I'm pretty sure the food we got from our vet was the W/D. I can't think of any other type that would be able to firm up his stools. Your description of picking up the poop sounds like "heaven"..
If our's were only that good.
We're definitely used to the tracking all over. Many times we've had to retrace our steps through out the house scrubbing. Plus the shoes are another story. Just the other day both my left and right boots managed to hit it..that was outside too. It took forever to get out of the treads as for some reason it seemed glued in.
Am sure the vet would give us a small sample of the dry W/D to try. Right now I'm using the canned W/D mixed with some reducing food from Fromm. The vet said if he lost a few lbs. he might get around easier with his arthritis. Plus (and we're crossing our fingers) his stools have finally "seem" like they're getting harder. Just in time for his incontinence to get worse. Just finished washing 4 old bed sheets we've put over his bed. He wet them all in one day.
Still waiting for the samples of Depends your recommended to come. They said 3-4 days but we haven't seen anything yet. In the meantime we're still using the Luvs 35 lbs. plus and taping two together. That doesn't work tho. Fortunately yesterday we located some Goodnites for 80-120 lbs. or close to it. Tried one last night. It JUST fit and did hold all night..just ripping slightly. He did wet his bed tho but the diaper stayed on.
If all that wasn't bad enough our other dog Sadie who's 15 next month peed on our bed this morning. She started having problems awhile ago but by taking her out frequently we managed to avoid that for awhile. This morning she was out at 8 a.m. and by 9 I felt the plastic sheet we put over the bed was wet. First thought it was from the rain but there was way too much. Then looked over and say two huge pee spots just where the plastic did not cover..nice. So the cleanup began.
She was just in yesterday for her annual checkup. The vet asked if she was on meds. for incontinence. Didn't know she could really take it for beginning kidney disease. Maybe we'll get some. She also has a swelling on her leg around the front joint. They took a small amount of fluid out and blood tests. She checked the fluid right then and said it was like fatty tumor tissue but then a harder spot so isn't quite sure what's going on. Going to have it biopsied the end of the month as she said if it grew any more there wouldn't be skin enough in that area to close it up if they took it off. That meant cancelling Macks appointment to have his teeth cleaned and putting Sadie in his place. He's also on antibiotics for the teeth but now having episodes that look seizure related and collapsing...so she indicated that maybe it might be somewhat risky for him to be anesthetized.
Other than that Sadie's fit as a fiddle. We've actually been very fortunate with her..she's very healthy, never been on medication, still runs like crazy and eat like a horse.
Sorry this post is so long and complaining but sometimes everything comes all at once. It's really strange. We've had many pets, cats and dogs and just about all of them with very few exceptions have lived to old age.. healthy, no meds. and no disease. That doesn't seem to be the case anymore..with animals anywhere.
Well now have got to go try and put together the Walkin' Wheels we ordered that we can't afford and hope that Mack lasts long enough to use it.
Some people don't understand why I help animals in need.
I don't understand why they wonder.