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by IloveBlu
Fri May 13, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: And suddenly she was just a gassy mess.
Replies: 6
Views: 1240

Re: And suddenly she was just a gassy mess.

Is she getting a different ratio than before? Sounds like more NB? I don't know, Blu is super sensitive so if this was him, and nothing had changed food or med-wise, I'd assume he ate a tainted twig/odd blade of grass/gulped a polluted breath of air or something. Unless of course it doesn't resolve ...
by IloveBlu
Fri May 13, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Kelp as a probiotic?
Replies: 13
Views: 1779

Re: Kelp as a probiotic?

I'm not sure why this surprises me or anyone since this is my dog we're talking about, but I think Blu has a problem with dairy. So, yogurt is out. I didn't realize the slippery elm was just for acute cases, but maybe I should get some to keep on hand for when he has one of his diarrhea flares. Whil...
by IloveBlu
Thu May 12, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Kelp as a probiotic?
Replies: 13
Views: 1779

Re: Kelp as a probiotic?

What about slippery elm?
by IloveBlu
Thu May 12, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Kelp as a probiotic?
Replies: 13
Views: 1779

Kelp as a probiotic?

I'm looking for an alternative probiotic for Blu. We just ran out of Iams Prostora Max and it's quite expensive and IMO, not that great. In the past, I've used Honest Kitchen and am considering that again. At one time, I was using Plant Essentials Digestive Enzymes but his bloodwork went through the...
by IloveBlu
Fri May 06, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Anxiety and Itching
Replies: 19
Views: 2611

Re: Anxiety and Itching

Poor thing:( Blu is on EOD Atopica, too, plus Zyrtec. He started immunotherapy on March 23 so we're waiting to see how that (hopefully) helps him. So far it's not made him worse. As soon as the weather warmed up on the east coast, he flared again with anal gland issues and ear itching/yeast. The der...
by IloveBlu
Mon May 02, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Barking at children with balls, on bikes/scooters
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Barking at children with balls, on bikes/scooters

Blu is beginning to bark/lunge at children on bikes, scooters, and those with balls or toys on walks. This has taken me completely by surprise as he has always been good with children in our home, and it's really embarrassing. The kids parents look at me like my dog wants to eat their babies for des...
by IloveBlu
Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Chicken fat and chicken allergies
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Chicken fat and chicken allergies

I've heard mixed things about this.

If a dog is allergic to chicken, will chicken fat cause a problem?
by IloveBlu
Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Kibble storage
Replies: 14
Views: 2190

Re: Kibble storage

What I'm wondering is if keeping it in the bag would further protect it from forming mites (less air).
by IloveBlu
Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: New rescued brat with severe skin issues
Replies: 27
Views: 4531

Re: New rescued brat with severe skin issues

Also, if you are having that much trouble kicking this infection, I think you need a culture/sensitivity test to see identify the bacteria that's growing. You may be giving him abx that his bacteria is resistant to (problem we had with Blu until we went to derm).
by IloveBlu
Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: New rescued brat with severe skin issues
Replies: 27
Views: 4531

Re: New rescued brat with severe skin issues

Blu had allergy testing on March 23 and we started his shots the next day. Honestly I do see some level of improvement. However I was told to wait 3-4 months to judge it truly. Some dogs may take a year. My advice to you is to go to a dermatologist who does interdermal skin testing. It will be more ...
by IloveBlu
Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Kibble storage
Replies: 14
Views: 2190

Kibble storage

For those of you that use food storage containers to keep the kibble, do you pour the whole bag of kibble directly into the container, or do you store the bag inside the container? Blu has a severe storage mite allergy so trying to use the best option for this (besides not using kibble at all). Than...
by IloveBlu
Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Roscoe's home from his knee surgery
Replies: 9
Views: 1454

Re: Roscoe's home from his knee surgery

Yay! What kind did he have? That's great that you got him back the same day!
I''ll be following his recovery as Blu will likely have knee surgery this summer and I'm terribly nervous over it.
by IloveBlu
Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: So...I'm freaking out....again
Replies: 37
Views: 3888

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: 2262

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: 2222

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.

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