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Neapolitan Mastiff Discussions & Pictures / Skin Problems - Neo
« on: October 29, 2006, 01:55:03 am »
I haven't been here in so long that it took me awhile to find the url.  
I hope I am still welcome.

Anyone having skin problems with their neo?
Daisy is on her third round of antibiotics & steroids in an attempt to clear up her reacurring skin problem. She has small lesions that result in hair loss and flaking skin. The vet has done scrapings to check for mites. All came back negative. We are currently doing a course of Revolution, 3 doses every 2 weeks, in the off chance that it is scabies. According to the vet the scabies mite can avoid the scrapings.
Next is a trial of food changes in search of a food allergy.
Any suggestions?

I don't know this dog or his family.  I got an email from my SIL this afternoon explaining the situation.  The dog belonged to her husband's friend's family or something.  I had trouble following the connection.   

I did call the shelter to confirm that the dog is indeed there.   His name is Jackson.  He was dropped of this afternoon....3/16/06. His family lost their house. He had to be surrendered.  He is 2.5 yrs, fixed, good with kids, & other dogs. The lady at the shelter feels he will be easy to place but I thought I'd post here anyway.   

I wish I'd known sooner maybe we could have worked some of that BPO magic.  I've seen some amazing things happen on these boards.   

If nothing else....send some warm thoughts to poor Jackson.   I am sure he wonders where his family is tonight.   


Anything Non-Dog Related / DVD Camcorder
« on: February 28, 2006, 10:22:25 am »
I am thinking about purchasing a dvd camcorder.
Can anyone suggest brands? options?


Games & Jokes / Song Title Game
« on: February 13, 2006, 03:17:49 pm »
Saw this on another board.

Song title game.
Answer starts with the last letter of the previous song.

Proud Mary (CCR) = You Turn the Screw (Cake)
You Turn the Screw (Cake) = Who's Zoomin' Who (Aretha Franklin)
Who's Zoomin' Who (Aretha Franklin) = Open Arms (Journey)

Open Arms ends in a letter "S" so the next person should post

Open Arms (Journey) = S

So that's my first song title....

Open Arms (Journey) =

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Snow Pics
« on: February 11, 2006, 08:52:36 pm »
Not a lot of snow but enough to have some fun with the puppers today.   
The outside pics aren't great.  They tear around the yard like big happy idiots the entire time.  Great thing is that they are worn out when they come inside.   ;D


Anything Non-Dog Related / Appliance Delivery Tip?
« on: February 03, 2006, 04:25:20 pm »
Washer and dryer are being delivered a different company than orignally planned.  Sears delivery contractor refused to deliver yesterday because they felt our driveway was too slippery. Don't get me started.
Anyway...husba nd just asked me about tip amount for the delivery guys because he likes to be sure we are on the same page about such things.   We like to have a general amount in mind before the delivery people show up and adjust accordingly based on how it goes.       

- Delivery of washer and dryer < 24 hrs after purchase
- Saturday delivery
- Paid extra for delivery & setup 
- laundry room is on first floor of home so 3 front steps are involved in delivery (no major stairs)
- old washer & dryer are already removed & area is spotless (fear of embarassment on my part)

*not sure what is relevent but added everything I could think of.


Here's a copy of the email that I received.
Any suggestions are appreciated.   
I've also included one of my favorite pics of Molly from before the hair loss started.  She loves her kitty.    ;D

Here's the email:

Can you post this for me?
Molly is a 5 yr (almost 6 now) old Basset. She has been very healthy. She had been eating Lamb & Rice food until Dec. 2004.   That is when I decided to start her on a weight management food. 
Feb. of 2005 I noticed a small balding spot on the scruff of her neck.
Her coat was always really nice and thick.
I thought maybe she was shedding out. I took her to the vets in the Spring for her annual shots etc. Other than the vet saying she needed to lose about 7lbs, he thought she was very healthy. He contributed the hair-loss to a strange winter and wet spring and that he had noticed many dogs shedding differently this year.
Well, she continued to "shed" all summer. I took her to the vets in November. Her body can't handle the yeast production, so she is on meds for that. Her blood work came back negative for Hypothyroidism and they don't think it is Cushings. We will finish the medication that she is on now, then try to decide if it is food allergies. The hair on
 her whole torso has thinned so much that you can see her skin. Any thoughts?

Anything Non-Dog Related / can't sleep
« on: January 24, 2006, 01:18:38 am »
Some of you know that I started having seizures this summer. 
And that since then I've been trying to get them under control.

Today the doctor called and asked me to come in for an appt.
The current drug isn't working and it's time to give up on it.
That's the 2nd failed medication.
My chances of controlling seizures with medication now drops to 15% based on the type of epilepsy.

BPO-ers are made to beat the odds, right?

Already started a new med regime. 
Weaning off the old and ramping up on the new.


Neapolitan Mastiff Discussions & Pictures / Daisy & her foster failures
« on: January 20, 2006, 02:17:58 am »
Daisy and her 3 kitties .......seem to be doing just fine.

Neapolitan Mastiff Discussions & Pictures / A boy, A dog, & Sports on TV
« on: January 20, 2006, 02:05:32 am »
I don't know what sports show was on TV. Some sports center/football live/footballs r us/yada yada yada/i can't look away from the TV or I will die Mom/ TV show about football.   Daisy was on the bed.  Some how these things seem to always take place in my room on my bed.   
The conversation went something like this:
Me: "Hey Ty, that looks uncomfortable. Isn't she crushing your neck?"
Ty: "It's not that bad. I really want to see this next part."
Me: "Have you thought about pushing her off or moving?"
Ty: "Na...she's good"

Look at the angle of his neck.   Eh....whatever .   I  pick my battles.   If his neck gets sore...that's the natural consequence.   But who am I kidding.  He's a teenager.  They don't get sore.  They are like rubber.  The kid could sleep in a box and be fine the next day.       The second pic was taken a 1/2 hour later when even Daisy was tired of waiting.   I don't think Ty's eyes had left the TV the entire time.    Of course this was BEFORE the Pats were eliminated from the playoffs.   
They do make cute pics of a boy and his dog.   In reality the boy probably wasn't aware the dog was there except on commercials but the dog thought it was awesome and I enjoyed it.   Ya gotta grab the moments when you can.

Daisy is going to see the vet tomorrow (friday)

Tomorrow (friday) is the ear infection recheck. It's been 2 weeks. It didn't look any better 3 days ago so I stopped the sulfa based ointment and flush. She hated having it done even after all this time so I stopped.  After 3 days the inside of her ear does not look that angry red color and she isn't whimpering when I touch it.  It does still stink and have a lot of discharge.  I wonder if she is allergic to sulfa.   Will find out more tomorrow.

Dr. Anna (our vet) expressed 1/4 cup of fluid from Daisy's anal sacs during our visit 2 weeks ago. Phew! Yesterday the stink returned.  This is horrible. I'm not sure what to do about this issue.   We will discuss it further with Dr. Anna tomorrow.   Has anyone else experienced this? 

Daisy's rear is making a clicking noise when she gets onto the bed.  I'd say 'jumps' on to the bed but that would be too strong of a word.  She doesn't 'jump'.  She is like a little old lady....slow and steady.  She doesn't act like she hurts but she isn't getting up in a hurry.  The noise is a clicking noise but difficult to pinpoint.  It is coming from her hind quarters.  Could be hips or knees from either side.  I can bend hips and knees while she laying down and not recreate the noise.    Any ideas?

Obviously I will discuss these issues with the vet tomorrow. 
I just thought getting it all out now might help me sleep tonight.
Luckily our appointment is in the morning so I won't have to stress about it all day.

Thanks for letting me vent.


Anything Non-Dog Related / Check this out and tell me what you see....
« on: January 17, 2006, 08:13:49 pm »
Are the advertisements around the message boards based on what is posted and does everyone see the same ads?

There is a thread called Ugh.....anal sacs

Can someone click on that thread, go to the first page of posts, scroll to the bottom and check out the ad on the bottom right hand side.     
That HAS to be a result of the subject of this thread (even if slightly off base) doesn't it?

Anything Non-Dog Related / Can we really fit THREE more in our house?
« on: January 16, 2006, 02:49:35 pm »
YES!! Because they aren't pets!
They are new appliances.
New washer, dryer and refrigerator.
It's pretty bad when the Brady Bunch has newer appliances than what is on your own house. 
AND thanks to a recent discussion on BPO I picked out a fridge that has a LOCK feature on the ice/water in the door.  So no playing with the ice and water for the puppers.

Pics are below.  Fridge is also black but the pic didn't show the features very well so I posted this one.   I can't wait for 2/3 delivery. 

3 jars. 3 dogs. Digital camera. We were ready to roll.

This is also my first time trying the following.
Click this link if you want to see pic of the event. 
Hopefully they will appear.   ::)
Click play for the slideshow or advance with the arrow.
Let me know if the pics don't appear.

Anything Non-Dog Related / Cute pic from the past
« on: January 10, 2006, 06:51:42 pm »
I found this old pic and wanted to share.

The pupper belongs to my sister-in-law and the boy is my son.  It was taken 3.5 years ago.

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