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Old 09-20-2004, 07:42 PM
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yes hahahahhaa i was like "ew! what the heck is that!" and then i felt nautious and then i looked at apollo and shook my head and said "you poor thing" and threw it in the garbage
now every 2 hours i yell "SICKLE TAIL" and grab his tail and take a peek to make sure that there aren't anymore. I just yell sickle tail becuase that's the shape it's in when hes up and walking around and it just sounds really funny LOL it's like "doggy pile" almost cuase i have to pounce on him to get his tail up
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Old 09-21-2004, 07:12 AM
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Don't worry about him not taking the Interceptor pill.....seems they make it taste quite yummy. My dogs eat it...and look for more, as if it is the biggest treat in the universe. If it's tapeworm, the vet will give you meds..and you can always put the pill in a piece of food you know he loves. I had a little pup that had tapeworm, and after I gave him the pill I put him outside. The worm was killed very quickly.
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Old 09-21-2004, 10:59 AM
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Peanut butter is the world's greatest invention for giving pills to dogs, they all love peanut butter. It's fun to watch them eat it, too.
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Old 09-24-2004, 07:10 AM
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Just wondered how everything went with Apollo at the vet. Just thinking you you!!
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Old 09-24-2004, 03:39 PM
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Well he went in on September 21st, which happened to be my birthday as well, what a horrible birthdya gift. He got neutured which has turned out to be a bloody nightmare. he got treated for his pesky fleas and has not been scratching since tuesday. i haven't been on to update becuase my other birthday gift was a game that had a defected disk which shot off of the CD tray and set the whole thing off it's track. I stuck the peices of the tablets for the tapeworm into a peice of hot dog. there were 2 and ahalf pills. so i broke the two full pills up so basically i had five little halves and shoved them into the hot dog. I took three peices, put one broken tablet into each end of the hot dog. and gave it to him, he loooooved it. Then he went outside and threw up. Then he helped himseldf to his bag of dog food and threw up all over the floor. It's been a pukey poopy mess.

Here's what happened:
The vet informed us that if he started to lick the incision to bring him back so they could put a cone on him. well, i'm a light sleeper, specially since we adopted apollo, and i could hear a very faint knawing noise. Turns out the little bugger had licked and knawed so much he was starting to open the wound so i took him over immediately to get the cone, he keeps walking into things and nearly taking us down. a day and a half later there's barely anything left of the cone it's all bent and ruined and barely even able to be distinguished as a cone. There is puss coming out of the incision, im not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. I'm checking it frequently to see if it's getting infected, but all i can see is puss, and it looks like the wound is closing up quickly. I'm going to leave it and see how it get's tommorrow. He won't stop pooping in the house though, and he's never done that before! he goes out so much during the day but he just wo'nt seem to go poop outside, the carpet better suits him or something it smells so horrible out, how can i stop this?!?! Mom's starting to get mad, whenever she wants to come down and do some laundry all she can smell is the odour of dog doodie. But that's about it, he's starting to recover. I call him "mother mary" becuase when he tries to snuggle up to us while we're in bed and he's on the floor the bottom of the cone stretches and it looks like a veil LOL. we also call him "The Cone" and "Reciever"

Anyhow that's about it lol
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Old 09-24-2004, 11:26 PM
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Guess you'll have to get some more tapeworm pills. He's getting even with you, isn't he?

I think I posted this before, or maybe I just e-mailed it to someone. Either way, I'll put a copy of it here just for you, Apollonaro, so you won't feel alone in your misery. This happened last winter, about two weeks before we were supposed to pick up Kharma, so I had to wait an extra two weeks to give Shiva's hide a chance to heal up securely . . .

FEBRUARY 25, 2004:

Shiva managed to get into something last night when we let the dogs out for the last field trip before bed and came back with a 90 degree angled set of gashes in her back. The skin was peeled back in an area as big as a man's hand.

You know the drill: emergency trip to the vet for bandaging up that night, then a trip back this morning for her stitching up. Dr. P brought her out of the anesthesia so we could bring her home right away, so now I have a needy, crying, giant puppy (she weighed 106 pounds last night!), wearing an Elizabethan collar that would fit Andre the Giant, a 24" X 36" kennel pad folded and wrapped around her middle, and a T-shirt tied around her waist to keep the pad from slipping too far.

Last night?s emergency trip qualified as the unholy union of surrealism, brown acid and the theatre of the absurd. The three of us in the cab of the Toyota trucklet; Charlie driving and me trying to keep Shiva still, literally hold her skin on, and keep her out of Charlie's way while he was driving. Did I mention the roads to the vet's office are little twisty country roads? Or that Shiva tends to get carsick on little twisty roads? Or that Charlie's been driving them since he was probably 14 and tends to hurry just a bit? And it snowed all that day? I leave the rest to your most morbid imaginings.

Bimmer's upset and crooning because Shiva's crying. I'm going to be drinking mugs and mugs of Tension Tamer tea. Oops, better not drink too much, though. Shiva can't get that big collar through the little hallway to the bathroom, and that means I'm out of sight, so the howling will commence again.

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It actually got better after that The bandage gave up and I had a very, very large, active and unhappy puppy crying and bleeding all over the place. I had to take her back to the vet - by myself (now THAT was fun) - to get her re-bandaged and properly trussed up. I was also more than ready to get her some kind of mild sedative so that she could sleep and would quit aggravating the wound and making it bleed. Oh, and I forgot to mention the drainage tube . . .

Dr. P. trussed her up nicely and told me he'd given her a shot that would calm her down, but leave her ambulatory. Yeah. Right. By the time we got home, I had a very, very, sloppy drunk dog on my hands. She could barely stand up, much less walk. To get her into the house I had to pick up her back legs and scoot them forward, then jump around to the front of her before she fell over and pull her front legs forward, hold her steady on the side without stitches and jump to the back and repeat the process. It took fifteen minutes to get her from the car to the front stoop. Then I had to hold get her up two steps. Then through the front door, into the house and settled on the sofa on several layers of old towels.

And we tossed the collar. It literally would not fit through the doors! Thankfully, she was good about not trying to tug on her stitches, although she did pull the drainage tube out a week later. Well, actually she bit it off and I had to carefully fish out the little edge peeking out and pull the rest of it out.
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Feel less alone with your terrible, horrible day now?

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Old 09-25-2004, 11:05 AM
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could it be a threadworm maybe?
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Old 09-28-2004, 04:15 PM
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No mark, it was definately tapeworm

Well i haven't seen any icky white worms crawling out of un explainable places lately! I guess the pills reacted before he threw the hot dog up... He broke his chain the other day, thought he was a gonner but he heard me and steve calling for him like crazy and came around, he's not hard to miss with a big cone around his head. We had to get a bigger one becuase he had it so bent that he could actually manuever it and lick the incision anyhow. We took him BACK to the vet and another 50 dollars later we had a collar 2 times bigger than the last one, lol, and some cream that made apollo make strange faces when he tastes it. I dont even think we NEED the collar, he hates the taste of the cream to much, he cracks me up. My computer is in getting fixed, i should be on more fluently when it FINALLY get's out tonight, Glad to hear that Shiva's alright now, it's strange as to what dogs can get in to :S
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Old 09-28-2004, 04:56 PM
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Yeah, Shiva and I both recovered from that little adventure.
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Old 09-28-2004, 05:53 PM
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It's probably still a tapeworm, just in a different stage of development. Sometimes, when they're excreted in an early stage, they look like grains of rice. Ooops, won't be fixing rice for dinner tonight!
LoL I don't know anything about worms because they gross me out. I can't even read about them. Somehow, though, I manage to tell the vet its the worms that look like rice, or the worms that look like spagetti
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