Note that on October 19th the dog in question was supposedly seen by a vet and nothing was said about Refeeding Syndrome. Hookworm treatment and antibiotics but not one word written about vomiting up “pebbles, leaves, sticks and trash” after the first feeding.
On October 22nd a number of interesting IP addresses (here’s looking at you Newton NJ & Philadelphia PA) visited the second “Bonesy” post titled “Another Bogus GARD Money Plea” in which I pointed out the absurdity of the posted video compared to the initial photo and linked to an article on Refeeding Syndrome. The IP addresses followed the link to Jennifer Coats’ Refeeding Syndrome article. Within fifteen minutes both IP addresses had returned to this site and from the “About Casey” page each IP address went to the LSCPA’s Facebook post about the starved Huskies.
(Yes, I can follow IP addresses coming into, moving around and leaving my site using all sorts of criteria. Really people, don’t you have any clue about the internet?)
GARD posted that the dog has Refeeding Syndrome on October 23rd. Not when they first tried to feed the dog on October 17th, when it would be obvious as a 7.5 earthquake to even the most ignorant observer, but six days later. Sometime between October 22nd and 23rd GARD’s accomplices warned GARD their tale has more holes than a wheel of well-aged Emmenthal.
Could GARD be any more obvious? I suppose they could’ve linked back to my site or the LSCPA’s post but not even the idiots who run GARD’s Facebook page are that stupid. Or maybe they don’t know how to use links. Possible I suppose.
I’d confidently wager a substantial sum that Bohannon was pea green over the $18,166 LSPCA raised with one post.
Most importantly, this sequence of posts is proof positive that GARD is scamming Facebook users.
And what idiot gives an emaciated dog HONEY?? Anything more than a fingertip’s lick of honey would’ve killed a dog with Refeeding Syndrome. Even a fingertip’s lick might’ve done the trick if the dog’s metabolic functions were deep into Refeeding Syndrome territory. And what’s the freaking point of honey when a veterinarian visit was infinitely more important?
Feeding the Starved Dog
Animal caretakers must exert strict self-control when attempting to nurse a starved dog back to good health. The natural and common tendency is to overfeed the dog “because he’s ravenous.” If an emaciated and starved dog is suddenly overfed serious consequences, such as refeeding syndrome, await. This is because a sudden load of carbohydrates in a large meal can create serious shifts in potassium and phosphorus concentrations in all body cells.
<Note: Good read for the physiology behind canine starvation>
Honey is 82% CARBOHYDRATES!
Unsurprisingly, these comprise the major portion of honey – about 82%. The carbohydrates present are the monosaccharides fructose (38.2%) and glucose (31%); and disaccharides (~9%) sucrose, maltose, isomaltose, maltulose, turanose and kojibiose. There are also some oligosaccharides present (4.2%), including erlose, theanderose and panose, formed from incomplete breakdown of the higher saccharides present in nectar and honeydew.
Either criminally incompetent or criminally fraudulent. Either way it’s criminal.