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JaLynn | 9 months ago
Boston Terrier Was Having Neck Pain. Vet Gave Muscle Relaxer, Gabapentin And Prednisone.. She Suspected IVDD. …

Boston terrier was having neck pain. Vet gave muscle relaxer, gabapentin and prednisone.. she suspected IVDD. My baby wasn’t doing that great with meds every 12 hours. So recently we went to 8 hours. He seemed to be doing a lot better. Well today, he started to walk towards me and he froze in mid step. And fell down. Rushed to vet. She said he is in a lot of pain- major spasm- not seizure. Gave him a pain shot that pretty much not him out. She said he needed surgery – only can do it in Dallas. If I couldn’t afford surgery then he needs to be put down. I’m trying to get donations for the surgery. Trying to give him a chance. He still walks on his own, poops etc. I saw videos of dogs recovering from IVDD without surgery and they were worse off than my baby. What should I do??? Any advice? I’d like to know what meds Dr. Magnifico used on Hank in her YouTube videos. Please help!

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Krista Magnifico
9 months ago

Hello,
I think I would go to another vet for a second opinion. I have lots of information on IVDD at my blog and YouTube channel. Please go to both and search “IVDD” you will get it all. Of search pawbly for IVDD and read the other questions by people in similar situations. I wouldn’t give up unless you feel it is the right things to do

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Jennifer Roberts | 2 years ago
My Boston Terrier Had A Small Bump Appear On His Nose A Few Weeks Ago…

My Boston Terrier had a small bump appear on his nose a few weeks ago. It has since tripled in size and looks red and angry. We have an appointment with the vet this week but I was wondering if others here could lend insight. Feeling like it could be a Histiocytoma. He is 3 years old. The bump doesn’t bug him at all. Thanks for any advice/ thoughts.

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

My guess would be a histiocytoma. But you should absolutely discuss this with your vet.

Sarah
2 years ago

Hi there?
It is hard to tell from a photo (sorry). The only way to know for sure is a hands on examination. I’m glad you have an appointment scheduled. Your vet can get a good close look and send it out for biopsy to be sure about any diagnosis. Good luck!!!

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Brenda Webb | 2 years ago
I Adopted A 4 Year Old Rescue Small Lab Mix About 2 Weeks Ago. She…

I adopted a 4 year old rescue small lab mix about 2 weeks ago. She is already deeply attached to me, and is starting to show some separation anxiety. Keeping her contained and safe while I’m at work has become a challenge. My Boston Terrier is content gated in the kitchen, but my rescue Duchess simply climbs over the gate. So I put her in a crate and I have attached a pic of the result (it’s sideways). She had bloodied her mouth and scraped her muzzle. The last couple of days I’ve left her loose in the house and hoped for the best. I saw evidence of her trying to push the gate through to get into the kitchen – to be with my other dog? I don’t know. Any advice is welcome.

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Sarah
2 years ago

Hi there!! Thanks for rescuing. We just rescued another GSD this week and are going through the same thing- separation anxiety. I’m using a lot of patience and I’m walking the soles of my shoes off with him? No, seriously, long walks seem to help. More so than a good romp around the yard with our other young one. So what I did yesterday that really helped, was had him romp with her for about a half hour after right before human dinner, then ate quick, then walked him (while my other two stayed home) for a good long walk-… Read more »

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2 years ago

If you’re located near Dr. M, I’d look into obedience classes near you – 4Paws has a selection of classes to consider. She might be otherwise obedient, but classes will help to make her feel more secure in her position in your home, and will help her settle now that she’s past the 2 week introduction phase. More info about training classes at 4Paws here: http://www.4pawsspaonline.com/training.html Kathy Forthman’s a good trainer.

Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello! There are lots of things I would recommend. First of all exercise is my first and constant default. 1. Start taking long walks before you leave for the day. A tired dog is always a better behaved dog. See if this helps. 2. Ask me (I’m her vet) ☺️ About solliquin. 3. Try DAP. Dog appeasing pheromone. There is a lot of great evidence to support its efficacy. 4. Try a radio or tv while you’re away. 5. Try a video monitoring device. See if watching her and intervening helps assuage her chewing. 6. Ask about a neighbor or… Read more »

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Beatrice McClain | 3 years ago
My 13 Yr Old Boston Terrier,Obadiah, Was Diagnosed With Vestibular Syndrome; Dr. Jon Gave Me…

my 13 yr old Boston Terrier,Obadiah, was diagnosed with Vestibular Syndrome; Dr. Jon gave me antibiotics and prednisone to clear up his symptoms of twisted head, stumbling, and whining. It’s been two weeks now and Obadiah is still pacing, whining at intervals-his appetite is good and his urinary/bowel habits are OK. Should I call Dr. Jon since this behavior is so erratic???? He’s pacing back and forth, running into things(he has cataracts), and I don’t have any meds to calm him down.

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello,
I usually expect that an idiopathic vestibular pup to start to resolve by 48-72 hours. It sound like your pup has been struggling with this for too long for me to presume it’s vestibular disease. Please call your vet. It’s time to look at other causes.

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Dawn Summers | 3 years ago
My 6 Month Old, 17lb Boston Terrier Was Neutered One Week Ago. He Had…

My 6 month old, 17lb Boston terrier was neutered one week ago. He had a cryptorchid and had both neutering procedures done. We brought him home and that first day he was very out of it. By the next morning he had a golf ball sized hard lump parallel to his penis. Incision was intact, no fever. Took back to vet, he was diagnosed with a seroma. He is a very active puppy. Vet said very important he remain coned, very activity restricted and she put him in carprofen, trazadone, and acepromazine. The latter drugs make him mildly calm after an hour but he’s fast and gets the zoomies and we’ve had to crate him A lot. He now has diarrhea and seems as if defecation is more labored. Ideas? Thank you

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Sarah
2 years ago

Good morning?
Sometimes medication can change bowel movements. If it isn’t listed on the Rx bottle, I would call the vet and check with them on side effects. I would personally probably call my vet anyway and have my follow up appointment pushed up to have things checked out.

Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Please call your vet immediately

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Anthony Degitz | 3 years ago
I Will Be Taking My Two Dogs From South Korea To Chicago On Monday. …

I will be taking my two dogs from South Korea to Chicago on Monday. They will be riding in the cargo area. One is a Boston Terrier, which I know can be a LITTLE dangerous, but we don’t have a choice. I have all natural chamomile tablets to help keep them calm, but I’m afraid that the altitude change and chamomile in combination could impede the breathing and make it more dangerous. Does anyone have experience or recommendations on what I can do or if the chamomile is a bad idea? Thank you so much!!

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello, I would be very worried too! I junk it might be helpful to talk to the airline and see if there are any tips they might be able to offer? I would also ask about how you can track and monitor your pet and whether a ticket for gem to rise with you is even an option? And then ask every other airline too. Lastly I would make sure your dog is microchipped and the carrier is labeled all over to state his breed and “live animal” “dog onboard”. As a side note I would also ask your vet… Read more »

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jenn white | 3 years ago
My 31/2 Year Old Boxer Daisy Lives With A 10 Year Old Boston Terrier That…

my 31/2 year old boxer Daisy lives with a 10 year old boston terrier that belongs to my mom. Daisy is spayed and she is a non agressive dog. One day last week she was feeling sick and refused to eat. My mom put dog food in front of her while she was laying down. She wouldnt eat it and the boston terrier came over and my mom fed one piece to her hoping daisy would start to eat but nope. she did this a couple times until the smaller dog stuck her nose near daisys food and Daisy lunged a her . I assumed it was because she was not feeling good. But a day later she was laying down chewing a bone and the smaller dog came over and she snapped a her again. The next day my mom was eating and both dogs sat in front of her like they always do and out of the blue Daisy snapped at the smaller dog again. I dont understand why all of a sudden she is doing this. She never used to before. We are moving soon and wanted to get another boxer but are afraid to because we are unsure if Daisy is going to continue this agression.

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2 years ago

I am assuming the terrier is also a bitch? Boxers are prone to same sex aggression. If you intend to get another dog, make sure it’s a male and is submissive. I would seriously consider an adult rescue.

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Savannah Grove | 3 years ago
Hi! My Pet Ate Some Acrylic Paint, I Googled The Exact Brand And Product And…

Hi! My pet ate some acrylic paint, I googled the exact brand and product and it is non-toxic. It was a smallish tube and she punctured it, she did not eat all of it, but she did consume a little. She is an 11-month-old Frenchton (half french bulldog and half Boston terrier). I just want to make sure that even though it says it is non-toxic and she only. ate a little, that she will be okay. I made sure to make her drink as much water as possible. She is acting normal and drinking and eating fine.

UPDATE: Good News!!! Just checked the art set out again and realized that each row of paint tubes was different, the first row was acrylic paint, the second was watercolor paint, and the third was oil paint. I re-checked the tube of paint that she ate and it was watercolor paint! I checked with poison control and they said that the amount of watercolor paint that she consumed will not harm her (other than a bit vomiting and possible diarrhea). I am so relieved.

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Allyson Reine
2 years ago

what is in the paint do you have the ingredients. Non toxic to humans can be different for animals

Sarah
2 years ago

I would play it safe, and call poison control. They can tell you exactly. Hope everything is ok!

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David Glenn | 3 years ago
I Have A 9 Year Old 18 Lb Boston Terrier Diagnosed With IVDD With Hind…

I have a 9 year old 18 lb Boston terrier diagnosed with IVDD with hind leg paralysis on sat 11/25 She is on crate rest, 1/2 tab carptofen 75 mg every 24 hours, 1/2 tab methocarbamol 500mg every 12 hours and Tramadol 50 mg every 12 hours. She has regained some movement in her hind legs but she has these heavy panting spells and body shakes. Is that from pain? Also she hasn’t pooped since sat 11/25. She is urinating, drinking water and eating. Is there anything more I can do for her?

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Julie Brader
3 years ago

Hi David, I’m so sorry to hear your dog has this condition. It’s so common and so traumatic for dog and owner. It sounds like you are doing everything you can. I would have a word with your Vet about the panting etc. It could be pain, but it sounds as if she has the right medication. It could be stress perhaps. If she hasn’t had a bowel movement you may have to manually evacuate her bowels. However they usually lose bladder function too not just bowels. Again ask advice from your Vet, including how to empty her bowels if… Read more »

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Amie Gower | 3 years ago
My Boston Terrier Is In A Lot Of Pain. His Jaw Is Swollen And He…

My Boston terrier is in a lot of pain. His jaw is swollen and he keeps tilting his head sideways. I don’t know what happened,if he was maybe kicked or bit by a spider or if it is a tooth or ear infection? I live in a small rural town and the closest 24 hour emergency vet is 2 hour drive away. What can I do to help him. Do u have any suggestions or advice you can give me?

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Julie Brader
3 years ago

Hello Amie, when does your Vet open? Is there one closer than the emergency Vet? We couldn’t begin to tell you whats happened to your dog it could be any number of things. Have you checked his ear for infection? One thing is for sure he needs a Vet urgently. You could try a hot water bottle, not too hot but warm) held against his jaw it may ease it a little. Other than that please get him to a Vet for diagnosis and the correct treatment as soon as you possibly can. Good luck.