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Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 21st, 2015, 12:13 AM
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Posted By rhynes
So far there's alot of piece of mind Reg, giving...

So far there's alot of piece of mind Reg, giving him synthroid daily now and the results are great so far. At least the fear of feeding him thyroxine is gone.



Went in to talk with Edmonton...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 19th, 2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 841
Posted By rhynes
Ok. Love this new vet, she's straight up and no...

Ok. Love this new vet, she's straight up and no nonsense - and zero arrogance.

She believes he's hypothyroid and wants to do a synthroid test for 3 to 6 months. Need to get a complete blood work...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 7th, 2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 841
Posted By rhynes
Ok. T4 results came back today. Last week the T4...

Ok. T4 results came back today. Last week the T4 was 13, now it's 24. TSH is 0.54, and free T4 is 18.1. I assumed the vet would be doing a full panel - but nothing on T3 or antibodies so thyroiditis...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 6th, 2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 841
Posted By rhynes
Like I say, the rest of his teeth are incredible,...

Like I say, the rest of his teeth are incredible, just that bit of plaque at the gum line of his upper canines. Can pick up oxtail at any grocer, just so bloody expensive.

He had a poop last night...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 6th, 2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 841
Posted By rhynes
Thanks for that Reg... Fed him a raw...

Thanks for that Reg...

Fed him a raw thyroid from a chicken just to see what the results would be... Haven't a clue how much thyroxine is in a raw thyroid but we seen positive results.
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Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 5th, 2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 841
Posted By rhynes
We've looked at all the issues common to minpins,...

We've looked at all the issues common to minpins, actually went through the oil and bath treatment for Adenitis just in case. It wouldn't hurt the dog to try but no real change.

The issue here...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 5th, 2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 841
Posted By rhynes
Took a chance and fed him a chicken thyroid a...

Took a chance and fed him a chicken thyroid a couple of days ago - low and behold, the itching and chewing has subsided. He's got a slight ear infection, still scratching his ears a bit but I'm...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 5th, 2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 841
Posted By rhynes
He's raw fed, teeth are incredible except for a...

He's raw fed, teeth are incredible except for a little bit of plaque buildup at the top of his upper canines. Really difficult to find the right bone that forces him to chew with his canines. Gums...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 4th, 2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 841
Posted By rhynes
Anything is possible... It's such a rare thing to...

Anything is possible... It's such a rare thing to hear about deer ticks around these parts. Have many friends with hunting dogs that spend much time in the woods and fields, they check their dogs...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 3rd, 2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 841
Posted By rhynes
Lyme doesn't fit into the symptoms. I keep a very...

Lyme doesn't fit into the symptoms. I keep a very close eye on this dog, check him physically once a week.

Yeast have a smell would it not? Other than his breath - which hasn't been an issue...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 3rd, 2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 841
Posted By rhynes
Can we talk about my sick dog?

I am ready to scream or cry, whatever comes first.

Purebred Minpin, nearly 4 years old. Been chasing possible food or environmental allergies on vets advice for 3 years now. Can't keep doing it....
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! April 12th, 2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By rhynes
We gave him a bath today to remove the dead skin...

We gave him a bath today to remove the dead skin flaking off him. Not going to get fancy, going back to the basic epsom salt and coconut oil in warm water.

GF bought a pair of exfoliating gloves...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! April 12th, 2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By rhynes
Thought about zinc when researching vits and...

Thought about zinc when researching vits and minerals, but beef is still one of the primary meats in his raw diet. Liver is also a good source of zinc, and he gets that every couple of days. He's...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! April 10th, 2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By rhynes
And this is why it's nice to have other eyes look...

And this is why it's nice to have other eyes look at an issue, didn't think to check to see if it was soluble or not.

I'll dig into it further. But like I say, 3 oils combined is less than 1/8 of...
Forum: Dog food forum April 10th, 2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,978
Posted By rhynes
Old thread, but a good one. I'm one of the...

Old thread, but a good one.

I'm one of the pet lovers that always trusted the food manufacturers to provide a quality product, but over the past 5 years or so, more research into it made me want...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! April 10th, 2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By rhynes
We started with the oil soak / baths a month or...

We started with the oil soak / baths a month or so ago. Started the extra vitamin E when giving fish oil at the same time. 300 UI vitamin E, cod liver oil and flax, the oil combined isn't even an 1/8...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! April 9th, 2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By rhynes
Problem with vitamin uptake?

Hoping someone here can give some suggestions with our minpin.

Still dealing with itchy skin and hair loss.

Some past history:
We thought he had allergies, so we took him off the commercial...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! March 4th, 2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By rhynes
Haven't yet, but it seems the baths are having a...

Haven't yet, but it seems the baths are having a positive effect. GF is on the fence on getting a biopsy done. Not much of a dog to begin with and they'll be taking fairly large chunks out of him -...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! March 1st, 2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By rhynes
It's a for life thing, genetic apparently. We...

It's a for life thing, genetic apparently. We aren't 100% sure that it is adenitis but everything fits and it's the first time we've really seen a difference in him. Different vets, different...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! February 28th, 2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By rhynes
Had his bath 2 nights ago, yesterday had minimal...

Had his bath 2 nights ago, yesterday had minimal scratching but today he started in on the areas around his ears and both sides of his ribs. Changed up the process somewhat tonite...

Bath in...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! February 26th, 2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By rhynes
Vet did a thorough blood test on him, everything...

Vet did a thorough blood test on him, everything came back clean - except for the vet tech that got expressed on when she stuck him with the needle. He's otherwise very healthy.

I'll check into...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! February 26th, 2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By rhynes
Possible sebaceous adenitis

Well, it's still possible the dog has food allergies but our little minpin buddy is back on the wrong path with dry skin and bare patches. He was switched to a raw diet and is still on raw, his coat...
Forum: Feeding raw food to dogs & cats - B.A.R.F - RMB - Homecooked diet January 21st, 2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By rhynes
3 year old minpin in our home, always had issue...

3 year old minpin in our home, always had issue with dry skin, scratching and chewing etc. Tried every high quality commercial food on the market then finally said to heck with it.

We started in...
Forum: Dog food forum January 12th, 2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By rhynes
I don't grind anything for him, he gets his meals...

I don't grind anything for him, he gets his meals whole, gives him something to chew on. And at least that way we know what he likes or doesn't like. He doesn't like beef liver but loves the chicken...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs January 12th, 2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By rhynes
The pic is deceiving, his paws aren't overly big....

The pic is deceiving, his paws aren't overly big. My mother sent me a pair of wool gloves that are too big for me, but i'm not good enough with a needle to cut the fingers off and do anything with...
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