Category Archives: Medicine

Waging War On Cancer For Hope

Between today and Friday we may see some side effects of the chemotherapy, but far so good. Hope will get weekly treatments for between 19 and 25 weeks. She came home with four medications (one is in case she needs … Continue reading

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Cancer Battle Begins

Hope has started chemo right now. Risks are minimal. Should not be torture. We want remission. Vet is positive. Thanks for the prayers. Please keep them up. Will post more later.

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Doggie Tonsillitis, Strep Throat, Or What?

  Talking dogs would make life easier when illness strikes. Last week Hope started snoring like a chainsaw. I’ve had dogs snore before, so I wasn’t concerned. A few days after the snoring began she was making sounds from her … Continue reading

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One Pantry Staple Furkids Love

Jake is at the vet today to get his teeth cleaned. Good dental hygiene is important for your furkid. I know a couple women who brush their dogs’ teeth, but I confess I do not. I do give treats that … Continue reading

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Tummy Troubles

The other day Windy had loud tummy sounds, nasty gas and didn’t want breakfast. Fearing another round of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, I called my veterinarian. She said to give her a Pepcid (famotidine). I have given dogs Pepcid before and had … Continue reading

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Dogs Get Dry Skin Too

The cold, dry winter air makes a person’s skin itch. Dogs are no different. I have started fish oil supplements for Jake and Hope. Both are scratching, and I know they don’t have fleas. Because of Windy’s history with hemorrhagic … Continue reading

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Take Your Medicine

Windy, my mini dachshund, still needs several days’ worth of medication during her recovery from HGE. Many dog owners have to give pills throughout their furkids’ lives, and often it isn’t easy. Vets tell you to do the “stick the … Continue reading

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Gut Troubles

A Sunday evening trip to the emergency vet. Windy’s HGE returned, but we caught it early. Black poop, loud tummy sounds and frightening gas were the warning signs. The ER vet was impressed to see HGE in such an early … Continue reading

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