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by dawnapbt
Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Anyone had their dog's nails quicked while under anesthesia
Replies: 33
Views: 5612

I had a dog a long time ago split a nail (and it bled profusely) so the vet cut it down almost to the pad and cauterized it. The dog did not appear to be in any pain whatsoever after the procedure (but of course dogs don't always show pain).
by dawnapbt
Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: hypothyroidism in dogs - more prevalent in spayed/neutered
Replies: 13
Views: 852

Thanks for the additional input
by dawnapbt
Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: hypothyroidism in dogs - more prevalent in spayed/neutered
Replies: 13
Views: 852

Oh sorry for the DP - meant to add she did get the full blood panel, not just t4. Everything else looks okay, except her amylase is a tad low, which the vet said doesn't have much clinical significance (it's not super low).
by dawnapbt
Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: hypothyroidism in dogs - more prevalent in spayed/neutered
Replies: 13
Views: 852

Thanks. Her thyroid levels came back as under 0.4 and the normal range begins at 1. She has started on a low dose of meds, but she'll have a full panel in about six weeks. Thanks for the word of caution. I'll keep her on the meds, see how she responds (i.e., if it has any adverse visible effects) an...
by dawnapbt
Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: hypothyroidism in dogs - more prevalent in spayed/neutered
Replies: 13
Views: 852

Jorsher wrote:Were those spots about eraser-sized?


The ones on her muzzle, about the size of a pencil eraser, maybe a tad larger. The other ones, very, very tiny - hardly noticeable unless you really look.
by dawnapbt
Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: hypothyroidism in dogs - more prevalent in spayed/neutered
Replies: 13
Views: 852

thinning hair can be a sign of hypothyroidism. Tauri's started on her face, little spots without hair. Then I looked closer and saw some spots that looked like they might be beginning on her legs. I was doubtful it was demo since she's never had a problem with demo and it's very rare for a fully mat...
by dawnapbt
Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: hypothyroidism in dogs - more prevalent in spayed/neutered
Replies: 13
Views: 852

hypothyroidism in dogs - more prevalent in spayed/neutered

http://www.2ndchance.info/doghypothyroid.htm Tauri was just diagnosed as being hypothyroid, though she has no other symptoms other than some thinning hair (which is why I brought her in to the vet). So, I went to beef up my research on hypothyroidism in dogs (she's getting up there in years, so I'm ...
by dawnapbt
Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I NEED YOUR HELP!
Replies: 6
Views: 647

do you want photo quality for the web or print?
by dawnapbt
Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Senior dog ate plastic
Replies: 29
Views: 1417

Where does one actually FIND 100% cotton cotton balls? (I have a stash, but I actually picked the cotton from the plant!) lol You can find them anywhere, next to the synthetic ones! You know, I've been looking for them every time I'm somewhere that sells cotton balls and have not been able to find ...
by dawnapbt
Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Senior dog ate plastic
Replies: 29
Views: 1417

Where does one actually FIND 100% cotton cotton balls? (I have a stash, but I actually picked the cotton from the plant!)
by dawnapbt
Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:39 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Belly Flop (Catahoula) PICTURE HEAVY
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Belly flop may have suffered some damage from the starvation and dehydration. He's still in the evaluation/rehabiliation phase, and although he's coming around slowly... he is starting to come around. Just yesterday, for the first time, he walked up to his foster mom and let her pet him. The woman w...
by dawnapbt
Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: heart murmur. please respond
Replies: 24
Views: 1701

I hope your pup is okay, but heart murmurs are somewhat common in pups. Also, EB's in general have a lot of health problems, so even if you got one from a responsible breeder, that's no guarantee the pup won't have health problems, but a responsible breeder will give you a health guarantee (will ran...
by dawnapbt
Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Judge's X-rays....Opinions......
Replies: 41
Views: 2906

I read something a while ago that said OFA excellent might actually not be so great and that dogs with such tight hip sockets can develop.... arthritis later on! The article stated OFA good to fair is better in this regard. I'll have to dig it up. I cannot remember it in detail. So, nothing is concr...
by dawnapbt
Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Interesting statement about "fixing your dogs"
Replies: 120
Views: 7344

Re: Interesting statement about "fixing your dogs"

well, having volunteered at two animal shelters, one a kill shelter, and one a no-kill shelter, i am far from an expert; but i SAW spayed/neutered animals surrendered at my shelters. infact, i adopted one - a pit/shepherd mix named bear who was surrendered for (gasp) dog aggression. i wonder how th...
by dawnapbt
Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Belly Flop (Catahoula) PICTURE HEAVY
Replies: 5
Views: 874

http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displa ... d=11974236
his petfinder posting is up and the description will be fleshed out.

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