Wow! I don’t know why I waited so long to try this on my pancreatic corgi! Loki just turned 11 on August 6, 2019. He was diagnosed with Diabetes and Pancreatitis on December 26, 2017. It was rough in the beginning, but things smoothed over a little after getting him on some prescribed Rx diet. But he was never really into it after all this time. And recently it had gotten much worse. Getting him to eat was like pulling teeth.
A few times since his diagnosis, he had rough days where I thought for sure he was having another flare-up of Pancreatitis (vomiting, even just water… extreme inappetence). This latest episode on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, I thought for sure it was the end. He threw up first thing in the morning, before he had even eaten. Just a bunch of water/foam. He refused to eat, just chugged a bunch of water and then threw up again. I found him laying in the bathroom just laying there in a puddle of his own water-vomit. We had already decided if it was another flare-up… we would just make the decision to let him go, because he was just miserable! He never wanted to eat, he would just lay in the bathroom all day looking sad, every day. Well on this day, the vet ran his bloodwork and his pancreas values came back perfect. Say what?? But she decided he was in extreme pain for arthritis or a spine/disc issue. She gave Loki an injection of Cerenia, and a new medicine to begin injecting to help him with his joint pains. He felt better that evening, and gave less of a fight to eat… but the next morning, he didn’t want to eat again. I was at my wit’s end. He can’t live eating a few bites here and there.
I took to a Pancreatic Dog support group on FB and someone suggested GastroElm Plus. (I had seen it mentioned before, but when I saw it those times before, I wasn’t having so many issues with him not wanting to eat). So I ordered it, and it promptly arrive on Saturday morning (Aug 10). It missed his breakfast time by just a few minutes, and he had put up a fight about eating that morning. I gave him a dose of GastroElm just to help soothe his tummy. About 30 minutes later, he was sticking his face in his bowl like “Hey! Lady! I could eat!”. So I gave him a little additional food that he had ignored earlier, and he gobbled it right up!
Then, Saturday evening, it came time for their dinner. About 20 minutes before I set his bowl down, I gave him another squirt of the GastroElm gel that was made earlier in the day. Then when I was standing at the counter prepping his dinner, he shows up and is standing there staring at me like “Uhm… when’s dinner??”. Which was HIGHLY unusual for him. Typically I have to BEG him to come out of the bathroom and eat his dinner. It had become an every day thing… kneeling on the kitchen floor and trying to coax him to eat so he could have his insulin. WELL! Not on this night! I finished prepping his bowl and set it down in his stand, he stuck his face right in there and gobbled it up without hesitation…. licked it clean and trotted off to roll around on his back in the living room. This was a sight I hadn’t seen in so long. I cried a little. I have continued to give it to him the last couple of days, and every day he’s a little more excited about eating, and seems more happy and satisfied. Thank you so much for this wonderful product! I can’t say enough good things.
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