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    Re: Surgical Treatment Option

    Thanks for the response! The blog I write for is in the Midwest and so I was very surprised to have a reader from Washington post to it. I'll pass the links on to the reader.
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    Surgical Treatment Option

    Some of you may remember me as a Gizmo's owner. You might also recall I wrote an article about Cushings for a local animal welfare blog. A visitor to our blog shared the below info with me. In case...
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    Re: Checking in for November 2016

    I haven't visited the group for a couple of months. My job life has been changed upside down and I've needed to pull away from all my normal commitments. I've been thinking of everyone here though...
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    Re: I've fallen in love.....

    Bless you for fostering Bud and for putting so much effort into trying to find him a home. My husband and I have foster failed three times. So we know the agony of letting go.

    But.... I think...
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    Re: Tank~ My corgi pit mix (Tank has passed)

    Kat, hugs.

    I'm so sorry for your loss of Tank. The day after my husband and I had to let our adopted senior Gizmo go nothing felt real either. We were numb and in a daze. The time ahead will be...
  6. Re: Molly, 13 yr, shih tzu - lhasa aspo - Molly has passed

    Sharlene, belated hugs.

    I just read of your loss of Molly and am so sorry for all you're going through. I still remember the ache of the quiet house after losing my guinea pigs. And I still know...
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    Re: Ontario Vet Loses Licence-Abuse

    I don't understand why this person would become a vet. The field is a tough one to get into and you'd think only people who love animals would want to do this.

    Many places don't have any animal...
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    Re: Introducing Henry

    Thinking of Henry and hoping that he's continuing to improve. Hugs!
  9. Thread: Sibbie

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    Re: Sibbie

    Joan, I'm glad to hear that Sibbie is starting to get her confidence back. It's been so long since our family has raised a pup that I didn't really know how to answer other than through research.
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    Re: Concern Over Barnaby's Health

    Thanks for the suggestions about how to help Barnaby with his collapsing trachea. We have learned to pick him up a certain way and to work on keeping him calm when he starts to cough. When we next...
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    Re: Goodbye, My Little Heart

    Catherine, hugs.

    I'm sorry for your loss of Annie. Yes, in the space of ten years, so much in our lives can happen. Marriage, moves, jobs.... And yet ten years is like a blink of the eye. It feels...
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    Re: Concern Over Barnaby's Health

    We still have two concerns about Barnaby's health:

    * Over the past year, he's become more finicky about food. My husband has to put tin chicken and rice into his food to tempt him.

    * He has a...
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    Re: Concern Over Barnaby's Health

    We're back from our appointment. Barnaby is okay!

    The specialist said a lot of older dogs have some sludge. While it's something we should continue to monitor, it's nothing to be overly concerned...
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    Re: Concern Over Barnaby's Health

    Appointment on Thursday. He will get an ultrasound and examination by a specialist.
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    Lynette, hugs.

    I'm so sorry for your loss of Bailey. Our own Gizmo, who passed in May 2015, struggled with Cushings and pancreatisis. I think the one he could have handled; the two combined caused...
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    Re: 12-year-old Cairn: Atypical Cushing's?

    David, hi.

    Welcome to the forum! I can't offer a lot of advice. When we adopted our senior dog, his Cushings was already being well-managed and we just had to follow the prescribed treatments....
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    Re: Concern Over Barnaby's Health

    Thanks everyone for your supportive thoughts! I've been researching gallbladder disease and treatment options.

    Just like so many diseases, it seems like early prognosis is vital. But it also...
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    Re: Concern Over Barnaby's Health

    Blood test results show that Barnaby has abnormal liver results. Our vet thinks that this may be due to the gallbladder issues. We will be making an appointment to see a specialist.

    Tina, I sent...
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    Re: Concern Over Barnaby's Health

    I just looked up the distance. Seems to be about three hours. Could be worse!
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    Re: Concern Over Barnaby's Health

    Well.... Barnaby's health has gotten worse. He remains active enough, but his appetite has gotten lackluster again. We have to tempt him with chicken and rice and other human foods to get him to...
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    Re: My Sweet Beagle wiith Cushing

    Welcome to the forum! Sorry I don't have any answers for you. Others will be along who are more knowledgeable than me. If you could post test results, I know this will be helpful to them and that...
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    Re: Me, my dog and Cushing

    Valentia, hi.

    Welcome to the forum! Bless you for rescuing Scooter twelve years ago. Also, thank you for being so diligent with his care.

    My experience with Cushings is limited. Our adopted dog...
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    Re: Tinker Bell- elevated CPK/CK

    Brittany, hi.

    Welcome to the forum! I admire your diligence and attention to detail in documenting Tinker Bell's health issues. Pancreatisis isn't fun, nor are mystery ailments. We're going...
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    Re: Sibbie

    Joan, hi.

    According to this article, yes, puppies do go through a stage where they lose some of their confidence and become more shy.
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    Re: "Mah Boy" Keesh the Wonder Dog

    Hugs.

    Every year one group or another here does a fund-raiser where one can get a Christmas tree ornament in memory of a beloved pet. This fall, I bought one for Lucy my cat who died December 2013...
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