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by mtlu
Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vaccination protocol
Replies: 20
Views: 8045

Re: Vaccination protocol

3-year protocol is standard here but bordetella is recommended every 6 months (or annually - can't remember) if dog is in boarding. I've been getting titres for Molly instead of the doing the 3-yr thing. The problem is rabies - proof of vaccination is required for licensing so I have allowed her lic...
by mtlu
Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: CCL repair walking video - Feedback wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 4666

Re: CCL repair walking video - Feedback wanted

She looks great! Don't freak out about comparing her to other videos you are finding! lol DO let her walk on dirt/sand/gravel - better traction and sand will make her toes want to grip and that is a better action to encourage her to use her foot. Asphalt isn't bad but it's still relatively smooth. W...
by mtlu
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Knee Surgery - Yes or no?
Replies: 16
Views: 8230

Re: Knee Surgery - Yes or no?

You know, when I was researching the options for fixing Molly's knee the first time, I was super frustrated and worried and could not understand why NO ONE could tell me what which option was BEST. Having been through it twice now (and with a plate removal to boot), I can understand why that best an...
by mtlu
Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Knee Surgery - Yes or no?
Replies: 16
Views: 8230

Re: Knee Surgery - Yes or no?

I think most doctors tend to push for what they know how to do, and most will specialize on one type of repair rather than the range of options so of course, each will push for the solution they can provide. We opted for TPLO both times for Molly because of her age and energy level at the times that...
by mtlu
Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:38 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Knee Surgery - Yes or no?
Replies: 16
Views: 8230

Re: Knee Surgery - Yes or no?

I second the advice to skip the vet and find a really good orthopedic specialist in your area. Have been through this twice with my dog (and she did have surgery on both knees but a year apart) and if something ever happens with any future dogs I own, I would skip spending any more money at a regula...
by mtlu
Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ACL repair. To knife or not.
Replies: 31
Views: 11893

Re: ACL repair. To knife or not.

Fingers crossed her other knee is ok!
by mtlu
Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Anal gland question
Replies: 17
Views: 6231

Re: Anal gland question

Yep, Molly had to have her anal glands manually expressed multiple times after being on salmon oil for about 9 months. Then I stopped giving her salmon oil for over a year but have her back on grizzly pollack oil (for higher EPA percentage) because of early/developing arthritis concerns. I'm adding ...
by mtlu
Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: SAM-e - anyone giving it to their dogs?
Replies: 7
Views: 3501

Re: SAM-e - anyone giving it to their dogs?

turtle , thanks for replying! I have seen more info for SAM-e helping liver function than that of osteoarthritis but there does seem to be some info supporting evidence that it can help with arthritis if you google for SAM-e + arthritis. Honestly, I'm still on the fence about it. It also has effect...
by mtlu
Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Allergies re: Class, Order, Family, Species, etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 3303

Re: Allergies re: Class, Order, Family, Species, etc.

It sounds like Bailey's reactions are a bit stronger than Molly's. I've never had to give her benadryl for hives (phew!) and she usually just gets yeasty ears and some general itchiness. Do you keep a food diary for Bailey? If it's hard to keep an eye on things or be consistent about taking notes, y...
by mtlu
Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Allergies re: Class, Order, Family, Species, etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 3303

Re: Allergies re: Class, Order, Family, Species, etc.

If you've narrowed it down to beef, I would leave it at that. How extreme are Bailey's allergic reactions? Through a process of elimination, I figured out a long time ago that Molly was also allergic to beef but she has still been given bovine products here and there without any major effects. I use...
by mtlu
Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: SAM-e - anyone giving it to their dogs?
Replies: 7
Views: 3501

Re: SAM-e - anyone giving it to their dogs?

Thanks again, Misskiwi! I will be talking to at least two vets here also after I do some more research so hopefully I will get to a point where I can decide how to proceed. It's great that there are so many options with supplements but also so much additional research to do.
by mtlu
Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: SAM-e - anyone giving it to their dogs?
Replies: 7
Views: 3501

Re: SAM-e - anyone giving it to their dogs?

Misskiwi67 thanks for those articles. I've done a little bit more reading and it does sound like a wonder-supplement, used to also treat depression in addition to liver support and arthritis. Quick question for you, are there effective non-opioid pain relievers available for dogs? Apparently, SAM-e...
by mtlu
Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: SAM-e - anyone giving it to their dogs?
Replies: 7
Views: 3501

SAM-e - anyone giving it to their dogs?

I'm wondering if anyone here is (or has) given their dogs SAM-e. In my beginning research of it, it seems to be mainly used for support of liver function but I'm seeing it recommended for arthritis support also. Molly is in some early stage of developing arthritis - not a shock given her history of ...
by mtlu
Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Healthy treats
Replies: 9
Views: 4046

Re: Healthy treats

I just bought a box these last week while picking up some dog food at a local pet store: http://www.thehonestkitchen.com/products/beams/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; They are pretty tough and meant to be something for dogs to...
by mtlu
Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Low Fat Food Choices
Replies: 29
Views: 11196

Re: Low Fat Food Choices

I need to thank El_EmDubya also for the very good info on rebuilding gut flora/GI issues. Molly is about halfway through a 90-day course of broad spectrum antibiotic for a condition totally unrelated to what is affecting Capone and Tux but that will be the longest time she has ever been on antibioti...

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