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by Enigma
Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:12 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Aspiration Pneumonia
Replies: 30
Views: 16820

Re: Aspiration Pneumonia

80 views and not a single reply... Ehh...

I don't know how to fix this. We're dealing with the same thing again as of today, Brina is sick and I'm taking her to the vet in a couple of hours when my brother gets off work. I guess she'll need another round of antibiotics.
by Enigma
Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Zero Tolerance for Even One Bark?
Replies: 15
Views: 1095

Re: Zero Tolerance for Even One Bark?

being mute is not normal or natural.. Honestly that depends on the dog, every dog is different and some dogs just don't bark that often. I can't even remember the last time Brina barked, she's not a vocal dog, she communicates diferently. And Jaka only barks if I provoke him in play, other than tha...
by Enigma
Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Homemade Tug?
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

Re: Homemade Tug?

I always make my own tug toys... Usually out of fleece, but you can also make them from something more durable. I go by these instructions (it's in our language, sorry, but the pictures show it well enough): http://www.zverce.si/naredi-sam-pletena-cufa
by Enigma
Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Time for euthanasia?
Replies: 26
Views: 11923

Re: Time for euthanasia?

I don't have an input on the euthanasia issue, I've never had to deal with it so far.. But I do think she's doing great for an 18 year old dog by the things you described. :) If she's hot in the summer, would a cooling coat help her? Like Ruffwear Swamp Cooler, I've heard good things about it. Or ma...
by Enigma
Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:16 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Aspiration Pneumonia
Replies: 30
Views: 16820

Aspiration Pneumonia

Brina had her tie back surgery to fix her laryngeal paralysis on April 29th and after that everything seemed to be going great, she was full of energy, she felt great, the surgery took at least 3 years off of her. Two weeks after the surgery I took her to the vet to get her stitches out and while th...
by Enigma
Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Happy Tail
Replies: 70
Views: 29584

Re: Happy Tail

I'm so sorry to hear this... I hope the infection clears soon. Hang in there Oscar! :hug:
by Enigma
Wed May 01, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 35
Views: 16011

Re: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis

It was scary to see her laboring to breathe in your vid! It was the scariest thing I ever experienced, I was absolutely sure Brina will suffocate right in front of me, you could see her being scared and confused, not knowing why the hell is she unable to breathe, her tounge was turning blue on the ...
by Enigma
Wed May 01, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 35
Views: 16011

Re: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis

What a cool idea!-the harness. Brina seems like the kind of dog that doesn't need a leash/collar/harness, but because you're a good owner you keep one on her-is that true? Exactly :) Brina doesn't leave my side, ever, I can walk her offleash anywhere. But we have leash laws and some very paranoid p...
by Enigma
Wed May 01, 2013 2:42 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 35
Views: 16011

Re: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis

Thanks! Brina is doing great, her appetite is as good as always, her breathing improved tremendously and she's feeling good overall, we even went on a 15 minute walk. I made her a soft fleece harness because all of her other harnesses come up right below the stitches. I think it looks quite nice, he...
by Enigma
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 35
Views: 16011

Re: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis

Brina is doing great today, she's still a little sleepy, but that's understandable since she's been on sedatives for the last 2 days and a half. But she's eating and drinking normally, she went on a little walk, she even walked slowly up and down the stairs without any breathing problems, which is s...
by Enigma
Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 35
Views: 16011

Re: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis

The surgery was done late in the afternoon today, they stayed there two hours after their closing time just for Brina. They did a great job and Brina is doing good :) I couldn't be happier right now :nana:
by Enigma
Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:05 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 35
Views: 16011

Re: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis

Thanks :hug:

We made it through Sunday with the help of sedatives, Brina is doing good. I'm waiting for the surgeon to call me and tell me when they will be able to do the surgery today. Gawd I hope everything will go as planned...
by Enigma
Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 35
Views: 16011

Re: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis

Brina's laryngeal paralysis showed us it's nasty side today, we ended up at the emergency vet on a Saturday at midnight because she couldn't breathe (the first part of the video shows it). They couldn't do much because they have no surgeons who could do such a complicated procedure at this late hour...
by Enigma
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Snail elixir for arthritis?
Replies: 1
Views: 4017

Snail elixir for arthritis?

http://www.snail-elixir.in/__INTRODUCTION_n_217__1.html

Anyone heard of this before? I was just wondering if it's your usual "magical cure" or is there really something to it. It's for people, but arthritis is arthritis no matter the species I guess. :)
by Enigma
Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis
Replies: 35
Views: 16011

Re: Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis

On a much more negative note, my sister said the vet told her the stiching in his airway has undone, his airway is pretty much back where it was prior to surgery. My sister won't put him through surgery again, she's planning on beefing up the air conditioning at home. Sorry to hear that :( I hope t...

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