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Old 11-12-2010, 11:39 AM
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Hi all,

I went to the vet's today to pick up some WD food and while I was there, I was asking Jean, who is a wonderful technician, about the problem I was having trimming Ladybug's nails - she just wouldn't let me do it. Jean gave me a jar of baby food and told me to reward her with a little bit of food for every nail I clipped. It worked wonderful - everytime I trimmed a nail, she got a bit of baby food off my finger and we did a happy dance! Mind you, though, it did take 1/2 hour to complete the whole process.

Jean told me that the baby food would have no affect on her bg readings. The food is Gerber's 2nd Foods Turkey and Turkey Gravy. The ingredients are ground turkey, water and cornstarch. It's a 2.5 oz. jar with only 3g carbs total, no sugar. She only had about 1/4 of the jar during the nail clipping.

My question is....can I give her a little of this baby food as her reward after her lip prick instead of a green bean or broccoli or 1/2 puppy Milk Bone?

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Old 11-12-2010, 12:07 PM
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The only issue we've ever had with baby food is sugar. just make sure there is no artificial sweeteners in it especially xylitol which is toxic to dogs. Glad you found a solution to nail clipping!!!
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:19 PM
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Thanks Patty,

The jar label says 0g sugar and "no artificial colors or flavors". Xylitol isn't even listed anywhere on the label. The vet uses baby food as a distraction for high strung/problem dogs when they need bloodwork, nail trimming, etc.

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Old 11-12-2010, 12:33 PM
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I have a question about treats too, hope it's ok to jump in here. I didn't know about the babyfood but just made these treats today using chicken breast for the meat. I was wondering how often it is ok to give treats to a diabetic dog? I cut these up into about 1/2" or less squares.
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:17 PM
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Thanks, Peggy, for the remark about xylitol! I use it as sweetner instead of sugar and had NO idea it was toxic to dogs. Haven't given anything made with it to Ruffles, and now I know not to ever do so.
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Thanks Patty,

The jar label says 0g sugar and "no artificial colors or flavors". Xylitol isn't even listed anywhere on the label. The vet uses baby food as a distraction for high strung/problem dogs when they need bloodwork, nail trimming, etc.

Linda/Ladybug
Linda,

Gerber Stage 2 Turkey babyfood is a staple in my cupboard. I always have a jar or two on hand as with a houseful of both dogs and cats it is sometimes needed to entice or force feed to a sick pet.
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Me too!! I give meds with this babyfood and sometimes coat Bagel's DCO with it too. The vet said turkey was best for their tummies. Now I am feeding it to my cat whose just had 4 teeth extracted yesterday too...

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Old 11-12-2010, 06:47 PM
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Me too!! I give meds with this babyfood and sometimes coat Bagel's DCO with it too. The vet said turkey was best for their tummies. Now I am feeding it to my cat whose just had 4 teeth extracted yesterday too...

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On more than one occasion to more than one cat I have had to force feed babyfood...works great thru a syringe.
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Old 11-13-2010, 12:45 PM
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Just goes to show there is always something new to learn.

I went and bought a few more jars today. Guess I've found a new "good for her" treat! And, it didn't raise her bg level one bit. That made me happy!

Thanks everyone!

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