tess and britney are home from their cushings dose rechecks..hopefully the induction phase is complete for both and we can switch to a maintenence dose which is much safer.
chance had to go into the vets today..he suddenly developed a rectal prolapse (good eyes erin!). he was his typical uncooperative little jerky self and kept trying to bite the vet tech when she was trying to medicate him.
fletch's addisons test came back negative..i said that was good news right??? well apparently not because he is dumping huge amounts of sodium which can kill him and we can't treat it if we don't know the cause. the vet said there is very rare form of cushings which has nothing to do with cortisol levels. he was going to speak to the pathologist to see if this may explain fletch's newest troubles.
in the meantime, we are to sprinkle his food with table salt to try to keep him from becoming sodium depleted again.
so for the house weekend warriors..please feed fletch half a can of watered down food with a bit of table salt sprinkled on it at 9 am and noon..i will leave his food and the salt on the counter for him.
also..looks like we have mostly run out of pedigree already..there is some medical canned food in the shop on the shelves for the regulars lunch time feeding. i will try to pick up some more pedigree tomorrow if i have time.
hey shelagh..if you are reading this, we need to up the amount we are purchasing each week..maybe another 2 or 3 cases? we have lots of friskies so are good on that front!
looks like pokey is out of the woods.
frankie was licking at the souped up specialty seafood i gave her tonight. but she did stop after a few licks. if she doesn't eat it up by morning, i will drop her off at the vets again. i am thinking that maybe she is in an end of life crises and nothing is going to help.
jingles has laid an egg for two days in a row now...dionne is so proud of her big feathered babe!
cc is really a sweet. sweet dog..i like her a lot.
that tiny crooked nosed chi.. squeaky... has been signed over..i can't get her til my next day off on tuesday but the shelter said she is fine there until then so that is good.
also..possibly new incoming...a 15 year old golden lab cross. his owner has passed away and her young son had to move in with his brother in a different community where the dog can't come. so the dog is living in the empty house and he going there every couple of days to feed and walk him. so sad to lose your mom when you are young..doubly sad to not be able to keep your old dog who has been with you since you were a small child. anyway..i said i would meet him next week on my day off and see if he would fit in here ok.
michelle and her hubby picked up the new fold down safer for fletcher couches for the big dog room...yay THX!! they were on sale for $99 so i asked her to get 2..one to use now and one for a spare. brent if you could please pull out the old futon (just stick in the shop for now) and put one of the new couches together and set it up in the dog room when you are here..that would be GREAT! they are both in big london drugs boxes down by the freezers in the shop.
make sure if fletcher goes out to the barn this weekend that he is wearing his life jacket. it is hanging on the curtain rod in my bedroom. and don't let him stay out too long, don't want him to get over tired.
also please make sure ed has his outside coat on if he goes out.
thx everyone...here's hoping for a quiet crises free weekend!
chance can still go for walks shawn...thx! he needs the fresh air and sunshine and a different view of the world.
thx for the info nicole! there you go leila..drugs usually have more than one effect..i didn't know about the skeletal muscle relaxant part of xanax(aka alprazalam.)and feel free to post your worries about oliver or any of the others anytime..blogging about sick animal worries really does help!
oliver has an insulin adjustment to trial curt.
there is still some pedigree here lynne but i will be using 10 cans this morning before i leave for work for the diabetics and mp room guys. and i need the same for bedtime and i don't want to screw around with their diets and end up with a bunch of the diabetics or frail guys with diarrhea. so i am stashing some for tonight...won't be much left by the time i am done taking what they need for today.