Need help with Low Thrombocyte Count & Constipation
It's me yet again. After bringing Snowy to the vet last last Tuesday, he was looking really good. He ate a lot, wanders about more, doesn't cry when I pick him up anymore, starts to knead me again and just look more happy and cheerful. But things start to go down again last Tuesday. He is back to sleeping more again, doesn't wander about much anymore, eats a bit less and just seems depressed. But because he was still eating and peeing fine, I just let him be coz the people around me were telling me that I am being way too paranoid when it comes to Snowy.
However, he barely touched his food last night and he refused to eat anything at all this morning. He started making this wierd cry again when I try to pick him up. So I brought him to the vet asap and requested to get a bloodwork done this time.
Everything came out good in the results (all are well within the normal range) EXCEPT for his thrombocyte count. The normal range is 300 to 800 (at least that is what my vet says) but Snowy registers a low 191. The vet said it is really weird since Snowy hasn't been in any accident or lose any blood recently. She said it might be a condition he was born with. But she gave me this supplement called Transfer Factor and said to try giving it to Snowy for a month and then see whether his thrombocyte count will increase or not.
During the examination, the vet also said that Snowy's back seemed to have healed perfectly but he still seemed to be having constipation problem. She found a bit of blood in his stools too. So she recommeded me to try feeding Snowy Royal Canine's Gastrointestinal Dry Food.
Now here is my questions.
1) The vet likes to prescribe some transfer factor for Snowy everytime he fell sick and I do notice that it helps to make him feel better. But will giving him this everyday really helps to boost his immune system? Is there anything else I can do to increase his Thrombocyte count? The vet also said that Snowy's low thrombocyte count is the reason why he gets sick so easily...is this true?
2) I was a bit skepitcal of buying the Royal Canine Gastrointestinal Dry Food at first but I read a lot of rave reviews about it on websites like petsmart and Amazon. It does seem to help cats with constipation problem a lot. But my vet told me to JUST feed Snowy this. As in no wet food. But I always thought wet food is better than dry food so I am really confused. Should I completely stop feeding Snowy his wet food? He gets two servings of wet food a day now (wellness and holistic select).
Any thoughts and advice would be highly appreciated! Thank you very much!