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by Aubergine
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Gabapentin guidance
Replies: 5
Views: 1300

Re: Gabapentin guidance

Nutmeg is on gabapentin (100 mg twice a day) and it really does make a difference - by which I mean, when she WASN'T on it, she was markedly worse, but it's hard to tell when she IS on it, because it's quite subtle ... if that makes sense? She takes it for mysterious pain/nerve damage/who knows what...
by Aubergine
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Not sure what to do - ailing best friend
Replies: 31
Views: 4406

Re: Not sure what to do - ailing best friend

I'm so sorry to read this, especially so late. It's so hard to see them decline like this, and I'm dreading the decisions I know I will have to make in the (near?) future with my guys. I'm sure you have Caesar's best interests at heart, and you are clearly very perceptive of his behaviour and moods....
by Aubergine
Wed May 09, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Introducing Rheese!
Replies: 11
Views: 3169

Re: Introducing Rheese!

OMG, I can't handle it! She is so adorable! :love:
by Aubergine
Tue May 08, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Old dog, two story house
Replies: 8
Views: 1708

Re: Old dog, two story house

How steep and wide are the five stairs? Would it be possible to build ramps for her to use? We always joke about getting a stairlift for Becky :lol: She's still pretty spry and we have like 13 stairs to get to the main living area of our house. She takes her time and seems okay. She pulled a muscle ...
by Aubergine
Thu May 03, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Acupuncture expectations
Replies: 28
Views: 3050

Re: Acupuncture expectations

Gabapentin can help with pain (esp. if used as adjunct w/NSAIDs) but also contributes to grogginess a bit, so it can sometimes seem like they're actually more wobbly/less active in some cases—which sure can make it difficult to tell if their mobility is improving or not. :) Have you tried traction ...
by Aubergine
Thu May 03, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Acupuncture expectations
Replies: 28
Views: 3050

Re: Acupuncture expectations

I saw Benson's video on FB, and I can see that he just doesn't seem right, especially right after getting up. Poor little guy :( Just going to chime in on laser treatment! Nutmeg got laser treatments as part of her TPLO "package" last year, and I really think it helped her heal up well. Her TPLO leg...
by Aubergine
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Why do I hate trialing my dogs so much?
Replies: 20
Views: 3221

Re: Why do I hate trialing my dogs so much?

I wouldn't say I hate trialing, but I've come to find it so draining on my time... and I'm just not a competitive person. Nutmeg has retired from agility, but Spratty and I still do a weekly class, which we both really enjoy. Once in a while I'll enter a fun match or trial, but I just find it eats u...
by Aubergine
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Crazy story with a good lesson.
Replies: 5
Views: 1569

Re: Crazy story with a good lesson.

Wow - that is an incredible story! I'm glad it worked out for everyone!
by Aubergine
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Recurring diarrhea
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Re: Recurring diarrhea

You can also try oatmeal in place of rice. I find it firms things up a bit better. Can you get a hold of "Acute Care" - we call it butt paste at our house. It comes in a massive syringe and can be added to food. That, in combination with metro, seems to work pretty well. I made a "tummy mix" by blen...
by Aubergine
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Hand Stripping
Replies: 11
Views: 1857

Re: Hand Stripping

She looks so nice! My sister has a border terrier (sweet little dog) but they've let her go "au natural" and she looked like a toilet brush :lol:
by Aubergine
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Maybe a new Wirehaired Vizsla in my future
Replies: 35
Views: 5904

Re: Maybe a new Wirehaired Vizsla in my future

This is so exciting! I just want to squish all those little pupper bellies! :love: I love the tree themed names.
by Aubergine
Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: We said goodbye to Dixie
Replies: 14
Views: 3216

Re: We said goodbye to Dixie

What a great memorial to a fabulous little dog :love: I'm so sorry she's gone.
by Aubergine
Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Lady Abigail Rose
Replies: 13
Views: 3157

Re: Lady Abigail Rose

I'm so sorry :(
by Aubergine
Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Husband vs dog
Replies: 4
Views: 1207

Re: Husband vs dog

:rofl: So true. I sometimes catch myself talking to P in a schwoompy doggie voice while I'm also discussing matters with the houndlings :grin:
by Aubergine
Thu May 07, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Me and Roscoe
Replies: 3
Views: 2162

Re: Me and Roscoe

That's a brilliant photo :D
by Aubergine
Thu May 07, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: The vet is coming out tonight
Replies: 29
Views: 5923

Re: The vet is coming out tonight

Oh Jen, I've been so sad all day since seeing the news on fb. I haven't been on ODO in far too long, but I wanted to log in and send my condolences. I had such fun with you and Roscoe those two times, and he was such a lovely, good boy. I know you'll hold your memories close to your heart.
by Aubergine
Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Cost of medications
Replies: 13
Views: 2385

Re: Cost of medications

I am very excited to try this for the first time today! Becky has to have some work done on her gums (she is a little defective and thus expensive) and the vet is going to write me a scrip for the pain meds so I can buy it from my local Shoppers Drugmart!
by Aubergine
Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Cost of medications
Replies: 13
Views: 2385

Re: Cost of medications

Wait. WUT. I *never* thought about calling in an Rx to a pharmacy! Is it normal for pharmacies to carry veterinary meds?

I love my vet, but they are very pricey! And, since I'm putting their kids through university anyway, maybe I should try this...

Mind: blown :P
by Aubergine
Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Please welcome.......
Replies: 12
Views: 1998

Re: Please welcome.......

Awww, congratulations and welcome home, sweet Shiloh! :love:
by Aubergine
Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: I know my dog is spoiled because...
Replies: 9
Views: 1593

Re: I know my dog is spoiled because...

I bought a house for my dogs. They have their own suite downstairs. :lol: Fiance and I frequently worry that we *are about to run out of treats* so the house is stocked to the brim with at least two massive bags of Charlie Bears... just in case :rolleyes: And we HAVE to bring the crew to the pet sho...
by Aubergine
Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Meet Becky!
Replies: 12
Views: 2585

Meet Becky!

So... we're now a household of three hounds! We're technically fostering Becky until next week, when she goes back to the shelter for a vet check. After that, assuming everything is okay, she's ours :D She is such a sweetie. She's pretty mellow, but LOVES going outside. There have been a few struggl...
by Aubergine
Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Going from two... to three... maybe!
Replies: 22
Views: 2641

Re: Going from two... to three... maybe!

We got approved! :D Not sure when we can pick her up as she is recuperating from bladder stone surgery, but hopefully soon :love: I AM SO EXCITED!!! Amanda, her leg is a little shonky, but she walks with no problems on it. It's just... penguinny? I guess? :lol: She is actually quite leggy for a Bass...
by Aubergine
Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Dora will be the mom of future guide dogs!
Replies: 16
Views: 1938

Re: Dora will be the mom of future guide dogs!

That's amazing, Katie! :) I only ever see labs here as guide dogs, but I know that GSDs and dobes were also at one time used. You should be rightfully proud of your and your dogs' contributions :D
by Aubergine
Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Sabine & Dax go to Nationals!
Replies: 14
Views: 1754

Re: Sabine & Dax go to Nationals!

Wow - that is awesome! I hope you both have an amazing time :D
by Aubergine
Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Shhhh! Beagle is sleeping
Replies: 23
Views: 3282

Re: Shhhh! Beagle is sleeping

Oh yay! Nosework is SO much fun. I'm sure he was in his element :D
by Aubergine
Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Going from two... to three... maybe!
Replies: 22
Views: 2641

Going from two... to three... maybe!

It's been WAAAAY too long since I've been on ODO, and I miss everyone! :D I try to read when I can but don't always make time to post. Anyway. Some news :grin: The fiance and I saw online, visited in person, and promptly fell in love with a 10 year old Basset at a local animal control facility :grin...
by Aubergine
Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Dora will be the mom of future guide dogs!
Replies: 16
Views: 1938

Re: Dora will be the mom of future guide dogs!

That's wonderful news! Are these specific types of guide dogs (for blind people)? I've never seen or heard of collies for this role, but I think they would be a great choice provided the temperament is just right :)
by Aubergine
Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Shhhh! Beagle is sleeping
Replies: 23
Views: 3282

Re: Shhhh! Beagle is sleeping

Awwww, I love sleepy hounds :D Oliver looks like he had a ton of fun!
by Aubergine
Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: On a possitive note
Replies: 10
Views: 1397

Re: On a possitive note

What a perfect situation! Lucky Wrangler!
by Aubergine
Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Farewell Mike
Replies: 24
Views: 2867

Re: Farewell Mike

I'm so sad to read this, Connie. Mike was such a blessing in your life, and you in his.

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