This may sound weird, but all of Tanner's vet visits where managed by my pet sitter as we were on a cruise traveling in the middle of the ocean. Perfect timing, right? Since I was not at these visits, I called both vet offices to inquire on what was done and to follow up on your questions. First vet/1st visit, thought it was an upset tummy. Prescribed an anti-biotic and sent home with canned ID pet food. When he still refused to eat the canned food, the pet sitter went to 2nd vet, which has more diagnostic tools and capability. When I called these guys today, they wanted me to do a walk in emergency appointment today and charge me for the visit and to review the test results. After almost $1k in vet bills and a very sick dog on my hands I refused this and requested they send the test results to first vet. I have a follow up appointment scheduled there for tonight again. In the meantime, I can tell you what the "bill" says they did as far as testing goes. Looks like a Gen. Health Prof. with CBC/17 Chem for blood work. Gave him subcutaneous fluids and electrolytes. Barium test with 8 X-rays. Venoset? IV Fluids for 12 hours. 2 Injections - Does not say what for. A fecal test, an Ultrasound and sent him home with 500 MG of Cephalexin. This dog has lost 22 pounds in 3 weeks, refuses to eat or drink and they send him home and want me to pay to get the results. Both vets are affiliated, but different locations, different vets.
He is hanging on. The vet we went back to thinks his issue may be related to an allergic reaction he had to food about 1.5 months ago. That the food left a residual trace in his intestines. Ultrasound was good. X-rays were clear. She gave him a two week steroid injection, and put him on Endosorb, Metronidazole and Cephalexin. The steroid has helped to improve his appetite, but I guess we have to wait till it runs through his system to see if he maintains his appetite. We won't see that happen for another 5-6 days. He started out at 97lbs and is not about 68lbs. Thanks for following up! Great service you guys offer here!