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  • Birthday 10/26/1962

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  1. Update-I spoke at length with our vet and she is convinced that Diamond is simply over medicated. She has instructed us to cut her Gabapentin by a third. Diamond has been sleeping comfortably most of the evening and ate all her dinner. Hopefully we will have a quiet and uneventful night.
  2. Looking to see if anyone has seen this behavior. Last Friday Diamond (5 year old perfectly healthy) had an 'episode' as we were preparing her dinner. My dh noticed that she was favoring her front foot, so we both go to examine her. He checks her pad and I massage her shoulder thinking its a muscle cramp. When we turn her loose to see how she is, she starts dragging her rear leg (same side). She is panting and seems mildly stressed. We get her in to her bed and sit with her awhile all the while doing frantic online searches for strokes in dogs. About 20 minutes later she is better, no more limping and seems normal, other than not wanting to eat her dinner. She is fine the rest of the night.....until 4:45 in the morning when she wakes us up circling at the end of the bed. She is panting and drooling and very rigid. We try to get her to stop circling but it is as if she is stuck. When I do get her to move in a semi forward direction down the hall she is leaning her head against the wall, so much so that her nose bumps into the door frame. We take her immediately to the evet and they diagnose severe back pain, either a pulled muscle or IVDD. We leave her for observation and she has no more episodes. She comes home on Gabapentin and Carprofen every 12 hours. She also has Methocarbamol as needed. She has been on this cocktail since Saturday, last night we had a similar episode, where she pulled up lame on her front leg and then followed up with the rear leg. The episode passed quickly and she acted normal the rest of the night. Today she is not right, she walks like she is drunk, leans on me and stumbles. When she walks it's almost like a crab walk. Her tail is straight out acting like a rudder. I have a call into her regular vet and also called the evet asking about a neuro consult, can't get in until Wednesday. So is this pain related or neurological? I will also mention that I have noticed her stretching a lot.
  3. We're back!!!!!! It's been 10 years since we have been down to Mountain Hounds. Unfortunately, there is no room at the inn, so I will be calling everyday to check for a cancellation. I really don't want to go to the Travelodge.
  4. Whoa, he is one handsome fella. He looks like the bookend to my Diamond. ]
  5. Ugh, I know exactly what you are going through. I have been through the same thing with Slick. His poo has been an issue for years and late last year we treated over and over for hooks. Just about a month ago, we started him on the Olewo carrots and it's absolutely amazing the difference it has made. I hope Fusion has the same results. Good Luck!
  6. I received my first order of Olewo carrots yesterday and followed everyone's tips on preparing them. I was surprised at the volume of carrots after prep. My question is do you give them less kibble?
  7. What a cutie! Looking forward to more stories as her personality continues to emerge. Congrats!
  8. That looks like so much fun. I would love to get Diamond into something like that, anything to work out that puppy energy. Congratuations!
  9. Welcome! Can't wait to see pics of your new love.
  10. She is beautiful, I also love the fuzzy face.
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