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by JudyL
Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Advice please... Tail and neuter issues
Replies: 134
Views: 34738

Re: Advice please... Tail and neuter issues

What! He's so young. I really can't believe all he's been through already in his life and now HD and osteo changes! I'm really sorry for all the sucky news.
by JudyL
Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Seizure, maybe?
Replies: 6
Views: 2201

Re: Seizure, maybe?

Could be syncope, if not a seizure. With syncope the dog will sometimes go stiff with head drawn back and do some paddling with the legs as well. With the fainting, the dog can seem very normal afterward, whereas with a seizure may seem more tired, dazed, confused. If it happens again, check for bre...
by JudyL
Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Advice please... Tail and neuter issues
Replies: 134
Views: 34738

Re: Advice please... Tail and neuter issues

That sounds like a solid plan. Good thoughts that you'll soon have no more house of horrors and no more pano either!
It's beyond time for Zeke's health issues to be in the past and for you to consistently train and have fun with your young dog.
by JudyL
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Sweet Choo-Choo has gone to the bridge
Replies: 12
Views: 4278

Re: Sweet Choo-Choo has gone to the bridge

I'm sorry, Emily.

Choo-Choo will be missed on here too. Seeing pictures of her always made me smile.
by JudyL
Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Toenail discoloration
Replies: 2
Views: 1343

Re: Toenail discoloration

It could be related to his Cushing's disease or whatever meds you are treating that with, or other changes related to normal aging. Unless it becomes more bothersome or he is having other symptoms of illness, it sounds like something that could wait for the nail trim appt coming up so soon.
by JudyL
Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Anal Glands
Replies: 26
Views: 6383

Re: Anal Glands

That's great news! Don't ever let this man retire.
by JudyL
Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: ODO FB group?
Replies: 16
Views: 5308

Re: ODO FB group?

I think that should be up to Sabine if it was in an official capacity or uses the name, unless you meant it as a "friends from..." group to share non-dog stories and any pictures and would act as a gathering place for all of us that are on here. Sharing pictures on here is more difficult. I like thi...
by JudyL
Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Po's saga
Replies: 78
Views: 16684

Re: Po's saga

Yes, for sure!!!!! I am beyond happy for all of you!
by JudyL
Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Ethics of dog bite reporting
Replies: 6
Views: 2446

Re: Ethics of dog bite reporting

Heather's last paragraph is how I'd handle it. Leash laws exist for a reason. When out in public, dogs should be leashed unless they are in a specific area that is meant for them to be allowed off-leash, like a dog park. All the dogs attending the game should be leashed and supervised. Any person th...
by JudyL
Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Po's saga
Replies: 78
Views: 16684

Re: Po's saga

Interesting, and not TMI. Is that what will happen, that the sludge will thin out and be eliminated? Could that elimination of the excess bile sludge be also causing his lack of appetite because of temporarily having too much bile released vs food intake? Maybe this is a sign that his body is adjust...
by JudyL
Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Po's saga
Replies: 78
Views: 16684

Re: Po's saga

Ditto what Heather wrote. I hope the meds and supplements will solve the issue and get rid of that mucous problem. It sounds like a pretty good sign that Po was begging for treats and food so soon after starting on properly managing this. Sending good thoughts that he's heading in the right direction.
by JudyL
Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Po's saga
Replies: 78
Views: 16684

Re: Po's saga

Oh no, not what we wanted to hear. I hope you get answers from the tests and find that this is very treatable.
by JudyL
Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Happy 15th Birthday, Mitzi!
Replies: 4
Views: 6176

Re: Happy 15th Birthday, Mitzi!

Cute pictures of the birthday girl, Jean. I hope the uptick in health and feeling well continues on for Mitzi.
Happy Birthday and upcoming Gotcha Day, Mitzi.

Jean, these little frou-frous can be quite tough with surprising resilience besides being totally adorable. I'm glad you have each other.
by JudyL
Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Canine Dementia
Replies: 7
Views: 2272

Re: Canine Dementia

I thought emmas_mom posted about canine dementia in one of her dogs that would get stuck in corners or around furniture. Was it her Oliver or some other member entirely?
by JudyL
Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: How do you sleep?
Replies: 8
Views: 2489

Re: How do you sleep?

The only additional thought I have is to ask what happens during her daytime routine besides you trying to keep her awake. Are some of those things that could be switched around, or change the timing of, so that she sleeps better at night? I'm thinking mostly about timing of meals and meds. Are you ...
by JudyL
Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: I'm baaaaaaacckkk!
Replies: 41
Views: 10733

Re: I'm baaaaaaacckkk!

Perhaps a freshly cleaned and organized lair will boost your spirits to go along with that energy. Google, or Google Play, has an app for speech to text conversion that I think would work on your tablet. If I read it correctly, the app creates the text on the clipboard that you then copy and paste w...
by JudyL
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: What are your best "real food" kibble toppers?
Replies: 9
Views: 3193

Re: What are your best "real food" kibble toppers?

Around here it's leftovers from our meals that don't contain foods harmful to dogs. Tipper had a helping of venison stew that also had potato, corn, green beans and carrots mixed in with her kibble earlier today. This week's additions for her included a variety of stuff including ground beef, cottag...
by JudyL
Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Anal Glands
Replies: 26
Views: 6383

Re: Anal Glands

That sounds very strange and I'd want to have someone look at him too. Iirc, Dr Fred isn't too pricey? It may be a small price to pay for your peace of mind. My vet would charge for a repeat visit whether or not they had, or had not, solved the initial problem. Does he bother with the area or scoot?...
by JudyL
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Licorice Recurrent UTI
Replies: 25
Views: 5047

Re: Licorice Recurrent UTI

You might be on to something with her eyesight at night and her restlessness. I noticed that with Dixie as well. Once she became totally deaf and relied more on her eyesight, as her night vision worsened, she became a little worrier during the night too. She would stay in her bed but would wake cons...
by JudyL
Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Nutrition and Behavior
Replies: 17
Views: 4742

Re: Nutrition and Behavior

He's a Viszla adolescent. Bouncy, wild, wiggly, jumpy is their natural state is it not? lol
^ this. You have a pup that's finally feeling great and isn't hurting!
by JudyL
Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Anal Glands
Replies: 26
Views: 6383

Re: Anal Glands

I've had 3 dogs with an impacted AG. Two dogs' ruptured and healed without incident, and never had problems thereafter. All chihuahuas, and I made them sit in a tepid bath of Epsom's salt twice a day and kept clean otherwise. Third dog was Cinnabon and hers didn't rupture. Vet packed it with abx oin...
by JudyL
Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: It's either a miracle, or Ronan is deathly ill.
Replies: 7
Views: 2295

Re: It's either a miracle, or Ronan is deathly ill.

Besides the golden being a chilled out dog, perhaps part of the vibe this dog was giving off was calming because he is the vet's dog and the office is like his domain where he would be calm and happy there as opposed to a the bulldog that I'm guessing was a patient that might have been stressed or g...
by JudyL
Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Licorice Recurrent UTI
Replies: 25
Views: 5047

Re: Licorice Recurrent UTI

I don't have any helpful advice but wanted to say that I'm sorry your girl is having such troubles and you are dealing with this. I know the feeling of being a shut-in and not wanting to be there for the pup. I remember me vet telling me that if I wanted to culture one of my dog's urine, that it had...
by JudyL
Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: At my wits end... Gimpy Zeke now with stomach upset!
Replies: 133
Views: 26120

Re: At my wits end... Gimpy Zeke now with stomach upset!

I'm sorry for you all, I can't believe the troubles he's had! I thought it stopped when the dog was done growing, or doesn't it work like that?
by JudyL
Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: I'm baaaaaaacckkk!
Replies: 41
Views: 10733

Re: I'm baaaaaaacckkk!

That's good that the surgery is working out as planned. I'm happy for you that your girls are back with you where they belong.
by JudyL
Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: I'm baaaaaaacckkk!
Replies: 41
Views: 10733

Re: I'm baaaaaaacckkk!

Take good care and heal up so that your girls can come back home. They are good medicine.

Sorry you had to go through another surgery, but if this will help resolve multiple issues and keep you from needing to be hospitalized so often, then that sounds like a good thing.
by JudyL
Sat Nov 28, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Growly Guardy Pi
Replies: 25
Views: 12123

Re: Growly Guardy Pi

^ Agree with Jill. This is a great thread and shows how easy it is to miss something when we are immersed in it. After Heather's summary and if only dogs could talk, I imagine Pi would be whining something akin to Jan Brady's "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia" when being kicked out of bed.
by JudyL
Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Growly Guardy Pi
Replies: 25
Views: 12123

Re: Growly Guardy Pi

To further explain, with Benson I would have preferred to simply ban him from my lap or from the chair by putting him on the floor, but it was also during his first few days living with us that included very ramped up excitement/anxiety with tagging of feet and chasing Paul, so he needed that time i...
by JudyL
Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Growly Guardy Pi
Replies: 25
Views: 12123

Re: Growly Guardy Pi

Right, at this point Pi probably doesn't know why he's not in bed with you. I don't believe they generalize over long periods of time or have feelings of jealousy carrying on from earlier in the day. I agree with the others. Around here a growl or snark would mean loss of privileges. It only took on...
by JudyL
Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: Community News, Events & Brags
Topic: Szikla Zoldmali, NA Prize II
Replies: 8
Views: 19909

Re: Szikla Zoldmali, NA Prize II

Congratulations, Amanda and Zeke! I hope this is the start of the best times with your pup and that all those growing pains are now in the past.

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