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by LisaT_II
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: MP's got the tick disease(s)!
Replies: 35
Views: 5618

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

The Snap may be lyme positive for awhile even if treatment was successful, since it is only a yes or no question to antibodies rather than a numerical measurement.
by LisaT_II
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: MP's got the tick disease(s)!
Replies: 35
Views: 5618

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

Oh no :-( Tick disease can cause seizures, in particular Anaplasmosis tends to cause a lot of neuro signs, but so can Lyme. Of course it could be something else too... On the tick list we have seen where vet's have minimized Anaplasmosis, but we have seen dogs very sick from it. Jazz internal med ve...
by LisaT_II
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: MP's got the tick disease(s)!
Replies: 35
Views: 5618

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

At protatek, I think when I ran a panel of 8 things it cost maybe $160, I would have to double check. You want to think about it though, since you want an initial titer if you run titers. You can call protatek yourself and ask questions if you're curious. Doxy makes me very tired! Fingers crossed al...
by LisaT_II
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Galliprant
Replies: 10
Views: 2129

Re: Galliprant

Oh, I didn't read close enough to see what else helpful is there, I think we were looking for different things!
by LisaT_II
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: MP's got the tick disease(s)!
Replies: 35
Views: 5618

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

Wow, well, drat! It's possible that mino is slightly more liver toxic than doxy, so I would use your favorite liver support (my fav is country life's Liver Support Factors). With coinfections, some might argue that they take longer to clear, I don't know if that,s true or not. I think the more chron...
by LisaT_II
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Galliprant
Replies: 10
Views: 2129

Re: Galliprant

I didn't read the articles, but did a search in both for the words glycoprotein and also substrate, and nothing came up. The mdr1 lab did say that they haven't been able to get the raw drug in order to test it, which makes me think that the drug company could have it tested if they wanted to?
by LisaT_II
Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: My boys are gone...
Replies: 20
Views: 5300

Re: My boys are gone...

I'm so very sorry. To lose both in the same year is devastating.

Hemangio is also what took my GSD Max away from me. It's a terrible killer :(
by LisaT_II
Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Do you have advice for Snevinters diet (after spleen removed)?
Replies: 5
Views: 2117

Re: Do you have advice for Snevinters diet (after spleen removed)?

I would call this lab and explain what your dog is going through and ask if they recommend if he should be tested for any tick disease: http://www.protatek.com/reflab.html
by LisaT_II
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Anyone used Aventi KS or KP?
Replies: 5
Views: 1500

Re: Anyone used Aventi KS or KP?

I haven't used it or heard from anyone that has.

I'm sorry you are at this stage with her :(
by LisaT_II
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Do you have advice for Snevinters diet (after spleen removed)?
Replies: 5
Views: 2117

Re: Do you have advice for Snevinters diet (after spleen removed)?

Off the top of my head, I don't remember particular recommendations for spleen removal diet, but I might not have been paying attention. I personally am a fan of a home-prepared diet. Without a spleen though, I think they are more susceptible to infection? If this is the case, I might be more hesita...
by LisaT_II
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: I'm Ready to Jump
Replies: 7
Views: 1748

Re: I'm Ready to Jump

My 2c about the Dodds thing.... step up on soapbox... I think that sensitivities are valid and important and removing them can make a world of difference for some dogs. However, I don't think that removing the sensitivity actually fixes what is going on in the body. Sometimes that might be all that'...
by LisaT_II
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Hypothyroid Zeke
Replies: 13
Views: 2220

Re: Hypothyroid Zeke

That's a great update, hoping for continued progress! Max plateaued and was never "normal" in his reactivity, but he did get a lot better on the meds.
by LisaT_II
Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Feeding help!
Replies: 12
Views: 2429

Re: Feeding help!

I've had a couple of dogs on baking soda therapy and it really helped their appetites and what appeared to be over acidity. Worked better than the drugs... just used about 1/4 teaspoon in a fat syringe with water, water to bicarb about 2:1. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1200287/Daily-dos...
by LisaT_II
Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Galliprant
Replies: 10
Views: 2129

Re: Galliprant

I went back and looked at the field study and certainly no way to tell what was going on there, or why the dogs that didn't finish the study didn't. The long term toxicology study was done in Beagles only, according to the insert. The mdr1 lab said that they weren't able to get the raw drug to study...
by LisaT_II
Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Feeding help!
Replies: 12
Views: 2429

Re: Feeding help!

For us here, warmed is good. And jazz doesn't like leftovers :rolleyes:
by LisaT_II
Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Hypothyroid Zeke
Replies: 13
Views: 2220

Re: Hypothyroid Zeke

It's probably also the case that if the thyroid meds fix an underlying metobolic error, some of those behaviours now may be learned behaviours and may not go away without some work.
by LisaT_II
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Galliprant
Replies: 10
Views: 2129

Re: Galliprant

I think it just may be coming available now, i'm not sure. Definitely good to have other options. If you try it, keep usposted on how it goes!
by LisaT_II
Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Hypothyroid Zeke
Replies: 13
Views: 2220

Re: Hypothyroid Zeke

Max was low normal and I had to talk the vet into treating. We started at 1/2 the dose and tapered up to the full dose. She was nervous because technically he was normal. He did great and responded in ways that completely surprised the vet. He grew an undercoat which he had never done before. I thin...
by LisaT_II
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Galliprant
Replies: 10
Views: 2129

Re: Galliprant

I will add, their website also has no caution.

https://www.elanco.us/galliprant/vet/
by LisaT_II
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Galliprant
Replies: 10
Views: 2129

Galliprant

I thought I would spread the word.... A new canine NSAID came on the market last March, called galliprant. It apparently is not a COX inhibitor so it works differently than the others. I was reading the insert: http://www.aratana.com/Galliprant And I saw that it's a p-glycoprotein substrate which wo...
by LisaT_II
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Something going on with Smokey?
Replies: 6
Views: 1492

Re: Something going on with Smokey?

Yes, the straight-legged is something entirely different. DM in most breeds behaves like ALS in humans. However, GSDs have a second type they can have which some say behaves like MS in humans. The AKC test tests for the ALS version. Definitely it could be severe spinal stuff, and i'm sure there are ...
by LisaT_II
Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Apoquel
Replies: 11
Views: 4849

Re: Apoquel

Not sure if you might find some info in these threads, I have no experience with the medication, though we do have extensive allergies here.
https://gidgetsjourney.wordpress.com/
http://germanshepherdhome.net/forum/ubb ... s/309154/1
by LisaT_II
Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Cetyl-M for joint?
Replies: 2
Views: 1016

Re: Cetyl-M for joint?

I'm a big fan of CM, and I think there may be some threads about it on this forum, I'm not sure. Beef-based CM is more effective than plant-based. I can't use it here because beef makes Jazz tremor... I always used the Jarrow True CMO supplement, and can't attest to any other ones. Not sure if all o...
by LisaT_II
Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Something going on with Smokey?
Replies: 6
Views: 1492

Re: Something going on with Smokey?

DM, their is a GSD version, and a non-GSD version. Degenerative Myelopathy (sp?). It's also a catch-all that vets diagnose when they don't know what else to do. These can be the same symptoms as other degenerative conditions, very often those of the spine. There are some links here: http://germanshe...
by LisaT_II
Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Wit's. End.
Replies: 8
Views: 5296

Re: Wit's. End.

I guess one question is whether things became any better or worse on the meds. They may or may not be helping. This does sound neuro, and different abx get at different neuro things. As an example, doxy won't get at neospora or toxoplasmosis. I hope the bloodwork gave you some kind of clue, it's so ...
by LisaT_II
Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Heartguard or Interceptor?
Replies: 9
Views: 2158

Re: Heartguard or Interceptor?

I'm *still* in the process of trying to buy a drug! What I wanted to pass along is something my vet said about a difference between the ivermectin and milbemycin. She said that the milbemycin has a faster kill off than the ivermectin (more gradual), so that if a dose is missed and then milbemycin i...
by LisaT_II
Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Heartguard or Interceptor?
Replies: 9
Views: 2158

Re: Heartguard or Interceptor?

Interceptor and heart gard are two different active ingredients unless something has drastically changed, so you can't compare the dosages that way. You can compare amounts of the drug that way, clearly - how much excess of each is given per dose. Of course, how the med acts, such as kill rate, as ...
by LisaT_II
Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Heartguard or Interceptor?
Replies: 9
Views: 2158

Re: Heartguard or Interceptor?

Okay, I'm back.... So, Safeheart dose, according to FDA sheet is .05mg/lb, so a 4 pound dog should get 0.20 mg. The smallest tablet has 2.3 mg of active ingredient according to 1-800 pet meds. So, unfortunately, a 4 pound dog gets about 11 times more than the dosage would require. I guess that's bec...
by LisaT_II
Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Smokey diarrhea over 24 hrs
Replies: 13
Views: 2790

Re: Smokey diarrhea over 24 hrs

I never underestimate what a drug can do, as well as bad food. In any dog, and certainly a senior, you have to keep on that stuff.
by LisaT_II
Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Cinnabon and Benson
Replies: 3
Views: 965

Re: Cinnabon and Benson

Hi judy, I'm so glad that they are maintaining. It's such a balancing act as they age. But they are in such great hands, thanks for the update!

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