Ambrosia( Amber for short), My 12 year old, female Yorkey is my heart and soul sister. She was diagnosed with pancreatitis
and for the last few years we give her digestive enzymes meant for humans sprinkled on each meal of boiled chicken
and cottage cheese twice a day. Carrots for treats
. Live in mountains, outdoorsy.
Three weeks ago she stopped jumping up onto the couch. Weird?!? but she would let me pick her up onto the couch or bed without issue. At first. Then I noticed fleas. Got meds immediately then her but was bothering her too much to ignore so I took her to the vet. They expressed her anal gland and diagnosed a mysterious back problem. Sent me home with anti-inflammatory meds mixed with mild pain meds to dose once per day. She got better one day then worse the next. A week later I'm back at the vet because she's in obvious pain. They diagnosed her with hemorrhoids and clean it up a little and send me home with ointment for her bum and stronger pain medicine. She keeps getting worse now. Is constipated, taking bm's every other day and small at that, so very uncomfortable at all times, suddenly hates and cowers when I pick her up, won't drink water so I am giving her Pedialyte, winds and whimpers when she's not sleeping. Yesterday I noticed an abrasion on her forearm so I cleaned it and wrapped it.
What should I do? She's normally energetic at all times and now seems to be struggling for every moment. I don't want to go back to the vet a third time at 150 bucks to get diagnosed with anal problems that aren't improving.
Tried so far:
The medicine that the vets gave us which include an initial anti-inflammatory/pain gel taken orally, then stronger pain medicine pills and ointment for her butt. I've also tried keeping her rear end clean with baths daily. We've changed her food to pumpkin and cottage cheese still with the enzymes and added mineral oil. Also give her Pedialyte because she won't drink water.
Can anyone help? I would be so unbelievably grateful. Amber and I would both be