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by Roxers
Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Should there be a pocket of fluid at her incision?
Replies: 24
Views: 2260

A vet should not charge you an office visit for rechecking a problem with the surgical site! Maybe that is just my opinion though... Time is money Roxers, and 80% of the time its the dogs fault... That's true. I guess it's just the vet I worked for. They don't charge to recheck from surgery.. even ...
by Roxers
Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Should there be a pocket of fluid at her incision?
Replies: 24
Views: 2260

A vet should not charge you an office visit for rechecking a problem with the surgical site! Maybe that is just my opinion though...
by Roxers
Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Should there be a pocket of fluid at her incision?
Replies: 24
Views: 2260

Shadowsmom wrote:Misskiwi.....You want me to go stick a needle in it? :( ouch.....What do I look for? Just drainage?


No, she means you should go to the vet so they can stick a needle in it. :)
by Roxers
Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Should there be a pocket of fluid at her incision?
Replies: 24
Views: 2260

Ahem.. being in the middle of General Surgery Principles lol ... let me share some knowledge I had to learn for my quiz last friday! 8) It's possibly a seroma, which is a collection of serous fluid around the incision. It is a painless, fluctuant (squishes like there is fluid inside, wave-like motio...
by Roxers
Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Summer's coming...Flea Preventative discussion!
Replies: 20
Views: 1524

Frontline will kill the Lyme disease-carrying ticks, but like I said.. it still gives them the opportunity to bite first. Have you tried the Preventic collars? Normally I don't like collars at all.. but these are not your average flea collar (not flea collars at all). They actually work great for ki...
by Roxers
Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: who gets their vaccines from the feedstore?
Replies: 46
Views: 2441

If you are giving a cortisone (steroid) shot concurrently with vaccines, you have basically negated that vaccine. Steroids inhibit the immune system so it does not respond to the antigen in the vaccine and does not produce an immune response. Benadryl is okay though. A lot also depends on the manufa...
by Roxers
Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Summer's coming...Flea Preventative discussion!
Replies: 20
Views: 1524

I use dFrontline Plus and still have had my dogs come down with lyme's disease, so it does not work for ticks in my opinnion! (and one of my dogs is now dead because of kidney failure from lyme's disease) :crybaby: Frontline does not repel ticks. The ticks can bite the animal before they are killed...
by Roxers
Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: who gets their vaccines from the feedstore?
Replies: 46
Views: 2441

Fort Dodge did an extensive study that showed that there was no higher incidence of vaccine reaction in dogs vaccinated with the distempter combo + lepto vac than in dogs vaccinated with the combo vaccine without lepto. That is just their vaccine though, I don't know about the other companies. Also,...
by Roxers
Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Skin Boil? - Please Help!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1486

Hi All, Today I took I took him to the vet and tried to squeeze one of the big lump and a "putse fly larvae" came out (white colour worm). So he did the same to all his lumps. He said there is no prevention, but whenever I find a lump, pop it out or apply Vaseline jelly. Rain can or makin...
by Roxers
Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: who gets their vaccines from the feedstore?
Replies: 46
Views: 2441

Just a warning.. The thing you have to worry about with feedstore vaccines is you don't know how they have been transported and stored. Vaccines have to stay refrigerated but not frozen. If they get frozen, that inactivates the vaccine. The feedstore might not be aware of how important it is to keep...
by Roxers
Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Beating up their tail
Replies: 27
Views: 2130

If you are going to dock it.. it is probably best to dock it to a pretty short length (like dogs with standardly docked tails) because if they just cut it right below the open wound, there is still enough tail left to start whacking it again, and then you have to do more surgery. Some vets do this a...
by Roxers
Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Not good news...
Replies: 78
Views: 13993

Well, legally... if she happens to bite somebody at the vet because she gets scared or whatever, if she is overdue on rabies she is considered unvaccinated and either has to be euthanized or quarantined for 6 months, neither of which you want. It is not the oncologists' fault really.. it is federal ...
by Roxers
Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Need Help ASAP!
Replies: 15
Views: 1323

It is the initial cost of diagnosing the problem that will be expensive, but the dog will probably be started on seizure meds after a physical exam and some bloodwork, which they should be able to have done for a couple hundred bucks. If the dog is put on phenobarbital, that is extremely cheap. At t...
by Roxers
Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: How many times a day to feed puppies?
Replies: 10
Views: 756

I know a lot of people may disagree.. but I would be very hesitant feeding raw to a puppy unless it is premade raw or you have had the diet formulated by a nutritionist. Puppies need very specific proportions of vitamins and minerals (especially calcium/phosphorous) to ensure proper growth. You can ...
by Roxers
Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Not good news...
Replies: 78
Views: 13993

julie64 wrote:She also is now having allergy symptoms, contant scratching and her ears are very yeasty, something we haven't dealt with in over 4 years.


That is probably from the histamine production by the mast cells. :( Are you already giving her Benadryl? That may help. :hug:

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