Super G...understand completely...i lost my last girl Nov 2011...she was 11.5...i lost her due to infections that kept coming because of her incontinence that she was diagnosed with at 5. She was a pet store dog...what did I know 14 years ago. She ate Iams from the day I brought her home. One day we made the decision that I cleaned her private area for the last time..did her laundry for the last time...she was panting alot due to her discomfort and just looked at me with that beautiful face and said mom I have had enough....so I'm sure you can understand why it feels like my heart is breaking all over again...and Abbey is just over 2. Thanks for all the good advice!
I said "goodbye" to my first shepherd at 6 years old ...cancer so they said...so I know the feeling....so 8 was better than 6.
Needless to say....I went elsewhere for my third and current GSD.....feel like a fool going back to the same place twice with my first two....but live and learn....funny thing...if I could do it all over again...knowing what I know today...I'd share my life again with both those dogs for 6 and 8 years....heck..they were going to end up somewhere.....better with me than so many other homes...I was the winner..no matter how I slice it.
My first GSD Brandy..yes came from a pet store..of course I know better now..but I thought breeders were for fancy people with lots of money that wanted show dogs. I wanted a pet. I might not have been certain what conditions her parents lived in...but we knew when we saw her that she was the one...she was the true meaning of a gentle giant at a cool 100 lbs...she loved everything and everyone...and I wouldn't change a thing I did that day...she was brought to me for a reason regardless of where I actually bought her from...i still miss her.
I can understand you frustration since my story is very similar to yours. I am sorry that Abbey has EPI but at least you know and can start her treatment. I am seeing so many dogs diagnosed with this lately it's insane
Nikki is on Tylan for life for SIBO and gets weekly B12 injections. She gets special treats because she also has food allergies and atopy. I would not give Abbey any treats right now until her EPI is stable. Do you know what her B12 level is?
Heidi..i do not know what her B12 level is..i assume this is the next step. It just seems between kids and dogs...the allergies and issues are like none I have ever seen. When your buying dog food...ever wonder why there are over 100 kinds and brands and recipes?? I know I have. Thankyou for your advice!