Sedating my dog

In other instances, they succumb to the refeeding syndrome which causes heart, liver, and kidney failure.

So we were very careful to get Chance's bodily functions moving again with frequent feedings of alphalfa hay until the middle of the second week when his system was capable of handling a senior pelleted feed.

When we bought her (for ten times the price that they can be purchased from the BLM), she was very thin, nervous, and distrustful of humans.We named him "Chance" for 2 reasons: 1) We felt like he deserved another chance at a happy, healthy life, and 2) there is a chance he won't make it.Horses who have a Body Condition Score of 1 on a scale of 1 - 9 (like Chance), have a 20% chance of dying due to the irreparable damage done to their internal organs, especially the heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys.He will then also be strong enough to give him a mineral block, hoof care, vaccines, and dental care.Initially, he was too weak to risk introducing viruses into his body or sedating him to have his teeth floated.

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