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by Kahlie
Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: New rescued brat with severe skin issues
Replies: 27
Views: 3730

Re: New rescued brat with severe skin issues

Thanks for the tips/advice. I'll try the vinegar as well. He was doing ok on the diet but we had a few set backs so started anew. It's winter here to boot still, so salt and snow are major issues. He doesnt get to do walks much. I've tried different methods to make-shift boots that fit, but not with...
by Kahlie
Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: New rescued brat with severe skin issues
Replies: 27
Views: 3730

Re: New rescued brat with severe skin issues

Brain stopped working. I meant "insists on elimination diets" not admonish. Oy
by Kahlie
Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: New rescued brat with severe skin issues
Replies: 27
Views: 3730

Re: New rescued brat with severe skin issues

He's seen the vet at the shelter, one the day I pulled him, one when I got back, and another at the same clinic, but different vet, and a recent (different) vet .... None even recommended blood work - which anything I researched on pododermititis, suggested to do. I had scrapes because that's the on...
by Kahlie
Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: New rescued brat with severe skin issues
Replies: 27
Views: 3730

Re: New rescued brat with severe skin issues

Just thought I'd update on the monkey's condition... He finished his course of 3 wks of cephalexin and saw the vet, was prescribed another 3 weeks of it, as well as Vanectyl-P. Being thick-headed, I brought him to another vet a week after (having not had him on anything in the interim) and she recom...
by Kahlie
Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: B.A.R.F. 101
Replies: 1369
Views: 410588

Re: B.A.R.F. 101

Has anyone ever heard of that line of logic? More bone than meat? How's that nutritious? Could you possibly have misunderstood? Honest question. I'm on a raw group that discusses cats and dogs. I remember reading that cats don't need as MUCH bone as dogs. So maybe they were trying to say that dogs ...
by Kahlie
Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Freaking out
Replies: 41
Views: 5046

Re: Freaking out

Better safe than sorry.
Fingers crossed it's nothing and you won't be needing their services after tomorrow!
:hug: to you both. (especially you, lol)
by Kahlie
Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: B.A.R.F. 101
Replies: 1369
Views: 410588

Re: B.A.R.F. 101

I have a question to the raw gurus... This has been bugging me for some time... I was recently argued against the general prey-model diet, by someone who dispenses raw diet advice for a living... It was suggested that dogs require far greater bone-to-meat ratio than cats. Being that dogs are not car...
by Kahlie
Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: percent of breed with skin problems?
Replies: 11
Views: 1507

Re: percent of breed with skin problems?

Well, of my 4, two of whom I'll say are clear mixes, while the other two are less evidently so (but then who knows, 3 are rescues and one is from byb) - of 4, two have pretty bad skin issues (one extremely so). My friend has a rescue as well, and her's is allergic to chicken, and it shows in skin is...
by Kahlie
Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: RAW diets and proper nutrition?
Replies: 48
Views: 5216

Re: RAW diets and proper nutrition?

I know I'm late to this thread, but I wanted to chime in... Having seen dogs that were fed "raw" - as in grocery store packaged, on-sale chicken drumsticks, for years, and surviving (and not being sick, emaciated, or otherwise "ill") - I'd be hard-pressed to think there's in any ...
by Kahlie
Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: New rescued brat with severe skin issues
Replies: 27
Views: 3730

Re: New rescued brat with severe skin issues

Thanks so much Sharon! I'll send Michelle a PM, see if she can weigh in. I'd love links, whenever you're able :) Right now he has about 4 days left on cephalexin and not sure where to go after that. I'd like to get him neutered asap assuming he's well enough, and then do a biopsy while he's under, m...
by Kahlie
Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: New rescued brat with severe skin issues
Replies: 27
Views: 3730

Re: New rescued brat with severe skin issues

No one has seen swollen feet like this due to skin conditions?
by Kahlie
Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Metacam...thoughts and experiences please (long...sorry)
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Re: Metacam...thoughts and experiences please (long...sorry)

I'm not sure what the story is about the kennel/rescue and the vet, but if the girls are your dogs, I'd be inclined to go with my gut, as owner (and as the one who sees the effects more closely than others could). In terms of personal experience, I've never had a dog on metacam for consistent, daily...
by Kahlie
Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: New rescued brat with severe skin issues
Replies: 27
Views: 3730

Re: New rescued brat with severe skin issues

Thanks for the recommendations. A vet once told me to use white sugar on an open, and infected wound to both absorb the infection and heal the wound. It worked beautifully. At this point it appears vets have nothing to offer but a slew of expensive tests or overly hard-on-the-system meds (not referr...
by Kahlie
Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:45 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: New rescued brat with severe skin issues
Replies: 27
Views: 3730

Re: New rescued brat with severe skin issues

Thanks for the tips! After the first week of getting him, I was able to broaden my range of remedies to include not just raw meat but to add frozen beef tripe to his diet as well as cod liver oil. I'm trying to also limit to one other protein source which is turkey, buy admittedly I occasionally goo...
by Kahlie
Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:32 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: A Hell of a Week for Cats
Replies: 17
Views: 1733

Re: A Hell of a Week for Cats

Eek! What a week indeed! Glad everyone's on the mend, but I am truly sorry you had to go through all of that :( The canines in the home are all on raw, but my cats alternate between raw and canned, much to their chagrin. I assure you they vehemently protest not getting kibble, but after the experien...

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