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by porchcricket13
Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: unlikely but possible rabies exposure
Replies: 4
Views: 898

unlikely but possible rabies exposure

Ok so I just let my dogs out and they either found a medium sized dead animal, or killed it themselves. Either way I don't own a flashlight to go see what it was and remove it from the yard. I have 2 questions. Should I be bringing them in for a rabies booster now? Or can it wait til tomorrow when I...
by porchcricket13
Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Limping on previously repaired knee
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Re: Limping on previously repaired knee

He had tightrope surgery, it's relatively a new procedure. It's more stable than a tie back, and less invasive than a TPLO
by porchcricket13
Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Limping on previously repaired knee
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Limping on previously repaired knee

So Jd had his cruciate repaired earlier this year, and in general has been doing really well on it. He is slower than he used to be and definitely won't be doing agility in his future or anything, but he was walking on it very well and seemed comfortable. Flash forward to yesterday morning, we went ...
by porchcricket13
Tue May 25, 2010 2:04 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Hives or Staph Infection
Replies: 4
Views: 1019

Re: Hives or Staph Infection

Sounds like staph :( I've got 2 with infections right now, so I feel your pain. Vet visit needed asap, hope Grendel feels better soon :hug:
by porchcricket13
Tue May 25, 2010 1:55 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: allergies and staph infections oh joy...
Replies: 13
Views: 1357

Re: allergies and staph infections oh joy...

ugh, I had subscribed to this thread...but it's not showing up in my emails.... right now i'm focused on getting them over their staph infections, which seem to be improving. I really am concerned it will happen again though...The food I have them on is high in Omega fatty acids...both 3 and 6...so ...
by porchcricket13
Tue May 18, 2010 7:19 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: allergies and staph infections oh joy...
Replies: 13
Views: 1357

Re: allergies and staph infections oh joy...

i'm sorry that totally came out wrong lol...advice is great :) I just meant I didn't have a very specific question. It is very frustrating...this is Jds 2nd staph infection in 3 months...and Mayas first ever. Jd is 2 1/2 and Maya is 16 months. She had pyoderma with her first heat but that went away ...
by porchcricket13
Tue May 18, 2010 3:41 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: allergies and staph infections oh joy...
Replies: 13
Views: 1357

allergies and staph infections oh joy...

So i'm not really looking for advice per se...just people to help me cope lol Both Jd and Maya are on antibiotics for the next 3 weeks at least, and benadryl long term. I can't afford atopica, and don't want to start steroids...they both have allergies, and have developed secondary staph infections....
by porchcricket13
Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Histocytomas?
Replies: 8
Views: 864

Re: Histocytomas?

JD had one that was about the size of a half dollar...we had it removed only because it seemed to bother him. You could leave it to go away on it's own, but if it's becoming a bother, or starting to become an open wound, i'd have it removed. We also aspirated it which just made it more inflamed, whi...
by porchcricket13
Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:21 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Chronic Renal Failure Questions
Replies: 21
Views: 1635

Re: Chronic Renal Failure Questions

That amount of fat and oil could definitely bring on pancreatitis...I unfortunately don't have any suggestions as to what you should feed Cody, but please not that...
by porchcricket13
Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Sick pup? Opinions please...
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: Sick pup? Opinions please...

The only thing I can tell you, is you know your own pup, if you are concerned bring him in sooner. Usually pups with obstructions would continue vomiting, and not be eating. At least thats what i've seen in practice. Good luck. Hope he feels better soon
by porchcricket13
Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Jd is trying to give me a heart attack!
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Jd is trying to give me a heart attack!

So...we are 3 weeks post op on his cruciate, and all is looking well :) Then this morning he eats his bottle of Rimadyl! He never does this crap! So off to the hospital we go. Made him vomit, gave him charcoal and subq fluids...back twice tonight for more fluids, and a blood test in the morning...if...
by porchcricket13
Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:20 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Should I call the vet? What is this?! PICS
Replies: 29
Views: 4117

Re: Should I call the vet? What is this?! PICS

I'm glad you took him in! I posted a few months ago about Peanut's weird lumps Turned out to be staph infection too. And after I posted that, she got the red spots just like your pup in the same places on her belly/ groin area! Back to the vet where we found out it was another staph infection along...
by porchcricket13
Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: HELP!! What is this?
Replies: 13
Views: 1161

Re: HELP!! What is this?

not a vet by any means, but I'll make a guess. Looks like it is an infection of some sort possibly started from a reaction to possibly plastic :dunno: Definitely vet visit in order. That was going to be my guess, I would take him to the vet asap for some antibiotics, and see if his bowls could be t...
by porchcricket13
Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Should I call the vet? What is this?! PICS
Replies: 29
Views: 4117

Re: Should I call the vet? What is this?! PICS

Jd gets 50 mgs of benadryl twice a day, and he hasn't gotten drowsy one bit lol...I am hoping to get him off of it soon since his new food seems to be making his skin better...so glad to hear it wasn't anything more serious :)
by porchcricket13
Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:18 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Should I call the vet? What is this?! PICS
Replies: 29
Views: 4117

Re: Should I call the vet? What is this?! PICS

def. looks like a staph infection, vet trip is in order, poor kid...JD just got over one

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