by Jo Wyman
(West Hills, California USA )
First I want to say that you as a pet owner have to be your own advocate for your dog. I rescued my female boxer Lulu, when She was four, she will be 8 march 14th of this year.
I had her for two years and everything was great but all of a sudden she just started Vomiting
. Not all the time just here and there. I had her and my Bulldog Staff Mix, Pablo on a brand called lassie. When they both started throwing up.
With him it was just yellow bile randomly, with her it was her meals and I mean projectile Vomiting
. She also became more and more hungry.
So with no test, the vet said let's put them on Z-D ultra allergy free. Not knowing any better I did that approx 18 months ago.
In late 2010 Lulu hurt her right knee.
It was not to bad and was better with some rymadyl until the middle of 2011. It was not getting better so I visited our Veterinarian
and the Vet did an Ex-ray, the results were a frayed ACL with some arthritis.
I decided to get her knee done. To make a long story short she came up hypoglycemic when she was prepped for the surgery and they did other test including ultrasound and there it was.
A Pancreatic Cancer
tumor. She had the tumor removed and the surgery went awesome. The surgeon said we caught it early, got all of it off the pancreas and surrounding tissue however there was some down by the intestines and he said he did not what to operate there because there was a
blood vessel running through the tumor.
After surgery I started my own research, especially after her coming up with a yeast (skin) infection that apparently she has had for over 18 months. She had no real signs, she never itched or licked and my vet said nothing until last year.
Way to much to write but here is the end, My dogs do not have allergies. Lulu was throwing up because of her pancreatic tumor. Pablo took on her symptoms. Lulu totally stabilized after surgery and no more throwing up for either, however I started researching the Lulus diet.
I cannot believe this stuff; it should be called ZD crap!
You should not give this to a dog with Cancer
! My vet does not know this yet but here is my dog's new diet,
Note it took many feedings to stabilize Lulu's blood sugar levels, although Pablo has benefited from this also, it helped him lose a couple of unwanted pounds.
As of March 6th they are weaned off the ZD ultra, they were getting feed 4 times a day. As of today the 11th they are doing awesome and have settled into three feedings a day, with lots of energy.
They get their walks everyday, Lulu is on pain management with her knee and since the diet Change she has not needed any rymadyl. Which is good because of the yeast infection and cancer.
Here is their new diet.
1 cup boiled chicken with turmeric
1/2 cup organic brown rice
1/3 cup cooked purée peas, green beans.
One whole egg in the morning and a white for lunch.
3-6 raw organic baby carrots as snack along with homemade chicken jerky