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by Roxers
Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Need Help ASAP!
Replies: 15
Views: 1800

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: 849

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: 16214

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:
by Roxers
Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: chloramphenicol
Replies: 37
Views: 2440

Vancomycin is reserved for human use only - to treat MRSA. It is not allowed to be used in veterinary medicine because of worries of resistance developing (since it is the only one left that most MRSA is susceptible to).
by Roxers
Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation
Replies: 4
Views: 540

Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation

We had a lecture today by a surgeon from the University of Tennessee about physical therapy/rehab for animals following orthopedic surgeries/injuries. Physical therapy is well-accepted in human medicine as almost a necessity, but in the veterinary world it is only recently starting to gain popularit...
by Roxers
Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: What the vet said about Kirkland dog food...
Replies: 34
Views: 4134

Well I agree, pups definitely needs dewormer, but the fecal exam isn't necessary is it? Actually it is.. because there are parasites (coccidia, whipworms) that aren't killed by the standard puppy dewormer (pyrantel). The fecal exam checks to see what specific type of parasite the puppy might have.
by Roxers
Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:41 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Odd female odor
Replies: 24
Views: 2461

You also don't have to do it yourself if you don't want to. Most vets will express anal glands for a pretty minimal fee, without charging the whole office visit. The vet I worked for charged $10. And if your dog isn't having a problem.. you don't have to do it at all. It just depends on the individu...
by Roxers
Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Brown urine
Replies: 22
Views: 4832

High specific gravity can give you a trace protein, because the urine is so concentrated that what little protein is in there normally shows up on the dipstick. It is probably not much to worry about if it was just a dipstick test and the USG was high. Acidic pH can definitely be the result of incre...
by Roxers
Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: chloramphenicol
Replies: 37
Views: 2440

I meant to put a disclaimer saying that I didn't know the full extent of your case and what had been tried already. I'm really sorry to hear all of this. :sad: Convenia is a third-generation cephalosporin so it has a similar mode of action to Cefpodoxime (Simplicef) which I'm sure you've tried alrea...
by Roxers
Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Odd female odor
Replies: 24
Views: 2461

sydking could you post a picture? You aren't talking about her vulva are you?
by Roxers
Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: chloramphenicol
Replies: 37
Views: 2440

Has your vet talked to you about surgery? There is a surgery called Total Ear Canal Ablation (TECA) that they do on a regular basis here at the university. Basically it just opens up the external ear canal so that air can get down in there better. I don't know all the details, and I think it does af...
by Roxers
Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Inadvertent Training
Replies: 9
Views: 260

When I'm brushing my teeth, Roxy puts herself in her crate because that means I'm either about to leave for school, or it's bedtime. When I get out of the shower and finish getting dressed, she gets all excited because it's breakfast time. She wont even bother getting out of bed until I'm out of the...
by Roxers
Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Too Old to Neuter
Replies: 18
Views: 1636

He will not "miss" them. Yeah, he may notice that they're gone, but that is probably it... just noticing and then oh well! And it will not hurt any more now than it would have when he was a puppy.
by Roxers
Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: my dog ate my sandal HELP
Replies: 4
Views: 691

Watch closely to see if she stops wanting to eat, starts vomiting, or stops having bowel movements. That can indicate that she has a blockage.
by Roxers
Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Max grew another lump, the vet mentioned the C word
Replies: 199
Views: 14275

I'm so sorry. Have you thought about talking with an oncologist? I don't know how much money you are willing to spend, but I am pretty sure that there should be some options with radiation and chemotherapy (which are not as hard on dogs as they are on people). You may not be able to get rid of it al...

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