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    Hi, I think this post/ thread needs to be divided. There seems to be some confusing my post with Melissas. Her pup is in a MUCH more serious state than mine & I think she would get more feedback from a post of her own….Just a thought.
    Karen

    Karen D
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    Thanks Joanne, not yellow bile, just mainly clear sometimes, other times residue of whatever she ate last, mostly digested. She eats a lot of crap as puppies do, bugs, chews on carpet, leaves etc. So I guess if could be all of those things +fruits & veggies or ? Glad to know her blood work was ok was the main thing.

    Karen D
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    Thank you, hoping she does outgrow it. By the way, Ellie is a female Cocker, born on Jan. 25th 2019.

    Karen D
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    She throws up 1/2 the time in bed in the middle of the night, mostly stomach fluid, so I have to say no to it being from eating to fast. Vet was not concerned at all & I showed her my notes of dates, times, etc. 1 time in April, 4 Times in May, 3 Times in June, 6 times in July & so far 2 times August. Do you think it’s a lot ?

    Karen D
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    Hello & sorry to not get back here sooner. I got an appt. with my vet last thursday, she didn’t know why Ellie is throwing up, her blood work came back great. All she said was stop feeding her anything besides her dog food, no treats, none of the veggies & fruits in moderation I had been giving her……so, her last bout of vomiting was August 6th & up till fri. the 16th she still got a few fruits & veggies with her food, 10 days no vomiting. I stopped everything fri after seeing vet on the 15th & she had only dog food going forward. This morning she had breakfast & was fine…6 hrs later I gave her mid morning food & she threw up not 5 mins. after eating it. so almost 2 weeks with no vomiting. But that is what I meant by intermittent, many days can go by with no vomiting, or she will throw up 2 days in a row then many days again. Vet says she is healthy & since she doesn’t know is blaming what ever I was feeding her besides dog food. Thank you all for your comments.

    in reply to: Galliprant for Osteoarthritis anyone? #123270 Report Abuse
    Karen D
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    I am the original poster of this thread and even though we had to put our beloved Peanut to sleep last Sept. 2017 I painfully kept this website & specifically this post active so I could see what the long term effects of Galliprant might be. Cynthia I am so sorry & hope everyone who has even a shadow of a doubt about this drug will also keep this thread active. I always wondered if it was the Galliprant that hurt rather than helped my old girl in the end.
    Karen

    in reply to: Galliprant for Osteoarthritis anyone? #115606 Report Abuse
    Karen D
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    Recent research has shown us that tramadol doesn’t work nearly as well in dogs as it does in people, because dogs lack the pain receptor that it targets. … It makes them sleepy while not actually making them less painful.
    Tramadol is an opioid—essentially a synthetic version of morphine—and its painkilling effects in people depend largely on its conversion in the body to a substance called M1. But dogs don’t seem to convert tramadol to M1 as well as humans.

    in reply to: Galliprant for Osteoarthritis anyone? #104415 Report Abuse
    Karen D
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    OMG, I had told my husband a few weeks ago that my instinct was telling me she wasn’t eating cause of the Galilprant so I didn’t give it to her for a couple days but her legs got so bad & I resumed it, this week she refused all food & water in 12 hr. stretches, I had to force all the meds down her throat ;-( hand feed her, then yesterday she got the worse smelling & looking diarrhea that just ran out of her & was disoriented, we put her sleep last night…..granted it could of been just her time but I will be really interested in hearing news about Galliprant moving forward. Thanks for the heads up brian m.

    in reply to: Galliprant for Osteoarthritis anyone? #104205 Report Abuse
    Karen D
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    Hi everyone, well its been 6 months since I wrote the original post & the Galliprant had caused no GI problems until this past week, but don’t know for sure that is causing Pnut to refuse all food & water in the morning, needless to say can not give her all her medications (Vetmedin, Tramadol, Metronidazole) when she sniffs every imaginable food I have tried to give her, NO diarrhea, just the opposite, she didn’t poop for 2 days till I gave her some pumpkin last night & she finally produced.She has been eating a lot of food in the afternoon along with water. I can tell she is nauseous in the morning tho….tried Pepcid before bed, not helping. The Rimadyl did the same thing, a month or so before I started the Galliprant….coincidence?

    in reply to: Galliprant for Osteoarthritis anyone? #103136 Report Abuse
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    Hi, I am the original poster & my Cocker Spaniel age 15.6 was on Rimadyl for many months & she started throwing up & wouldn’t eat, the Vet & I took her off & used just Tramadol till the Galliprant came out. It is going on 4 months now, no GI problems. Still giving her the Tramadol so haven’t noticed any difference in her since starting the Galliprant. I don’t know if she is in pain or not, she is so old & sleeps 22 hrs a day, just wakes up to eat, she does have one hell of an appetite. She walks around outside for a few mins. does her biz & wants to come back in. Sometimes does it in the house ;-( Her eyesight is failing, her back legs give out on her, but It’s not her time yet 😉 I will continue the Galliprant till the end & HOPE it has eased her pain.

    in reply to: Galliprant for Osteoarthritis anyone? #102102 Report Abuse
    Karen D
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    kate M….I was the poster about the code for the $10 off, I received it via email from my Vets office & when you fill out the online form it has a list of Vets so I don’t think my code will work for anyone else. That said when I picked up this months supply of Galliprant & used both the debit cards for it ($10 each) 😉 I found a manufactors slip in the bag with another code….Galliprant10, hopefully it is a universal code for everyone to use…all expire in Dec. 2017.

    in reply to: Galliprant for Osteoarthritis anyone? #101682 Report Abuse
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    Pnut has been on the Galliprant now for almost 3 months, no GI problems, she is also on Tramadol. Her back legs are still weak & she gets in a crouched position after standing for a few minutes, sometimes even just plops down on her butt. I don’t have any way of knowing if this would be worse without the Galliprant so I will continue & FYI there is a $10 rebate for it, the vet has the code & it is good for each months worth till Dec. 2017. I have already received 2 $10 debit cards from the company. Must upload receipt from vet & use code.

    in reply to: Acana Ranchland #97801 Report Abuse
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    Wow, just received & opened a new bag of Acana Duck & Pear yesterday, no feathers that I noticed…..hope it’s an isolated incident…ewwww HAIR, I would be livid!

    in reply to: Galliprant for Osteoarthritis anyone? #97800 Report Abuse
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    Thanks for helpful info….I took her off Rimadyl months ago due to it making her sick to her stomach, have just been giving her Tramadol 2x daily…..Yesterday my Vet HIGHLY recommended Galliprant as it does not harm kidneys. In looking up info on it I came across an article that said new evidence shows Tramadol does nothing for dogs other than make them sleepy…..something to do with pain receptors. Gosh, wondering why if true it isn’t common knowledge? If not true, then shame on the publisher. Will ask my Vet when I go back in a month.
    Karen

    in reply to: Vetmedin Shortage? #96795 Report Abuse
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    Thank you Dave G. I am shocked that the generic version I bought 2 weeks ago from my Vet was $66 for 30 days supply & in capsule form so no splitting a larger dose as I have done in the past with the chewables. I ordered 5mg chewables yesterday from CA pet Pharmacy for $59.99 for 50 pills, which split will give me a much better deal & they shipped them already. Also ordered the Micronazole (sp) from them which was $14.50 from vet for 15 pills, they charged $6.50, plus no tax to me.
    Unfortunately Peanut is 15 yrs old so I won’t be needing to buy these things that much longer. ;-(
    Karen

    in reply to: Vetmedin Shortage? #96766 Report Abuse
    Karen D
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    UPDATE, there still seems to be a problem with the supply of Vetmedin, & I was also informed that there are no more samples, this last full order from vet was the generic( Pimobendan) & cost to me was her cost she said $66….So, I just placed my 1st order with California Pet Pharmacy, now they have a notice on their page regarding Vetmedin supply. Says only one order can be placed every 2 weeks. Anyway, wanted to thank you all for your replies & recommendations.
    Karen

    in reply to: Elderly Great Dane with chronic colitis #96764 Report Abuse
    Karen D
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    Hi, I was going through the same thing with my 15 yr. old Cocker, one Vet said food allergies, but restricting her at her old age was not in her best interest. I tried the Honest Kitchen Turkey, still runny poop, I tried the Honest Kitchen poop firmer powder which worked for a short while. I tried Orijen Senior, she didn’t like it. Then she was diagnosed with a heart murmur & while adjusting to that I bought Acana Duck & Pear, she loves it but the runny poop issue returned, back in forth to vet, prescription dog food, dry & canned, she wouldn’t eat most of it. So I started cooking whole turkey breast for her along with veggies, rice, pasta etc added to the Acana….but what really has solved the problem is….1/4 Metronidazole tab twice a day everyday…no runny poop since last Oct. It’s a bitter pill so I put it inside a gelatin capsule & wrap in turkey. Vet is happy with the regimen & when asked if it was Colitis she said “probably”. Now she can eat a variety of things without the tummy noise.

    in reply to: Vetmedin Shortage? #93664 Report Abuse
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    Thank you, good to know Whitney L. I picked up the 1/2 bottle yesterday, 25 pills for $38 ouch! They said they would call later to let me know what to do after those run out & they did call & told my husband to tell me not to worry more would be available in a few days. So I don’t know what to think. But sure will look into allivet & california pet pharmacy.
    Does anyone know how it works when the vet gets pills (free) from the sales people who work for the company & then passes them on to those who really can’t afford the monthly cost? I’m sure there isn’t an unlimited supply. I understand they also get donated pills & also pass them on. Thank goodness as this Vetmedin is just so expensive.
    Karen

    in reply to: Vetmedin Shortage? #93566 Report Abuse
    Karen D
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    Thank you pitluv, I will find out today whether there is an alternative or if maybe I can give one a day to stretch it out till the supply is back.

    P.S. Wish I could edit title to this thread to read Shortage??

    in reply to: Vetmedin Shortage? #93556 Report Abuse
    Karen D
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    anon101 thanks for the speedy reply & info…..We see the vet every month for heart check so that is not the issue. From all sites I checked the manufacturer is at fault regarding the shortage….some sites say end of Jan. some are saying middle of Feb. before they receive a supply….My Vet was out when I called yesterday so I will speak to her today when I pick up the half bottle and find out what I am supposed to do when that runs out, 25 pills is <2weeks worth @ 2X dosing. I spoke to California Pet Pharmacy late yesterday & they do have a 5mg in stock that I can cut in half…..just hoping my vet with send them a script as she is very adamant about not buying online.

    P.S. My vet has been giving 😉 me the donated & samples of Vetmedin as we are seniors on a fixed income.

    in reply to: Vetmedin Shortage? #93553 Report Abuse
    Karen D
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    NOT storage Shortage!!!!

    in reply to: Orijen Senior #83425 Report Abuse
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    Hi, I started feeding my soon to be 14 yr. old the Orijen Senior on recommendation from this site last Nov., she loved it for the first 15# bag, the next 28# bag not so much, to the point of spitting it out… she has been diagnosed with a heart murmur recently & put on Vetmedin & Vet says the Orijen Sr. has too much protein at 38% & she would like to see it around 26-27%. I don’t know if not feeling well contributed to her not liking it or what, so I ordered Acana Duck & Bartlett Pear with 27% protein. I gave the neighbor dog a sniff of the Orijen instead of her usual Fruitable treat & she walked away. maybe I got a bad batch?

    in reply to: Fainting/Stroke 14 yr. old Cocker #83263 Report Abuse
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    Vet says no way to tell for sure except $2000 brain scan that even if it showed anything there would be no treatment. They found a heart murmur & she is on Vetmedin as of 2 weeks ago, so yeah failing health. Just odd she loved the Orijen before the faint & next day smelled it & spit it out, will only eat it now if I mix it with some canned food. She was due for dental & now vet says no way, too dangerous & no vaccinations either.

    in reply to: Fainting/Stroke 14 yr. old Cocker #83261 Report Abuse
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    I guess I’m the only one who has had a dog faint? Back to Vet yesterday & showed her the ingredients from Orijen Senior & she says all good stuff EXCEPT too much protein 38%, she would like to see 27-28% & she recommended dry Hills W/D, I bought a 8# bag against my better judgement. Pnut spit it out but she has also spit out the Orijen since she fainted but ate it with gusto for the past 3 months but eats the Acana Duck/Bartlett pear I bought as a sample.

    in reply to: Orijen Senior #80951 Report Abuse
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    No I didn’t, my son feeds Now also from Canada so I felt good going to Orijen on advice I got from a forum member. I love the way it’s made & shipped with the air sucked out & everything in it sounds good to me & Pnut is very happy with it. Also got some samples of Acana, 3 different types…I give her one little piece as a treat.

    Karen D
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    Susan D, same here, cept for the big brown one that was growing on the inside corner of her eye, & of course the quarter sized one on her side that started bleeding from it’s center.
    She has licked a couple on her front paws & then they disappeared….how odd is that? Vet has me giving her 10mg of Pepcid daily now for about 9 months & I really don’t know if it’s doing any good….she said it worked for children’s warts so was worth a try.

    in reply to: Orijen Senior #80938 Report Abuse
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    Thank you all for your input, I had second thoughts about stopping the Cosequin & will continue till next Vet visit & ask her what she thinks since she recommended it in the first place but was before food was changed. I agree Orijen is pricey but so are vet bills, I paid $81 a month ago when she had mushy poop & vet didn’t know why, other than a food issue, so yeah I will gladly pay for the Orijen senior….I think since it is such a good food you end up feeding way less in the long run & so price evens out. I am feeding Pnut 125 grams per day in addition to 1/4-1/3 can of Newmans Own Turkey & Chicken, split into 4 feedings (yeah she’s spoiled) & she weighs 30 #s so using the chart on back of Orijen bag I added the 2 close weights(22 & 44) & amounts to feed & divided by 2 to get 150 grams, then took away 25 to make up for the canned…close enough.
    Karen

    in reply to: Orijen Senior #80927 Report Abuse
    Karen D
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    Thank you, very informative…..I will stop giving her the Cosequin‎.

    in reply to: The Honest Kitchen Keen Causing diarrhea…why? #80785 Report Abuse
    Karen D
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    I used the online calc I found posted on this site….this is the result & thanks to the poster.
    Orijen vs Newmans
    42% Protein vs 36.6%
    16% Fat vs 25%…..Newmans surprised me
    8.8 % Fiber vs 4.5 %

    in reply to: The Honest Kitchen Keen Causing diarrhea…why? #80784 Report Abuse
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    How do I figure out the fat, protein etc……the Orijen package says 38% protein min. & Newmans Canned Turkey & Chicken says 8% min. Fat 15% vs 5.5%???I’m lost.

    in reply to: The Honest Kitchen Keen Causing diarrhea…why? #80689 Report Abuse
    Karen D
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    Thank you so much Pitlove, I bought a sample of the Orijen Senior & Peanut adores it, poops are getting better too, so ordered a 15# bag from Vetinternet. I spoke to soon about the Honest Kitchen Perfect Form, it worked the first 3 times then back to mushy poop. I am mixing the Orijen with her canned Newmans at present & probably will continue as I have several cases stockpiled…..is that ok to do?

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    in reply to: The Honest Kitchen Keen Causing diarrhea…why? #80606 Report Abuse
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    Update on Peanut, I bought a canister of The Honest Kitchen Perfect Form, it came yesterday & I gave her 1/2 teaspoon in her food as I didn’t see the part about mixing it with water to form a gel, she ate it all anyway. This morning the same & also “borrowed’ some Natural Balance Duck & Potato dry from my neighbor…..I mixed a little of the kibble into her canned Newmans Turkey & Chicken……Poops are OUTSTANDING, haha has been a long time since she has done such small firm ones. I don’t want to try giving her Keen again, why tempt fate, right? My question to the forum is this……what dry food do you recommend for a 13.8 yr. old 30 # dog… she isn’t itchy & ears are fine, the only thing wrong with her is she has gone deaf & she has those subcutaneous cysts pop up that I get removed when bothersome. Thanks
    Karen

    in reply to: The Honest Kitchen Keen Causing diarrhea…why? #80448 Report Abuse
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    Just wanted everyone to know i didn’t mean to imply that The Honest Kitchen food was in any way a bad thing, in fact we love the Pecks & Nuzzles & I bought the fish skins too but gave them to a friend cause I thought that was what causing her runny poop. Today I ordered their herbal digestive Perfect Form in hopes it will work to firm up her stool. Keeping fingers crossed XXXX

    in reply to: The Honest Kitchen Keen Causing diarrhea…why? #80387 Report Abuse
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    Thanks to all who replied, Amazon is refunding me the price of the food. I will now seek out a shelter to give it to. I did notice when she ate more of the HK than Newmans as I was trying to wean her to just HK that she had to poop a lot more times & although the first 3 months they were normal I did notice undigested carrots. Well, so much for that, will be staying with the Newmans canned. You all are so knowledgeable & helpful, thanks again 😉

    in reply to: The Honest Kitchen Keen Causing diarrhea…why? #80380 Report Abuse
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    The HK told me to call Amazon……she also said they have never heard of Keen causing diarrhea as it is one of their milder foods.
    I will seek out the shelter or ask on Craigs List if anyone is feeding HK & wants it….starving dogs out there & I can’t stand the thought of tossing it. Thanks

    in reply to: The Honest Kitchen Keen Causing diarrhea…why? #80375 Report Abuse
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    Hi Aimee, thanks I was beginning to think my dog was the only one…I bought if from Amazon & it says not returnable. I will email The Honest Kitchen & ask them, can’t hurt to ask, right?

    in reply to: The Honest Kitchen Keen Causing diarrhea…why? #80373 Report Abuse
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    The vet said “what are you feeding her” I said Newmans Own Canned Turkey with Brown Rice & Honest Kitchen Keen, she said well you could try the prescription allergy food but then she can’t have anything else, no treats, nothing. I decided against that due to her age & quality of life issues. So I used the elimination method & it is definitely the Honest Kitchen food. The soft poops stopped after stopping the HK. Was just wondering if anyone else had the problem with that food cause everyone online raves & praises it for helping with digestive issues. I stupidly opened the 10# box, wish I could donate it to someplace???
    It’s not cheap to just toss in trash.

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