Search found 452 matches

by Melody
Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Temporary Blindness? A seizure?
Replies: 21
Views: 2110

Re: Temporary Blindness? A seizure?

Here's a link that better explains the disease and its manifestations... hypothyroidism is one of the most OVERdiagnosed diseases in canines, because its too easy to read the results without understanding the full manifestations of the disease. http://www.VeterinaryPartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S...
by Melody
Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Temporary Blindness? A seizure?
Replies: 21
Views: 2110

Re: Temporary Blindness? A seizure?

I do not see a TSH level on the results. Her T4 is 0.6 - she was very stressed out at the visit, especially when they brought her in the back for the blood draw.
by Melody
Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Temporary Blindness? A seizure?
Replies: 21
Views: 2110

Re: Temporary Blindness? A seizure?

Ok the bloodwork they did (thankfully I got a copy of the results...) is "IDEXX Total HealthT Plus-Standard CB": Chem 27 T4 CBC Standard I'd be lying if I said I knew what I was looking at with these results. I just look to keep copies of everything, for my records. I'll keep her on the So...
by Melody
Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Temporary Blindness? A seizure?
Replies: 21
Views: 2110

Re: Temporary Blindness? A seizure?

I don't know anything about the holistic stuff, but regular thyroid medication is really inexpensive and effective. It's $18 for a months worth of Soloxin, which is what we're getting today. Cost isn't an issue here with the meds, but more what is better for her system. I'll always prefer holistic ...
by Melody
Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Temporary Blindness? A seizure?
Replies: 21
Views: 2110

Re: Temporary Blindness? A seizure?

Thanks nsbullylover. Has anyone used this, or heard anything about it? I am all about herbal/holistic remedies for my pets. http://www.holisticpetinfo.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Thyro-Pet" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Thyro-Pet by PetAlive Thyro-Pet by PetAlive treats causes and sympto...
by Melody
Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Temporary Blindness? A seizure?
Replies: 21
Views: 2110

Re: Temporary Blindness? A seizure?

BrokenAquarian wrote:How much does an MRI usually cost? I've never had one done.


Vet couldn't give me a true idea, since they don't have one at the office. But she did say it was 'thousands'. The closest place here that does them is NC State.
by Melody
Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Temporary Blindness? A seizure?
Replies: 21
Views: 2110

Re: Temporary Blindness? A seizure?

Thanks everyone. I'll check out those links in a bit. Vet just called with the bloodwork results. She has low thyroid levels, so she'll start meds for hypothyroidism tonight. Vet said the hypothyroid may or may not have caused the seizure. I do wish I could afford the MRI, and perhaps we can in the ...
by Melody
Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Temporary Blindness? A seizure?
Replies: 21
Views: 2110

Re: Temporary Blindness? A seizure?

Ok. Back from the vet. She found that Maui shows some pain/weakness in L10 & L11 (probably has nothing to do with the episode this past weekend, maybe arthritis?) and she was slow on her proprioception test (sorry if thats spelled wrong, it's where her back feet are flipped over and she has to c...
by Melody
Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Shots...
Replies: 18
Views: 1408

Re: Shots...

How I would treat my rescue dogs: Diggy: One DA2PP vaccine, 3 year rabies, and bordetella Duke: Two DA2PP vaccines 2-3 weeks apart, 1 year rabies, and bordetella Sue: Two DA2PP vaccines 2-3 weeks apart, 1 year rabies, and bordetella I say 1 year rabies for the younger two, since you don't know if Su...
by Melody
Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Temporary Blindness? A seizure?
Replies: 21
Views: 2110

Re: Temporary Blindness? A seizure?

Thank you so much. It was so scary to watch. This dog is my life. I felt so helpless watching her. Such a terrible feeling.
by Melody
Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Temporary Blindness? A seizure?
Replies: 21
Views: 2110

Temporary Blindness? A seizure?

Hey everyone. I wanted to get some opinions on what happened with Maui this past Saturday night. Before anyone flips a lid, I was in contact with my friend (the head tech at my vet office) during the whole ordeal and we have an appointment with our new vet today. A little background...Maui is a fema...
by Melody
Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Tricolor Girl Needs Home!
Replies: 29
Views: 6604

Re: Tricolor Girl Needs Home!

Trinity was transferred to another rescue since her foster home was leaving (she's a teacher, travels during the summer), and I had nowhere for her to go. The rescuer is a dear friend, and may already have placement for her! I only have Peanut left now, and have two really good applications on her. ...
by Melody
Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Tricolor Girl Needs Home!
Replies: 29
Views: 6604

Re: Tricolor Girl Needs Home!

Still here and not a single application. :sad:

Going on 8 months now.
by Melody
Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Ethical Bully Breed Rescue
Replies: 8
Views: 2340

Re: Ethical Bully Breed Rescue

PM Sent.
by Melody
Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Tricolor Girl Needs Home!
Replies: 29
Views: 6604

Re: Tricolor Girl Needs Home!

Thanks Amy, she's really a gorgeous girl. I just adore her. Still nothing. :( Blows my mind!!

Go to advanced search