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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: 1245

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
Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Good quality orthopedic bed?
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Re: Good quality orthopedic bed?

I guess I just envision him as being so fragile after the surgery, I would want to risk him getting hurt in our bed. I have been known to accidentally kick him in my sleep and I've woken up to his entire body under my fiance's legs on more than one occasion. Also, once in a blue moon he will jump of...
by IloveBlu
Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Good quality orthopedic bed?
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Re: Good quality orthopedic bed?

she slept on your bed even after surgery?

I can see visions of myself sleeping in a sleeping bag in an xpen now. He's so not used to isolation.
by IloveBlu
Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Cephalexin?
Replies: 3
Views: 690

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
Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Good quality orthopedic bed?
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Good quality orthopedic bed?

Blu is getting older (will be six next month :eek: ), has some arthritis and will be having orthopedic surgery soon. So, I want to get him a comfy supportive bed since he can't jump on couches/beds after his surgery. I would like to use it in and out of his crate. Right now, he has a Costco bed that...
by IloveBlu
Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Must haves for post-ACL surgery
Replies: 42
Views: 9100

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: 9100

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: 9100

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: 793

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: 793

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: 2240

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...
by IloveBlu
Sun May 29, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Non Specific Environmental allergies?
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Re: Non Specific Environmental allergies?

Bathing and ketaconozal is the only thing that really works if Blu has a raging yeast infection. I use this shampoo http://www.amazon.com/Virbac-Pyoben-Shampoo-16oz/dp/B000F3SCCK" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. However, he usually has a staph component as well if things are that bad....
by IloveBlu
Sat May 28, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Allergies?
Replies: 11
Views: 1208

Re: Allergies?

It's not common for dogs to experience allergies with the coughing/sneezing that humans do, but it is possible. Blu develops a cough every ragweed season.
by IloveBlu
Sun May 15, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Kelp as a probiotic?
Replies: 13
Views: 1775

Re: Kelp as a probiotic?

I've shyed away from the Fortiflora because of the animal digest in it. I am going to order some Honest Kitchen perfect form and see how he does with that addition. In the meantime, I have some aciophilis pearls in the refrigerator. Do you think I can give him one of those? Can they overdose on acid...
by IloveBlu
Sat May 14, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Kelp as a probiotic?
Replies: 13
Views: 1775

Re: Kelp as a probiotic?

I've been doing some research and never thought probiotics could be so confusing. Apparently, there's digestive enzymes, prebiotics and probiotics. WTH is the difference? I think acidophillus would be good for Blu, especially since he struggles with yeast and I can't give him yogurt. Does anyone kno...

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