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by kaytenmags
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: My heart is breaking!
Replies: 100
Views: 13704

Re: My heart is breaking!

also, I just re-read this entire thread, and I felt like the Grinch, with my heart growing two sizes.
from shelter to a forever home and 11 years of love and family. Amazing things happen when the community gets together. <3
by kaytenmags
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: My heart is breaking!
Replies: 100
Views: 13704

Re: My heart is breaking!

I'm so sorry.
11 years seems like a long time, and a blink of an eye all at the same time.
cherish whatever time you have left together, and take time to grieve. It's never easy to lose a family member.
by kaytenmags
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Eye infection :(
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Eye infection :(

not sure I'd want vinegar in my eye :/
If it's not too bad, you could try polysporin eye drops (NOT regular polysporin!), or get it looked at by a vet. Eyes are important, and the infection may need antibiotic drops.
by kaytenmags
Wed May 04, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Post op. Acl surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 1854

Re: Post op. Acl surgery

that's the hardest part! keeping them still is hard once they start feeling a little better. I had leashes tethered to things all over the house, and used crates/xpens as much as I could too. Also had to hide all the balls in the house (my dog is very ball driven!) and had dining chairs stacked all ...
by kaytenmags
Tue May 03, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Post op. Acl surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 1854

Re: Post op. Acl surgery

My dog has had 4 knee surgeries (yes, 4... don't ask.) I would highly HIGHLY recommend going for physio if there is any kind of canine physio clinic nearby. The exercises and range of motion stretches they'll show you are very helpful, and if they have an underwater treadmill, do it! That has helped...
by kaytenmags
Tue May 03, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pet Insurance
Replies: 109
Views: 83056

Re: Pet Insurance

with my dogs latest surgery two weeks ago (to repair a smashed canine tooth, and remove another MCT), we officially tipped over the $30k mark with trupanion. That doesn't mean my dog has cost $30k, she has cost WAY more than that, with all the physio, consult fees, chiro, acupuncture, etc. that insu...
by kaytenmags
Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Joint supplements homework, please?
Replies: 29
Views: 8728

Re: Joint supplements homework, please?

my dog blew both crutiates and has had 4 knee surguries. her recovery after the second knee SUCKED and we've tried a lot of things to get her more mobile. prior to her first knee going, i was giving her glucosamine/msm/chondroitin as a preventative (along with salmon or salmon oil, which she still g...
by kaytenmags
Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: The Cost of Feeding Raw?
Replies: 51
Views: 11589

Re: The Cost of Feeding Raw?

i feed raw in vancouver canada, and meat is pretty pricey up here! even when chicken goes on sale for super "OMG must buy!" cheap, that's still $1/lb. however... i feed raw because i can't afford to feed kibble. the past couple years i've worked my butt off and networked with hunters. the ...
by kaytenmags
Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding Raw
Replies: 270
Views: 45961

Re: Feeding Raw

it's been one hell of a good hunting season. i love hunters. :inlove: all my freezers are full, and I gave away a few hundred pounds of moose trim & bones last weekend. just thought i'd brag a little, because i'm a bitch like that ;) lol on the flip side, if anyone lives near vancouver BC and fe...
by kaytenmags
Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Must haves for post-ACL surgery
Replies: 42
Views: 8455

Re: Must haves for post-ACL surgery

with maggie's knee surgeries (we've had four...) she was coned and tethered if i was around, or in a wire crate big enough to let her turn/move with her cone on. i have xpens now, and i'd definately use one of those instead. it's more roomy, and it's easier to move around than a huge wire crate. i h...
by kaytenmags
Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Osteopathy - anyone tried it?
Replies: 14
Views: 2163

Re: Osteopathy - anyone tried it?

i didn't know there were osteopaths for dogs! until recently, i didn't know what an osteopath was. after six months of intense back pain (started by a fractured tailbone) a friend of mine suggested that i see an osteopath. best move ever! if canine osteo's are anything like the human ones, they're A...
by kaytenmags
Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: How many times a day does your dog poop
Replies: 10
Views: 3323

Re: How many times a day does your dog poop

my dog poops once a day. occasionally twice a day. she's skipped a day before, i wouldn't worry.
by kaytenmags
Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned
Replies: 109
Views: 99864

Re: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned

maggie's growth turned out to be NOT an mct. it had mast cells in it, but it wasn't considered a mast cell tumor. :thumbsup: the explanation my vet gave me: "a reactive mass with chronic inflammation from pyoderma. There were mast cells (hence the changing size with benedryl), but it was not a ...
by kaytenmags
Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned
Replies: 109
Views: 99864

Re: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned

thinking positive thoughts for Isabeau! maggie goes in tomorrow to get her latest lump removed. it's on her chest, and it's been there for a few weeks. the other day i could barely feel it, but it was swollen up again yesterday. the fact that it goes up and down in size makes me pretty certain it's ...
by kaytenmags
Thu May 26, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned
Replies: 109
Views: 99864

Re: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned

maggie's already on a raw diet (kibble = tapass). she mostly gets wild game, because we had a good hunting season and it's all free lol i was recently at a health seminar about preventing cancer (by dr. dobias. he's got a cancer spiel here: http://www.peterdobias.com/community/2011/03/how-to-reduce-...

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