Dog Butt vs. Human Butt
Yeah, I’m comparing a dog butt to a human butt. But this is personal, people. See this cute little dog? The one with the tiny tongue sticking out?
Gadget, here, had some major surgery a year and a half ago. He had a broken tail, flea infestation, infected anal glands, was impacted with poop, and had perineal hernias. The vet basically cut off his little dog butt, fixed everything, then stitched the dog butt back on in a crude circle. We dubbed him Frankendog. Poor little thing.
Y’all, I have in no way had any surgery like this, so that’s not the comparison. My human butt is intact. But it has cancer. Here’s where we compare.
Dog Butt Needs
Gadget, since his surgery, requires soft food. He requires high fiber, or easily digested, food. On days I come home to find dog poop by the front door, I’m a happy dog mom. That means his dog butt is doing what it’s supposed to do.
The vet said that if the hernia returned, Gadget would have to be put down. He had way too much repaired. You see why I’m happy that things keep moving in his system? He started out with canned food, pumpkin, olive oil and a laxative for each meal. I moved him to a dehydrated whole food, with lots of fruit, vegetables, high in fiber, mixed with canned food for the meat, plus the olive oil. That was great, but he gained a ton of weight. The little fat rolls around his neck are cute, but not good for him.
Frustrated, we went back to the canned food, plus olive oil and pumpkin. He stopped pooping by the front door. This last week, I picked up a bag of ancestral kibble, EVO, and have been feeding him just that, softened with a little warm water. He’s been pooping by the front door again. Yay! So I’m going to keep him on this, see how it goes. The food is small bites for small dogs, dense in nutrients, and easily digestible. I think we’ve found what the dog butt needs.
Human Butt Needs
My own rear end has cancer – rectal cancer – and has similar needs. Fortunately for me, I’m not pooping by the front door. Nobody wants that. Especially me. But I’m finding that my needs are similar to Gadget’s.
I’ve been drinking a green smoothie every morning (just produce, no powders). I’m eating high fiber foods, and moving to all natural for myself. Meaning whole foods, not processed or artificial. Well, except for the cake pops I bought as part of a fundraiser … I need good treats, just like my dogs do. The dogs get yummy Jones Natural Chews (which are all natural and US grown and produced), and I get cake pops, made by a friend, with love. Same thing, really.
I see my surgeon this morning. I’ll be updating, probably Monday morning, letting y’all know what he says. Maybe he’ll give me an ancestral diet to follow. Keep this cancer from coming back. But I’ll make sure he knows I don’t want to be pooping by the front door.
All fun and cancer aside, we’re running a giveaway! Jones Natural Chews is giving Windees away to some lucky dog! Click on this sentence to be taken to the giveaway post, then scroll down and click on the Rafflecopter for instructions on how to enter. Your dog wants Windees. It told me so. Via private message on Facebook. What? You didn’t know that that’s what the Jones Facebook page is for? See, now you have to follow us on Facebook, for your dog’s sake.
Spreading the good chews …