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    I also thought about thing that can help his liver immediately and it’s glucose. As many toxins are excreted from human and dog body only when they are conjugated with molecules of glucose, it is quite common in clinics to administer I/v with glucose solution for detoxification.
    That means if you add to his food a teaspoon of glucose it will go into his liver and make a bond with toxins and after that they can be excreted. Normally dogs don’t need added sugar, but in this situation it could be useful.
    Pure glucose is available in health food shops, sports nutrition shops etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mom of Tucker View Post
    The vet is acting like he doesn't know what is causing the elevated levels, so I don't know why that is. I do plan to get some sauerkraut tomorrow and give it a try.

    I'm also going to start feeding him 3 smaller meals a day instead of 2 meals. He just ate supper at 6, and he is totally wiped out. I'm thinking his body is working way too hard to digest so much, so maybe smaller portions will help.
    @Lalaloopsie is right about milk thistle. I completely forgot about it. Go figure I drink it as tea... Now what the sauerkraut does is give good probiotics which help to cleanse any body. Even if the liver is not functioning properly cleansing the intestines helps enormously for the rest of the body. So basically itís like a domino effect. My naturopath once said to me many years ago...your plumbing needs to work properly for the rest of the bodyís organs to work. Like I mentioned earlier, I would definitely detox the liver n home cook n start giving leafy greens n stop all kibbles. If the vet has no clue after all these lab test, time to see a specialist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lalaloopsie View Post
    I strongly disagree! Tucker doesn’t have Cushing as far as I know, his disease can resolve even though he can come through a very rough patch now, but dogs have a tremendous potential to survive and I’m always for the struggle until it’s absolutely clear there is no hope. His disease can be caused by a temporary problem, it’s not 100 percent that he has IMHA idiopathic type, and that means that he can recover!

    You are absolutely correct, Natallia, thank you for correcting
    my error! I actually did not mean to group those two together
    in that statement because idiopathic IMHA can resolve & dogs
    can recover. Also, in Cushings, there can be milder forms that
    can be managed. Like you, I believe in fighting and my Cami
    was a fighter too. In her case, it was her age, multiple, serious
    dx'ed, and I was dx'ed with a progressive eye disease of the
    retina & going blind in this same year. I was having monthly
    eye injections, laser treatments every 2-3 wks and a surgery
    in Jan. so lots of down time. It was becoming impossible to
    properly care for Cami (I have no help) and I'm legally blind
    now, two more surgeries to do. I post by pecking & using a
    magnifier, it takes forever, UGH!

    I do not believe Tucker should be put to sleep at this point
    either, I sincerely apologize if it seemed my opinion. If me,
    I would confer with A & M, add Milk Thistle (couldn't think
    of name, have used it) and see how it goes as I'm hoping
    for recovery for Tucker, he's young and he can do it!

    Again, thank you...I'm grateful you caught that error and
    corrected it!
    Last edited by Texas Carol; 04-15-2018 at 07:48 AM. Reason: choppy


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lalaloopsie View Post
    I strongly disagree! Tucker doesnít have Cushing as far as I know, his disease can resolve even though he can come through a very rough patch now, but dogs have a tremendous potential to survive and Iím always for the struggle until itís absolutely clear there is no hope. His disease can be caused by a temporary problem, itís not 100 percent that he has IMHA idiopathic type, and that means that he can recover!
    Your are right. He does not have Cushings, just symptoms of that, caused by the prednisone. He has had a good weekend, so I am hoping we can cut back on the prednisone again this week. Thank you!


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