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by CarolC
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Caretakers' Cafe
Topic: Miralax and lactulose
Replies: 7
Views: 1812

Re: Miralax and lactulose

Well, I have a kitty who is back on lactulose now. The vet insists it will work. We tried 1ML 2x/day, didn't work. Tried 3ML 2x/day, didn't work. Now she is on 5ML 2x/day. I see no difference, but I do trust this vet to know what he's talking about, so we're still trying. But the reason I'm posting ...
by CarolC
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Gerber sweet potatoes
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Gerber sweet potatoes

I have not actually tried this for incontinence, but I think it might work. People are always recommending plain canned pumpkin for pets with diarrhea or constipation. I tried it and didn't have that much luck. I tried pumpkin with her a week ago and she ate it the first time, then left it the secon...
by CarolC
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: ANNPE
Replies: 11
Views: 146

Re: ANNPE

Hi lunasmom101, https://handicappedpet.net/helppets/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=8161 On the idea of a wheelchair, here is a list of links that may help, but I'm not sure. One issue is the pandemic, for example I checked Gunnar's Wheels a couple of months ago and he was closed temporarily due to coronavirus...
by CarolC
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: ANNPE
Replies: 11
Views: 146

Re: ANNPE

critters wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:27 am
By the way, I probably won't be back by here until Friday
Friday is a long time! Yikes!
by CarolC
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: ANNPE
Replies: 11
Views: 146

Re: ANNPE

Abstract Presumptive ANNPE and FCEM were diagnosed in 157 and 44 dogs , respectively. Ambulatory function was regained in 99 per cent of cases, with persistent motor deficits in 83.6 per cent and 92.5 per cent of dogs with presumptive ANNPE and FCEM, respectively. The presumptive diagnosis was not ...
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: 103

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: 139

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: 168

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: 187

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: 4522

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: 406

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: 406

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: 406

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: 406

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...