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by picara
Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned
Replies: 109
Views: 116497

Re: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned

:) :) :) Horace's second surgery went perfectly and his biopsy came i clean as a whistle. The oncological surgeon changed her game plan once she saw what was going on inside Horace, so instead of going up and taking his ear off, she went down and took just a bite from his ear, instead cut a lot of s...
by picara
Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: OFFICIAL ear cropping/tail docking debate thread
Replies: 1131
Views: 445216

Re: OFFICIAL ear cropping/tail docking debate thread

My Horace has to have an ear amputated. It's an 'aggressive' attack on what's left of a mast cell tumor. So he'll get a crop on one ear. I CANNOT imagine that any of the surgeons at the vet-specialist practice would take a dog's ear for any reason other than to protect his health. They won't take th...
by picara
Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned
Replies: 109
Views: 116497

Re: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned

Thanks, Tiva. Horace's mitotic index was extremely low, too, 0-1 per 10 power fields. The oncologist recommended further pathology to see if the tumor cells exhibited a genetic mutation that would cause the cancer to behave aggressively despite the 'good' indicators, so we did c-kit testing. No evid...
by picara
Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned
Replies: 109
Views: 116497

Re: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned

Biopsy came back Grade 2 MCT with dirty margins. On to the oncologist's office next.
by picara
Sat May 25, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned
Replies: 109
Views: 116497

Re: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned

Thanks for the good wishes. In the meantime, Horace is having a great time. I'm hoping for the best on Tuesday.
by picara
Thu May 23, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned
Replies: 109
Views: 116497

Re: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned

For anyone who remembers Horace, he's having surgery and then a biopsy in Tuesday. I'm grateful PBF put this all together in one place. His rumors in a crap place if it's bad.
by picara
Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: chihuahua food?
Replies: 14
Views: 1393

Re: chihuahua food?

spammie wrote:I moved this to health where it may get a more traffic.


thanks, I debated 'health' vs. 'misc.' and though misc. might get the chihuahuas! :)
by picara
Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: chihuahua food?
Replies: 14
Views: 1393

chihuahua food?

Kay, so, my bff just took a snowshoe siamese and a little bitty 6-month chihuahua puppy away from his drunk-a$$ violent nephew. He's good with the cat (has 23 in his multi-million Manhattan river-view apt., but you'd never know it since it's the cleanest house I've ever seen), but hasn't had a dog s...
by picara
Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: OFFICIAL ear cropping/tail docking debate thread
Replies: 1131
Views: 445216

Re: OFFICIAL ear cropping/tail docking debate thread

I'm just glad the new banner dogs are natural. It's my first visit since the new look!
by picara
Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Allergies
Replies: 16
Views: 2110

Now that I have arrived in North Carolina with Horace and his hives, I think we'll be visiting the NC State Veterinary School allergy/dermatitis clinic. They said I can expect to spend about 300-500 dollars finding out what Horace is allergic to and getting him treated. So right now I'm just waiting...
by picara
Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Maddox needs good vibes his way...
Replies: 25
Views: 2407

I'm sending a prayers, hugs, and pets to you and to Maddox!
by picara
Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Comfy Leads?? HELP?
Replies: 12
Views: 695

I have Paco Collars leather leads too and they are awesome, and will last forever and ever, and look hot. The softest leather but with a certain heft that says "boss lady" to the dogs, I think. Everyone --vets, techs, trainers, friends -- who ever takes hold of Horace or Hazel's lead alway...
by picara
Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: How to collapse a lifestages crate?
Replies: 3
Views: 325

I have successfully folded the crates and re-built them! Thanks!
by picara
Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: How to collapse a lifestages crate?
Replies: 3
Views: 325

How to collapse a lifestages crate?

I need help! Horace and Hazel and I are relocating for a few months and they'll need their crates to feel safe and home! But I can't for the life of me figure out how to fold down their crates! They both have single-door Lifestages metal-wire crates, the collapsing kind (if you know how to do it)! C...
by picara
Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Any ideas? - Skin issue in friend's boxer
Replies: 27
Views: 4665

Wow, that WAS a bad reaction. Glad it was just a bite and that she's coming back to her old self!

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