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by elegy
Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Lymphoma
Replies: 37
Views: 14847

Re: Lymphoma

Sending tons of good thoughts.

I've seen several dogs go for years after diagnosis and chemo. I hope that Piper will be one of them.
by elegy
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: SOCKS HAS RECOVERED FROM MCT BUT NOW...
Replies: 12
Views: 4125

Re: SOCKS HAS RECOVERED FROM MCT BUT NOW...

K/D isn't one of the more, er, palatable diets out there. What about a homemade diet consultation? Something like this? Not cheap and likely work-intensive, but potentially worth it.

Also, if you're not doing a fish oil supplement, I'd look into that. It can help with arthritis.
by elegy
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: The importance of blood work
Replies: 14
Views: 4187

Re: The importance of blood work

Yup, agreed! I just did bloodwork on Luce because she'd accidentally lost four pounds. Probably a result of 11 days in a boarding kennel three weeks before, but she's 9 1/2 and I needed to make sure there wasn't something going on. The doctor didn't recommend it, but I wanted it. (She was acting com...
by elegy
Fri May 11, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pancreatitis
Replies: 111
Views: 26682

Re: Pancreatitis

Sending lots and lots of good thoughts.
by elegy
Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Buddy Girl needs some good thoughts.
Replies: 112
Views: 19158

Re: Buddy Girl needs some good thoughts.

Sending lots of good thoughts :(
by elegy
Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Rompum and Yohimbe
Replies: 14
Views: 5040

Re: Rompum and Yohimbe

I did my Border Collie's awake, but at the time I was looking for the reason why he was limping (iliopsoas pull was the final verdict), not specifically for OFA films. I did end up sending them (he pre-limmed as "Good") and I think his hips ARE probably good, but I also think that sedation...
by elegy
Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Just send prayers, please.
Replies: 36
Views: 8599

Re: Just send prayers, please.

Poor girl. Wishing her a speedy and easy recovery!
by elegy
Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tick prevention
Replies: 24
Views: 5819

Re: Tick prevention

Frontline Plus still seems to work fine here (PA - LOTS of ticks/Lyme in our area). I still find ticks, but they're dead. I did a trial of Certifect (Frontline + low dose Amitraz) last fall, and while I did notice more of an odor and it's a bigger volume than Frontline, I would use it again if I fel...
by elegy
Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Joint supplements homework, please?
Replies: 29
Views: 8418

Re: Joint supplements homework, please?

Currently using GNC Pets Ultra Mega Hip and Joint supplement (Glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM, some other stuff thrown in for good measure) as well as Welactin omega fatty acids supplement for my "knee dog". My other dogs get Glycoflex 1 and Welactin just for maintenance. Dasuquin is another...
by elegy
Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: The Cost of Feeding Raw?
Replies: 51
Views: 11142

Re: The Cost of Feeding Raw?

My kibble fed dogs don't need teeth cleanings either. There are a lot of variables to whether/how often a dog needs it's teeth cleaned. Yeah, my pit bulls are 9 and kibble fed, and other than having some slab fractures, their teeth and gums are great. But they're both heavy recreational chewers, an...
by elegy
Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Immune Mediated Thrombocytopenia?
Replies: 15
Views: 3230

Re: Immune Mediated Thrombocytopenia?

Sending many many good thoughts!
by elegy
Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Raw Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1699

Re: Raw Question

I feed them without any problems. I usually feed one piece of neckbone and then fill out the rest of the meal with other muscle meat.

I definitely agree that they're *not* spongey. I worry a little bit about teeth breaking with them, actually.
by elegy
Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Hiking essentials
Replies: 14
Views: 2947

Re: Hiking essentials

Dog specifics that I carry when hiking are a lightweight extra leash, a dog bowl, water for him, a small doggy first aid kit (good for humans too!), vet wrap, and booties. (My dog is super prone to foot issues, so I try to be prepared for that) Definitely carry more water than you think you'll need....
by elegy
Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding a lot and no weight gain.
Replies: 19
Views: 3593

Re: Feeding a lot and no weight gain.

When Luce was young, she ate 3-4 cups a day to maintain 45 lbs. She was a pretty active dog, though. My other dog has always eaten less than 2 cups/day to maintain 55 lbs. Every dog is an individual. Some are easy keepers, some aren't.
by elegy
Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: IMHA
Replies: 118
Views: 14191

Re: IMHA

I'm so sorry.

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