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Treatment & Preventative Meds / Re: Arthritis?
« on: June 02, 2008, 04:35:43 pm »
Julie - She's doing great!  She is starting to teeth though which is not fun...   Here's a bunch of pictures  I need to add new ones to myspace

Michelle - I'm sorry Butt had to go through this too!

Marypyr - Thanks so much for the info!

Treatment & Preventative Meds / Re: Arthritis?
« on: June 02, 2008, 02:20:08 pm »
Mary - She has not been tested for lymes but she did have the vaccine.  I'll ask the vet about that.  Also she was not sedated for the x-rays.  They said she did really good with them so I'm not sure...  I've heard good thigs about accuputure too. I'd love your list.  my email is in my profile

Julie-  Hi!  That's interesting about the food!  She eating Candidae. I know most of the first ingrediants are protien but I'll have to check and see if potatos are in it.  Thanks for the link!

Treatment & Preventative Meds / Arthritis?
« on: June 02, 2008, 12:43:06 pm »
It has been forever since I have posted but I need your guys help!

My poor poor Sophie can hardly walk...  I've taken her to the vet twice once when she was just limping down the stairs and they found nothing wrong.  Then she started limping worse and we took her back.  They did an x-ray and found nothing.  They have prescribed her Previcox which is mad expensive and now doesn't seem to be helping.  This has been getting steadly worse over the last 2 months and mostly seems to be her hips.

Now she can hardly walk down the stairs and is so stiff when walking around the house. She also is having a hard time getting up from laying down.  She's not whining or anything and doesn't mind me touching her hips.

If there was something really wrong like dysplasia wouldn't it show on an xray?  Would arthritis?  I'm thinking about startng her on asprin after I talk to the vet again this afternoon.  Is there anything else otc that might help?  We have her on gluc/chond.

Sophie had something like that on the back of her elbow.  My vet wanted it removed immediately and biopsied.  Luckly it was non-cancerous.   I would have your vet check it out.

Newfoundland Discussions / Re: awaited photos of molly
« on: July 24, 2007, 10:41:46 pm »
She is adorable!!!

Remembering those no longer with us. / Re: Tenchi's Memorial Video
« on: July 10, 2007, 10:46:21 pm »
That was beautiful!   I am so sorry to hear about Tenchi.  He will be missed.

Great Dane Pictures / Re: Memphis, the annoying... VIDEO :)
« on: July 10, 2007, 10:39:56 pm »
Awww so cute!!!  He seemed very determined to tell you something.

That is awesome!!!  I'll keep my eyes open too.

Newfoundland Discussions / Re: Sierra Graduated! PICTURES!
« on: June 20, 2007, 03:00:11 am »
Great pictures!!!  Sierra is a cutie!

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: Introducing....
« on: June 20, 2007, 02:48:57 am »
Oh my!!!  He is soooo cute!!!

Rottweiler Discussions / Re: So happy...
« on: June 20, 2007, 02:14:05 am »
That's so great!

Introduce Yourself to the Forum / Re: It's been a long time...
« on: June 20, 2007, 01:57:11 am »
Oh my goodness...  her story?  Wow, I wish I had saved it!  I didn't know paw prints were going away!  Thanks Thom :)

Ok here ya go:

I really wanted an Old English Mastiff but I was still trying to convince my husband that we could handle a puppy (we were pretty newlywed at this point).  I saw the ad for Sophie (which said she was a mastiff even though she is obiviously a mix and may not even have any mastiff at all in her) on the SPCA's website and got really excited.  I told the English Mastiff Yahoo Group that I would go and look at her and evaluate her to see if anyone wanted her (not really thinking about her for myself). 

Well we went to check her out on Saturday morning and it was like instant love for me.  Hubby still needed some convincing...  We played with her for a good long time and she was so happy and let me touch her mouth, paws, teeth, tail.  I just couldn't believe this great dog was homeless.  So we still needed to do some talking about whether we wanted a dog right now.  We went to say goodbye to her in her cage and she made the must horrible whiney noices.  It was horrible..  I cried..

We tried to put her on hold but they volunteer told us that they couldn't do it but that they closed in a hour and to call back on Monday when they opened.  So hubby and I did lots and lots of talking and decided when should go get her.  I call Monday morning and imagine to my suprize someone had PUT HER ON HOLD!!!  I was so upset!!

The guy that had her on hold supposedly had come in and looked at lots of dogs but never seriously took any home.  So they said to call back on Tuesday and if she was still there by close of business she was ours.  Well he never came to get her and I went right over and picked her up!

I'm sure I've missed some good details but that's all I can remember at the moment  :)

Introduce Yourself to the Forum / Re: It's been a long time...
« on: June 19, 2007, 02:41:57 am »
Hi Rachel!  Hi Christina, cute dogs!

Hi Jenn!  Sophie is doing great.  She is a very lazy angel.   :)

Introduce Yourself to the Forum / Re: It's been a long time...
« on: June 19, 2007, 02:21:09 am »
hi guys  :D   

Business is going good no where near a full time job but I can't complain. :)  My dog toys were published on so that was pretty exciting.   I haven't really been up to much lately just lots of the same old...  wake up, work, sew, sleep.  :)

Introduce Yourself to the Forum / It's been a long time...
« on: June 19, 2007, 02:14:06 am »
Hi everyone!

It's been a really long time since I've been here.  The board looks really different but I'm getting used to it.  I do see quite a few names I still recognize :)

For those of you I don't know yet my name is Rachel and I own Sophie a 4 year old mastiff mix.

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