They found stuff that makes them think I'm sensitive to something I eat (which mom thinks is beef). The internist doc wanted me on a high dose of prednisone and metronidazole until my poop started looking better, then decreasing. The interist doc said her dog was on it for 6 months! Mom does NOT want me on corticosteroids (especially off and on for the rest of my life!), so we are trying a more holistic route, including digestive enzymes (which have really helped my poop) and I started on some stuff for IBD last night. Mom got it from a company called Animal Essentials.We will also be seeing Darwin's holistic vet in a few weeks and she might do allergy testing and figure out a holistic homemade diet.
So, stay tuned for updates on how I'm doing on the non-medication stuff.
Mom's not too thrilled with the treatment plan, which includes 20mg prednisone twice a day for who knows how long. So mom's looking at other options, including a holistic vet (Darwin's ), herbal treatments, and raw food diet. If anyone has any suggestions/recommendations, mom would be thrilled to get some help on this!!!
p.s.: despite the pictures, I'm feeling much better and am practically back to 100%
Mom and dad took me up to where there was lots of snow, but it was REALLY cold (like the high was 10)!
We went on a walk, but it was quick cuz my feet were freezing!
Hurry up mom! I'm turning into a pup-cicle!
Ahhh. This is more like it!!
The next morning, the pawrents and their friends went sliding down this hill.
Me and dad are WAAYYY at the top:
Woo Hoo!! Here we come!!!
I'm beating you, dad!
Beat you guys, too!!!!
I had a blast! Maybe mom will have those boots for me next time!
UPDATE on my blood workup and poopiness:
So far, pancreatitis and Addison's disease have been ruled out.
I have my appetite back, but my energy level is still lower than normal. Not enuf energy yet to play with my bud, Memphis, which is a bummer. Plus, I've dropped weight, which wouldn't be a big deal, but I was already at my fighting weight.
Mom thinks the vet will have me see an 'internist' to help figure out what's going on (thank goodness for pet insurance!!!), like if its inflammatory bowel disease or a food sensitivity or something.