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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Nifty-Chicken, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. RainMom

    RainMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet there's something you can do to make Demon feel better and extend his life. You might even end up curing him.

    I've been helping some friends who have a yellow lab with cancer- and she's still alive and happy- for a year now- with holistic medicine.

    For instance, just now- I googled "Dog enlarged heart" and am reading this article that states Taurine (dirt cheap amino acid) plus Carnitine and CoQ10 are helpful.
    Here, check this out: http://www.dog-health-guide.org/dogenlargedheart.html


    BTW- I used to buy all the amino acid supplements and stuff like MSM, glucosamine, chondroitan, & Carnitine for my son and I from this company in Maine that sells in bulk, dirt cheap. Check out "Beyond a Century" online catalog- flat fee shipping $5.

    Good Luck.
     
  2. Sweetlilbaby

    Sweetlilbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. Taurine is in raw meats naturally though. And he eats only raw meaty bones + organ meats. I've started him on aspirin therapy (one small dose per day as vet said to). I'll check out carnitine and CoQ10 He really doesn't like taking pills. He also gets fish oil on his food daily.
    it's just his gums are white and the vets all say it's due to his heart. not a good sign. I think that heart attack caused some damage that can't be undone.
     
  3. Lutefisk

    Lutefisk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i hope you're not beating yourself up over his heart disease. It sounds like you are doing the very best thing anyone could for him, and he'd probably be gone by now if you weren't.
     
  4. CarolynF

    CarolynF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By any chance did you compare the weight of the packets from Walmart vs mail order? I've seen differences in some products at Walmart.
     
  5. Sweetlilbaby

    Sweetlilbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm beating myself up because there is nothing i can do now. I feel so helpless. he's not just a pet but my service dog. he is a HUGE part of my life. losing him feels like i'm losing my freedom.
     
  6. CarolynF

    CarolynF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think we caught a glimpse of a small green Yoda-like fella at the Empire State Building today! [​IMG]

    Stay tuned for future updates!
     
  7. TacomaFarms

    TacomaFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to hear about Demon [​IMG]



    i have 4 more pips.
     
  8. Farmin Momma

    Farmin Momma Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Sweetlilbaby

    Sweetlilbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh it's okay that not all 6 dozen are fertile. Trust me it's fine LOL. I told my mom how many i have and told her if half hatch that we're done hatching for the year. If more then half hatch then she is planning on picking out a rooster for her neighbor and a few pullets.
    i was looking at black hawk holsters a month ago. But wasn't sure of the size of gun i'd be carrying. I have two guns that are different sizes. Now that i have decided i need to go pick a holster out that fits me.

    Thank you and everyone else for the emotional support. I am trying to enjoy demon. Taking pictures of him. I want to remember good memories of him. I probably have a million photos of him already.
     
  10. ChristineR

    ChristineR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Generally, the dosage of supplements added to foods isn't high enough to be effective. It might be worth a try to supplement with CoQ10 and taurine.

    So sorry to hear about the diagnosis. I treasure the last few months I had with my Lab. It was a very special time and he was very happy being the "King of the House" and getting all my attention. I pulled a futon mattress into the living room so he could sleep with me every night (he had his leg amputated to get rid of the cancer). He loved it.

    Just try to enjoy what time you have left. There will be plenty of time to mourn later. (((Hugs)))
     

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