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  1. I do it, but I searched long and hard for a car that met my other requirements and also allowed me to lock the car from the outside while it's running. I wouldn't do it if I had to leave the car unlocked. Wouldn't worry so much about the car being stolen, but I would worry about the dog being stolen, or "rescued" by someone who assumed your dog was suffering. We actually did it today. Took the dogs to one of our favorite spots to hike/walk around a lake. Took a nice hour long walk, they smelled all the smells, played in the water a few times, and saw lots of new people and dogs. Then I stopped at the farmers market just down the street and they hung out in the car with the AC on and their lamb stuffed Kong's that I had made beforehand and bowl of water while I shopped for about 20 minutes. We used to do this a lot when I went to the farmers market more frequently. Once, a woman waited at my car so she could accuse me of abusing (her word) my animals. When I told her the AC was on she tried to come up with other reasons that it was abusive, leaving them in the car all alone like that while I shopped. Sorry lady, but I'm pretty confident my dogs prefer a really awesome walk or hike in a novel place followed by a short period of time in the car (plus the time with me in the car) to being at home alone the entire time, especially since one of them has SA. So be forewarned, you may attract some crazies.
  2. Hijacking, but tell me more about how it's working for your neuromas please!
  3. Oh no, sorry to hear that. I wondered about you guys yesterday and was hoping no news was good news.
  4. Fwiw, I SWEAR by this stuff for fast wound healing (it does have anti-bacterial properties as well: Veterinus Derma GeL Tube 100ml - 3.4 fl.oz. + Free Sample Tube 10ml https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003MCHX4E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_j-MbDbWJWA5JX Cold laser would likely also help speed healing if there's no infection there.
  5. We considered PRP for Violet's Achilles tendon injury, but in the end, her ultrasound revealed multiple small tears in two of the three tendons, which didn't make her a good candidate (versus a larger tear where they could inject the PRP). We opted for PT and she recovered well. So while I didn't do it, I will say that my ortho felt strongly that PRP was a better choice than stem cells, at least for this injury (but I think he meant in general). I wonder if the "marginal" tearing is what makes the PRP the lesser option. Sounds similar to our situation. I would have tried the PRP if it was likely to help. Keep us posted. I'll be interested to hear how things go. Hopefully well! Going to see if this link works: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://vosm.com/upload/articles/PRPfinal.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjo-pfPqOXiAhUrT98KHXfvAGwQFjAKegQIAxAB&usg=AOvVaw0bOpJRA9c9XYRv2UuBhtya
  6. Yep, I've read the info and no, I'm not convinced that over time they may not contribute to an eventual cancer or other disease, but so could a million other things in our environment including the pesticides and fertilizers a ton of my neighbors apply in the name of having a pretty green (ie. boring to me) yard. I do what I can to keep my dogs out of those yards, but I'm not going to stop walking them, which they both enjoy and get physical benefits from, because there's a risk that a long time down the road they'll develop an issue. It's all risk versus reward and I choose to prevent the very real and more importantly immediate risk of tick borne diseases to both me and them rather than worry about an unproven and potentially non-existent risk way down the road. And honestly, both ofy greyhounds so far have died of bone cancer. Could chemicals have contributed, sure, but we all know there's a genetic component to osteo in our breed and I doubt anything I could have done would have changed them getting it. And again , maybe you live in an area where your exposure to ticks isn't great, in which case, fantastic for you (be grateful!), but that isn't us. We're exposed to them daily and again, pre-Seresto I've had ticks move from my dogs onto me and attach while sleeping and I've had to be tested for TBDs twice now. Unfortunately I can't wear a Seresto collar so my dogs do instead. The nice thing about Seresto is it kills ticks on contact so it keeps me safer as well. I'm incredibly open to use a natural remedy when there's one that's proven effective. Until then, we use Seresto. So to each his own, but when you say there are safer alternatives, I have to disagree, at least when it comes to ticks. I suspect folks who use the natural remedies (successfully) don't have a high exposure to ticks in the first place. In which case, by all means, skip the chemical preventatives. By the way, the other nice thing about Seresto, if your dog does have a reaction, you have the ability to take it off and bath them and not have ongoing issues. The first time mine wore them, I only put the collar on for an hour or so, then the next day a few, and then when I felt comfortable they weren't going to react I left them on.
  7. So frustrating. I agree, can't think of much else you could do. The only thing is recheck blood work now if you haven't. If something is off, could give you a clue about what's going on. If it were me, since you saw improvement with doxy, I'd probably choose a long ass course of it at the highest recommended/tolerable dose. My concern with the steroids would be that they reduce his immune response when he's likely dealing with an infection???
  8. It sounds like you already screened for TBDs, but did you include Anaplasmosis? Did the Valley Fever test come back negative? I missed it if you mentioned it.
  9. Except there aren't, at least to my knowledge. I have yet to hear of a natural remedy that can effectively repel/kill ticks. I hate applying chemicals as well, but the risks of TBDs to my dogs, and me as well (I have had ticks move onto me from my dogs) is much greater and more immediate than any potential risk from a preventative. We use Seresto and are thrilled with it's performance. And my vet was very comfortable with its safety. Supposedly a dog could ingest one of the collars and be fine.
  10. This was my thought as well To answer your question,while I have HP I have only heard good things about Pets Best.
  11. Usually you're just looking for low fat for pancreatitis I believe. I don't think you need a Rx diet to accomplish that. But you could always start her on one and then consider switching later. I'm not a huge fan of the ingredients, but they can also be pricey. I realize none if this is helpful or a response to your actual question.
  12. Not sure why you're considering them, but Hill's has a new GI formula I just learned about today from the vet behaviorist who presented on the gut biome at a conference I was at today. You might consider it as well: https://www.hillspet.com/dog-food/pd-gastrointestinal-biome-canine-dry If you're just looking for something to help her system, another option could be a non-Rx diet and a course of Purina Calming Care: https://www.proplanveterinarydiets.com/products/calming-care-dog-probiotic-supplement/ (Disclaimer: I am not a vet and don't play one on TV )
  13. Mine has too, on my phone. I haven't been on a computer today to check that, which is where it was happening yesterday.
  14. Are you clicking on a saved stream, like unread content in between? That seems to be when it resets for me. And I went back and recreated the saved feed, making sure it was condensed when I saved in case that was the issue, but it didn't address it.
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