Marley Yellow Labrador Retriever Male, 11 Months Old
August 23, 2018
Marley remains seizure free! He is now primarily eating dry kibble with a little bit of veggies and doing great! He is such a sweet boy and doing great with the other dogs in the house, other dogs in the neighborhood and kids! He still prefers walks over doing his business in the yard, so we are really having to stay on top of that, as he will go in the house before going in the yard. That is a first for us! But, I could really use the exercise so it’s a win/win!
August 14, 2018
July 31, 2018
Marley went to the vet tonight to start the process of figuring out why he is having seizures. Since he’s so young (10 months old) and the previous owners stated that he’s been having them since they got him in March, the vet is fairly sure it is a congenital issue.
After examining Marley, getting some history and reviewing a video of Marley’s seizure with the previous owner, she believes that Marley may have a liver shunt. She wanted to run some blood work, which we got back tonight and it all looked great. This may seem counter intuitive, but since Marley is not currently having any seizures, this still fits with her diagnosis. The next step is to run an ammonia test with a dose of ammonia for Marley. This should tell us if what the vet suspects is truly the case for Marley. Until then, the vet recommended feeding Marley a low protein diet, as it’s the protein that is the problem with a liver shunt.
The vet is recommending 1/4 cup of chicken based dry kibble, filled out with lots of veggies and some rice. This should help control and/or limit Marley’s seizures. Marley’s meals are harvested from his FMs’ vegetable garden which is bountiful this time of the year.
July 29, 2018
RESCUE RIDE. The very handsome and friendly 10-month-old Lab, Marley, made his way into foster care today and met his 4 foster fur siblings. They all got along wonderfully!
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