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Discussion in 'Dog Food and Diet' started by Josie, Dec 18, 2019.

  1. Josie

    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

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    Hello all,

    Firstly thank you all so much for your support throughout.

    So we got the results today. He has severe inflammatory bowel disease.

    Sounds terrifying but it’s sounds manageable.

    Vet thinks he had a bug originally which has caused this issue to occur and has only gotten worse due to not knowing the cause.

    He’s back on Z/D diet now and is actually eating again!! He’s also on strong antibiotics - hopefully these two things will be enough to get his bowels back to normality.

    In future when he has flare ups (which can happen) he can be given steroids. They don’t want to do this yet because he’s still recovering from operation and still low immune system.

    It’s something relatively positive or at least something we at least know is the issue.

    Only thing he’s been doing last two nights is getting up and down CONSTANTLY at night. So no sleep for us. He’s on paracetamol and he had post op check which showed normal temperature and no soreness to belly.
     
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  2. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

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    I'm so glad you have an answer, @Josie. You must be so relieved, even if there isn't an easy, quick cure. So now you'll be looking for food recommendations for you and Oliver, costing no more than 50p a meal so you can afford the Z/D!

    I hope Dennis recovers quickly and the treatment keeps him comfortable - and eating.
     
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  3. Josie

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    Thanks Judy. It’s just good to know what it is and actually have a solution!

    Yes tinned soup for Oliver and myself for the foreseeable future!!!
     
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    I think this is really good news, fingers crossed he will recover very soon. Thanks for the update!
     
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    Ah that’s good you have a diagnosis, tell Dennis I sympathise ;) at least it’s something you can manage :)
     
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  6. Josie

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    Thank you @Ari_RR and @Mayblossom

    This is how sad it’s become but I rang Oliver today to tell him that I was actually able to pick Dens poo up in a poo bag!!! It’s been diarrhoea since October (we’ve been taking big water bottles everywhere we go for any accidents)
     
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    Good to hear you finally got to the bottom of it x
     
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    Good to hear you have something confirmed. Is that the food with the feather protein?
     
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    The things that excite us dog owners ! :D:D:D
     
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    Great news that you now know what has been making Dennis feel so unwell:)
     
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  11. Josie

    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

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    The vet said it’s chicken that has been blasted apart so that the body doesn’t recognise it’s chicken! It has a fancy name
     

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