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by UpwardDog
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Would you ever muzzle a dog for behavioral reasons?
Replies: 9
Views: 727

Re: Would you ever muzzle a dog for behavioral reasons?

Absolutely I would though it would be a basket muzzle, not a fabric one . If a fabric muzzle is loose enough to allow panting, it's also not going to be terribly safe either. If a dog's behaviour is troubling enough to warrant a muzzle, I'd probably like him/her also to be on a leash or long line. R...
by UpwardDog
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Talk to me about skin/allergy problems
Replies: 28
Views: 1299

Re: Talk to me about skin/allergy problems

Poor Maggie and poor you. I'm late to the party, but all I have to add is that it's recommended to try a novel protein and veg/starch to start and elimination diet, so if I was picking raw at this stage, I'd probably at least try 4-6 weeks on one that's likely to be novel and nutrient dense like ven...
by UpwardDog
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: The proverbial straw has arrived
Replies: 36
Views: 4485

Re: The proverbial straw has arrived

Aw. It's hard. It sounds like it will be a really good situation for him though.
by UpwardDog
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Ketogenic diet and cancer
Replies: 6
Views: 965

Re: Ketogenic diet and cancer

I have no idea. The people I know doing keto are doing it for weight loss, or so I thought?
by UpwardDog
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: The proverbial straw has arrived
Replies: 36
Views: 4485

Re: The proverbial straw has arrived

I feel for you. I sure hope a good home for him turns up soon. Is there a Viszla rescue group or anyone who would do a courtesy listing? It's hard to find homes for dogs who have special needs :(
by UpwardDog
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Thuja and Lyssin?
Replies: 22
Views: 3581

Re: Thuja and Lyssin?

I feel your pain on trying to find a rescue group or suitable home. I had no luck getting a rescue group here to even courtesy post Tricky.
by UpwardDog
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Thuja and Lyssin?
Replies: 22
Views: 3581

Re: Thuja and Lyssin?

I looked into CBD oil, thinking it might be an option for Rosie, and it's super expensive here too. Tricky seemed significantly improved on Calm Shen by Herbsmith. I wasn't really sure if she was any different on lactium or l-theanine. Emily had good results with Calm Shen with one of her dogs too. ...
by UpwardDog
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Old age or kidney failure
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Re: Old age or kidney failure

I'm about to spend $800 or so to neuter Will and do his OFA hips and elbows and MDR1 etc, what's a few more $$ to the vet, right?
by UpwardDog
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Old age or kidney failure
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Re: Old age or kidney failure

e-vet visit was maybe a month ago?
by UpwardDog
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Old age or kidney failure
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Re: Old age or kidney failure

Rosie came as an adult to rescue, but best guess is she's about 15. She is not drinking more than usual. Sam didn't seem to drink more than normal, but he was waking us up to pee during the night in his last year or more. I need to get Will in for a rabies vax sometimes soon. I think I'll bring her ...
by UpwardDog
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Thuja and Lyssin?
Replies: 22
Views: 3581

Re: Thuja and Lyssin?

Is he on any medication for anxiety, like an SSRI?
by UpwardDog
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Old age or kidney failure
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Old age or kidney failure

Rosie is: - getting a bit picky about food (very unusual for her) -starting to have a bit of incontinence. I've found a couple of small puddles. It seems like they happen when she hasn't been out in a 4 -5 hrs and she comes to see me at the door or at my desk. She is getting pee on herself, unlike w...
by UpwardDog
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Thuja and Lyssin?
Replies: 22
Views: 3581

Re: Thuja and Lyssin?

I gave thuja to rosie on the off chance homeopathy works and that her dog aggression that showed up late in life was related to her rabies vax. No difference, but cheap to try.
by UpwardDog
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Oral growth
Replies: 28
Views: 3140

Re: Oral growth

I'm sorry that the test results weren't more better or more conclusive news. As far as what to do- Rosie has some lumps and bumps. My vet suspects they are just old lady lumps. I'm not biopsying any of them because I'm not putting her through surgery, chemo or radiation at her age. I'd rather assume...
by UpwardDog
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Oral growth
Replies: 28
Views: 3140

Re: Oral growth

Hmmm, well, I hope it's one of those old man lump bumps and it can just stay there minding its own business.
by UpwardDog
Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Please Good Thoughts and Magical Powers for MP
Replies: 38
Views: 4570

Re: Please Good Thoughts and Magical Powers for MP

I am so sorry, Nana. It's so so hard to watch them decline and be powerless to stop it. Thanks for the update. I'm sending you love and the powerful ODO goodvibes for strength through this.
by UpwardDog
Sun May 14, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Flying with Puppy
Replies: 6
Views: 1452

Re: Flying with Puppy

I flew a puppy once and she was really scared, screamed when the plane fired up it's engines.She was a pretty fearful 'doesn't deal well with change' puppy though. We had a very long travel day and I couldn't get her to pee outside the airport or on a pee pad. She was stressed and confused. She fina...
by UpwardDog
Sun May 07, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: metacam long term?
Replies: 5
Views: 1118

Re: metacam long term?

I did use liver support factors for Sam, but it seemed to change. The caplets looked different and he stopped tolerating them.
by UpwardDog
Mon May 01, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: metacam long term?
Replies: 5
Views: 1118

Re: metacam long term?

Oh yeah, I could do milk thistle too. I have a ton of it left from Sam. Good thinking!
by UpwardDog
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: metacam long term?
Replies: 5
Views: 1118

metacam long term?

Rosie was given metacam (in addition to two kinds of eye drops) for uveitis/retinitis a week ago. She seems happier on it and the e-vet suggested it wouldn't be a bad idea to keep her on it. I agree that she's more comfortable and energetic on it, though perhaps she has been feeling really crappy wi...
by UpwardDog
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: MP's got the tick disease(s)!
Replies: 35
Views: 4074

Re: MP's got the tick disease(s)!

Wow, how did I miss this? Damned ticks. Do they think the seizurey stuff is related to the lyme or...?
by UpwardDog
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: MP's got the tick disease(s)!
Replies: 35
Views: 4074

Re: MP's got the tick disease(s)!

Bleeping ticks. I hope the treatment has her feeling much better soon. Keep us posted.
by UpwardDog
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Anyone used Aventi KS or KP?
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

Re: Anyone used Aventi KS or KP?

INGREDIENTS: Maltodextrins, calcium carbonate, potassium citrate, chitosan, artificial meat flavor. Im not inclined to give meds that dogs refuse at the end of their life particularly if they are getting really expensive and knowing kidney failure already causes that nausea, malaise, hungover feelin...
by UpwardDog
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Anyone used Aventi KS or KP?
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

Re: Anyone used Aventi KS or KP?

I haven't heard of that one. Sam took amino B-plex as his vitamin support. It was 1ml on his food twice daily and seemed palatable.
by UpwardDog
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: What would you do? Disreputable breeder issues.
Replies: 4
Views: 1021

Re: What would you do? Disreputable breeder issues.

If she didn't refund you on the hips and being that oversized, I highly doubt she would over the hypothyroid. I am not sure where you would post on FB that would serve to warn other potential puppy buyers. What about the breed club?
by UpwardDog
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: I'm Ready to Jump
Replies: 7
Views: 1264

Re: I'm Ready to Jump

I haven't done a lot of research, but there seem to be plenty of vets who don't think that sensitivities test Dr Dodds does is something people should put a lot of stock in.
by UpwardDog
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: See ya 'round, Fannie
Replies: 14
Views: 2455

Re: See ya 'round, Fannie

"Every dog has a unique personality and keeping a dog that doesn't fit out of guilt (pushed upon you more by L) will not be healthy for anyone. Why crate and rotate, and not have a full family unit when she can be rehomed to a place where she can be happy? Obviously, dumping a dog with no care of it...
by UpwardDog
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: See ya 'round, Fannie
Replies: 14
Views: 2455

Re: See ya 'round, Fannie

Aw man, I'm so sorry, Lynn. Could there be something going on with her health? That seems like a huge, sudden change?
by UpwardDog
Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: 11th Annual "What Are You Gonna Do With Your Dogs?" thread
Replies: 3
Views: 6075

Re: 11th Annual "What Are You Gonna Do With Your Dogs?" thread

Trial Will in rally.I'd like to do some more nosework and agility with him, but it's just hard to find the time and money. Also hard to find good instruction here.
Keep giving Rosie good golden years--she's about 15--best guess--- and it's showing more and more.

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