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my 8 1/2 yr. old Lab Service Dog has always used Interceptor.It’s unavailable from mfg. for 4 mos.I want a med closest to it, made in U.S.A. in pill form.1 med said’must be chewed,not swallowed.He wolfs/gulps food/rewards’ -not chewing.Help me choose the best/safest heartworm med for him in the interim.I’m wheelchair -bound/blind/shakey from MS.Please help me select the best thing for my best friend.thanks
Do you have any experience with Sabaceous Adentitis? If so, I’m wondering what you do/use for the pets to keep their coats and minimize the problems. I have a Havanese with SA and tho I manage with oils and special shampoos, she is now getting horrible eye rim problems as the black skin around her eyes is sloughing off and creating problems. I keep asking my vet for cream to rub around her eyes and all she says to use are eye drops which do not help the problem.
My question concerns the diagnosis I just received on my nine year old springer spaniel regarding chronic renal failure. He just had a blood test and a urinary test that confirmed it. He had a blood test last year and was fine.Is he able to have a normal life as long as he has the medication and prescription food?
What are best remedies for diagnosis of intervertabrae disk disease (lost mobility in back legs) and beginning of arthritus.
Here’s what vet is ..treating with
1. Predrisone and Methocarbanal twice daily
REsults minimal but results….she can (with help support herself on back legs.
2. She is 85 lbs…and I’m aiming for her to drop 10 lbs to take pressure off. I have here on diet of Blue for Sensiors. sweet potatoe , Flaxseed Oil, Vitamin E. OIL and Omega 3
3. I give her therapy daily…move legs up and down and hot stone massages….over muscle and spine…
(she falls asleep when I do this I hope your are smiling.
4. After about ten days.. we are going to treat with Metacalm and or anything else I’m open
5. I’m in this for the long haul and believing for a miracle.
Thanks for your thoughts…
I’M A HUGE SUPPORTER OF DELTA….and have been for a long time.
I’m open to any feedback…and willing to try anything else without surgery…I won’t put her through that.
She is a fighter..I’ve also put rugs with rubber backing on hardwood floors…
Gotta go…and she if she will go out on desk as I hoist her rear up and she walks forward.
Judith Collins and Sheeba..
(she was my miracle gift and I don’t want to lose her..as you can tell.
I’ve been tracking my dog’s appetite and she’s eatting very little-approx 1/4C a day and she’s normally 45 lbs. The dog food she gets is a premium, holistic brand where they know the source of the meat. It’s a duck and sweet potato blend. The past few days her breathing has been a bit labored and she’s taking shallow breaths.
She still has BM and drinks water.
She has full access to the backyard during the AM and PM hours and gets a long walk once a week. This past time she seemed lethargic.
She tested HW negative last month, but I haven’t put her on any HW meds since we’re in urban SoCal and there haven’t been mosquitos out.
She does have a vet appt. soon but what do you suspect?