The information below was written by my husband and sent to all our boating friends on Tuesday. Here is part three, written by hubby, on this continuing saga.
The Saga of Old Dogs - Part III
So back from the Vet Tuesday. Little Bit's liver function continues to improve with her numbers being down a little bit from last month. Good news there.
She continues to lose weight however. She was 64.4 pounds last month and is 62.4 this month. So in perspective she was about 82 pounds just this time last year.
We asked today about what we can do to increase weight. The Doctor has been concerned about the allergies and the food has been specific to that problem. But now we are focusing on liver issues. So she now also gets canned wet liver function (I think it is called hepatic) dog food. She had that can gone in record time.
This reminds me of a couple of guys we had at Willow Berm when we first starting having this boating addiction. Doug and Dave took in and rescued standard poodles. In fact the license plate on their car was "STUDPL" or something close. I always thought it referred to various manly parts since they were a gay couple.
Anyway, Dave was talking about cooking chicken and rice for their rescue dog and Doug asked me what we fed Little Bit. I said, "Dog food." "What a concept!," he said. Doug was the frugal member. If he asked me now I'd have to say something entirely different.
Our boating buddy Duffy did a cartoon of their dog riding a surf board and Dave liked it so much he had it professionally framed and they had it in their boat.
So the news continues to improve on the Little Bit front. Now if we can just get a few pounds on her.