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Old August 19th, 2004, 08:54 AM
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Update on our rescued American Bulldog baby!!

Hi everyone,
Sorry for not getting on here sooner to post. I just wanted to let everyone know that we seem to have gotten past the rough part, and he is doing much better. In fact he is now solely on a holistic dog food ( after home cooking for the month ) and seems to be doing much better. His bowel issues seem to have settled down and he is eating regularly everyday and drinking his water too.
I am still giving him supplements, as well as extra vitamins to maintain this healthy progression.
I want to send a huge HUG out to LUBA!!
Thank you so much for your on going emails and support. You were our guiding angel when I was worried the most!!! I will never be able to thank you enough for all of the wonderful advice.

I know we have a long road yet, he suffered what seemed to be a seizure last Friday, but came through it OK. I am not sure if it was a sign of things to come or just co-incidence. He was running around and then just stopped, fell over and became completely ridgid. My DH carried him outside and after a short period of time he seemed to come around. It hasn't happened since and I am keeping my fingers crossed.
He does well with his blindness, and training...well it is slower than expected but we are sticking to it. (He loves Benny's Bully's treats ) I wonder if his health issues are slowing his development?
We are currently still battling over house training...and the leash...but getting better at both.
He is a wonderful boy, and he is smothered in LOVE. We take everyday as it comes and try our best to give him all that no one else wanted too.
I can't wait to visit that VET one day in the future and show her what she was so willing to give up on!!
To everyone with problem puppies, never stop loving them and always follow your heart!!
Sorry for the long post...I promise to keep everyone informed as we grow together.
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Old August 19th, 2004, 09:02 AM
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This is wonderful news. I would love to see the look on that vets face too. I am so glad that you have done so much for this puppy. I hope everything keeps improving for you and your little baby. Best of luck
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Old August 19th, 2004, 09:19 AM
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More good news! Thanks for not giving up on this baby. And yes - his health issues can certainly impede his housetraining. Even adult dogs may temporarily lose their housetraining if they are sick.

Glad you updated us.
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Old August 19th, 2004, 09:49 AM
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That is the best news I have heard in a long long time
It's wonderful what you've done for him, I only hope that his recovery and growth gets stronger and stronger with each passing day!!
((hugs)) right back to you!!
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Old August 19th, 2004, 10:04 AM
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I am so glad that your baby is getting better, you deserve a BIG HUG for all that you have done for this little guy. You are a wonderful mommie! Best wishes and keep us updated!
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Old August 19th, 2004, 10:16 AM
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hey can i get a hug Princesss04 ? lol just kidding ..what good news! glad to hear he's doing great!! always put's a smile on your face when you read something like this
My imaginary friend thinks you have serious problems.
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Old August 19th, 2004, 12:10 PM
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WONDERFUL news, and thank you for sharing it!!!!!!!!!!

You've got fingers and toes crossed across the nation- all the way to New Mexico here!

Please bring your camera when you go visit that vet.....
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Old August 19th, 2004, 05:45 PM
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I love updates! These are the highs that make all the lows bearable! Way to go LUBA! And kudo's to you, Bullilover!!!

But . . . . where are the photos?
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Old August 19th, 2004, 06:08 PM
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Keep up the good work! That's wonderful news.
~*Life is one big game of fetch*~
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Old August 20th, 2004, 08:11 AM
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Oh yes,I just love good news and I am so happy little Bully is in your hands.
Some pics would be great,he's so lovable
Even if he has the odd seizure,it's not a death-sentence,as long as it does not happen too frequently.
If pure love was a cure,your little Bully would be the healthiest pup in the Universe
"The cruelest animal is the Human animal"
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