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by turtle
Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Lyme disease and liver problems
Replies: 21
Views: 17221

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: 17221

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: 17221

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: 17221

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: 17221

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: 17221

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: 17221

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...
by turtle
Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Lyme disease and liver problems
Replies: 21
Views: 17221

Lyme disease and liver problems

I recently had my old dog at the vets and they found she has Lyme disease and that her liver is not functioning properly. She was on Doxycycline 100 mg tabs 2x a day for the Lyme for 28 days, which sounds about right. Poor old dog was limping badly but seems better now. Anyone have experience with L...
by turtle
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Am Veterinary Med Assn ruling against Raw Pet Foods
Replies: 50
Views: 13302

Am Veterinary Med Assn ruling against Raw Pet Foods

This was posted elsewhere and I feel it is important to get this info out since I did not see it on here. What a bunch of BS for them to consider ruling against feeding raw foods... We seem to lose more and more of our freedoms these days. Certainly it should be the owner's choice as to what they ca...
by turtle
Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Looking for training books
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: Looking for training books

Ouch! $100 a book is pretty steep! Could you get them from Inter Library Loan? Most libraries will have you fill out a form and then they see if they can get the book from another library and have it sent in. It's a good way to read a rare or expensive book. Good luck! They sound like interesting bo...
by turtle
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: For the love of God Newton!
Replies: 41
Views: 12330

Re: For the love of God Newton!

Oh no... I am so sorry to read this. Rest well sweet boy.
by turtle
Wed May 23, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bean has an ultrasound tomorrow
Replies: 47
Views: 13008

Re: Bean has an ultrasound tomorrow

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q247/jtalt7/992a6024.jpg 'Whatcha all worried about?' That is the best update! I'm so glad to hear he has perked up and is feeling so much better. Go Bean! Going to take the days day to day and stop waiting for bad news. I need to make whatever time we have left t...
by turtle
Tue May 15, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pancreatitis
Replies: 111
Views: 31074

Re: Pancreatitis

The nurses are afraid of him, would prefer to treat at home. When I went to pick him up Saturday, he was loose in the ICU area, after getting out of the metal crate and taking off his muzzle. They would not touch him, and yet when it was time to take him to me for the release, the vet tech walked h...
by turtle
Wed May 02, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Buddy Girl needs some good thoughts.
Replies: 112
Views: 21837

Re: Buddy Girl needs some good thoughts.

Ohhh poor old girl! I had not read this in a few days, it's been a rough week for her and you too.

It is so hard to see them hurting and miserable. I hope she is feeling much better today. Good thoughts sent.
by turtle
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Buddy Girl needs some good thoughts.
Replies: 112
Views: 21837

Re: Buddy Girl needs some good thoughts.

Awww poor girly, I hope she is feeling better. Getting old sucks! My old gal is sore with arthritis and limps from all corners.

Did you try a heating pad if she will lie on it? That often helps with the soreness.

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