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(con) If you still want to try it then, you could try offering the food, or you could make your own baby food with a blender & add kale to that. If you google, there are lots of articles & such on how to make your own baby food as it's a pretty popular thing to do, especially recently with the whole natural parenting movement. As just a supplement, the corn in the Beechnut baby food likely wouldn't be a huge issue, especially because of the consistency (takes away issues with choking or chewing, also likely makes it easier to digest), but I would still avoid it right now due to the kale & spinach.
I would skip spinach, especially right now. It's very high in oxalates, which a) bind with calcium and make in unavailable (so that kind of puts a dent in the argument that spinach is high in calcium) and b) oxalates are thought to contribute to kidney issues.
I know you want to get other foods into her, but I would focus on a balanced wet food right now rather than a lot of baby food, especially if you're going to have to syringe her anyway. If you want to try offering a bit to see if she'll eat on her own, to supplement, that's fine. But focus on the wet food so she's getting something already balanced along with being higher in moisture.
Kale is moderately high in oxalates as well, so I would still hold off until you have her current issues under control and figure out what's going on.
Crowley is loved liked post by Lilysmommy On thread : Crowley update :'(I'm glad this vet seems to be working better for you guys! I hope she can help you get Crowley back on her feet for good. I recommend looking into VPI pet insurance. It unfortunately probably...Liked On: 03-31-2016, 02:27 AM
Posted On: 03-30-2016, 07:28 PMI second Nikki's suggestion of the ultrasound and fine needle aspiration. Nico was having issues with blood in her urine that antibiotics wouldn't clear up. We had an ultrasound done and tried to...Liked On: 03-26-2016, 03:32 AM
Posted On: 03-25-2016, 09:08 PMCrowley is loved liked post by nikki On thread : uti and baby foodI would get the vet to do a fine needle aspiration of urine directly from the bladder to either confirm or rule out a bladder infection and also have an ultrasound done to check for a uterine tumour.Liked On: 03-26-2016, 03:32 AM
Posted On: 03-25-2016, 07:11 PMUsually I agree with ruling out uterine issues but I honestly think it is urinary in this case. For one thing, the thick urine concerns me, it should be more diluted. That makes me think she's...Liked On: 03-26-2016, 03:26 AM
Posted On: 03-26-2016, 12:06 AMYeesh. I didn't have time earlier to check the analysis on the food, 40% is definitely too high. Ok, so kidney problems are a distinct possibility. On the plus side, at least the urine isn't green...Liked On: 03-26-2016, 03:25 AM
Posted On: 03-26-2016, 12:15 AMI meant to add on to my post, the poop is likely due to the antibiotics. They kill good bacteria in the intestines along with any bad bacteria that they're meant to treat and cause green gross poops....Liked On: 03-26-2016, 02:59 AM
Posted On: 03-26-2016, 02:07 AMHave you tried wet cat food? UTIs can have various causes (possibly something to discuss with your vet to see if a main cause can be narrowed down to address), but not enough moisture can be a major...Liked On: 03-25-2016, 06:51 PM
Posted On: 03-25-2016, 11:39 AMCrowley is loved liked post by Lilysmommy On thread : daily feedingUnfortunately the information you want doesn't really exist. Not much is known about hedgehog diet or nutrition. There are no hard numbers for sugar, sodium, etc. Just general guidelines based on...Liked On: 03-25-2016, 06:50 PM
Posted On: 03-25-2016, 11:28 AMCrowley is loved liked post by octopushedge On thread : Are Doggie Biscuits Alright To Give?There's quite a few treats that are safe for hedgehogs. Just make sure to always check the ingredients list first. For some reason a lot of treats include lactose or milk products.Liked On: 12-24-2015, 10:23 PM
Posted On: 12-24-2015, 07:55 PMCrowley is loved liked post by Lilysmommy On thread : Are Doggie Biscuits Alright To Give?You could give them as an occasional treat, nothing harmful in the ingredients. :)Liked On: 12-24-2015, 10:22 PM
Posted On: 12-24-2015, 11:18 AMCrowley is loved liked post by Kalibrown91 On thread : Does any one have pet insurance?Thanks I'll look up vpi! what kind did you have Artemis?Liked On: 12-23-2015, 10:38 PM
Posted On: 12-23-2015, 06:53 PMCrowley is loved liked post by Artemis On thread : Does any one have pet insurance?My insurance kicked in today. It costs $9 a month, they cover pretty much anything, injuries, illness, cancer. It does not cover wellness visits. $50 deductible and after that they pay Up to 90%....Liked On: 12-23-2015, 10:38 PM
Posted On: 12-23-2015, 06:00 PMCrowley is loved liked post by Kalandra On thread : Preserving Quills?If quills break down it has to be at a super slow rate. I have memory vials that contain at least 2 quills from all but one hedgehog I have cared for (I didn't keep the quills from my first...Liked On: 12-12-2015, 08:00 AM
Posted On: 12-11-2015, 06:30 PMCrowley is loved liked post by MomLady On thread : Not healthySome hedgies won't try anything new. Think of toddlers with quills. Sometimes it helps to try again in a few months, they sometimes will eat it after a couple of tries. If you can mix some...Liked On: 06-16-2015, 06:58 PM
Posted On: 06-16-2015, 02:08 AMCrowley is loved liked post by Lilysmommy On thread : Other Pets?I wouldn't allow them to interact. It'd be very easy for someone to get hurt, even by accident. Harry's quills could injure the rats, and they could give him a nasty bite if they got upset or...Liked On: 06-06-2015, 07:51 AM
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