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by connie
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Was this a seizure?
Replies: 12
Views: 1185

Re: Was this a seizure?

Jean, yes -- the couple with the Beardie described the changes in their boy, and as you note, the only commonality is that there were changes. Has Beau had behavioral changes? Sure, I can think of a few. Do I chalk them up to age, or the monster lurking in the background here? I have no idea. And li...
by connie
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Was this a seizure?
Replies: 12
Views: 1185

Re: Was this a seizure?

Yes, that's why I'm not laying out $$$$$$$ for an MRI -- a brain tumor isn't shy about making its presence known. There WILL be other signs, if that's what it is. I talked to a friend this morning and when I said 'brain tumor' she said 'I'm sorry but that's the first thing I thought of ... I hope it...
by connie
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Banzai losing weight
Replies: 14
Views: 980

Re: Banzai losing weight

What an oddity! Okay, so if his reading is in the high end of the normal range, he actually could be hyperthyroid?! And just to cover the obvious: has he got any kind of intestinal parasites? Don't know if that would explain the hair loss, but Rowley has gotten roundworms and turned into a walking s...
by connie
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Banzai losing weight
Replies: 14
Views: 980

Re: Banzai losing weight

Yeah, thyroid comes to mind immediately, but maybe hyperthyroid.

Is this breed similar to Shelties, where they are 'naturally low' but should be supplemented if they aren't at 50% or more of the normal range?
by connie
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Was this a seizure?
Replies: 12
Views: 1185

Re: Was this a seizure?

Well, it's two seizures in ten days, and that's so not good. I'm really worried, and I blogged about it here: https://cinnamondogcom.wordpress.com/2019/01/25/i-have-a-seizure-dog-wait-what/ I'm coming over here to vent about the reply on my FB post from a friend who suggests that Beau has built up t...
by connie
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: CBD oil
Replies: 1
Views: 433

Re: CBD oil

I will suggest two brands that I know to be good, because I know the people who make them: Canine Wellness Labs, soon to be re-named Max and Neo, they donate one-for-one to a rescue for every sale they make: https://caninewellnesslab.com And Octagon Biolabs, which now makes a liver-flavored CBD oil ...
by connie
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Was this a seizure?
Replies: 12
Views: 1185

Re: Was this a seizure?

I don't think it was a stroke, I've seen that and there were invariably effects and deficits resulting. Beau is absolutely fine today: ate his breakfast, went on the walk as usual, ran around in the yard in the snow with Rowley. It didn't present like a vestibular episode, I've had lots of experienc...
by connie
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: 13th annual “What are you going to do with your dogs” thread
Replies: 10
Views: 2542

Re: 13th annual “What are you going to do with your dogs” thread

Goals and I don't mix well, so I'll just use this as a recap. LOL! Starting 2018, I wanted to keep it together with seven dogs in my house: I was really getting worn down by that. And that seemed to be an indicator of change to come, because Posey passed away in May, and Charlie passed away in Octob...
by connie
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Was this a seizure?
Replies: 12
Views: 1185

Was this a seizure?

Last night, about 3 am, I was waked up by dogs moving around in my bedroom and some scrabbling noises. I turned on the light and grabbed my glasses and saw Beau, right by his bed (on the floor at the foot of my bed), lying on his back like a turtle that had gotten turned over. He was thrashing aroun...
by connie
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Probable stroke
Replies: 14
Views: 914

Re: Probable stroke

How's Max doing now?
by connie
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: What do you put on tags?
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: What do you put on tags?

I don't put the dog's name because I have multiple dogs and I want to be able to put a tag/collar on any of them without worrying 'is this the right name.'

I have my cell phone number, and the word (in all caps) REWARD on each tag.
by connie
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Probable stroke
Replies: 14
Views: 914

Re: Probable stroke

Yes, I was going to suggest CBD oil to calm him a bit.
by connie
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Probable stroke
Replies: 14
Views: 914

Re: Probable stroke

Oh gosh, I'm sorry, Ashley. Poor Max and poor you and Shaina.
It sounds like a stroke more than vestibular, but that's only my guess. I hope you see some improvement soon.
by connie
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Cancer clinical trial
Replies: 67
Views: 7186

Re: Cancer clinical trial

Wow, how great that he's gotten that result so far! Sorry about the poop situation, I guess you have to take the bad with the good. :sick:
by connie
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Resource Guarding
Replies: 36
Views: 4560

Re: Resource Guarding

I'm sorry that his problems couldn't be managed or abated. I agree with you, though, Sherri: a dog with that behavioral disorder is not a happy, balanced dog. A humane euthanasia is an act of mercy in a situation like this one.
by connie
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Limping :(
Replies: 5
Views: 1068

Re: Limping :(

Oh no! I hope it's only a soft-tissue injury and not a strain or tear to a ligament!

Right with you on the vet bills also, I was thinking 'normal' was reasonable vet bills annually and then WHAM this year. Ugh!
by connie
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Cancer clinical trial
Replies: 67
Views: 7186

Re: Cancer clinical trial

Sounds like the side effects are a consideration in planning the treatment -- that's too bad, but probably to be expected. What are the objectives of the clinical trial?
by connie
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Gabapentin guidance
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

Re: Gabapentin guidance

My vet is a huge advocate of gaba in conjunction with an NSAID for pain relief -- and he won't use Tramadol at all anymore, he says it's been shown to be ineffective. This is a pretty good primer on gaba for dogs: https://www.petmd.com/dog/care/gabapentin-dogs-what-you-need-know And this one: https:...
by connie
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Are there more reactive dogs now, or am I just way more crabby?
Replies: 12
Views: 1993

Re: Are there more reactive dogs now, or am I just way more crabby?

You couldn't pay me enough to live with an Airedale, they are a breed that cracks me up from afar but in NO way fits into my life!
by connie
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Are there more reactive dogs now, or am I just way more crabby?
Replies: 12
Views: 1993

Re: Are there more reactive dogs now, or am I just way more crabby?

Oh -- this is a Beginner class and the whole class is on the floor at the same time, Amanda. In the classes -- like Rowley's -- where the dogs actually run courses, dogs are crated or on downs away from the action, and there are ring gates separating the area for dogs and handlers that aren't workin...
by connie
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: AKC Trick Dog title -- looks like fun!
Replies: 13
Views: 2200

Re: AKC Trick Dog title -- looks like fun!

We did perform the routine -- twice -- and Alex earned his Novice Tricks title. I will get the video from Jane. :)

Now we are going to start training Advanced tricks!
by connie
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: I want...maybe.
Replies: 13
Views: 2918

Re: I want...maybe.

That's a stock photo from a google search, but the French Brit we know looks quite like that. She's the NICEST dog, and by that I mean she's not cowed or annoyed by Rowley and Alex and their pushy behavior; she thinks they're doofus dogs, which they are. Her owner does some hunting with her, when he...
by connie
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: I want...maybe.
Replies: 13
Views: 2918

Re: I want...maybe.

Are you sure you don't want a French Brittany Spaniel? We meet one at the nature preserve and she is the COOLEST dog. ;)
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by connie
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Cancer clinical trial
Replies: 67
Views: 7186

Re: Cancer clinical trial

Paws and fingers here are all crossed for you and Max, it's got to be like walking on a high-wire.
by connie
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Cancer clinical trial
Replies: 67
Views: 7186

Re: Cancer clinical trial

Still rooting for Max, what's the procedure for his further treatments?
by connie
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Not sure what to do - ailing best friend
Replies: 31
Views: 3506

Re: Not sure what to do - ailing best friend

It's so tied up with our feelings, our history with them -- it can be absolutely gut-wrenching. You certainly have my best wishes and sympathy at this difficult time.
by connie
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Not sure what to do - ailing best friend
Replies: 31
Views: 3506

Re: Not sure what to do - ailing best friend

Another aspect of life with a dog: we often don't see as clearly the changes that have taken place. What I mean by that: I had a rescue Sheltie, Rudy, who was the dearest, sweetest boy. He almost starved to death before he was picked up stray, and then I adopted him. He LOOOOVED my home and he was w...
by connie
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Cancer clinical trial
Replies: 67
Views: 7186

Re: Cancer clinical trial

Grrrrr, that's annoying!

How is he today?
by connie
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Not sure what to do - ailing best friend
Replies: 31
Views: 3506

Re: Not sure what to do - ailing best friend

Exactly what Sherri said.
by connie
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Cancer clinical trial
Replies: 67
Views: 7186

Re: Cancer clinical trial

Hoping it's a recovery sleep, and he's feeling better tomorrow.

Sander loved rice pudding when he couldn't bear the smell or taste of his usual raw or other food. Also soft-boiled egg on wheat toast. ;)

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