Jake Dog Update

It has been some time since I have written anything about Jake. We have had him for about a year and it has been some journey. In my last post I wrote that Jake was on a high protein, gluten free diet. This was true then and is still true now, just not the same protein.

An unhappy pup. Losing his hair and just not feeling good.
An unhappy pup. Losing his hair and just not feeling well.

Tired of having to put him on expensive, short term medications and seeing him in pain, shortly after that post we had Jake’s vet administer an allergy test. The vet and I decided an allergy test would be well worth it.

It turns out Jake is allergic to almost everything! This is not a joke. The vet said it was one of the worst she had seen. He has both food and environmental allergies. There was not much I could do about the environmental allergies, unless I put him in a bubble, so it was on to conquering his food allergies.

On the night we found this out, my husband and I spent all night searching for food. He is allergic to rice, peas, wheat and many proteins. Turns out, all the doggy kibble we looked at had rice, peas or wheat in it. I found a roll of food by Freshpet Vital, that he could eat for a day or two until I could find him kibble. Man did he love the Freshpet Vital roll.

Jake gets his new food. Not very excited about it.
Jake gets his new food. Not very excited about it.

With his vet’s help, we finally found a kibble that he is not allergic to. It is made out of Kangaroo! It has to be shipped to our home. Jake did not love it at first, but it has grown on him.

We also put him on custom made allergy shots. This is the only thing I could think of that would help him with his environmental allergies.

Jake just 3 weeks ago, waiting for us to set up camp. Looking great and feeling wonderful.
Jake just 3 weeks ago waiting for us to set up camp. Looking great and feeling wonderful.

Yesterday I took Jake to the Vet for a checkup. He is doing great! The vet said this is the best she has seen him. I was so happy. It looks like all of this time and money has paid off. He is looking good and feeling so much better. He will have to say on his allergy shots and still has a very strike diet. He is so happy and so are we.

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