I'm so sorry! I hope you can get to see the vet asap! Best wishes and hugs for you both!! :wave:
when my tasha bird was in the kennel her stoamch was a mess. it was grumbling and one of the workers thought she was growling lol. they chalked it up to stress colitis (no vomiting or diarrhea just horrible tummy grumbling and seemed uncomfortable.) then i started working there and felt sorry for the poor girl so i adopted her and took her home, (she was eating I/D) i switched her over to regular senior science diet maintence. she did ok but her skin go0t real bad so we figured food allergy and i started her on IVD whitefish and potato and she did well on that. but shortly after she was uncomfortable again and her stomach was acting up (you don't know how many times i thought my pointer had bloat! it was nerve wracking!) so i got a blood workup done on her (for allergy testing and prespay bloodwork, she was 8 years old and i thought better late than never with the spay) everything came back within a few days and i found out what she was allergic to and one of the cell counts was off and it's a common factor when diagnosing IBD (nate could tell you which one i can't remember) so we had her scoped to find out if that was indeed the problem and it was. she never had diarrhea, ever. and she vomited a lot only after the spay due to the anesthesia and carprofen. the whitefish and potato from ivd was a great food, but was expensive for me to get. tasha had a very fast metabloism and in order to hold her weight up to a perfect 55 she was eating as much as 7 1/2 cups of that food a day (it's a limited ingredient food and she also had anxiety issues that made her metabloism really fast.) i didn't want to change her to another food altogether cause she did so good with the fish i talked to the dr and told him about the sensitive skin and stomach pro plan formula and he said lets give it a go (she had skin issues as well remember.) with diet and treatment for the IBD she did great, but she couldn't eat anything else but her food. no treats, no greenies, no nothing. not even the toothpaste. and once i found a food that she did great on i stayed with it. there was one treat that she could actually have, it was put out by IVD select care treats, they were carrot and apple based treats. but it was given rarely i didn't want to take the chance. good luck with the other vet :wave: keep me posted, i am curious to find out now.Pablo's Mommy said:Thank you for the list of foods, I am going to rty to set up an appt. tomorrow with a new vet, how can he diagnose IBD? Does Pablos symptoms sound llike IBD? I hate the meds he gave us, Pablo just lays here. No noises anymore, but he seems so depressed! Just trying to get him to wag his little tail takes a lot of effort! Poor Guy!
Thank you so much for your help!