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Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 27th, 2008, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,524
Posted By Big Dog Mom
We always think that their passing is somehow our...

We always think that their passing is somehow our fault - that we didn't do enough, that we didn't see the signs earlier, that we didn't give them enough while they were healthy. The truth is...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 27th, 2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,452
Posted By Big Dog Mom
Thank you for the reference. I have learned so...

Thank you for the reference. I have learned so very, very much about this disease in the last week. Most importantly, I've learned that it is fairly rare in dogs, so unfortunately, there is not a...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 27th, 2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,853
Posted By Big Dog Mom
Nutmeg

My 17 year old cat, Nutmeg, was diagnosed a few weeks ago. She has been on Tapizole for about two and a half weeks. So far, no problem.

Many years ago, I had a Siamese cat, Ming Lei, who was on...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 25th, 2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,452
Posted By Big Dog Mom
Insulinoma

Well, I now know what was causing Maggie's seizures... She has insulinoma that has spread to her liver.

Do any of you have any experience with this disease? If so, can you please share your...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 14th, 2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,698
Posted By Big Dog Mom
Seizures from heartworm meds? How soon after the...

Seizures from heartworm meds? How soon after the meds were administered did the seizures begin? Details?
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 13th, 2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,698
Posted By Big Dog Mom
Frenchy, can you tell me about your experience...

Frenchy, can you tell me about your experience while you wre trying to 'find' the right dosage? Was your Foster "out of it"? How long did it take?

The Pb scares the crap out of me; I have these...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 13th, 2008, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 31,030
Posted By Big Dog Mom
Kathy, a dog that is knuckling and has rear-end...

Kathy, a dog that is knuckling and has rear-end weakness possibly has degenerative myelopathy. My dog, Maggie has it. This is a degenerative condition that is sorta like MS. Try this simple test: ...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 13th, 2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,698
Posted By Big Dog Mom
Seizures

My 12 year old Great Pyrenees, Maggie, of whom I have spoken on these boards about her challenges with degenerative myelopathy, started having 'events' a few months ago. These events presented via...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 7th, 2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 18,386
Posted By Big Dog Mom
Cancer is NOT necessarily a death sentence. ...

Cancer is NOT necessarily a death sentence.

Please get a copy of the book that's entitled <something like> "Dogs Living with Cancer" or "Living with Dogs with Cancer" by Dr. Robin Downing.
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 7th, 2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 31,030
Posted By Big Dog Mom
Is your dog 'knuckling'? In other words, when...

Is your dog 'knuckling'? In other words, when s/he walks, do you ever hear scraping sounds on the cement? Are the back feet's toes ever a bit curled under before s/he 'rights' the rear feet? If...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior August 6th, 2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,432
Posted By Big Dog Mom
I think I figured out the feeder problem. ...

I think I figured out the feeder problem.

Maxx has been on a diet the last two weeks and his portions are smaller. Maggie eats about two feet from him in the feeder, and I think he is getting...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior August 5th, 2008, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,432
Posted By Big Dog Mom
Thank you all for your thoughts. This morning, I...

Thank you all for your thoughts. This morning, I was able to get Maxx to his bowl and praised him and petted him while he ate. Let's see how it goes tonight.

I just tried to post three pics of...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior August 4th, 2008, 09:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,539
Posted By Big Dog Mom
My Great Pyrenees, Maggie, drove me NUTS until a...

My Great Pyrenees, Maggie, drove me NUTS until a wise person gave me this one piece of advice:

A TIRED DOG IS A GOOD DOG.

So I just exercised her - walked her, played with her, whatever it took...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior August 4th, 2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,432
Posted By Big Dog Mom
I have no idea if Maggie is the problem for him...

I have no idea if Maggie is the problem for him or not. He's eaten beside her for 9 years, and he's eaten from the stand for about 5 years. The bowls haven't fallen off the stand.

He seems to be...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior August 4th, 2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,432
Posted By Big Dog Mom
New Weird Behavior with Meals

My 10 1/2 year Great Pyrenees, Maxx, has started doing something weird at meal time that I don't know what to make of. First let me say that we just had a complete blood panel run two weeks ago and...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 23rd, 2008, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,631
Posted By Big Dog Mom
Is the dog on any medication? I had a cat...

Is the dog on any medication?

I had a cat years ago that was on tapizole for a thyroid condition, and it caused what they called 'mulberry spots", which basically is purple discolorations under...
Forum: Dog food forum July 23rd, 2008, 10:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,219
Posted By Big Dog Mom
Thanks, CLM. I am going to check it out in...

Thanks, CLM. I am going to check it out in Boulder.

BTW, Maxx went to the vet today and guess what? HE WEIGHS MORE THAN HE HAS EVER WEIGHED IN HIS LIFE, and he's only been on J/D for about 5...
Forum: Dog food forum July 22nd, 2008, 05:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,219
Posted By Big Dog Mom
I was told that Orijen is only available in...

I was told that Orijen is only available in Canada.

Is this true?
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 20th, 2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,072
Posted By Big Dog Mom
My dog has something called "bilious vomiting...

My dog has something called "bilious vomiting syndrome" and has had it since she was a baby (she, too, is 12 years old). It's not a big deal. She vomits bile (the yellow stuff) if her stomach is...
Forum: Dog food forum July 20th, 2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,219
Posted By Big Dog Mom
I supplement Maggie's (and Maxx's) meal with...

I supplement Maggie's (and Maxx's) meal with different meats, fish or eggs with every meal - sometimes chicken, sometimes liver, sometimes fish. I tried the raw diet on Maxx and Maggie a few years...
Forum: Dog food forum July 19th, 2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,219
Posted By Big Dog Mom
THIS MAKES TOTAL SENSE TO ME. I just personally...

THIS MAKES TOTAL SENSE TO ME. I just personally lost 60 pounds, and the way I did it was cutting out pretty much all carbs and all sugar. So if that worked for me, I can see how it could work for...
Forum: Dog food forum July 19th, 2008, 11:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,219
Posted By Big Dog Mom
Sorta... I have about a third of a bag of...

Sorta...

I have about a third of a bag of J/D left. I am going to use it, but next Wednesday, when I take Maggie up for therapy, I am going to have a conversation with her specialist about it. ...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 9th, 2008, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,067
Posted By Big Dog Mom
If not DES, try PROIN. If the condition is...

If not DES, try PROIN. If the condition is classic incontinence, one or the other should work from my experience and what I've read.
Forum: Dog food forum July 9th, 2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,219
Posted By Big Dog Mom
WOW. As I read all of your input, I'm now more...

WOW. As I read all of your input, I'm now more confused than ever. On one hand, Maggie's doctor (a specialist) is probably one of the most engaged, intelligent and well thought vets I've ever...
Forum: Dog food forum July 9th, 2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,219
Posted By Big Dog Mom
Hill's Science Diet J/D

Dr. Lee mentioned in another thread that many in this forum are not fans of Hill's Science Diet J/D.

Can you each offer me your reasons why you're down on it?

My 85 pound, 12 year old Great...
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