fine...nothing caught in her throat
gums look good and nothing stuck in her teeth.
But when I give her a dog breathe tabs, it works for
awhile..then her breathe is not that bad.

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Mom195 Have you found anything to help with your dog's bad breath?



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Does the dog have foreign matter stuck in its teeth--way in the back?
My mom's dog had a fish bone stuck in her throat one time. They finally took a flashlight and looked in her throat. They could see the bone. As soon as the bone was pulled out (using long nose pliers) the bad breath went away.



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My small dog is healthy, great teeth but has the worst breathe to knock you out. I can't figure out
why..the dog breath tablets work alittle but it just
doesn't make sense. Her teeth and gums are healthy.
Does anyone else have this issue?

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I received this in a newsletter and thought some of you might be interested.
Early Heart Disease in Dogs
www.care2.com/greenliving/early-hear
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My sister is a vet - she told me to give my dogs 1 mg of benadryl (or generic diphenhydramine, it's cheaper) per pound. Dogs tolerate a much larger dose than people do. At over 200 pounds, my max dose is still only 50 mg. My old lab was 100 pounds, and she said it was safe to give him the 100 mg dose. I'd have been unconscious. Doesn't seem to make the dogs sleepy like it does people, either.

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Welcome and that is a great tip for the benadryl.



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hey sorry i amnew here have noy been on here had a blood clot in hospital anyway you can give your dog a bendryl it is on a dog site or you can ask your vet how much jan

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hey butterfly my daschund ate skmething either plastic or bones thay said never give dogs plastic because itcan get stuck they might need to do a exray just to lake sure hope this helps jan

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I would think it is just the weather, but if you are worried I would call the vet. Did you research on line?



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My dog has been having some really long sneezing attacks...I'm not sure if it's the constant change in weather...should I take her to see the vet, or just give it a few more days? We call it "the snezzles" when one of her sneezing episodes starts (just being silly with it)...but I hope it isn't something serious!

The temperatures here have been up and down lately, my allergies are acting up so I think hers might be too. Poor girl.

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Butterfly - how is Polly?

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I wish I could help. All I know is that some small dogs have a collapsing trachea which makes them cough when they eat or drink to fast or when the get overly excited. maybe this is it? I would check w/a vet. sorry.

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I would probably try the dry bread or crackers first. The way they gulp food it will maybe work.



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i would suggest giving your vet a call. maybe there is nothing stuck but something else like a scratch or puncture, you just never know and you really don't want to take a chance...

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My Polly got ahold of an item made of plastic canvas and chewed on it. Since then when she exerts she starts coughing and gagging. If she got any in her throat it has to be very small. When I picked up the pieces it didn't like anything was anything missing. I know when humans get something caught in there throat you give them dry bread to help remove it, do you think this will work with Polly.

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