Well, Disco isn't really on a diet to lose weight right now...he's on a diet to help his pancreatitis, Hill's z/d and Purina HA...
And in spite of being on prednisolone (which takes the "I'm Full" sensor away), he really hasn't blimped out, and at his weigh-in today, he is 14# 8 oz. He is near the end of his round of Zeniquin (antibiotic) and Sulfasalazine (anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory drug which is used primarily to treat IBD (inflammatory bowel disease and colitis in cats and dogs) and will stay on Metronidazole for at least a month.
He is looking and feeling better, no more vomiting but still has puddle poo. Teri is hoping that will improve when he Zeniquin is finished. She is adding Fortiflora (a probiotic) to his food to help and at least his 'diaper rash' is all cleared up.
But today she noticed he has hives around his thighs and bum, so he will go in to work with her tomorrow for a look-see. He got lots of TLC when he stayed at the Cat Spa while Teri was in Topeka, and here's a couple of pix to prove it!
Except for his tests for pancreatic disease, all the tests have been negative or normal--no parasites, no bad bacteria, no toxo or t foetus, so that's all good! Now we just have to get his tummy better and the diet figured out, and possibly do a biopsy of his intestines to rule out or prove he really has IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease).
So, we will keep all our friends updated every Monday--diet or not, hahameow! And since this week is also Take Your Cat to the Vet Week, we thought we would tell you that getting your kitty into the carrier to get to the vets can be made a lot easier if you leave your carrier out all the time and make it a nice place for a snack or a nap!
These are two of our carriers, just left out in the kitchen with snuggley blankies in them, and as you can see, Disco thinks they are a good place to gather ones thoughts...