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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Chipster is having a Bi-lateral Aural Resection tomorrow Sad
I know this will get some of you debating the ear problem Wink
I do not take this op lightly but we do think it will stop our much loved Chipster from the head shaking and scratching which drives her mad.
In November she had her ears flushed and despite drops /cleaning/ hair pulling/and in the beginning Thornit the infection has come back.

I will keep you all informed of her progress.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

We wish Chipster the very best of luck for her op. It is a worrying time for you, big Briard hugs all round.

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All the very best from her 'special' friend Ossie (and of course Steve and I) we'll be thinking of you.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

all the best to chipster!

I'm sure she will be forever greatfull for no more itchy scratchy sore ears! your doing the right thing by giving her a better quality of life! Nobody likes having an ear infection, having it pretty much all the time must be horrid!

jasmine and I will be thinking of her for her big day tomorow, I'm sure it will be fine!

O another thing! if she doesn't get on with the 'cone of shame' theres this blow up collar thing that might help! I cant remember the name though!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:39 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Wishing Chipster the very best of luck and a speedy recovery. Good luck to you too with the aftercare. x
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:29 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Thank you all
Chipster had a walk along the cliffs at westbrook this morning and was very put out by the missing gravy bones......she knew some thing was going on when I moved and emptied the bowl of water outside the back door Sad
I am busy washing the kitchen floor it will dry paw free Sad
I'm sure she will be ok I will keep you informed Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:34 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hope everything goes well, and wishing Chipster a speedy recovery. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:35 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Yes, please let us know how she is doing.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:47 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Chipster has had a good night was a bit restless but has slept due to painkillers.
She removed the E collar in the car on the way home from vets !!!!!!
I have cut an old hat up and have that round her neck....
Her hearing is good and I have manage to get her tablets down her this morning in some tuna Wink
we will be having a quiet day to day and thank you for your good wishes.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:14 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Get better Chipster - Love Ossie - hope to see you in May
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:30 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hope Chipster recovers well and makes a speedy recovery. Just to let you know - tuna is not good for dogs, it contains too much silver, however sardines, salmon is good for them. Obviously a little tuna won't hurt but the other types of fish are better.

I apologise if you already knew this but thought I would bring it to your attention in case you didn't.

Hope she recovers well.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:09 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks for the advice I didn't know but the amount needed for tablet taking is not much and Chipster needed her tablets and she has not got her appetite to eat today Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:57 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Glad to hear the op went ok. Hope she continues to recover well.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:11 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yes! I am happy to hear the op went well too. Thanks for keeping us updated. Very Happy
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So glad from us too. Amanda and Brion
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:39 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Great news about Chipster, we always put Roxy's tablets in a cheese triangle low fat of course!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Os gets his pills in a bit of cheese triangle, Tesco own brand are the best, slightly firmer so easier to mould around the pill, we are pretty mean (!!) 1 triangle does 6 goes, tho' obviously that depends on how big the pills are.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:38 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

have been using Dairylea cheese slices Wink
This morning Chipster was cashing the cats out of the garden !!!!!!
After she has her painkillers she is asleep ......which is good so that her ears can heal....bless her x
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WQonderful news so pleased Chipster is feeling better x

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:59 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Oh we've spoilt Roxy - really you're all saying!
She gets one tablet in one cheese triangle and its a Laughing Cow one.
Gail and Roxy mmmmm cheese spread
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:57 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Tried Laughing Cow but it didn't mould round the pills as well!! Os does have to have tablets twice a day for his thyroid so I think 2 triangles every day would be pushing it!! Am I being mean?? He does get lots of other treats!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:29 am Reply with quoteBack to top

When we had to give Amber tablets I used to use a piece of cheese shaped it round the tablet and then have a few small bits of cheese to give her, a few of those first, followed quickly by cheese with the tablet in and straight away followed with a few more of the small pieces of cheese so she didn't really have time to chew them too much.

In the end when ever we got a tablet bottle out,no matter who it was for she would be sitting by the fridge waiting for the cheese to appear. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:53 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Chipster is very suspicious of cheese now !!!!!
today I wrapped antibiotics in wafer thin ham .
She has been out for a walk today and met some friends over a wall Wink
she was most put out to be on a lead Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Ham now, it'll be caviar next.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:04 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:52 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

So pleased to hear she's doing well. Pate works really well, a strong enough flavour to hide most things I guess. And own brand will do but if you want to buy some foie gras I'm happy to come and help Chipster eat it!! Happily Os loves his cheese and we only have to say the word for him to trot off into the kitchen!!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:42 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I put tablets on my tibetans biscuits & disguise it with a drop of the tomato sauce from cheap sardines & then sardines when sauce has gone. As she has tablets every day I have tried most of the above, it's amazing how they spot the tablets & spit them out.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:17 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I appreciate the tips about pills. I've sometimes ground a pill up in one of those pestle and mortar things, then swirled it into greek yoghurt, which he loves. However, I am going to try some of the methods on this thread. As for fois gras, I'll be rouund looking for some of that myself too. And my husband will come as well... Laughing
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gail wrote:
Ham now, it'll be caviar next.
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glad to hear chipster is doing well Smile

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 7:41 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

All stitches removed today !!!!
No problems do not have to go back to vets !
Chipster is looking forward to seeing her mates on the beach tomorrow !!! Very Happy
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Great news enjoy the beach tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 7:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Excellent news. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 8:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Great news, watch for that pesky sand in her ears.

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That's good news Very Happy
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