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by DogNerd
Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Paradoxical reaction to Xanax (alprazolam)
Replies: 24
Views: 17224

Re: Paradoxical reaction to Xanax (alprazolam)

Abner is on prozac too. I, like you, wanted to be able to use the xanax for those higher-anxiety producing things like vet visits and long road trips. Abner's reaction sounds really similar except he was also really sloppy in addition to being spazzy and loud and rude. I can totally understand being...
by DogNerd
Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Paradoxical reaction to Xanax (alprazolam)
Replies: 24
Views: 17224

Re: Paradoxical reaction to Xanax (alprazolam)

Yes! I swear Abner and Button have a lot in common. Abner acts really weird on Xanax - anxious, whining, stumbling, like a drunk frat boy. I tried it a couple of times because the first time I tried it was post-surgery (knee) so I thought the other meds, pain and anesthesia might be affecting his re...
by DogNerd
Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ACL: 11 months post Surgery and it retears?
Replies: 9
Views: 4238

Re: ACL: 11 months post Surgery and it retears?

He may have torn the suture implant (thats the major downside of traditional repair, they can break), he may have damaged his meniscus, or he may have an entirely new problem. I'd have him checked out for sure... tearing the suture after 11 months should not be an issue as it is scar tissue which s...
by DogNerd
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Hip surgery AGAIN, need experiences please
Replies: 11
Views: 1666

Re: Hip surgery AGAIN, need experiences please

We've done several in our rescue, most recently on a young malinois, but also a couple on smaller dogs and one on a pit mix. The pit mix (old thread on her: http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=53320" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ) was adopted by a friend of mine so I...
by DogNerd
Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Getting a new foster!
Replies: 19
Views: 7624

Re: Getting a new foster!

She has such a great smile. Fingers crossed for the perfect home!
by DogNerd
Wed May 25, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: "Tomorrow" needs a home today
Replies: 17
Views: 7216

Re: "Tomorrow" needs a home today

I just saw her listed on craigslist and was wondering what happened. Looks like she has a new name now too. I hope something pans out for her soon - it seems like she has already been bounced around quite a bit for such a youngster. If we get anyone looking for a nice little girl, we will pass them ...
by DogNerd
Wed May 18, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Spondylosis (spinal osteoarthritis)
Replies: 19
Views: 3107

Re: Spondylosis (spinal osteoarthritis)

My dog Turtle was diagnosed at about 2 or 3 years old. She already had some fusion at that point. She's 11 now and the lower half of her back is completely fused together and encased in bone. There is another name for what she has now or for what has happened. Even worse, she lost a front leg last y...
by DogNerd
Sat May 07, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Rescuing the Rescuers
Topic: Temperament Testing
Replies: 13
Views: 11341

Re: Temperament Testing

I test for our rescue and our rescue takes dogs that failed the shelter's temperament or medical evals. Over the years, I have developed a pretty good sense for what to look at based on what the dogs failed for. I also check who did the testing because that is an important component. In other words,...
by DogNerd
Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:16 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Tonka wants people of his own! SE MI
Replies: 8
Views: 3610

Re: Tonka wants people of his own! SE MI

Tonka is exceptionally adorable!
by DogNerd
Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Sweet Steel Magnolia - still looking
Replies: 63
Views: 18756

Re: Sweet Steel Magnolia - still looking

She looks like such a special lady. I can't believe you don't have people lining up to adopt her! I feel like we would if she were in our program. Who knows though. Thank you for saving her and taking such good care of her.
by DogNerd
Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Rescuing the Rescuers
Topic: Compassion Fatigue
Replies: 54
Views: 36986

Re: Compassion Fatigue

I keep coming back to this thread too. Greenkozi and I have been talking about it in real life as well. I have been volunteering with rescue for 10 + years and I have probably had full-blown compassion fatigue/burnout for the past 2-3 years. It is so hard because this is what I do with my time. I do...
by DogNerd
Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Please think of her
Replies: 235
Views: 18967

Re: Please think of her

adding my condolences Red. I am so very sorry for your loss :(
by DogNerd
Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Starved/abused bully boy needs an angel - SF Bay Area
Replies: 40
Views: 13100

Re: Starved/abused bully boy needs an angel - SF Bay Area

how is the sweet boy??? He is doing fine but unfortunately isn't getting along with the other dog in the household and now has nowhere to go. His foster mom loves him and wanted to adopt him but doesn't want to have a second dog that needs to be crate and rotated so we aren't really sure what we ar...
by DogNerd
Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Cuckoo for Cocoa - SF Bay area
Replies: 2
Views: 1780

Cuckoo for Cocoa - SF Bay area

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs041.snc4/34430_450002029325_576929325_5140692_3089461_n.jpg This little girl, alternatively adorable and funny-looking, has been with us for about 6 months. She is in a great foster home but I am pet sitting her this weekend and all I can say is, what a...
by DogNerd
Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Living with lumbosacral spondylosis
Replies: 3
Views: 1133

Re: Living with lumbosacral spondylosis

Hey Katya, My girl Turtle has been living with spondylosis for most of her life. She was diagnosed young - like 2 years old. At that point my vet thought her x-ray looked like that of a 10 year old dog. She had growth along the lower part of her spine and already had fusion in two or three areas. Sh...

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