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by BaltimoreBully
Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: How to decide?
Replies: 54
Views: 3804

what pain meds is she on? have you tried tramadol in conjunction with an NSAID? if you get a script, it's one of the $4 generics at walmart/target. i think i'd try that before giving up She has been on Tramadol 2x day for just over a year with Deramaxx 1x daily (been on the nsaids for over 3 years ...
by BaltimoreBully
Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: How to decide?
Replies: 54
Views: 3804

Thanks everyone. I have looked into acupuncture and i hate to say this but i just can't afford it right now. I have poured so much money into this dog from her knee surgeries and skin issues to meds for both and swimming/rehab and if I had any $ now I would do it in a heartbeat again. We've been doi...
by BaltimoreBully
Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: How to decide?
Replies: 54
Views: 3804

Oh I forgot to mention that my regular vet who is very conventional said there isn't really much more he can think of to try except keeping her on the nsaids and adding in steroids at the same time which he was very honest in saying (and I already knew) that it will hopefully control her pain but ul...
by BaltimoreBully
Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: How to decide?
Replies: 54
Views: 3804

She just turned 7 in Sept. which I know is young. She has had surgery on both knees, has severe arthritis in both of them (they sound like rice krispies as she walks and you can feel the bones grinding if you put your hand over either knee) and has had arthritis in her elbows for about a year and 1/...
by BaltimoreBully
Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: How to decide?
Replies: 54
Views: 3804

How to decide?

We all know the APBT is generally a very stoic breed. When you have a dog that has chronic pain from things like arthritis how do you decide that enough is enough? If you had a dog that is on multiple pain meds (and has been on at least 1 pain med for over 3 1/2 years), cushy beds and restricted/con...
by BaltimoreBully
Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Daddie needs a home!!
Replies: 30
Views: 4154

All fingers, toes and paws crossed here, hoping it goes well!
by BaltimoreBully
Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Eve is limping. Suggestions?
Replies: 86
Views: 6491

From the way you described her limp as "dropping her shoulder" I would be thinking about pain higher up then the toe. Did the vet palpate the elbow and shoulder? I would definitely try the cosequin but remember it can take up to 6-8 weeks for it to really have an effect. If
by BaltimoreBully
Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Daddie needs a home!!
Replies: 30
Views: 4154

Bumping for Daddy who STILL needs a home! He is such a wonderful dog and has great manners. He's been on tv several times now and was also in a photo shoot to promote a fundraiser for a shelter (with a yappy chihuahua in his face). PLease let Aja knopw if you can help him out. I'll even help transpo...
by BaltimoreBully
Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Roscoe's limping
Replies: 9
Views: 684

If it doesn't go away after a lay off from the exercise then perhaps consider having his elbows x-rayed. It's not as common as HD but dogs do get eldow dysplasia that can cause pain/limping. Most likely though it is Pano as Sarah suggessted.
by BaltimoreBully
Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: snoring pups
Replies: 11
Views: 959

Jezzy snores really badly and most of the time she likes to sleep with her face burried under her front paws and a pile of blankets. Makes me wonder how she can get any air at all.
by BaltimoreBully
Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: When to give a puppy/dog water?
Replies: 15
Views: 1406

It's something that has taken some time to form an opinion on for me. I used to crate Jezzy for 6-8 hours a day w/o water, she was fine with it but since then I've met multiple dogs working at the shelter that had not had adequate water and I saw thier behavior around a water bowl. A Dobe that I rec...
by BaltimoreBully
Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: When to give a puppy/dog water?
Replies: 15
Views: 1406

I don't - but that is my personal feeling. I know lots of people crate without water while they are at work. I tend to provide either a small flat backed bucket 1/2 full attached to the door or if the dog can figure it out, a water bottle made for dogs.
by BaltimoreBully
Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Drinking and Peeing
Replies: 6
Views: 686

How old is Rod? It's probably a good idea to have a UA done at the least and maybe bloodwork depending on his age. Excessive thirst and excessive urination could be signs of a medical issue. Do you normally restrict access to water? Dogs that do not have free access to water most of the time tend to...
by BaltimoreBully
Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: When to give a puppy/dog water?
Replies: 15
Views: 1406

Puppies (and most adults too) should always have free access to fresh water. Yes, it does make them little pee machines but the adverse effects of with holding water are far worse including dehydration, obsession with drinking when it's finally available which can in turn cause them to vomit water o...
by BaltimoreBully
Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: More weight loss. I'm loosing it...
Replies: 20
Views: 1229

How much liver is he eating? I know liver is good for anemia but it is an organ and can cause diarrhea, especially early on in starting a raw diet. I do not feed any veggies (but I know that a lot of people do) and I didn't start giving any organ meat until my dogs were eating raw for about 2 1/2 mo...

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