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Re: Aminals
« Reply #1050 on: January 15, 2020, 08:36:30 pm »

I still think Dan the Goat getting his head stuck in a poultry feeder is the funniest thing ever.



He basically asked for help with his predicament:



In the background you can see Red almost laughing out loud at him.
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« Reply #1051 on: August 31, 2020, 11:20:31 pm »

Cattle Dhog is only six years old. Last month he started losing weight and his appetite went away. Did a hospital thing and got him stable, but everything came back nope, nope, nope. So we haven't been able to get a real diagnosis.

He leveled off for a month (Vet thinks the steroids helped him) but started crashing again over the weekend. Went to the Vet this morning thinking we were going to have to put him down, but we're throwing another big dose of steroids to see if we can pull him out again. If he seems a little better tomorrow I'll make an appointment with an internist and see if we can get some traction.

Best goddam dog ever, I guess I better hope we figure it out.

[update] He followed me by the fridge this morning and gave me a look. So I offered him up some tidbits of shredded chicken and he went for it. Maybe we got some action on this.

[update update] He's been getting a cupful of chicken and rice every three or four hours. Now whenever I slow down near the fridge, he trots over, sits down and gives me the very pointed food stare.
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Re: Aminals
« Reply #1052 on: September 04, 2020, 02:51:11 am »

Shit. Hope he keeps getting better man.
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Re: Aminals
« Reply #1053 on: September 27, 2020, 07:02:22 pm »

Thanks man, he's still with us for now.

We did another round of tests and it's come down to "I don't know for sure" from the internal medicine specialist.

Could be a thyroid lesion, but it presents some aspects of that which don't fit. Could be lymphoma but not all those aspects fit.

Either way, I don't believe in surgery or chemo for pets, it's quality over quantity for us. So we're going to do a daily steroid because it seems to help and monitor his ionized calcium and ride this out as far as we can.

Yesterday I cooked up one of the shit-headed roosters and went and sat on the back porch with him and fed all the meat and skin to him. He liked that a lot.
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Re: Aminals
« Reply #1054 on: October 06, 2020, 10:50:59 pm »

Today I fed Cattle Dhog all the thin cut roasted beef he wanted.

It wasn't as much as I would have liked to fed him.

[edit] He just ate some more then wanted to go out. That was nice.
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Re: Aminals
« Reply #1055 on: October 10, 2020, 02:36:51 am »

Got my good boy on a steroid, he's doing well. It's not a cure... It's an undermined amount of breathing space we get to enjoy this very good boy.
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Re: Aminals
« Reply #1056 on: October 24, 2020, 05:01:31 pm »

Well shit, he's put some weight on and is acting like his old gronky self. Now I have to fight off getting too much hope that this could be a permanent thing.
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