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These are ALL the Supplements /Meds/CBD that Chopper takes on a daily bases

 

The best thing that I ever did for Chopper the Biker Dog (well, one of the best things)
was take him OFF kibble dog food and start cooking homemade healthy food in a Crock-Pot!

 

Many of you have been asking what does Chopper the Biker Dog eat? What kind of diet is Chopper on? Many have asked for his “recipe”.
Well, I am here to share Chopper’s specially designed home-cooked diet by his Holistic Veterinarian.

 

Please keep in mind, this is not a “magic” diet, and the foods used were suggested to us by Chopper’s Holistic Vet.”,
after he was diagnosed with Cushing’s in March 2019.

April 2019 when Chopper was diagnosed with non-regenerative anemia, more beef, beef heart and liver was added

 

 

Foods that are used:
Meats: Chicken (breasts or Thighs), Grass fed ground beef. (Turkey is optional) -- 60%
Fruit / Vegetables: Spinach, Arugula, Broccoli, Kale, Dandelion, Parsley -- 20%
Carbs / Other: Beet roots and leaves, Turnips, Radishes - 20%


Carbs / Root Vegetables


Meats (Chicken & Beef)


Greens / Vegetables


 

3 lb. of skinless chicken breast all chopped up into small pieces

3 lb. of grass-fed ground beef. 

1 pound of beef heart.
 

3 lb. total of root vegetables which consists of:

Beetroots
Turnips
Radish

All chopped up in a food processor first. (Mostly beetroots)

3 lbs. of his greens and leafy vegetables which consists of:

Green beans
Dandelion
Parsley
Kale
Broccoli
Spinach
Arugula

I put ALL ingredients in layers, in the order I just mentioned.Add water as much as I can before it overflows.

First add the meats, then the root vegetables, ten lastly the greens

Cook on high for approximately 4 hours max., 6-8 hours on low

(I do have to use 2 crock pots for the portion size mentioned in this description)
 

 

I find when using 2 crock pots to cook all food, I have excess water in the mixture.  I remove some of the excess and store in refrigerator, and add about 1/2 cup to each meal.  I do make sure each meal has at least 1/2 cup "juice" or bottle water added, to keep Chopper hydrated

 

After the food has cooked, let cool and then I add some calcium supplement to the "mixture" (1 scoop per pound of meat)

Then I divide the food into 4 separate containers so I can store in freezer (takes a few days to thaw out)

 

When preparing each meal, I add supplements when needed (not all supplements are used at each meal)

Then I add a little beef heart, liver or chicken at each meal and sometimes finely chopped up brown rice or hard boiled egg..... Chopper likes it that way.

 

Chopper the Biker Dog received a message from his Internal Medicine Veterinarian with his "Cushing's / ACTH" test results on 8/14/2019..... She is "STUMPED", saying, "I do not have a good explanation for this change." Chopper’s ACTH test is normal", and this is WITHOUT being on ANY medication for 4 months!

As you all know, from all my posts and my previous post on social media, Chopper is fighting for his life, battling non-regenerative anemia. His body is KILLING his red blood cells in his bone marrow.

BUT, back in the beginning of March, you may remember, Chopper developed the bad skin lesion on the back of his neck, diagnosed as "Calcinosus Cutis", which led to Chopper being diagnosed with Cushing's disease.

 

TIME LINE:

March 20 - Chopper tested positive for Cushing’s
March 26 - Chopper started on Vetoryl to treat his Cushing’s (30mg/day)
April 21 - STARTED TO “SLOWLY” SWITCH CHOPPER OVER TO HOME COOKED MEALS, TAKING HIM OFF KIBBLE
April 23 - Chopper has his Vetoryl INCREASED to 40 mg/day (20mg twice a day)
May 8 - Chopper has his ACTH test for his Cushing's was SUPER LOW!! (1.1) This is when he was collapsing. Almost lost him
May 8 - CHOPPER EATING 100% HOME COOKED MEALS (Kibble completely OUT of diet)
May 10 - Chopper taken OFF Vetoryl for 2 weeks
May 22 - Chopper started back on a lower dosage of Vetoryl (10mg / 2x a day)
May 28 - CHOPPER DIAGNOSED WITH NON-REGENERATIVE ANEMIA  :(***Taken off ALL Cushing medication!!***

**** Chopper has NOT and could NOT be treated for his Cushing's any longer after his diagnosis of his Anemia. ****
Chopper has NOT been on Vetoryl since the beginning of June and his Calcinosus Cutis has cleared up 100%.


August 13 - I had our Vet test Chopper's ACTH (Cushing’s) to see how HIGH his levels have gotten......... I was curious
Her response from the test results, "So interestingly, Chopper’s "ACTH stimulation test is normal".  "I do not have a good explanation for this change"
"Again, I can’t explain the improvement in the stim and also the improvement (complete resolution) in his calcinosis cutis!
"

So, with this being said, the ONLY change that Chopper made was taking him OFF kibble dog food and feeding him home cooked meals!!!!! I believe, home cooked meals can "help" save your dog’s life, or at least give your dog a much better "Quality of Life"!!!!

Chopper is NOT out of the woods by far, and I pray that his Cushing's stays away and not reappear..... Now to get his body to stop killing his red blood cells.

Our Vet DID state though, "There can be fluctuations in cortisol levels, so it doesn’t mean that he does not have Cushing’s (about 25% of dogs with pituitary dependent Cushing’s will have a normal ACTH Stim."


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