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by Enigma
Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Aspiration Pneumonia
Replies: 30
Views: 16802

Re: Aspiration Pneumonia

Here's a little update... We're currently on week two without antibiotics, but she's still coughing occasionally so I do expect the pneumonia to reoccur. Next time we'll get different antibiotics, I had a feeling the ones they gave us this time could barely keep the infection away. The ones we used ...
by Enigma
Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Aspiration Pneumonia
Replies: 30
Views: 16802

Re: Aspiration Pneumonia

Thanks! We're lucky Brina is the least picky dog in the world, she will eat or drink ANYTHING you give her so I don't think we'll have any problems with this. Thickened meat and vegetable broths would work great actually, I will try that. It never even crossed my mind to thicken her liquids. We're g...
by Enigma
Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Aspiration Pneumonia
Replies: 30
Views: 16802

Re: Aspiration Pneumonia

The ingredients of that Thick It stuff is basically just corn starch, you can get that here at every drug store, it's used as a thickener for sauces, puddings, soups, etc. The only difference is that you have to boil it to thicken the liquid. The Thick It product works on cold or hot drinks, it says...
by Enigma
Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Aspiration Pneumonia
Replies: 30
Views: 16802

Re: Aspiration Pneumonia

Oh wow, that's actually a great idea. Thank you both! I will look around the internet here to see if I can get something like this here in my country, otherwise I will have to order it from somewhere else. We can at least try it to see if it helps, we have nothing to lose. She does do better with th...
by Enigma
Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Things to avoid feeding your dog!
Replies: 58
Views: 89162

Re: Things to avoid feeding your dog!

Second hand smoking is harmful for the dogs the same as it is to us humans.
by Enigma
Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Aspiration Pneumonia
Replies: 30
Views: 16802

Re: Aspiration Pneumonia

The surgery is successful without complication more than 80 percent of the time, Milovancev says. This dog always has to be in the "special" group... Thanks! I doubt Brina has problems with acid reflux, at least she doesn't have any typical symptoms. The main reason for her problems are l...
by Enigma
Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Aspiration Pneumonia
Replies: 30
Views: 16802

Re: Aspiration Pneumonia

I've been thinking about Brina, how is she feeling now? You know, I'm not even going to say she's doing good, because as soon as I do, something goes wrong. Every time I start feeling excited that my dog is somewhat healthy, a few days later she gets sick again. Ehh... Right now, she's still coughi...
by Enigma
Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Happy Tail
Replies: 70
Views: 29545

Re: Happy Tail

:hug: :hug: :hug:
by Enigma
Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:10 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Thyroid fun for everyone.
Replies: 19
Views: 10527

Re: Thyroid fun for everyone.

I'm so sorry to hear Booker is going through this :( Hang in there Booker! :hug:
by Enigma
Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Aspiration Pneumonia
Replies: 30
Views: 16802

Re: Aspiration Pneumonia

Thanks for the ideas! I don't have an experience with dogs with this condition, just humans but unless you're planning to use the nebulizer to administer the antibiotics I think it would be counter productive to have her inhale mist. Hmm.. I've only used a nebulizer once and that was years ago on so...
by Enigma
Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:28 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Aspiration Pneumonia
Replies: 30
Views: 16802

Re: Aspiration Pneumonia

Yeah visiting the vet is always stressful for Brina...

Here's a thought... Would a Nebulizer help in this case? I'm thinking of buying one.

I'll call the surgeon who did the surgery this week to see if he has any ideas on how to manage this problem without the constant use of antibiotics.
by Enigma
Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Aspiration Pneumonia
Replies: 30
Views: 16802

Re: Aspiration Pneumonia

Yeah, it's just their policy about antibiotics. I do understand it, but in this case they could make an exception. Or at least not charge me for a check up, that's 30€ more just to take her temperature. I can do that at home.
by Enigma
Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:35 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Aspiration Pneumonia
Replies: 30
Views: 16802

Re: Aspiration Pneumonia

Thanks. Brina is feeling much better today, luckily the antibiotics start working right away every time. She's eating and drinking normally, plus there was no vomiting this time. Oh and no, they won't give me antibiotics to keep them on hand, they won't even give them to me without checking Brina fi...
by Enigma
Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Aspiration Pneumonia
Replies: 30
Views: 16802

Re: Aspiration Pneumonia

We're back from the vet, they gave her antibiotics, but only after I've spent an hour explaining what's wrong. I don't know why nobody believes me when I tell them I KNOW what's wrong with MY dog. They had to be sure so they did a blood panel which just confirmed what I told them in the first place ...
by Enigma
Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Time for euthanasia?
Replies: 26
Views: 11911

Re: Time for euthanasia?

I'm so sorry for your loss.. :( :hug:

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