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Forum: Senior dogs April 21st, 2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 36
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Posted By Myka
I know, me too!! I wasn't even thinking it would...

I know, me too!! I wasn't even thinking it would be as "good" as a hematoma! It's funny how our perspectives changes relative to our options. :lol:

She gets the drain out in about a week -...
Forum: Senior dogs April 21st, 2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 922
Posted By Myka
So, I did talk to the vet about stopping the...

So, I did talk to the vet about stopping the steroid quickly, and she said the dose was low and for a short period, so it wasn't a concern.

We did end up having some concerns though...also known...
Forum: Senior dogs April 12th, 2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 922
Posted By Myka
Even short-term use? Roxy only has a week of it....

Even short-term use? Roxy only has a week of it.

EDIT: I found this...



So maybe it's not an issue for "short burst" therapy. :shrug: I will ask about it though.
Forum: Senior dogs April 12th, 2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 922
Posted By Myka
She has a week of Prednisolone. Good to know. I...

She has a week of Prednisolone. Good to know. I was thinking it was probably one of the meds, and figured the steroid would be the likely culprit. Is she supposed to be weaned off it? I'm giving...
Forum: Senior dogs April 12th, 2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 922
Posted By Myka
Sorry for your loss. :( You're right, it's been...

Sorry for your loss. :( You're right, it's been a tough year. I don't know what the statistics say, but it seems like we're seeing more and more people dying of cancers.

Roxy is doing well. ...
Forum: Senior dogs April 11th, 2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 922
Posted By Myka
Thanks Hazel, yes it would have been nice, and...

Thanks Hazel, yes it would have been nice, and maybe it would if we continued antibiotics or tried a different one. Who knows. Someone in my family just passed away prematurely from cancer on...
Forum: Senior dogs April 11th, 2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 922
Posted By Myka
UPDATE: April 1st was the last day of Roxy's...

UPDATE:

April 1st was the last day of Roxy's antibiotic treatment. She had a vet checkup on April 2nd. At this time the lump was down to about 0.5 cm - just a hard, slightly flattened nodule. ...
Forum: Senior dogs March 13th, 2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 922
Posted By Myka
The vet's office called yesterday and said they...

The vet's office called yesterday and said they would really like to examine Roxy soon and see how she's progressing. So she was booked in today (one space left!).

The vet was very happy with...
Forum: Senior dogs March 5th, 2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 922
Posted By Myka
Thanks MaxaLisa, I will check that out. It...

Thanks MaxaLisa, I will check that out. It sounds interesting.

I guess it's time for an update. The lump has continued to get smaller, and there is probably 75% reduction from the very first...
Forum: Senior dogs February 24th, 2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 922
Posted By Myka
Thanks Hazel. :) The vet said to let the...

Thanks Hazel. :)

The vet said to let the antibiotics go their full run (14 days). She said she wants to see no progress for 2-3 weeks before stopping, and going for the surgery. Last night was...
Forum: Senior dogs February 23rd, 2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 922
Posted By Myka
Well, the mass went down in size a little more...

Well, the mass went down in size a little more from the last photo, but it hasn't changed in the last couple days. I'm pretty sure the mass is NOT just an infection - I'm pretty sure there is a...
Forum: Introduce yourself here - Say hello February 21st, 2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By Myka
Just keep trying. Don't settle. I'm not sure...

Just keep trying. Don't settle. I'm not sure what you have in the US, but we have Kijiji and Craig's list for nation-wide free classifieds. If you have something like that you could post an ad...
Forum: Introduce yourself here - Say hello February 21st, 2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By Myka
One time a year is too many. If our Staff EVER...

One time a year is too many. If our Staff EVER had an issue with the Chi, the Chi would be dead. Our dogs have been together for 3 1/2 years now and they still get corrected if either one oversteps...
Forum: Introduce yourself here - Say hello February 20th, 2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By Myka
It sounds to me like the dogs don't have a real...

It sounds to me like the dogs don't have a real pecking order. They don't respect each other and they don't respect you. It also doesn't sound like you understand their body language, and how to...
Forum: Senior dogs February 19th, 2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 922
Posted By Myka
No changes today. Thanks Marian! I've...

No changes today.



Thanks Marian! I've learned a lot too!
Forum: Senior dogs February 19th, 2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 922
Posted By Myka
Yes, I'm surprised the Metacam did that much! ...

Yes, I'm surprised the Metacam did that much!

I actually sent an email to the 2nd vet last night to clarify your question, as I am a bit unclear too. I had so many questions. I do know that if...
Forum: Senior dogs February 18th, 2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 922
Posted By Myka
Here's a pic from half an hour ago; Wednesday Feb...

Here's a pic from half an hour ago; Wednesday Feb 18th 9 pm (29 hours after first dose, 5 hours after second dose Metacam, 5 hours after first dose Apo-Amoxi Clav). The spots are from her allergies....
Forum: Senior dogs February 18th, 2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 922
Posted By Myka
Well, the second doctor didn't say anything...

Well, the second doctor didn't say anything different, but definitely did clear things up for me.

She explained to me that ALL tumors are cancerous. I didn't realize that. I thought benign meant...
Forum: Senior dogs February 18th, 2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 922
Posted By Myka
Thanks Hazel, I hope so too! Here's a pic...

Thanks Hazel, I hope so too!

Here's a pic from Tuesday Feb 17th 10 am (18 hours after first Metacam dose): http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k43/Myka82/Roxy/Feb172015AM.jpg
Forum: Senior dogs February 17th, 2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 922
Posted By Myka
I just checked the lump. It hasn't been draining...

I just checked the lump. It hasn't been draining at all today except a small amount of clear fluid. The Metacam (assuming) has reduced the size of the lump significantly - about 1/3. I'm not sure...
Forum: Senior dogs February 17th, 2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 922
Posted By Myka
I made an appointment for a second opinion...

I made an appointment for a second opinion tomorrow. I will take the x-ray and blood tests with me.
Forum: Senior dogs February 17th, 2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 922
Posted By Myka
Well the vet appointment went ok I guess. Roxy...

Well the vet appointment went ok I guess. Roxy saw a new, young vet. Fresh off the books I think! :)

The vet thinks the lump is a tumor, not an abscess because it is hard and a bit lumpy (it...
Forum: Senior dogs February 17th, 2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 922
Posted By Myka
Mammary lump in senior dog

Hi all,

Two days ago I saw a red area on Roxy's belly near the last nipples, but didn't think much of it because she has allergies and gets red skin on her belly often. I spray 50/50 ACV/H2O on...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! October 8th, 2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 15,285
Posted By Myka
UPDATE: For anyone interested! Well, I've...

UPDATE: For anyone interested!

Well, I've come to the conclusion that Roxy's atopic dermatitis is seasonal. Thanks to this thread I can look back and see what was happening and I see very...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 21st, 2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By Myka
Yes, the blood (and saliva) testing for dogs and...

Yes, the blood (and saliva) testing for dogs and cats is highly debatable. Some vets put a lot of faith into it, others scoff at it. I have two vets, one in each bin...of course! ;) You can do...
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