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by JSturmgewehr
Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Separation anxiety issues with heartworm positive dog
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Re: Separation anxiety issues with heartworm positive dog

Having done more research, one of the side effects of Prednisone is altered behavior and he has been on Prednisone since saturday, two days after the last two melarsomine injections were administered. He was on rimadyl starting after his first of two injections of melarsomine on wednesday, thursday,...
by JSturmgewehr
Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Separation anxiety issues with heartworm positive dog
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Re: Separation anxiety issues with heartworm positive dog

Maybe I should have posted this in the health issues forum.

Has anyone tried Composure or Adaptil on their dogs for anxiety issues? I've been reading up on supplements and the reviews for these to (so far) seem somewhat positive.
by JSturmgewehr
Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Separation anxiety issues with heartworm positive dog
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Separation anxiety issues with heartworm positive dog

By necessity, this will be long. 2 1/2 weeks ago I adopted Ricky (a pitbull) from the Humane Society. In the past 4 days whenever, I leave the house even for less than an hour he either gets into things or worse, escapes the house! - Last friday he tried to chew/scratch though the front door and he ...
by JSturmgewehr
Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Foster homes and cat problems
Replies: 51
Views: 24441

Re: Foster homes and cat problems

My pit (Ricky) had been fostered from the local Humane Society and killed a cat in his foster home. He tested non-cat aggressive at the shelter but killed that cat in the foster home anyway. With that in his history he was deemed un-adoptable and for all practical purposes put on death row. Since I'...
by JSturmgewehr
Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Question: Fecal incontinence in a senile dog.
Replies: 5
Views: 3828

Re: Question: Fecal incontinence in a senile dog.

The vet thinks the incontinence issue it's caused by a mast cell tumor. I knew she had a red bump back there that she's been licking the past few days and that was another reason I wanted to have the vet examine her. I thought it was a swollen bug bite or something but he said it's a mast cell tumor...
by JSturmgewehr
Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Time for euthanasia?
Replies: 26
Views: 12098

Re: Time for euthanasia?

It looks like Tiva is doing better than my Missy. Missy is approx 12 if not older but she's a rescue so that's a guesstimation. She was obviously abused before I had her. Here's her list of known issues: -arthritis (treated daily with Previcox) -senility -stone deaf -ear hematoma -cataracts -inconti...
by JSturmgewehr
Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Question: Fecal incontinence in a senile dog.
Replies: 5
Views: 3828

Re: Question: Fecal incontinence in a senile dog.

I probably should rephrase the question and ask what's good for curbing the effects of dementia since that's probably what's driving this incontinence issue.
by JSturmgewehr
Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Question: Fecal incontinence in a senile dog.
Replies: 5
Views: 3828

Re: Question: Fecal incontinence in a senile dog.

That thread and Proin appear only to be for urinary incontinence. She does dribble a few drops right after she pees but about all it takes is for me to press a damp paper towels against there to sort of squeeze the last few drops out and there's no more dribbling. I can live with that but it's the p...
by JSturmgewehr
Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Question: Fecal incontinence in a senile dog.
Replies: 5
Views: 3828

Question: Fecal incontinence in a senile dog.

Hi, My Missy is about 12 years old (a rescue so age is an estimate). In the past few months she's had fecal incontinence issues even when she's just been outside. Traditionally, when she can't hold it she always goes on the foyer floor so it's easily to find. Lately, though, she's had accidents ever...
by JSturmgewehr
Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:34 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Question about Rimadyl.
Replies: 12
Views: 2124

Re: Question about Rimadyl.

I took Missy to the vet thursday afternoon. She will start on Deramaxx tomorrow evening and Tramadol until then. The reason for the delay in starting on the deramax is to allow the asperin time to leave her body. Her vet did not object to limited use of asperin, just said that it couldn't be used wi...
by JSturmgewehr
Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Question about Rimadyl.
Replies: 12
Views: 2124

Re: Question about Rimadyl.

Going to the vet tomorrow afternoon. Everything I read said that aspirin is okay for dogs (even gave the recommended dosage) and I give it to her with food. I HAD to giver her something for the pain and I knew that Aleve (what I use) was bad so it was aspirin instead. It was going to be that or a .4...
by JSturmgewehr
Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Question about Rimadyl.
Replies: 12
Views: 2124

Re: Question about Rimadyl.

Thanks to all of you for your replies. I’m still kind of up in the air about rimadyl. I might try taking her off of aspirin for just 12 hours (or less if she’s in pain) to see what happens. If it’s still bad then it’s off to the vet and we’ll take our chances with rimadyl I guess. She does need to g...
by JSturmgewehr
Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Question about Rimadyl.
Replies: 12
Views: 2124

Question about Rimadyl.

Question for those of you that have or have had dogs on rimadyl. My pit Missy was diagnosed with arthritis 6 years ago. Not sure of her age but it’s estimated to be about 11 +/-1. I’ve had her on glucosamine and chondroitin continuously since her diagnosis in 2005 but time has taken its toll and we ...
by JSturmgewehr
Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:47 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Questions about arthritis
Replies: 7
Views: 1413

I took her to the vet Thurday afternoon and he prescribed Deramaxx in 100 mg tablets. I asked about the other meds you all sugested as well as others and he said it would be best to try Deramaxx first. Having been on them once a day since Friday I noticed a little improvement this morning. Too soon ...
by JSturmgewehr
Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Questions about arthritis
Replies: 7
Views: 1413

Thanks for your replies. I assume from this that Mobic is a perscription med and not something I can buy off the shelf. It sounds worth a try on way or the other. I've looked for fish oil but never find it. Closest thing I've even found to that is Shed-X and it has some kind of fish oil but that's m...

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