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mechrist

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South of Heaven
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 13, 2013 - 11:07pm PT
It was a close one, couldn't walk more than 10' for about a day, but he pulled through! Discussing it with the vet, it sounded like either organ failure, an obstruction, or an infection of some sort.

Xray showed no obstruction.

Treatment for organ failure at his age sounded like eternal rest. (Any other opinions? Set me straight if I'm wrong)

Treatment for an infection was antibionics. That appears to be working!

Only problem is I don't think he will go back to his regular food now that he has had grass fed ground beef for the last 3 days.

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locker

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Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 13, 2013 - 11:09pm PT


Willie has a dead tree growing out of his head...

Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Apr 13, 2013 - 11:11pm PT
Only problem is I don't think he will go back to his regular food now that he has had grass fed ground beef for the last 3 day

Easy - teach him how to attack free range cows!

My Aussie does it all the time!

mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 13, 2013 - 11:11pm PT
He's a magical Uniwoodhorn dog.


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MisterE

Social climber
Apr 13, 2013 - 11:12pm PT
Good to hear - couldn't help the double entendre:

happiegrrrl

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www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Apr 13, 2013 - 11:16pm PT
He's a great looking dog! Teddy was almost taken down too and it turned out to be an infection which antibiotics fixed.
rincon

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SoCal
Apr 13, 2013 - 11:28pm PT
Go Willie!
bentelbow

climber
spud state
Apr 13, 2013 - 11:40pm PT
Good to hear he is on the up. This is Bodi, my best bud for 12 years
Good to hear he is on the up. This is Bodi, my best bud for 12 years
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matlinb

Trad climber
Albuquerque
Apr 13, 2013 - 11:56pm PT
Glad you dogs got a few more days. I read a book once Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog. A great read.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Apr 14, 2013 - 12:21am PT
Good stuff Wes, glad ur pooch is ok. That second photo is awesome.

I've been feeding my dog raw food for about 3 years & it really makes a difference in her coat, energy level & size of her dumps(much smaller with no kibble). I'm sure your local pet stores got a freezer in the back & the cost isn't much higher, the tricky part is just getting a rotation going. I feed my dog 1/2 lb per meal & buy 1 lb packs so it is easy to always have one thawing in the fridge & one she is eating that day. Good luck.

Edit- costwise it's a bit more $$ but not much & ur dog stays around longer which u can't really put a price tag on.
Ron Anderson

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Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 14, 2013 - 01:01am PT
Excellent news Wes..Good fer Willy!
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 14, 2013 - 02:13am PT
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Oooh, yer such a good little mutt, ye fertilizing coyote!
moosedrool

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Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Apr 14, 2013 - 02:14am PT
Free Willie!
splitter

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Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane ~:~
Apr 14, 2013 - 02:46am PT
Good to hear that Willie is doing much better. Cragman's dog had a similar reaction to something a while back, didn't (or couldn't) move for a day or two, and came back strong the next day. Dogs are tough.
any other opinions?
just to continue loving him and keeping a close eye on him. :)

edit: Cragman's thread is called "Dog's and strokes??? We're holding vigil with our boy...." (Jan 22, 2013) Perhaps it has some useful info!!
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 14, 2013 - 03:12am PT
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neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 14, 2013 - 10:15am PT
hey there say, weschrist/mechrist... whewww...
glad to here that the ol' pupdog is going well now...

some of us can't feed our dogs this way, but glad you can...

prayers for many more happy days for you, and all adventures...
:)
eKat

Mountain climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Apr 14, 2013 - 10:44am PT
Such a beautiful little beast!

ox
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Apr 14, 2013 - 11:48am PT
Good looking dog. I'd say any dog that would stick with you Wes deserves free range fair trade beef daily. LOL

Seriously, a good dog is one of the greatest things on this planet, glad Wilie is feeling better.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 14, 2013 - 01:40pm PT
I'd say any dog that would stick with you Wes deserves free range fair trade beef daily.

Actually, he would rarely stick with me. He would more often disappear for 3-16 hours on expeditions, usually in the middle of the desert. There were occasional sighting, but only from great distances. I'm actually shocked he made it this long... after disappearing towards a pack of howling coyotes at 11pm in the middle of NV, only to return happy as could be at 3am. Or getting bit by a rattle snake at 10 months old in Sinks. Or moving at the last second to catch a 40 lb rock in the ass rather than the head. Or.........

We established an agreement early on... he could live his life to the fullest, as long as he didn't hold me responsible for his poor choices... and he had to help carry some of my field gear on occasion (which meant ONCE).

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And help me sample stream water

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It was a tough job, but he managed
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Chim-Chim

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Apr 14, 2013 - 01:50pm PT
Wes, glad your pooch is doing well! Dan
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