Hi again. I’m up early today, but not by my own choice. Ludo has been having some digestive issues and adjusting to a prescription diet. He was eating mostly wet food before and I think the dry food is making it hard for him to sleep through the night.
This morning he woke me up at 5:50-ish to poop. We are normally up by 7:30, and I do have something I’m working on (for work) that could benefit from me starting early on it—so I went with it. I’ll probably be tired later.
Getting to the thought that prompted this post, I’m honestly not sure I want anyone to read this blog. It’s far from fabulous content and I’m not going to try to make each post aesthetically perfect, or even what I was doing with it before (which involved more effort).
Whenever perfectionism kicks in, I end up doing the thing I wanted to be perfect less. That could be what happened to Weekend Blog. So now I plan not to worry about it so much. This does not mean I will be posting a lot more. Trying to be realistic here, but possibly posting a lot more than I have been (which has been not at all).
I’ll also take recommendations for feeding tips/schedules (?) for a small dog with digestive issues. Right now he eats 3 small meals a day (about 1/3 cup each—he weighs 10 pounds) of prescription dog food (with probiotics for sensitive stomach) mixed with turkey (that my husband cooks because I’m a vegetarian and have never cooked turkey). Sometimes it’s chicken instead of the turkey.
We have been to the vet three times and I consulted them a fourth time (by phone) when he was having GI trouble over the summer, and this is where we’re at with this now. He was also treated with some medications to rule out bacterial or parasitic infection, but there weren’t overt signs of either.
Okay. Maybe I am tired. I’m going to take a shower now and make some coffee. If by some miracle a Shih Tzu GI specialist reads this, please comment or message me with sage advice. I like to sleep longer than this in the morning (plus Ludo means the world to me and I don’t like to see him uncomfortable). 🥱