23 July 2011

Quick update for Saturday

The specialist called on Thursday and said the Bentman's joint fluid was thin, watery and dark instead of thick and light colored like a motor oil. So he called in the scary Prednisone pills to the local pharmacy and Bentley started them on Thursday night. No problems as of this morning and he is starting to behave a wee bit more like himself but not really letting Kris or I out of his hearing or sight. The appetite is definitely improving as it should be since I have him and the little Jax man on a special food mix of brown and white rice with chicken and carrots. I boil it all together so everything has a nice chicken flavor then when it is time to eat, I mix it with some lamb and rice kibble. In Bentleys case, it has 8 pills (antibiotics/ Pred) and the little man Jax gets his fluid pill. Jax was diagnosed with a heart murmur and congestive heart failure a month ago. Yeah, it has been a month of news I'll say...
Of course , the three other 4-legged's get a spoon of the special mix stirred into their bowls because it just wouldn't be fair to not share the wealth of yumminess, would it? Plus there is the fish oil, pro-biotic, and Pepcid that has to be added to the Bentmans bowl to keep his tummy in good shape. Whew! It is worth it though....♥

I have to say that feeding time is quite an interesting experience around here. Everyone gets excited and it is nice to see Bentley interested in food again. Can't wait to see him in action when the Prednisone really kicks in - appetite wise, that is. Going to have to figure out a way to keep him from becoming a chunky monkey because he is not allowed to be out in the sun too much because of all the antibiotics and this cuts out some of our means of exercise. 

Thanks for all the well wishes too. It has helped to lighten our hearts to read the sweet comments. Hope everyone has a great weekend! Hug your 4-legged's and give them an Aire-kiss from the Bentman.

♥ Till next time,
    Karen Raye


  1. We'll take a healthy chunky monkey any day. Thanks for the update and good thoughts to you all for continued improvement.


  2. We're glad your appetite is improving, Bentley. Our paws are crossed that you continue to have great days!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. Bentley, you eat up all dat good chicken and rice stuff. That's the BEST dog food evah! Me and Mom are glad you are feeling better. And wee Jax, too!

  4. I'm glad things are looking up.