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Old 11-27-2006, 11:46 AM
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That is an unfortunate situation. You have to think about what is best for the dog. Good luck.
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Old 11-27-2006, 03:10 PM
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Trach are hard with people to keep clean-I'd say next to impossible with a dog.

If the dog has any quality of life like this I would stick with it. Keep the dog from getting excited and needing to breathe deeply etc.
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Old 12-02-2006, 12:03 PM
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Hello everyone just an update on little Lola and her tracheotomy. She had the surgery tuesday and woke up in shock that she could breathe. It will take some getting used to for her, us and the other dogs who are more curious than anything. Her energy has increased ten fold so in order to keep her quiet we have to put her in a room with her kennel once and a while. Next we will try and devise a filtration collar for her as they don't make them for animals. All in all we think we did the right thing. The extra work is no big deal one of our other rescues is a born blind shitzu who is also autistic, so someone has to be here anyways. We're just one big happy family of misfits LOL
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Old 12-02-2006, 02:09 PM
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Bless her heart , and you for taking care of her !!!
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Old 12-07-2006, 12:06 PM
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How sad. And how lucky this dog is that you were the rescuer! Might I suggest that you use one of those doggie triangle scarfs to lightly cover the trach, to help avoid getting it dirty or dusty. Normally, humans with that kind of apparatus do that with a cotton triangle. You might be able to find these at a medical supply place.
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Old 12-07-2006, 05:08 PM
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Thank you ToscasMom thats a great idea. We were using some of my hubbys hankys when we let her outside but they are too big. I'll check them out today.
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Old 12-07-2006, 06:12 PM
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I'm glad to hear that she seems better now
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Old 12-07-2006, 07:40 PM
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Bless her! I hope all is well now.
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Old 12-07-2006, 09:25 PM
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Does this interfere with eating or drinking ? Not the cloth of course !
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Old 12-07-2006, 10:29 PM
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Oh my....late to this thread. I'm so glad she's doing better. Bless you for taking such good care of her. You know.....I have read that somewhere that it is a risk....for scar tissue to be a problem sometimes. I don't know where I read it. It's been a long time, but somewhere during my studying, I know I came across something.

Anyhow, so glad she's having a better life now...poor little thing. If the previous owners would have just taken the time to find out how to train, they could have lessened the barking with training. I know I have with my little yapper Chihuahuas. They're not bad about it at all.

Kudos to you! Hugs for your little lucky dog.
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