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    I'm a Press Writer/Photographer.
    BSc (hons) Zoology from University of Wales
    Interests: Greyhounds. Walking. Photography.

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  1. So sorry that Luna's time needed to come to a close. It is never easy, and it sounds like you have been one of the best owners a dog could ever have hoped for.
  2. That extra 10 months post-amp will have been like 4 human years to Ginny. They always leave us far too soon; so sorry to read of your loss.
  3. Nothing like that has ever happened to one of mine, so good luck/prayers etc for your vet consult. Hopefully it will be confirmed as benign. The paper in this link may be informative.
  4. Thanks for that info. Where do you get them to sit on a train or a bus? I don't think mine would go under the table happily; and what about other people's reactions?
  5. Congratulations! Resource guarding will take some time but eventually he should get it that you're not about to deny him them. Trading-up worked for me when getting bones back was necessary. You took him on a train? How does that work... I've often wondered if my dog could travel that way?
  6. I've used a TENS clicker pen before but it can make them twitch as the power isn't variable; it gets around the fur problem if the dog trusts you though. Maybe look up the canine acupressure points and just use your fingers?
  7. When you take him for a walk is he being given plenty of time to mark his territory several times? If you have a yard or garden he will get into the habit of needing to mark this too. Are you certain he doesn't have a UTI causing frequent peeing?
  8. Look for corns too. (They walk better on grass and carpets and a lot worse on hard surfaces).
  9. Glad to hear it all went smoothly. In a couple of days time she'll be feeling a lot better. When my Peggy was on Tramadol for a few days after dental surgery (11 on one side 8 on the other), I foolishly let her run and forgot she wouldn't be feeling her arthritis so she did zoomies like a young dog and ended up sore! Yes, I think insurance companies will pay for cracked teeth emergency work and also if infections have caused serious trouble deep in the gums.
  10. What an awful thing to happen and out of nowhere too. So sorry you've had to go through losing a young one like this; I've lost one at 5, another at 8, and another at 14 and I think it's just a game of chance that second-guessing can't work out. Run free at Rainbow Bridge Betty.
  11. It just may be possible that if you get some high strength Aloe Vera tablets (like the Aloe Pura brand) that you could start to get that digestive tract inflammatory response back under control. Transition to any new food gradually. Perhaps try a Turkey & Rice kibble and top it with some canned tripe wet food. I needed to do this after Peggy nearly died a couple of years ago from eating gone-off chicken. Royal Canin vet Gastro Intestinal cans also helped at the outset.
  12. Looking for an update, hopefully a good one?
  13. Now I take that myself but at 40mg. How much would my 65lb (29kg) dog need and can the capsule contents be halved?
  14. Thank you, that looks like the way I'll have to go.
  15. I see that Ranitidine, the anti heartburn and gastric reflux drug, is being withdrawn worldwide over fears of a cancer-causing ingredient. So I'm wondering what Peggy can have instead that I can get over the counter? She been having just one tablet at night since a bad gastric infection a year or so ago and is now on a low dose of Meloxicam.
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