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Hello, I am Dr. Joey, a licensed veterinarian with over 15 years of experience here to help. I look forward to working with you.
Does your vet know what is causing Bosun's liver issues? Was an ultrasound of the liver performed to look at the gall bladder and liver, and then an ultrasound-guided liver aspiration taken to try to get a diagnosis? Or was a diagnosis achieved via xray?
What medication is he on right now for nausea (e.g., famotidine or Prilosec) and continued liver therapy/support (e.g., Sam-E, other nutritional supplements, antibiotics, etc)?
If you are cooking for him, which is just wonderful, I do recommend follow a recipe as was balanced by a veterinarian nutritionist to ensure he is getting all he needs and it is properly protein balanced for a dog with liver issues. One book that has excellent recipes is Home-Prepared Dog & Cat Diets: the Healthful Alternative by Donald Strombeck (can order off Amazon).
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Hi Dr. Joey prognosis was severe liver disease he had an ultrasound,was given synulox 250mg antibiotics which he managed to keep down, however the destolit 150mg and doxion tabs he just vomited up, he is very delicate at the moment and the vet advised because he is an old dog his liver would not rejuvinate? The antibiotics are finished now.
After his first poo which is yellow he will strain to do more and it is like hot water, he is hydrating himself with water but has lost alot of weight