Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Tongol update

I don't want to jinx it, but he seems to be tolerating the tongol tuna better so far than he has tolerated anything else I have tried. Today is the third day of the trial and we have not had any stomach rumbling so far, or any malaise that would indicate he is not feeling well. We did have a bit of a greasy-looking poo this morning but that may well be temporary as we also had this when we went from the cut version of his regular diet back to the full-strength version.

He's also been coughing a little today, but so far he has not had any vomiting. I did increase the amount of tuna in his meals slightly today and, if he continues to do well, I'll continue adding increasing amounts of the tuna until I can get him to a diet that is 1/2 canned tuna and 1/2 royal canin. At this point I think we'd stay with that for a time, until circumstance forces us to transition him all the way to a homemade diet using the tuna as a protein source.

Perhaps I am overly optimistic, since we've had so much trouble with him in the past, but I know that there's got to be something he can eat. Hopefully this will be it.


  1. My little Crested puff, Smiley, sends his love and hope. Smiles has Cushings but has not lost his bright eyes or sense of optimism. Were I a better techie, I'd send you his picture...but sending his boundless love to a cousin in need seems the only thing I can do. Kisses, hugs and cheers. And a lot of human prayers as well...

  2. Thank you, Smiley! We had thought for a while that Louie has Cushing's, as well, but hope now that this was a false diagnosis. I hope Smiley is managing well with his disease. We appreciate the good thoughts and send love and hope right back your way, too.