Completely Boxer Crazy
Gus has eaten frozen meats lots of times with no troubles. But yesterday morning I gave him (without thinking) about half a pound of meat straight from the deep freeze downstairs. He chewed it apart and ate it. A few minutes later he was pacing around looking like he had to vomit, but he never did. Then he started shivering violently. I quickly warmed (just lukewarm) some raw goats milk and gave him that to help thaw the mess in his belly. Later in the day we went hiking in the woods and he pooped a black, bloody mess. With bright red blood as well. I was pretty upset, thinking I had totally destroyed his gut by 'freezer burning' the insides. And there was NOTHING anyone could do about it if I had. I fasted him overnight and gave him only a little chicken broth at intervals this morning. Later we went for a walk and he pooped. A very tiny amount considering he hadn't eaten for 24 hours by this point, but the good news was it was normal color and solid. I still fasted him (except for broth and a little goats milk this afternoon) until tonight, when I gave him a TINY (like, 1/4 cup) bit of meat in his bowl. If he does OK with that he can go back to normal meals tomorrow. But I will never EVER feed him frozen meat again!!!!!