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by MaisyPancakes
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Does Anyone Use Tick "preventative" like Nexgard (Afoxolaner)?
Replies: 5
Views: 925

Does Anyone Use Tick "preventative" like Nexgard (Afoxolaner)?

Hey guys! TBN (down to Pia or Minnow) was advised to take tick killers because we like to go into tick-infested places. :frown: I was unable to keep MP safe despite her limited mobility (= wasn't running through grassy fields all day), short coat (easier to spot ticks), and extraordinary patience th...
by MaisyPancakes
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Which heartworm preventative do you use?
Replies: 8
Views: 1396

Re: Which heartworm preventative do you use?

Thanks so much, friends!! I talked to my vet yesterday and she said she typically uses Heartguard these days (partly because Interceptor became unavailable like Ashley said, and they were like FU then; also because she thinks the dose of ivermectin is minimal/low in a good way). I told her that I'll...
by MaisyPancakes
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Are there more reactive dogs now, or am I just way more crabby?
Replies: 12
Views: 2057

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

Haha!! There should be a contest for “Dog or no dog? Leashed or loose? Bonus: Will the human leash the dog when or before a/he is asked?” We would be world champions!!!
by MaisyPancakes
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Which heartworm preventative do you use?
Replies: 8
Views: 1396

Re: Which heartworm preventative do you use?

Thanks so much, Connie! <3 Interesting about MDR1 and how it doesn't matter which one you give. I might stick to ivermectin since she obviously did OK on it and it seems like if it weren't, it would be pretty obvious and immediately so. When you get Interceptor, will you be using the Safeheart dose,...
by MaisyPancakes
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Which heartworm preventative do you use?
Replies: 8
Views: 1396

Re: Which heartworm preventative do you use?

ETA: I read some stuff on dogaware/Mary Strauss and an updated article for 2018 says due to the weird strains and all, she no longer recommends the lower Safeheart dose nor the 45-day schedule and thinks everyone should give it year-round. New question(s): This dog got a dose of ivermectin while at ...
by MaisyPancakes
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Are there more reactive dogs now, or am I just way more crabby?
Replies: 12
Views: 2057

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

I took new no-name-dog for a spin around the 'hood several times, and noticed that an insane percentage of dogs we encountered (just on the other side of the street, mostly—I'm still on MP-cautious+++ mode!!!) were what any of us would consider plenty reactive...I'd say 8 out of 12?! You wouldn't kn...
by MaisyPancakes
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Which heartworm preventative do you use?
Replies: 8
Views: 1396

Which heartworm preventative do you use?

Hey friends!!! I will post a real intro for my new dog (still no-name :eek2: :tired: ) and her spectacular MP-ODO story :love: , but have a quick practical question before I see my vet on Wednesday. I'm going to start using HW stuff with this dog because even my vet mentioned last year that she pret...
by MaisyPancakes
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Figment/Gidget is gone RIP
Replies: 15
Views: 2952

Re: Figment/Gidget is gone RIP

I'm just catching up here and am so sad to see this. :( xx
by MaisyPancakes
Mon May 07, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Introducing Rheese!
Replies: 11
Views: 2962

Re: Introducing Rheese!

Hi Rheese!!! <3 <3 <3
by MaisyPancakes
Thu May 03, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Acupuncture expectations
Replies: 28
Views: 2806

Re: Acupuncture expectations

So glad that laser is helping the 'Meg, and that she is overall doing so much better! :D I think laser is the new "low-risk/high-returns" service that many places are offering, and it really is truly great in so many ways! (The only reason why I said "crapshoot" earlier re: Benson was because we're ...
by MaisyPancakes
Thu May 03, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Acupuncture expectations
Replies: 28
Views: 2806

Re: Acupuncture expectations

Oh shit, Benson, quit it, please! Judy, you must be so worried. I’m so sorry! ☹️ Just from what you described about the day/car ride/vet, I wouldn’t be too worried about the bad poop. I’d have a bad one, too. ;) Did you go to a regular vet or a specialist (like a rehab/ortho type)? If I learned anyt...
by MaisyPancakes
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Landis has cancer.
Replies: 9
Views: 1432

Re: Landis has cancer.

Oh Amanda—I'm so sorry. What a perfect boy until the end. Sending you and your family love.
by MaisyPancakes
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Landis has cancer.
Replies: 9
Views: 1432

Re: Landis has cancer.

Oh yay for shrinkage! ;) :D Sending callus vibes! Go abx! Reading my earlier reply above on a full sized screen, I realize I kinda sound like I'm pushing for extraordinary intervention—which wasn't my intention and am so sorry! :( What I meant (but didn't at all) was to commiserate how impossibly di...
by MaisyPancakes
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Landis has cancer.
Replies: 9
Views: 1432

Re: Landis has cancer.

I'm so sorry, Amanda. I know what you mean—stuff like this is so disorienting in reality, in real time, with all these variables. There's *so* much time where you're trying everything to help increase comfort, towards a cure, adjusting expectations, whatever else. With MP, even a short respite/relie...
by MaisyPancakes
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Ketogenic diet and cancer
Replies: 6
Views: 1383

Re: Ketogenic diet and cancer

Is that the one where most of the calories come from fat, based on the reasoning that cancer feeds on carbs? I think it's used for seizures (esp. in children)—from what I've read about trying it on dogs with seizures, it didn't seem to be a very good option/effective because they couldn't handle the...
by MaisyPancakes
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: coconut oil, MCTs, revisited
Replies: 4
Views: 1276

Re: coconut oil, MCTs, revisited

Same for things like pancreatitis or any of those things that are affected by fats in the digestive process, right? I, too, have been curious about this—would love to know more!
by MaisyPancakes
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: The proverbial straw has arrived
Replies: 36
Views: 7944

Re: The proverbial straw has arrived

I'm so sorry, Amanda. Your new plan sounds best for everyone—sending lots of good luck and hugs.
by MaisyPancakes
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Thuja and Lyssin?
Replies: 22
Views: 4946

Re: Thuja and Lyssin?

??? Are you using the concentrates that come in the syringe? Those are $$$. Endoca oils are about $32/bottle and lasts nearly a month (3-5 drops, 1-2x/day for Zeke)
by MaisyPancakes
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Thuja and Lyssin?
Replies: 22
Views: 4946

Re: Thuja and Lyssin?

You kind of have to give a lot more CBD than the "one size fits all" dosage. I've found that capsules from Canna companion and oils from Endoca have been most effective for MP. These are all hemp derived so no thc—but you're in CA so could get VetCBD oils that's supposed to be a really good product ...
by MaisyPancakes
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Thuja and Lyssin?
Replies: 22
Views: 4946

Re: Thuja and Lyssin?

If you haven't tried already and want to try OTC stuff, L-theanine (Suntheanine is a good brand for that) might help—it's what's in Composure treats. That would be helpful and safe for any human, too.
by MaisyPancakes
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Oral growth
Replies: 28
Views: 4390

Re: Oral growth

My rehab vet was iffy about CBD because she used to be a criticalist at an e-clinic and saw a bunch of pot toxicities in her day. But, all the bad highs were from TCH, which the hemp products don't have (or have enough of, to matter). We sort of look at it like it is for ppl—some folks can smoke a j...
by MaisyPancakes
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Thuja and Lyssin?
Replies: 22
Views: 4946

Re: Thuja and Lyssin?

I feel like homeopathy has worked pretty well for some things, but not at all for others. The stuff that I've found useful are nux vomica (tummy/nausea), fragaria vesca (tartar on teeth), cantharis (UTI), and a menstrual cramps combo remedy. I'm pretty sure that Topricin (ointment/lotion) has helped...
by MaisyPancakes
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Please Good Thoughts and Magical Powers for MP
Replies: 38
Views: 7640

Re: Please Good Thoughts and Magical Powers for MP

Thank you all, so, so much. I have no words! Honestly don't know how I would be coping without your support! She's been enjoying her screams-filled rally and I'm so glad to have any extra good time at all—my vets are kind of ?!?! about the extent of her insistence to stay put. She had a super great ...
by MaisyPancakes
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Oral growth
Replies: 28
Views: 4390

Re: Oral growth

Oh no, dammit. :( I'm so sorry. MP takes CBD oil (we've tried Canna-Pet and Endoca brands), capsules (Canna-Pet and Canna Companion brands), and cookies (Canna-Pet). I'm now giving a ton more than the label, per advice of vets from Canna-Pet and Canna Companion. It helps with taking the edge off of ...
by MaisyPancakes
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Oral growth
Replies: 28
Views: 4390

Re: Oral growth

Love to you guys. If you were to pursue anything, I think shopping around is totally a good idea; BP used to be the go-to bad-assery around here, but they got bought out by Mars and things started to change (good doctors moved around, etc.); now my regular vet recommends a different specialist place...
by MaisyPancakes
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Oral growth
Replies: 28
Views: 4390

Re: Oral growth

Sending all good vibes for your appointment today! May it just be a dried cherry!
by MaisyPancakes
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Please Good Thoughts and Magical Powers for MP
Replies: 38
Views: 7640

Re: Please Good Thoughts and Magical Powers for MP

Thank you, Jean. I had heard about their needing to hear that it is OK for her to go on, that I will be OK. I've been telling her every damn day in every way I know how. I've sent her pictures (from my head) of me having a grand old time all by myself in a field, eating screams and pizza. My bestie ...
by MaisyPancakes
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Please Good Thoughts and Magical Powers for MP
Replies: 38
Views: 7640

Re: Please Good Thoughts and Magical Powers for MP

Thank you all so, so much. She has been rallying to the point of ridiculousness, and I am just at a loss. Rehab vet said “Let her tell you what she needs, sounds like she is rallying, at least temporarily. See how she is in the AM” the reg vet said “She is calling all the shots and I am happy to hav...
by MaisyPancakes
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Please Good Thoughts and Magical Powers for MP
Replies: 38
Views: 7640

Re: Please Good Thoughts and Magical Powers for MP

Oh you guys, thank you so, so much. We have had two amazing days, and have a plan tomorrow around noon for my vet to come help us say goodbye. My vet left me a nice voicemail saying, "let's plan around noon tomorrow, unless she starts running around or something crazy..." And as soon as I hung up an...
by MaisyPancakes
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Please Good Thoughts and Magical Powers for MP
Replies: 38
Views: 7640

Re: Please Good Thoughts and Magical Powers for MP

I'm so sorry that I threw out a crisis and then left it hanging. :( Friends on FB may have seen that she rallied a bit after five seizures that day, but she also had tons of things stack up against her at once, in a flurry of terrible luck. She was able to walk for a bit at first, but then not so we...

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