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by porchcricket13
Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:36 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Thermometer usage question
Replies: 16
Views: 1397

Re: Thermometer usage question

I'm glad I could help set your mind at ease :) She's pretty much covered with the antibiotics, i've only ever seen them send home cephalexin, so I wouldn't worry so much...though I know how I am and I would probably be freaking out a bit too lol
by porchcricket13
Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:40 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Thermometer usage question
Replies: 16
Views: 1397

Re: Thermometer usage question

TPLO's can be tempramental, once false move and they go lame again...is she completely non weight bearing? As long as the screws and plate are still in place she should be in good shape :) Keep an eye on her and keep her calm and rested :) Good luck! Hope she feels better soon...I used to work for 2...
by porchcricket13
Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Thermometer usage question
Replies: 16
Views: 1397

Re: Thermometer usage question

NP, do you mind me asking whats going on? is it just a general question or is someone sick?
by porchcricket13
Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:09 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Thermometer usage question
Replies: 16
Views: 1397

Re: Thermometer usage question

either way, but I think up, like towards the back is easiest :)
by porchcricket13
Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Thermometer usage question
Replies: 16
Views: 1397

Re: Thermometer usage question

I usually do about an inch or so, and make sure it's against the wall of the rectum, otherwise the reading may be lower than it really is
by porchcricket13
Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Raw skin between toes
Replies: 9
Views: 1366

Re: Raw skin between toes

MissKiwi if you see this, the vet told me that a food allergy is still possible, and that if the treatments we are doing now don't help then we have to do a food trial...but I am wondering if steroids are an option for him once the infection is clear? He has hair loss on his shoulder from scratching...
by porchcricket13
Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: GRAPES -- how urgent is eating four grapes?
Replies: 14
Views: 1389

Re: GRAPES -- how urgent is eating four grapes?

it could or could not be life threatening each dog has a differnt level of tolerance to grapes/raisens (woudln't chance it with puppies)


This is definitely the case, not something I would risk either, hope it all works out ok
by porchcricket13
Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Raw skin between toes
Replies: 9
Views: 1366

Re: Raw skin between toes

JD has pyoderma on his inguinal area, so he will be on cephalexin for 2 weeks, and we will be starting benadryl as well since he has been so itchy

Is it still ok to soak his feet? Will the epsom salt burn at all?
by porchcricket13
Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: rescued puppy diagnosed with PARVO
Replies: 20
Views: 1956

Re: rescued puppy diagnosed with PARVO

When Maya had parvo she turned around at about a week, she was in pretty bad shape up til that point, we thought we were going to lose her...but once she started eating it was all positive steps from there. I'm so happy for the little guy!
by porchcricket13
Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:08 am
Forum: Laws
Topic: Grenada
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Grenada

I'm researching possible vet schools that I can apply to in the future, and I know that there is a breed ban in place in St. Kitts, but I can't find any information on Grenada...does anyone know if there is a ban there? Or what the laws are? Going out of the country would be a last resort for me, bu...
by porchcricket13
Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:36 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pain medicine/hip dysplasia/bad behavior
Replies: 15
Views: 1378

Re: Pain medicine/hip dysplasia/bad behavior

I worked for an ortho specialist for 2 years and have never seen a hip that bad...poor thing! Hope he can have his surgery soon! I don't understand why they decided no tramadol now? An anti-inflammatory is great, but it's not the same as a pain reliever...
by porchcricket13
Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Raw skin between toes
Replies: 9
Views: 1366

Raw skin between toes

So I know there are multiple threads about allergies, itchy feet and so on...and JD has these problems as well...now he is licking his feet raw, but the problem is he will not let me touch his feet for any reason, he never has. I'm taking him in to clip his nails soon, since we have to sedate him to...
by porchcricket13
Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:08 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: kambria is looking skinny
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: kambria is looking skinny

Both of mine went through skinny stages, usually right after they were particularly chubby lol, they would just sprout up a few inches and look thin...but if you are concerned, give the vet a call...it can't hurt
by porchcricket13
Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:06 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Mast cell worries
Replies: 18
Views: 5624

Re: Mast cell worries

She is so beautiful! Many well wishes coming her way!
by porchcricket13
Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:33 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Possible hip problem? Curious to see what others think
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: Possible hip problem? Curious to see what others think

JD had this happening at 6 months old, we had preliminary xrays done, and an ortho exam, but they were not Penn hip xrays...the resident and I just did them casually, but the same principles and techniques were applied. He was diagnosed with mild hip dysplasia, but I was told it was not bad enough t...

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