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by JudyL
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Can I give scrips away?
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: Can I give scrips away?

I don't know if rescues groups like the SPCA and Humane Societies can take them, so ask to be sure. I do know that the one e-vet specialty hospital I now go to accepts donated meds back, and for those patients willing to accept donated meds, they give those out at no charge. I have personally benefi...
by JudyL
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Banzai losing weight
Replies: 14
Views: 833

Re: Banzai losing weight

Great news! Glad he's gaining on the new food and is hungry too.
by JudyL
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Emma has gone to the Bridge
Replies: 9
Views: 1321

Re: Emma has gone to the Bridge

I'm so sorry, Jean. Your blog post was a lovely tribute to Emma, and thank you for sharing her with us.
by JudyL
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Probable stroke
Replies: 14
Views: 818

Re: Probable stroke

Oh dear, I'm sorry to you all. Are you able to call and speak with the doctor running the trial. If so, you may get some answers to your questions while you are speaking with this vet. Also, it would be a shame to put him through the labs if the vet thinks it may be advisable to delay or cancel in l...
by JudyL
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Hi All! - What's going on with Colt
Replies: 29
Views: 2684

Re: Hi All! - What's going on with Colt

Fingers crossed for you and Colt that you've hit on a good combination with the food and HK. Yay! for him gaining weight and having high energy! Your plan for the u/s sounds like a good one.
by JudyL
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Cancer clinical trial
Replies: 67
Views: 6763

Re: Cancer clinical trial

Thinking of you both today, Ashley, and hope you and Max both feel better by the holiday.
by JudyL
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Whisper (old dog stuff)
Replies: 8
Views: 1034

Re: Whisper (old dog stuff)

Oh dear, I'm sorry for what you've been going through with 2 ailing dogs and being compounded by the impending divorce. Don't let this overwhelm you, Dawn. Come back to vent, rage, cry, or whatever if it will help relieve some of that stress.
by JudyL
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Not sure what to do - ailing best friend
Replies: 31
Views: 3320

Re: Not sure what to do - ailing best friend

I'm sorry, Emily. May the memories of happier times outweigh your sadness and loss.
by JudyL
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Cancer clinical trial
Replies: 67
Views: 6763

Re: Cancer clinical trial

Yay for more excellent shrinkage! Even though it's a different issue after each treatment, it seems like he just needs that little bit of extra time between sessions. Good thoughts for Max that liver values are headed back to WNL soon.
by JudyL
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Resource Guarding
Replies: 36
Views: 4294

Re: Resource Guarding

I'm very sorry about this, Sherri. Whatever it was that the rescue person sensed when the original owners relinquished him, I hope that they never get another dog.
by JudyL
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Cancer clinical trial
Replies: 67
Views: 6763

Re: Cancer clinical trial

Wonderful news! I hope you continue to see more shrinking. How many sessions are left?
by JudyL
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Not sure what to do - ailing best friend
Replies: 31
Views: 3320

Re: Not sure what to do - ailing best friend

I'm sorry to hear that Caesar is ailing and causing so much concern. I won't repeat what others have said so well already, and the only thing I'd elaborate on is dogs withdrawing. I've noticed that some ailing or older dogs will withdraw or remove themselves from the fray of household activities whe...
by JudyL
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Hi All! - What's going on with Colt
Replies: 29
Views: 2684

Re: Hi All! - What's going on with Colt

Happy to hear that he's feeling better! Do you think this is from the change in food already?
by JudyL
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Cancer clinical trial
Replies: 67
Views: 6763

Re: Cancer clinical trial

I'm glad you are seeing some positive results out of this despite the side effects! At least you have ways to minimize those, and I completely understand your decision to not place that burden on those caring for him in your absence.
by JudyL
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Cancer clinical trial
Replies: 67
Views: 6763

Re: Cancer clinical trial

Yes! Glad he's in the trial!
by JudyL
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Happy Canada Day!
Replies: 5
Views: 4407

Re: Happy Canada Day!

Hope you had a nice holiday, Jean. It's nice to see Maggie and looking happy and more relaxed too.
by JudyL
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Acupuncture expectations
Replies: 28
Views: 2616

Re: Acupuncture expectations

I've been thinking that Benson is slowly getting better and didn't want to jinx his recovery by posting too soon. He's still off at times after sleeping for longer periods, but the lameness is noticeably less than before. I've been pampering him and trying my best to keep him calm so that he doesn't...
by JudyL
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Cancer clinical trial
Replies: 67
Views: 6763

Re: Cancer clinical trial

Good thoughts coming your way. Hope all goes well tomorrow!
by JudyL
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?
Replies: 13
Views: 1416

Re: Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

That IS and impressive list and quite the accomplishment. Congratulations!
by JudyL
Thu May 31, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Slippery elm
Replies: 11
Views: 1471

Re: Slippery elm

Can he have an additional meal of the same food he's eating now to add whatever amount of increase in calories he needs?
by JudyL
Thu May 31, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Figment/Gidget is gone RIP
Replies: 15
Views: 2688

Re: Figment/Gidget is gone RIP

I'm so very sorry.
by JudyL
Thu May 24, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Slippery elm
Replies: 11
Views: 1471

Re: Slippery elm

I gave slippery elm to ChiChi when we suspected she may have had ulcers from long-term Doxycycline use and her autoimmune issue, and it helped some with her appetite and willingness to eat for a while. I don't think it masks anything but rather is soothing for things like that and may aid in healing...
by JudyL
Fri May 11, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Got Stay? May 2018 Training Challenge
Replies: 23
Views: 4582

Re: Got Stay? May 2018 Training Challenge

Well, my new training challenge ended up as different than the stay. Hope it's ok to post that here. I ended up teaching Benson to go down a ramp from kitchen to garage instead of using the steps. The top of the ramp is flush with the top step. Previous to this, I had him willing to go down if he wa...
by JudyL
Fri May 11, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Acupuncture expectations
Replies: 28
Views: 2616

Re: Acupuncture expectations

Lame. The dog is still off, and the treatments are lame! It is not helping; if anything, it made him much worse. I have another session scheduled for next week that I am cancelling! He's always excited and a little whiny going in the car, but he is usually calmed down by the time we arrive and is co...
by JudyL
Sat May 05, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Introducing Rheese!
Replies: 11
Views: 2784

Re: Introducing Rheese!

Adorable!
by JudyL
Fri May 04, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: GoFundMe site for Peekaboo
Replies: 9
Views: 1175

Re: GoFundMe site for Peekaboo

Yay! Glad to hear they stepped up.
by JudyL
Thu May 03, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Acupuncture expectations
Replies: 28
Views: 2616

Re: Acupuncture expectations

I took a video of him limping last week that I took with me to the appointments. I couldn't remember how to include it here, so it is on facebook, limited to ODO friends. I don't need sad face from his breeder on there.
by JudyL
Thu May 03, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Acupuncture expectations
Replies: 28
Views: 2616

Re: Acupuncture expectations

Thank you! That makes a lot of sense to me. He didn't show any sign of pain in the back or spine when either vet examined him. If he's in some pain, it is slight enough to cause the continued limping but not enough to curb his enthusiasm for treats or a handout after dinner when he will still spin a...
by JudyL
Thu May 03, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Acupuncture expectations
Replies: 28
Views: 2616

Re: Acupuncture expectations

Gah, did I choose the wrong treatment?! The reason I chose acupuncture was because the first vet was on the fence between the two options and felt that acupuncture might help more if it was some soft tissue injury. She said the only response she got was a little shiver when she was touching and feel...

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