1) The left side of Chuck's heart is enlarged, and he has thickening heart muscle,
2) Possible bladder infection: waiting for culture results,
3) One kidney (cannot remember which side) has two parts, which isn't normal but it appears to be functioning okay right now; to be monitored,
4) No sign of Irritable Bowel Disease; no thickening of intestine walls.
Therefore, Chuck is now on four medicines: blood thinner, a diuretic to pull water away from his heart, and something else...I really cannot remember! The fourth is the anti-inflammatory for his intestines, which has been working for the past few weeks. Hopefully, we can drop that last medicine by working on different foods.
HOWEVER, the vet recommended some stupid prescription-only food, that we all know is crap. I've looked over the ingredients, and the venison-and-green-pea canned stuff we feed Angel and Chuck has better stuff than the prescription, so I was a bit dismayed by that. I think I'll return the six cans they sold me, and work this angle on my own.
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