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Hello Dottie, Hawkeye & Tinyplanets

Thank you so so much from the bottom of our hearts for your kind words and advice, it is so so appreciated.

Hawkeye especially, my Vet says you may have just helped us down the process massively. So thanks dosent quite cover it. I dont know what else to put here but thank you.

Our vets have done all they can but we live in very rural England and know that this is quite a specialist thing so things like diet plans and holistic approaches are slightly beyond their general veterinary medicine capabilities.

Inca has been on Oral Lactulose for a month and also Antrobie antibiotics for the past three weeks to reduce the amount of bacteria in her blood crossing the blood/brain barrier and causing the fog in her head. Sadly Inca is still terribly tired, sleeping 20+ hours each day.

I have decided to feed her a home cooked diet, I am a foodie and own a wholefoods online health shop working from home which means Inca is never alone unless she choses to be by going into another room and I have the time to cook for her.  I have stopped the porridge / oats and replaced with Organic fruit salad for breakfast (Apples, Banana, Grapes & Blueberries) and then for lunch & dinner she is eating boiled Organic Chicken Breast with pureed garden vegetables (Green Beans, Broccoli, Carrot & Swede). I have decided to feed little and often as she is having "episodes" of extreme hunger after more than a few hours and then eats so fast she regurgitates her food. Inca then becomes restless and unresponsive to even her own name.

I am afraid that what ever Inca eats the end results are the same, she is not having much of an existence at all. But occasionally, maybe twice a week, Inca will have these burst of sunshine and will be a "normal dog" for a few hours and be playful and happy. So right now Im not ready to call it just yet.

Right now our vets will not vaccinate or microchip for fear she will not survive, I am not sure how much this is genuine fear or precaution but it is not filling us with much confidence.  What fills me with confidence is to hear that Bailey is seven and is doing well with no symptoms! If we got another seven months with Inca I would be over the moon.

We are next at the Vets on Monday morning, and I will be taking details of all of these medicines and supplements with me and talking to them about what we give her.

I am also going to do lots of reading and dietary research and put a meal plan together which I will find a way to share online.

I will report back and let you know how we get on. But again, I just want to say thank you so much for taking the time to help our family by sharing your knowledge and experience.

Kind regards
Gem, Mark, Hettie & Inca


I hope this is the right place for this, apologies if it is not.

Please can someone help my beautiful girl Inca who has had the most horrific start in life and really needs some TLC to make her few remaining days a little easier on her.

Inca has an Intra Hepatic Porto Systemic Shunt of the Liver and suffers from Hyperammonaemia and Addisons disease. But she is the most amazing, loving dog you could ever wish to meet and I love her with all my heart.

We rescued Inca from an absolute hell hole where she had been used as a bait animal and fed on sugar water, unfortunately what we had initially thought to be malnuturion turned into being something much much worse.

Incas prognosis is terminal, the very best dog liver specialist here in the UK (who is 340 miles away from us) has said that the shunt is inoperable and we need to make her as comfortable as possible.

The problem I am having is feeding her, when we got her just a month ago she was 16 weeks old and had never chewed solid food. We taught her how using porridge. Now she is such a fussy eater and just will not eat dry food and only wants sugar rich porridge which is very low in proteins.

When we feed her chicken breast intended for humans she is happier for 10 mins before collapsing with toxic blood from the protiens.

The saddest part is watching her eat knowing in an hour you will lose her for 12 hours and she will just be spaced out and comatose.

Inca deserves a good life, and I am going to move mountains to give her it. But I need some help with the nutrition side of things.

If I feed her a dairy or vegetable based diet very low in protein but high it nutrients I could give Inca a normal life for upto five years. If things carry on as they are I will lose her in a few weeks.

Please can you connect me to any nutritionist you may know, or provide some guidance on the foods to feed Inca.

Thank you in advance for any help you can offer my beautiful girl.

Kind regards

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