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by Catharina
Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Don't know what to think of this...
Replies: 17
Views: 14620

Re: Don't know what to think of this...

Shannon, if you go to this website: http://abrionline.org/videos.php and scroll down to the video "Managing Arousal" by Patricia McConnell, I think you might find a very similar situation to the one you've described. If the emotional tone of the situation shown here looks at all like what you've had...
by Catharina
Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Food suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 4784

Re: Food suggestions

Keeping my fingers crossed that the switch takes care of the allergy issues for your Springer. For Kibo, it took about two weeks to notice substantial improvement, and probably another week or so until he was completely fine. It also takes about a week or two for him to go back into "itchy mode" whe...
by Catharina
Fri May 15, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: seasonal allergies
Replies: 16
Views: 5944

Re: seasonal allergies

Kibo developed seasonal allergies (both fall and spring) during the past two years. Even high doses of benadryl did nothing for him. I switched him to raw food during allergy season last fall. For the first month or so, I fed him nothing but raw beef tripe. The itchyness cleared up within two or thr...
by Catharina
Tue May 12, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Brittanys - the Gardener's Helper
Replies: 8
Views: 2484

Re: Brittanys - the Gardener's Helper

Kibo and I have divided up the territory: I get to dig for carrots and radishes in the raised beds, he gets to dig for chipmunks in the woods. In each case, the other one of us is expected to look on politely, while mildly pretending to share the excitement. The only time I have to be careful is whe...
by Catharina
Tue May 12, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: itchy dog!
Replies: 9
Views: 4539

Re: itchy dog!

How is Greta doing now?
by Catharina
Fri May 01, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Lola playing frisbee
Replies: 8
Views: 4227

Re: Lola playing frisbee

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Catharina
Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Hypothyroid aggression questions
Replies: 10
Views: 3630

Re: Hypothyroid aggression questions

Dave, has there been follow-up on this dog? They should definitely run the full thyroid panel, not just the free T3 and T4, before they give him meds. The free thyroid concentrations (i.e. the actual hormones) can change rapidly and are therefore not a very reliable indicator of thyroid problems. If...
by Catharina
Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: toe amputation
Replies: 41
Views: 11987

Re: toe amputation

After yet one more trip to the vet to remove the last (previously overlooked) suture and some more days of healing, Kibo was back to "flying" for the first time again yesterday. :D While he is still gimpy, especially after a rest, he managed to zoom up and down his favorite near-vertical Hemlock rav...
by Catharina
Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Say a prayer for Holly
Replies: 20
Views: 6870

Re: Say a prayer for Holly

Glad to hear that the immediate crisis seems to be over -- but it is spooky to know that she's got something stuck in her stomach that is big and shouldn't be there! How these dogs manage to swallow things down there that are too large to make it back up the other way is beyond me! Keeping paws and ...
by Catharina
Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mending Fences
Replies: 6
Views: 2167

Re: Mending Fences

About a month ago, I spent two panicked hours looking, shouting, and whistling for Kibo -- I'd left him with friends for a few hours, and they suddenly noticed that they were cooking steak and nobody was drooling on their feet :shock: . I arrived back a their house to pick Kibo up, just after they h...
by Catharina
Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Lola is out of surgery! Doing Well
Replies: 19
Views: 5471

Re: Lola is out of surgery! Doing Well

Glad to hear that Miss Lola is recovering so well!

She and Kibo can have an "ugliest shaved leg contest" as soon as Kibo's bandages are off.
by Catharina
Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: toe amputation
Replies: 41
Views: 11987

Kibo Update. (Re: toe amputation)

Kibo update: The biopsy came back negative -- the report said that all findings are consistent with his nail problems resulting from an old fracture that would not heal. Huge sigh of relief! :D He had his stitches removed today and is still a bit sore from that. Hopefully, he will recover more quick...
by Catharina
Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Say a prayer for Holly
Replies: 20
Views: 6870

Re: Say a prayer for Holly

Hoping with you that Holly has managed to deal with whatever this was -- keep us posted.

Sending good thoughts for this little girl....
by Catharina
Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: She's Home!
Replies: 12
Views: 3539

Re: She's Home!

Ah, yes, I can so relate to the "screwing things up by trying to make it better" scenarios. :roll: It took Kibo and me quite a few days to figure out who was doing what when on the three-legged routine. I'm sure you'll agree on the new routines in no time. In fact, it took me a while to start de-ins...
by Catharina
Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Lola is out of surgery! Doing Well
Replies: 19
Views: 5471

Re: Lola is out of surgery! Doing Well

Whew, so glad that things went well for Lola! I predict you'll have more trouble keeping her from over-using that newly-mended leg than under-using it. Best of luck to the both of you....