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  1. If anyone's hound decides they don't like or are tired of KD, I recently learned, thanks to needing a kidney diet for one of my hounds, that Royal Canin makes their renal diet in three different "aromas", i.e., flavours, so if one doesn't suit, immediately or over time, there are others to try. Only difference among them is how they taste, and maybe calorie density not sure. Minor downside is the largest bag is only 8kg. Easy to handle, but I buy two at a time as we go through it quicker than the larger bags most dry food comes in. I use the canned to wrap meds in. RC doesn't have renal dog treats, but Hill's has treats compatible with several prescription diets including KD, so we are going to try those. No affiliation or interest in RC, just thought this information might potentially be useful.
  2. FWIW, this past summer I looked into PRP for one of my dogs, and there is really no agreement about how effective (or not) it is. Our issue was not as severe as your Gabe's, and we are managing it with meds, but as you appear to have exhausted most other options, it might be worth a try. If you do move forward with PRP / Stem Cell, please let us know how it goes. A few people here have used the Assisi Loop with success, and they will probably post to this thread, but in the meantime, you might want to search the H&M forum to find information.
  3. Poor Wren. SO glad she is recovering. I'd still see a neuro specialist just to be sure there are no surprises, but it does sound like time, anti-inflammatories and love are doing the trick. He's gone now, but my whippet used to lure course and loved it more than anything.
  4. This is not a term I'd heard before either, but from a bit of quick reading, it sounds like your dog needs to be in the care of a neurological specialist asap, if s/he isn't already. Are you able to provide additional information about what happened (assume there was some sort of trauma), symptoms, and diagnostics / treatment so far?
  5. No experience with this, but suggest taking your hound to see a veterinary dermatologist, if you aren't already. You'll need a referral from your regular vet. Also wonder if a culture would help with treatment, again, assuming one hasn't been done already. Poor pupper, and poor you! Hope you get more and better responses, but regardless, please keep us posted as we all learn from one another.
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    Lexie was such a presence here, it seemed like she would forever be part of the GT family you shared her with. Her memory will endure. My heart goes out to you and all who loved her.
  7. Is anyone attending from the Toronto area?
  8. Pat, wishing you and Smokey much happiness in your new surroundings ! Quite a change from Kansas !
  9. We are fans of Chilly Dogs also. Well made, attentive to detail, fit well, look great. ETA: Just noticed this thread's last post was 2018, not sure how it ended up in my Unread Content list.
  10. Kate is a very pretty girl, who knows, contrary to current trends, that carbs are good! Congratulations to all of you (yes, you too Petunia!)
  11. My boy Jeff was diagnosed with it 4 years ago. It was a long haul, but he got through it. Here is a thread that talks about it: Jeff's IMHA It's a tough disease, wishing you and your hound the best.
  12. Psssst, Kate, all you have to do is hide the evidence - by eating it. That's what I would do, given the chance. Mean parents keep it hidden away in the house, but I am laser-focused on things on the ground when out for walks. "Leave it" ... hah! You want it, pry my mouth open! Your co-conspirator, Barney
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