So, we had the appt this afternoon.
Tillie is allergic too:
beets (what dog eats beets anyway!?)
apple (she LOVES apples.
She CAN have:
Beef (and this was what I THOUGHT she was allergic too! -bring on the bully sticks! LOL)
banana (do dogs eat banana?)
cow's milk (yay for yogurt!)
peanut (YIPPIE for pb!)
we had a big ol' consult and he advised what he thought would work best for Tillie. And I got roped into HOME MADE. sigh. I KNOW it's best for her, but I was REALLY hoping she could have one of the raw "medallions" like Primal raw makes. But apparently there are things she is allergic too in those "easy" options. So homemade I go. I have a 2 lb roll of beef/beef bones defrosting in the fridge and the kale, cauliflower, brocolli, spinach and squash in the crisper. Probiotics in the fridge, "Solid Gold" Seameal and Coconut oil on the counter and no $$ in my bank account! LOL
The vet said she also has an underlying yeast infection... I don't fully understand that part though?
I haven't broke the news to my husband yet. He is NOT going to be happy. Especially since Tillie will be eating better than HIM.
The vet said that once Tillie's system has calmed down I *might* be able to switch her to a kibble, or go 1/2 and 1/2 but we'll see when we get there I guess.
The food list he gave me is:
California Natural Lamb/rice (his #1 choice if I MUST switch back to kibble at some point)
Nature Balance lamb meal/brown rice formula (#2 choice)
Wellness Salmon/rice or Lamb/rice (MY #1 choice)
For Primal Raw he said there were no formula's Tillie could have but then wrote "lamb mix, beef, buffalo, lamb, sardine" ...?
and then what I have in the fridge now "Small batch" beef and bone blend, a roll of nastiness defrosting.
Does any of this make any sense to anyone out there??
I feel like I am floundering and don't want to do the wrong thing.
I believe the vet really has Tillie's health and best interest at heart, but I don't want to bankrupt us either!!
Anyone else been here, done that? Any advice?
I'm planning on making up her food tomorrow. I'm suppose to cook it for now, and then add in the supplements and oil and probiotics when I feed her. slowly transistioning to raw, if that is the road we take.
So much for us EVER going on vacation again.
I'm overwhelmed and honestly very sad right now. Doing what's best for Tillie could be very hard on our family. I hope that over time we can find a balance.
If you've read this far, thank you.
Thank you for listening and for understanding.