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  • in reply to: Gabapentin Oral Solution #144718 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Hi, Joanna M,

    Yes, mine had a sweet smell that the vet called into Walgreens for me. I gave 2 doses then realized I need to call Wall-greens and ask does it have Xylitol in it. He didn’t know and had to research and called me back. It did! I threw it away and drove the hour to my vets office and got his Gabapentin.

    On way home I decided to open it and smell and it had the sweet smell to it, same as Walgreens did.
    I freak out and pull over and call vet. They said it doesn’t have the Xylitol in it.

    But I remembered the last bottle of Gabapentin from the same vets office, had no smell.

    You need to call your vet and ask. I totally understand your freaking out. Been there, done that.

    You would think from the vets office, it wouldn’t have the xylitol in it. But you never know

    in reply to: Gabapentin Oral Solution #125621 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    BTW Susan, your sweet boy is LUCKY to have you! I’ve always read the posts you write about him. He’s loved and I’m sure he knows it.

    in reply to: Gabapentin Oral Solution #125620 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Hi Susan,

    Bubba is doing good as far as the medicine goes, thank goodness. No bad side effects.
    But the side he fell on his arm is still sore.

    The only meds he’s on is Galliprant and Gabapentin.

    X-ray showed “horrible arthritis” as one vet put it three months ago and put him on the Galliprant.

    After he fell 4 days ago and hurt shoulder and x-ray showed no breakage or fracture another vet said his arthritis is “high” and put him on Gabapentin for pain.

    I’ve read the Gabapentin works best when combined with another pain medicine, which would be the Galliprant. I’ve never heard of Physiotherapy or Cartrophen vet injection.

    I can look into them thou. Don’t think the vets office has either or you would think they would have mentioned to me.

    Sure will look into the wheat pack. He has a disk that came from pet store years ago that looks like a frisbe and you microwave it and stays warm for hours.
    I put inside a pillowcase and under his cover and he can snuggle next to it.

    Crock potted chicken feet for 24 hrs for bone broth and give Answers fish stock and Primal’s goat milk, sardines, fresh eggs, home cooked, Dr Harveys and so on.

    Seems nothing helps this sweet boy with his arthritis!

    Thank you for the info, Susan! Will look into all of it :0)

    in reply to: Gabapentin Oral Solution #125480 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Wow! Had a very nice guy from Gabapentin call me. Said that their Gabapentin does
    have Xylitol in it but the one I got from vet must not have it cause my sweet boy hasn’t had a reaction to it.

    So I’ll see how he does this 2 wks on it and go from there. Left arm is really sore today. Could be a cool front has come thru but he has a warmer for pets in his bed
    that he can lay beside if he wants.

    We were in 80’s just a few days ago. Goodness. I know it takes the meds time to work.

    I do feel MUCH better today. Yesterday I was so upset with worry I couldn’t even think.

    Had vet office called within 4 hrs would had saved a lot of heartache on my part.

    in reply to: Gabapentin Oral Solution #125471 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Awww, very kind of you, anon! It sure is heartbreaking. I get teary eyed just thinking about it.

    We also have a deer head Chi that we adopted 11 yrs ago. He was abused. He’s as old as the hills. Teeth were so rotted vet pulled everyone.

    My husband and he loves each other to pieces!! Husband talks to him more in a day than he does to me LOL

    I do without to do for them. But I know they’d do the SAME for me.

    in reply to: Gabapentin Oral Solution #125469 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Well, homeopathic puts me at ease though LOL. Much better than having to give meds w/ side effects.

    He’s doing pretty good on the gabapentin. Isn’t acting loopy or anything. Just normal actually.

    Yes, he’s has a memory foam inside his bed that is surrounded with a baby gate. Has his water and pee pad next to him. I carefully pick him up to set in yard and carry him back in.

    He hasn’t been alone since Monday except for 10 min. I wait til husband comes home to run errands. Little brat. Haha

    in reply to: Gabapentin Oral Solution #125464 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    I just received an email from vet!…She tried calling but server weather last night and our phone lines still down so she emailed me.

    Said they purchase their veterinary products from a different supplier than the human medications and doesn’t contain any artificial sweeteners like xylitol.

    I think I’ll go with the liquid, also.

    Still a bit nervous though as I know any medication can effect all pets differently.

    Do feel better from email and from you anon!

    in reply to: Gabapentin Oral Solution #125462 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Thanks anon!! I did get an email from Dr. Morgan saying the same things you just said.

    That a vet pharmacy should have compounded the gabapentin so insure no xylitol is in it.

    And Gabapentin is generally safe to use. No label on mine is why I’ve asked the vet to give me the ingredient list. Don’t think that’s gonna happen now.

    I did know the brand name Neurontin as I sat on comp yesterday for seems like hours trying to get all info I could get. I just get too worried about my sweet boy and only want what’s best.

    Vet did say if my boy does good on the Gabapentin she would just keep him on forever.
    What’s best the liquid or capsules?

    I would have to measure dosage of the capsules, I think. A little scared about that.

    I just want a safe medicine to give to help with his pain.

    Thank you SO much anon for your help! ;0)

    in reply to: Low Sodium Beef dog food #119090 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    I HATE sardines, but feed them to these in spring water because they’re healthy for them to eat. She said if you cook the sardines they stink really bad. No thanks!

    I just give these a spoon each a few times per wk. I’ve fed Dr. Harvey’s veg-to-bowl fine ground and have his Canine health right now. You can totally trust his food!

    in reply to: Homemade Dog food for heart issues #119088 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Just click on the left low sodium dog food should put you inside that post (topic)

    in reply to: Homemade Dog food for heart issues #119087 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Yes, look to the left at recent topics and yes, recent replies you will see Low Sodium Beef Dog food recipes.
    Click on that and you will see I put a recipe there. Gosh, I hope I’m telling you this correctly cause I haven’t been logged on in a while except yesterday and today..and only 2 cups of coffee so far. LOL

    in reply to: Homemade Dog food for heart issues #119085 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Look to the left at Lori J recent post I put it there

    in reply to: Homemade Dog food for heart issues #119082 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Hi Kathleen, I just posted a recipe on the post Low sodium beef dog food you may can use.

    If you go to Dr. Judy Morgan’s web site she has a ton of info about heart murmur’s
    and will even answer questions.

    in reply to: Low Sodium Beef dog food #119081 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Hi Lori, here is a recipe from Dr. Judy Morgan’s book on a heart healthy diet.
    1lb beef cubed or ground
    1lb beef heart cubed or ground
    3oz beef liver cubed or ground
    2 eggs without shell
    4oz carrot grated or processed
    2oz kale finely chopped or processed
    1TBS fresh ginger root grated or processed
    Add 2 (canned) sardines at time of feeding

    This diet can ground and mixed together, baked at 325 for 30-45 min in a loaf or square baking dish, cooked on low 4-6 hours in a slow cooker, or fed raw.

    Good treats for dogs with heart disease include pieces of freeze dried heart, green tripe, or liver, carrots, hard boiled eggs and baked kale chips.

    Raw goat milk is high in Taurine and makes a great addition.

    Add 1/2 tsp finely ground egg shell to every pound of meat

    Her wed site has LOTS of info on how to treat and keep your pets healthy.

    Her new book has a lot of info on heart disease and recipes

    in reply to: Galliprant for Osteoarthritis anyone? #119014 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Hi Judy, My 15 Y/O Chihuahua that weighs 5 lbs was just put on Galliprant for severe Arthritis
    in his spine and legs last Wed.

    Only difference I’ve noticed is he’s woke up for water prob 6 times last 2 nights and not sleeping well through the night. Hasn’t really helped his arthritis either. Could be too early to tell I don’t know.
    Had he started panting like yours though, I’d be VERY worried about that.

    I’ve decided last night was his LAST dose of this medicine. Reading all the mixed reviews has
    me scared to death to keep giving!

    I took him to his vet of 15 yrs 2 wks ago and decided then to walk away from there and not go back.

    So took him to a vet an hour away and x-ray showed the arthritis. After driving home I realized Galliprant was the one on here I read mixed reviews about.
    I gave for the few days but no longer am.

    I’m into more natural remedies for this sweet boy so will be researching what safe product(s) I can give to help him with this.

    So sorry your dog is having such trouble. It breaks our hearts to see them in pain.
    Please keep us posted how things go.

    in reply to: Primal Freeze Dried sharp bones in food #113131 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Hi Patricia,
    I’ve never fed Primal, but I did place a few orders for Allprovide’s frozen raw food.
    I fed the chicken, turkey & beef but I can’t remember which one had big chunks of
    very sharp jagger bones that I had to pick out in order for my 5lb Chi to eat it.

    I took pics and texted them to Allprovide. They were the correct size bones for that food!
    I felt they were too big for my Chi to eat.
    So always having to poke my fingers around his bowl to pull out all bones..I stopped buying their food.

    I believe they are now under new MNGT..so things may be different now.

    in reply to: Best supplement for Trachael collapse? #113072 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Yes, it does break you heart! You always want them to stay happy and healthy. You’re on the right track already! Yes, try the bathroom steam and see if that helps.

    If it gets too bad, you may have to at least try the temaril P and see if it helps.
    It’s been a miracle pill for this one.

    Always sit with him if you do the tent. Don’t walk away. The steam fills up quick and that area will get hot. I don’t leave the area completely covered. I’ve had to do the tent thing about 4 times and it helped.

    I believe coq10 helps too. I bought Dr. Harvey’s a while back and think I’ll place another order.

    And you’re very welcome, Ryan! 🙂

    in reply to: Best supplement for Trachael collapse? #113070 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Hi Ryan K
    My Chi will be 15 in 2 days. Yrs ago my vet said his cough was due to his trachea.
    He’s been on Temaril P for a few yrs now. It was the only thing that helps with his cough.
    I don’t like giving meds for long..but he has to have them. Nothing else really seemed to help him except the temaril.

    I’ve heard glucosamine will help build the his trachea, so you may just have to find the right one for your sweet boy.

    Also never allow smoking around him. No one has been allowed to smoke in my home, car or around my Bubba for 12 yrs now. I don’t burn any scented candles and wash my floors ( and the pet blankets) in dish soap and vinegar. I use an all free laundry soap for clothes and my bed sheets. Smoke, scents and perfumed soaps always triggered a bad cough in him which then aggervated his trachea.

    Yrs ago I even had to make him a tent and put the humidifier on him to help him breathe.
    I’ve never been so scared in my life!
    After changing a lot of things I did, has been what’s helped him the most.

    I’m in Louisiana and when it gets humid here it effects his trachea. I can’t allow him to get hot. You can also give him a few licks of natural honey when the cough is bad. It will soothe his throat.

    Kibble straches the throat. Mine haven’t had kibble in yrs. They eat canned, home-cooked,
    dehydrated.
    Hope this helps and good luck with your sweet boy.

    in reply to: Supplement to replace metacam #112179 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Thanks anon :0)

    in reply to: Supplement to replace metacam #112177 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Letting her know what worked for my pets, anon. I’m sure she will look into both products before giving – if she chooses one of them and talk to her vet.

    in reply to: Supplement to replace metacam #112169 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    I forgot to mention I see a lot of ppl use T- Relief for their pets pain. Physicians often
    recommend T – Relief as a safe and reliable alternative to NSAIDS.

    I was going to talk to my vet about this – but found the animed and since it worked I
    don’t need anything for pain so far. You can read about it at Petmeds under pain

    in reply to: Supplement to replace metacam #112168 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Don’t know how to posted twice. Sorry

    in reply to: Supplement to replace metacam #112167 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Hi weezerweeks –
    I have 2 Chihuahua’s one will be 15 Y/O in 3 wks that weighs 5 lbs. Other one prob older than that as he was a rescue 10 yrs ago that weighs 9 lbs. I saw they both esp my tiny one was having Arthritis pain. And I mean pain. It was horrible.

    Vet put him on pain meds and like you, I always go as natural and healthy as I can for my pets. I researched and researched and came across AniMed Hip Help. Every site I looked at for this product had GREAT reviews. I found it at my feed store for a good size bottle for maybe $10. I emailed company w/ questions and within minutes got a reply.
    I use nothing from China or any ingred that can hurt them.
    It’s a power that looks and smells like a vanilla protein shake. Product will last a long time.

    I can’t even tell you how much it helped them! My tiny one was holding head down, spine curved and walking with a gait. Also take a look at DR. Judy Morgan’s web site.
    She’s all for natural healthy ways to care for pets and sales products.

    And I agree with anon about the jumping on and off. That makes a world of difference if he’l use pet steps. I’ve read great things about Tumeric. I don’t give fish oil supplements
    but feed sardines in spring water a few days a wk.

    Hope he feels better soon 🙂

    in reply to: Supplement to replace metacam #112166 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Hi weezerweeks –
    I have 2 Chihuahua’s one will be 15 Y/O in 3 wks that weighs 5 lbs. Other one prob older than that as he was a rescue 10 yrs ago that weighs 9 lbs. I saw they both esp my tiny one was having Arthritis pain. And I mean pain. It was horrible.

    Vet put him on pain meds and like you, I always go as natural and healthy as I can for my pets. I researched and researched and came across AniMed Hip Help. Every site I looked at for this product had GREAT reviews. I found it at my feed store for a good size bottle for may $10. I emailed company w/ questions and within minutes got a replay.
    I use nothing from China or any ingred that can hurt them.
    It’s a power that looks and smells like a vanilla protein shake. Product will last a long time.

    I can’t even tell you how much it helped them! My tiny one was holding head down, spine curved and walking with a gait. Also take a look at DR. Judy Morgan’s web site.
    She’s all for natural healthy ways to care for pets and sales products.

    And I agree with anon about the jumping on and off. That makes a world of difference if he’l use pet steps. I’ve read great things about Tumeric. I don’t give fish oil supplements
    but feed sardines in spring water a few days a wk.

    Hope he feels better soon 🙂

    in reply to: Raw Dog Food Recipes (multi-mix patties) #102144 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    You’re very welcome! Good luck on getting the book 🙂

    in reply to: Raw Dog Food Recipes (multi-mix patties) #102142 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Egg shell for the bone mean I meant to say

    in reply to: Raw Dog Food Recipes (multi-mix patties) #102141 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    I believe if not using bone, you can use egg shell for the calcium. I made mine into patties and lightly sauted in pan since there is no bone in it

    in reply to: Raw Dog Food Recipes (multi-mix patties) #102139 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    in reply to: Raw Dog Food Recipes (multi-mix patties) #102138 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    It’s about the 10th or so video down

    in reply to: Raw Dog Food Recipes (multi-mix patties) #102137 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Hey Megan,
    I’m not good with links (sorry!) but if you get on her FB page and click on videos you”ll find it. Someone else may jump in with the link

    in reply to: Raw Dog Food Recipes (multi-mix patties) #102130 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Hi Megan,
    I just mailed off my book to an out of state poster looking for Dr. Becker’s book. So keep looking, you may get lucky. Also, she does have a raw recipe on her website that I’ve made a few times. Try calling the library and asking if they can get ( or if the have) her book that you can borrow. I’ve done that a few times with some pet recipe books.

    in reply to: Galliprant for Osteoarthritis anyone? #101714 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Awww, I’m so sorry. It breaks your heart when they leave us

    in reply to: Galliprant for Osteoarthritis anyone? #101711 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Thanks anon! Yep, that’s the joint supplement I just started. LOL. I know you don’t like a lot of supplements, but I read up on it..and just wanting to help my sweet lil man.
    He’s been on Cosequin for a long while, and it seemed to stop helping so I wanted to switch over to something new.

    He’s also been on pain meds for years ( he’s my problem child.) He’s had back pain and 2 surgeries and vet said to always have pain meds on hand for him.

    He’s never had a problem with them and I never give except once in a long while.
    I did notice the one time I gave the Tramadol he was able to rest and get some slee

    You and a few others are a blessing on here :0)

    in reply to: Galliprant for Osteoarthritis anyone? #101706 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Hi anon, my vet gave me Tramadol pills a few months ago for my 14 y/o tiny Chi after he had another hernina surgery. I did give him one a few nights ago as I could see he was hurting from Arthritis.
    I also have Carprofen. Which should I use for pain?

    Just started Springtime joint supplements hoping they do him some good.

    in reply to: Homemade vitamin mix #100810 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Hi Marie! Thank you! I’m always popping in here learning something new all the time. I know a few ppl have left. I miss a few of them. My little Honeybee just turned 14 Y/O
    last month and is doing really well. Good seeing you. :0)

    Hi Soph, I’m also sending Dr Harveys book..just in case you’re interested in dehydrated foods.
    Just bought his new food Paradiam..the doggies loved it! Very green and had a strong cinnamon/spice smell.
    Not something I would feed daily..but once every few days

    in reply to: Homemade vitamin mix #100707 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Hi Soph,
    A number of yrs back, a poster on Dr. Beckers site was kind enuff to send me her book. It’s in excellent shape..and if you have a post office box NOT home Address, I will be happy to send and gift you my book.

    I haven’t posted here in a long time..but I posted as Honeybeesmom.
    Here is my email
    [email protected]

    in reply to: Mussel treats from THK #98142 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    I did pick up a few samples of Spots Farms at Petco. It’s a new human grade dehydrated food. Doggies loved it! I emailed them about ingredients from China, and they said no ingred. are sourced from China. I don’t feed ANY foods that have anything from China!

    in reply to: Mussel treats from THK #98141 Report Abuse

    Cathy B
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    Hi, I also saw that food on Chewey’s. Someone asked Dr. Judy Morgan DVM on her website
    about Tylee’s.
    They asked Tylee’s a few questions and they were told nothing is sourced from China, it’s produced in Texas through a third party facility and they are unable to share the name due to their independent ownership. Dr. Judy said she doesn’t like co-packing as a general rule..so she personaly wouldn’t use.

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