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by CarolC
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Please help, advice needed - cat with paralysis
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Please help, advice needed - cat with paralysis

Hi Niloda, I have never had a paralyzed cat. I've had 2 paralyzed small dogs and a paralyzed rabbit. Someone with cat experience will be along soon so please keep checking back. Will reply in blue below... :group: Hi, I would very much appreciate any advice on the care for my recently paralysed cat...
by CarolC
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: ANNPE
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: ANNPE

Hi KatieB,

I replied to your post in Other Problems.

:group:
by CarolC
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Other Problems
Topic: ANNPE
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: ANNPE

Hi KatieB! :gang: I agree, if your dog has voluntary movements and can stand for 10 seconds, I would absolutely not give up. My dog did not have ANNPE, she had a spinal fracture. It took longer than 6 months for her to walk but she did, and hydrotherapy was a huge help. There are two things that can...
by CarolC
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Pitbull with Ivdd needing some help
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Pitbull with Ivdd needing some help

Hi Tracy, Supposedly Lyrica (pregabalin) is stronger than gabapentin for the neuropathy/chewing. You might ask the vet about that. It sounds like you are using a heavy dose of the gabapentin and it isn't working. I understand pregabalin is more expensive. It really can be a serious problem if the do...
by CarolC
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Senior Pets
Topic: Kitty face wash and brush
Replies: 3
Views: 4458

Re: Kitty face wash and brush

Hi joekoej,

Your post did not show up. After you type it, there is a SUBMIT button at the bottom of the screen you need to hit.

:flicker:
by CarolC
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: New, Lost, and Frustrated with Vet
Replies: 14
Views: 312

Re: New, Lost, and Frustrated with Vet

This is great news, and you guys have the most wonderful attitude. It makes sense from a pragmatic standpoint not to do the MRI, because if she begins to improve you will notice any signs of improvement with or without the MRI. The first vet who said you would express for life may have simply been w...
by CarolC
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: New, Lost, and Frustrated with Vet
Replies: 14
Views: 312

Re: New, Lost, and Frustrated with Vet

Sorry, I had another thought, and the previous post I just wrote was long so I'm double posting. There are many kinds of spinal injury, and I am not a vet, but it may still be worthwhile to have the MRI. If you can really afford it, I would consider it. However, you're going to have a pretty big bil...
by CarolC
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: New, Lost, and Frustrated with Vet
Replies: 14
Views: 312

Re: New, Lost, and Frustrated with Vet

This is such a relief I could just about cry. Thank goodness! So that was the thump. I love the way that vet called you straight in when she got the records. Your other vet totally missed everything. Usually the specialist will send a report back to the referring vet, and I hope he reads it and sees...
by CarolC
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: New, Lost, and Frustrated with Vet
Replies: 14
Views: 312

Re: New, Lost, and Frustrated with Vet

OK, that is really good that you have someone in your family in the veterinary field. I hope the other vet she recommended can get you in. If they also need a referral, I wonder if the vet tech's own vet could examine her and refer, to get this moving. I hope the call tomorrow morning works out. The...
by CarolC
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Pitbull with Ivdd needing some help
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Pitbull with Ivdd needing some help

Hi Tracy, replying in blue... :banner: Hi I’m new here. It’s so hard to find information on large dogs that this has happened to so maybe someone can help. Dawkins herniated a disc at L2-L3 on May 11 he soon became paralyzed on the back end 4 hours later. The neurologist suggested surgery 24 hours ...
by CarolC
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: New, Lost, and Frustrated with Vet
Replies: 14
Views: 312

Re: New, Lost, and Frustrated with Vet

That kind of attitude used to be more common among vets. Fortunately things have gotten better and it is less common nowadays. I hope you can get her seen. You need a better idea of what is going on. Did she actually get bit on the spine by the other dog? Will be waiting to hear what you find out.
by CarolC
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: New, Lost, and Frustrated with Vet
Replies: 14
Views: 312

Re: New, Lost, and Frustrated with Vet

Hi Kait87, You need another vet. Right away. Today if possible. That's the way it sounds to me. He didn't even do an x-ray? :shock: You need a vet that will do exactly as you say and refer your dog right now. I know it's been a week but without a real examination and possibly advanced imaging, there...
by CarolC
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Birds/Exotics
Topic: Turkey wheelchair
Replies: 3
Views: 1343

Re: Turkey wheelchair

Cool! I didn't know a turkey could be 60 lbs!

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by CarolC
Sat May 30, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Please help new to this Skipper my dog is lame both back legs
Replies: 180
Views: 26495

Re: Please help new to this Skipper my dog is lame both back legs

I don't even know if my bank lobby is closed, I assume it is. But going through the drive-thru is hardly a good way to avoid germs. First you have to get a deposit slip out of the dispenser, which requires both hands, and you're touching surfaces that have been touched by everyone else who came to t...
by CarolC
Mon May 18, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Stuff I learned along the way
Replies: 41
Views: 45837

Re: Stuff I learned along the way

I'm still looking for clinics with acupuncturist services as well as hydrotherapy(?) I hope I'm saying that right. But most of the clinics have limited hours due to COVID-19. Yes, hydrotherapy, you said it right. It is very helpful. Acupuncture and cold laser might also be worth a try. When the dog...