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Old April 7th 09, 01:33 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Yowie
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Default Fluff going for X-rays

The Fluffster has started limping and seems unwilling to bear much weight
on her left hind paw. I couldn't find anything wrong, so off we went on a
lovely car ride so she could meet some more really friendly happy people at
her favourite place, the vet (she is *so* not a cat!).

They couldn't find much wrong either, except that she has somewhat reduced
movement in her hips (its not bad though). She's going under tomorrow so
they can take x-rays. She's currently pleading with her big doggy eyes to
have her 10pm dinner, having entirely forgotten she had it at 7pm instead do
she'll have a empty stomach for the anaesthetic.

The likely suspect is arthritis, especially since its getting cooler around
these parts and she's a senior doggy that refuses to use her kennel and
therefore sleeps on the ground, silly dog (the kennel is unchanged, AFAICT).
There are many and various treatments and I hope they aren't going to be
fearfully expensive. Her eyes are bright and she's still got that stupid
doggy grin, so I don't think its time yet. Still, a few purrs, prayers wags
and whatever wouldn't go astray at this point. May it be easily dealt with,
whatever they find.

Yowie
--
If you're paddling upstream in a canoe and a wheel falls off, how many
pancakes can you fit in a doghouse? None, icecream doesn't have bones.


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Old April 7th 09, 02:26 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
CatEyes
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Default Fluff going for X-rays

Healing purrs are on their way for our official d*ggy-cat!

Hugs,

CatNipped

"Yowie" wrote in message
...
The Fluffster has started limping and seems unwilling to bear much weight
on her left hind paw. I couldn't find anything wrong, so off we went on a
lovely car ride so she could meet some more really friendly happy people
at her favourite place, the vet (she is *so* not a cat!).

They couldn't find much wrong either, except that she has somewhat reduced
movement in her hips (its not bad though). She's going under tomorrow so
they can take x-rays. She's currently pleading with her big doggy eyes to
have her 10pm dinner, having entirely forgotten she had it at 7pm instead
do she'll have a empty stomach for the anaesthetic.

The likely suspect is arthritis, especially since its getting cooler
around these parts and she's a senior doggy that refuses to use her kennel
and therefore sleeps on the ground, silly dog (the kennel is unchanged,
AFAICT). There are many and various treatments and I hope they aren't
going to be fearfully expensive. Her eyes are bright and she's still got
that stupid doggy grin, so I don't think its time yet. Still, a few purrs,
prayers wags and whatever wouldn't go astray at this point. May it be
easily dealt with, whatever they find.

Yowie
--
If you're paddling upstream in a canoe and a wheel falls off, how many
pancakes can you fit in a doghouse? None, icecream doesn't have bones.



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Old April 7th 09, 03:11 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Marina
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Default Fluff going for X-rays

Yowie wrote:
gentle snip

The likely suspect is arthritis, especially since its getting cooler around
these parts and she's a senior doggy that refuses to use her kennel and
therefore sleeps on the ground, silly dog (the kennel is unchanged, AFAICT).
There are many and various treatments and I hope they aren't going to be
fearfully expensive. Her eyes are bright and she's still got that stupid
doggy grin, so I don't think its time yet. Still, a few purrs, prayers wags
and whatever wouldn't go astray at this point. May it be easily dealt with,
whatever they find.


The Mir'a'Cal kitties are sending their bestest purrs for Fluffy.


--
Marina, Miranda and Caliban.
In loving memory of Frank and Nikki.
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Old April 7th 09, 03:55 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Will in New Haven
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On Apr 7, 8:33*am, "Yowie" wrote:
*The Fluffster has started limping and seems unwilling to bear much weight
on her left hind paw. I couldn't find anything wrong, so off we went on a
lovely car ride so she could meet some more really friendly happy people at
her favourite place, the vet (she is *so* not a cat!).

They couldn't find much wrong either, except that she has somewhat reduced
movement in her hips (its not bad though). She's going under tomorrow so
they can take x-rays. She's currently pleading with her big doggy eyes to
have her 10pm dinner, having entirely forgotten she had it at 7pm instead do
she'll have a empty stomach for the anaesthetic.

The likely suspect is arthritis, especially since its getting cooler around
these parts and she's a senior doggy that refuses to use her kennel and
therefore sleeps on the ground, silly dog (the kennel is unchanged, AFAICT).
There are many and various treatments and I hope they aren't going to be
fearfully expensive. Her eyes are bright and she's still got that stupid
doggy grin, so I don't think its time yet. Still, a few purrs, prayers wags
and whatever wouldn't go astray at this point. May it be easily dealt with,
whatever they find.


Purrs from the whole clowder and Bear, a d*g himself, is sending
woofs, tail-wags and advice, since he has had the same problems
himself.

--
Will in New Haven

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Old April 7th 09, 05:51 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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There are many and various treatments and I hope they aren't going to be
fearfully expensive. Her eyes are bright and she's still got that stupid
doggy grin, so I don't think its time yet. Still, a few purrs, prayers wags
and whatever wouldn't go astray at this point. May it be easily dealt with,
whatever they find.

Yowie


Many purrs en-route.

Cara has osteoarthritis and hip dysplasia - something common to
collies, and she takes Metacam (NSAID) and Seraquin (Dog Glucosamine)
and whilst she doesn't bounce around like the puppy she's not, it
certainly helps. It's also not astronomically expensive and the
Seraquin can be replaced by Human Glucosamine from a normal pharmacy.

Helen M
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Old April 7th 09, 06:14 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Christina Websell
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Default Fluff going for X-rays


"Marina" wrote in message
...
Yowie wrote:
gentle snip

The likely suspect is arthritis, especially since its getting cooler
around these parts and she's a senior doggy that refuses to use her
kennel and therefore sleeps on the ground, silly dog (the kennel is
unchanged, AFAICT). There are many and various treatments and I hope they
aren't going to be fearfully expensive. Her eyes are bright and she's
still got that stupid doggy grin, so I don't think its time yet. Still, a
few purrs, prayers wags and whatever wouldn't go astray at this point.
May it be easily dealt with, whatever they find.


The Mir'a'Cal kitties are sending their bestest purrs for Fluffy.

Piggy-backing here as I wanted to use your snip, Marina ;-)

There is a drug that is so effective against bone pain in horses that they
can be ridden and even raced when they are lame because they suddenly
aren't. I'm not in favour of using it for that purpose but it is equally
effective in dogs. We kept our elderly German Shepherd out of pain on it
when his hips were on the way out for a couple of years.
It is colloquially known as "Bute" which is an abbreviation of its proper
name (I can't remember what that is, but your vet will know.) OTOH there
may be better painkillers on the market now for Fluffy, this was quite a few
years ago.
I'll tell you all one day about Rebel, rejected as a police dog when he tore
out the thigh muscle of the man he was arresting. Why? Because the man
attacked him with the baseball bat he was about to use for a bank robbery.
And of course, it hurt the dog, who was brave and would not back off, so he
hurt him back..
It seemed a shame he got a dishonourable discharge from the police force for
that. Apparently it's fairly ok for a police dog to bite if they meet a lot
of resistance but not to carry it quite so far as Reb did.
Myself I think the bloke deserved it. He kicked the dog in the stomach and
hit him over the head with the baseball bat. A lesser dog would have backed
off I suppose but why do we need lesser dogs in the police force? We don't.
We need dogs like him so that criminals will realise that when the police
say "stop, or I'll send the dog" if they don't stop and then resist the dog
with violence there is a chance they'll get really hurt.
Perhaps ripping out the thigh muscle was a tad excessive though. I suppose
the police were afraid of being sued if he did it again.
Poor boy lost his career through that.

If anyone is interested why and how we came to get Rebel, how it was
difficult to get him over his racism (yes really), why he hated women at
first, please just ask.

Tweed






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Old April 7th 09, 06:28 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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There is a drug that is so effective against bone pain in horses that they
can be ridden and even raced when they are lame because they suddenly
aren't. *I'm not in favour of using it for that purpose but it is equally
effective in dogs. *

Tweed


Phenylbutazone is what you're thinking of Tweed. It's very effective
stuff, but banned for use in competition horses who are competing. I
have a retired elderly mare on it who is arthritic and chronically
lame and she bounces around like a youngster. When you take her off it
she can barely walk.

Helen M
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Old April 7th 09, 07:22 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Joy
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Default Fluff going for X-rays

"Yowie" wrote in message
...
The Fluffster has started limping and seems unwilling to bear much weight
on her left hind paw. I couldn't find anything wrong, so off we went on a
lovely car ride so she could meet some more really friendly happy people
at her favourite place, the vet (she is *so* not a cat!).

They couldn't find much wrong either, except that she has somewhat reduced
movement in her hips (its not bad though). She's going under tomorrow so
they can take x-rays. She's currently pleading with her big doggy eyes to
have her 10pm dinner, having entirely forgotten she had it at 7pm instead
do she'll have a empty stomach for the anaesthetic.

The likely suspect is arthritis, especially since its getting cooler
around these parts and she's a senior doggy that refuses to use her kennel
and therefore sleeps on the ground, silly dog (the kennel is unchanged,
AFAICT). There are many and various treatments and I hope they aren't
going to be fearfully expensive. Her eyes are bright and she's still got
that stupid doggy grin, so I don't think its time yet. Still, a few purrs,
prayers wags and whatever wouldn't go astray at this point. May it be
easily dealt with, whatever they find.

Yowie


Purrs for Fluffy, and for you. I remember that I thought she was a love
when I met her. How old is she?


--

Joy

No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of
masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch. - Leo Dworken


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Old April 7th 09, 07:25 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Christina Websell
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wrote in message
...

There is a drug that is so effective against bone pain in horses that they
can be ridden and even raced when they are lame because they suddenly
aren't. I'm not in favour of using it for that purpose but it is equally
effective in dogs.


Phenylbutazone is what you're thinking of Tweed.
___
Yes, that's the stuff

------------
It's very effective
stuff, but banned for use in competition horses who are competing
_____

Good.


---

.. I
have a retired elderly mare on it who is arthritic and chronically
lame and she bounces around like a youngster. When you take her off it
she can barely walk.
--------
It is a very good drug for arthritis in horses. As I said, it can be
equally good for dogs.

Tweed






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Old April 7th 09, 08:23 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Will in New Haven
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On Apr 7, 1:14*pm, "Christina Websell"
wrote:
"Marina" wrote in message

... Yowie wrote:
gentle snip


The likely suspect is arthritis, especially since its getting cooler
around these parts and she's a senior doggy that refuses to use her
kennel and therefore sleeps on the ground, silly dog (the kennel is
unchanged, AFAICT). There are many and various treatments and I hope they
aren't going to be fearfully expensive. Her eyes are bright and she's
still got that stupid doggy grin, so I don't think its time yet. Still, a
few purrs, prayers wags and whatever wouldn't go astray at this point.
May it be easily dealt with, whatever they find.


The Mir'a'Cal kitties are sending their bestest purrs for Fluffy.


Piggy-backing here as I wanted to use your snip, Marina ;-)

There is a drug that is so effective against bone pain in horses that they
can be ridden and even raced when they are lame because they suddenly
aren't. *I'm not in favour of using it for that purpose but it is equally
effective in dogs. *We kept our elderly German Shepherd out of pain on it
when his hips were on the way out for a couple of years.
It is colloquially known as "Bute" which is an abbreviation of its proper
name (I can't remember what that is, but your vet will know.) * OTOH there
may be better painkillers on the market now for Fluffy, this was quite a few
years ago.
I'll tell you all one day about Rebel, rejected as a police dog when he tore
out the thigh muscle of the man he was arresting. * Why? *Because the man
attacked him with the baseball bat he was about to use for a bank robbery..
And of course, it hurt the dog, who was brave and would not back off, so he
hurt him back..
It seemed a shame he got a dishonourable discharge from the police force for
that. *Apparently it's fairly ok for a police dog to bite if they meet a lot
of resistance but not to carry it quite so far as Reb did.
Myself I think the bloke deserved it. *He kicked the dog in the stomach and
hit him over the head with the baseball bat. *A lesser dog would have backed
off I suppose but why do we need lesser dogs in the police force? *We don't.
We need dogs like him so that criminals will realise that when the police
say "stop, or I'll send the dog" if they don't stop and then resist the dog
with violence there is a chance they'll get really hurt.
Perhaps ripping out the thigh muscle was a tad excessive though. *I suppose
the police were afraid of being sued if he did it again.
Poor boy lost his career through that.

If anyone is interested why and how we came to get Rebel, how it was
difficult to get him over his racism (yes really), why he hated women at
first, please just ask.


Those last two sound like better reasons to get him off the force than
biting that miscreant so hard. Racism is a common problem in police
dogs over here and we know whose fault it is don't we? Hint: it isn't
the DOGS' fault.

My friend got an Airedale that was given to a local police department
but they offered her to Bruce because a: don't take puppies and train
them; they take grown dogs that are harder to train b: don't think
Airedales are "enough dog."

If an Airedale isn't enough dog, send a couple of men with guns.

--
Will in New Haven
 




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