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by Misskiwi67
Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Canned vs. Dry food
Replies: 8
Views: 2385

Re: Canned vs. Dry food

Cats are more specialized than dogs, so the canned food is more important for them. Some dogs are excellent water drinkers (some to excess!) and dry food likely doesn't affect them. Other dogs aren't good drinkers, so like cats, getting them to eat their fluids may work better. Each pet is an indivi...
by Misskiwi67
Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie mom - rescue pittie
Replies: 2
Views: 1378

Re: Newbie mom - rescue pittie

I would like to post some before pics of Carson but do not know how, this dog obviously hasn't had a happy past but his present in future are sure to make up for it! Welcome! I use photobucket.com to store my photos, then copy and paste the links to the forum. The website is slower than it used to ...
by Misskiwi67
Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Knee Surgery - Yes or no?
Replies: 16
Views: 8059

Re: Knee Surgery - Yes or no?

I would recommend doing the rehab. We have a rehab center associated with my clinic, and it really makes a big difference. You can do just a few sessions or many, and if you can only afford a few they should be able to teach you massage and range of motion type things to do at home. Its well worth it.
by Misskiwi67
Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Stuffed Kong on raw diet?
Replies: 15
Views: 6494

Re: Stuffed Kong on raw diet?

Do dishwasher temperatures sterilize? Like autoclave sterilize?? Because that sounds like a super awesome way to spread salmonella to your human dishes to me... Yes because peanut butter, kibble, treats and canned foods have NEVER been recalled for bacteria. lol And while that is true, they do not ...
by Misskiwi67
Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Stuffed Kong on raw diet?
Replies: 15
Views: 6494

Re: Stuffed Kong on raw diet?

Well, guess I can never eat chicken again, since that would require it to touch a dish before cooking! And I could never cut it into pieces before cooking, since the knife and cutting board would be forever tainted! Since it is apparently impossible to wash salmonella off. Sent from my SPH-D710 usi...
by Misskiwi67
Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Stuffed Kong on raw diet?
Replies: 15
Views: 6494

Re: Stuffed Kong on raw diet?

Do dishwasher temperatures sterilize? Like autoclave sterilize??

Because that sounds like a super awesome way to spread salmonella to your human dishes to me...
by Misskiwi67
Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: How to know when it's time? Stoic dogs.
Replies: 11
Views: 3964

Re: How to know when it's time? Stoic dogs.

I'm glad you have the appointment with the oncologist tomorrow. They will help you with everything you need - more medications, detailed instructions. They will possibly repeat the x-rays to see how much things have progressed. This is by far the best thing you could have done at this point. Some ve...
by Misskiwi67
Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: How to know when it's time? Stoic dogs.
Replies: 11
Views: 3964

Re: How to know when it's time? Stoic dogs.

One other question: She does exhibit quite a few of the signs of pain from the link provided. Is the goal to eliminate all of those signs or minimize them to what degree? She tucks her tail when she lays down, licks, pants and of course some lameness. I have never been in this position so I apologi...
by Misskiwi67
Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: How to know when it's time? Stoic dogs.
Replies: 11
Views: 3964

Re: How to know when it's time? Stoic dogs.

Did your vet approve the change and did you do a washout period? There should be 7-10 days between the two drugs to prevent interactions, and that's a long time without pain meds for a dog with her diagnosis.
by Misskiwi67
Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: How to know when it's time? Stoic dogs.
Replies: 11
Views: 3964

Re: How to know when it's time? Stoic dogs.

Here is a page on osteosarcoma from a veterinary hospice site. The whole website has a lot of great resources.

http://www.lapoflove.com/diseases/Osteosarcoma.pdf
by Misskiwi67
Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: How to know when it's time? Stoic dogs.
Replies: 11
Views: 3964

Re: How to know when it's time? Stoic dogs.

Give her more pain medications and see if she is more comfortable.

I won't recommend euthanasia until the dog is on an NSAID, tramadol and gabapentin and not comfortable. There are a lot more options for pain control, and both the other drugs have low side effects.
by Misskiwi67
Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bella ate an Xmas light
Replies: 6
Views: 2694

Re: Bella ate an Xmas light

dogs4jen wrote:Such as canned pumpkin?


Yup, or W/D prescription diet (probably the only thing I use it for).
by Misskiwi67
Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bella ate an Xmas light
Replies: 6
Views: 2694

Re: Bella ate an Xmas light

Bread digests/disappears in the digestive tract. That means the glass is loose in the intestines and can do damage. Cotton does not digest and gets pooped out. Cotton can also clump up and cause an obstruction - seen it. I recommend feeding a high fiber food and monitoring. Not much else you can do...
by Misskiwi67
Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from NC
Replies: 3
Views: 1665

Re: Hello from NC

Very cute! Congratulations on your new pup! Welcome to the group!
by Misskiwi67
Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from hopeful future pit owner! Advice welcome!
Replies: 5
Views: 2166

Re: Greetings from hopeful future pit owner! Advice welcome!

On the issue of dog aggression, the vast majority of pit bulls have a high prey drive, like any terrier. My dog will catch and kill any small furries in the yard (we have an acreage) but she knows "her" cats and protects them like family. She has some dogs she gets along with, but most dog...

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