Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New Diet for Megaesophagus is Working Great

Sidney's new diet without canned dog food as half of the mixture is staying down great. We now have bumped up his dry/soaked Eukanuba Large Breed Puppy Food to 1.5 cups and are eliminating the addition of the tablespoon of Eukanuba Puppy Weaning Formula. We are going to use the Weaning Formula addition during times when he is having bad RG periods to try and get additional calories in his meals. While this new mixture takes up more water to blend, Sidney seems to be able to hold it and not have any accidents like a big boy. Plus there is no harm in making sure he is hydrated extra well. We decided to change this because he's up to 57 pounds at 13 months. He'll always be a smaller guy, but his weight seems right on for his size. He started out at only 14 pounds when he was diagnosed in December of 2009 and gained weight really slow, but stayed healthy. I guess that's how it works with ME puppies.

Here is his new yummy meal that he gets 3 times a day:

1.5 cups of Eukanuba Large Breed Puppy Food
1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons of Instant Oatmeal
2 cups of water - possibly more

This is all soaked in water and blended to a milkshake consistency.

We still feed him 5 or 6 Knox Blox for additional hydration after he eats his meal.


  1. I am so glad to hear that your friend is doing well. I have a 9 week old black lab pup he has he and his sisters have megaesophagus and I am needing advice to properly take care of him. Titan also has a herniated stomach he had sergery to corect it but I am worried I cannot keep him hydrated any tips would be greatfull

    1. Hello - when Sid was little, we kept him hydrated with the water that was blended in his food and with Knox Blox - I think in some cases we over-hydrated him with the water in the food and his little bladder couldn't hold it - more than hydration - we were worried about calories.

      I hope we had some posts here that helped you get this figured out!