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Well yesterday morning, I awoke to Amy Rose our cocker-pom-retriever who's 1 1/2 years old, vomiting in our bedroom.

First, the terrible sound has brought back such pain and depression, as my Jasmine used to be sick to her stomach, all the time.  Second though, Amy's distress is something I feel completely responsible for.

As a treat, I allowed Amy Rose and her big sister, Molly some steak, cut into tiny bits with their dinner.  I believe the steak is the culprit for Amy's stomach woes. 

Back in October, the Vet suspected IBD which means she needs to be on a strict diet.  I've adhered to that and medicated her and she's been doing so well, I guess the other night I was overconfident she'd be okay with the "one time" steak bits.

Now, I feel like a terrible furparent and she's still not back to normal yet.  We may even have to go to the vet.  I feel so responsible and the pain is so awful.  I know I'm in charge of her diet and taking this chance was so stupid.

This has also sparked more pain and guilt because as some of you may know I believe Jasmine and our cat Precious suffered in part because of the pet food recall, back in 2006/2007.  I think part of me will always blame myself, even though no one knew these pet foods contained poisonous substances.  But I fed these foods to them so I can't always get past that.  Coupled by the fact I had to put both babies to sleep, the guilt alone has nearly killed me.  I feel responsible in a way I don't think I'll ever fully heal from. 

So today and yesterday too haven't been very good days and I didn't know where to turn except here, where someone always understands.  I feel so bad now Amy's not well.  Please keep her in your prayers.  I will be watching closely to see if she needs vet intervention and will keep you all posted.

                         Hugs to you, JasminesMom (Kathy)

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Dear Kathy
Please dont blame yourself, cos we love them we want them to have these little treats.  I have had 2 dogs over the years who had to have restricted diets, but it is so tempting to give them the odd treat.  I do hope that Amy feels better now.  Sending love and hugs to you all. Di xxx

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Hope Amy is perking up. My little diabetic will scream for food sometimes, even when he's high--sometimes I give him a bit, even though his sugars are up. Well, and he likes a bit  of ice cream, too, now and then. Who wouldn't?
It's hard always feeling responsible for everything that happens--I know I do. It can drive me crazy, too. Being the police-cop mom.
Hope you're doing better, too.
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