Is Your Animal ILL?
For cats and dogs who are ill, dehydrated,
or not eating at all, my first suggestion is to give raw egg broth, raw meat broth, or Colostrum, if you have Colostrum available.
Colostrum is the first food that comes from the mammary glands
after birth. It is full of immunoglobulins, the immune builders, as well as providing nutrients for your animal. You can buy
it in powder form from a health food store or online. My suggestion with regard to dosage is to give 1/2 teaspoon at a time
to cats and small dogs, 1 teaspoon for medium dogs, and 2 teaspoons for large dogs.
If you do not have any Colostrum,
you can make up a quick fix using what you might have available at home, such as a raw egg broth or a raw meat broth. Both
of these broths are easy for your animal to digest during illness, dehydration, and/or if you are concerned
because they are not eating.
broth: One RAW egg yolk (the yellow), mix with just enough purified water to be soupy and serve.
Raw meat broth: One tablespoon of
RAW ground meat, add to one-half cup of purified water, mash the meat in the water with a fork or put it through a blender
or food processor and serve.
vegetables juices can be added as well. Once you have juiced any vegetables, you have taken all the nutrients out of them,
so never feed the leftover fiber to your animals. Add small amounts of juice to the broth depending on the size of your dog
give vegetable broth by itself. Carnivores need the protein from the egg or meat broth. Do not mix proteins either. In other
words, do not mix the egg broth with the meat broth. Proteins must be given separately.
animal is too ill to eat on his/her own, give either of the above broth liquids with a syringe or a spoon.
of the broths or juices must be given within 15-20 minutes after preparing them because once you have exposed the nutrients,
they will dissipate quickly.
prepare more than your animal will take, then give it to a healthy animal in your family or throw it out. Prepare a fresh
mixture each time you give it.
broths and/or the Colostrum will sustain your animal until you can get more information on what to do next from a professional
or get your animal to an emergency facility, whatever is needed at the time.
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