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by buckaroo
Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:13 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Urinary trouble
Replies: 10
Views: 3809

Re: Urinary trouble

Yup, Cushing's Disease. Also, hypothyroidism. Started Soloxine a couple days ago and Lysodren tomorrow.
by buckaroo
Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Urinary trouble
Replies: 10
Views: 3809

Re: Urinary trouble

Blood work is back and alkaline phosphotase is 860. Cholesterol is a bit high as well. Testing for Cushing's on Monday. He is hypothyroid as well.
by buckaroo
Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Urinary trouble
Replies: 10
Views: 3809

Re: Urinary trouble

Last specific gravity was 0.010. Admittedly that was at least a year ago at a different vet and if it has been measured since, my new vet hasn't mentioned it. I am very certain it has not improved though and if anything is even lower. This is something we'll check next week for sure though. BUN and ...
by buckaroo
Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Urinary trouble
Replies: 10
Views: 3809

Re: Urinary trouble

I have a large water fountain that he shares with 2 other small dogs and 6 cats. If I stopped refilling the water all the time, the others would never get a drink. I did measure his water intake once a couple years ago when his urine started to be dilute and it was determined that he was drinking an...
by buckaroo
Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:45 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Urinary trouble
Replies: 10
Views: 3809

Urinary trouble

I'm looking for opinions on possible next steps. 13 year old dog who appears to be drinking much more than normal. I haven't actually measured his intake but I am refilling a 2.5 gallon water fountain at least 2-3 times per day now so I'd say at minimum he is drinking 3 gallons of water per day. His...
by buckaroo
Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 8025

Re: Questions

Malnutrition and starving aren't the same thing. You can feed a puppy all day long and he may even gain weight but if his diet is missing essential ingredients, he's going to be malnourished and things like what you're seeing will happen. You may not like the vet's "bedside" manner that mu...
by buckaroo
Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Keeping a diaper on?
Replies: 12
Views: 5101

Re: Keeping a diaper on?

Have him wear pants?
by buckaroo
Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Aspiration Pneumonia
Replies: 30
Views: 14672

Re: Aspiration Pneumonia

You might be able to thicken her liquids a little, making it harder for her to inhale them. There are products on the market that do this. They are powders and sometimes liquids you can add to water that will simply thicken it. The more you add, the thicker the liquid will get.
by buckaroo
Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: OMG! Don't let Pat Cook get an Aussie!
Replies: 31
Views: 19732

Re: OMG! Don't let Pat Cook get an Aussie!

Why in the world would anybody be excited to adopt a dog to her? She just returns them if they aren't perfect right away?
by buckaroo
Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: OMG! Don't let Pat Cook get an Aussie!
Replies: 31
Views: 19732

Re: OMG! Don't let Pat Cook get an Aussie!

That's just terrible. I've never heard of her but she sounds awful to trade dogs in and out like that. She should be put on a DNA list. There's probably a good reason the dog was afraid at her house.
by buckaroo
Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ACL repair. To knife or not.
Replies: 31
Views: 11893

Re: ACL repair. To knife or not.

If she's going to have arthritis either way, seems it would be better to have arthritis and a fixed ACL than arthritis and a torn ACL.
by buckaroo
Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Any rescues in MI have room for puppies?
Replies: 1
Views: 2443

Re: Any rescues in MI have room for puppies?

Try Kalamazoo Animal Rescue
by buckaroo
Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Plop, plop, poop
Replies: 63
Views: 26358

Re: Plop, plop, poop

Look into doing a fecal transplant.
by buckaroo
Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:41 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Ideas for abdominal surgery issue?
Replies: 7
Views: 2345

Re: Ideas for abdominal surgery issue?

Put her in a crate and carry it down the stairs.
by buckaroo
Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: I almost lost my Stewie!!!!!!!! Food Change? Parvo? Vets!
Replies: 12
Views: 2839

Re: I almost lost my Stewie!!!!!!!! Food Change? Parvo? Vets

Penicillin for Parvo makes no sense. It might help a secondary bacterial infection but it isn't going to touch Parvo at all. Also, there doesn't seem to be any conclusive proof that your dog had Parvo...

Glad he's feeling better.

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