"We are continuing to "work" on adjusting meds. He has had some additional smaller seizures. We have added a higher dose of phenobarb. This has decreased seizure activity but has made him lethargic and he has weakness in…"
"Karen, it's up to you, but I think this is so important that everyone be aware of this. I don't watch TV a lot, don't even know if it would have been on the news, I did not even know about the first recall notice. I only…"
"Karen, Thank you so much for posting the link about the Phenobarb recall. I was not even aware that there was a recall. Very good to know! I am checking Toby's phenobarb's now and will also check with the pharmacy that fills our…"
"Well, I wouldn't say No. America is just starting to jump on the wagon, lol. The effects of glucosamine and chondroitin on joint problems in both dogs and humans have been the subject of clinical studies in this country since the 1960s, and…"
"Yes, I'm aware of the other ingredients in the product I'm using, but this wasn't the product I started my Beagle on. I bought something from the vet first and it was just Glucosamine and chondroitin. Pretty much the same thing I take…"
"Melissa, if you look at the ingredients in the product you're using, you'll see that there are several other things besides glucosamine. The Joint Max Liquid also contains chondroitin, MSM, aloe, vitamin C. manganese, and something called…"
"Glucosamine supplements have worked wonders on my 12 year old Beagle. She had joint pain and issues climbing up the stairs. Within a few months of putting her on a glucosamine supplement, she began to move around and play like she was 5 years…"
"Hi Tammy, Jackdoodle is 12.5 years old and has arthritis as well as a herniated lumbar disc, and is under the care of several specialists. He takes Cosequin DS, which contains 500 mg glucosamine and 400 mg chondroitin. He gets 2 capsules per day and…"
"My Vet suggested giving my 75 lbs, 15 month old Doodle, 1500 mg per day of glucosamine. My boy is healthy. I thought that seemed like a high dosage and thought he seemed young to need this supplement. what are you thoughts and if…"
Boomer and Mariner are biological brothers. Mariner fractured his skull @ 7 weeks old, causing blindness and a seizure disorder. As a puppy he had to relearn everything, walking, eating, peeing, etc. Mariner has gradually regained much of his eyesight. He has not had a seizure in over 4 years (as of 12/25/14), since his medication was changed to potassium bromide
Where did you get your doodle(s)?
Why did you choose a doodle rather than another breed or mix?
Thanks for the friend request! Toby was diagnosed with oral melanoma in March 2015. He began receiving ONCEPT vaccines in April and so far, the cancer hasn't spread to his lymph nodes or lungs. I believe that Toby received 4 vaccines and then booster shots. Beginning April of this year, he will only need booster shots every 6 months. So far, ONCEPT has cost us over $10,000. We have pet insurance, so they pay about 60% of the total cost. Our oncologist also wanted Toby to take chemotherapy medication, but it was too expensive for us. How is Boomer doing?
Thank you for tying the friend request, and for tying the Tail Injury posts together.
I'm glad to have a community of Doodle Lovers to share the joy and sometimes pain of loving and living with these wonderful creatures.
Yes, beef tendons and beef tracheas are good use of animal by-products and I like that idea. Just got another package of bully sticks for my dogs and they get 20 minutes a day (takes them three days) to chew them. Outside only! Then I put them in a zip-lock bag and store until the next day. I also don't use rawhide because I could see problems with that but my vet said she has never taken a rawhide out of a dog's stomach and she has surgically removed all kinds of things. Agrees that bullysticks are a good use of animal byproducts.