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by Enigma
Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Happy Tail
Replies: 70
Views: 25411

Re: Happy Tail

I'm so sorry to hear this... I hope the infection clears soon. Hang in there Oscar! :hug:
by Enigma
Wed May 01, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 35
Views: 13649

Re: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis

It was scary to see her laboring to breathe in your vid! It was the scariest thing I ever experienced, I was absolutely sure Brina will suffocate right in front of me, you could see her being scared and confused, not knowing why the hell is she unable to breathe, her tounge was turning blue on the ...
by Enigma
Wed May 01, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 35
Views: 13649

Re: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis

What a cool idea!-the harness. Brina seems like the kind of dog that doesn't need a leash/collar/harness, but because you're a good owner you keep one on her-is that true? Exactly :) Brina doesn't leave my side, ever, I can walk her offleash anywhere. But we have leash laws and some very paranoid p...
by Enigma
Wed May 01, 2013 2:42 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 35
Views: 13649

Re: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis

Thanks! Brina is doing great, her appetite is as good as always, her breathing improved tremendously and she's feeling good overall, we even went on a 15 minute walk. I made her a soft fleece harness because all of her other harnesses come up right below the stitches. I think it looks quite nice, he...
by Enigma
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 35
Views: 13649

Re: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis

Brina is doing great today, she's still a little sleepy, but that's understandable since she's been on sedatives for the last 2 days and a half. But she's eating and drinking normally, she went on a little walk, she even walked slowly up and down the stairs without any breathing problems, which is s...
by Enigma
Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 35
Views: 13649

Re: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis

The surgery was done late in the afternoon today, they stayed there two hours after their closing time just for Brina. They did a great job and Brina is doing good :) I couldn't be happier right now :nana:
by Enigma
Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:05 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 35
Views: 13649

Re: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis

Thanks :hug:

We made it through Sunday with the help of sedatives, Brina is doing good. I'm waiting for the surgeon to call me and tell me when they will be able to do the surgery today. Gawd I hope everything will go as planned...
by Enigma
Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 35
Views: 13649

Re: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis

Brina's laryngeal paralysis showed us it's nasty side today, we ended up at the emergency vet on a Saturday at midnight because she couldn't breathe (the first part of the video shows it). They couldn't do much because they have no surgeons who could do such a complicated procedure at this late hour...
by Enigma
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Snail elixir for arthritis?
Replies: 1
Views: 3641

Snail elixir for arthritis?

http://www.snail-elixir.in/__INTRODUCTION_n_217__1.html

Anyone heard of this before? I was just wondering if it's your usual "magical cure" or is there really something to it. It's for people, but arthritis is arthritis no matter the species I guess. :)
by Enigma
Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 35
Views: 13649

Re: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis

On a much more negative note, my sister said the vet told her the stiching in his airway has undone, his airway is pretty much back where it was prior to surgery. My sister won't put him through surgery again, she's planning on beefing up the air conditioning at home. Sorry to hear that :( I hope t...
by Enigma
Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 35
Views: 13649

Re: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis

It's hard to determine if her muscle loss and occasional wobblyness is due to her old age and joint issues (arthritis in her shoulder and a bad hip) or it's an early sign of a neurological issue. I believe it's just old age, she has minimal problems otherwise and is overall a healthy dog (her lungs ...
by Enigma
Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 35
Views: 13649

Re: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis

I've been researching raw feeding for the last couple of days and I think it will be best to start with Nature's Menu (it's the only pre made raw food available here) and maybe add some meat to it later on. I can't go all raw since bones are an important part of a raw diet and Brina doesn't have eno...
by Enigma
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 35
Views: 13649

Re: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis

and the owner monitors her eating/drinking very closely. Well this part is easier said than done when you have a dog who treats every piece of food like it's the last one she will ever get. But it can be done if you make changes I guess. I'm seriously considering switching her to a pre made raw foo...
by Enigma
Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Fixed dogs' nutritional needs?
Replies: 19
Views: 6873

Re: Fixed dogs' nutritional needs?

Yes, but there's a huge difference between saying spay/neuter changes metabolism in general and saying spay/neuter might change the metabolism of some dogs. I agree with warning dog owners of the possibility of gaining weight after spay/neuter, but saying it happens with all dogs is wrong imo. Obesi...
by Enigma
Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Fixed dogs' nutritional needs?
Replies: 19
Views: 6873

Re: Fixed dogs' nutritional needs?

Spay/neuter does change metabolism, so they do need fewer calories than the majority of their intact counterparts. Honestly, people keep saying that, but with five (our four and my sister's boxer) spayed/neutered dogs here, NONE of them have any different metabolisms than before the surgery. It's e...

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