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by turtle
Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: SBT?????**update with more pics**
Replies: 90
Views: 37194

Re: SBT?????**update with more pics**

How nice to see her happy and well loved! Thank you for the update, this was an old thread. I am so glad she ended up with you, I remember her photos and she's a beautiful dog.
by turtle
Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Found another lump on Brina
Replies: 57
Views: 19862

Re: Found another lump on Brina

Glad she is home and feeling better!
by turtle
Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Lymphoma
Replies: 37
Views: 14626

Re: Lymphoma

Pretty girl! I am glad to hear she is doing well and hope she stays in remission a long time.
by turtle
Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Lyme disease and liver problems
Replies: 21
Views: 15726

Re: Lyme disease and liver problems

We are just home from our trip and I took Fremiet to get her blood work done to see how her liver is. Good News! Her tests came back showing a lowered ALT of 690 and her ALP was 240. Still on the high side but much better than the ALT of 1900 earlier this fall. She is on the Denosyl and will probabl...
by turtle
Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Question about dosage for Tramadol?
Replies: 2
Views: 4210

Question about dosage for Tramadol?

My old dog was given a prescription for Tramadol for pain, the dosage is a 50 mg pill once or twice a day. A friend of mine also has a prescription for Tramadol, also 50 mg pills and his dose is 1 pill every 4 to 6 hours. Now this is a 200 pound man and my dog is 50 pounds... So is the dog's dosage ...
by turtle
Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: BARFING several times today = blockage?
Replies: 15
Views: 7542

Re: BARFING several times today = blockage?

Good to hear she is feeling better!
by turtle
Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Wiggy has Cancer
Replies: 5
Views: 4076

Re: Wiggy has Cancer

What a sweet girl! I am sorry to hear about her cancer. But she has had such a good long life with your family, she is lucky there as so many dogs don't have a long happy life. Good luck and I hope she feels better. But if she can't recover, please take time to think about her quality of life and do...
by turtle
Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Lyme disease and liver problems
Replies: 21
Views: 15726

Re: Lyme disease and liver problems

Thanks for asking. She is feeling better so that is a good sign. I am making some changes to her diet and hoping this is something that can be managed.
by turtle
Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Lyme disease and liver problems
Replies: 21
Views: 15726

Re: Lyme disease and liver problems

Another round of doxycycline if there's a flare up. My friend's agility apbt just went through this. Her first bout was atypical, included weird skin outbreaks, and a very high fever. The second bout was much more typical, sudden onset lameness and pain, which quickly subsided with the doxy. Sendin...
by turtle
Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Lyme disease and liver problems
Replies: 21
Views: 15726

Re: Lyme disease and liver problems

I don't know about the CAH but we just had a dog with hepatitis we were treating... Her values were well into the thousands as well. Our doc put her on metronidazole, actigal, and pred. She also got a cerenia injection because she was urpy and not eating. Come to think of it my cousin had a dog go ...
by turtle
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Lyme disease and liver problems
Replies: 21
Views: 15726

Re: Lyme disease and liver problems

It does make sense to recheck the numbers, so this is a good idea, I'm just not expecting much for results as Denosyl is for management of chronic disease, it doesn't treat any underlying disease. Unless the numbers are normal, do the ultrasound. Even if they come down by half (common with Denosyl,...
by turtle
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Lyme disease and liver problems
Replies: 21
Views: 15726

Re: Lyme disease and liver problems

No liver experience, just Lyme's. It tends to have a second flare up 1-2 months after treatment. Not always, just another thing to watch. Thanks for that info! I can tell she is feeling better but good to know the Lyme can pop back up. Do you know if it should be treated a second time if it flares ...
by turtle
Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Lyme disease and liver problems
Replies: 21
Views: 15726

Re: Lyme disease and liver problems

My vet wants to do a CBC blood panel to check her liver enzymes to see if anything has changed. I am hoping for lower numbers! She wants me to stay with the Denosyl for now so I will just add some Milk Thistle to her food. I also talked to the clinic that does the ultra sound, they sound pretty know...
by turtle
Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Lyme disease and liver problems
Replies: 21
Views: 15726

Re: Lyme disease and liver problems

The ALT is scary high. I recommend advanced testing when the level is around 300-400. The bile acids and bilirubin are not as bad as expected, so liver function is probably acceptable for now. The ALT is a liver enzyme that is released when liver cells are dying, so there is some sort of major trau...
by turtle
Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Lyme disease and liver problems
Replies: 21
Views: 15726

Re: Lyme disease and liver problems

Thanks for the responses! Yes, I am worried about her high ALT numbers. Her Total Bilirubin was 0.3000 with normal range 0.1-0.3 mg/dL, so that number seems to be in the high normal range. The vet also did a Liver Chemistry test and a Bile Acid test. I will copy the high numbers off of the test pape...

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