(Closed) My dog is sick :(

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Aww, I am so sorry! I think if it were me, I would wnat to do anything I could, but I know cost factors into it (which hubs made sure to remind me).

I have no advice, except maybe to get a cost estimate and see if its something doable. ((HUGS))

Post # 4
1506 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Aw that’s terrible. I’m so sorry. HUGS.

Post # 5
4693 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m so sorry about your poor pup.  Sending lots of hugs your way.  ((hugs))

Post # 6
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am so sorry you are going through this. I know how much our animals mean to us and would be devestated. I would see if anything can be done and if not keep her as comfotable as possible and give her lots of love.

Post # 7
1352 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My heart breaks for you… I know how much I love my little dog and how hard this must be.  Sending positive energy your way. xx

Post # 8
3041 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m so so sorry :(. That’s horrible news from the vet. It really sucks that animals can’t tell us. Its really heartbreaking & unfair… but it sounds like the best thing to do is what you feel would be the right thing. Sometimes its best to go ahead with treatment, other times its best to let them just be & depending on if your pup is in pain, to put them down.

& you can’t think of the “what ifs” because you didn’t know & that won’t change anything, except to make you feel worse about the situation. If your dog was displaying signs of something severe, I’m sure they would’ve done more. My cats got sick, but the tests showed nothing & my cats “acted fine” so the vet wouldn’t give them medicine… for weeks, so I ended up using natural antibiotics. I know its not the same, but that’s the downfall of pet ownership, you sometimes can’t tell that something’s wrong. Its so frustrating.

For now, you may want to cook your dog’s food, this is a website that says this diet makes it easier on your dogs liver:http://www.canine-epilepsy-guardian-angels.com/liver_diet.htm

& here is a site with natural things & info:


Here is some info from the above website:

Silybum marianum (milk thistle) is one of the most important herbal liver tonics and restoratives for your pet. Scientific analysis shows that milk thistle contains silymarin – a powerful antioxidant which can block the entry of toxins into the liver and remove them at cellular level, resulting in regeneration of liver cells and improved liver function.

In addition to milk thistle (silymarin), there are several other nutrients which are beneficial to the liver:

  • Burdock – Used for centuries as a blood purifier and cleanser.
  • Natrium Phosphate – A tissue salt that helps to assimilate fats and promote the flow of bile from the gall bladder.
  • Natrium Sulphate – A tissue salt often recommended to detoxify the liver.
  • Dimethyglycine (DMG) – An amino acid that helps rebuild liver cells and encourages the elimination of toxins in the body.
  • Pyridoxal 5’Phospate – The active form of B6, an essential vitamin that is not easily broken down in pets with compromised livers.
  • Vitamin B12 – An important vitamin needed for proper digestion and absorption of food.
  • Choline Citrate – A chemical used by the liver to move fats in and out of the cells, which is crucial to liver health.
  • Methionine – An amino acid needed for proper detoxification of the liver.
  • N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine – An amino acid that is aids in the removal of toxins from the liver.
  • Turmeric Extract – A potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid – A powerful antioxidant that enhances the antioxident effects of Vitamins C and E.
  • Coenzyme Q10 – Also known as Vitamin Q, this nutrient is essential for healthy liver function.
  • Antioxidants –  Chemicals that capture damaging free radicals in the body and encourage healthy liver cells.


Post # 9
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m so sorry.  ๐Ÿ™  I hope you all find some comfort.  

Post # 11
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m sorry!  I hope everything comes back better than you’d ever hoped.  Keep us updated ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
3689 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m so sorry.  I hope they can find a way for her to make a full recovery.  


Post # 13
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Sorry to hear about your doggie.

I’m a veterinarian myself, so here are my thoughts:

Westies are prone to a copper storage disease which can only be diagnosed by a liver biopsy, so I strongly encourage you to follow your vet’s advice if he recommends a biopsy; an ultrasound can only show so much.

There are medications that can be used to slow the progression of liver disease but what medications are appropriate will depend on what type of disease your dog has (which the biopsy can help show). The silybin suggested in the previous post is something you can start now without worry about side effects. I would not recommend home cooking until you have a diagnosis as well as a discussion about how to balance diets with your veterinarian or preferably, a veterinary nutritionist.

Here’s a link on copper storage disease


Good luck with your dog



Post # 14
556 posts
Busy bee

๐Ÿ™ im really sorry about this. ๐Ÿ™

Post # 15
1660 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@soon2bS: You and your pup will be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope it is something that can be helped.

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