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Thank you and thank you Pauline for that link! I had scoured the internet for info for days now but hadn't come across that article. I will definitely keep that information in case we need to ask them anything about it. Karen came to our rescue with one choice we made so am going to be extra thorough in next choice. I am waiting for a couple of phone calls back from vets who can do this for us and going to be making a few more today. I met a woman on FB with a doxie (named Sophie!) who was really bad also dying before their eyes (just a little older than Sophie) so in her desperation she found an internist who was willing to try she had never done it other than on rabbits in vet school. The first week she felt TONS better but then back slid. so 2 weeks later they did it a 2nd time and it's been a miracle for them since. (this was last February) She was very kind to let me call her and I loved talking to her so encouraged. We have gotten to the point of being practically home bound and any excitement makes her sick...I did a shoot for a rescue group here with some of their dogs the other day for instance and Sophie had a BALL playing with the younger ones. But next day she was in such pain and eating grass, stretching, and then got diarrhea on top of it which isn't her usual M.O. Her is usually more upper GI.
So afraid to take her anywhere, I have to finish the shoot for the rescue as I volunteered and they are making a calendar of their success stories for a calendar so scheduled it for this Sunday and I am going to have someone drive Sophie around town in her crate in our van while we do the shoot so she won't even see a dog. That is no way for this happy little fun loving girl to live. We've cancelled so many fun things this year (including our beach trip next weekend with friend and her dogs) but holistic vet even thinks she needs to be quite and in a strict routine at home until we can get her better.
Would appreciate any prayers for her!