Here we go again…

The good news:

Sissy’s eye pressure is fine.  For the first time I can recall, all three readings were the same – 9.  Sissy appears healthy and happy.  Sissy is a wonderful patient.  We have a fabulous vet. 

The not good news:

Sissy’s stool/anal gland issues are back. 

How we got there…


Calm and … not

Her stools have been softer and sometimes just plain loose this summer.  I blamed it on heat stress.  Her diet hasn’t changed.  They did a fecal exam yesterday just because I wanted to rule out what we could, and it was “perfect” – whatever that means.  (Good bacteria was present, bad wasn’t…  I get that, but…)  Neither Dr. D nor I like to give the dogs antibiotics if it isn’t necessary, so that was nice to rule out.

So, before we restrict her already grossly restricted diet (just because we don’t have any better ideas), we’re going to try a probiotic.   I already know a few of our doggy friends and even one kitty friend have had very positive results with said supplements, so… stay tuned.

And yes, both girls went to the vet.  It wasn’t planned that way, but oddly, Sissy is more relaxed when Gretchen goes along.  Gretchen is NEVER relaxed, so it’s still stressful for me, but hey… at least Sissy seems to like having her anxious little sister along for moral support, and the fabulous Dr. D doesn’t mind either.

She did announce Gg is an aggressive kisser.


8 Responses to “Here we go again…”

  1. Lyme’s wide net « Chan Knits Says:

    […] Just as I’m doing a little analysis paralysis with my own issues, so too suffers Sissy.   You can read more about her trip to the vet yesterday (eye’s fine, she’s mostly healthy) here.  […]

  2. Katherine Says:

    Well, you know we swear by Dinovite! Macy and Max get it everyday and it has made significant changes in their health. The main ingredient is lactobacillus acidolphilus and I think that alone has made a difference in their coats, itching, shedding and all around health. Of course, I think the home cooked food has contributed to that as well. I hope you find the right thing for Sissy soon because it makes fur-parents feel better when their little ones are healthy!!

  3. sue Says:

    Let us know how Sis likes the Ff. I can also tell you where to get the best price on it if you decide to keep using it. It’smade a big difference for my boys.

  4. Nichole Says:

    We do love our probiotics over here! What about adding some pumpkin to her food as well?

  5. Mitch and Molly Says:

    We hope the probiotic does the trick for you, Sissy!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  6. Nancy Says:

    Love the photo – image of the mellow Sissy makes me smile.

    Hope you probiotics are the perfect solution for Sissy.

  7. Ruth Says:

    We understand calm and not…sigh. Made the tough decision to leave the Grrrls home when we head to the coast. Decided it wasn’t fair to a nearly 15 yr old who cannot relax in the car.

  8. Bubblesknits Says:

    Bless her poor heart (and bottom). Micro sends his sympathies.

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