My Dogs Mom
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carlsbad, Ca
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I can't imagine my vet turning down the $$$ to do another test, I will see what he says. Knowing him, he may think I'm paranoid, lol, no, he knows I'm paranoid. I probably will for peace of mind.
Linda, I didn't know Bella had 2 good bile acids before her bad one. Yikes, how can any of us ever be sure.
Kimberly, I don't think this UC Davis speciality clinic has been open for very long but it is really great!
Jeanne, I like your plan!!
Cheryl, those first tests were done at about 4 1/2 months because she wasn't gaining any weight. When I got her at 3 months she weighed 3.2 and the breeder predicted about 9 1/2 lbs at full size due to her calculations. I saw the specialist when her first bile acids came back at 60 ish fasting and normal after eating. He was not impressed with her test and wanted her re-tested. A month after the first test we re-tested and she was completely normal.
We kind of concluded that she had her puppy shots too early and her rabies shot at 4 months seemed to really affect her. That was when she stopped growing.
Now she is exactly 9 months and 6.4 lbs.
She loves to eat and is always begging for "people" food. Her mainstay is Wellness Puppy kibble and I add salmon oil.
I think I should wait a couple more months and then re-test. That is IF I can wait. I'm a compulsive little devil!
Vinny, Lulu, Gabby and Richie too!
Be yourself, everyone else is taken.