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    How long has he had this issue for? If it's been...

    How long has he had this issue for? If it's been less than a year I would be a little concerned there is something happening with the nerve or even inner ear(neuritis, infection,sheath tumor?) If...
  2. I know many ranch horses In Canada prairie area...

    I know many ranch horses In Canada prairie area have had their ranch numbers freeze branded on their necks. Mostly qh types... what is the history on the half dutch? Is there a possibility he was a...
  3. The dogs usually "feel great" and want to do...

    The dogs usually "feel great" and want to do everything possible by the end of week 2. But, mild activity with slowly increasing levels is recommended until the 8 week radiography recheck. By week...
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    Could be anything from a bacterial...

    Could be anything from a bacterial gastroenteritis to something more sinister. The drink fRom the pond could be a red herring. Get hydration checked and get her on an anti-diarrhea and...
  5. I'm so sorry. I would agree that it was likely...

    I'm so sorry. I would agree that it was likely not dm that caused his symptoms. A fast decline is never easy for us as owners but glad your dog wasn't suffering. Sounds like he was very much loved...
  6. Boxers do get dm, but to be sure I'd get the test...

    Boxers do get dm, but to be sure I'd get the test run. It's not that expensive. If that comes back McKean then if you choose you can investigate further with mri good luck
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    So sorry, sounds like she went out comfortable...

    So sorry, sounds like she went out comfortable and well loved.
  8. The dog should really go to a vet with the male...

    The dog should really go to a vet with the male owner discuss options including euthanasia and palliative care. Not everyone can euthanize their pets, but there are ways to make them more...
  9. I don't judge people for euthanizing, but I do...

    I don't judge people for euthanizing, but I do for others who are NOT knowing the pet for saying it's the best option!

    Take the dog into a vet. Start with a basic physical exam and discussion....
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    Good news! Keep us posted, glad the drug company...

    Good news! Keep us posted, glad the drug company is financially helping you out with a work up. Fwiw, my girls coat improved on a fish based diet.
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    I haven't read all the replies so hopefully it's...

    I haven't read all the replies so hopefully it's not a repeat. If it's a herniated disc, there's a 50% chance your dog could recover with conservative management. If she suddenly deteriorates and...
  12. I'd get a specialist opinion. CT to evaluate if...

    I'd get a specialist opinion. CT to evaluate if there are any fractures and to assess the degree of subluxation. Ultrasound to see the extent of Achilles injury. Often arthrodesis is a viable option...
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    All you have to do is decline. It's good...

    All you have to do is decline. It's good practice to pull baseline bloods on dogs on an annual basis, cancers and other diseases that are common to young dogs cam often be picked up on runtime...
  14. Hang in there. We typically see 2-3 per day and...

    Hang in there. We typically see 2-3 per day and I'd agree 90% that go into surgery with deep pain sensation will have a good recovery. Sometimes it takes weeks to months. The best thing you can do...
  15. It's up to you.many dogs do just fine without...

    It's up to you.many dogs do just fine without it....just understand what kind of complications you may run into if you do leave it off and the costs associated with it. Generally incisions heal in...
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    Oh and fwiw, I have spend five figures on one...

    Oh and fwiw, I have spend five figures on one dog. Thankfully all the other pets have never required any significant vet costs!! I have insurance now, lesson learned!!
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    No limit. It's about quality of life for me. ...

    No limit. It's about quality of life for me. Blown cruciates will absolutely get repaired because 75% of the time, we feed our dogs far too much....they get fat...then blow their knees.

    With...
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    Definitely measure his water intake, this will...

    Definitely measure his water intake, this will help let vet know if he is actually pu/pd. Alfalfa and grass will make them dink amid urinate more but if this is "new" and food hasn't changed then it...
  19. If you go a tplo or tta route, the "confinement"...

    If you go a tplo or tta route, the "confinement" time is minimal. Not letting them run around off leash is most important :) if surgery is recommended, I'm sure she will handle it lame a champ -...
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    My guys were the same with their new field, they...

    My guys were the same with their new field, they would go out then come rihjt back in. I did lock them out for about 6 hours each day, for about 3 days. Since I did that, they are now far more...
  21. Today we euthanized a 2 year old yorkie x who was...

    Today we euthanized a 2 year old yorkie x who was fed raw diet with bones. It was very sad, please please please watch your dogs carefully if feeding them raw with bones. Even though the bone was...
  22. Adequan or polyglycan (or similar) + gabapentin...

    Adequan or polyglycan (or similar)
    + gabapentin
    + tramadol
    + amantadine
    + NSAID like metacam, previcox, rimadyl

    This will give you the best pain relief. As far as nsadis go, some dogs...
  23. Food preference is a personal choice. Many dogs...

    Food preference is a personal choice. Many dogs tolerate raw well, especially if fed propearly.s often not recommended to immunocompromised pets, for obvious reasons. Otherwise, good quality kibble...
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    Kodidog- I bet it's the solar charger that puts...

    Kodidog- I bet it's the solar charger that puts your fence out when it's foggy or dewy. Mine did the same, switched over to plug in and it never went down.
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    Good choice. We have done several general purpose...

    Good choice. We have done several general purpose police dogs with the TPLO method and all jabs returned to full service. It WILL be a minimum 12 week rehab but in the long run your dog should...
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