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Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Rescue
Topic: Pure bread Golden Retriever Puppy Missing a Paw, will need home!
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: Pure bread Golden Retriever Puppy Missing a Paw, will need home!

:slant: Tripods are more disfigured than disabled, if you ask me. When he goes to the vet, many vets will suggest amputating the remaining limb. Personally, I'd wait on that, since, in this day and age, an adopter may want to try a prosthesis for him. I've always let my tripods keep their remaining ...
by critters
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:57 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

:whale: Hmm. My first thought was to use prednisone, but I don't know anything about it in relation to her heart. Is she taking an NSAID? That might be almost as good. I, too, would be highly reluctant to mess with such a fragile old girl. It's not unusual for movement to be inconsistent, especially...
by critters
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Caretakers' Cafe
Topic: disabled critters in literature and TV
Replies: 81
Views: 57394

Re: disabled critters in literature and TV

Oh, I didn't realize it's THAT Joanne!
by critters
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Caretakers' Cafe
Topic: disabled critters in literature and TV
Replies: 81
Views: 57394

Re: disabled critters in literature and TV

Good one! :thankyou:
by critters
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Other Problems
Topic: ANNPE
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: ANNPE

:slant:
by critters
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Pitbull with Ivdd needing some help
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Pitbull with Ivdd needing some help

Hmm. I wonder if the vet could Rx something special to knock him out at night so you can get some peace?
by critters
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Pitbull with Ivdd needing some help
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Pitbull with Ivdd needing some help

:whale:
I second Carol's reply about meds. I've used them, as have my critters, and they can help. You might want to use a cone as well, but he may be more comfortable with meds.
by critters
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: New, Lost, and Frustrated with Vet
Replies: 14
Views: 312

Re: New, Lost, and Frustrated with Vet

A new update on Ivy. I called the specialist my husband's cousin recommended as soon as they opened yesterday morning and they originally made an appointment for this coming Thursday, but this morning her records came from our local vet and once the specialist reviewed them she called and asked tha...
by critters
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: New, Lost, and Frustrated with Vet
Replies: 14
Views: 312

Re: New, Lost, and Frustrated with Vet

CarolC wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:37 pm
That kind of attitude used to be more common among vets. Fortunately things have gotten better and it is less common nowadays.
I completely agree.
by critters
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: New, Lost, and Frustrated with Vet
Replies: 14
Views: 312

Re: New, Lost, and Frustrated with Vet

Yeah, I'm with Carol--if he doesn't even know what else is available for constipation (not that the Petromalt-type stuff is a bad choice, just NOT the only one), I'd wonder what else he's missing. Expressing is rather an art, but there's no excuse for not making a decent effort to teach you how to d...
by critters
Sun May 31, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Please help new to this Skipper my dog is lame both back legs
Replies: 180
Views: 26498

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

Who'd have thought ramen and diet Coke would be SUCH a treat? LOL
by critters
Fri May 22, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Please help new to this Skipper my dog is lame both back legs
Replies: 180
Views: 26498

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

Critters I didn't know there was any state where you could not wear a mask. Well, some people do it anyway these days, but yes. I always wear a mask when I mow the grass or I would be sick ALL the time. I've been doing that since the 90's. I guess I would have to pay somebody to mow the grass if I ...
by critters
Mon May 18, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Please help new to this Skipper my dog is lame both back legs
Replies: 180
Views: 26498

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

Sounds like y'all are planning a lot of swimming! :D It's not unusual for them to take a few steps then go back to dragging, just like people who walk some then go back to their wheelchairs. If he's trying to take steps, that's a good sign. I've heard of some people using soft things like cotton ath...