Friday, December 12, 2008

Lola is better...

As a mom, I've known about the B.R.A.T. diet for year. No, that isn't the diet you feed your brat, it is the diet you feed your lovely, well-behaved child when they have diarrhea. Bananas, Rice, Apple Sauce, Toast. Dry toast.

Well, everything dear ol' Google gave me said 'rice' for dogs, there was no mention of the other 3. And I was afraid to try apple sauce or bananas, since we are a strict 'dog food only' household. But the rice seems to have worked. She hasn't had an accident since Wednesday morning. We aren't sure that she has gone at all. She likes to go around to the other side of the house when she does her business, where there are no lights after dark. But this morning she ate normally, and pooped close to normally. How crazy is my life when I spend my days blogging about dog poop? You should see the lovely notes I leave DSD in the morning before work. In the past the notes were sweet and silly and loving, this morning's note read,
"Good morning,
Lola DID poop this morning. It started out healthy, but was a little runny near the end so keep a close eye on her.
See you this afternoon.

Nice, huh?

Unfortunately, DSD and BabyBoy have the cold that is going around. So does my boss and several other people at work. I'm taking my Vitamin C, washing my hands thoroughly and using my hand sanitizer, hopefully that will be enough.


D said...

I live with my purell. I also don't shake hands with others if I can avoid it. (germaphobe) Yet, in the end, I still get sick.

Shel said...

Glad to hear Lola's better. Our vet used to recommend rice and boiled hamburger to calm an upset tummy. Worked great for our last dog (Barkley). The current dog (Teddy) won't touch the stuff.

LeftLeaningLady said...

D, none of my precautions worked. I woke up this morning with a sore throat and a cough.

Shel, Lola eats EVERYTHING. I am pretty sure that is her problem, she ate something she should not have. The bonus is that giving her pills is never a problem, just hold them out in a hand and they disappear.