Stanley’s allergy tests identified a list of food, insect, and inhalant al lergens, including chicken, carrots, rice, grains, fleas and flea saliva, cats and cat dander, mold, grasses, and trees. Schaff eliminated what allergens she could and used topical medications and the corticosteroid Prednisone to treat Stanley’s remaining symptoms. The topicals did not work, and the pharmaceuticals gave the dog polyuria/polydipsia (PU/ PD), a condition causing excessive thirst and passage of large volumes of urine. Added to his misery of itchy raw spots, weepy lesions, and a stinky, gooey coat, poor Stanley was now having frequent and unavoid able accidents.
My 7 year old boxer has always been a picture of health. Then 3 weeks ago, she seemed slower and then deteriorated daily until she couldn’t control her bladder, balance, a head tick or had the strength to jump into her chair. She’s had an ultrasound (organs looks good), a chest X-ray, which showed spinal arthritis but early, multiple blood test (fine), urinalysis fine. She final had a MRI that showed a mass and the base of her brain. The radiologist doesn’t think it’s a tumor but it’s caused her spinal fluid to back up onto her brain. She’s on omeprazole to slow her spinal fluid, denamarin to protect her liver and prednisone to reduce the pressure in her brain. She has improved, but the side effects of the steroids are terrible. The panting and urination make it impossible to do anything or go anywhere and she’s a far ways from her self. Shes eating zignature turkey dog food. She is a white boxer, so healthy until now, but I’d like to see if a diet change may help. In literally a week she has become a shell of herself. I want to give her the best shot. No one knows why this happened or what caused the mass. Thanks.