|Barked: Tue Dec 11, '12 6:34am PST |
|All of you have been most helpful. And I love the LOVE on this forum. Shorty being my first dog/child I want to do right by him and get this figured out.
About a week ago, we went back in. Vet gave me another RX for Flagyl, added carafate (to coat his stomach), and I finally got a one a day dosing for him on Pepcid (1/4 of a 10mg tab a day, thank god for pill cutters). He was already on a probiotic when all this started. And on days he doesn't eat, I supplement that for yogurt.
Watching him for this long I started paying more attention and seeing a pattern. Two days of eating, wake up the next morning (with him in my face no less) with his tummy gurgling loud enough my husband can here it. Thats how we know today is a sick day for Shorty. The pattern is there an almost plan-able. I started keeping a log of when he gets food (if he does) and his medication. He has been free of edible chews (like bully sticks) since before the first vet visit. This whole situation is just plain odd to me and our vet. When we went in last, he had blood work and an X-ray done (OUCH!) and both came back completely normal. Hurray that its normal but still no answers. Thinking back to when we first got him, I guess I wasn't paying as close attention (we weren't supposed to be keeping him then) and didn't notice. My mom says he's been like this from the start. But I don't remember the anorexia being this consistent.
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