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Interesting - Possibility of Gluten Sensitivity in Horses Examined

Monday, May 14, 2012

This showed up in my Inbox today. I found it quite interesting due to all the gluten related things I have been learning about lately.

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LIVINGFREE19 5/17/2012 1:02PM

    Very interesting. This is a subject i never really thought too much about before this when dealing with animals, but they have the same problems humans can have.


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GOODHEALTH4EVER 5/16/2012 8:26PM

    THANKS FOR THE INFO, I'LL PASS IT ALONG:)

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DIANEDOESSMILES 5/16/2012 1:13AM

    THANKS !! I am SOOO FUSSY what it is, I feed my kitty cat for reasons like this. She gets ONLY gluten free, soy free, corn free food,,,, this way i can be SURE she'll be OK !! The kitty cat b4 it was the SAME THING after my vet explained to me, how NASTY the "other cheaper" foods were, and what they did to our animals !! OH MY I WAS SHOCKED !! She compared them to all candy and NO Nutritants or the food I now buy,,, which is VERY GOOD ,,, as the freggies, and protein stuff,,, very balanced ,,, for she was VERY EXACT on what to buy !!! OH YEAH !!!! How we do NOT want our babies to leave us early !!! FOR SURAH !!!!!!!!

The ONE THING she DID NOT WARN me about was "the cute little ceramic" dishes,,,,, MAN OH MAN !! I had the cute little ones,,for Wincey,,,, and they were ADORABLE sold at the groc store,,,so I had THOUGHT They were SAFE ! WRONG !! WRONG !! WRONG !! WRONG !! My POOR Wincey,,, got Cancer of the throat ,,,, and I LOST her in just TWO HOURS !! There was NO WARNING as to what was what !!!! I WAS SHOCKED !! Looking back there were SMALL SIGNS, but she was still playing,,,and carrying on her usual routine,, jumping HIGH UP onto the fridge at night and knocking things down (LOLOL She was SOOOO FUNNY doing that,, I'd LAUGH nightly !!!! at this ! i can't say my downstairs GRUMPY neighbor did ! LOLOL). I was left with a HUGE vet bill and NO Wincey,, my long furred Me Coon,,,, how I STILL MISS her ,,, been since Nov,,, I went and got Izzy,, who's a Brown Tiger,, a yr old,,, she's A DELIGHT and FUNNY, SMART as CAN be,,, but you do NOT replace one with another.

So PLEASE ALSO along with gluten free, WATCH what type of dish you feed ur animal in. Vet said ONLY Glass or Corel dishes,,, thats IT PERIOD !! Metal has metals in it,,, that eventally rises to the surface and our PRECIOUS animals end up LICKING IT UP and SWALLOWING THEM !! Plastics,,,, they can EASILY get SORES In their mouths from licking cheap plastics,,,, we hear ENOUGH about plastics on TV as it is. If you do not want to spend A LOT on glass dishes, please hit Goodwill etc, and buy something PRETTY and FANCY there.



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HOUNDLOVER1 5/14/2012 5:35PM

    Thank you for passing it on. I suspect that most companion animals have a good chance of being gluten-intolerant. I also suspect that founder in horses is largely the result of grain feeding, including but not limited to wheat, oats, barley and possibly corn. I don't feed anything but local grass hay and a few alfalfa pellets to add to vitamin supplement any more.
I lost two dogs to symptoms that lead me to suspect gluten/grain intolerance. Just wish I had known about all this earlier.


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