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Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! May 8th, 2017, 12:32 AM
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Posted By MaxaLisa
Shazanne, I had a dog that battled chronic...

Shazanne, I had a dog that battled chronic pancreatitis most of her 13 years of life, so I understand a lot about how difficult that is. In the holistic field, there is a lot of dogma about feeding...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! May 7th, 2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,812
Posted By MaxaLisa
I meant to say feeding real raw meat. You might...

I meant to say feeding real raw meat. You might at some point be able to transition to some of the dehydrated foods, they don't seem to upset a pancreatitis dog as much, like that tripe. Often...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! May 7th, 2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,812
Posted By MaxaLisa
The link was for dehydrated green tripe (I use...

The link was for dehydrated green tripe (I use the lamb version here), the brand is K9Natural, I think it's out of New Zealand. Tripe is very good for the gut.


I would scratch feeding raw off...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! May 6th, 2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,812
Posted By MaxaLisa
Let me add to the question. What meat were you...

Let me add to the question. What meat were you trying raw, and what neat has been in the homecooked diet? What else has been in your homecooked diet?
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! May 6th, 2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,812
Posted By MaxaLisa
Oh gosh, I am so very sorry. I was so hopeful for...

Oh gosh, I am so very sorry. I was so hopeful for you!

I have never been able to feed raw, and some vets will really pressure you to because everyone says what a miracle it is. Well, if your dog...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! May 6th, 2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By MaxaLisa
This is one of my biggest pet peeves. I can't...

This is one of my biggest pet peeves. I can't tell you how many blood results that i've seen on forums and my own dogs that vets have ignored. Drives me crazy.
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! May 4th, 2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By MaxaLisa
What did the pathology report say? What was the...

What did the pathology report say? What was the lump?
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! May 4th, 2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,812
Posted By MaxaLisa
Hi, sorry I disappeared. I'm knee deep in work...

Hi, sorry I disappeared. I'm knee deep in work and parental care...

I saw in another thread that it seems like you are headed in the right direction, and i'm really glad to hear this.

I was...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! May 4th, 2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 753
Posted By MaxaLisa
A healthy dog will rarely itch at all, if ever. ...

A healthy dog will rarely itch at all, if ever.

Personally I would run a full Spectrum allergy blood test to help pinpoint environmental and food allergies, all sources contribute to histamine...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! April 3rd, 2017, 01:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,812
Posted By MaxaLisa
I should clarify, if it's an immune disorder,...

I should clarify, if it's an immune disorder, steroids may be needed, but that's a tough decision. It still sounds a lot like vasculitis :-/

ETA: I might look for some canine supplement that...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! April 3rd, 2017, 01:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,812
Posted By MaxaLisa
Interesting the low lymphocytes seem to occur...

Interesting the low lymphocytes seem to occur sometimes with lupus. My dog has lupus (SLE) and she tends to have higher lymphocytes with low and neutrophils, but she is weird.

I am still not...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! April 3rd, 2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,812
Posted By MaxaLisa
Thanks for posting the bloodwork. It looks really...

Thanks for posting the bloodwork. It looks really good overall.

I wouldn't try raw, but I would try homecooked with a single protein like maybe pork and a single vegetable like steamed green...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! March 23rd, 2017, 02:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,812
Posted By MaxaLisa
I'm guessing you guys have been pm'ing, hope that...

I'm guessing you guys have been pm'ing, hope that things are improving.

I would make that derm appt, in case you're still sinking around with this then, since you can always cancel it, and I...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! March 23rd, 2017, 01:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By MaxaLisa
I too would worry that there might be more of the...

I too would worry that there might be more of the ball stuck in there.

The metro is for the gut inflammation, and it seems to be helping. It can have nervous system side effects so they don't...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! February 5th, 2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,345
Posted By MaxaLisa
It can be very frustrating, and a lot of it is...

It can be very frustrating, and a lot of it is trial and error. Have you been to a different vet for a second opinion?

I would consider making the appt with that dermatologist. You can always...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! February 4th, 2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,345
Posted By MaxaLisa
I should add, her digestion improved a lot when I...

I should add, her digestion improved a lot when I added the tripe.... there are canned versions that she like, but I don't like feeding canned food on a regular basis.
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! February 4th, 2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,345
Posted By MaxaLisa
Longblades, I agree, the food is SOOOOO...

Longblades, I agree, the food is SOOOOO important. I do agree that finding the right shampoo is important, and I'm guessing a lot of it depends on what in particular is living on that individual...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! February 4th, 2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By MaxaLisa
I personally feel that a trial wouldn't do harm...

I personally feel that a trial wouldn't do harm because of the low end levels. There are worse things for a 12+ year old dog than to be on lifelong thyroid meds IF you notice that they are getting...
Forum: Senior dogs February 4th, 2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By MaxaLisa
It could also be from infection, or even pain in...

It could also be from infection, or even pain in the joints. Definitely need a vet visit for a full evaluation, and I would start with bloodwork. If nothing shows up, I would want an xray too.
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 28th, 2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,345
Posted By MaxaLisa
I know that you have a specialized shampoo, but...

I know that you have a specialized shampoo, but for my thin-furred dog that battles staph off and on, this has been a great shampoo for us:...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 28th, 2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By MaxaLisa
Sounds like possibly a bad bag of dog food, or...

Sounds like possibly a bad bag of dog food, or maybe a growing intolerance to the Iams - very common with that food.

There could be a low level bacterial infection too, like some sort of...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 28th, 2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By MaxaLisa
It's pretty clear with the low T3 that something...

It's pretty clear with the low T3 that something is going on with the thyroid. The question is what, or if it's something else affecting the thyroid. It needs to be pointed out that the TSH is an...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! October 11th, 2016, 03:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By MaxaLisa
I would be curious if any bloodwork has been...

I would be curious if any bloodwork has been done, and if you asked for a copy. On my radar would be tick disease. This could be a dormant tick diseases that has become active as your dog has aged....
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! April 26th, 2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,781
Posted By MaxaLisa
I definitely would. Take careful notes on how...

I definitely would. Take careful notes on how things are going on the abx.
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! April 24th, 2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By MaxaLisa
I actually think that you can't really establish...

I actually think that you can't really establish a relationship until you are working with the vet, and that usually means that you are bringing your pet to them. You can however have an initial...
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