Hi. Read your posts and would appreciate your input regarding our 11 year old Westie. She's been on tramadol for at least 2 years for arthritis in her elbows and spine. It has managed her pain extremely well; however, recently has begun to urinate frequently and with difficulty...straining to go ...squatting for several minutes, then walking about and squatting again. Her urine is dark in color and tests indicate blood is present. My vet has had her on antibiotics for a month but her condition has not gotten any better. I believe her symptom are a direct result of the tramadol and want to take her off of it immediately but am afraid of withdrawal and increased pain. Do you know of any natural remedy that will help with pain management? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Hi. What's happened to MedHelp? The old tab system has gone and has been replaced with a new one on my link - so now there's no Forum button and no link to the CKF User Group. Is this happening to just me, or you too.
Just a quick note to say hi!
We are still missing you on the Chronic Kidney Failure in Dogs User Group, Karla. I'm hoping you will join up soon. Tony Xxx
I have begun the Group ... Chronic Kidney Failure in Dogs under the Pets category. I'm hoping you will be a key member, so please rush on over and sign-up. Much love, Tony
Thank you for everything! Read your post on dog food brands. Now you have me scared, my vet recommended all Pedigree, 1/2 soft, 1/2 hard, which he enjoys a lot. You post doesn't mention what you do recommend, please?? That seems like every brand in the store, unless you pay a fortune at Petco. My vet said don't be fooled by the foo-foo brands. What say ye my friend?
I was bored and browsing thru the Dog forum.....you are an amazing wealth of information and compassion! I'm impressed! What great replies! I'm now smarter after reading them! :0)
Just a quick note to say hi! Good to "see" you back providing help on the dog community.. we have missed you and I was afraid you had left "us", we all benefit from your great help and advice.
let me know if you get this please
Just a quick note to say hi! Trying to send you a message but won't go through
Thank you for everything! I work with somedays 30 plus dogs at once and I have adults that can not wait to run over and eat it before it has even hit the ground. YUCK! I mean the other dog is doing her business and this overweight lab is eating it right away...Thanks again...I will add a note to his chart for the owner.
Thank you for keeping Misty in your thoughts and prayers. Bless you. She sends you a wag (feeling a little better slowly)
I'll go find it and take a look. Thanks for the heads up! I'm sorry it took so long for me to respond to this note, but I haven't been getting my notifications that I even HAVE messages lately so I don't see my messages or notes unless I actually remember to physically go and look for them. I'll have to let the mods know so they can fix this because it's VERY inconvenient for people to be trying to get me and I have no idea that they're looking for me. Sorry again for the lapse in time.
Hi Karla. Thanks for bringing this post to my attention. Another heart-breaking kidney failure post. I have replied of course, and I hope I have encouraged them gently to get their dog the help she so desperately needs. All the best, Tony
Just a quick note to say hi! Hello I got my dog Rusty four months ago and I believe he has a food allergy. He has been eating Beneful which I'm just finding out is horrible. Can you reccomend a good natural food that won't break the bank? I live on a fixed income. Thank you and your dog is adorable!
I'm so sorry! I just saw this note today! I never even got a notification that I HAD a note from you! PLEASE accept my apologies, and I will take a look at this post NOW!
hi karla, caspar was a rescue too, and so is my other bichon tigger.
as for today, it's been tough at times. the grief just seems to jump up at me, i'll be coping, then all of a sudden, i'm in bits and crying.
i'm so glad i found this site, it is helping me.
Just a quick note to say hi!
i just wanted to say, what beautiful pictures of all your dogs, they are so adorable.
Hi Karla....I just wanted to wish you a very Happy New Year...! Connie
Wishing you and all your family a very Happy New Year 2012!
Hi Karla. Well, our Christmas went well, yes, the one with me my ex-partner and his dog and our own Giro. What was I thinking .... I know, and even that's only half the story. If I told you the rest it would turn your hair green. Ha. Hope you had a fab Christmas, and here's my very best wishes to you and yours for 2012. Big hugs, Tony xxx
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful holiday! In Friendship, Elle (Ghilly)
A very Merry Christmas to you and yours, Karla! It has been a pleasure being a CL with you this year! I look forward to an exciting 2012! In Friendship, Elle (Ghilly)
Thank You Karla...thank you so much and all the best to you!
Thank you on behalf of all those that have received really good messages and so much support from you on this forum recently ... I wish you a very happy Christmas and all the very best for 2012. Love, Tony x
What a wonderful assortment of photos you have....Cuteness overload...!
Merry Christmas from my house to yours..!
Connie, Scott, Dewey, Backseat, and Paycheck
Happy Holidays! I hope you and all your family have a great Christmas. Peace and bessings to you all! From me and Misty
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Hope you're ok! That would be sooooooooo scary!
Just a quick note to say hi! Oh my goodness! I just read your "mood"....what the heck has that poor dog been through? I am 100% certain that foster dog of yours will not want to leave your place if or when the time comes! He (she?) will know a good thing!
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