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by suzanne
Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Femoral Head Ostectomy
Replies: 7
Views: 7746

Re: Femoral Head Ostectomy

Just incase this topic is ever helpful to anyone, I made a video showing Sepp's one year journey! He is still training for Schutzhund and will hopefully get his BH in october. Most of the video is his rehab, the last 2-3mins are IPO training from last week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KG5ECMyH5...
by suzanne
Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Femoral Head Ostectomy
Replies: 7
Views: 7746

Re: Femoral Head Ostectomy

I thought I would update this just in case anyone runs into a similar situation and are debating on doing an FHO. After going through the surgery and the rehab I feel that the odds of success are based on your ability to rehab the dog, and the dog's ability to heal. Although many still consider it a...
by suzanne
Mon May 20, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Femoral Head Ostectomy
Replies: 7
Views: 7746

Re: Femoral Head Ostectomy

Why change to meloxicam? I don't feel it works any better, and its not any safer in larger dogs (much safer in smaller dogs with pinpoint dosing). You also have to stop the Rimadyl for 10 days before you can start a different drug. One of my DVM friends said the same thing so I just adjusted his do...
by suzanne
Sun May 19, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Femoral Head Ostectomy
Replies: 7
Views: 7746

Re: Femoral Head Ostectomy

I should add the Carprofen is a slightly low dose. I had a bottle of 75mg caplets. Thinking about changing to meloxicam.
by suzanne
Sun May 19, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Femoral Head Ostectomy
Replies: 7
Views: 7746

Femoral Head Ostectomy

I did search for this and only found a couple of topics... hoping maybe new info has been gained and you guys can help me out. I work in a veterinary clinic, I know dogs and cats who have had the FHO done, I've seen one recently recover from a bi-lateral surgery and she's doing well, but she's only ...
by suzanne
Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: treadmill help.
Replies: 10
Views: 4908

Re: treadmill help.

Adrienne, people here have said carpetmills aren't good for dogs with joint issues, has that been your experience too? I would really like to get a carpetmill instead of fixing our human treadmill, but Roscoe has elbow dysphasia. I watched the video on dog treadmills on Bad Rap's website, and it di...
by suzanne
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: treadmill help.
Replies: 10
Views: 4908

Re: treadmill help.

I started my dogs out on the treadmill slowly, first using a harness and me standing over them at a slow speed so they could get the feel of the movement. Once they were comfortable with that I started offering food. After probably 3 days of just putting them on it slowly they were willing to get on...
by suzanne
Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Seems like DIESEL my 7 month old is in pain (All the time)
Replies: 6
Views: 3407

Re: Seems like DIESEL my 7 month old is in pain (All the tim

Could be panosteitis which can occur often in young dogs.

I would get hip and elbow x-rays. Both are pretty common to be dysplastic in the breed.

The way he's walking is not normal, he isn't taking a full stride. I don't think a hard floor has anything to do with that.
by suzanne
Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Lyme disease and liver problems
Replies: 21
Views: 15962

Re: Lyme disease and liver problems

I don't know about the CAH but we just had a dog with hepatitis we were treating... Her values were well into the thousands as well. Our doc put her on metronidazole, actigal, and pred. She also got a cerenia injection because she was urpy and not eating. Come to think of it my cousin had a dog go i...
by suzanne
Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Hip dysplasia
Replies: 9
Views: 8767

Re: Hip dysplasia

I'm not sure about elk powder, but if you want something holistic I suggest bee pollen. My mom has rhumatoid arthritis and she was doing research on adding holistic remedies to her treatment. The Arthritis Foundation has bee pollen on their list, so she tried it. It's worked miracles for her. After...
by suzanne
Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Hip dysplasia
Replies: 9
Views: 8767

Re: Hip dysplasia

Never heard of the elk velvet powder but would be interested to learn about it. One of my dogs has bad hip dysplasia. She just turned 7 but has been walking weird and having issues since she was 2-3yrs of age. She has almost been on adequan for 2 years and I highly recommend it. I did not do the loa...
by suzanne
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Plop, plop, poop
Replies: 63
Views: 26464

Re: Plop, plop, poop

Has your vet ruled out IBD? Even do a trial of steroids just to see?

Also like someone else said fat intolerance or something like Pancreatic Insufficiency might be something to test for as well...
by suzanne
Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: SOCKS HAS RECOVERED FROM MCT BUT NOW...
Replies: 12
Views: 4140

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

I've actually heard of a lot of dogs losing weight on k/d, there are a few other diets to try - Royal Canin Renal LP and Purina NF. I would play around with the kidney foods to try to entice him. Is he on anything for his tummy such as pepcid/famotidine? If not talk toy your vet, when they are in ki...
by suzanne
Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: hip dysplasia
Replies: 9
Views: 2658

Re: hip dysplasia

I think in a 7-wk-old puppy, you're more likely seeing normal puppy lack of coordination, or some other structural defect, rather than hip dysplasia. The issue with HD is arthritis, and at 7 weeks, she hasn't had time to develop arthritis yet. Doesn't mean the pup isn't dysplastic, I just wouldn't ...
by suzanne
Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: hip dysplasia
Replies: 9
Views: 2658

Re: hip dysplasia

There is something called The Ortolani test that is fairly accurate in diagnosing dogs with serious hip problems. Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ortolani_test" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I think the test is best performed in dogs while they are sedated, but I know the vet...

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