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by lilangel
Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ligament problem...
Replies: 19
Views: 1926

Re: ligament problem...

Vin, how long did she need to wear the brace? It seems as if the brace would be a non-surgical equivalent to an extra-capsular repair, with the difference being the joint was stabilized externally instead of internally while the scar tissue built up and stabilized the joint. Very interesting. All t...
by lilangel
Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Weird Behavior
Replies: 19
Views: 3874

Re: Weird Behavior

Sorry to hear about Dakota:( If the x-rays are inconclusive, I'd personally approach tug games in a different way from now on. I'd let him run things. I do this with all my dogs all the time. I know they can hang on but I let them dictate how much I tug and I let them win the tug a LOT. Like every f...
by lilangel
Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ligament problem...
Replies: 19
Views: 1926

Re: ligament problem...

Yep. Here is a video of my dog on day 1 in her Orthopets knee brace. She has bi-lateral FULL CCL RUPTURES. The first knee (without the brace) was surgically repaired and bothers her every day, even 3 years later. The braced knee is in great shape so far and she never wears the brace anymore. About 1...
by lilangel
Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: OFA results
Replies: 17
Views: 2381

Re: OFA results

:(

That was a let down if ever there was one. Like Yay Yay Yay Yay Yippee!! Awwwwwwwww :po:

I hope it doesn't bother him any.
by lilangel
Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dashie-Baby has a lump :/
Replies: 55
Views: 4005

Re: Dashie-Baby has a lump :/

Dashie-bubs just had some visitors so he is all tuckered out. My brother in-law and his wife are in town for a visit and Dashie said hi to them and brought out some of his toys for show and tell. They loved him, as everyone does, and I think the feeling was mutual. His incision does not slow him dow...
by lilangel
Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding Raw
Replies: 270
Views: 43316

Re: Feeding Raw

For those who are vegetarian/vegan, how do you get over the 'oh my god, body parts :yucky: ' hump? Hmm. I think compartmentalization, morality, ethics, concern for the environment help us a lot. My wife and I are both vegetarians and we feed raw. Raw food is real food and since we ourselves don't e...
by lilangel
Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dashie-Baby has a lump :/
Replies: 55
Views: 4005

Re: Dashie-Baby has a lump :/

Dashie had quite an afternoon/ evening. We went for our appointment and Dashie was his usual spastic self and loving on everyone. The doc palpated and looked at his lump and was like... "hmmm... if Dashie was my dog I'd take it off... right now." I put Dashie on the scale and he came in at...
by lilangel
Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dashie-Baby has a lump :/
Replies: 55
Views: 4005

Dashie-Baby has a lump :/

Found a hard lump, maybe 1.25 cm on his little elbow last night. Looks like a swollen callus but it isn't. And he's acting funny. It does not feel like it is attached to any deeper tissues yet. Didn't have it a couple of days ago. Going to the vet in a couple of hours. Probably histiocytoma but coul...
by lilangel
Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding Raw
Replies: 270
Views: 43316

Re: Feeding Raw

I saw raw egg mentioned a few times, but what are the benefits of it? I'm still feeding kibble (Evo), and am very happy with it at the moment, but I would like to start adding small things into his diet. cooked whites are better than raw whites, but raw yolk is better than cooked yolk. in an "...
by lilangel
Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding Raw
Replies: 270
Views: 43316

Re: Feeding Raw

PRESSURE COOKING! So... one of our older dogs was in the hospital for 2 whole days with all kinds of tubes and wires sticking out of her and we were so happy to have her home we decided to help her recuperate with some nice cooked chicken! :mmm: Ok, I know this has nothing to do with raw, but it's a...
by lilangel
Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Shelters: ALTER YOUR DOGS before adopting!
Replies: 17
Views: 6876

Re: Shelters: ALTER YOUR DOGS before adopting!

What I would like to know is why more vets don't offer free services to shelters. It's all deductible.
by lilangel
Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Must haves for post-ACL surgery
Replies: 42
Views: 8032

Re: Must haves for post-ACL surgery

And if you are going to opt for surgery then a brace, in addition, will get your dog back on all fours so much faster. You can even have your surgeon make the cast of your dog's leg either right before surgery or while your dog is out. You will have almost no down time and your dog will not suffer t...
by lilangel
Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Must haves for post-ACL surgery
Replies: 42
Views: 8032

Re: Must haves for post-ACL surgery

orthopets brace. are you guys sure you want to opt for surgery for a partial tear on an otherwise undamaged and healthy dog? That just seems really premature to me. I've had dogs with partial tears recover 100% with conservative management. Not only is that free, it is much easier on the dog, less p...
by lilangel
Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding Raw
Replies: 270
Views: 43316

Re: Feeding Raw

Here's my question... No one has mentioned clean up!!! :wow I see a lot of the pictures are outside so that's easy but for the people that feed inside how often do you mop? or sanitize your floor? I feed Acana which I'm very happy with but I'd love to start giving RMBs as a treat... I just know my ...
by lilangel
Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding Raw
Replies: 270
Views: 43316

Re: Feeding Raw

I'm diggin the direction the thread has taken. Glad to see some have ventured into the world of "alternative" traditional feeding. Guinea pigs... that was my next experiment. Cool. I'm checkin out rodentpro.com to compare prices.

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