It seems Max will have to stay on this prescription dog food for the rest of his life. The vet said no exceptions. Its just hard to believe the poor little guy can not ever eat anything else. How would you like to eat a bolgna sandwich twice a day for the rest of your life, no exceptions. I really feel sorry for the little guy and yet I don't want to mess him up since we have him stablized. Do they get tired of the same foods like we would? Seems to me they would.
Will i was at the vet a few weeks back I was talking to a lady there whose dog had the same problem. She said he did just fine with his food. You might check with the vet to see if they make different flavors, so it wouldn't be the same all the time. Or if there are so treats that can be given.
They told me yesterday that he could have raw hide but that was about all. Nothing with no calories. Does that sound right? I think he must have meant carbs. I told them I did give him some ground turkey mixed with kibble, wheat germ, and he said NO. So, I don't know, it just seems that its going to get so boring eating the same ole' stuff. And no, it doesn't come in different flavors. Its w/d prescription, and the vet said it had in it everything he needs.
most of the dog foods do come in at least three, chicken, beef and lamb. I think he ment carbs, and cal dont effect the blood sugar. You might try calling another vet. You said you use Buckner vet right? You might try call the Vet at the mesquite Rodeo Vet clinc or the Dallas county vet there number is 972 222 2101, that were I take my dogs and they are pretty good. The vet at the rodeo is very nice to but a little more expenseive.
The expense we have been out on these dogs, whats a few more thousand?ha I know he gets tired of it but he will eat it because he gets nothing else. He looks everywhere for something to eat, poor baby. I know its rough because we are both diabetic and can't seem to leave the sweets alone. I'm sitting here now drinking a diet coke with milkyways. I'm a real good example to my baby.HA
I really like her and she seems to be up on everything, but I think I may call and see what that other vet says about the food thing. Sometimes they are good and up todate on one thing and not on another. She saved my little ones life, the one with the blood problem. I had called and gone to some other vets that just flat didn't know what to do about it. Thats why I thought maybe there might be another answer although I have searched the internet and everything, unless you want to cook for them day and night.
My bestfriend's grandmother does that for there boston terrier, but she still gets the same thing everyday. When I gave her some kibble she went nuts, and was eating out of my hand. She is not a nice dog, attacks anyone that is not part of the family. She didn't have any health problems, they just want her to have fresh food
The problem with diabetic dogs is they are prone to pancreatitis, which can be life threatening and unable to be cured in a diabetic dog, not to mention expensive, my hubbies dog just had to be put down 3mos ago, after we spent 4000 on her trying to treat it, it came right back and sent her blood sugar all out of wack, so even though you may feel bad about his diet, it is in his own interest and yours to keep him on it, he'll get used to it, and you may feel worse than he does.
Thanks. Schnauzers are prone to pancreatis. I had rather keep him on the w/d than have to see him suffer and be put down. That would just kill us. And too, they may not get tired of eating the same thing like we would. I just don't know but after reading what you said I know my vet was probably right. He has been his doctor since he was 3 months old. I can just imagine the expensive, because I know what we have been out so far. I thought the insulin would last longer than it does, but its like he drinks it. We already need to get it refilled. Thanks again, I think ( I know ) you just made my mind up for me. Appreciate it.