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Typhoon’s weigh-in was yesterday at the vet. Did he gain weight? Did he gain as much as we thought? Does he have to gain more? And the answer is . . .
Quick background for new or occasional readers – Typhoon has always been a very picky eater, often skipping meals. We have tried every diet imaginable and watched him refuse to eat food that would make most dogs melt – steak, hamburger, fish, chicken, etc. Once before, his weight dropped precariously low and we had to help him rebound. When he did it a second time at the beginning of April, his weight dropped to 38.8 pounds.
We began a medical regimen that started him eating again and we saw the weight rebound to 40.5 pounds by the middle of April. We have weaned him off other medications, reduced his steroid intake to a small amount, and left him on a Folic Acid supplement. Did we remove the medicines too fast? Or did he continue to gain weight? So, yesterday, he stepped on the scales . . .
43 pounds! We are all happy with his progress, but want to see him continue to gain weight. Our initial goal is to get to 45 pounds, but we may end up with a target as high as 50. Regardless, we are thrilled with the results. We will maintain the steroid level for another couple of weeks and then consider cutting them in half again depending on his weight gain the next two weeks.
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