Ok, not great having poop in the title I know, but I feel like its all hubby and I have talked about since getting Watson! I have never been so happy to see a firm poop. As you know, Watson has had many health issues since we got him – allergies for which he’s on Immunotherapy, Anxiety, Chronic Colitis, and many other ailments. The vet basically told us it was up to us to find a food that worked for his colitis.
That has been an epic challenge, as Watson bear is SUPER fussy. I ordered approximately 20 samples of food from the internet from various places, and also bought many different types from pets at home. Watson wouldn’t go near any of them. The only thing he’d eat is Royal Canin adult. We decided that we’d continue to give him that, and concentrate on trying to fix his allergies, as we wondered if that was maybe causing his tummy problems as well as itching (though we did do a rule out 6 week diet of only pork & potatoes so its not a food allergy as such). We did figure out long ago that he has a sensitivity to chicken.
Chatting to my friend Jenni about her dog and one of Watson’s girlfriends Lola, she told me she was on “Royal Canin” for neutered dogs. I’d never heard of it, strange since Watson is neutered. She offered to give me some to see if he would eat it, but we didn’t hold out much hope. Hubby and I stood stunned as Watson gobbled it all up! At that point we said, “Imagine if tomorrow he has a firm poop”. Living the dream then lol. That’s exactly what happened!
Now, things have still been up and down but we know now its the immunotherapy – he’s had 3 injections and each time its really upset his tummy. He got antibiotics last week and they did nothing, and then further probiotics but they made it worse. We then finally got our order of that RC Neutered food and gave him some and things are on the up again. I can’t believe we finally finally have some hope :0)
The immunotherapy doesn’t seem to have caused as much itching this week as it did with the previous 2 injections, so there goes that theory lol. I can’t tell you how happy I am with this food situation though. I just want my little guy to have a shot at life being healthy!