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LuvAPuppy

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About LuvAPuppy

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  • Birthday 01/10/1969

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    Fort Wayne, Indiana
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    Dog obedience trainer for 10 years. Nurse for 20 years. Veterinary laboratory technician for four years.
  1. Have no advice on the cost, but it is a wonderful drug! My IG was on it twice a day for years and years. Ultimately not her heart that took her, but brain cancer.
  2. IIRC knots take longer to dissolve. Mousie removed hers from her spay surgery. The rest of the incision healed well except for a tiny area at the end of the incision. It never looked red, swollen or infected. She kept licking it until she took the knot out and it was mostly closed and healed two days later
  3. Any oral med can have a side effect of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea; including those meds that are for nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. (I know, right?) Neuro side effects are a possibility with Flagyl. My IG had liver toxicity while on a continuous dose to try to treat suspected IBD. Once off of it and a several month, maybe a several year treatment of Milk Thistle and SamE (before it was considered common for liver support) and her enzymes returned to normal. Neither vet in the practice had ever seen liver effects before.
  4. My vet will not. Never do a "dirty" surgery with a "clean" surgery UNLESS your patient is such a fragile anesthesia risk that they're possibly damned either way.
  5. Many pharmacies carry Tramadol as a $4.00 Rx for #30, (in the US at least and I didn't notice if you have your location listed). However if he's going home this evening yet and you don't have any nearby 24 hour pharmacies -- bit the bullet and pay more for it at the vet -- don't make him go without
  6. My vet refuses to vaccinate my 16yo. She had her yearlies from the time I got her at age 2 until she was 14. She doesn't leave the house/property anymore except to go to my fiancees once a week. She's too arthritic for her walks around the block and she's retired from rescue events. I'm not fostering anymore except in a desperate emergency because of her blindness and deafness -- it freaks her out too much so the vet just said they weren't going to recommend exposing her to the extra chemicals.
  7. my Dane had No. Other. Thyroid symptoms but frequent staph infection. Her weight was good, her coat was gorgeous glossy black, she was bouncy and perky. I worked for the lab back then so I did my own labs and I always did the big panel. The T4 was off. My vet didn't believe it because she had No. Other. Symptoms and asked to send out to MSU which I was fine with. She was hypothyroid. Do the test. Worst case is it comes back normal and that's not the problem
  8. I loved Poodle stories and based on those stories I know you gave him a great dignity sparing gift of freedom from his diabetes and decline. And while you've spared us the details, based on your comment in his other thread about a not peaceful passing, I'd say he went out in Poodle style. My poodle bit the vet and then peed on the vet before he crossed over. Must be that's just the way of their kind!
  9. I suspect, not seeing any of the test results or anything, that you have misdiagnosis. A dog with DCM has a hugely enlarged, friable heart with thin walls and little pumping power. As others mentioned it is always progressive and requires multiple medications to increase the pumping power and allow the heart to move the blood through the dog effectively since the heart is so weak. An old friend of mine had a Boxer that actually lived to be 9 or 10 with DCM and it's not her heart that took her, but a ruptured hemangiosarcoma (Boxer are prone to both diseases). Ohio State was fascinated and real
  10. NOOOOO What about for tiny dogs????? Mousie has been on half tab once a day because she thinks her head itches (long story, looking in to a second opinion) and this is the only thing that keeps her from carving sores in her chin and the bridge of her nose. EEK
  11. Dr Cooltoes? I love autocorrect I've never met him but we should start calling him this I have nothing useful to add except thoughts and prayers, and that from way back when while I worked at the vet lab. those values look predominantly normal - "blood cancer" which is leukemia or lymphoma would have mucho drastic skews in your WBC and the cells would look funny on the slide. Cell morphology was normal and the counts were fine. Platelet clumping is not uncommon, (it's particularly common in cats, cat slides were hard to read). Until late last year my 15yo IG and I used to walk a mile
  12. My 15 yo Mousie has three of those and three or four more in development. My vet doesn't remove them unless they cause problems. They must itch periodically because sometimes she'll scratch them. One has abscessed twice but it's easily treatable with antibiotics. He said that just happens sometimes. They're ugly but harmless
  13. I'd choose Natural Balance, but keep a close eye on the ingredients as it was just recently bought out by Mars or P&G or DelMonte or something. I'm still using their duck roll, but I check it carefully before I give it to her. Or I'd go Wellness. My dog didn't care for Pinnacle, but I've heard great things. I used to use Nutro 17 years ago, but don't care for some of the changes since then. I used Calif Natural also but again, it was purchased by a mass marketer, and their quality has gone down while their recalls have gone up, just like Nutro. My cat is on Royal Canin prescription S/O for
  14. Miss your posts Chris, miss your pictures and now miss BabyGirl too Hard to imagine she was 14, I still remember your early posts to the board like it was just a few months ago.
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