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Holistic Vet

December 4th 2013 7:45 pm
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Mom made an appointment for me on Friday to go back to my acupuncture vet, cause she does holistic medicine also. Two of our Dogster pals said they used holistic medicine and did really well on it. So, fingers and paws crossed that it will work for me too.

OK, remember the noise I was making when I breathe that mom was so worried about? She hauled me into the vet--yet again--on Monday so the vet could listen. Mom told her she felt my breathing was labored. The vet said what she sees is a "prednisone dog". A dog who's taking lots of prednisone and the affects it has on the body. She said that it weakens the muscles (Which Flicka's mom told us it would) and the diaphragm is a muscle, so its a little harder for me to breathe. Its also why I now have a pot belly (weak stomach muscles). That just gave mom such peace of mind to know she's not making me suffer. (I could have told her that she wasn't!) BOL She's also glad that I am SOO good about taking my pills. She gives me can dog food, puts the pills in it and then feeds it to me with a spoon or fork. There's LOTS of pills I'm taking, various times throughout the day, so it makes it so much easier for all involved. ;)

I will let y'all know what the holistic vet says on Friday. Fingers and paws crossed that it works just as good on me as it did on our pals.


Barked by: Scooter (Psst on the left) (Dogster Member)

December 4th 2013 at 9:42 pm

All digits crossed here for you Doo. We know dogs that go to holistic and naturalistic remedies and they work.

Pawsitive thoughts!!
Barked by: Flicka ~ CGC (Dogster Member)

December 4th 2013 at 11:19 pm

Its great to go see this vet....

Will be thinking of you !

Barked by: ✨ Finley ✨ (Dogster Member)

December 5th 2013 at 12:29 am

Lotsa prayers on the way, Doo......
Barked by: ✨ Whitley ✨ (Dogster Member)

December 5th 2013 at 1:34 am

Sending you lotsa POTP and prayers.
Barked by: Angel Petey- In Loving Memory (Dogster Member)

December 5th 2013 at 2:55 am

so glad they know what the breathing is from, Im sure the vet will make you much better
Barked by: ♥Sophie Claire CGC (Dogster Member)

December 5th 2013 at 5:22 am

We are saying our prayers for you Miss Doo and please let us know the the holistic vet says. We love you!!!!!!
Barked by: Abby - Forever Loved (Dogster Member)

December 5th 2013 at 5:32 am

Sending lots of positive thoughts your way, Doo!
Barked by: Wendy G

December 5th 2013 at 5:45 am

I r finkin' 'bout yu, Doo, an' sendin' all kindza wuff an' gud thots tu yu an' yur Mom an' Austin, tu
Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

December 5th 2013 at 7:29 am

I sure hope this holistic vet will help you feel a lot better.
Sending love, hugs and pawyers.
Barked by: Hanna Belle (Dogster Member)

December 5th 2013 at 7:52 am

Doo, we are sending prayers and hugs that you feel better!

Barked by: ♒ ZANE♒ (Dogster Member)

December 5th 2013 at 8:15 am

We are keeping our paws crossed and praying real hard for you, Sweet Doo!

Barked by: Wyoming 6/21/99-3/6/11 (Dogster Member)

December 5th 2013 at 12:24 pm

Good luck Friday at the holistic vet. We are crossing paws and fingers for you dear friend. Be sure your Mom lets us know how the vet visit goes.
Barked by: Milton (Dogster Member)

December 5th 2013 at 1:14 pm

I hope the holistic vet can help you again Doo. You are in our thoughts and prayers!
Barked by: Lacey, my bright light angel (Dogster Member)

December 5th 2013 at 3:34 pm

Paws crossed! Me and mom are sending you lots of love and PoP ~~
Barked by: Doo - My Sweet Angel (Dogster Member)

December 5th 2013 at 6:33 pm

Thanks so much everybody! Mom's been reading lots of articles about how good holistic medicine is in shrinking tumors. YAY! So excited. Maybe I'll be able to stop a lot of the meds I'm taking!!
Barked by: Binx, Service Dog -In Memory (Dogster Member)

December 6th 2013 at 3:40 pm

Hi Doo, glad you are doing ok. I've been having the same breathing as you the last couple weeks. We think it's from all the chemo since I've been done with Prednisone for awhile now. I had my last chemo today, feeling a little yucky, but doing really good. You can do this and you will be ok, too!!!


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