Wally has been on rapamycin since 12/20/2022
For background information see this post
My 14 year old wiener dog mix Wally receives 2mg dose every 3-4 days. So far, his energy levels are up and his behavior is much more around where he was at 5-6 years ago.
So far he had not shown any negative side effects. After his most recent 5th dose on 01/04/23, Wally showed some irritation in his mouth after eating his food. He drank some water and soon after stopped showing signs of irritation. It’s a similar action with his teeth to when he has food stuck in his mouth and wants to dislodge it. At first I figured he had a piece of food in his teeth, but there wasn’t anything. There’s a chance he is sore in his mouth area due to rapamycin, so I’m going to wait an extra day to give him his next dose.
I’m monitoring his mouth and making sure it doesn’t irritate him more, or for a longer time.
Other than this blip, Wally is great! He looks happy and healthy. His energy and demeanor are reminiscent of when he was younger. Physically he is pushing himself in ways that he wasn’t before taking rapamycin. For example, little jumps onto short sofas, or briefly standing on hind legs to catch a glimpse of some food being prepared.