Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions
Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.
Jean, I would recommend taking Rex for x-rays this time around to see if there is any abnormality present. Your vet may recommend that you go to a specialist if profound symptoms are persistent. If Rex truly has a thiamine deficiency it should not only be diagnosed, which can often be done with blood work, but he should be on a vitamin supplement consistently from this point forward. Thiamine deficiencies can lead to death, so supplementation is absolutely imperative. I would also consider a diet change if his diet has been consistent through both episodes. Your vet can also give injectable vitamin B that may work faster than oral supplementation and alleviate his symptoms much faster.
I’ll be standing by if you have other questions. Let me know if I can help further.Did my response help to answer all of the questions that you had? If questions remain, please reply and let me know how I can assist.Before signing off today, please take the time to use the star rating system at the top of the page to leave a rating for me. Until this is done, the website will not compensate me for helping you.
If you would like to request me in the future for pet-related questions, you can do so by accessing this page: http://www.justanswer.com/pet/expert-pitrottmommy/?rpt=3800
Checking in, JA Customer. How is your companion doing?