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@  DiscoMoose : (21 November 2018 - 06:48 PM)

hello *hugs*

@  Caryn : (21 November 2018 - 07:32 AM)

:wave: Hello! :D

@  lollyh : (20 November 2018 - 01:57 PM)

hello all. :wave: :ggmr:

@  Caryn : (09 November 2018 - 07:49 AM)

Me too! :)

@  lollyh : (08 November 2018 - 08:28 PM)

I see that. :ratgiggle: .Yes it is.i loved all the interaction on here but i will keep checking in weekly. :ggmr:

@  Caryn : (07 November 2018 - 10:22 AM)

Everybody is missing in action! lol Such a pity, these forums used to be so fantastic when everyone was still around :(

@  lollyh : (05 November 2018 - 08:52 PM)

so how is everybody doing? :ggmr:

@  DiscoMoose : (24 October 2018 - 06:11 PM)

thanks Lolly and Caryn... I miss him, he was a small boy with a big presence :thud:

@  Caryn : (19 October 2018 - 08:38 PM)

Oh no :ratsad: So sorry to both of you Lollyh and Discomoose for your losses :cry: I'm sure they're playing hard :ratangel:

@  lollyh : (17 October 2018 - 10:32 PM)

Big hugs moosie.i can just imagine what a hard Decision it was for you to make today.you fought so hard for him & gave him a wonderful life.a baby boy tobi & a brave momma. *hugs*

@  lollyh : (17 October 2018 - 10:29 PM)

Oh moosie!!. :bigeyecry: :bigeyecry: I am so so so very sorry my dear friend. Sweet precious tobi.play hard up their big boy. We will miss you.:ratangel: :ratangel:

@  DiscoMoose : (17 October 2018 - 03:40 PM)

We had to let Tobi go today :bigeyecry: I'll do a tribute post later. Rest well my boy, you were such a good and brave boy.

@  lollyh : (15 October 2018 - 09:55 AM)

well maybe put a post up caryn & hey if its only us 3,well i will at least get two xmas cards still. :clap: :happydance:

@  lollyh : (15 October 2018 - 09:54 AM)

Thanks moosie. *hugs* .he was 2yrs & 4 months.sadly my smokey is all by himself now.although smokey is jumping around the cage now.darn un-caring,non grieving cage mate. :ratgiggle:

@  Caryn : (15 October 2018 - 07:31 AM)

Don't think we have anyone around to do it :( I basically did my own via Facebook last year

@  DiscoMoose : (14 October 2018 - 07:55 PM)

does y'all think we might do a greeting card exchange this year? Who is up for that...?

@  DiscoMoose : (14 October 2018 - 07:09 PM)

I'm so sorry Lolly :bigeyecry: *hugs*

@  lollyh : (13 October 2018 - 07:53 PM)

Sadly this morning i woke up & found my sweet old man milo had passed away. :bigeyecry: :bigeyecry: .Rip my sweet boy.

@  lollyh : (13 October 2018 - 07:51 PM)

glad to hear hes still ok moosie.i know what you mean,*beep* tumor was huge & not nice to look at but you know him best.when it is time you will know. *hugs* :goodvibes: :goodvibes:

@  DiscoMoose : (11 October 2018 - 08:04 AM)

Thanks Caryn *hugs*


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Hi all :)

My one boy Jerry has been having chronic respiratory issues. He was on Doxy and then Doxy and Enrovet, but now he is unwell again. He used to make that typical respiratory infection sounds, but lately he sounds like a puppy crying/whining. Has anyone ever experienced this? He sounds very congested, but even nebulizing doesn't seen to bring any relief. I am at wits end... :(

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Has your vet tried any other antibiotics?  Like Zithromax, Clavet, Flagyl, Amaoxicillin, or combos of any of those? 

 

And has your vet tried him on heart meds like Enocard (Enalapril), Furosemide (Lasix) or Vetmedin to see if it's not pulmonary oedema from CHF?  Usually if what appears to be a respiratory infection does not respond to antibiotics then there's a chance it's heart related instead.  If he hasn't done any x-rays then that will tell you if the lungs have any signs of serious infection or abscessing or whether they are fairly clear and the heart looks enlarged.

 

My girl Bubbles has been noisy her whole life from congested snotty sounds to wheezing.  X-rays and consults can't pick up anything in the lungs besides something weird happenign around her heart.  We've tried antihistamines, antibiotics and are now putting her on heart meds to see if that makes any difference.


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+ 1 to Caryn, when my boy wasn't responding anymore I asked Liam if he could try Zithro, which did help for a while but then we also now have him on heart meds. Sometimes difficult to see on xray and who can afford an MRI?? Trick is (well in my history, when nothing seemed to help with my children, Monty was one, then I'd ask if we could try heart meds) if it is the heart the meds show a quick improvement. Really quick. If not the heart the meds just won't do anything.

:goodvibes: for both of you, been there, not easy when everything we try doesn't work.
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Don't have much useful info but sending lots of good vibes! My baby Nibbler was very sneezey, congested and wheezing sometimes. My vet put her both doxy and baytril twice a day for two weeks. It worked beautifully. So maybe a combo is necessary to clear it up. Unless like Caryn and Roos said it is heart related.




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