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Chicken as an allergen?

blindowlblues

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Hi again folks! It’s been a challenging last couple of weeks but I’m so thrilled to report another fully formed stool from Dasha last night.

At the encouragement of her medical team we went all duck last Thursday. No other proteins. Friday am she pooped a runny one, then … no more poop. Yesterday I took her to the vet and they concluded 1. She was forming a proper stool which was on its way down the chute, and 2. Her anal glands were huge and needed to be expressed (her doc says all the irritation of the diarrhea may have been a factor in this).

Then she put out her nice stool last night and I’m thrilled.

However … we are still going in for another stool analysis that will test for even more parasites and stuff like that. So I’m delivering that excellent stool to the doc this am. (She said it could be something like tritrichonoma, shudder!)

I joined the sphynx group on Facebook too and someone said a lot of Sphynx can’t handle chicken! I had no idea … that would explain a lot if she’s allergic to that too. Is it common?

Seems eliminating the fish helped her ears get better, but the GI element is more complicated.

Meanwhile she seems to be feeling great. The doc said that while she did lose weight for reasons we didn’t like, it was still ok because she was really kind of paunchy and bloaty when I got her. Her doc says she’s now at a good weight- if we can keep her GI system in order so she can stabilize at this point.

Thanks everyone here for always being so supportive as I find answers for my beloved Russian girl.
 

blindowlblues

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Had to add a couple pics of her “sassy face”
 

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Yoda mom

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@blindowlblues , yah for good poop! duck protein was a game changer for one of my pups who couldnt handle chicken.

keep us updated on the stool checks, rule out coccidae , tritrichomonas ( it takes its own medication ronidazole).
with the positive progress with the duck food sounds like you are headed in the right direction.
hugs n head smooches, sweet sassy Dasha photos!
 

Letitia

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Today we had one liquid stool early am, and one fully formed stool midday! So I’m thinking we are still headed in the right direction. @Letitia what brands and styles of duck do you find most acceptable?

After lots of trial and error, we have been using this one from Koha.

 

blindowlblues

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The expanded stool test looked for 22 different parasites and Dasha was negative for ALL of them! So this does appear to be food allergies. We are staying the course with the duck and were rewarded just this am with another excellent stool from the lovely lady!
 

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Yoda mom

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@blindowlblues , biggest hugs and happy dance Dasha's expanded testing came back negative! You surely are on the right track adorable Team Dasha!! glad the duck food is setting in for her tummy. when you get a chance, can you share a pic/image of the duck food, helpful for members that may be going thru poo issues too.
also, what the "expanded" testing was named at the vets office to order to have done with the other 22 things tested for. very helpful to all of us. thank you for sharing team Dasha.

keep the good poos coming! oh, the things that make us happy :)

thank you for sharing Dasha's sweet photo. she is a baby doll with the bestest mum love and care. hugs n head smooches.
 
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