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by BabyReba
Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tucker doesn't like kibble ...
Replies: 188
Views: 30107

Re: Tucker doesn't like kibble ...

Results are in, negative for all strains of babesia. Still waiting on the folate/b12. They also ran another CBC and we just got that as well, and his anemia has improved a bit again, so he's had two CBCs in a row showing gradual rise in RBC, platelets and hemoglobin. And today, he ate his first whol...
by BabyReba
Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Switching from BARF to Dry diet - suggestions on food
Replies: 23
Views: 4734

Re: Switching from BARF to Dry diet - suggestions on food

yeah, feeding raw does make it harder to train that way ... unless you keep a tub of parts on the counter all day and just slop them into the dog's mouth here and there as reward for good behavior! lol i went to a conference in january where this was actually discussed ... someone suggested getting ...
by BabyReba
Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: The Cost of Feeding Raw?
Replies: 51
Views: 10817

Re: The Cost of Feeding Raw?

Having lived in three very distinct parts of the country, I can say that there are some areas where it is much harder to get cheap meats -- even organs and bones. The Orlando area, I've found, is a bit expensive when it comes to pricing of pretty much everything. If I travel west about an hour and a...
by BabyReba
Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tucker doesn't like kibble ...
Replies: 188
Views: 30107

Re: Tucker doesn't like kibble ...

thanks, everybody. and just an update on the babesia test: they are making good on it at no charge. they said it was a lab error, and that they had requested that they test for four strains of babesia, but the lab failed to do so. doesn't matter to me whose fault it was, just glad we're getting the ...
by BabyReba
Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tucker doesn't like kibble ...
Replies: 188
Views: 30107

Re: Tucker doesn't like kibble ...

he just tried playing with button for the first time in weeks. it left him tired out, but the fact that he even tried surprised me. so i think that's good.
by BabyReba
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tucker doesn't like kibble ...
Replies: 188
Views: 30107

Re: Tucker doesn't like kibble ...

that's interesting. we sort of jumped over one big recommended step in that chart and went to a different one, now i guess we're going back again.
by BabyReba
Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tucker doesn't like kibble ...
Replies: 188
Views: 30107

Re: Tucker doesn't like kibble ...

i definitely don't think he's intentionally trying to get money out of me. i really don't ... i think he's been trying to not rush in and do all the tests at once, so as to make sure we don't blow a huge wad of cash all at once. i do, however, think the practice is too busy, too disorganized and has...
by BabyReba
Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tucker doesn't like kibble ...
Replies: 188
Views: 30107

Re: Tucker doesn't like kibble ...

Fingers crossed. How are YOU holding up? i'm starting to feel like we're chasing down Bigfoot. :( today, the tick panels came back and the vet who called with results wasn't our usual vet, and she didn't know our case history. so all this time, i've been praying it would be a clear-cut tick disease...
by BabyReba
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Puking weekly, what do I need to test for? Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1439

Re: Puking weekly, what do I need to test for? Help

partial obstruction in his digestive tract, maybe? something in his belly that shouldn't be there? like a piece of toy that he can't puke up?

xrays might be able to confirm whether it's one of those things ...
by BabyReba
Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tucker doesn't like kibble ...
Replies: 188
Views: 30107

Re: Tucker doesn't like kibble ...

I would definitely check a PCV (cheap, fast, easy) at a minimum or a full CBC on Monday to see where Tucker's red cell count is. When the red cells decrease slowly, they can get REALLY low before pets show clinical signs because they compensate gradually too. is the PCV the test where they look for...
by BabyReba
Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tucker doesn't like kibble ...
Replies: 188
Views: 30107

Tucker doesn't like kibble ...

Thanks. Fortunately Tucker is a trooper and loves going to the vet. We took some pics of him waiting to be seen today. Such a good boy. http://img.tapatalk.com/c6e4ea60-731c-84ee.jpg So what's wrong with my blood, now? http://img.tapatalk.com/c6e4ea60-73a3-ab88.jpg Making himself at home, being nosy.
by BabyReba
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tucker doesn't like kibble ...
Replies: 188
Views: 30107

Re: Tucker doesn't like kibble ...

Did you do any testing for autoimmune disease? Slide agglutination test or Coomb's test? he's really big on ruling out one thing at a time, so he has not done those yet. i asked today about screening for autoimmune, and he said that would be the next step. so far we've done the following things: fi...
by BabyReba
Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tucker doesn't like kibble ...
Replies: 188
Views: 30107

Re: Tucker doesn't like kibble ...

home from the vet. starting on the doxy now ... going to do a b12 and folate panel on monday. biggest concern with putting him on the doxy today is that he's already lost 4 pounds and is having a hard time maintaining his weight, and since doxy can be tough on the GI tract, we have to make sure he e...
by BabyReba
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tucker doesn't like kibble ...
Replies: 188
Views: 30107

Re: Tucker doesn't like kibble ...

after a week of waiting, we've got some more info. his body IS making RBC, lots of them, and his spleen tissues are healthy and full of RBC. but his anemia is progressively getting worse, and his count as of today was super-low. 1.88 is what they told me, so we're putting him on b12 and folates tomo...

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