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Old January 17th, 2009, 05:44 PM
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Unhappy Some sad news

My beautiful girl Blaze was diagnosed today with CDS. :sad:

The vet asked for a week so he can do some research. If at all possible they like to treat using holistic methods. Right now for her slightly elevated liver enzymes she takes 1 tab of SAM-e daily. He's hoping he can find something natural to put her on rather than more meds with may further tax her kidney/liver.

If you can spare some good thoughts for us it would sure be appreciated.
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Old January 17th, 2009, 05:50 PM
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I'm sorry for your bad news.hopefully your vet can find a holistic methods to treat Blaze without having tax her liver/kidneys even more.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Old January 17th, 2009, 06:03 PM
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Blaze and you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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Old January 17th, 2009, 06:38 PM
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I'm so sorry to hear this news. Does she have any symptoms; how is she doing? My prayers are with you too.
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Old January 17th, 2009, 07:48 PM
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I'm sorry to hear that Blaze is having difficulties. Are the symptoms very pronounced yet?

s to you and Blaze-- that the vet can come up with some liver-friendly treatments!
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Old January 17th, 2009, 07:51 PM
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She's started having some accidents in the house and seems kind of lost and confused at times like staring at the wall, aimless wandering, increased whining but she still recognizes us.
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Old January 17th, 2009, 07:58 PM
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My thoughts and prayers are with you and Blaze hope they find something that will help
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Old January 17th, 2009, 07:59 PM
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Poor Blaze. And poor Mom! It's so hard when one of your babies is ailing!
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prayers from us to your bunch, keep us posted. >>HUGS<<
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OH NO....I am so very sorry to hear about Blaze.

Are you also giving her milk thistle to help her liver as it is also supposed to be quite beneficial.
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Old January 17th, 2009, 09:15 PM
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I just googled canine CDS and found this from http://www.thensome.com/cds.htm.....

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some holistic suggestions for CDS

Some people have used the supplement Neuro PS, Phosphatidylserine to help with the cognitive functioning. Melatonin, also an antioxidant with many great properties and which can go beyond the brain barrier, can be used to help your companion sleep if insomnia is one of the symptoms....Proneurozone..These are just suggestions. It is always wise to discuss whatever you give your companion with your vet!
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sending some more for you & Blaze
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Old January 18th, 2009, 10:41 AM
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ohh that's really interesting Rainbow, thx! For the elevated liver enzymes the vet prescribed 1 tab daily of SAM-e.
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Old January 19th, 2009, 01:41 AM
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Keeping Blaze in my thoughts.

You might want to talk to your vet about Denamarin. It is a supplement that has both SAM-e and Milk Thistle. My Tipper took it for a while and it really did help lower her liver enzyme levels.

http://www.drugs.com/vet/denamarin.html
http://www.allivet.com/Denamarin-p/28724.htm (please note, I have not ordered from this vendor so I am not making any recommendation for this company. The description information is just good. If the link violates any board policies, please remove it.)
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