HappyChick wrote: Part of our current problem with his eating is that he decided he doesn't want to eat some of the very same foods he was eating very well a few days ago. I think this may be due to the fact that he is on Doxycyline right now for Lepto. He isn't vomiting with the Doxy, but I have a feeling it is upsetting him stomach a bit which he may be associating with the food he ate prior to me giving him the Doxy. Does that make sense?
Pit♥Bull wrote:Our vet encouraged us NOT to make dietary changes prior to starting or during chemo.
HappyChick wrote:Pit♥Bull wrote:Our vet encouraged us NOT to make dietary changes prior to starting or during chemo.
What kind of diet were you using at the time? You all probably had a healthier diet going on in the first place. Before all of this started, Vinny diet consisted of Purina dry dog food with a little bit of canned food just for flavor (I know now it's not good, but Guido has been eating it for 12 1/2 years and he is just fine). We can't go back to the Purina because it will feed the cancer.
hugapitbull wrote:My biggest, strongest, most reliable advice at this point is to have a vet you trust. Know that he/she has the best interest of Vinny at heart, then trust them to give you the guidance you need to make educated decisions. Each and every cancer dog is different. What works for one, may not be what the next one needs. Do as much research as you possibly can, and bounce everything off the vet. Be an active owner. If the vet doesn't like it, look for one who does. The cancer journey is no picnic. Having the right resources for treatment, education, and moral support all play a huge role.
PBT can take care of the emotional support, and those of us who have been down the cancer road can give you tons of information, but I don't think there are any of us here (except maybe Dr Blabs) who won't preface that information with "pass this by your vet" before you decide it applies in your case.
cheekymunkee wrote:I gave Munkee a cut up Talapia once. He ate all but the head and was acting pretty weird while he was eating. Slowly taking a piece, taking a step back & intensely watching his bowl. When he finished eating he looked in his bowl at the remaining head. Hiked his leg and peed on it
kera09 wrote:Note: Dogs with compromised immune systems should not be started on a raw diet. Their bodies may not be capable of handling the load of bacteria that are present in this type of diet. If your dog is ill and you are looking into alternative feeding options, you may consider cooking for your dog.
hugapitbull wrote:Our vet's concern was that if we started making changes to the food, we could get a reaction. Then we wouldn't know whether the reaction came from the food change or the chemo. He was not opposed to us changing her diet if we thought something different would be more healthy, he just didn't want us to do it until the treatments were completed.
Pit♥Bull wrote:This should be taken into consideration.hugapitbull wrote:Our vet's concern was that if we started making changes to the food, we could get a reaction. Then we wouldn't know whether the reaction came from the food change or the chemo.
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