Chance's Discoid Lupus got worse so we took her to a new vet on Friday. She put Chance on a bunch of supplements, some through them and some we sourced on our own.
One thing she said was a change of diet may help. She is basing this off of Traditional Chinese Medicine hot/cold stuff and also on results she has seen with other patients with diseases that manifest as skin issues.
So she recommended Chance be switched from her raw diet of beef, lamb, pork, elk, and deer and onto a raw diet of turkey, rabbit, duck, fish, and chicken if possible.
She said what she is eating are warming or hot foods and Chance needs cooling foods with neutral foods being acceptable. In the diet she recommends, everything but the chicken is cooling, chicken is neutral.
I know this diet would need a lot of supplementation and Chance isn't fond of rabbit or fish so I was doing some research into other cooling and neutral meats. My findings were very frustrating. The only thing the sources could agree upon was lamb and venison are warming or hot foods. Some sources said beef and pork were neutral, some said turkey and chicken were hot, etc.
Right now we are going to see what the new supplements do for her condition. I'm playing around with the vet recommended diet to see if I can get it to balance over time with no supplementation needed. So far, I'm not having luck.
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