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Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! May 10th, 2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By dogmelissa
Sorry, meant to update. He has had leash on...

Sorry, meant to update.
He has had leash on collar, but not recently, and the majority of coughing/gagging is always in the morning, after sleeping all night. He's never had problems with...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! May 10th, 2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By dogmelissa
Question Acute abdominal pain

10 yr old Cube, maltese x, neutered male. Has had no unusual foods though he may have eaten grass or licked his feet after being in a school yard yesterday (1st time there). He's had a few bouts of...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! April 18th, 2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By dogmelissa
Question Alternative to collar for city-issued tag?

My 10 yr old Maltese dog, Cube, had dental surgery a year or so ago and ever since he often has major coughing fits, especially in the morning. He sleeps in a kennel with no access to water at night...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs January 3rd, 2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By dogmelissa
Thank you all for your support and strength. ...

Thank you all for your support and strength.

I love the idea of giving her a mountain of catnip. She won't eat it all, but it should also give Taz a nice buzz to help deal with her leaving: he's...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs December 31st, 2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By dogmelissa
I totally get where you're coming from. This is a...

I totally get where you're coming from. This is a horrible decision and not one I want to accept as the only way. But we've been dealing with this for 2 years, and exhausted every option other than...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs December 31st, 2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By dogmelissa
Farewell "party" for kitty.

We have made the difficult decision to have Aubrie euthanised. She has been struggling for about 2 years with diarrhea, and at 14 years old, I'm not willing to put her through any further testing,...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 4th, 2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,737
Posted By dogmelissa
Thanks for the links. I've read pretty much...

Thanks for the links. I've read pretty much everything I can find online about this company/these products and was looking to see if there was anyone who had actually tried them. It doesn't sound...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 3rd, 2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,737
Posted By dogmelissa
Question Reviews of Vitality Science Diarrhea protocol?

http://www.vitalityscience.com/v/AllProducts/cat-diarrhea/feline-treatment.asp

Looking for any reviews - positive or negative - for the "treatment resistant diarrrhea" protocol for cats. Obviously...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! March 18th, 2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By dogmelissa
Not dehydrated.

Aubrie is not dehydrated. She is drinking plenty of water. Her vet was not concerned about dehydration. She has had a probiotic - the FortiFlora - which had no effect. We do not have mice in or near...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! March 16th, 2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By dogmelissa
Ah come on, someone has to have something. I just...

Ah come on, someone has to have something. I just spent 20 minutes cleaning up 3 separate diarrhea puddles - from berber carpet - and cleaning the pee out of a round scratcher-ball toy.

Aubrie is...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! March 16th, 2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By dogmelissa
Giardia, how?

How does an indoor-only cat get Giardia, when no other pets have it? And the diarrhea started immediately after starting the medication. Bit too coincidental to be anything else.
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! March 16th, 2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By dogmelissa
Forgot to mention: Aubrie has been dewormed and...

Forgot to mention: Aubrie has been dewormed and is an indoor-only cat.

Thanks.
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! March 16th, 2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By dogmelissa
Post Washout remedies for clomipramine?

Advance apologies for the length of this... usual for me. :sorry:

Aubrie, currently 14 years old, has been a random time, random place urinater for many years (since I got her in 2001). It was...
Forum: Pets that have passed away - Rainbow bridge February 12th, 2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By dogmelissa
Unhappy RIP Rusty, my love.

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z60/dogmelissa/Pets/PICT1688.jpg

Rusty came to me in 2001, after a tough year that saw her come to a shelter, given to someone else and then returned to the...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! February 12th, 2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,495
Posted By dogmelissa
We took Rusty to be euthanized tonight. The look...

We took Rusty to be euthanized tonight. The look in her eyes was exactly like Sierra's when Sierra was dying. In just 4 short days, Rusty had lost nearly a pound (we didn't know how much until...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! February 12th, 2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,495
Posted By dogmelissa
I think Rusty is dying. She has the same look in...

I think Rusty is dying. She has the same look in her eyes that Sierra did. She just looks miserable and like she's given up. I can't decide if I should take her to emerg to have her blood checked...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! February 12th, 2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,495
Posted By dogmelissa
Attempt #2 at this since the first one...

Attempt #2 at this since the first one disappeared on me. :(

Let's see.
Most recent test was just for T4, but it was full panel in January. I have photos if anyone wants me to post them.

The...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! February 7th, 2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,495
Posted By dogmelissa
I read it in an article written by a vet:...

I read it in an article written by a vet: http://www.2ndchance.info/hyperthyroid.htm (scroll down to 'procedures that help') " Studies published in 2006 found that cats that were treated with...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! February 6th, 2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,495
Posted By dogmelissa
The other option being the radioactive iodine? I...

The other option being the radioactive iodine? I read an article yesterday that said it doubled the average life vs oral medication, from 2 years to 4. Now I'm honestly wondering if Rusty is even...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! February 6th, 2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,495
Posted By dogmelissa
Nope! Aubrie & Rusty share food, and Aubrie has...

Nope! Aubrie & Rusty share food, and Aubrie has been having digestive issues (diarrhea). I had them on Acana Wild Prarie (chicken, potatoes, fish) to Blue Buffalo Sensitive Stomach (chicken and brown...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! February 5th, 2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,495
Posted By dogmelissa
Unhappy Hyperthyroid cat, need experiences

My approximately 12 year old cat, Rusty, was recently diagnosed as hyperthyroid. She also had/has some liver involvement or affected liver, with elevated liver enzymes.

Here are her lab values:...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior November 1st, 2010, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By dogmelissa
Thanks for the reply Penny! Unfortunately,...

Thanks for the reply Penny!

Unfortunately, blocking Cube out of the kitchen is impossible. Well, it's not but the only place I really could contain him would be in the front living room. :(...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior October 31st, 2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By dogmelissa
Question Help: Barking and the baby's food

Quick background: Cube was abused as a pup, severely. As a result he has a lot of fears, especially of men. I have been unable to rid him of these fears, though they have improved. I have an 8 month...
Forum: Pets that have passed away - Rainbow bridge October 1st, 2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 933
Posted By dogmelissa
Sierra has gone to the Rainbow Bridge

On Wednesday evening instead of celebrating our 3rd wedding anniversary, we instead said good bye to our beloved :cat: Sierra. She passed away in my arms on the way to the emergency vet clinic - we...
Forum: Senior cats June 14th, 2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 88,663
Posted By dogmelissa
I don't have a copy of her numbers, but I could...

I don't have a copy of her numbers, but I could ask for them today as we are going back to the vet. The vet called to check on her and I asked her if I need to get a repeat urinalysis done or...
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