Q. My dog has protein losing enteropathy and now his back legs are swelling is there anything I can do to make him more comfortable?
A. Medications such as steroids or immunosuppressive medications ( cyclosporine or others) can be used alone or in conjunction with other medications to help with the condition.The results vary according to the severity of the condition. Also plasma infusion are used in order to replenish the proteins that are lost . There is not much that you can do at home for him because the swelling is secondary to the protein loss so that is really the issue to address. Encourage feeding small amounts little and often of a diet that it is easy to digest and rich in lean proteins.