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by tiva
Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vomiting, staggering, lethary--and my husband waits 12 hours
Replies: 25
Views: 3817

Re: Vomiting, staggering, lethary--and my husband waits 12 h

If it were me I would either fast for 12 or 24 hrs and maybe do like a broth only. Then try a bland diet for a few days (rice cottage cheese and boiled hamburger or chicken) I am kind of surprised they suggested to feed the regular food Me too. I told Frank to fast Vanya for 24 hours and then intro...
by tiva
Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vomiting, staggering, lethary--and my husband waits 12 hours
Replies: 25
Views: 3817

Re: Vomiting, staggering, lethary--and my husband waits 12 h

I'm glad Vanya is feeling better. I would not go by how a dog acts at the vet. When Tess had her kidney infection, she seemed normal to the vet who first saw her. I knew she was a little subdued, but honestly, she was just acting like a normal dog. She wound up hospitalized for 3 days. The adrenali...
by tiva
Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vomiting, staggering, lethary--and my husband waits 12 hours
Replies: 25
Views: 3817

Re: Vomiting, staggering, lethary--and my husband waits 12 h

Update: all seems fine. Frank got to the vet, and Vanya started bouncing around, jumping, screeching (as he always does in new places where there are other dogs). The vet (not our usual vet) took one look as Vanya tried to climb into her lap for kisses, wiggling as hard as ever, and she said "o...
by tiva
Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vomiting, staggering, lethary--and my husband waits 12 hours
Replies: 25
Views: 3817

Re: Vomiting, staggering, lethary--and my husband waits 12 h

Vanya is finally at the vet! Thank heavens. I don't yet have any news, but I asked Frank to make sure the vet does an abdominal x-ray and a blood panel, including tests for tick-borne diseases (V is on frontline, but ticks are abundant here all the same). It's very frustrating being 6 hours away.
by tiva
Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vomiting, staggering, lethary--and my husband waits 12 hours
Replies: 25
Views: 3817

Vomiting, staggering, lethary--and my husband waits 12 hours

My husband just called me to tell me that 15 hours ago, our Vanya (who is staying down at the farm with Frank, my husband) started vomiting and staggering. This was after he ran outside and treed a stray cat who had come onto the farm (so he was very excited). Frank got him to come back to the house...
by tiva
Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:22 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Round Cell Tumor
Replies: 29
Views: 5234

Re: Round Cell Tumor

Great on the surgery! If she seems like she's in a lot of pain, I'd suggest calling your vet to double-check on pain meds and doses. Post-surgery pain can and should be controlled. It probably can't be completely eliminated, but I hope your vet gave you post=surgery pain meds (we've usually been giv...
by tiva
Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:58 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Question about Rimadyl.
Replies: 12
Views: 1740

Re: Question about Rimadyl.

Great! I hope she sees continued improvement.
by tiva
Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Question about Rimadyl.
Replies: 12
Views: 1740

Re: Question about Rimadyl.

NSAIDS like rimadyl can have serious side effects. But if the alternative is pain, I personally feel that forcing a dog to suffer pain is worse than shortening her life a bit. We put our 13 year old Juneau on rimadyl when she developed arthritis pain. It gave her another good year. Then it did lead ...
by tiva
Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Sensitive pads
Replies: 4
Views: 691

Re: Sensitive pads

Tuf-foot works the best for us--it's incredibly effective. We use musher's secret for skijoring in the winter, but it doesn't help with soft pads. Hunters here all seem to love Tuf-foot. http://www.gundogsupply.com/7-95.html
by tiva
Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tiva and Tramadol
Replies: 11
Views: 1673

Re: Tiva and Tramadol

She's gorgeous! I love old ladies, they are the best :D Do you have her on any special supplements, any special diet? Taste of the Wild for food For supplements, she's on a bunch to reduce the chance of another bout of cancer. The vet has her on: l-theanine, Coenzyme Q10, apigenin, omega 3s, curcur...
by tiva
Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pet insurance -impossible with existing problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1911

Re: Pet insurance -impossible with existing problem

Actually, any insurance company will take on your dog with hip dysplasia--they just won't ever cover issues related to hip dysplasia in the future. But they'll cover everything else (skin issues, tick-borne diseases, cancer, ACL tears, intestinal blockages, car accidents, eating a chew toy, parvo, y...
by tiva
Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pet insurance -impossible with existing problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1911

Re: Pet insurance -impossible with existing problem

I pay $160 a year for PetPlan, the highest-ranked insurance (I have the maximum deductible and copay, since I plan to use it just for major issues, not for little stuff). I don't know of any insurance that will cover your pre-existing condition hip dysplasia, but given how high the risk of cancer an...
by tiva
Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tiva and Tramadol
Replies: 11
Views: 1673

Re: Tiva and Tramadol

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0wjUYH0fwQQ/Th-LhuBJU9I/AAAAAAAAB6c/O9YhWqezV_Y/s400/tiva.jpg Here she was in the spring. And here she is playing with Vanya last winter: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FlCGFxId9II/TDdXj9icoGI/AAAAAAAABnk/UxhB53UEH-0/s288/vanyativaplay4.jpg And here she was at...
by tiva
Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tiva and Tramadol
Replies: 11
Views: 1673

Re: Tiva and Tramadol

Have you tried Metacam? I know that none of the nsaids are free of side effects but it is the one multiple vets I have taken Molly to prescribe. It is a liquid so it is much easier to measure exact dosage by weight. I hope Tiva continues to do well without the tramadol. I asked my vet if we should ...
by tiva
Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tiva and Tramadol
Replies: 11
Views: 1673

Tiva and Tramadol

Tiva is nearly 16, and she's a survivor--she's had cancer (MCT) twice, not to mention a bunch of accidents (mostly before we got her). She has arthritis, and the vet has had her on daily tramadol for 5 months (after her last cancer surgery in Feb, when the arthritis began to affect Tiva's mobility, ...

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