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by jessanddoc
Tue May 26, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Cephalexin....ASAP
Replies: 71
Views: 5184

Oh THANK GOODNESS! I am so relieved for all of you. When Doc experienced his symptoms the first time around they suspected either disc disease or spinal stroke, which I believe is the same as what Sonny was diagnosed with, right? I remember researching it and heard a lot of success stories about dog...
by jessanddoc
Tue May 26, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Cephalexin....ASAP
Replies: 71
Views: 5184

Any updates on Sonny today???
by jessanddoc
Tue May 26, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: poop eaters
Replies: 17
Views: 1654

I have a poop eater in remission, LOL! Feeding them pineapple makes their poop taste bad. You can also get tablets at pet stores to do the same job. My dog was eating other dogs poop on his walks - yuck! We worked on a strong "leave it" and it hasn't happened in quite a while - thank goodn...
by jessanddoc
Tue May 26, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: How to Make a Dog Vomit
Replies: 37
Views: 83973

I just did this for the first time last week when Doc ate a wild mushroom. Here's a tip for a dog (like mine) that won't open its mouth. I measured out 1/4 of a cup (the e-vet said this was the max amount) and then loaded up a turkey baster. I then put spreadable cheese on the end of it. Every time ...
by jessanddoc
Tue May 26, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A proper intro
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Alright - now that I've read the sample intro I see that I'm supposed to say a few more things about myself so here goes: I'm 30 years old and I live in Chicago w/ Adam and Doc. I work full time as a fundraiser for a University and am a part time MBA student graduating in two weeks (yea!) My interes...
by jessanddoc
Tue May 26, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A proper intro
Replies: 2
Views: 476

A proper intro

I came onto the board yesterday to quickly weigh in on a health issue in a different thread but I just wanted to take the time to properly introduce myself and my dog. Doc is a 7 y/o, brindle, N/M Pit Mix. I adopted him June 11, 2006 (adoption day coming up!) from an all-breed shelter. He was my fir...
by jessanddoc
Mon May 25, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Hello and Disc Disease Info for SonnysMomma
Replies: 18
Views: 1860

IF it's IVDD (that's my only frame of reference) the ability to still walk is fantastic. That would make the chance of 100% recovery even more likely. It's when they're completely paralyzed that you have to act fast if you're considering a surgical repair. The fact that he's confined and on steroids...
by jessanddoc
Mon May 25, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Hello and Disc Disease Info for SonnysMomma
Replies: 18
Views: 1860

Oh - so he still has some ability to use his back legs?

If so, I don't believe you have to worry about checking for DPS.
That means that his brain is still able to talk to his spinal cord. That is a very good thing as far as IVDD is concerned.
by jessanddoc
Mon May 25, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Hello and Disc Disease Info for SonnysMomma
Replies: 18
Views: 1860

Sorry about that - DPS = Deep Pain Sensation.

If the dog still responds to a sharp pinch between its toes (best determined by a neurosurgeon) it can still feel deep pain. From the time the dog loses DPS, surgery is recommended prior to the 24-48 hour point.
by jessanddoc
Mon May 25, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Hello and Disc Disease Info for SonnysMomma
Replies: 18
Views: 1860

Believe me - I know the feeling. I spent the day in bed when we brought Doc in the second time. It was a Sunday morning and we took him to the e-vet so he could have the myelogram or MRI first thing. So I was without him all day and had no conclusive information. I was sick to my stomach and I just ...
by jessanddoc
Mon May 25, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Hello and Disc Disease Info for SonnysMomma
Replies: 18
Views: 1860

Thank you for the update. You must be worried sick. I'm glad he will have a consult with the neurologist. Just FYI - Doc oddly didn't show any signs of pain either time he slipped his discs. And Doc is NOT stoic - by any stretch of the imagination. The dog whimpers if he remembers someone once stepp...
by jessanddoc
Mon May 25, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Hello and Disc Disease Info for SonnysMomma
Replies: 18
Views: 1860

Fantastic on the walking!

Yeah - DL has been a lifesaver for us, twice over. I only wish the first time around I'd realized Doc had IVDD and really researched it. I was pretty blindsided the second time he slipped a disc and maybe wouldn't have done surgery.

Oh well - live and learn.
by jessanddoc
Mon May 25, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Hello and Disc Disease Info for SonnysMomma
Replies: 18
Views: 1860

Thanks! Great to be here!

Are you on Dodger's List also?
by jessanddoc
Mon May 25, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Hello and Disc Disease Info for SonnysMomma
Replies: 18
Views: 1860

Hello and Disc Disease Info for SonnysMomma

Hi, My name is Jessica and I'm owned by my 7 y/o N/M Doc. Teal referred me to this forum b/c Doc has unfortunately suffered from two slipped discs in the past two years, both requiring surgery. SonnysMomma posted this morning about her dog dragging his hind legs and not being able to potty, which so...

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