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oldrunners

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  1. Do you have a Tractor Supply near you? They have several waterproof beds. I have 2 Snoozer rectangle beds, size small. These are to replace 2 I bought about 3 years ago. The outside shell is coated with plastic on the inside, so they are quite waterproof. There are two downsides that I have found: if your dogs nest, that coating eventually flakes off, and they are airtight, so they have air holes on the sides to allow air to escape when the dog steps on them. They are about 6 inches high and compress to about 4 inches when the dog gets on and air escapes. It takes awhile for my dogs to get used to that poofy-ness. Mine have been peed, pooped, and puked upon, then tossed in the washer to be cleaned, but I've never used them outside. Sadly, they were just on sale, but the regular price is about $65 for the small rectangle, free shipping and delivery to your house. Anyway, you might check out their beds.
  2. Oh, Irene and Len! Is there anything worse than that late night car ride, when you know what the end will be? And the ride home may be just as bad. My heart truly weeps with yours. I am sending you a cyber hug. I hope you find peace and solace soon!
  3. I am so sorry to read this! My heart weeps with you.
  4. OMG! They're back! I remember sitting at my computer years ago, all by myownself, absolutely crying with laughter. And today, when I need a chuckle, they return!
  5. I have seen two who were white in their youth, but over the years they both developed some red or black ticking.
  6. Welcome from Sirius and Sasha in Delaware!
  7. I don't see why a greyhound couldn't do this. At least one of mine is in the bathroom with me anyway....
  8. Thank you, everyone, for your kind words. The "missing her" is not quite as acute as it was, until I do something unthinkingly routine. For example, the other day I came into the foyer, hung up my jacket, greeted the other two, then made a left down the hall to let Penny out of her crate. Halfway there I realized. Several times at breakfast or dinner, even though I only have two bowls in hand, I feed Sasha, then Sirius, then go to Penny's spot...but there's no bowl and no feeder. Penny has joined the Fun Police Squad in the field at the Bridge, of that I'm positive. Thank you all again.
  9. Thank you for that, Racindog. I'm sorry she had to leave in pain, but so glad she left being Penny. I'm offering the vetmedin because it goes for about $2-3 a tab, and I know that every little bit helps.
  10. Sadly, my Penny has gone to the bridge. She had been diagnosed with DCM, and was being treated with Vetmedin and L-carnatine, as prescribed by her cardiologist. I have about 30 tabs of 10mg vetmedin and about 50 of L-carnatine leftover. I can return them to my vet , who will donate them, but I'm hoping a grey or non-grey sib could use them. I'll happily mail them off. Altho her disease was progressing, she did not succumb to it. She suffered a severe spinal injury after a fall in the yard, as well as dislocating one hip. By the time I got to the EVet, she was unable to control her hind end at all. Because of the DCM, she wasn't a candidate for surgery. So I gave her a kiss, told her she was a good girl, and said goodbye.
  11. The irony in my case, is that I didn't feed grain free because it was grain free---it was the first food that didn't give my dogs crystals in their pee. This was the 4th one I tried, and it worked, so I stuck with it. Sigh.
  12. You might want to browse the units on the Facebook group Taurine-deficient (Nutritional) Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Its up to over 100K members.
  13. Sadly, one of my girls has DCM. I fed grain free for years. The World Small Animal Veterinary Assoc. recommends Merrick, Fromm, Royal Canin, Hills/Science Diet, and Purina. Among other reasons, they test before, during and after production, have single sources, and have vet. nutritionists on staff. I feed Purina, because that's what my budget can handle for 3 greys. She will celebrate her birthday next week, and we will celebrate for 2 reasons: That she is still with me after a year and a half, and she will be my second grey (out of 10) who has made it to 11!
  14. Penny weighs 61lbs, and takes one 20mg tablet daily. At least for the generic brand, the capsule has a tablet and filler inside it. You can break open the capsule and remove the tablet. I don't know if this holds true for the larger dose, or for the name brand.
  15. My girl is taking daily omeprazole. She gets it at breakfast. If at all possible, get the tablet instead of the capsule. In a recent xray, taken mid afternoon, we could clearly see the as yet undigested capsule in her intestines. After that I broke the capsule open and just gave the tablet hidden within. Penny takes 4 meds at breakfast, so I scrape of a blob of peanut butter onto the side of her dish, stick her pills into it, and she licks it off as she eats.
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