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by Megan
Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: What do you feed your dog?
Replies: 36
Views: 4083

Re: What do you feed your dog?

Taste of the wild -prairie. Gavin has stomach issues (Vomiting, and the runs) with certain feeds. This is the one that *knock on wood* he's done great on. Tummy isn't nearly as bad as it used to be (brown and yeasty), runs once in a blue moon--if I give in and give him a treat, and rarely throws up....
by Megan
Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Questions about Spaying through a Shelter
Replies: 38
Views: 4061

Re: Questions about Spaying through a Shelter

As someone who adopted from a shelter, and opted to have my dogs' neuter done at my personal vet here is what happened with me: I had to options have him neutered before being adopted at their facility they use, or have the dog neutered in x amount of days by my vet of choice. They would give me a $...
by Megan
Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Meatball....yes Meatball SW Michigan
Replies: 116
Views: 31607

Re: Meatball....yes Meatball SW Michigan

I can't believe he is back...but thank GOD he came back, as in the little time he's been back he looks so much better already... Oh meatball... I've always loved this boy!
by Megan
Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned
Replies: 109
Views: 97398

Re: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned

I guess I should also add- I do not have pictures of the lump before it was removed. The mass on his leg was about quarter sized. It had every look, feel, and reaction of a normal cyst. The vet was convinced it was a cyst, my fiance (who is an RN) was convinced it was a cyst. The mass on his tail wa...
by Megan
Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned
Replies: 109
Views: 97398

Re: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned

Gavin had 2 MCT earlier this month. One was removed (on his Left hip), and we got clean margins.. . The other is in a location where the vet cannot easily remove it, right under his tail close to the base. She tried a newer procedure of injecting steroids every 3 mm around the tumor in the hopes tha...
by Megan
Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Keep Gavin in your thoughts, Please
Replies: 20
Views: 1490

Re: Keep Gavin in your thoughts, Please

Thank You! I haven't had time to sit down and read it yet, but I am planning to when I get off work tomorrow. Gavin ended up being taken back to the vet today; the little jerk managed bust his stitches. No idea how as he was after them the 3rd day, so I put a cone on him and he wasn't able to get th...
by Megan
Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Keep Gavin in your thoughts, Please
Replies: 20
Views: 1490

Re: Keep Gavin in your thoughts, Please

clickntreat-

If you don't mind digging up the post, I would love to read more about it. I am always open to suggestions, especially if it may help us.
by Megan
Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Keep Gavin in your thoughts, Please
Replies: 20
Views: 1490

Re: Keep Gavin in your thoughts, Please

The one on his tail does look smaller, but I am unsure if it's related to the steroids, or the fact that she aspirated it.

I've spent the entire weekend researching MCT in dogs, but didn't look too much on this forum other then a few posts. I may have to dig a bit deeper here.
by Megan
Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tumor on a pup?
Replies: 21
Views: 1580

Re: Tumor on a pup?

Great to hear!! :)
by Megan
Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Keep Gavin in your thoughts, Please
Replies: 20
Views: 1490

Re: Keep Gavin in your thoughts, Please

Thank you all for the good thoughts! His results came back today, and according to our vet the lab cannot distinguish between Stage 1 or Stage 2 Mast Cell Cancer. The vet said this is great news to have-- as it means we don't have to do anything major right now. We need to monitor the lump on his ta...
by Megan
Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Keep Gavin in your thoughts, Please
Replies: 20
Views: 1490

Re: Keep Gavin in your thoughts, Please

Thanks guys.. I'm a wreck, and the wait over the weekend is killing me. Should have results on monday, and I'm just praying it's nothing serious. He seems to be doing ok--we're giving him some pain meds, as he was whimpering this morning/afternoon without them so ran down to the vet to pick some up ...
by Megan
Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Keep Gavin in your thoughts, Please
Replies: 20
Views: 1490

Keep Gavin in your thoughts, Please

Last month Gavin went to the vet due to having a small pea-sized lump on his side. Vet was sure it was just a cyst, wanted to watch it and check back in 2 weeks. She also noticed a small lump under his tail, but we were in the woods and I had pulled 2 ticks off him-- she thought perhaps this was jus...
by Megan
Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tumor on a pup?
Replies: 21
Views: 1580

Re: Tumor on a pup?

Just wanted to say good luck! Gavin just had two lumps removed today, that are being sent off for a Biopsy... Will get the results next week *sigh*.
by Megan
Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vaccination help, should I get it?.
Replies: 49
Views: 2231

Re: Vaccination help, should I get it?.

My vet does the 3 year vaccinations; so everything is done every three years. I however, continue to take my dogs in for yearly exams even without them needing vaccinations. This is because I want the vet to continue to be somewhat familiar with my dog, and most of the time if something is wrong it'...
by Megan
Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: When it rains, it pours.
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: When it rains, it pours.

Well as of now the vet thinks it's just a cyst. We are to keep an eye on it. It has went down in size, and she said if it gets larger again and doesn't start to drain she'll need to aspirate it. Right now she doesn't think it's anything to worry about. We go back in 3 weeks for his 2nd lymes booster...

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