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by IloveBlu
Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pyoderma, antibiotics, only itching at night??
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: Pyoderma, antibiotics, only itching at night??

It sounds like she has underlying allergies. It is common for allergic pets to itch more at night and early in the morning, according to Blu's derm. It could be something she's reacting to where she's sleeping as well....what is she sleeping on? Did your vet recommend any benadryl, antihistamines or...
by IloveBlu
Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Sigh...another skin infection
Replies: 52
Views: 6293

Re: Sigh...another skin infection

Try to get her as comfortable as possible until you see the specialist. Did the specialist come recommended from someone you trust? At this point, I'm sure she needs antibiotics to get over this. Even a dog whose immune system was not compromised would need drugs to kick this kind of infection. The ...
by IloveBlu
Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Sigh...another skin infection
Replies: 52
Views: 6293

Re: Sigh...another skin infection

Also, for the infection, this topical came highly recommeded from someone on here and the derm: http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=vetericyn+vf&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1467&bih=692&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=17505564635106760604&sa=X&ei=UEEvTpi7...
by IloveBlu
Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Sigh...another skin infection
Replies: 52
Views: 6293

Re: Sigh...another skin infection

Good luck at the derm. That poor girl. I took Blu for the first time in January to the specialist when he was in the middle of an infection he just couldn't kick. She scraped the skin to see what the bacteria was....have you ever done that with Cherry? Turns out his infection was not sensitive to th...
by IloveBlu
Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Must haves for post-ACL surgery
Replies: 42
Views: 8079

Re: Must haves for post-ACL surgery

I'm starting to get cold feet about this doctor. We're taking Blu for a second opinion on Wednesday.
by IloveBlu
Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Blu ate a bite of grass that had the pesticide tag on it
Replies: 5
Views: 1122

Re: Blu ate a bite of grass that had the pesticide tag on it

Well, I did knock on the poor lady's door. And they treated it yesterday morning, but hadn't watered it yet. So I comforted myself with the fact that it hadn't soaked in yet. :oops: I called the e-vet back and they still said just watch him. So, I am and so far everything's okay. I did wipe him down...
by IloveBlu
Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Blu ate a bite of grass that had the pesticide tag on it
Replies: 5
Views: 1122

Re: Blu ate a bite of grass that had the pesticide tag on it

I called the e-vet and they said to just watch him and bring him at the first sign of odd behavior. Also, they said to knock on the door of the people that own the house and ask them how long ago it was treated. Ugh. I'm not sure if I'm going to go that far.
by IloveBlu
Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Blu ate a bite of grass that had the pesticide tag on it
Replies: 5
Views: 1122

Blu ate a bite of grass that had the pesticide tag on it

It wasn't my house and I have no idea how long ago it was treated. It was just a bite that he snagged before I caught him.

Should I call the e-vet? Induce vomiting? How serious can it be for a 50lb dog?
by IloveBlu
Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Cephalexin?
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: Cephalexin?

Congratulations on your new pup! Blu had kennel cough when we brought him home, too. Actually, he didn't show any symptoms until he was home. He was sent home on Cephelxin as well, I believe. He hacked up white flem for a while, mostly when he got excited or pulled on his leash. I would say 2-3 week...
by IloveBlu
Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Must haves for post-ACL surgery
Replies: 42
Views: 8079

Re: Must haves for post-ACL surgery

Thanks everyone. We are ordering a Marri's lead from Ella's lead and I think I will order that Ginger Lead I posted above for the harness. I don't think you can use a hands-free leash with a back-end supporter harness, can you? If not, is it okay to have him walking on a regular leash with no harnes...
by IloveBlu
Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Must haves for post-ACL surgery
Replies: 42
Views: 8079

Re: Must haves for post-ACL surgery

Thank you so much. I've called his surgeon and asked those questions. I will buy an xpen. I've been meaning to buy an orthopedic bed for a while...any suggestions? Also, the surgeon recommended this: http://www.gingerlead.com/buy-dog-sling.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Does that...
by IloveBlu
Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Must haves for post-ACL surgery
Replies: 42
Views: 8079

Must haves for post-ACL surgery

My baby is getting operated on next month. :crybaby: He was diagnosed with a partially torn cruciate in March and because of my work schedule, finances and the spring (his worst allergy season), we decided to wait until the end of August. He'll be having a TTA, unless I change my mind and opt to go ...
by IloveBlu
Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Anal gland question
Replies: 3
Views: 680

Re: Anal gland question

Last month was actually the first time we expressed them and the vet said one had a mild infection. Previously, I'd notice him licking there but just though it was his allergies. He's on antibiotics now so I doubt he has an infection. I read that expressing them too much can be bad for them....causi...
by IloveBlu
Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Anal gland question
Replies: 3
Views: 680

Anal gland question

If a dog is smelly and licking at his anal glands, does it mean for sure they're impacted? Or could they just be irritated?

Blu had his anal glands expressed last month, and he just started being fishy smelling and licky again. Is it normal for them to fill up so quickly?
by IloveBlu
Mon May 30, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Need help deciding on CCL surgery: what would you do?
Replies: 14
Views: 1910

Re: Need help deciding on CCL surgery: what would you do?

So we've decided on a TTA at the end of this summer. Blu has been doing fine, just keeping a close eye on him but not really restricting him (he's not exactly high energy enough to restrict). HOWEVER, last night he began favoring his FRONT, OPPOSITE leg from the known cruciate injured leg. He is rel...

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