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TMayse

climber
Aug 14, 2014 - 10:10am PT
Hey Ron,
Have you checked to see if she has Ehrlicia or lyme disease?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Aug 14, 2014 - 10:18am PT
Yep, she had blood tests last week. And x-rays...Has a wee arthritis in her front legs that the vet "feels", but her hips look perfect. They seem to think its a virus on her digestive tract. Shes on antibitoics, and a culture pack of good bacteria, and ive been giving her dog aspirin as well. Sometimes she looks fairly ok- walking, even a little trotting, then ten minutes later shes hobbling on one of her legs.. Shes lost four pounds in the last two weeks, from 62 to 58..Shes only just turned 8 in june. She will still eat good snacks where i hide the pills.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Aug 14, 2014 - 10:44am PT
Sorry to hear about Sally-O. Hope it all works out.
TMayse

climber
Aug 14, 2014 - 10:50am PT
One of my little dogs (Five) he's the fifth one :) came down with what we think is Myasthenia Gravis.
He's better but it worried the heck out of us. We had no clue as to what was going on, even my vet was stumped until I found Myasthenia Gravis on the web. His symptoms matched it. He's better now but still a bit uncordinated compared to what he was before the symptoms surfaced. It's been a couple years now...

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/myasthenia-gravis/basics/definition/con-20027124
TMayse

climber
Aug 14, 2014 - 10:58am PT
http://www.pethealthnetwork.com/dog-health/dog-diseases-conditions-a-z/myasthenia-gravis-dogs

This is the link for dogs the previous link was for humans. Kinda funny, we treat them like humans, at least at my home we do:)
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Aug 14, 2014 - 12:22pm PT
Thanks Larry, and TMayse- for your link, although that doesnt match what Sally-O has in the way of symptoms for the most. Sorry to hear your pooch had such an issue. Sally-O has been the picture of health until this. It could even be a lymphoma somewhere but the vet said that was a very long shot, so were treating for the closer shots..?? Cant figure it out thus far.

SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, or In What Time Zone Am I?
Aug 14, 2014 - 01:27pm PT
Cant figure it out thus far.
That's sucky. Hope she upturns soon!

Susan
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Aug 14, 2014 - 06:04pm PT
Any suggestions for de-skunking a big dog?
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Aug 14, 2014 - 06:35pm PT
1 quart of 3-percent hydrogen peroxide (available at your local pharmacy)
1/4 cup baking soda
1 teaspoon liquid dishwashing soap




I hope your dog gets better Ron

Credit: drljefe
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 14, 2014 - 08:56pm PT
hey there say, all... just a fast stop here...

of to paint, of all things, a dog, :))


neat photo, jefe...

ohmy, sure hope your dog gets better, ron, :(
prayers....

hope to see the ol' taco, soon, but perhaps not 'til weekend...
happy dog days, ;))
thebravecowboy

climber
in the face of the fury of the funk
Aug 14, 2014 - 09:00pm PT
the elixir of peroxide and sodium bicarb works for the skunkstink.

sorry Sally-O is down Ron, well-wishes for you and your'n pooch.

surgery #3 coming soon...just when he was all frisky and free of meds ...
surgery #3 coming soon...just when he was all frisky and free of meds again.
Credit: thebravecowboy
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Aug 14, 2014 - 09:53pm PT
May God bless all the sick dogs on the TacoStand, and in the world.

Sick dogs bring me down to a bad place. They don't seem to understand what's wrong and they suffer.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Aug 15, 2014 - 08:21am PT
Thanks folks, after exhaustive research on the web, im thinking she may have Panosteitis - a bone inflamation the usually affects younger dogs but can be found in older dogs as well. The symptoms are nearly identical. I was up till 3;30 am reading and looking.

Credit: Ron Anderson


The "Salty Sally-O noodles Anderson" aka- "Salty", aka-" Nudes". She deserves to feel good what with putting up with me....

Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Aug 15, 2014 - 08:46am PT
Ron, she's a charmer, I hope that she gets better soon. (You fukr)

Bluering, I acknowledge your humanity. Some of the Muslims I know are the most righteous people I've ever met. For example two brothers that I know; one is a DA in Texas and the other a top cop in DC. Really righteous dudes. I'm sure that you'd like them. (You fukr)

Locker, good on ya! And sorry about the flip out. (You fukr)

Apogee, I think that I caused a serious ground squirrel overpopulation when I mistakenly let them get into a huge bag of dog food one season. The hawks stayed there hunting for months. I pictured a russian winter on that ground squirrel hillside. Good luck .

Susan, thanks for the 100% post integrity.

Anita, hey;)

Ah, it's a dog's life. Woof woof.
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Aug 15, 2014 - 09:14am PT
What breed of dog is that, Flip Flop?

Apparently the peroxide mix worked along with a tomato juice cocktail. Poor guy is so embarrassed :(
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Aug 15, 2014 - 11:23am PT
anybody have pet insurance? after maggie's (RIP) cancer it seems like a good idea...any recommendations on the various plans available?
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 15, 2014 - 03:24pm PT
Pet insurance has been a good deal for us on several occasions. Just like people, your pets can run up large bills in a hurry if something goes wrong (and you're not ready to just let them go). Also like people, it's better to sign up before they have some "pre-existing condition" that won't be covered later.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Aug 16, 2014 - 10:49am PT
A late Friday night out at the neighborhood barbecue
A mile walk in the woods followed by breakfast

ahhhhh........finally
Credit: HighTraverse
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Aug 17, 2014 - 05:25pm PT
On the West Ridge Trail of Green Mtn.

Jasper.
Jasper.
Credit: Edge

Summit shot.
Summit shot.
Credit: Edge
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Aug 17, 2014 - 05:53pm PT
^^^
That's a happy dog.
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