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  1. As a vet tech that worked in a radiation center I have seen all types of dogs with various personalities actually do really well. I assume your dog will be receiving CFRT radiation. The treatments are super short but, as I’m sure you’re aware the patient needs to be completely motionless. We used a short acting sedation (typically IV butrophanol) and propofol as the induction agent. The pet was placed on anesthetic gas..in our case we used sevoflurane but, many clinics use isoflurane. The first few treatments are trial and error regarding medication dosages..often they are tweaked once it is realized the needs of your pet. If the treatments will prolong the duration of remission I would pursue. Remember if it becomes too emotional to continue for you or your pet treatments can be discontinued..but, remember without doing the full protocol the expected remission will not be achieved.
  2. I assume the vet was concerned because there were raisins in the cake? How’s the urine specific gravity? If the BUN has been stable and the BUN is still close to what is was I would tend not to worry. He could just be slightly dehydrated (it’s awfully hot out where I’m at).
  3. True…but, now it’s often given IV (even better).
  4. Regarding the tattoo…..Irish? The Irish hounds only have letters and usually just 3. Is the 1 & O clear?
  5. I’m late to the party but I thought I would interject….have you checked for for proteinuria? When a dog tosses protein through the urine he/she is losing antithrombin also by default. Check that urine :-)
  6. I would ask your veterinarian if they have a petmap and if so if they would lend it out. The most accurate way to obtain an accurate reading is with a Doppler but those are more challenging to use and often it’s a two person task.
  7. I would consider a full thyroid panel run by MSU with an endocrinologist review
  8. Just wanted to chime in and comment what a jerk that vet was..he/she sounded so rude...there’s no place for that-it’s never a bad idea to get a second opinion. You might start by just getting a few chest x-rays and an ecg-super simple and no need to sedate. There’s also a specific blood panel that can be done-again super simple.
  9. I think you mean Lipoma-big difference.
  10. Check for proteinuria. If she’s losing protein through her urine it could make her pre-disposed for a stroke (ischemic). Honestly, I would even consider starting her on daily low dose aspirin.
  11. Dark/brown discharge isn’t always concerning, however, green/yellow/white discharge is. I would send your vet a few photos to have them assess. Greyhounds can have allergies, panus etc...best to have your vet take a peek. Eyes should always be looked at by a professional.
  12. Did you test for DM? There is a specific test available. If you didn’t there may be another condition you may be dealing with (LS, disc, cancer). Hope the neurologist can help.
  13. I wouldn’t hesitate to use the Seresto collar. Many of those claims can not be confirmed with the use of the collars. Keep in mind some of those collar purchases could potentially be counterfeit. This is no different than the recent bravecto scare.
  14. Finally I diagnosis! Poor wee thing in all the pain. I hope the current protocol helps!
  15. Are you still planning on coming?? I booked at the Quality-hope to see you.
  16. One other way to be seen sooner is to go “through the back door”....meaning you go to the emergency service (go at night) and have your girl admitted...she would be transferred to the neurologist the next morning.
  17. Wow...absolutely unacceptable. Where are you located? Are you near a veterinary university?
  18. I would definitely follow up with a neurologist-sounds like she needs advanced imaging done at this time.
  19. Reach out to Dr Couto. He has used quite successfully an injection directly into the tumor and therefore eliminating the need for surgery. The injection is F5U (older chemotherapy drug) based in medical grade sesame oil.
  20. Annette..my Shannon did something similar with her back leg. I took her to see a neurologist and she was diagnosed with benign essential nerve tremors. Basically, it’s a condition that may develop with age-much like we may do in our own twilight years.
  21. Search for a veterinary dentist. If your vet isn’t comfortable doing the procedure than I wouldn’t seek out another gp vet. There’s a reason your current vet has referred.
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