My big girl has me worried, any ideas?
Feedback needed I am so worried about Free. She is not acting like herself at all. He allergies are really bad. She was on benadry, a weekly medicated shampoo, and constant wipe downs.She had a cortisone shot. No noticible improvement. So not done again. We tried a to switch her to a one protein diet. She didn't like the vet food so we tried another, herring and sweet potato, after a few weeks she started showing the changes. Diarrhea, moping, energy level way down and not eating half the amount of what she should. We did a boiled chicken and rice diet for a week until she started eating again. Put her back on her regular food (the one before the vet food).Tried pumpkin, wouldn't touch it. Then cottage cheese, (but got a lot of bad feedback about it so stopped) to get the stool firm again. Her symptoms were the same. Finally after 2 weeks, took her into vet to get diarrhea meds and get a full blood panel done and stool check. Vet said she had a slight temp and gave us an antibiotic and anti-diarrhea meds for her and she had gained almost 6 pounds since January. This worries me because of the stools and lack of eating. The results for everything came back normal. A week later, she took the last of the meds yesterday. Stools have been irregular, one mushy next one fairly firm. Her activity level is still down. One time I was feeling her over for foxtails when we got back from the park and she cried when I ruffled her around the side of her chest area. Waited an hour and did the same thing but no responce that time. She sometimes walks funny, hard to describe almost like a limp then I don't see it again. Then today she wouldn't jump into the blazer to go to the park. Yet she does jump on and off the sofa.
I know something is the matter with her. Vet is no help, it is "allergies". It is something any ideas welcomed. I don't know what to do next. Do I put her back on a food test? Do I just start feeding her boiled chicken and rice? Chicken it the protien in her regular food that we were tring to find out if that was one of her allergic reactions.How long to I wait for her to have normal stools before I try this again? Do I keep her on the 6 benadryl a day, which I really don't notice helping just keeping the scratching and licking to a bit less. I am so sad too see her like this! I want my baby to be her old self and I am so confused!!!