He is retaining fluid. I began to notice 3 weeks ago that he was changing. Growing larger, heavier.. He stopped eating kibble
but did not lose his appetite, he would counter surf and eat/steal anything he could find. We had an ulrasound done and they noted that it was water retention and removed about a gallon of fluid. They also noted that his intestinal wall was thickened and suspected IBD. Sent me back with high protein, low fat dog food. He continued to drain water for the next 3 days until he was back to normal, however, the food caused severe diarreah and gas. I have swapped out different foods (chicken
breast and potatos, fish and potatos) and added probiotics but cannot get his diarreah to subside. I measure him every night and tonight I find that he is 1 inch larger,, so he is beginning to retain water again. Any ideas?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name?
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Max?
Customer: 9 years old.. has been very active up til now.. not that he isn't still active, but as he gains this weight, he is not able to move around normal. Lays around more.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and connect you two.