So Skye needs dental work done. The vet has suggested it for 3 years now and Mark refused the high prices to have it done. So now she has to have work done with at least six extractions!
Since she has a fatty tumor on her chest it is a good time to get that done also since you wouldn't want to pay all the tests preformed ahead of time all over again. So the estimate is just under $1,400!!!!!!
She had her blood work done and when they called with the results, which are all fine for the surgery to be done, they believe that she might have Cushing's Disease. Medication for Cushing's Disease is $54 for a 30 day supply.
Obviously I have done a lot of research. Here's the thing, Skye does not have any of the warning signs for this disease. Not one of them! Also a dog with Cushing's Disease can live almost as long as a dog who was treated with medication.
Also in my research I found that there are several natural approaches that can be used. The reviews on the one I shared are very promising. It would cost less and have way less side effects then the prescription from the vet.
Actually the doctor mentioned that there has been a good response to CBD oils. Of course those are expensive too. So we are picking up her $54 medication on Monday when they check her blood pressure to see if maybe she has hypertension.
Well if you know Skye you would know that she is filled with anxiety. Always has been. We have just learned to live with her behavior. She doesn't like loud noises, is afraid of the noise from a bag of potato chips and runs under the bed if you are chopping vegetables in the kitchen. If the TV is loud you will find he sleeping in another room.
My plan right now is to maybe give her a pill every other day or half a day depending on the type of pill it is. Then maybe switching over to the natural approach. Skye will be 11 in January. Most dogs, if they have Cushing's Disease, will live at least 3 years being treated or not treated.
What would you do?