Dr. G ~ I don't really need more information ... just want to take a moment and thank you, XXXXX XXXXX yet again for your clear and thorough responses to my questions. I wish you knew what a help they are and how much calmer we are now in caring for Morgan, because of your guidance.
The dry food Morgan now loves does have an AAFCO label, so that's great news. And she eats that for breakfast, along with a pill pocket containing her Prilosec OTC and 4 mg of Bisolvon. She gets her casserole later in the day, as well as a snack in the evening -- I put a bit of the chamomile tea mixed with a bit of a ginger decoction in the snack last night and her panting decreased substantially.
She is getting stronger. And we are keeping her indoors (despite her recollection that she has always been allowed outside at will!) and her breathing is benefitting, overall, from the rest (I think). I can't wait for autumn to set in so she can again go outdoors, in cooler weather, and also can go for the walks that might increase her stamina even further.
I wish you could see the change in her in this past week -- the week in which I've asked you my questions and received your help. She has gone from being a dog whose life appears fragile, to being a dog who is once again having a great life -- thinks of games to play and has opinions about everything and wants to be part of everything and sleeps peacefully through the night.