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by Sarah
Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pros/Cons for spaying 8 yr old?
Replies: 35
Views: 5924

Re: Pros/Cons for spaying 8 yr old?

Wow, no gloves seems really old school. Vets I worked for always wore gloves during surgeries.
by Sarah
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pros/Cons for spaying 8 yr old?
Replies: 35
Views: 5924

Re: Pros/Cons for spaying 8 yr old?

Huh. I had Tully's teeth cleaned when she was spayed. They were happy to do it, and Tuls had no issues with it. Her teeth weren't real bad, just some tartar and I preferred to get rid of it while she was already out. Might be an old-school thing, I know back when I was working for vets, they used to...
by Sarah
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pros/Cons for spaying 8 yr old?
Replies: 35
Views: 5924

Re: Pros/Cons for spaying 8 yr old?

I would do it. Heck, we just did 3 dogs over 7yrs and 4 or 5 over 4yrs today alone. They all do just fine. I would do a dental along with the spay. That way she only has to go under anestesia once. We seem to notice more cyctic ovaries or abnormalities in older dogs, but those have been present in ...
by Sarah
Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pros/Cons for spaying 8 yr old?
Replies: 35
Views: 5924

Re: Pros/Cons for spaying 8 yr old?

Meh, we do surgery for tumors etc on dogs 12 and older all the time. Its sad sometimes how the general public thinks pets will die under anesthesia after 10 years of age. Dental procedures require much longer anesthetic than most surgeries, and we perform these on senior dogs every day. Unless she ...
by Sarah
Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pros/Cons for spaying 8 yr old?
Replies: 35
Views: 5924

Re: Pros/Cons for spaying 8 yr old?

what everyone else said: better to spay a healthy 8-yr-old than an old gal with pyo.
by Sarah
Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: I need help not a bashing
Replies: 28
Views: 4974

Re: I need help not a bashing

What she said. Leave them alone, the ointment is more likely to cause problems than to prevent them.
by Sarah
Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Post neuter pic (Caution?)
Replies: 17
Views: 4136

Re: Post neuter pic (Caution?)

Yeah, I'd get that checked, to be safe.
by Sarah
Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:06 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Eva hip X-ray
Replies: 20
Views: 4057

Re: Eva hip X-ray

Romeo had biceps tendonitis, and he responded AMAZING to laser therapy. He also had some rehab, with stretches and trick training (a "wave, or high five" is an excellent stretch) while I was away at a conference. He was back to normal when I got home. I thought his agility career was over...
by Sarah
Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:28 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Eva hip X-ray
Replies: 20
Views: 4057

Re: Eva hip X-ray

If there's anyone interested in how things are with Eva, the orthopedist tried a steroid injection. Her limp got worse. The option they offered was to remove the biceps tendon, a $3000 procedure, and they weren't sure if they would have to do the other side. Plus the whole "cutting things out o...
by Sarah
Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Our Vet Visit came up with an issue.
Replies: 32
Views: 5035

Re: Our Vet Visit came up with an issue.

Okay, well that sounds like plenty of exercise, so I would just consider feeding her a little bit less calories and a better quality food, and give her time to develop naturally.
by Sarah
Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Our Vet Visit came up with an issue.
Replies: 32
Views: 5035

Re: Our Vet Visit came up with an issue.

How much exercise does she get? I agree with others that she could stand to lose a bit of weight. It's possible she could use more exercise, depending on what she is getting now. At a year, she's old enough to start increasing exercise. I also think she would benefit from a higher quality food. It i...
by Sarah
Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:12 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Seriously?!?!? Tanner Bean has cancer
Replies: 29
Views: 4746

Re: Seriously?!?!? Tanner Bean has cancer

Good luck to you and your sweet old guy. :hug:
by Sarah
Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:22 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Our Vet Visit came up with an issue.
Replies: 32
Views: 5035

Re: Our Vet Visit came up with an issue.

I disagree strongly with your vet. A 1 year old puppy should not be at it's full bulk yet, and all dogs develop at different rates. If your dog is at a healthy weight, and has normal energy levels for a young dog, then she is fine. Let her mature at her own pace.
by Sarah
Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:03 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Am I seeing things?
Replies: 19
Views: 3773

Re: Am I seeing things?

Glucosamine and salmon oil are probably pretty good things to try. Glucosamine never did anything for Elmo's back, but I know other people have more success with it. Salmon oil did help.
by Sarah
Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Am I seeing things?
Replies: 19
Views: 3773

Re: Am I seeing things?

Aside from seeing the osteopath, you could try some joint supplements. Wouldn't hurt, might help.

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