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by Enigma
Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 35
Views: 13208

Re: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis

It seems like you guys have access to great vet care where you are! Lucky for miss Brina! Meh... You really have to be careful here, we have MANY vets, but only a few are really good. I rarely go to a regular vet, mostly just for minor stuff, I always choose to go to a veterinary specialist if I en...
by Enigma
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Fixed dogs' nutritional needs?
Replies: 19
Views: 6652

Re: Fixed dogs' nutritional needs?

Speutered animals don't need any drastic changes to their diet, all four of our dogs are speutered, all are seniors and they all eat Acana Chicken&Burbank Potato, a normal food for adult dogs. If you see your dog is getting fat you just have to increase the exercise and/or decrease the amount of...
by Enigma
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 35
Views: 13208

Re: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis

Yeah ofcourse a soft tissue surgeon would be best for the surgery, I was thinking a neurologist because it's supposedly a neurological issue. We have a great vet who specialises in both fields, neurology and soft tissue surgery, he did Jaka's anal gland removal. If Brina's condition worsens I will p...
by Enigma
Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 35
Views: 13208

Re: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis

Oh and I have another question... What kind of a veterinary specialist would be best for this problem? A neurologist maybe?
by Enigma
Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 35
Views: 13208

Re: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis

Thanks for sharing your experience Leslie. Summer time is something that concerns me, I guess we'll see how well Brina will handle the heat this year. So far the breathing problems occur very rarely and are very mild compared to the videos of dogs I've seen who have an advanced case of LP. The Aspir...
by Enigma
Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 35
Views: 13208

Re: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis

Odrarb I remember laryngeal collapse was Harry's cause of death, but didn't know about Danni. Good thing is Brina is too lazy to exercise, she's a very laid back dog, especially now when she's older. Long walks and learning new tricks is pretty much everything she does besides sleeping and eating. S...
by Enigma
Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 35
Views: 13208

Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis

Ok, so here's an update about Brina's health issues... At the end of December she had 11 lumps, growths and skin tags removed from all over her body. The most suspicious lump turned out to be a carcinoma, but we visited an oncologist and she said the lump is nothing serious. I've been noticing Brina...
by Enigma
Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Product ideas needed to make my dog stop licking her wounds!
Replies: 9
Views: 4815

Re: Product ideas needed to make my dog stop licking her wou

The sores on her leg are lick granulomas. There's not much you can do, except finding a way to physically prevent her from licking her legs. Try different types of elizabethan collars: Inflatable Pro Collar: http://www.petco.com/product/100555/ProCollar-Premium-Inflatable-Protective-Collar.aspx Neck...
by Enigma
Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Help? Broken tooth. *cry*
Replies: 21
Views: 9112

Re: Help? Broken tooth. *cry*

He's a pretty silly dog already, and now his thick upper lip gets stuck on his lower canine frequently since there's no upper canine. Oh dear. It's definitely extra goofy. Heh. Awwww... Like this? http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m591/BrinaJaka/33987_1613750837977_1713037_n_zps18f05225.jpg I lov...
by Enigma
Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Help? Broken tooth. *cry*
Replies: 21
Views: 9112

Re: Help? Broken tooth. *cry*

Awww poor Booker.. But they adapt quickly, don't worry. It takes more time for us humans to adapt to seeing our dogs with less teeth :) Brina has more than half of her upper jaw without teeth, plus some on her lower jaw are missing also. And she goes in at the end of this month to have at least one ...
by Enigma
Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Hip Displaysia
Replies: 2
Views: 2042

Re: Hello from Zagreb, Croatia!!

Oh hey neigbour ;) I'm from Ljubljana, Slovenia. It's nice to see more European people here. :) I would really recommend going to a specialist - an orthopedic vet, not just a regular vet if your dog has hip displaysia. Oh an welcome to the forum, your Kyra is beautiful! :)
by Enigma
Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Mammary Gland Tumors/Cancer and Surgery
Replies: 10
Views: 6036

Re: Mammary Gland Tumors/Cancer and Surgery

Enigma, was it you and Brina that went through this? Sorry for not writing something sooner, I just saw this. Yes Brina had all of her mammary glands removed, she had a couple of tumors in them, but they all turned out to be benign. I can't say anything about the price, because you have much higher...
by Enigma
Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Found another lump on Brina
Replies: 57
Views: 19872

Re: Found another lump on Brina

Well of course Brina has to have a rare type of cancer, she's special that way. It's supposed to be this (I can't find anything about it for dogs, only for people): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adenoid_cystic_carcinoma http://www.oralcancerfoundation.org/facts/rare/ac/index.htm But for people it has...
by Enigma
Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:43 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Found another lump on Brina
Replies: 57
Views: 19872

Re: Found another lump on Brina

Thanks! I know it's good news and all, I mean better than it could be in a worst case scenario, but on the other hand it's still the second time a lump turned out to be cancerous. I don't know, I'm going from "Yay! Good news, it's just stage one, happy happy happy!" to "OMG my dog has...
by Enigma
Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:52 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Found another lump on Brina
Replies: 57
Views: 19872

Re: Found another lump on Brina

Brina's histopathology results are back and they are not as good as I hoped they would be, but not as bad as they could be. The lump on her chin was in fact cancerous, but it's stage 1 with clean margins so the surgery she had a month ago probably took care of it completely and the cancer didn't spr...

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