Dada’s Note: Dennis is still (mostly) willing to eat his new prescription kibble, though he no longer wants tripe of any kind, fresh or canned. At his last weigh-in he had lost another pound. The consensus is that he is still not responding to his IBD treatment the way he should. There are also indications that his heart murmur has worsened again. Next Tuesday he goes in for a cardiac recheck, and if he’s deemed healthy enough for anesthesia, he will be going in for some imaging and a few other tests a few days after that, to see if there’s something else going on that we should know about.
Dada’s not-so-wordless note: Dennis’s appetite appears to be slowly returning, as he continues to eat small servings of boiled white tripe and his new prescription kibble, Ultamino by Royal Canin, a food with a small molecular weight that is supposed to provoke less reaction in dogs with IBD. (Dennis can no longer tolerate his previous prescription kibble.) Ultamino is a fairly new product, and is so out of stock everywhere that even Dennis’s vet couldn’t order it, Chewy and PetFlow didn’t have any, and people were trying to sell it on Amazon for close to $200 for a 19-pound bag. At least the $200 included shipping. Fortunately we managed to scrounge up several 9-pound bags from a couple of local PetSmarts. Dennis’s recheck is this afternoon, after which we will hopefully have a better idea what is going on with him, but for now he does seem to be on the mend from his weekend bout of vomiting, diarrhea, and anorexia.
hello nice reederz its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am bak frum the emergentsee vetnameez and i wanted to say thank yoo for all the purrs and tail wags and crossd paws and stuf wot yoo sent wile i was gawn!!!
hello nice reederz its dennis the vizsla dog hay as yoo may reemember a wile bak i wuz diagnosd with inflammatory buy a vowel dizeez also nown as weel of fortchoon disorder also nown as eye be dee or maybe eye beady!!! ennyway wotever yoo kall it sinse then i hav ben on varyus diffrent medikayshuns and diets but they say i am not reesponding to the meds or the diets and hav not ben eeting mutch and hav lost sevral pownds and now yesterday eevening i throo up sum fud wot i did eet and mama saw sum bluds in the fuds!!! wel i do not want to throw up bluds in my fuds and so sinse yesterday i hav deesided that its maybe best if i do not eet ennything at all!!! however mama and dada aparently do not agree and they say i hav to go the emerdjensee vet tooday!!! also dada sed he duz not like wun of the spesimens i deeposited in the bak yard so he skoopd it up in a sterile kontayner to bring to the emerdjensee vet i do not no why he wants to sayv it if he duz not like it let alone why he wants to bring it to the emerdjensee vet i meen things like that shud be between me and the yard!!! ennyway mama and dada seem to be kind of wurreed abowt sumthing so i think they mite apreesheyayt sum tail wags and purrs to mayk them feel better!!! ok bye
Gollum: “We sees you nasty dogses has found our poetic license. Gollum!”
Dennis: “Well, I found a poetic license, yes …”
Vermin: “HISSS! That’s right! They are nasty dogses! You tell them, frog thing!”