Just an update…Ty is holding his own, as a matter of fact doing a little better I think. I increased the Omega 3's (per a wildlife nutritionist) and changed to specifically Salmon Omegas.
I also asked about "Satin Balls" for weight gain or when our oldies/under the weather dogs were in need of extra calories and about his cataracts. Here's what she said......
Oh dear no, I wouldn't recommend that mix. It could cause everything from allergic reactions to diarrhea to metabolic bone disease. I'd suggest adding some cat food to his diet, so that it is about 1/2 dogfood, 1/2 cat food. Wellness Core would be good. Give him a tablespoon of full fat yogurt/day with that (goat yogurt if you can find it, plain, unsweetened.. or if you can't find that, plain unsweetened full fat cows milk yogurt). You could also simmer, low heat until just cooked, some chicken thigh and give him little chunks of that. You'd need to add a bit of calcium to it. Per small-medium chicken thigh (bone and skin removed): cut a calcium tablet (600mg strength) into 6 pieces. Crush one piece to fine powder and mix it well with the chicken pieces.
That should help with his weight and boost his immune system. If you mix a tablespoon of defrosted frozen, or fresh, chopped blueberries in with his food it might help his eyes, as will the extra Taurine in the cat food and in the chicken thigh.
Hope this information may help someone in the future.
Thank you 'senji forum for being here when ever I need you, and ty long time forum friends for all the input. You ground me and make feel not so "nutso" and crazy about my dogs. Especially about my old boy, Ty.