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by Shes Got Heart
Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:10 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Your advice for healthy skin..shiny coat
Replies: 29
Views: 2103

Re: Your advice for healthy skin..shiny coat

TOTW pacific stream has really made Helena's coat shiny and smooth. The vet commented today that she looked very healthy. It's made with salmon and ocean fish meal. She loves it.
by Shes Got Heart
Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Hope For Helena (vet trip)
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Hope For Helena (vet trip)

Helena went to the vet today. And yes her ACL is torn, a pretty good tear. But the doctor said that surgery is actually a plan B! He said that she should be on crate rest for 4 to 6 weeks and that we could start swimming her now and he is starting her on a high level of glucosomine/chondriton and th...
by Shes Got Heart
Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Helena needs help bad (tore other acl)
Replies: 31
Views: 2292

Re: Helena needs help bad (tore other acl)

No disability yet, awaiting to be scheduled for my hearing. I have a almost new english saddle and a lot of horse tack that I remembered I could sale (it wasn't in my apt so I didn't think about it) I also have a new pair of ariat field knee high jumping boots and some misc horse accessories. Other ...
by Shes Got Heart
Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Helena needs help bad (tore other acl)
Replies: 31
Views: 2292

Re: Helena needs help bad (tore other acl)

I'm going to go with the PBRC help route and I had a lady on another forum offer a donation. My boyfriend might be able to set up a donation fund at work and possibly family and friends. I'll admit I've made a lot of bad decisions but I never intended to hurt my dog in any of them. I love her very m...
by Shes Got Heart
Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Helena needs help bad (tore other acl)
Replies: 31
Views: 2292

Re: Helena needs help bad (tore other acl)

I hope not but she's very could be dealing with the same issue til the end of time, you get another surgery, she tears it again, then what? I always have a few thousand stuffed away for emergencies, for my dogs. I have insurance for my kids but my dogs insurance is their family (us) cutting back an...
by Shes Got Heart
Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Helena needs help bad (tore other acl)
Replies: 31
Views: 2292

Re: Helena needs help bad (tore other acl)

I had a great job and income when I got Helena. I lost it due to my illness. How can I apply for care credit? I have a veterinarian that my mom worked for for several years. They know me and I am setting up an appointment when the vet calls me tomorrow. I only asked for help because I have seen seve...
by Shes Got Heart
Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:12 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Helena needs help bad (tore other acl)
Replies: 31
Views: 2292

Re: Helena needs help bad (tore other acl)

She will be going to the vet very soon there is a discount clinic on thursdays. They should be able to tell if shes showing the drawer sign.She will not even touch the leg to the ground, and can barely walk. I have heard pbrc may be able to help so I am going to check in to them. I have thought of e...
by Shes Got Heart
Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Helena needs help bad (tore other acl)
Replies: 31
Views: 2292

Helena needs help bad (tore other acl)

. My dog Helena tore her ACL last year and due to money troubles it took us 5 months to get the surgery which we had a payment plan set up and got behind on. Well today I let her off leash for no more than a minute to run and she came to me holding up her good leg, not touching it to the ground. She...
by Shes Got Heart
Wed May 13, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: High Protein Food, debunking the myth.
Replies: 19
Views: 1343

I keep Helena's bowl filled every day or every other day. She doesn't seem to be taking any excessive water in, or peeing more. When my cat had kidney stones, he seemed to want to tell me, he would start peeing in random places and than one day he came to me and squatted and cried an awful sound. I ...
by Shes Got Heart
Wed May 13, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Extra muscle lead to ACL trouble?
Replies: 17
Views: 1334

Thats the good thing about feeding EVO. She dropped weight and got lean and muscular. It can be a little tough to see definition on a black dog, but she has built some nice tone.
by Shes Got Heart
Wed May 13, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: High Protein Food, debunking the myth.
Replies: 19
Views: 1343

Well she has done fantastic on EVO. She got more muscular and her coat was more healthy and shiny and way less poop.
by Shes Got Heart
Tue May 12, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Extra muscle lead to ACL trouble?
Replies: 17
Views: 1334

Well her leg seemed to start bothering her when the weather got cold and rainy, other days I take her on a walk and she doesn't limp at all, we get home and shes a little sore on it, but otherwise fine. Some days she doesn't limp at all. I don't think she always puts all her weight on it, but she do...
by Shes Got Heart
Tue May 12, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: High Protein Food, debunking the myth.
Replies: 19
Views: 1343

My dog is an adult at over 2 years of age now. We worked our way up the kibble chain from Premium Edge, to Innova and than EVO. She is not an active dog, which makes me wonder if I should drop her back down to regular innova. I just want to feed her the best. She's 45lbs and eats 1 1/2 cups of EVO a...
by Shes Got Heart
Tue May 12, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Extra muscle lead to ACL trouble?
Replies: 17
Views: 1334

Do you guys think daily walks would be good? Maybe a mile or 2. My boyf doesn't want me to walk her because he thinks it's going to mess her up more. But I think exercise would be healthy for her.
by Shes Got Heart
Tue May 12, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: High Protein Food, debunking the myth.
Replies: 19
Views: 1343

High Protein Food, debunking the myth.

I was reading on the dog food sticky that EVO and other high protein foods caused long term damage. I started doing some research and came across this link. Helena has done great on it and I didn't want to continue to switch foods on her. But I was concerned about what I heard about high proteins. h...

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