My name is Gonzo and I am a 17 year old Yorkshire terrier. Last year, I started to feel unwell, and my mum took me to the vet. I had a hard time digesting my food and felt tired all of the time. That is not really like me as I like to enjoy long walks and to play in the garden.
Anyway, it was discovered that I suffered from raised liver enzymes. It is a condition which is very common in older dogs, and eating grass will not help at all. When my mum took me to the vet, I was losing weight very quickly. Instead of being my respectable 4,5 kilos, I was down to 3 kilos. I like to keep my coat pretty short, so you could easily feel my rib case.
The nice veterinarian put me on medication, but it did not really agree with me. Instead of helping me, it was making me worse and I did not want to eat at all. It also upset my stomach which is not good at all as I already suffer from a condition known as colitis. To cut a long story short, my mum decided to try an alternative herbal medication as I had responded well to alternatives in the past.