adventures of beck

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Sleeping and Eating like a Rockstar

Here's the way his paw SHOULD look (and does now.) (Above)

Here's how Kayak's paw looked when swollen. (Above)

Sleeping like a rock now, his breathing is like a regular dog's.

He loves this couch. He jumps on it more now, hardly ever coughs, and almost NEVER wakes up right away when we get home.

The change came about 2 weeks ago. He started a new drug, called hydrochlorothiazide. He also went off his food for about 48 hours, wouldn't eat anything, so I gave him chicken and rice. He gobbled that up, and about 3 days after his vet visit, the swelling dropped, nearly overnight. He has been eating chicken, rice, yogurt, olive oil, and frozen mixed veggies and chopped apples ever since. I tried mixing kibble back in but it gave him diarrhea. So I'm cooking for him and he looks and seems to feel better than he has in the last year. I think the new drug combo is really great and the higher quality protein is really helping. I'm still concerned about the long term balance of nutrients though. He has a checkup in about a week, so I'm going to ask about the nutrition.


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