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by janjan697
Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Older Dog Behavior/Feeding Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 7005

Re: Older Dog Behavior/Feeding Questions

To gain weight I used salmon oil as recommended by my vet Have to increase slowly though to avoid loose stool.
by janjan697
Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 8
Views: 9194

Re: Laryngeal Paralysis

My Britt died at 12 from this. We decided to let him go rather than endure another course of antibiotics for aspiration pneumonia. He reacted terribly to the antibiotics and had such a slew of other issues. I would have most definitely considered the surgery if he did not have chronic hepatitis that...
by janjan697
Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Liver lesion -help
Replies: 11
Views: 10824

Re: Liver lesion -help

We'll that is the thing I feel so grateful about.....I am a believer in getting baseline bloodwork done for exactly this reason. He had no symptoms. His recovery fr the surgery has been awesome. Had we waited til he was symptomatic I am not sure he would have done so well. His incision looks so good...
by janjan697
Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Liver lesion -help
Replies: 11
Views: 10824

Re: Liver lesion -help

My boy is doing great. Had his staples out this week. He is still not allowed any walks until next week and short ones at that. Biggest challenge has been keeping him off the furniture. He is allowed to sleep up there but I can't have him jumping on or off so for now it's out. He doesn't get it. He ...
by janjan697
Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Liver lesion -help
Replies: 11
Views: 10824

Re: Liver lesion -help

We are home today from Masons surgery. The mass was bigger than the ultrasound suggested. Also more difficult to access due to his narrow deep chest but he did really well. Spent two nights in hospital and home today. The incision is huge....like ten inches? He is on oral pain meds. Leash only for p...
by janjan697
Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Shep has Renal Failure - UPDATE !!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 17541

Re: Shep has Renal Failure - UPDATE !!!!

I love good days! This is great news. I believe there is a lot more now to manage renal failure than there was a few years ago. Right on!
by janjan697
Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Liver lesion -help
Replies: 11
Views: 10824

Re: Liver lesion -help

We saw the surgeon yesterday at the critical care animal hospital. I have decided to pursue surgery likely to happen over the next couple of weeks. Accord to the ultrasound it is in a part of the liver less busy but could be different once in there. It involves at least an overnight stay probably tw...
by janjan697
Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Liver lesion -help
Replies: 11
Views: 10824

Re: Liver lesion -help

The radiologist thinks it's cancer but until it's biopsied we don't know. I'm grateful that the lesion is small but I am struggling right now to not jump to conclusions or catastrophize. I will keep you updated after we see the surgeon -over the years I have got a lot of support from this forum. Tha...
by janjan697
Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Liver lesion -help
Replies: 11
Views: 10824

Liver lesion -help

My 11 yr old boy had some baseline bloodwork which revealed elevated liver enzymes. They were normal 2 yrs prior. He had an ultrasound and the radiologist says he has a small lesion in one lobe. I am devastated as I lost my other britt in December after many years of chronic hepatitis. We are going ...
by janjan697
Sun May 18, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: New pup to the house -adjustment trouble!
Replies: 13
Views: 15088

Re: New pup to the house -adjustment trouble!

Just an update. We still have some issues.....Abner remains quite pesky with our older boy but it is much less often now and my older Brit doesn't appear miserable anymore. Abner has begun to gain weight -after we eradicated the worms. He is very active, very interested in every single thing. On the...
by janjan697
Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: New pup to the house -adjustment trouble!
Replies: 13
Views: 15088

Re: New pup to the house -adjustment trouble!

We've had some improvement. My older boy gives some louder growls occasionally...they aren't enough to stop Abner for long but it works in the moment. His house training is coming along......we have him accepting a long down on leash. That's my sweet moment of sanity. I think he learned to jump like...
by janjan697
Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: New pup to the house -adjustment trouble!
Replies: 13
Views: 15088

Re: New pup to the house -adjustment trouble!

Oh, I can't say enough about Abner-his new name. He is sweet and loving, curious. He loves people and other dogs. He isn't fearful like I thought he'd be. He takes a couple feet back and then returns when he is surprised by something. He is very close to perfect......Everything is checked out with s...
by janjan697
Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: New pup to the house -adjustment trouble!
Replies: 13
Views: 15088

Re: New pup to the house -adjustment trouble!

Indeed it is!
Were you involved in transport?
by janjan697
Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: New pup to the house -adjustment trouble!
Replies: 13
Views: 15088

Re: New pup to the house -adjustment trouble!

Thanks barb, We are not fostering him, we adopted him. There seemed no ability to foster but I know that was what we should have done. I am definitely giving it the best chance -I want it to work but I need to be okay with letting him go to a better home if that is what happens. Kills me to think he...
by janjan697
Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:25 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: New pup to the house -adjustment trouble!
Replies: 13
Views: 15088

New pup to the house -adjustment trouble!

We have a ten yr old submissive briitany. Came to us at two and has always been timid. Our older britt who died in dec was the leader but a very subtle one. We just brought home a one yr old fr a very neglectful heartbreaking situation. New boy is wonderful, very sweet. He is pushing my old boy to p...