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by Misskiwi67
Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Anyone tried Apoquel? Molly's itchiness hopefully resolved.
Replies: 24
Views: 18269

Re: Anyone tried Apoquel? Molly's itchiness hopefully resolv

I agree with the cold water being good for skin, and cool water rinses are on the label instructions for every medicated shampoo I prescribe. I want to make it known that while cyclosporine is known to increase cancer risk, prednisone is a potent anti-cancer drug and is a common adjunct for many che...
by Misskiwi67
Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Anyone tried Apoquel? Molly's itchiness hopefully resolved.
Replies: 24
Views: 18269

Re: Anyone tried Apoquel? Molly's itchiness hopefully resolv

Anyone tries it please let me know. We are getting it soon and I haven't had an opportunity to give it a try yet.
by Misskiwi67
Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned
Replies: 109
Views: 98858

Re: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned

Amie wrote:
Mom to 5 dogs wrote:my vet also asked that I give him 75 mg of Benadryl 2x a day.


I'm curious what the reason was for the benedryl?


Mast cells release histamine, which is how they cause illness outside being invasive. The Benadryl reduces the effects of the histamine release.
by Misskiwi67
Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vaccination protocol
Replies: 20
Views: 8091

Re: Vaccination protocol

I know on the rabies vaccine, it says 3 years on the label. I think that it could stay in their system depending on what type of dog, how big of a dog, how healthy, yadda yadda. Let's just say you have a great dane and you're giving about 1 ml or so (which it's the same amount for every dog no matt...
by Misskiwi67
Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Minnesota
Replies: 5
Views: 2188

Re: Hello from Minnesota

Welcome to the group! Do you have any pictures??
by Misskiwi67
Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:41 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vaccination protocol
Replies: 20
Views: 8091

Re: Vaccination protocol

Do counties write laws? I thought it was just city and state. I would send your vet a letter with the law enclosed, and voice your disappointment. It's entirely possible that he heard something incorrect from another vet. There is a persistent rumor here that you have to give a 1 yr vaccine if you a...
by Misskiwi67
Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vaccination protocol
Replies: 20
Views: 8091

Re: Vaccination protocol

I would drop off a packet print-off of the AAHA Vaccine Recommendations and refuse to vaccinate outside those recommendations. The protocol for DHPP is vaccines at 8, 12, and 16 weeks. If the first vaccine is after 16 weeks of age, no booster is needed. Repeat 1 year after 16 week dose, then every 3...
by Misskiwi67
Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Partially deaf???
Replies: 17
Views: 5517

Re: Partially deaf???

I don't think the clinic I work at has that type of technology yet. The man that owns the dang thing (and refuses to retire) is in his 80's. I've read about it but heard it could be kind of pricey and my working minimum wage isn't going to cut it. Just to be safe, I'm probably going to train him li...
by Misskiwi67
Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Partially deaf???
Replies: 17
Views: 5517

Re: Partially deaf???

Has he been BAER tested? This is the best way to determine if he is able to hear or not. Many clinics have a simple screening test which will determine yes he can hear or no he cannot (my clinic does this) but universities and specialty centers will have more advanced testing for the in-betweeners.
by Misskiwi67
Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pet Insurance
Replies: 109
Views: 82213

Re: Pet Insurance

I did a cost and pay-out comparison for VPI, Trupanion, and Petplan while shopping for my own pet. VPI pays out based on condition with some pretty odd determinations on what pays how much, which I didn't like much. Petplan lets you choose an option based on what kind of coverage you want. You pick ...
by Misskiwi67
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Anyone tried Apoquel? Molly's itchiness hopefully resolved.
Replies: 24
Views: 18269

Re: Anyone tried Apoquel? Molly's itchiness hopefully resolv

Apoquel is brand new, so I don't have any experience with it yet, but it's been so popular they are already having supply issues.
by Misskiwi67
Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: sspike here
Replies: 1
Views: 1204

Re: sspike here

Read the information on the top of the intro section. The moderators will need to approve your introduction, and sometimes it takes a day or toe because they are busy people.

The board is heavily moderated to prevent troublemakers, it's a great community and worth the effort/wait!
by Misskiwi67
Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Mast Cell Tumors
Replies: 3
Views: 1853

Re: Mast Cell Tumors

Mast cell tumors can be anywhere and look like anything. Luckily most donate cells well for analysis with a simple needle biopsy. All new masses should be checked in this way.
by Misskiwi67
Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: After care of blockage surgery
Replies: 5
Views: 2357

Re: After care of blockage surgery

Romeo would eat about 1 peach pit a year. He was small enough that they'd just roll around until he'd puke them back up. Longest he ever had one rolling around was 4 months (that I knew he got into anyway). He'd always partially chew them so I never knew if he'd gotten any whole until he puked them ...
by Misskiwi67
Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Urinary trouble
Replies: 10
Views: 3828

Re: Urinary trouble

How low is the specific gravity? Do you know exact numbers? The specific gravity can help narrow down differentials.

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