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by XDogs
Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tess is sick
Replies: 53
Views: 3612

Re: Tess is sick

Was suspicious about pyo, but figured they ruled it out via radiographs (since she had no discharge). Glad she is home to put Pirate into place before she has to get some more fluids. Fact that CREA returned to normal would make me think that the kidney values were just high due to dehydration. .. y...
by XDogs
Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tess is sick
Replies: 53
Views: 3612

Re: Tess is sick

I am glad she is feeling better. Hydration can do that for you ;) I was wondering about Lepto (hence the snuffling around question, as it is carried in urine and usually by rats), but the lack of jaundice didn't fit. I assume they sent out labwork to look for the organisms? Only way to confirm.. and...
by XDogs
Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tess is sick
Replies: 53
Views: 3612

Re: Tess is sick

Did she get any unusual treats at the trial? Or did she snuffle around in any water puddles around the barn.. which brings up.. which trial site was it? Don't they have a minimal amount of bloodwork they can run in house?
by XDogs
Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Banfield Insurance Q ?
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: Banfield Insurance Q ?

No, I don't have it set up for my pets.. but I can tell you a con: They are not open 24 hours to take care of the emergencies that happen outside of their office hours. And unfortunately, a LOT of the emergencies, where you HAVE to take them in NOW, are not cheap. Working the ER hours for our hospit...
by XDogs
Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Severely obese lab...
Replies: 70
Views: 4411

Re: Severely obese lab...

How many people and pets does he live with, currently? And are all people in the family on board with this? I would certainly continue to look at medical causes, but owner compliance can be the worst culprit. My personal story about that: My oldest girl has been living with a co-worker and her daugh...
by XDogs
Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Next best kibble to Canidae?
Replies: 25
Views: 2621

Used to feed Canidea for about 4 years before the new formulation came about.. almost all of my dogs started having soft stools and after 1 1/2 months of giving it time to adjust, I still saw soft stools. I have switched to Taste of the Wild and it fixed the soft stools almost overnight.
by XDogs
Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:25 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Is my vet over charging me?
Replies: 50
Views: 4290

Any vaccines given at 6 weeks of age are pretty much destroyed by the mother's antibodies the pup ingested during the first 24 hours of nursing (collostrum). Hence, you re-vaccinate at 8 weeks... at which point, the mom's antibodies are beginning to wane. You then re-vaccinate every 3 - 4 weeks unti...
by XDogs
Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Is my vet over charging me?
Replies: 50
Views: 4290

I have a concern unrelated to the cost... getting a Distemper-combo booster two weeks after the first visit is not following the vaccine protocol all that well. Boosters should be given within 3 - 4 weeks from each other. If not, you are not getting as well an immune response from the body, as it wi...
by XDogs
Tue May 27, 2008 1:23 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Couple of General Pitbull questions...
Replies: 9
Views: 755

I was pretty docile until I ate my first Hamburger.. now I have a constant urge to commit arson and eat the people inside the house after the fire has been extinguished...
;)
by XDogs
Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:08 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Rimadyl
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Have they told you what her ideal weight would be? Personally, screw the weight-control diets and simply feed less. If you want to add bulk and fiber, add canned low sodium string beans to her bowl of food. Cut the food by 1/4 the amount she is eating at the moment until weightloss plateaues and the...
by XDogs
Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:26 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Anyone experienced with abscesses on cats? (or dogs)
Replies: 15
Views: 2001

Prednisone does not fight infection. It prevents the body from fighting infection.. last thing you would want.
by XDogs
Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Emergency Vet in South King County, Washington
Replies: 3
Views: 285

... that is your best bet, short of going to the Tacoma ER hospital on Durango. I can not recommend Auburn from (many) past experiences.
I actually used to work at 5C up to 4 years ago.
by XDogs
Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:19 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pain Meds and Spay/Neuter
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Pain management has historically been ignored in pets. I guess it's the theory of: if they don't scream, they must not be hurting. Cheapo vets will continue to do it because price-shoppers are willing to do it to their pets. Recovery after abdominal surgery is much faster with pain meds on board. Th...
by XDogs
Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Misalinged tooth
Replies: 4
Views: 358

The condition your are describing is referred to as "base narrow mandible". The lower jaw is too narrow to allow correct development of the bite. If you deal with it real early (before the adult teeth are erupting into the upper jaw), your chances of correcting it without the adult teeth a...
by XDogs
Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:20 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Advice for Cali
Replies: 38
Views: 3239

having a general blood-workup for her would be something to consider, specifically thyroid and potentially adrenal glands. As far as feeding.. feeding more in the morning and less in the evening, even if you continue feeding the same amount, has helped some people get some weight off. My 34 pound gi...

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