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  • in reply to: Masticatory Muscle Myositis #80743 Report Abuse
    Ysabella J
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    Anon I am much aware of that. I was hoping someone would have experienced this or was familiar with this and would have some input. I know it’s probably a one in a million chance, but if I find something that might be able to help, it will be worth it!

    in reply to: Masticatory Muscle Myositis #80740 Report Abuse
    Ysabella J
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    Thank you everyone for the feedback, it is much appreciated. First and foremost, I am curious as to why an internal specialist is being recommended? In this disease, western medicine’s only recommendation is steroids.. That is why we branched out. The holistic vet we see did say, if she doesn’t respond to the treatment she is on, that steroids will be necessary and I understand that. But we are trying to avoid that at all costs. I have read about many dogs with this disease who did much worse on the prednisone and ended up having liver damage. Liver damage is irreversable and if I don’t have to put my girl through that, I wont. Our regular vet also agrees with waiting on starting prednisone, for now. As Susan stated, sometimes the cure is worse than the disease. I know this is much different but I saw my brother die of stage 4 cancer MUCH faster because of chemotherapy. I have branched out onto the Golden Retriever Forum and many dogs have done wonderfully with chinese herbs, and acupuncture. So, that is why we started there. Once again, I am very grateful for any and all feedback 🙂

    in reply to: Golden Retriever with anal gland problems? #48120 Report Abuse
    Ysabella J
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    Wow, so… Upon me searching food intolerance in dogs on the web, I got to thinking.. I am very fortunate enough to take my dog to work with me.. On the front counter we have a jar full of treats for dogs (they are allowed in the office). My golden generally gets a few of them throughout the day from customers visiting.. Now I usually notice her licking at work more often, but have noticed it at home too.. I am not fond of the treats that are put in the jar but also didn’t want to be a stickler about them. I just recently found out they are the science diet hypoallergenic treats – yuck! My boss bought them thinking they would be perfect for all dogs that come in since they are “hypoallergenic”. I don’t have the kind of funds to be buying treats for everyone’s dog who comes in (I spend too much money on my dog as it is) and have already told my boss that they aren’t the best treats to be giving out. She of course doesn’t believe me because the vet said they are great! What to do? Do you think by her getting a few of these treats 4 days out of the week, that it is causing this issue? And how to stop it? Tell everyone there that she has a food allergy? What if it happens behind my back?

    • This reply was modified 9 years, 9 months ago by Ysabella J.
    in reply to: Golden Retriever with anal gland problems? #48118 Report Abuse
    Ysabella J
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    Thanks Betsy. I ordered the Firm Up product off amazon. Just awaiting it in the mail. Even though she never has loose stools, and they are consistently firm, do you still think this could be the issue? I forgot to mention in my post above, we did send out a fecal sample that came back negative as well.

    in reply to: Golden Retriever with anal gland problems? #47171 Report Abuse
    Ysabella J
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    Bumping up… Anyone??

    in reply to: Kitten food questions? #47061 Report Abuse
    Ysabella J
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    Dr. Elsey’s litter has done the job! Ahhh.. So glad that’s all over. Now I can enjoy the new kitty without worrying. Thank you everyone soo much for all your help. I really appreciate it.

    in reply to: Kitten food questions? #46259 Report Abuse
    Ysabella J
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    The diarrhea has finally cleared! Yay! She still is going outside her box so I guess it is time for the litter switch. Funny thing is, she goes in it sometimes and other times she goes out of it.. You guys don’t think it’s because she’s still such a baby? She’s 5 weeks old but I have talked with vets and looked up info online and it says most cats immediately take on to it..

    in reply to: Kitten food questions? #46072 Report Abuse
    Ysabella J
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    Thanks for all the wonderful advice! I really appreciate all of your help. Ended up getting wellness canned food. Diarrhea is still pretty bad and it’s often :/ Now I have a new dilemma… The kitty isn’t using her box. She originally started out doing it every so often, but now it’s almost constant. I am constantly cleaning the box, I bought her a new fairly large box with unscented litter, and put her in it once an hour or so.. Now that it’s diarrhea, she obviously has to go more than usual. I have been giving her baths and have been trying really hard to figure it out. I am not quite sure what I am doing wrong at this point?

    Any suggestions?

    • This reply was modified 9 years, 10 months ago by Ysabella J.
    in reply to: Kitten food questions? #45870 Report Abuse
    Ysabella J
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    arwryu24, I have read that raw goats milk helps with digestion and is a good substitute for mothers milk. Are you sure I should stop this?

    in reply to: Kitten food questions? #45867 Report Abuse
    Ysabella J
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    TheBCnut. Thanks for the advise. I was thinking about switching from TOTW too because I am not a fan of Diamond. Would you recommend raw food for a baby though? Especially one experiencing very runny diahrrea?

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