How hard are German Shepherd heads? We collided. As in she ran back with a ball, and I bent to pick it up, as my son threw her other ball, and she whipped around full force into my head – Yes, I now look like a racoon, with a huge egg on my forehead – but I’m ok. I’m worried about her, as you can’t see bruises on furry family members.. She’s walking eating – and yes, talking fine, eyes are equal and reactive, maybe more cuddly than usual, I kinda put that down to she knows I feel bad.. but, any advice appreciated.
Allergies! – Our vet said to just give her Benadryl, but that seems to be a bit crazy, as she would need it a few times a day. She wakes with icky eyes, and sniffles, which comes and goes thru the day. Benadryl sort of works, but as I said, its a lot, and I hate having a drugged dog. altho.. (kidding!) This is my baby landshark, 5 months – I should have said that first..
Thank You for the help and advice when we were lost.
Phoenix, my beloved GSD lost an intense short battle on 2/13/18. She was adorable and loving to the end, even giving my son a kiss.
They think because she went so fast – cancer, but the fact that she went blind after one dose of Gabapentin, has me questioning…
Again, thank you for all your help.
Hi, me again.
I need honest straight up answers, no tip toeing around. Sorry in advance, no disrespect meant Dr Krista.
My GSD Phoenix is 8, she’s been in and out the vets since August with various things.
Thursday night/Friday she got very snuffly, and was sneezing. I insisted her origonal vet see her friday (the one she first saw when we rescued her)
We were scared when we took her in, she sounded so bad. Upon examination tho, her lungs were clear, and altho her temp was 103, its always been 103.. so that’s not an issue.
However, her lymph nodes are extremely swollen, and she has an open sore on her mouth. She is eating and drinking fine.
So an aspiration of her lymph node was inconclusive. We were told it could be an autoimmune thing, a tick/flea thing, or, lymphoma.
She’s now on Doxycycline to see if that helps – in a week I’ve to call and talk to the vet. and give her an update.
Unfortunately they had a serious emergency with a yorkie at the same time, and I couldn’t pick her brains like I wanted to.
Autoimmune, what am I looking at? Ballpark? how long till shes feeling like a big bad lapdog again? (right now, shes just a lapdog)
Systemic infection from a flea or tick (thats what killed my sons g/f cat at thanksgiving) – same, what am I looking at?
and lastly, Lymphoma – timeframe? having just survived tongue cancer, I cant imagine giving chemo to a defenceless animal for minimal gain and severe decrease of quality of life. That I feel would be selfish as I’d be doing it for us, not for her. We cant imagine life without her. So, I really, really need straight up answers. As I told my Drs – “I need the honest bare truth, then I can face it, if you don’t give it to me, I’ll get blindsided by something I didn’t expect or know was coming”.
Thanks in advance – Sue
Need advice – my poor GSD has been thru the ringer these past few months.
First vestibular, then fleas! – then what looked like dog flu, runny eyes, warm, runny nose… skin infection.. discharge from eyes (like she’s crying) and now sores under both eyes, being washed with warm cotton ball, dried and cream applied with cortisone with anti itch stuff.
has been in Cipro prescribed by vet, for at least 25 plus days (3rd refill) 2 treatments of steroids (vet prescribed)
and NOW, horrible Ear infection/mites, its Jan 1st, Im waiting until Jan 2nd to get her in the vets, BUT is there anything I can do to make her more comfortable? There must be something?
Fleas again, or should that be “still”?
Phoenix got fleas bad back in August (I posted) she had advantix 2 top spot continuously, then advantix baths.. house was bombed, everything that can be washed has been washed.
Then we realized we were not winning, so we got a sorelto collar, and headed to our vets. As we guessed, she had a little infection going on, so she got steroids and antibiotics, and a nice dose of bravecto.
So to recap, advantix top spot, bath, house bombed, sorelto, bravecto – and she’s now being bitten up badly again! How?? I don’t know what to do anymore.
In all the years I have had dogs, I have never had a flea problem.
About 6 weeks ago, Phoenix had to go to the ER in the middle of the night (whole nother story!)
Anyways, week after bring there, she started scratching.. and scratching.. she’s always got Advantixx 2 on her, so she had a skin calming bath, 2 advantix flea baths, outside has been treated, inside has been fogged, vacuumed, beds washed, . and she’s STILL scratching!
Any suggestions before she ends up hairless?