Louise, with her head on my knee for protection at our vet visit this week. Good news is she is responding well to the Cyclosporin, even though it is not doing great things to her tummy. The vet says she needs to stay on it for another couple of months. I found the medicine at about half the cost on 1-800-Ped-Meds (not a recommendation just a fact – but I was happy with their service and they even sent a big bone for the dogs). Never used them before because I felt like the vet needed the income from the drug sales (I am so loyal it is probably stupid of me), but when medicine is over $400 for a 15 day supply, you have to get what you can, where you can, for as little cost as possible (especially when unemployed).
THANKFUL that it is working. Hopeful that when we take her off it, the Peri-anal Fistula disease is in remission.
The dogs like the hypoallergenic treats that Dr. Cate always has in her treat jar on the counter in the examination room. If you have to go to the doctor, at least you need to get a treat, or two, or three, or in Louise’s case, four. (She has lost weight with the meds, so treats keep flowing when she wants them.)
Thank you Dr. Gately-Dean, and the wonderful people at Greater South River Animal Hospital, for taking care of the DogDaz Zoo.
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