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Medical Conditions & Diseases / Happy New Year!
« on: January 01, 2007, 02:22:17 pm »
Happy New Year from Georgi and my dog Joey, who has been seizure free since Dec. 22nd after going on Phenobarb for his newly diagnosed epilepsy. He seems a little bit drowsy sometimes on the Phenobarb but on the whole, still my same, goofy Joey. Blessings to everyone and thank you for your continued friendship and support!

Holiday Things / Merry Christmas Everybody!!!
« on: December 25, 2006, 04:27:27 am »
 :)Merry Christmas to everyone and thank you for being there for Joey and me. It's good to share and feel your support. Joey has not had a seizure since last Thursday in the wee hours of the morning Dec. 20th. The meds seem to be working and keeping them away. Cheers!

I gave Joey his first dose of Phenobarbital this morning. He has to take it twice a day. I should start seeing a reduction of seizures in two weeks. He didn't have any seizures last night...I'm relieved!  :)...I'm just going to take it one day at a time for now and sleep on the couch so I can be near to him. I hope this treatment works and that I don't have to add another drug.

Medical Conditions & Diseases / Update on Joey
« on: December 19, 2006, 01:30:56 am »
 :)Thank you everybody for ALL your support. It means so very much to me and my spirit feels lifted. The Vet called my this morning with some test results. Joey's lipase enzyme is elevated but thats about all they can see. This can mean a predipostion to pancreatis but I am already aware that Joey has a sensitive stomach...he burps all the time and I always have to make sure he has some food in his dish so his stomach doesn't get too empty. She said we will just wait to see if he has more seizures as they don't like to medicate until it is absolutely neccessary. Excluding the two seizures he had yesterday, two seizures in a 4-6 week period would mean medication for Joey, so it is a "wait and see kind of a thing", to see if he has any more. The vet also told me that seizures are more likely in BIG DOGS. So...I'll wait and watch. Thanks again everyone! You really are the best,

Great Pyrenees Pictures / Sick pets
« on: December 18, 2006, 11:18:51 pm »
To anyone with sick pets, my heart goes out to you. I have raised  and am still raising 4 kids, and the pain you feel for a beloved pet feels just the same to me. Love is Love.

Medical Conditions & Diseases / Joey has epilepsy
« on: December 18, 2006, 11:12:02 pm »
 :( I just found out that Joey has epilepsy. We were awoken yesterday morning (5 am ), by a loud thumping on the deck by my 2 year old Pyr/Kuvasz cross. We found him frothed at the mouth, having lost bodily functions and just coming out of a seizure dazed and confused. 2 hours later he had another...I saw him go down. It was agonizing. I took Joey to the vet at 9 am. They have ordered blood work and examined him. The vet can't see anything physically wrong so it may be idiopathic, (no known reason). We will see if blood and urine tests pick up anything today. Apparently, if a dog has 4 or so seizures a year, they are not medicated, but if they have them monthly, they do medicate. I have realized since he had his two seizures yesterday, that there have been two others in the last month, ( I witnessed and was confused by a couple of accidents he had, and the fishy way he smelled especially around his furry mane, (gastric juices and saliva).Now I know. It also explains some dazed behavior. This is so very sad...and also bizarre, as I have a son with epilepsy that I have to have a "hawk-eye" for. Heartbreaking for me and my big Joey. I just wanted to share, and is there any one out there who has a dog with epilepsy?

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Hello after a long absense!
« on: November 16, 2006, 12:16:12 am »
Hello everybody!

Joey and I have been away since the summer. Too much to get into but two personal tragedies, way too busy and too much stress taking care of one of my husbands aging parents due to dimentia, not to mention rowing our own boat. Wow, it's been quite a ride these past few months. At times I didn't know if I would survive it. I'm still nursing my ulcer!

Anyway, here I am, smelling the roses. Through it all, I walked my big Joey, sometimes with my MP3 player, sometimes without...thro ugh the lovely forest park. Joey licks my face when I cry and helps keeps me sane and laughing with his goofy nature. He keeps a close eye on me my big furry buddy. I feel lucky to have him.

Joey turned two while I've been away-Oct 22. Happy birthday to Joey! I had him proffessionall y groomed for the first time last weekend. I could'nt believe how soft he felt, the white on his fur was whiter, his feet looked so pretty, and best of all, the knots I had been trying to get out of his tail were gone! Now I have to keep them out! My country dog cleaned up really nice...what a beauty! :o

A couple days later, while I had Joey in the car with me on a visit to the pet store, a woman who had been following behind me, also on her way to the pet store, remarked when she got out of her vehicle, " that is the cutest most fluffiest dog I have ever seen!" ;D . I just laughed and said that he had just been groomed! ;D

There you go. I hope my story made somebody giggle...and I'll stop boasting now ;)

Hi all,

It's been a long time since I posted. Too much has been happening lately. So much so, that I have been absorbed in it all...complete ly...I think the fog is beginning to lift a little now though, (too much to get into.) Joey turned 2 years old on the 22nd of October though. Happy birthday Joey. Anyway, this is me, Georgi and Joey, making an appearance!

Behavior, Housebreaking, Obedience / Body -checking question?
« on: September 01, 2006, 04:37:57 am »
Does anyone out there have a dog that will run up and body-check them when playing, or in greeting. My dog Joey does it to me and my husband with his chest...runs for us and kind of bounces off us but it's just a little scarey when you see a 100 pound, big, white fluffy thing charging up to you....and its even more fun with friends...not, LOL ;D. Nothing about it is vicious, just happy and playfull on his part, but obviously, potentially dangerous. Has anyone else out there had this experience with their dog or puppy?

Mixed Breed Pictures / Ears
« on: August 26, 2006, 08:12:13 pm »
I noted a discussion on "Ears" earlier today... and about two weeks ago, ( I'm a bad fur baby mother), I noticed that Joey's right ear, is different from his left. On further investigation, I realized, that it does not "lye" right on his head, as if the "crease" is in the wrong place. Does this happen from time to time with dogs? I guess that slight deviations happen. It only makes him more lovable though  ;)

Helpful Groups & Dogs in Need / Question
« on: August 21, 2006, 01:41:17 pm »
Hi everybody,

It's me, Georgi. I just got back from a week of vacation and I am wondering about the Pyr dog, Lady and if she was adopted yet?

It's good to be home. I missed my big Joe. It will be good to get out walking with him again...I may be a few pounds heavier after all the vacation goodies...LOL,

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Question?
« on: August 10, 2006, 05:59:07 pm »
Hi everybody. Is there any new news on Lady, the Great Pyr female that was rescued from an abusive owner. She looks like such a dear girl.

Discussions & Information on Grooming / Knots!
« on: August 08, 2006, 01:09:23 pm »
Hi...does anyone have tips on how to get out matted knots on a dogs tail. Joey has a habit of wanting to roll in anything smelly, in particular garden snake entrails after he hunts them...yuk! ;) combined with the fact that he doesn't like his tail touched very much. I am looking for some grooming tips. Is there a way to get large matted knots out of a dogs tail. Anyway, I procastinated and now I have to get them out. I don't really want to cut them out.  Thanks

Medical Conditions & Diseases / When dogs cough
« on: August 01, 2006, 06:48:48 pm »
I know my dog has allergies because he sneezes quite a bit, especially in the summer. He has been doing a bit of dry coughing within the last week too. Joey has all his vacinations and everything is up to date. The last time he had a dry cough last summer and I took him to the vet, he had a case of roundworm which I had treated and it went away immediately. Does anyone know the difference between different coughing and do you think it's just allergies. It can be confusing and worrisome. Thanks.

Remembering those no longer with us. / Sad news
« on: July 28, 2006, 09:50:32 am »
 :'( I live in the country and the big beautiful Great Pyr down the road from me, named Belle, died. She had the most beautiful face and was the biggest (big dog), I had ever experieced knowing before Joey. She would have been eight years old in a few days. Apparently she had had a stroke previously and had never quite recovered. She lived a full life tending sheep and watching over the wild turkeys and anything else she could protect. I will miss her low booming bark, and Joey and her greeting each other when I pass by my neighbors house, (even though she knew Joey was a goofy pup.) Belle would always try and nudge in for a pat when Joey's attention was on something else...too cute.) We will miss you Belle. Our road feels kind of empty now...

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