Search found 395 matches

by IloveBlu
Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: So...I'm freaking out....again
Replies: 37
Views: 3059

Re: So...I'm freaking out....again

These are very similar to Blu's symtpons. See my thread above. I was in completely ACL denial for several days - and still am sometimes.

Still totally possible that's it's not an ACl so don't panic 100% until she's examined.

Thinking good thoughts.
by IloveBlu
Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Need help deciding on CCL surgery: what would you do?
Replies: 14
Views: 1908

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

Thanks. He just started Glyco Flex 3 and he takes 2,000mg of fish oil a day. He was lean to begin with and when this incident happened, I decreased his intake a tad more. He's at 47lbs now and I think we're as low as we can go given his build. He's not taking any anti inflammatories anymore. He took...
by IloveBlu
Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding an overweight dog
Replies: 15
Views: 2033

Re: Feeding an overweight dog

Well, like I said, I'm a poor judge of weight on a dog. I can tell that her build is not that big, though, and she is certainly carrying too much weight. She is actually shorter length-wise than Blu but has a wider chest.

So far she'll eat apples but no veggies. I told them to keep experimenting.
by IloveBlu
Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding an overweight dog
Replies: 15
Views: 2033

Re: Feeding an overweight dog

3 cups is for 50lbs and I *think* she should be around 55 or 60. I told them to see how she's looking in two weeks. Why would the dog starve losing weight on higher calorie kibble? She would still be getting the same amount of calories, just less amount of kibble. I actually suggested the Fromm food...
by IloveBlu
Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding an overweight dog
Replies: 15
Views: 2033

Re: Feeding an overweight dog

She can't lose it too quickly though, right? I thought 3 cups was too little, but like I said Blu has always been lean and has always needed the higher end of "recommended amounts" to maintain his weight. They just bought a black kong for stuffing/freezing and a kong wobbler for kibble so ...
by IloveBlu
Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Need help deciding on CCL surgery: what would you do?
Replies: 14
Views: 1908

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

Thanks everyone. We will be waiting until the summer. This is so hard. He is walking normally on it on no pain meds or antiinflammatories...do you think he should be on them? The surgeon didn't mention anything but maybe I will call and ask. He does not exhibit any signs of pain....but he never did....
by IloveBlu
Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding an overweight dog
Replies: 15
Views: 2033

Feeding an overweight dog

Our friends just adopted an overweight but super cute and sweet adult female pitbull. She weighs 72lbs and I would say she needs to lose at least 10lbs. I really have no experience with overweight dogs so I wanted to check in with PBFers since they've been asking me about how much to feed her. They ...
by IloveBlu
Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Need help deciding on CCL surgery: what would you do?
Replies: 14
Views: 1908

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

So, the surgeon confirmed yesterday that Blu has a partial cruciate tear in his left knee. We are pretty sure we will operate on it. The surgeon I consulted with does the traditional rubberband (extracapsular?) and the TTA. She does not do the TPLO. I received a quote for the TTA and felt confident ...
by IloveBlu
Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ? bad knee
Replies: 22
Views: 1816

Re: ? bad knee

Adrienne, may I ask why you opted against surgery? I'm having to decide what to do about Blu's cruciate tear so I'm just curious.

Sorry to hijack.
by IloveBlu
Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pet Insurance
Replies: 109
Views: 80946

Re: Pet Insurance

I've been really struggling with this lately. Should I get insurance, or just put the money aside each month in a separate account? I would only sure Blu (not the cats). He'll be six this year. He has terrible atopy and skin issues. I always though we couldn't insure him because his allergies would ...
by IloveBlu
Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Joint Supplements
Replies: 18
Views: 2524

Re: Joint Supplements

Thanks. I ordered Glyco Flex III a few days ago. Should be here soon. Has anyone used traumeel?
by IloveBlu
Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Knee injury!?!
Replies: 9
Views: 1140

Re: Knee injury!?!

Does anyone have a reccommendation for an orthopedic surgeon in NJ? I know of Garden State and Red Bank, but was hoping for some personal reccs. My baby is still hobbling :crybaby:
by IloveBlu
Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Knee injury!?!
Replies: 9
Views: 1140

Re: Knee injury!?!

Yes, he was awake for the exam and the xrays, actually.
by IloveBlu
Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Joint Supplements
Replies: 18
Views: 2524

Re: Joint Supplements

I guess Dasuquin and Glycoflex are the two major considerations.....any one recommend one over the other?
by IloveBlu
Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Knee injury!?!
Replies: 9
Views: 1140

Re: Knee injury!?!

The consult fee is probably doable right now but the surgery would not be. I've been trying hard to restrict his activity but it's really hard. The vet mentioned he needed anti-inflammatories but couldn't prescribe them until he spoke to the derm because we are scheduled for allergy testing on Tuesd...

Go to advanced search