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  1. Re: My 13 Year Old Dog - New Diagnosis Questions about Vetoryl

    I am speaking for myself only. Others may/do have differing opinions. Unless I'm giving a needed antibiotic, I rarely start new medications over a weekend, when my vet may be unavailable. To be...
  2. Re: My 13 Year Old Dog - New Diagnosis Questions about Vetoryl

    Hello, and welcome,
    I only have a moment to post right now, so I will be brief. The starting dose for Vetoryl should not exceed 1 mg. per pound of the dog's weight. Since your dog weighs 20 pounds,...
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    Re: My Beautiful Buddy Boy

    Thank you all for your kind posts. Also, thanks to Buddy's mystery candle lighter (Marianne). I kept the candle lit for a few more cycles. We have all experienced the loss of at least one heart dog....
  4. Re: New and seeking advice on symptom management

    Hi, I am not very wordy, so I will just cut to the chase. You said that Bear was uncomfortable. How uncomfortable is he? What is he doing exactly to indicate this? Does he pace and have difficulty...
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    Re: My Beautiful Buddy Boy

    Another year creeps by. 6 years now. Still no Buddy boy sitting at the window waiting for me to come home. No Buddy here at my side. No Buddy to complain to, or share my secrets, stresses, and...
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    Re: Koko - Traveling Dog Around Town

    Great news! You rock Koko Puff!
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    Re: New to Cushings

    Hi Karen,

    I will not pretend to know a fraction of the science behind all of this. I chose trilostane because it leaves the system within 12 hours, or so. The idea of Lysodren loading terrified...
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    Re: New to Cushings

    Buddy has been gone almost 6 years. We have many lizards species and they are EVERYWHERE, year round! He was kept very busy. His lizard of choice is the Alligator Lizard because they are bigger and...
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    Re: Butterflies!

    I have raised Monarch Butterflies in class many times. They are part of the Science/Life stages curriculum. The eggs are mailed in a kit with directions. Sorry, it's been awhile. I don't remember the...
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    Re: New to Cushings

    Glad it worked out! My local fire department/ police never would've responded for something like that. I would have been told to call a cab or an Uber.
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    Re: New to Cushings

    FYI......
    Since your garage door disengage handle is too high to reach, that's easily remedied. Have someone tie a rope to it, so it hangs down to where you can reach it easily in an emergency....
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    Re: My Lovely Luna

    Wonderful news indeed!
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    Re: New to Cushings

    A stim test would help you sort out Annie's panting. Is it pain related, uncontrolled cushings, or both?
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    Re: New to Cushings

    Talk about a nervous Nellie, I would have kept Annie in the pen for a few weeks longer. It's easiler to keep them there, than starting all over if the need should arise. However, I do tend to be...
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    Re: New to Cushings

    Could you possibly move the playpen into the bedroom at night so that both you and hubby could get some sleep?
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    Re: New to Cushings

    I work in a SDC (Special Day Class). I have worked in my local school district for 27 years. I have had classes ranging from preschool through 8th grade. I am now in a 4/5/6 combo. Having said that,...
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    Re: New to Cushings

    She's pulling at your heart strings, which is exactly her goal. Standing up is not as dangerous as jumping. When she does it, she's getting attention, so she'll keep it up as long as it's working. I...
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    Re: New to Cushings

    Yes, panting may very well be the result of pain. I am with Marianne on this one. Allowing Annie to jump, even once, is dangerous. It's not about what Annie wants at this point. They don't know...
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    Re: New to Cushings

    Great news indeed!
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    Re: New to Cushings

    So glad to hear that Annie pulled throught the surgery. You are doing all you can for her. Baby steps now. Many of us have spent our family's inheritance and then some, on our fur babies. We do what...
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    Re: New to Cushings

    Hi Karen,

    From experience… If you think that you're going crazy and should be committed, you are most likely perfectly fine and are acting entirely normal. The ones that are truly mentally ill,...
  22. Sticky: Re: Reunion!! — 10th Anniversary Celebration for k9cushings.com

    What an amazing reunion!!! I don't know where to start! Hello to you all! Such a joy to hear from Addy, Kim, Sharlene, among others. You were all such protective moms which held me together during...
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    Re: Old Friends

    Hi Karen,
    Thank you for posting on this thread. We welcome old and new members alike. However, please post Annie's progress on her thread so we can have all of her information in one place. It is...
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    Old Friends

    Please drop in and say hello! I miss my old friends. I'd love to hear from you! You know who you are!! I will always remember and be eternally grateful for the support and love that I received from...
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    Re: New to Cushings

    Bag Balm works on dry noses also. It is safe if licked and has antibiotic properties to help guard against infection. You only need a very small amount a couple times a day.
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