Do you remember that line from Fried Green Tomatoes? Well, Misha has got herself some hormones, too.
As you know, Misha was taken off Proin after side effects turned her into psycho dog at the end of the year. The next step was to try another medication for her urine leakage.
Her veterinarian recommended she go on DES. While effective, it can carry an increased cancer risk at high doses. Her veterinarian assured me that the dose for urine leakage is very low and that she has not had a cancer related case for any dog on this drug after several years in practice.
Because of certain risks, dogs have to be monitored. I need to take her in for a blood test in a week or two. Then, there is a schedule for testing.
After mulling it over, I decided to go ahead with it. Considering what we experienced with Proin, it seemed like it was better to leave that class of drugs. DES carries almost no side effects at this small dose.
It wasn’t easy finding a compounding pharmacy that could make the medication. I’m glad I shopped around. The prices varied greatly–$20 or more between pharmacies. I eventually settled on one and had the prescription filled.
Misha started taking it two weeks go. So far, so go. She was leaking pretty bad once she stopped Proin and she has only had one or two episodes of dribbling since being on DES.
Don’t tell her it’s medication though! The chew tablets are chicken flavor. She begs for them when I pull them from their protective container.