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Day 11 - 16: Stagnant

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Started being lazy in updating everyday so I shall update in batches since Butter's progress is slowly getting stagnant.


Her meals are pretty much fixed now except for the amount of supplements to give. We're switching between steamed chicken and steamed cod in the morning and have added more fruits variety. In another week, we'll be able to add other types of vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage or brussel sprouts ✨ Have been leaving these out since they're high in sulfur and will speed up the process in cleansing the lymphatic system. These foods bind to toxins and flush them out of the body quickly.

Supplements 
Day 11 - 14
💊 1 bifidus + 1 acidophilus
Day 15 - 16
💊 1 1/2 bifidus + 1 1/2 acidophilus
Morning Meal
Day 11
☀️ 2 tbsp chicken + 2 tbsp kibbles + 8 tbsp vegetables (zucchini + carrot + cucumber) + 1/2 enzymes
🤤 1/3 pear

Day 12 - 13
☀️ 3 tbsp chicken + 1 tbsp kibbles + 8 tbsp vegetables (zucchini + carrot + cucumber) + 1/2 enzymes
🤤 1/3 pear

Day 13 - 15
☀️ 4 tbsp…

Day 10: Sleeping in the Tub

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Since Butter stopped sleeping with me, I've been hoping she'll sleep in her own tub with her mattress and she did! She often humps her mattress so it's always in random places of the house, but at the end of the day if we place it back on her tub, she'll sleep on it đŸ˜Š

She definitely needs a bigger tub though. I miss the puppy-sized Butter 🐕

Meals
💊 1/2 bifidus + 1/2 acidophilus
☀️ 2 tbsp kibbles + 2 tbsp chicken + 9 tbps vegetables (zucchini + carrot + cucumber + kale) + 1/4 enzymes
🌛 4 tbsp sweet potato + 8 tbps vegetables (zucchini + carrot + cucumber + kale) + 1 tsp coconut oil + 1/4 enzymes

Notes
• 💩 still dark, twice in the morning, once in the evening.

Day 9: UTI Cleared! 👏

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The clinic texted me today and said Butter's urine culture test came back negative so she can stop her antibiotics! A urine culture test is a method of identifying the specific bacteria that may be causing a urinary tract infection. It involves placing a urine sample on a special medium, incubating the sample so the bacteria can grow, and then identifying the bacteria. (Source) And I thought they were doing a microscopic test. Either way, yay! đŸŒ¸

Meals
💊 1/2 bifidus + 1/2 acidophilus
☀️ 3 tbsp kibbles + 1 tbsp chicken + 9 tbps vegetables (zucchini + carrot + cucumber + kale) + 1/4 enzymes
🌛 4 tbsp sweet potato + 8 tbps vegetables (zucchini + carrot + cucumber + kale) + 1 tsp coconut oil + 1/4 enzymes

Notes
• 💩 seem to be returning back to its usual shape slowly, color remains dark.
• Been drinking lesser water these days, but she still pees as usual đŸ‘

Day 8: Idiot

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We woke up to Butter biting my mother's heels, leaving traces everywhere at home đŸ’ĸ


We started feeding her supplements, with probiotics, Bifidus and Acidophilus, fed once in the morning 15 minutes before her meal. Enzymes are fed with every meal.
She doesn't seem to realise I added enzymes to her meal, and for the probiotics, I simply mixed the capsules powder with a bit of water in her bowl and she licks it clean. I'm so thankful that Butter likes everything edible (and non-edible đŸ˜‘).
Meals
💊 1/2 bifidus + 1/2 acidophilus
☀️ 3 tbsp kibbles + 1 tbsp chicken + 9 tbps vegetables (zucchini + carrot + cucumber + kale) + 1 tsp coconut oil + 1/4 enzymes
🌛 4 tbsp sweet potato + 8 tbps vegetables (zucchini + carrot + cucumber + kale) + 1/4 enzymes

Notes
• Small and slightly hard 💩, twice in the morning, once in the evening.
• Slept quite a lot today đŸ˜´

Day 7: UTI/BAT Results and Less Eye Discharge?

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Butter visited the vet today for her UTI review, and her bile acid test results came back earlier than expected! We also updated the vet that Butter won't be getting surgery, letting them know of how we're going to move on from now.


Butter's urinalysis came back all normal except for her slightly high pH at 9.0.
The vet also did a test to see if there's any blood in her urine and nope, it's all good! However, the vet mentioned that she'll call back in 2 days to let us know if Butter is 100% cleared since the pH level is concerning. I'm not sure what test it is, but I'm thinking it's a microscopic test which couldn't be done today. For now, Butter is continuing her antibiotics for the next 2 days đŸƒ

Her bile acid test results were horrible though, which was expected.

TestReference RangeResultBile Acids0.0 - 6.9 umol/L171.7Bile Acid Post Prandial0.0 - 14.9 umol/L478.5
The bile acid test gives us a rough idea of how bad Butter's liver is doing, …

Day 6: Chicken!

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Since I wasn't sure how I should balance out 50% kibbles and 50% vegetables, I emailed Rick for advice.
AND IT'S TIME FOR BUTTER TO START EATING MEAT 🐓


Butter's supplements are here!
I guess we'll start on it on Sunday since she has to go to the vet tomorrow for her UTI review.

Meals
☀️ 2 soup spoon kibbles + 10 tbps vegetables (zucchini + carrot + cucumber)
🌛 3 tbsp kibbles + 1 tbsp chicken + 9 tbps vegetables (zucchini + carrot + cucumber)
🤤 1/3 small pear

Notes
• So active lately I can't sleep with her anymore 😑
• Eats chicken well, as expected 😂
• Small and slightly hard 💩, twice in the morning, once in the evening.

Day 5: Dribbling Pee ☹️

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Butter dripping pee around the house seems concerning.
It's as though she's holding her pee back but failed in doing so. This happened once in a clinic too, where she leaked pee as she walked and ended up peeing everything out (which was a good thing since the vet needed Butter to empty her bladder so she can feel her stomach).


She'll be visiting the vet this coming Saturday for her UTI review.
She has been on antibiotics for the past three weeks. Let's hope her infection clears up!

Meals
☀️ 2 soup spoon kibbles + 8 tbps vegetables (zucchini + carrot + cucumber)
🌛 2 soup spoon kibbles + 9 tbps vegetables (zucchini + carrot + cucumber)

Notes
• Dribbling pee in the morning and evening, likely to be due to her UTI.
• Her paws are officially perfect đŸ˜˜đŸ‘Œ
• Healthy looking 💩, twice in the morning and twice in the evening, in tiny bits.

Day 4: Cucumbers!

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It's getting difficult for me to decide on how much kibbles to give with the increasing vegetables...
I wonder if she feels full enough from vegetables đŸ¤”


Meals
☀️ 2.5 soup spoon kibbles + 6 tbps vegetables (zucchini + carrot)
🌛 2.5 soup spoon kibbles + 7 tbps vegetables (zucchini + carrot + cucumber)
🤤 1/2 small apple

Notes
• Slight reverse sneezes in the morning after breakfast.
• Usually pees on the left side of the pee pad but today she took a change of feng shui and peed on the right side 😂
• In love with cucumbers too.
• Sudden outburst of farts after dinner 💩
• Super active!

Day 3: Soft Paws?

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Butter visited the vet today to do the bile acid test.
We just wanted to see how well (or bad) her liver is functioning right now. The results will be out within 2 weeks!


She was so tired she fell asleep while on the way home đŸ˜´
Meals
☀️ 3.5 soup spoon kibbles
🌛 2.5 soup spoon kibbles + 5 tbps vegetables (zucchini + carrot)
🤤 1/3 small pear

Notes
• 7.6kg as weighed at the vet.
• 💩 still in bits, but generally looking healthy.
• Been barking at the door randomly these two days for no reason đŸ¤”
• Butter always had dry paws but three of her paws felt very much different today. I'm not sure if it's the groomer or the vegetables but yay.

Day 2: Oops

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I accidentally blended too much vegetables this morning so Butter gets to eat more ✨


Meals
☀️ 2.5 soup spoon kibbles + 5 tbps vegetables (zucchini + carrot)
🌛 2.5 soup spoon kibbles + 4 tbps vegetables (zucchini + carrot)
🤤 1/2 small apple

Notes
• 💩 four times the entire day when she used to only poop twice a day. It still looks healthy, but sometimes it comes out as a series of tiny poop. And it sure feels weird to be describing her poop.
• Still gobbling her food up, seem to have a preference to zucchini over carrot 😋

Day 1: The Start

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It's the first day of Butter's diet change.
For the first week, it'll be focused on slowly changing half of Butter's meal to vegetables.


Butter also went grooming today with Oreo at Pawfessional ✨

Meals
☀️ 3 soup spoon kibbles + 1 tbps vegetables (zucchini + carrot)
🌛 2.5 soup spoon kibbles + 2 tbps vegetables (zucchini + carrot)
🤤 1/2 small apple

Notes
• 100% in love with the meal, no signs of rejection (i.e. vomit) yet.
• Healthy-looking 💩, twice in the morning, probably due to the addition of vegetables.
• Sleepy for the rest of the day, highly likely due to all the running at the grooming salon đŸ˜‚