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GreatGrey wrote: Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:18 pm A Dillon update.

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Anyway, it took a week to shake off the ChemoHead, and she's like her old self today.
So glad to hear that, she looks so much like my Lucky (over the Rainbow Bridge in 2004) that it tugs at my heart to see that familiar look in her eyes ... I know that look, especially the 1st pic. :lol:
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GG, we are grateful for doctors who take a further look. :lovestruck:

Floyd is teething.
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All the best to you both! :bighug:
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DFHs United Against Cancer! :thumbs: :lovestruck:
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I need happy dog stories. (Very upset horrified about Trump's full takeover of DOJ.)

Dolly didn’t win at Westminster, but her owner doesn’t care. She helped him beat cancer.
Dolly, for example, could tell Sean was sick before he recognized his symptoms, the Sullivans say.
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In telling Dolly’s story, Sean Sullivan said he hopes people will look beyond her beauty. Even though the 6-foot-7 man towers over his pet, he can’t help but smile softly when talking about the dog he views as the secret weapon that helped him beat cancer. Sullivan has been in remission for five months.
Also in the article - Dachshund! 26 best in show titles!
Burns took on a new role less than four months after his retirement: therapy dog.

For Burns, who lives in Sulphur, La., long trips to performance venues gave way to visits to hospitals and nursing homes. Stadiums packed with thousands are now libraries filled with dozens of children eager to read to him. And rather than trotting laps around a ring to win over a judge, Burns’s only job now is to provide comfort to the young, elderly and sick, according to Kim Vidrine, the dog’s owner.
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After a year in space, Christina Koch reunites with her dog.

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So Ted is several weeks into his salmon flavored CBD. He seemed a bit uncomfortable in the mornings after reducing his NSAID meds, so it's back up to 1/2 dose from 1/4 for now. But his happiness has increased. Also, he now tries to jump in to the car without my assistance. It's a bit of a struggle, but he does it with pride. Hops out with no problems. And at home, he's very happy, eating normally, demanding hugs and being goofy.

He's returned to doggie daycare, which he loves, one day each week. Trip to Big Dog Park every Sunday. The most amazing thing is that he approaches the men at the park for pats and scritches. He's a rescue dog who was very hesitant/scared with men, getting between me and them, pushing me back while snarling at them. But today he happily went up to the guys. That was huge! He's so happy now.

When I chatted with the other peeps at the park, several with older critters told me they have been using CBD for pet care with the same results.

Sorry if I rant about this, but seeing my sweet dog, with such a tragic history, so happy and pain free is a wonderful thing.
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:bighug: I understand completely.
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So happy to hear this, Lani. It's hard to watch our beloved pets suffer. When they improve it's such a relief. :bighug:
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:bunny: :happyfamily: :grouphug:

Hooray for Lani and feeling better doggie!!!!
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Yay Lani and Ted!

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When you don't want a bath, but you're a 100lb Malamute
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Whisky Knows Her Toys
A Border collie in Norway learned the names and categories of her many, many toys, just by playing a game with her owners.

By James Gorman
Feb. 20, 2020

There’s something about a really smart dog that makes it seem as if there might be hope for the world. China is in the midst of a frightening disease outbreak and nobody knows how far it will spread. The warming of the planet shows no signs of stopping; it reached a record 70 degrees in Antarctica last week. Not to mention international tensions and domestic politics.

But there’s a dog in Norway that knows not only the names of her toys, but also the names of different categories of toys, and she learned all this just by hanging out with her owners and playing her favorite game. So who knows what other good things could be possible?

Right?

This dog’s name is Whisky. She is a Border collie that lives with her owners and almost 100 toys, so it seems like things are going pretty well for her. Even though I don’t have that many toys myself, I’m happy for her. You can’t be jealous of a dog. Or at least you shouldn’t be.

Whisky’s toys have names. Most are dog-appropriate like “the colorful rope” or “the small Frisbee.” However, her owner, Helge O. Svela said on Thursday that since the research was done, her toys have grown in number from 59 to 91, and he has had to give some toys “people” names, like Daisy or Wenger. “That’s for the plushy toys that resemble animals like ducks or elephants (because the names Duck and Elephant were already taken),” he said. During the research, Whisky proved in tests that she knew the names for at least 54 of her 59 toys.



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Border collies are the "Rainman" of dogs.

They need something To focus on and when they find it, they become very good at it.
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Plus, the dog understands Norwegian! I certainly can’t.
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Alpha dog gets best view

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I saw an article that a dog in Hong Kong tested positive for Covid 19.

Is it just me, or are a lot of older dogs getting sick lately?
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It wasn't clear if the dog had the virus on his paws (or something similar) or had the virus in his system. I haven't hear anything else about it.
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Foggy wrote: Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:45 pm Oh yikes, GG. You've had more than your share of losing lovable goggies. I'm sorry to hear about this one, too.
Its never something to be sorry about, every one of these friends has given me something positive. Grateful for them all.

Now the Dillon update as we begin our 7th week. Yep, she was supposed to be gone in 3 weeks, but... well...

She's had 3 chemo doses. Every time she get's an ultrasound and x-ray to see how things are going. Its all been good so far, on Wednesday during our last visit I told Dr Brad that "she's the one, she's gonna break the recovery curve".

My friend Dennis asked about her yesterday, its easier if I just quote what I wrote him.
Dillon is the bright spot in my life now. She’s just completed week 6 of her new life, the one that was supposed to last just 3 weeks. She’s doing so much better than anyone expected.

Her pill taking has turned into a fun event. When this started it was hell to get meds into her. I finally got one of those pill shooter things that you stick down the throat and the two of us have figured out a method that works. Now she hears me getting her pills and she runs to her bed waiting, little tail wagging like all heck. She gets a treat too, so that’s why she gets excited about meds now.

Had her at the oncologist Wednesday for a checkup and chemo. Her blood numbers were all good, there was no fluid around her heart, it looked textbook perfect. And her lungs, fucking amazing. We saw reduction in size of the tumors/nodules after her first chemo, and this checkup many were just gone and the ones remaining were tiny tiny.

The look on the vet’s face was priceless, he’s stunned at how good she’s doing, almost giddy. I didn’t ask, but I get the genuine feeling he’s never seen such good progress, and it’s way beyond what he expected.

She’s doing so good that now there is some question about the original diagnosis. So more specialists are gonna get involved. A cardiologist is gonna have a good look at her heart to see if that tumor is still there, and some fancy schmaltzy radiologist is looking over the x-rays.
Well, 25 minutes after I hit the send button on that message the oncologist called. 8:30 pm on a Friday night. As soon as I heard his voice I knew we had good news, he had just spoken with the radiologist.

The radiologist had reviewed Dillon's films. She looked at the first one from our regular vet, and said widespread metatastic cancer evident.

Then she looked at the most recent, and now found no evidence of metastatic disease.

Dr Brad is beside himself, he's been practicing for 30 years or more, and this is his FIRST ever dog that has gone into "radiological remission", the cancer can't be detected thru x-rays. I told him she was the one.

So we've got 2 more rounds of chemo to do, then move into long term maintenance. Uncharted territory for all of us, but it's a happy bunch of folks headed there.
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:happydance: :bunny: :happyfamily:

That is SUCH great news!
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In honor of Dillon...

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:-D :lovestruck: :thumbs: :fiesta: :banana: :cheer1: :bar:

Wonderful news!
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GG, that’s fantastic news!! Holy cow, I’ve never heard of remission like that!!

:happyfamily: :girlbutt:


Our baby pug Floyd is now about 4.5 months. He’s just coming out of the Sir Bitesalot stage. My hands and arms are healing up nicely, thank you. Today is the first day he hasn’t attacked an innocent kitty just sitting around minding its own business. He and Arthur, who outweighs him by considerable and will tolerate him until he gets too rough then SMASH him with his giant paws, played paw fight on the bed. No one got too riled up. Sigh, the baby’s growing up.

AND NOT A MINUTE TOO SOON. Pug puppies are so fast, so aggressive and sooooo stubborn! We had a plan, we all agreed to the manner in which we’d train him, in our blue sky minds. We were going to be gentle but firm. Floyd had other ideas. He proved fairly impervious to our corrections, and I soon ran out of patience. Once I discovered that he really hated being yelled at and would match my anger with his own little outburst (it sounded like he was saying no back to me :lol:) it changed everything.

Poor Maybenaut came on the cusp of the change in behavior. I was apppalled. She has nipped heels, ripped pants, unzipped Velcro straps, and tiny lick marks all over her chin. Just before she came to visit he had the last of his puppy jabs and is now allowed to go out into the wider world. That helped bunches. He loves walks, loves the ducks at the lake, and the kitty who stalks the ducks. And he comes home completely worn out. :blink:

We have a new vet. I like her. I feed the pup Orijen kibble, a grain-free Canadian brand. She likes the whole food concept (bones, marrow, sinew, all ground up) but said to research grain free diets for dogs, so I will. Have you?

Does anyone else feed Orijen? They don’t have canned food but discs of freeze-dried stuff you mix with water. We just added that a few days ago. Floyd dances over to his food dish at feeding time. It stopped his obsession with the cats’ food too.
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So glad to hear your news GG. Our fur babies seem to be everything these days. My Evie had an upset stomach yesterday and I worried about her all day. :bighug:
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