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by TheDieseltruck
Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Left side paralyzed?
Replies: 13
Views: 2518

Re: Left side paralyzed?

Hi guys, Sorry that it took me so long to reply, but with the holidays and finals I got pretty caught up in everything. Diesel is actually doing pretty well now. He has regained his coordination fully, and I believe he has regained sight in his left eye as well. In fact, it seems as though he made a...
by TheDieseltruck
Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Left side paralyzed?
Replies: 13
Views: 2518

Re: Left side paralyzed?

Thanks for your thoughts everyone. Just so you know he's ~5, give or take. So he's not that old. Every time I try to speak with a vet, they won't speak with me unless I pay for it. My vet was at a loss and sent me to the neurologist, when I spoke with the neurologist they said that they would either...
by TheDieseltruck
Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Left side paralyzed?
Replies: 13
Views: 2518

Left side paralyzed?

So about a month ago, I noticed that the left half of Diesel's face is paralyzed. I took him to the vet and we tried two weeks of prednizone. There's no improvement, and now it seems as though his whole left side is starting to be affected. His appetite is still fine, although I think he might be lo...
by TheDieseltruck
Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Preparing for the summer...bug off garlic?
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Well, I went ahead and ordered two bottles just to try it out. I figured, if it doesn't work I'm only out 20 bucks. I'll let everyone know if it worked. :)
by TheDieseltruck
Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Preparing for the summer...bug off garlic?
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Preparing for the summer...bug off garlic?

So, Spring has sprung and summer is on it's way here in Kansas, and that has sent me on a mission across the internet in trying to find a natural flea repellent. I did a search and didn't find anything specifically reviewing this product called 'Bug off garlic', so I figured I'd ask to see if anyone...
by TheDieseltruck
Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Suspected distemper, should I...
Replies: 69
Views: 4918

x2 on a new vet. Since she's getting worse, you definitely need a second opinion.

Sending good vibes your way. :frown:
by TheDieseltruck
Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Best way to build muscle
Replies: 25
Views: 2165

I'm so happy I started this thread. I feel much better about all this. I went back and talked to Doc and I told her my concerns and we decided were going to try the FHO. He has a a surgery scheduled for January 19th. I figure, even if it doesn't work, at least we tried something. :) Thanks everyone,...
by TheDieseltruck
Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Best way to build muscle
Replies: 25
Views: 2165

Well, as far as the orthopedic specialist goes, I don't have that kind of money I feel you on that one! Can you get a credit card? That seriously is bone on bone and has to be excruciating for him, old injury or not. He's only 2?? Poor baby. I was actually thinking about getting a credit card. I ha...
by TheDieseltruck
Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:45 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Best way to build muscle
Replies: 25
Views: 2165

Yeah, I figured it wouldn't cover pre-existing (like this), just like human insurance, but I've always been kind of curious. I got a quote for all critters on one plan and it was only 52 a month, like...500 or so a year maybe. Not bad at all, we actually don't have to go to the vet very often though...
by TheDieseltruck
Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Best way to build muscle
Replies: 25
Views: 2165

Oh, and no, I don't have pet insurance but I've actually been looking in to it. Do you have any experience? (If you do, throw me a PM :) )
by TheDieseltruck
Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Best way to build muscle
Replies: 25
Views: 2165

If he's adapting well, amputation would be a big step, and I don't see a reason to recommend that. You can always resort to that later. I don't see how glucosamine would help, glucosamine is to lubricate a joint, and he doesnt' have one anymore. I recommend seeing an orthopedic specialist. Well, as...
by TheDieseltruck
Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Best way to build muscle
Replies: 25
Views: 2165

Total hip replacement is NOT the only option. If you get a femoral head osteotomy (cheap and simple, just cut off the ball of the femur) your dog will be back to 95% of his original functionality within 2 months of surgery. Only then will the muscles create an appropriate false joint and allow your...
by TheDieseltruck
Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Not sure if i should be alarmed....?
Replies: 15
Views: 1385

msvette2u wrote:It is probably the bulb, the part that swells during mating to keep the male "tied", or locked into to the female.
Perfectly normal and I'm sure it's gone by now.


x2
by TheDieseltruck
Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Best way to build muscle
Replies: 25
Views: 2165

Oh that sounds so neat, I doubt if there is any place like that around here, but I'm sure when the weather improves that I can take him out to the lake. (Or even sneak in to my parent's apt. complex's pool at night. lol )
by TheDieseltruck
Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Limp?
Replies: 15
Views: 1120

My guess is that it's an old injury that's being aggravated by the cold. We actually just went through this with Diesel. I would suggest and X-ray on whatever leg he's limping on, and maybe an NSAID for inflammation.

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