Our Tori’s health challenges brought so much to the table that learning how to manage everything provided lessons she allows me to share even now that she’s gone. For example, Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia is exceptionally expensive to treat, and if there are relapses it becomes worse. Pet insurance was a must-have and thankfully we had it. I appreciate that it may be considered inappropriate/crude to talk about money, but I think it’s unrealistic not to. All in all Tori experienced 5 relapses, the last of which became a runaway train that no amount of money or medications could push back.
It’s been almost four years since a wonderful client named Linda asked for some help. She gave me permission to write her story in hope that it can help others, so here it is:
Linda has a 40 pound dog named Buzz. A calorie burning machine with intelligence and curiosity, Buzz never seemed interested in eating anything but a raw diet. Linda used to buy one that was pre-made and everything seemed fine until Buzz had a pancreatitis attack. Whether the fat content of the diet was a problem, or a bacterial load caused it…Linda wondered and was given all sorts of opinions, but I felt that the cause would never be known and it was best to deal with today rather than look back. Read more A Pancreatitis Journey