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by adcolley
Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:36 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Animal Control / Stray Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 634

I would try to contact a local rescue group and explain the situation to them, how AC is slacking, how you can't take the dogs etc. Ya, there are a few more rescues I am gonna try on Monday. Like I said, the ones I have called so far either will not take them because they are strays, or the one tha...
by adcolley
Sat Jun 09, 2007 2:14 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Animal Control / Stray Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Animal Control / Stray Issue

Hi all, I need some advice on a problem in my neighborhood and hoped that ya'll might have a suggestion that we had not thought of. In my area (San Elizario), and El Paso in general, there are alot of stray dogs. And, as a consequence, there are alot of stray puppies. Also, it is not uncommon to see...
by adcolley
Mon Apr 10, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: any other way to force nutrition?
Replies: 21
Views: 1439

we had to make the decesion this morning to have her pts. This morning, after showing alot of signs of improvement the past 2 days, she was no longer regulating her body temp. (she was down to 91 degrees), was unable to focus on anything and was showing other signs of mental incap. due to lack of ox...
by adcolley
Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:10 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: any other way to force nutrition?
Replies: 21
Views: 1439

We went out and got some nutri-cal today. She ate some off of my fingers (huge improvement over having to force feed everything) and did not fight as I started putting it in her mouth. The directions state 3 tsps. per 10 pounds for dogs that are not eating per day, she is 1.5 pounds and ate probably...
by adcolley
Sun Apr 09, 2006 1:41 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: any other way to force nutrition?
Replies: 21
Views: 1439

I would get her on IV or SQ fluids first thing in the morning. SQ obviously less expensive since you'll do them at home. E. Tick infections are pretty serious and can lead to kidney disease. She should also be on doxycycline (or amoxi) too. She is doing a little better about taking water, but still...
by adcolley
Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:31 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Rescued two puppies
Replies: 15
Views: 2155

Well, the little girl had to go up to the vets today. Like the little boy, she has a bad case of ehrlichiosis (tick fever), and is not doing well. Her red blood cell count is down around 10-12% (40-45% is normal) and has secondary infections and is very dehydrated. We are gonna try antibiotics first...
by adcolley
Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:40 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Rescued two puppies
Replies: 15
Views: 2155

He passed away while I was typing the above post. :sad:
by adcolley
Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:30 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Rescued two puppies
Replies: 15
Views: 2155

Update: Good news and bad news: Good news - little girl (the fuzzy one) is doing great. After a few inital days of not eating, she is now eating like a horse. Friday I tried some 2nd stage babyfood and she thinks that is the best stuff in the world. Also gave her some pedalite and she was in heaven....
by adcolley
Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Harley's got parvo :( Need advice.
Replies: 121
Views: 15203

I hate parvo. Shelby came home from the shelter with at it 4 months. At its worst, she was only 11 lbs. Antibiotics and 3 days at the vets on an IV and she was able to come home. Kept her on antibiotics for the following week, some kind of paste supplement, and boiled chicken and rice. He also sent ...
by adcolley
Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Puppy not eating
Replies: 25
Views: 2346

:yipee: I'm so happy to hear good news! Keep us updated on her recovery!! BTW: $350 is getting off very easy for parvo treatment and hospitalization. Those vets were certainly cutting you some slack. Yay.. sounds like you have a very caring vet office and staff. Lucky! Was talking to the receptioni...
by adcolley
Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Puppy not eating
Replies: 25
Views: 2346

Update: We went and saw her this afternoon as the vet was getting ready for her next dose of meds. She was very happy to see us, tail wagging a million miles and hour and kisses non-stop. :) She has already started putting weight back on and the gleam is back in her eyes. She looks 50 times better t...
by adcolley
Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Puppy not eating
Replies: 25
Views: 2346

I'm sure it doesn't matter to you whether you get the fee back as long as your baby is o.k. but still, I'd ask. ~k. Nope. Their adoption forms state that ifthe dog developes health problems, you can exhange it within 14 days. My biggest concern about their policy is that they are willing to allow a...
by adcolley
Tue Feb 07, 2006 9:33 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Puppy not eating
Replies: 25
Views: 2346

I will be saying prayers for her! You should call the shelter, she most likely had parvo when you adopted her. We are planning to. I know she shared a kennel run with 2 other littermates, one of which was being adopted at the same time Shelby was, as well as being kept for several hours at the huma...
by adcolley
Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:08 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Puppy not eating
Replies: 25
Views: 2346

Followup - she has parvo. She started repeating what she did yesterday. She ate this morning, was drinking fine, and even playing semi-fetch in the kitchen (ie: I roll the ball, she chases it...and then looks at me like I am an idiot for throwing the ball since now I want it back). Starting early af...
by adcolley
Mon Feb 06, 2006 1:46 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Puppy not eating
Replies: 25
Views: 2346

Woot! Well, as of about 10 minutes ago, whatever the problem was/is seems to be better. After petty much spending the majority of the day asleep, not eating, no water since noon or so, Shelby woke up (I was asleep in my chair with her curled up on my chest), walked aorund for a minute with soem wobb...

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