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Rosco is been treated for Inflammatory Bowel Disease and on a course of steriods and immune surpress treatment.
His biopsies did identify nonspecific significant antigenic stimulation of Peyer`s patches and mesenteric lymph nodes. These were the structures the vet identified as abnormal during the surgery. We cannot be sure the inflammation identified is the cause of the motility disorder, but we believe there is a very decent chance that it is.
Rosco has been on the meds for over 2 weeks now and there's not much of a difference. We did have 4 bloat free days in the first week of treatment and that was positive. Then he started to bloat again and nothing was any different to the routine he had on the days he wasn't bloating. The vet wants to try the meds for another 2 weeks and see how he goes. If there's no change Rosco will be put on the Atopica for a month before we accept this treatment isn't going to work. I have to say the vet has been amazing and has offered us alot of support. He emailed to check how Rosco is doing even on his holidays.
Rosco's is still on the cooked fish and potatoe diet and having 3 feeds a day. With the steriods he's always hungry but the Fish4Dogs Jerky treats are keeping the edge of the hunger. Roscos weight is 25kg and he doesn't seem to be losing any at the minute.