|Barked: Mon Jan 7, '13 2:26pm PST |
|Ok. Kali has been loosing weight, rapidly. She now has freedom to go and do as she pleases out here at my moms. We have acres of pasture and everything. She runs with my Lab, Mouse. Mouse also has lost alot of weight. They both come back infested with ticks. They will roam around the community for days.
Ok, Kali has lost the most amount. I was getting worried. I then noticed lumps on the sides of her neck. Went to the vet to talk to him about it. I mentioned every little detail to him. This is what he said.
It's either her having the freedom, a tick diease called Canine Babesisous*, or diabetes. He told me to focus on her drinking, her stool and urine. He thought tick diease because of the obvious, ticks and where i live. He thought diabetes and to see if she was drinking more than usual.
I was thinking freedom too because she use to be cooped up in a small fenced in backyard. I also was thinking tick diease bc of all the ticks. So i looked up the ticks that cause that diease, they are the same ticks, but they are the ones that arent full of blood. Everytime i get home from work and she's around i get every tick i can find. Or at least try too. I follwed her around one night when she had to go to the bathroom. I checked her stool for worms, negative. Her urine was the bright yellow it needed to be. But, he said it could be hookworms which are the small baby in the stool under the microscope. So that one is still a mystery. But, she has been up to date on all shots, she has finished her round of shots and vaccines. I dont see how she could get any worm.
Ok, this has been going on for weeks. Middle of December.
Now, beginning of Janurary. I have not seen any other weight loss. I've kept her locked up in my room most of the day so she can't run around and roam. She gets to lay around all day and sleep and try to get some fat back on her. I also bought a high protein puppy chow. (vet recommended for a few days)
She still has her muscles and everything she's just skinnier, alot skinnier. It has me worried. But then again it doesn't. If it was a parasite, wouldnt her muscle mass be gone too and it'll look like she's diteriating*?!?!?!
This is my question to you all.
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