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Sadly we say good bye to Dogster, friends and family

July 6th 2016 4:51 pm
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Yes sadly we have to say good bye to friend, family and dogster. what a shame that it has come to the end, what a wonderful supportive and fun place for us to be all of these years.

We wanted our friends to know we are on United dogs, it isn't the same as dogster but it is close, they have diaries and yes you can comment on the diaries. You can put pictures on the site, decorate some, you can get pictures and things from on line, they have gifts a lot more, you get points the more you are there and the more you do, so you don't have buy gifts as long as you are there and do things to earn the points.
They also have clubs you can join, even start a club if you like.

Hope you will give it a try as I know a lot of us are not on FB and don't want to go there if we don't have to. We sure would like to see you all there, we can make it fun and a happy place like dogster/catster used to be.

I know we haven't been around, I have been very sick for the last year and I still am, but I am hanging in there. I used to weigh around 9 lbs, now I weigh 5 if that. Mom has to hand feed me and hold me so I can keep my food down.

We wish you all the best , it has been a blast and so fun these 9 years. Now we all must move on because this door is about to close on us and we have another door to open on United Dogs/Cats.

We send you all hugs, love and know that we will miss you all
Mia, Mil and Mom Peggy


The biopsy results

February 12th 2016 10:16 am
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We finally got the biopsy results first thing this morning.

Mia has been diagnosed with INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE.

That is good & bad news, we were preparing ourselves that she has cancer because of her rapid weight lose, we are happy she does not. Just so happy we won't be loosing her aNY tI'm soon.

Bad part is now she will be on a special diet and lots of medication for the rest of her life

Now we have to go get her medication & food. Vet said it will take time and she should gain weight.

I thank you all for your love and support for me & mia during all of this. I will update you on how she is doing.

All I have read this morning it should be a few weeks for us to see how she is will be a process of elimination.
Hugs to you all
Mia's mom


Last night & this morning

February 10th 2016 9:06 am
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Last night was very hard on mia, she is still recovering from the affects of yesterday, they gave her fluids so she was peeing more & had soft poop which meant a lot of accidents. Lots of cleaning & washing.

She was coughing from the tube in her throat & breathing was stange sounding, she did eat but not much, she is very weak now I know she lost weight again from not eating. She finally settled down around 11:30. I got up all night to check on her, she sleep thru the night.

This morning she is a little better, she ate, but a lot came back up. I put her in her corral we have for her and her food came back up, she peeped & pooped again. I noticed when I pick her she is limp & weak, also her feet & the pads are cold. Not sure why that is happening,I am afraid for her and just not sure she can pull through this.

Thank you Norman for the advice on B 12 shots, I will check with our vet.

I am dreading that once again we will have to make the decision to let my precious Mia go. Too soon after loosing Zeke. We are taking one day at a time now.

Mia's very sad mom


Mia did great but...

February 9th 2016 1:23 pm
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Yes Mia did great today, 10 mins. after the procedure she was awake and up.
They did a stomach altersound, nothing stood out, so they did endoscopy checking everything.

They found that the lining of her stomach & small intestines look bad, they took biopsies and we should hear in a day or two the results.
Since the last time we took her in she has lost more weight, she's down to 5lbs 4ozs., she used to weigh 9lbs...

So we wait, as long as she eats & acts ok she will be with us, if it is cancer when she gets too weak or stops eating we will let her go.

We are praying it isn't cancer, that we all can help her gain weight.

After we hear the results of the biopsies I will let you know.

Mia needs your prayers.


Tomorrow I will be having the scope done

February 8th 2016 7:26 pm
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I will be at the vet most of the day, they will be doing the scope down my throat into my tummy & intestines, take biopsy to see what is going on with me. I have lost so much weight even though I am always eating, I act like I am starving.
Mommy is so afraid of me being knocked out after the last time when I had trouble and ended at the vet ER.

It has to be done so we can finally find out what is wrong with me good or bad.
Mommie is praying I will be ok, she will be stressed all day until she can bring me home.

We know most of our friends are not here, but we hope you will keep me in your thoughts & prayers. Mom will let you know once she knows anything.


I am still having health issues

January 28th 2016 3:28 pm
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Hello friends, it has been a while since we wrote an update on me.

Yes I am still have health issues, I have lost a lot of weight, 2 lbs. in a month, I am always hungry, still regurgitating my food which makes it hard for me to keep food down without eating small meals all day and having Mom hold me up afterwards to help keep my food down. I just can't seem to get enough to eat.

I am very thin, all my bones are sticking out, but I am acting like myself. My vet took blood, she sent it out to Texas A & M to have them do test to find out if I am digesting my food and absorbing nutrients or not. It came back I am folate deficient, I am not absorbing my food which means my small intestines are having trouble working.

I am on medication now, Mom and Dad stopped at a holistic pet store, they got me mega daily supplement, herbal medication and a couple of liquid herbs too. Mom is ordering digestive enzymes to help me too.

It has been very frustrating for Mom and Dad, taking to the vet trying to figure out what is going on. Mom has been reading all her natural remedy books trying to figure out what is going on with me....finally today she found information about chronic digestive disorder and it fits me and what I am going through. She will call my vet to ask her what she thinks but in the meantime Mom has order digestive enzyme for me, she is going to give to us all.

Otherwise I am doing ok, just been hard on me and my Mom. My cat brother Kody had to have emergency surgery in December because he gets blocked and can't pee. He is doing better now.

Mom has been dealing with a lot with all of us furry babies, but now she thinks she has found something that will help me get better and hopefully put on some weight.

Will give an update when we can, Mom is busy with all of us and doesn't always feel like getting on her computer for us...

Well that is it for now from me, we hope you are all doing well, sending our love and lots of hugs



My cat brofur is an angel

November 22nd 2015 2:46 pm
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We are so sad our Zeke had to make his journey to the rainbow bridge November 5th. He was very sick with kidney failure. He spent 9 days at our vet getting IV fluids hoping it would bring his numbers down. They came down enough that he got to come home. He was getting 200ml of fluids everyday, but when they checked his blood this time his numbers went up. He was thin, weak, stopped eating. Mom made the dreaded decision to let him go. He was mom's boy, her lap kitty, been very very hard on mom, she is grieving.

This year has been hard on our family, with 4 of us sick, many vet visits, me almost dying and at the ER, Zeke at vet 9 days, sadly losing Kandi and Zeke less than 6 months apart. Mom thinks we are all cursed for what ever reason, it just doesn't stop. Now Xena isn't feeling well she goes to vet tomorrow. We are all praying she will feel better and not have to go to ER.

I am doing so so, mom says I have to go to vet too, getting lots of mucus in my throat again hard for me to eat and swallow. She hopes I can get in this week.
Well that all from here. Sorry we are not around too much going on health wise with some of us.



October 1st 2015 9:39 am
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Well it has been a trying time for me and of course mom & dad. Not only are they having to watch over me, take care of me and fix special food for me actually mom does they have been dealing with Xena and Zeke my cat sisfur & brofur.

Mom keeps saying she should have studied to be a vet tech, she feels like all she does since she retired is take care of sick furry babies.
So I was doing ok mostly, mom & dad have to always watch over me when I eat and after to make sure I can get my food down not have it cone back up. Some days I do really good, some days not so much, then I don't eat much.
Last month Zeke was not doing well, he's lost a lot of weight. Found out he has chronic renal failure too just like Xena, so mom has 2 kitties getting fluids now.

Zeke is still not eating much or feeling well. Mom thought it might be his toofies Zeke went to our new vet 40 mins away, vet checked him and took blood, Zeke's kidney numbers went way up. So now mom and dad have to give him fluids everyday for 2 weeks, he goes back to vet for another blood check. Mom is so worried about Zeke, Xena is doing good now that she is taking her thyroid pill 2 times a day and got her phosphorous number done. She even weighs more than Zeke and to think she will be 18 soon. WOW way to go Xena.

Yesterday right after mom & dad got home from grocery shopping dad let me out and something happened. I started the coughing and choking, trying to get mucus out. My tongue was blue as I was having a hard time breathing, both mom & dad were trying to get the mucus away from my mouth so I wouldb't lick it back into my mouth. Lots came out, took me over an hour to finally not choke and able to breathe good again. Mom really thought I was going to die right in front of her. Dad said he wouldn't take me to my old vet because of what they did with medicating me. I wasn't feeling well last night, didn't eat my dinner even if mom was trying to hand feed me. I just want to sleep, I slept most of the night, mom kept checking on me. She also checks on Zeke, she feeds Xena & Zeke during the night. Mom made me scrambled eggs this morning ate a little and some of it came right back up. So mom tried holding me up and hand fed mr, she knows I am hungry. I kept it down.

Poor mom she doesn't sleep through the night because of us 3 sick babies, she is always worrying, has the feeling of dread, the not knowing what is next with one of us. She feels tried all the time and is depressed. Just so much bad has happened since we moved, can we ever get a break!

So if we are not around much you all know why, mom tries to stop by when she can or is feeling ok. Mom goes to dr. next week she hopes they can help her feel better, after all she can't keep feeling this way and neithor should we.

We all could use some prayers.....

Hugs to you all, happy Fall
Mia and family


Still doing ok, getting a new vet

August 28th 2015 4:56 pm
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So far so good, I am doing pretty good with eating, we have a routine now, dad is helping too he holds me in my doggie carrier/pouch after i eat.

My vet admitted that what she gave me caused my passing out. My mom & dad decided to make the appt. for internal medicine to get the scope down my throat/tummy well Mom almost choked when they told her how much, way over $2000 almost $3,000.

Mom and dad said no, since they lost trust in my vet mom started looking on line again to find another vet, well she found one that does regular medicine & alternative lIke we had in San Diego. They are 43 mins. away but they feel this is for the best. They use better quility anesthesia, they are not as expensive and they even have someone come in to do things like the scope I need for a lot less.
I go Monday, we will let you know how it goes, mom hopes I can see the holistic vet to give mom ideas on how to help me. She will be taking Zeke & Xena there eventually too. Kody & Tu if all goes well will go as well. Mom is sad we have to change vets but when the trust has been lost it will always be hard to trust them completely. They are all nice mom knows they do care but.... she has to think of us & how much things cost.
So wish me luck!!!

Have a great weekend


August 26th update

August 26th 2015 3:51 pm
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BOL! I have to say all my friends praying for me has helped me so much. I am feeling better. I finally ate on my own for the first time since I got sick last night. Made Mom so happy, well of course she doesn't have to hand feed me.

I ate breakfast this morning on my own and again mid day. Vet wants Mom to feed me more times, just smaller meals. Mom or Dad has to watch me eat to make sure I don't throw up or cough up my food. After I eat I have to go into my doggies pouch, I do have to say I am loving my pouch....I have to stay upright for about 15 mins. so Dad is helping Mom with that if she does it every time she is hurting her neck and shoulders.

So today I ate mostly can chicken, some of my FreshPet chicken all of it cut into very small pieces, then this afternoon I ate a little of the wellness casserole pieces cut up.

Now that Mom knows I am doing better and our kitty Zeke is doing better too, he now has Chronic Renal Failure just like Xena, she will make my appt. to see the internal medicine dr. again.

Me and my Mom want to thank you all for being here for us, there is no place like it, you all have helped me feel better.

Mia and Mom

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