Riley &amp; Monte's mom
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Monte may have an ulcer
First let me say I did not get much sleep last night so if I fumble or miss something I apologize.
For the past few months I thought Monte had the classic picky eater syndrome. About once ever week and a half – two weeks he would skip a meal and his belly would grumble like crazy. Every now and then he would throw up some bile so I automatically thought he just had an empty stomach. This usually would happen with his dinner meal and not his breakfast so I would wait till the next day and he would wake up eat and be full of energy like nothing ever happened.
We went away for a week in June and he would not eat his Fromms at all. So I offered him some chicken and rice and my sister gave me some of her food to try and he started eating fine. When we got back home I put him back on his normal food and he was eating great for a month with no skipped meals. Then it started up again and last night was the last straw for me, he ate his breakfast, threw up a little of that a few hrs. later and seemed fine. Then he refused his dinner and threw up bile twice later, he was drinking water and went potty so I decided to see how he was in the morning. About 3 am he got really restless in bed and started to shake like he was cold, after we got up and went potty he drank some water and seemed fine again. He ate his breakfast and went looking for his ball to play and has been fine all day but I just felt this has to end something has to be wrong. I took him to the vets to get a CBC and ask his opinion of what could be going on.
The vet felt it could be an ulcer and put him on the EN diet and Metronidozole for 2 weeks and would call me when the blood tests came back, he knew I was concerned about his liver. Well just as I was getting ready to pull out of the parking lot I look up and my vet is running across the parking lot at me saying his liver result is fine, what a guy, but he did have a low elevation of nitrogen in his blood which would also support an ulcer. We will continue on the treatment he gave and go back in two weeks. I should also have the thyroid test results by the end of the week.
I would also like to add my vet made a remark to me about the blood panel I had him do 6 months ago, he said it was nice to have a healthy base line to compare to. He also recommended changing his food from Fromms to Royal Canin, I have 2 weeks to research this food.
Monte also sends out extra kisses to Kimberly for putting up with his mom.
Leeann, Riley, Monte & Rumor