Goldies tough day...sigh - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-11-2007, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
Goldie and Stogie
 
Melissa Miller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Dallas
Posts: 2,301
Submit Photo: 7
Photo Submissions 13 Times in 10 Posts
Unhappy Goldies tough day...sigh

So I have been trying to get Goldie spayed for a couple of months now. One time we had to go out of town, so I put it off. Not wanting to leave her right after. Then, she got a case of diarrhea so we waited until she got over that.

Then yet again, she has an appointment, and the morning of the nurse calls (bless her for doing this) and wants to make sure I knew my normal vet was not there and it was the fill-in. SO no way that was going to happen. I love my vet.

So TODAY is the big day. We go in, Goldie is not happy to be at the vet, but who would be. I talk with him, he is sooo good. So I leave. I get a call a while later that they did blood work and her liver counts came up very high. At 150. He says dont panic, it could be a number of things. He says he wants to do more blood work and some xrays of her liver. So we will find out what those say, but needless to say she didnt get Spayed. And he wants to wait a couple of months, which means ANOTHER season to go through. Sigh......

Im told this can happen with Havs and Joan says put her on an egg a day. Im sure I should have already had her on that, but it gives her the poops.

So she had a long day and is playing but a little testy. Hopefully its not PMS....
Melissa Miller is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-11-2007, 08:14 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,036
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
Oh. Poor Goldie. Hope everything is OK. Keep us posted.
Rita is offline  
post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-12-2007, 07:24 AM
Senior Member
 
Laurief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 9,794
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 28 Times in 20 Posts
Poor Goldie!!
Laurief is offline  
 
post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-12-2007, 10:16 AM
Bugsy's Mom
 
juliav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 4,341
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 6 Times in 5 Posts
Poor baby!!! Sending healing wibes to Goldie.
juliav is offline  
post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-13-2007, 05:43 PM
Mom to Ricky and Sammy
 
marjrc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 10,319
Submit Photo: 30
Photo Submissions 21 Times in 17 Posts
That's too bad, Melissa! I hope her liver enzymes stabilize soon.
Do you think we should be feeding our Hav an egg every day or two anyway? As a precaution? I've heard of many who do this, but don't know if it's really necessary - what is everyone's opinion?

I hope Goldie feels better soon!




Hello. My name is marj and I have MHS.




"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Mahatma Gandhi

“Come to the edge, he said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They came. He pushed them and they flew.” -Guillaume Apollinaire"
marjrc is offline  
post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-13-2007, 06:07 PM
Senior Member
 
irnfit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 8,619
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 19 Times in 19 Posts
Poor Goldie. I bet she's fine, and you're the one who needs the healing because you are worring about her.
I'm curious about the liver enzyme reading. Does this show up in a regular blood test?
irnfit is offline  
post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-13-2007, 08:00 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ca
Posts: 1,672
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Nominations 1 Time in 1 Post
Hi
So sorry to hear about Goldie's setback but it is better to be careful and wait until she has the all clear from your Vet .
Use the one you trust as these animals can be susceptible to the anesthesia so it is important you use someone who is used to operating on small dogs .. There is a difference ...
I have a question to ask you as you were concerned about her elevated liver panel . Do you use Swifter products to clean your floors or furniture .
If so please Stop now . It is very Toxic and it is creating liver damage in small animals dogs and cats .
My sister in law had two cats die recently due to this product . There is just a very small warning label and it is very ambigious .
The other thing that may cause liver problems is antifreeze .. Does she play in the garage /
Watch out for rat poison or mouse poison .
Havanese are very senstive and susceptible to a lot of things including K 9 advantage .
As to feeding her eggs - I think one a week is sufficent .. You might try digestive enzymes in her food so she absorbs her nutrients better . Also they is a vitman mineral powder mix you can buy ..
Good luck and give the little bunny lots of love ..
Cosmosmom is offline  
post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-15-2007, 07:56 AM
Mom to Ricky and Sammy
 
marjrc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 10,319
Submit Photo: 30
Photo Submissions 21 Times in 17 Posts
"Do you use Swifter products to clean your floors or furniture .
If so please Stop now . It is very Toxic and it is creating liver damage in small animals dogs and cats .
My sister in law had two cats die recently due to this product . There is just a very small warning label and it is very ambigious . "

Is it really dangerous?? I've been wondering.... we use Mr. Clean 'swiffer' mop on our kitchen floor which is where we keep Ricky most of the time, gated from the rest of the house when we aren't watching him. My BIL told me they stopped using Swiffer when they learned it could harm their dog... but I thought this was more of an urban legend than actual fact.

Do you know where I can see some 'proof' or learn more about this? I would hate to continue using something that could be harmful! We have laminate flooring in the kitchen/dining area and other products have left terrible streaks on the floor. I don't care about switching products though! I just want to be sure it's needed.

I think I'll go on the web now and do a search about this... thanks !




Hello. My name is marj and I have MHS.




"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Mahatma Gandhi

“Come to the edge, he said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They came. He pushed them and they flew.” -Guillaume Apollinaire"
marjrc is offline  
post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-15-2007, 08:01 AM
Mom to Ricky and Sammy
 
marjrc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 10,319
Submit Photo: 30
Photo Submissions 21 Times in 17 Posts
O.k........ here are links about those 'swiffer' products and the supposed danger to our pets:

http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/swiffer.asp

http://www.petcaretips.net/swiffer-w...g-product.html

http://www.hoax-slayer.com/swiffer-pet-death.html

I suppose you can use something else if you still dont' feel safe with these products, like vinegar or bleach ....




Hello. My name is marj and I have MHS.




"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Mahatma Gandhi

“Come to the edge, he said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They came. He pushed them and they flew.” -Guillaume Apollinaire"
marjrc is offline  
post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-15-2007, 08:19 PM
Senior Member
 
Kathy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: California
Posts: 2,082
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 3 Times in 3 Posts
This was on the Big Havanese a few months ago and was proven to be a hoax. The best thing to clean your floor with though, no matter what type of floor, is amonia and hot water.
Kathy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome