Lately Kenzie has been improving. He’s active (notice the “action” in the picture) and started to eat better. We were very hopeful. Then on the first of the month (for you squirrels, this is August), We gave him his Heartgard heartworm treat. Normally Kenzie can hear the foil being pierced and will rush in from any point in the house to eat it. It was his favorite thing in the world and it only came once a month-on the first. The problems with Kenzie first started last month-he blew lunch (including the heartworm med). We didn’t think there was a connection. He didn’t eat much after that, but (of course), I ate like a Kyla (“eating like a horse” would understate the reality).
She cut up his Heartgard cube and mixed it with chicken so he’d eat well. He did, but about five minutes later, up it came. It was a good thing that he did it on the new tile-a couple of months earlier and it would have been carpeted. We have a call into Dr. Cohen, to tell him and ask what should be done about his heartworm exposure. He’s been eating OK (his new normal) since. He’s still thin.
Kyla update I am participating in the survey for genetic research for Scottish Terriers. Click on that link to go there directly or for more info see the Rocky Creek Scotties July 31 post. Thanks to Stuart for turning me on to this. It must be done soon-this is the week for Scottish Terriers. Other breeds will have their weeks. Chipmunk week is on the twelfth (of never). You take a quick survey and optionally ask for a kit to be mailed to you to take a DNA sample (just saliva). You can also upload a picture-I did because who wouldn’t want to see me?
UPDATE The Vet called. We’re going to give Kenzie the heartworm meds without the delivery cube. We’ll see how that goes. It’s unfortunate that Heartgard doesn’t make those samples of the delivery cube without the poison anymore. That might have pinpointed it. With his IBS, Kenzie’s intake of red meat has been limited to the heartworm med for a long time. We’ll see.