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Dog Health > How long is a vet required to keep records?
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Barked: Fri May 14, '10 8:38pm PST 
I don't know what state you are in, but here in Georgia, there is no set "standard" for what constitutes "notes" on any veterinary patient. Every doctor is different. Most vets (I've been a technician for almost 10 years) will at the very least keep track of a pets Temperature, Pulse, and Respirations (TPR) daily, and keep track of any medications the pet is receiving as well as examining the pet daily (if not more than once daily) to see how they are doing.

I agree with the other poster who suggested calling your states veterinary board. They may be your only hope in getting records. Once again, not sure on your state, but in Georgia they are required to keep records for 7 years.
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Dog Health > What made you decide to become a Veterinarian or Vet Tech?
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Barked: Tue Apr 20, '10 9:35am PST 
For me, it was kind of a "what else would I ever want to do..." kind of moment. I have always loved and had animals, and needed a job after high school. I found a position cleaning kennels and moved up from there. I have been a technician for 9 years now, and cant imagine doing anything else. I was lucky enough to be able to sit for boards in 2008 (I was grandfathered in b/c in Georgia as long as you can prove 5 years experience you can sit) and got my Registered Veterinary Technician license.

I do have dreams of someday going to vet school or becoming a groomer, but if I never accomplish either of those I will still be happy. I love what I do. (even though right now I am going CRAZY trying to find a job!!)
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Dog Health > Holy expensive insurance premiums!!!

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Barked: Thu Apr 15, '10 5:14pm PST 
We don't have insurance, yet. I have been looking at premiums for a while and will get insurance when I get a new job (and can afford it, I've been unemployed for 2 months)

The premium for Lennon (4 1/2 year old great dane WITH pre-existing wobblers disease) is only around $60 per month.

And for Dreamer (2 year old great dane who is not spayed b/c of showing) is only $45 per month.

That is with TruPanion (spelling?)
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Dog Health > POTP for Lantis..

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Barked: Mon Apr 12, '10 5:00pm PST 
Glad to see that Lantis is home and doing well!!!! Lennon's stomach was extra gurgley (if that makes sense) for a week or so after his surgery too. We did start him on Pepcid (generic name is Famotadine) immediately after his surgery and kept him on it for a few months after just to be safe. Pepcid is used fairly often in veterinary medicine and your vet should be able to give you a dosage. Lennon got 40mg once a day.

The other thing I forgot to mention to you is one thing we ALWAYS keep on hand is GAS - X. It will help in case of another suspected bloat or even if Lantis just seems extra gassy some days. Your vet can give you the dose on it as well. Lennon's dose is like 4 capsules. When we have used it we puncture the capsules and squirt the liquid down Lennon's throat.
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Dog Health > POTP for Lantis..

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Barked: Thu Apr 8, '10 8:36am PST 
I know exactly how you feel, and exactly what your going through. My Lennon went through GDV last year. If you need anything feel free to pm me with any questions you may have or if you just need a shoulder to lean on.

Here's hoping Lantis continues to improve!hughug
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Dog Health > Spay incision not fully healed 1.5 months later
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Barked: Thu Apr 1, '10 10:15am PST 
Sometimes dogs can have a reaction to the sutures used to close the surgery incision under the skin. These sutures can take MONTHS to dissolve. I would definitely have your vet check the incision and see if this is what's causing the problem.

When Lennon was neutered he had a problem with the internal sutures. He had a couple of spots that looked like they had never healed and they kept getting infected. Finally about 3 months later they went away.
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Dog Health > Disagree with vet

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Barked: Thu Mar 4, '10 8:35am PST 
No offense to your vet, but trust your instincts. You see your girl every day, and know her WAY better than your vet does.

If I would have listened to my vets 100% Lennon would not be here with me today.
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Sports & Agility > Show Dog names?

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Barked: Mon Mar 1, '10 6:38am PST 
Dreamer's Registered Name is "Shockin's Chasing the Forgotten Dream." Shockin Danes is the Kennel where I got her from and Chasing the Forgotten Dream because I have always wanted a show dog, and I never thought I would be able to have one.

Lennon's registered name is "Shockin's Please Look at Me." because when he was a puppy he was a terrible attention hog and would do almost anything just to get you to pay attention to him.
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Other Barks & Woofs > Been gone for a long time, but WE'RE BACK!!

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Barked: Tue Jan 19, '10 9:26am PST 
It has been a very very long time. Mommy has been really busy at work, and I have had a tough year too. Right after we left Dogster in 2008 I started to get sick. I got to the point that I could barely walk and Mom and Dad were really scared for me. I had TONS of x-rays done, and it was determined that I have Wobbler's Disease. Surgery was not an option for Mom and Dad so I was started on medications immediately, and did GREAT!!! Mommy was so thrilled. I was doing amazing and even gained weight. I have always been a skinny guy and never weighed over 135#, but I gained 15# and am up to 150!!!!

Then when Mommy thought everything was going great, the worst thing ever happened. I bloated!!! Mommy realized what was going on and rushed me to the vet. Mom and Dad were both crying like babies thinking they were going to lose me, but thankfully the vet was able to save me. My recovery from surgery took a little longer than expected, but once again I am doing well.

After all this I am doing great. I celebrated my 4th birthday in October and hopefully nothing else bad happens to me.

Sorry for my long story, Dreamer and Louie are both doing great. Lennon, kept me on my toes all last year. Hopefully 2010 is a better year for us. Dreamer will be back in the show ring soon, and Louie is just a happy old man (even though he did go deaf last year)

So, anyone who remembers us...How are you doing? We have missed you all...
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Great Dane > Bloat
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Barked: Tue Jun 30, '09 9:10pm PST 
wow, your friend and I are in the same boat. Lennon just bloated 3 weeks ago and we paid $3500 for his emergency surgery and tacking....
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