PetPlace.com What is a diet used to feed German Shepherd dogs with degenerative myelopathy? - Page 1

My Pet: FREE Tools to Care for Your Pet and Connect with Others


Over 10,000 Vet Approved Articles Search All Articles

What is a diet used to feed German Shepherd dogs with degenerative myelopathy?

By: Dr. Jon Rappaport

Read By: Pet Lovers
Email To A Friend Print


Our question this week was:

Have you heard of a diet that is fed to German Shepherd dogs that have degenerative myelopathy?

Rocky S. London, England


Answer

Hi – thanks for your email. Yes, I have heard of this diet. In fact, one of our excellent authors, Dr. Arnold Plotnick wrote and article on this disease and included the diet. I'll include it here:

The following is a recipe for a homemade diet for German shepherds with degenerative myelopathy.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. boneless pork center loin chop (boiled or baked)
  • 4 oz. tofu
  • 8 oz. long grain brown rice (3 oz. cooked in 6 oz. water)
  • 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 whole carrots (boiled, then cut up)
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 4 tbsp. green bell pepper (chopped and steamed)
  • 4 broccoli spears (boiled, then cut up)

    The above recipe makes one serving for 30 to 50 lbs of body weight. Portions may be prepared ahead of time and frozen. Just before serving, add:

  • 1 tsp dry ground ginger
  • 2 raw garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp bone meal


    An article that might be helpful to you is Degenerative Myelopathy in Dogs.

    Best of luck!


    Dr. Jon




    To read most recent questions Click here!

    Click here to see the full list of Ask Dr. Jon Questions and Answers!




  • Comment & Share
    Email To A Friend Print

    Dog Photos Enjoy hundreds of beautiful dog photos Let's Be Friends Follow Us On Facebook Follow Us On twitter

    Close

    Email to a Friend

    Article to eMail
    What is a diet used to feed German Shepherd dogs with degenerative myelopathy?




    Thanks!
    Close
    My Pet
    Coming Soon

    Tools to Care for Your Pet and
    Connect with Others!

    Be the First to Know.
    Notify Me