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by Enigma
Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 35
Views: 15819

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
Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Successful multipitbull families/homes
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Successful multipitbull families/homes

With two males it can go either way, there's no guarantee they will never fight, but then again there's no guarantee they will either, you will just have to wait and see. They are both still very young, their relationship may change over the years when they will mature. Not setting them up to fail a...
by Enigma
Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 35
Views: 15819

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: 15819

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
Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Piper snapped at someone today, What to do?
Replies: 22
Views: 886

Re: Piper snapped at someone today, What to do?

I'm so sorry for your loss :hug:
by Enigma
Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Fixed dogs' nutritional needs?
Replies: 19
Views: 7767

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: 7767

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...
by Enigma
Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 35
Views: 15819

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: 7767

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: 15819

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: 15819

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: 15819

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: 15819

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: 15819

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: 5864

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...

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