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post #28721 of 36772 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 07:24 PM
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Given the reputation of this forum (from folks far less....restrainable(??) as you and I), I'm rather surprised that thread hasn't erupted in either troll-calling or "how stupid are you?" calling. Sadly, I don't suspect a a troll Poor dog.
We were just called ignorant and rude...oh and I'm atrocious. Does that count as a "how stupid are you"?




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We were just called ignorant and rude...oh and I'm atrocious. Does that count as a "how stupid are you"?
Oh my, I just found THAT thread too...



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yes...I think it is...let me go look!




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My cat is brain damaged. He ran across the house and headfirst, at full speed, into the closed dog crate. It was like something out of a cartoon. He crumpled like an accordion and then bounced away.




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My cat is brain damaged. He ran across the house and headfirst, at full speed, into the closed dog crate. It was like something out of a cartoon. He crumpled like an accordion and then bounced away.


My roommate in grad school had a cat who literally was brain damaged... weirdest animal ever. Very cross-eyed, very uncoordinated, and would frequently fall off things. I'll never forget coming home and finding that he had eaten TWO loaves of cinnamon bread-- that were on the top shelf of the pantry.


That thread just got even better, btw.
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post #28726 of 36772 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 08:52 PM
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Ugh. I wish Sam would listen to me. Baxter is still really excited about freedom in the bedroom. It's new. It's the BEST THING EVER in his mind. Sam's method of getting him to settle down and go to sleep is to loudly give commands and get frustrated. Me? I stay calm, tell Baxter to lay down and that it's time to go to sleep. With Sam? He gets hyper. Spinning in circles, sniffing everything, flipping around, etc. Me? Laid right down, causes no trouble, and now he is sleeping peacefully on the floor by my side of the bed.

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I can't stop watching this for some reason:



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Ugh. The more I think about the spots that are healing on Baxter.... The more I think he may have a minor staph infection. It doesn't appear to be getting WORSE, but it also doesn't appear to be getting any BETTER.

Here's my dilemma: The last time I showed these to my vet, he gave us a cream to us to heal the sores, but that was it. The first time Baxter has this, we took him to a different vet because ours was closed, and he was miserable. I wanted it taken care of ASAP. They put him on Simplicef and gave us pyoben gel as a topical treatment. It cleared up VERY quickly. I let our vet know, and he didn't listen.

I am SO BAD at putting my foot down and demanding the treatment that I know will work. I go in there thinking I can do it, and then I just cave when they say they know best. Arggghhh. Why can't I find a vet with a good balance of both holistic AND conventional treatment approaches?

Do I take him to the other vet (which, unfortunately, is at the e-vet, so they want to charge an arm and a leg), or express my opinion on the phone with our regular vet and ask them to consider that route of treatment seriously? I don't want this getting any worse, and it doesn't seem to be healing on its own.

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Do I take him to the other vet (which, unfortunately, is at the e-vet, so they want to charge an arm and a leg), or express my opinion on the phone with our regular vet and ask them to consider that route of treatment seriously? I don't want this getting any worse, and it doesn't seem to be healing on its own.
I think you should try talking to your vet again and if over the phone is more comfortable, do that. I have that bad habit too but we need to stick up for what we know is best for our pups.

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I think you should try talking to your vet again and if over the phone is more comfortable, do that. I have that bad habit too but we need to stick up for what we know is best for our pups.
Thanks, Jamie.. I'm glad I'm not the only one. I suppose I worry about bringing it up due to feeling a bit ashamed. While I love my dog and say that I'd do anything for him, I end up caving quite a bit with the vet. And sometimes they're right. But not always.

I'll give them a call in a bit and talk with them about it, and just let them know that ointment isn't working, voice my concern over the staph infection, and ask about antibiotics.

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