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by pacopoe
Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Please think of her
Replies: 235
Views: 19003

Re: Please think of her

Oh man, just reading all this. You are both in my thoughts. I'm here for you however you need, and hoping she can pull through this scary time :hug:
by pacopoe
Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Button will soon have no front teeth
Replies: 21
Views: 1979

Re: Button will soon have no front teeth

If it's any consolation, Xdog manages just fine with just a handful of teeth, and she can't blame any traumatic experiences during her youth on it lol
by pacopoe
Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Doc's at the vet
Replies: 99
Views: 6208

Re: Doc's at the vet

Ugh :pray :pray :pray
by pacopoe
Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Doc's at the vet
Replies: 99
Views: 6208

Re: Doc's at the vet

Hope you get some good news today... :hug:
by pacopoe
Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Psychomotor/behavioral seizures
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Psychomotor/behavioral seizures

I had a dog, Ajax, that developed epilepsy at age 2. I am certainly not a medical expert, but from what I remember about seizures is that they generally follow no rhyme or reason and are a diagnosis of exclusion. They can develop at any age and vary in intensity and symptoms. If it is something that...
by pacopoe
Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Picking a vet?
Replies: 23
Views: 1926

Re: Picking a vet?

I like a vet who gives lots of options, not just one recourse. I also tend to prefer vets who don't go 100% by the book and have explored/prescribed alternative forms of medicine. I have several area vets that I like and, depending on the problem, I'll select one over the other. There's one who is a...
by pacopoe
Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: RAW food
Replies: 37
Views: 2478

Re: RAW food

One of her dogs is a very large mastiff so yours won't be eating quite as much ;) General rule of thumb is the dog eats 1%-2% of body weight/day, so a 50 lb dog would eat around 1 lb of food/day depending on growth and activity. If you get a large freezer (they pop up all the time on craigslist for ...
by pacopoe
Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: RAW food
Replies: 37
Views: 2478

Re: RAW food

If he's vomiting yellow bile in the morning it could just be that his stomach is empty. That's pretty common, but take note and make sure there are no chunks of things his body is actually trying to expel, like bits of bone. Good luck with the raw. I've been feeding raw for years now and the differe...
by pacopoe
Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Raccoon fight .. help please
Replies: 61
Views: 5124

Re: Raccoon fight .. help please

I would worry less about the vacc's and more about infection. A friend's dogs scuffled with a raccoon a few months ago. Despite peroxide initially and *several* baths (my friend is uber-paranoid about her dogs), one wound created a swelled leg and a course of antibiotics. Better safe than sorry, wil...
by pacopoe
Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ACL Issues?
Replies: 14
Views: 1932

Re: ACL Issues?

If you suspect a cruciate tear then 2 weeks of restricted exercise is not going to do much if anything except maybe lower inflammation. The tear will never heal unless maybe you use stem cell therapy which is still a maybe. The body needs time to build scar tissue around the knee to support the tor...
by pacopoe
Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: TPLO SUCCESS STORIES
Replies: 24
Views: 4481

Re: TPLO SUCCESS STORIES

I prefer to consider that the ccl rupture of the second knee is very often the result of extra wear and tear effect of that knee due to the affected knee. A dog compensating for a blown ccl puts a lot more weight onto the good ccl. In this same school of thought, then three legged dogs would be blo...
by pacopoe
Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: TPLO SUCCESS STORIES
Replies: 24
Views: 4481

Re: TPLO SUCCESS STORIES

Also not a great resource here as Paco died within a year of having his TPLO. We did a bilateral TPLO and I'd been doing two years of conservative management previous to his fully blowing both knees. He did make somewhat of a full recovery. I, too, did a fairly slow recovery time as I did not want t...
by pacopoe
Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:55 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tess is sick
Replies: 53
Views: 3732

Re: Tess is sick

Sending healing thoughts...
by pacopoe
Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Heat stroke...
Replies: 94
Views: 5805

Re: Heat stroke...

Just reading the news now, so sorry for your loss :hug: Do not beat yourself up, there is a reason why these things are called "accidents." Perhaps if something could be made a sticky in Sheila's honor it would be triage care for a dog who is found when overheating. Obviously they should b...

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