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Luna-tic last won the day on July 6 2018

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  1. It’s very upsetting, still don’t know if she’s going to make it, sepsis is horrid and she’s been very compromised. Just glad that the second vet was more experienced or we’d have lost her already. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Luna has been very sick, started when I went to get her to move from the shelter so I could let my hens out, she wasn’t keen to move. She did eventually but then refused to go for her walk, very unusual. Left her under the honeysuckle, came home later, gave her a water bowl, 5 minutes later returned to find she’d vomited in it and round it. Eventually decided she looked unwell so took her to the vet who took blood and said all her kidney results were out of whack, gave antibiotic injection, pain relief and sent us home with several different meds. I was up at 5am today and started syringing water into her mouth because she’s not had any or any food nor had she urinated. She seemed very thirsty. Later I managed to get an antibiotic tablet down her and more water but she vomited it all up. She looked very poorly so we took her back to the vet today. Vet decided to admit her for rehydration and X-ray as her stomach was very tender. X-ray revealed a mass and fluid which was red coloured and she was rapidly deteriorating. Surgery has found - a bone poking through the wall of her stomach but ... that wasn’t the cause of the problem. Apparently she had a large stone in her bladder which ruptured and it has escaped and done a tour of her stomach and caused infection and peritonitis. They have removed the bone and the stone and are washing out the stomach to remove all infection. Stone and a bladder sample will go to the lab. Phew. Weekend as an inpatient on IV antibiotics. Vet has also removed some necrotic tissue from the bladder and washed out the stomach, said that the biggest danger was the peritonitis so she is on strong iv antibiotics and now it’s up to her. I am hoping against hope she is strong enough to recover. Apparently bladder stones have different causes and there are several types and occur in females mostly between the ages of 4-8 years and 85% of female dogs have them. Has anyone else had this happen? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    I’m glad he’s making progress. A new arrival, sounds exciting. I’m wondering how my neighbour’s dog will cope, he was being walked in our local field when his owner just dropped dead, poor dog, the wife is lovely but she seldom walked him. He’s a Vizla and such a lovely natured boy, he must be very confused. I’m away on holiday or I’d be offering to walk him because he gets on well with Luna. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Sad news, but I’m pleased he’s at peace. You can rest easy knowing you went over and above what most owners would do and that shows how much you loved him, he was lucky to have you and you got great joy from having him, that’s a perfect relationship isn’t it! Don’t quite know how you can help Marley, would he allow an old rescue cat some space or if that’s not likely how about a biggish soft toy that you could open up and put something of Lunar’s inside that smells of him? Maybe leave it near his bed? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. My Luna is nearly 8 and we rehomed her nearly 18 months ago. She is such a lovely dog but she spends nearly all her time outside. We have a dog flap so she can come in but will even sit out in rain. When she comes in she will lie down but never comes over of her own accord but may if we call her. It saddens me a bit but I know I can’t change her nature so I just respect her and enjoy whatever time she gives me which isn’t much. The closest we get is during grooming, she loves it so much she’ll lie there for hours. I hope you don’t resent her for not being demonstrative, Huskies are such amazing dogs that there is lots we can enjoy about them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Had a think and wondered if you could use one of those inflatable collars, like a tyre inner tube? They are the alternative to the plastic cones for wound protection. If both dogs wore one they could play but couldn’t get close enough for any biting contact ? Yes they’d look daft but they wouldn’t know that lol. Might only need to be for a couple of months or however long it took for her to forget her rather bad habit? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Inflatable-Collar-Dog-Cat-Soft-E-Collar-Pet-Puppy-Medical-Protection-Head-Cone/273130060830?hash=item3f97d1fc1e:m:m90fTKLxotzsa7cl0vwYS6A As for the daycare, that is appallling and they deserve to be shut down. Does anyone inspect them, do they need a licence? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I know this probably a daft idea but could he not wear a protective sleeve round his neck so that if she grabs him she can’t bite hard enough to do any damage? Maybe Kevlar or similar, light but tough? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Worst news Emma, just too awful, I am so sad for you, for your girl for your family. Whilst normally once my dog has passed that’s the end for me, in your case I’d really want to know, it’s so unusual and just unacceptable that a dog is healthy one minute and then so sick. Life can be really sh*t sometimes. Surely your vet should be trying to find out why because they might be responsible, they owe both you and her that. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Heart breaking, I feel for you and your dog. I gave up on boosters many years ago because I couldn’t see the point of them. Then I read an article , written by a vet who says that research is showing that vaccines can cause hip dysplasia in puppies and affect dogs in later life if they have repeated boosters, immune diseases being one of the ailments, arthritis for example. It was very thought provoking. I hope they can turn her health around, I don’t know if there’s anything they can give to turn off whatever they injected into her but it maybe worth asking. Be prepared though, vets, like doctors, aren’t too happy with being challenged. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. Miami ice, tends to show as destructive behaviour or indoor fouling. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. We took in Luna at 7, we were told she’d lived with a cat. We have 2 cats, a Bengal and a Maine Coone. She was very keen to grab them when she first arrived and we also had a child gate to provide an escape route. We gave positive reinforcement with treats whenever one ventured into the same room and both cats were on high alert but the Maine Coon really just decided, as she had with our other two dogs we had, that ignoring them was best and by not running she gave Luna nothing to chase so she didn’t. With the Bengal it took longer, he’s quite hesitant with anything new and it took him a while to feel safe with our last dog, a collie. A year later all 3 co-exist peacefully, both cats are ignored by the dog and both walk past her and sometimes over her. I think the Bengal is still cautious and careful but Luna seems to understand that they are off limits. I guess every dog is different but if she sees a cat outside she’s far more interested and she’d be off after a squirrel given the chance. So it’s possible but I think you need to make it clear to the dog that the cats can’t be harassed or chased. As for the separation anxiety, she went through that too, it was upsetting, every time we left she went through every room in the house opening all the doors with handles and peeing and pooing in some of them. It got easier over time and now as long as we aren’t gone more than a few hours she just sleeps happily out or indoors. Too long and we might come home to a puddle still and even hear her complaining, we don’t leave her often. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. Some lovely shots, well done. I’m just pleased to see another husky bitch that looks as big as my Luna! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Oh so sad, losing a dog is the hardest thing in the world, they are so much more than a friend, they bring so much to your life and they ask for nothing but love and kindness. It’s a deep pain that only time can ease. Bless you for loving him caring for him and letting him go when it was his time, he will have had a good life, that’s all we can give them. Sleep big bear for your time is done, know you were loved and the tears are not of regret for your passing but because we wished you could have stayed longer. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. Pleased to hear you have some answers, have to wonder why he should be allergic to so many things, I wonder if there’s a genetic tag somewhere? Any, I was thinking, lamb might be a reasonable meat for him. Sheep can’t be force fed or intensively reared so have to have access to grass, turnips are given too but on the whole they’re unlikely to have eaten corn or soya. Of course I might be behind the times and they’ve found something processed that they’ll eat. Might be worth checking though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. My heart breaks for both of you, it’s so hard to stay positive when nothing seems to be working. Just a small thought, have you tried live yoghurt or even kefir? He might like the taste of it, I’d even be giving some butter or cream, even syringe a little olive oil? How happy are you with the vet? Maybe a second opinion? (Pardon me if you’ve thought of or done this already). I've never understood why a vet expects someone to give a sick dog tablets when they aren’t eating? My vet suggested that with my cat recently, I asked for liquid antibiotics and she said they don’t make them so she gave him a long lasting injection instead, can they not do that for Marley. I’m hoping against hope that he picks up soon.
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