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I am so sorry to hear that Buddy is having such a difficult time recentlyTo answer your question, the two medications cerenia and omeprazole are safe to be administered together. Typically I do recommend the first dose of any new medication to be administered 1-2 hours apart to ensure there are no issues and if there are which one is causing the issue. But from there it is fine to combine the two for ease of regularity of medications and less hassle for youBuddy can have both medications, there are no contraindications on giving the omeprazole and cerenia at the same timePlease let me know how else I can assist you both today
Yes the combination should be just fineYes I use the laser on my patients and personal pets regularly with phenomenal success. Hopefully the laser will help this subside but I would also consider acupuncture if this is available as well
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Food allergies that are gi related are typically vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, swollen belly. To test the theory however you can do a food trial. Surprisingly most food allergies are to the protein in diets not the grains so using a food that is specifically for this purpose, which is where the proteins are broken down beyond the point where the body recognizes the protein as beef, chicken, fish and monitor for improvement in signs. These foods include: royal canin h/p (hydrolyzed protein), hill's z/d ultra
-During the food trial he cannot have anything besides these diets and this can be a two week trial. So no treats nor other foods. This is the best way to rule out food allergiesI would recommend considering a panel to Texas A&M called a TLI, Folate, Cobalamin before doing a digestive enzyme supplement to see if there is any warrant for this additionYou can try B12 injections as well as probiotics such as proviable to see if this helps with the biting at the side
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Although there may have chicken in the z/d it is hydrolyzed meaning the protein is broken down past the point of the body recognizing this protein. If he was on this it really should be continued for 7-14 days without anything else to ensure this is not helping and an abrupt food change really is not advised for your pet...
I know how difficult it can be to see your beloved senior friend having these challenges. Hopefully you can get this chewing under control soon
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