ThinPetal

Start Weight:(25 Oct 12) 143.0 lb
Current Weight:(10 Jan 14) 143.2 lb
Goal Weight:126.0 lb
following: ThinPetal's own diet
performance: gaining 0.0 lb a week

FatSecret member since: 30 Jul 12

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ThinPetal's Cookbook

cals: 336kcal | fat: 6.36g | carbs: 8.67g | prot: 58.68g
Vegetable and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts
A fancy chicken dish consisting of breasts stuffed with broccoli and cauliflower florets and feta cheese.
cals: 499kcal | fat: 21.00g | carbs: 6.03g | prot: 68.28g
Chicken Capri
A super tasty chicken capri dish that's great for everyone.
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PLEASE READ - XYLITOL HAS CAUSED LIVER FAILURE IN MY PUPPY
Hey,

Thank you again for your continued support. Just a quick update on Riff. He's doing a little better and is definitely brighter. He even seems to be getting a little bored being made to lie in a cage all day! They're going to redo his bloods today and continue to wean him from IV to oral medication so we can look after him at home. The vets have said that they won't know if his liver is viable for about a month, at which point they may decide to put him down. Every victory with him seeming better is still bittersweet at the moment Sad
posted 13 Aug 2012, 03:20
PLEASE READ - XYLITOL HAS CAUSED LIVER FAILURE IN MY PUPPY
Thank you for all your support. I'm just trying to get as many people as possible to read this so they know and can protect their dogs.
posted 10 Aug 2012, 17:36
PLEASE READ - XYLITOL HAS CAUSED LIVER FAILURE IN MY PUPPY
PLEASE READ - I just want to make clear that I am in no way saying don't eat xylitol.. the cakes in this post were one's I'd made because I'm on a low carb diet. Sadly they've caused liver failure in my puppy. You can imagine the guilt I'm feeling

I'm not really one for group announcements, but it's something important that needs to be said... No doubt I'll think I sound like a complete tit moments after pressing "post" but sod it. This is for Riff.

Not many of you know but for the past 10 months, my sister Kate has been "mummy" to our guide dog puppy Riff. On Monday, he did what every good Labrador does, stood on his back legs and ate a bunch of cakes from the kitchen counter. I came downstairs to find him looking guilty with the last shred of baking paper hanging out of his mouth... Yes, he tried to eat that too! An hour or so later, he started being sick. We just thought it was a case of him eating yet ANOTHER thing that wasn't agreeing with him. The next day, he was sick 6 times and started to stagger around like he'd spent the night in the pub. We googled the ingredients of the offending cakes and found that the sugar substitute in them, XYLITOL, was poisonous to dogs. The vets said it was an emergency and 10 minutes later, we were heading there in a taxi.

It hasn't looked good since. One of the main side effects of XYLITOL on dogs is hypoglycaemia. Luckily Riff seems to have been relatively okay on that front. He wasn't so lucky with his liver which, by the blood tests, although slightly improved from day one, indicate that his liver is failing. Even though he greeted us with a wagging tail this afternoon it's still touch and go whether he'll make it. It's hard not to start hoping when he starts nuzzling your hands wanting a tickle.

I'm writing this because I didn't know that XYLITOL was poisonous. My family didn't know that XYLITOL was poisonous. No one that knows about Riff, knew that XYLITOL was poisonous, even the chemistry experts at my mums work. The veterinary nurses didn't know XYLITOL was poisonous. Most of the vets at the veterinary practice didn't know XYLITOL was poisonous. I'm hoping that if you've read this, you'll know that XYLITOL is poisonous and you can stop your dog or another dog ending up like Riff.

XYLITOL is in most sweets, chewing gum, toothpastes, low carb recipes such as the cakes and most people don't know it's poisonous. The company which produces it is apparently fighting to be able to put the warning on their packaging - God knows who's stopping them. Currently all you get is a very small "not suitable for pets" at the bottom.

And I don't care if I sounds like the complete tit I thought I'd sound like when I started writing this because if we'd known immediately after he ate the cakes, Riff might be doing better now and the idea of him coming home wouldn't be such a tenuous one.

Get better Riff xx
posted 10 Aug 2012, 16:11
PLEASE READ - XYLITOL HAS CAUSED LIVER FAILURE IN MY PUPPY
PLEASE READ - I just want to make clear that I am in no way saying don't eat xylitol.. the cakes in this post were one's I'd made because I'm on a low carb diet. Sadly they've caused liver failure in my puppy. You can imagine the guilt I'm feeling

I'm not really one for group announcements, but it's something important that needs to be said... No doubt I'll think I sound like a complete tit moments after pressing "post" but sod it. This is for Riff.

Not many of you know but for the past 10 months, my sister Kate has been "mummy" to our guide dog puppy Riff. On Monday, he did what every good Labrador does, stood on his back legs and ate a bunch of cakes from the kitchen counter. I came downstairs to find him looking guilty with the last shred of baking paper hanging out of his mouth... Yes, he tried to eat that too! An hour or so later, he started being sick. We just thought it was a case of him eating yet ANOTHER thing that wasn't agreeing with him. The next day, he was sick 6 times and started to stagger around like he'd spent the night in the pub. We googled the ingredients of the offending cakes and found that the sugar substitute in them, XYLITOL, was poisonous to dogs. The vets said it was an emergency and 10 minutes later, we were heading there in a taxi.

It hasn't looked good since. One of the main side effects of XYLITOL on dogs is hypoglycaemia. Luckily Riff seems to have been relatively okay on that front. He wasn't so lucky with his liver which, by the blood tests, although slightly improved from day one, indicate that his liver is failing. Even though he greeted us with a wagging tail this afternoon it's still touch and go whether he'll make it. It's hard not to start hoping when he starts nuzzling your hands wanting a tickle.

I'm writing this because I didn't know that XYLITOL was poisonous. My family didn't know that XYLITOL was poisonous. No one that knows about Riff, knew that XYLITOL was poisonous, even the chemistry experts at my mums work. The veterinary nurses didn't know XYLITOL was poisonous. Most of the vets at the veterinary practice didn't know XYLITOL was poisonous. I'm hoping that if you've read this, you'll know that XYLITOL is poisonous and you can stop your dog or another dog ending up like Riff.

XYLITOL is in most sweets, chewing gum, toothpastes, low carb recipes such as the cakes and most people don't know it's poisonous. The company which produces it is apparently fighting to be able to put the warning on their packaging - God knows who's stopping them. Currently all you get is a very small "not suitable for pets" at the bottom.

And I don't care if I sounds like the complete tit I thought I'd sound like when I started writing this because if we'd known immediately after he ate the cakes, Riff might be doing better now and the idea of him coming home wouldn't be such a tenuous one.

Get better Riff xx
posted 10 Aug 2012, 16:07
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