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  1. Cost Of Teeth Scale And Polish

    It can have a lot to do with genetics. For example, my dog has an overbite and his skin tucks into his mouth, causing excess saliva like it would if you were to keep a cherry in your mouth 24/7. He's on dental kibble, has an oral cleansing gel (maxigard – a good option if you really can't get the teeth brushing happening), Greenies, bones/wings where possible (too many don't agree with his GI system) and daily teeth brushing. All these things help tremendously: he still needs a dental every 12 months, but before I did all this his teeth were bad enough to warrant one every 6 months. We're trying to push it out to at least 18. Georgea's mouth will feel so much better afterwards and you'll have a nice clean slate to start brushing: it hurts to have their teeth brushed when they're sore, so they're less accepting. You'll find some articles about how to train acceptance of brushing, the key is to take it at their pace which may be very slow! Malcolm still doesn't like the process of teeth brushing, but he gets very excited about having it done as he gets his Greenie afterwards. :) You might like to read this from the AVA: http://www.ava.com.au/sites/default/files/AVA_website/pdfs/NSW_Division/Dental%20Homecare.pdf Thanks heaps 😊
  2. Cost Of Teeth Scale And Polish

    Will definitely start brushing their teeth from now on though. 😊
  3. Cost Of Teeth Scale And Polish

    Hi, thanks for all the replies 😊 Georgea is in now having her teeth done. Just had a phone call letting me know that a couple of teeth need to be removed, so an extra charge of $100 will apply. Funny how Lily my other cav has beautiful teeth and her and Georgea have the same diet.
  4. Hi just wondering if $343 is the going amount for teeth scaling and polish? This is for a cavalier 😊
  5. The Ckcs Photo And Chat Thread

    Oh no, sounds like seizures.😞 I'm am watching Lily like a hawk now. But she is acting normal. The specialist rang back and her bloods are clear. I have the opportunity to run more bloods and if they come ack clear, then I can go along with MRI and such, but ATM I'm not going to, if there is something nasty happening in her brain, she will deteriorate as time goes on, so will take one day at a time. He has assured me that it could be a one off. Or if she has another fit in the next few weeks, we will put her on anti-seizure meds. So it is a waiting game atm. But, Lily is fine within herself and she passed all the neurological exams, bar the slight reduction of menace in her right eye. So I am more at ease. My sisters little dog has been having fits for 6 years and is not on any meds and Bonny has no side effects from all these years. So tha is comforting. Bonny is 10 years old now. Best of luck with Izzy, I pray that it is nothing too sinister. Xx
  6. Update: Lily had another small episode Monday just gone. No where near as bad though. I took Lily to the specialist today. It took two hours of testing. We had bloods taken, but they will come back later. He does not think it is Vestibular. Her right eye menace was slightly less then her left eye. Which means when he goes to tap her eyes, her normal reaction is to blink. She does so in her left, but not as much in her right, which looks like something may be happening in the left side of her brain. He has classed Lily's episodes as seizures, so now we are doing the tests to see if we can find the cause of the seizures. No medication has been prescribed as he is doing the wait and see if she has another one. So time will tell us hopefully what is going on with Miss Lily. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. The Ckcs Photo And Chat Thread

    I took Lily to the specialist today. It took two hours of testing. We had bloods taken, but they will come back later. He does not think it is Vestibular. Her right eye menace was slightly less then her left eye. Which means when he goes to tap her eyes, her normal reaction is to blink. She does so in her left, but not as much in her right, which looks like something may be happening in the left side of her brain. He has classed Lily's episodes as seizures, so now we are doing the tests to see if we can find the cause of the seizures. No medication has been prescribed as he is doing the wait and see if she has another one. So time will tell us hopefully what is going on with Miss Lily. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. The Ckcs Photo And Chat Thread

    oh Penny, that would have been so scary hope Lizzie is feeling better. It breaks your heart to see them so distressed and not know what is wrong with them.
  9. The Ckcs Photo And Chat Thread

    Well Lily had another episode today this morning she just bolted off the bed and ran into the hallway, I ran after her and she was extending her legs again, I Ran and got her Valium give it to her and bundled her up in bed. Within a minute she was fine!!! Thank God! Was so scary though. The specialist is not in till Wednesday and I am told he will ring me to get me to bring Lily in Thursday. I have been reading up on Vestibular disease in dogs, and I am quite confident that is what Lily is suffering from. There are three types. Idiopathic , which means undiagnosed and usually affects older dogs. Peripheral vestibular disease results from damage to the nerves of the inner ear that can be caused by infection, overzealous cleaning of the ears, trauma, stroke, tumors, certain drugs and other conditions. And Central vestibular disease usually has a poorer prognosis than the more common peripheral form, primarily due to the potential damage to the brain stem, which can be overall quite devastating. So I'm praying that it's just an ear infection , because Lily has bee shaking her head a fair bit. Plus it is treatable!!! Arghhh !!!! Will keep you updated Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. The Ckcs Photo And Chat Thread

    I put this in health section, but with a bit of reading found that cavvys are prone to this. vestibular something?? Will go back and have a look for the name. yesterday Lily was standing next to me one minute, then next minute she bolted into another room. I ran after her and saw that she was hyper extending her front and back right legs. I thought she must have pulled a muscle or something. I called hubby, and was going to arrange to take her to our dog muscle man, because she could hardly walk. Then I notice that she was hunched up and started fitting. Panicked we put her into the car and drove her to after hours emergency. Thinking that she must have been bitten by a snake to have gone from normal to can't walk and fitting in a matter of minutes. The staff checked her vitals, gave her Valium in a drip and she calmed down. They didn't think it was a snake bite, checked for a tick, found nothing. But what they did notice was that Lily could not stand at all! You pick her up and her head went to the side in an arc. Because she was calm though we took her home, and was going to take her to her vet first thing. Her breathing started to increase, could not stand it was heart breaking to watch her, we thought that we were going to loose her and we had no idea why. The emergency vet had no idea either and said that our vet would do more tests. All her vitals and gaging refex was normal. We stayed by her side all night, taking her outside to the toilet, but she would not go. She was as limp as anything. I was beside myself, because I did not know why this was happening!!! So as I watched her, I started to google her symptoms, what I came up with was a stroke! Sudden loss of muscles, seizures, heavy breathing. Arching neck. It said that the dog should start recovering straight away and be back to normal with in 72 hours. I was giving her electrolytes by syringe ever couple of hours to keep her hydrated. Then one time I took her to the toilet, she seemed to have a bit of strength in her front legs, not much but I could notice it. Still did not empty out. Each time I took her I noticed her getting a little bit stronger, last time I took her outside was 4:30 am and she definitely was stronger in her front legs. At 6 am hubby came out into the lounge room where we were and got down and called her, he was so happy that she was still alive and was not breathing heavy anymore. Well Lily wagged her tail and tried to get up to go to him. Encouraged by this, we took her outside and she stumbled around like a drunken sailor, but she walked!!!!!!!!! We were so happy!!! Our baby girl who we thought we were going to lose, was getting better, and she went to the toilet!!! Took her up to vet, she was baffled as to what happened, but when I suggested could it be a stroke, she said she could not discount it. But because Lily is only 3 years old, she was really baffled. Thought maybe epilepsy?? But because she didn't bounce straight back and lost the use of her limbs for so long didn't quite fit in with that. Anyway she kept Lily there today, clipped her coat ( Lily is a cavalier) checked for ticks. Nothing all vitals were normal. Now Lily is walking around 90% normal and getting better as time goes on, thank God! So has anyone ever had this happen to their dog? Was it just a once off? If Lily is not 100% within a week, or has another episode, I have to take her to a vet that specialises in neurological neAr home. This has got me so confused , and worried that it could happen again. Would love to hear others stories. So sorry for the epic novel!!! Lol Edited to add this informative link http://www.cavalierboard.com/mb3/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=24678
  11. Thank you ranga, that is a very interesting read Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. Thank goodness Lily is improving and is nearly back to 100%! yes we have decided to take her to the specialist anyway, as I need to know what happened, to try to avoid it happening again. Will keep you updated Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. yesterday Lily was standing next to me one minute, then next minute she bolted into another room. I ran after her and saw that she was hyper extending her front and back right legs. I thought she must have pulled a muscle or something. I called hubby, and was going to arrange to take her to our dog muscle man, because she could hardly walk. Then I notice that she was hunched up and started fitting. Panicked we put her into the car and drove her to after hours emergency. Thinking that she must have been bitten by a snake to have gone from normal to can't walk and fitting in a matter of minutes. The staff checked her vitals, gave her Valium in a drip and she calmed down. They didn't think it was a snake bite, checked for a tick, found nothing. But what they did notice was that Lily could not stand at all! You pick her up and her head went to the side in an arc. Because she was calm though we took her home, and was going to take her to her vet first thing. Her breathing started to increase, could not stand it was heart breaking to watch her, we thought that we were going to loose her and we had no idea why. The emergency vet had no idea either and said that our vet would do more tests. All her vitals and gaging refex was normal. We stayed by her side all night, taking her outside to the toilet, but she would not go. She was as limp as anything. I was beside myself, because I did not know why this was happening!!! So as I watched her, I started to google her symptoms, what I came up with was a stroke! Sudden loss of muscles, seizures, heavy breathing. Arching neck. It said that the dog should start recovering straight away and be back to normal with in 72 hours. I was giving her electrolytes by syringe ever couple of hours to keep her hydrated. Then one time I took her to the toilet, she seemed to have a bit of strength in her front legs, not much but I could notice it. Still did not empty out. Each time I took her I noticed her getting a little bit stronger, last time I took her outside was 4:30 am and she definitely was stronger in her front legs. At 6 am hubby came out into the lounge room where we were and got down and called her, he was so happy that she was still alive and was not breathing heavy anymore. Well Lily wagged her tail and tried to get up to go to him. Encouraged by this, we took her outside and she stumbled around like a drunken sailor, but she walked!!!!!!!!! We were so happy!!! Our baby girl who we thought we were going to lose, was getting better, and she went to the toilet!!! Took her up to vet, she was baffled as to what happened, but when I suggested could it be a stroke, she said she could not discount it. But because Lily is only 3 years old, she was really baffled. Thought maybe epilepsy?? But because she didn't bounce straight back and lost the use of her limbs for so long didn't quite fit in with that. Anyway she kept Lily there today, clipped her coat ( Lily is a cavalier) checked for ticks. Nothing all vitals were normal. Now Lily is walking around 90% normal and getting better as time goes on, thank God! So has anyone ever had this happen to their dog? Was it just a once off? If Lily is not 100% within a week, or has another episode, I have to take her to a vet that specialises in neurological neAr home. This has got me so confused , and worried that it could happen again. Would love to hear others stories. So sorry for the epic novel!!! Lol
  14. Angel.

    Oh Melissa I am so sorry for your loss. RIP Angel xx
  15. Coats

    Yes AnnieK makes gorgeous greyhound coats. http://anniescoats.webs.com/ Thank you
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