Bob and I just came back from his ultrasound at the specialist's office.
We have good news and we have bad news. The good news is that there doesn't seem to be any masses of any kind, so no cancer.
The bad news is that his pancreas is in pretty bad shape. It can be controlled with careful low fat diet, but pretty much one slice of bacon can cause the pancreas to erupt into fury, cause multiple organ failure and kill him.
So the key is to make sure he doesn't steal anything that is bad for him, or let anyone give him any treats.
He can still have veggies and fruits, so that will make him happy. He loves raisins, bananas and salad!
It makes me nervous, what if he gets his paws on something that is bad for him? Especially when we have people over and stuff like that.
He is doing great now, he looks great. A few years ago he used to weigh in at 18 lbs (8.16 kg), now he is down to a much healthier 13.6 lbs (6.16 kg). He has great energy and he just looks good.
The only negative side effect of this new food, except it being so expensive, is that it has turned both dogs into pooping machines! There is no end to it! But that is all the fiber in it. At least they love the food; other "diet" food we tried they have just wrinkled their noses at.
I am just happy there is hope for Bob, he has been part of our family for 10 years now, and we would like to keep it that way for a few more years!