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August 22, 2019 at 10:14 pm in reply to: Adopted/Rescued senior dog with food/water/skin problems #145311 Report AbuseKENNETH OMember
Joanne, I’m reserving those techniques for the future if I still cannot get him to eat as I transition to the next food. I agree in that I believe the food is the root of most of his problems. Boston terriers have a history of excessive allergies, so I’m sticking with limited ingredient. My other boston is incredibly healthy on Acana, and I’m slowly moving into feeding him that. He seems to like it more at least. I chose Nulo due to it having a senior blend.
He is on bravecto now and flea free, and the vets all were quick to brush off all my concerns. Unfortunately, I am having a hard time trusting any available vets any longer. I’ve always had good ones before, but in my current location they dont seem to care.August 22, 2019 at 4:08 pm in reply to: Adopted/Rescued senior dog with food/water/skin problems #145286 Report AbuseKENNETH OMember
Gretchen, I’ve had his blood checked but the vets never mentioned checking his thyroid. The weight loss, I’m assuming, is from his recent diet change and unfortunate final weeks with my father who probably wasn’t able to monitor his eating. Now that I’m not allowing him to eat the garbage he had before, hes refusing to eat a lot and I can only assume that’s why hes losing weight. He was maintaining weight around 24 for years until right before my father passed.
I’m sure the fleas made him have a bad reaction, but doesn’t it seem like 2 months and beyond is too long for him to continue having reactions? I’m weekly bathing him with anti itch shampoos and hopefully its helping. Seems like a lot of trial and error ahead.