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by StFrost
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Older Dog Behavior/Feeding Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 6838

Re: Older Dog Behavior/Feeding Questions

Our 17 year old exhibited the same confusion and problems in the yard and was diagnosed with Canine Dementia (cognitive dysfunction). I believe you are on the right track with blocking off part of the yard, that way he still has access to the familiar but lessons the chance of the overheating. I had...
by StFrost
Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: PAUL surgery
Replies: 4
Views: 5142

Re: PAUL surgery

He has seen three vets since January--all three recommended the arthroscopy. The x-rays were also sent down to Seattle to a specialist who suggested the same thing. The last vet is only one of two who can perform the PAUL surgery in Washington state, but we will need to go to BC for it. Luckily, sin...
by StFrost
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: PAUL surgery
Replies: 4
Views: 5142

PAUL surgery

Our just over 1 year old Britany has been diagnosed with elbow dysplasia (right front). Doctor does not know if it is congenital or due to injury, but that is beside the point. Recommendation is Proximal Abducting Ulnar Osteotomy (PAUL) surgery, or at least an arthroscopy to clean out the area. Base...
by StFrost
Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dog chews
Replies: 7
Views: 5702

Re: Dog chews

We have had good luck with Himalayan Cheese, expensive but lasts quite a while. I also buy the 3' Bully Stick and cut it down into 5" pieces, those seem to be great for teeth as well. I cut up my own antlers when I find them or friends give them to me, not sure if they last any longer than the chees...
by StFrost
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Older Dog/Accidents
Replies: 8
Views: 7366

Re: Older Dog/Accidents

We had a 17 year old with the canine dementia (cognitive disorder). She got lost in the corners, forgot to go outside, etc. What I did was make her stay outside until she did what she was supposed to, either #1 or #2 and while she still had accidents, it was not #2. As it got worse, she began to run...
by StFrost
Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep well Monty..
Replies: 16
Views: 13051

Re: Sleep well Monty..

So sorry for your loss, but the picture yearbook was awesome! What a way to send a loved one on....
by StFrost
Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Maggie's CCL tear and muscle mass
Replies: 8
Views: 7543

Re: Maggie's CCL tear and muscle mass

When it rains, it pours, it seems, especially dealing with dogs as they get older. St. Rocco is the intercessor for dogs, Prayer to Saint Rocco O Great St. Rocco, deliver us, we beseech thee, from the scourges of God; through thy Intercessory, preserve our bodies from contagious diseases, and our so...
by StFrost
Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Puppy Teeth
Replies: 0
Views: 3434

Puppy Teeth

Just took my 9 week old brittany (Rusty) in for his first vet visit. He is healthy but the vet told me his is missing 2 deciduous pre-molars. My own research showed this was a p2 on the bottom, each side (p1 do not come in until adult teeth). Is this something I should be concerned with? He can stil...
by StFrost
Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Puppy
Replies: 5
Views: 6021

New Puppy

After 19 years, a few fosters, and two rescues, decided to get another puppy to train for hunting. This is Rusty http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss215/Marc_Costanza/IMG_0086_zps6lujxsl8.jpg Below is with our guest, Gizmo--we are dog sitting for a few weeks. http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss21...
by StFrost
Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Torn paws, won't walk
Replies: 5
Views: 4898

Re: Torn paws, won't walk

We did the vet wrap, but I will look up the gel and put it in my ever increasing dog first aid kit. THanks for the tip.
by StFrost
Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Torn paws, won't walk
Replies: 5
Views: 4898

Re: Torn paws, won't walk

YEah, it was a first for us. For now on, we do a paw check when sitting. He is walking and getting up on his own today, so I feel better and obviously he does too. Finally went to the bathroom on his own as well!! After talking with his owner last night, I discovered he is also a drama queen. So he ...
by StFrost
Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Torn paws, won't walk
Replies: 5
Views: 4898

Re: Torn paws, won't walk

Well, we buckled under his puppy eyes and brought him to the vet tonight--but not before trying "second skin", spray analgesic, and Tramadol. After being coddled and wrapped, he finally walked on his own! YAY. At least now we know it was the feet and not anything else--A $300 piece of mind I guess.
by StFrost
Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Torn paws, won't walk
Replies: 5
Views: 4898

Torn paws, won't walk

Well, we are dog sitting and thought a little hike would be good for this overweight behemoth. He went up fine, then about 1/4 of the way down, refused to go any further. Long story short, two other groups and I ended up carrying his 80 lbs the last 1+ miles. After getting him to the car, we saw the...
by StFrost
Fri May 22, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sheppy Crossed the Rainbow Bridge
Replies: 10
Views: 10611

Re: Sheppy Crossed the Rainbow Bridge

My deepest sympathies.
by StFrost
Sat May 16, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Shep and his Renal Failure
Replies: 2
Views: 3520

Re: Shep and his Renal Failure

Isn't great that dogs don't know what is going on with them? They live day to day, with no though on tomorrow. Something we should learn.