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I believe my vet is soon to stop recommending the ProHeart shot. These are vets who are graduates of the ... of Proheart paid her vet bills. If you like I can e-mail you his whole report, but it's quite long.

Thanks for the story, Tracy. It turned out that we chose not to get the shot, Proheart, at the very last minute. I was there, the HW tests were negative, (of course) and for some reason I thought, why bother since I'm going to have to do a monthly dose of topical flea and tick repellant anyway?
So, they're on Interceptor and Frontline.
The whole thing will be done on a month to month basis.

Also, on a topic related strictly to Mojo, we did a needle aspriation on his tumor. The results should be back in 7 to 10 days. Then we'll hopefully know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, whether or not it's cancer again.
I was very proud of all 3 dogs behavior. Not once did anyone so much as flinch as blood was drawn from their front legs nor did Mojo move a smidegeon when his tumor was being aspirated, even though the vet did it twice and really got in there with the needle and worked the tip around to get some good samples. His eyes weren't even dialated and he acted like he didn't notice.

Another note on the Petmed lawsuits:
My vet said there is at least one,possibly two, vets involved who was writing scripts for kickbacks as well as many documented cases of expired medications being sold. It also isn't just a USA problem that is under investigation, it was international involving other countries such as Japan and India. The FDA is also involved in this mess now.
About Luke: He's gained some weight and is immediately on a diet. My husband has been doing the portion measuring and upon questioning him, he's been putting 2 heaping measures in instead of level ones. It's makes a difference in Luke since he's become much more sedentary lately, and with his hip, he absolutely cannot afford to pack around extra pounds.
Terri
Which is why I asked you. Emotion: smile I wanted to hear your thoughts. So far, you are the only person here who has indicated having any knowledge or has had any comments about this 6 month HW prevention shot.

I was out of town at a dog show. Emotion: wink But a lot of people don't like PH6 and many vet clinics won't carry it. I do think it's a good option for those who cannot remember a monthly pill, but I don't like it because it stays in the system for a LONG time. If the dog has a reaction, you can't get that *** out of their system. Reactions can be severe (seizures, anaphylactic, death), and I will say if you can manage a monthly pill, I would do that much sooner than I would do PH6. Heartgard and Interceptor are good products and have been tested and out on the market for a long time.

-Abby
Pems, Aussie, and a Pug
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Which is why I asked you. Emotion: smile I wanted to ... had any comments about this 6 month HW prevention shot.

I was out of town at a dog show. Emotion: winkHow DARE you! How was it?

But a lot of people don't like PH6
and many vet clinics won't carry it. I do think it's a good option for those who cannot remember a ... PH6. Heartgard and Interceptor are good products and have been tested and out on the market for a long time.

I don't know if you caught my last post on this but at the last moment, I chose Interceptor.
Good to know about personal thoughts on the PH6.
Thanks for your input.
Okay, I've been dreading this, but since the Subject does say Mojo...
We got the lab results back yeseterday from his needle aspiration a full week or so ahead of time. My vet was as anxious to find out the results as we were,so he pulled some strings.
It's positive. So now, we wait.
Could be 6 months, could be a year, no one really knows. The folks at LSU say they've seen one case where
it took 3 years, so we'll hope for the best and expect the worst.
3 years would put him at the age when we lost our first GSD atage 11, which is a good, long life for the average GSD. Some live longer such as our first one, who lived to be 13.
Expectations are to see his gait or possibly his spine affected, maybe even his bowels, given the area of the tumor.
We've discussed future euthanasia already and when the time comes, my vet is going to come to our house.
Also, since Luke's hip has become worse and worse, in a few months we'll be trying Adequan on him. My house is suddenly filled with ailing, geriatric dogs. Fortunately, my house is also the best place in the world for an ailing, geriatric dog as we have lots of love and patience to give them.
Terri
Also, since Luke's hip has become worse and worse, in a few months we'll be trying Adequan on him.

It worked really well for my sister's elderly lab. He was very good about ME (how come she sent him to live with ME when he needed nit?) giving him his injections. He was a really sweet, cooperative dog though.

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It's positive. So now, we wait. Could be 6 months, could be a year, no one really knows. The folks ... good, long life for the average GSD. Some live longer such as our first one, who lived to be 13.

aw, i'm sorry. that really sucks. i'm sorry the news wasn't better. i hope that, however long he has (and long may it be!), his remaining time will be happy and comfortable. please give him some scritches from me, and pandora-cat sends him a thorough ear wash and massage (she's funny that way).

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
My house is suddenly filled with ailing, geriatric dogs.

I'm really sorry to hear this, Terri.
Fortunately, my house is also the best place in the world for an ailing, geriatric dog as we have lots of love and patience to give them.

Luke and Mojo are lucky dogs.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
Also, since Luke's hip has become worse and worse, in a few months we'll be trying Adequan on him. My ... in the world for an ailing, geriatric dog as we have lots of love and patience to give them. Terri

That's too bad Terri. I am very sorry to read this about your two very noble guys. Sending good thoughts your way.
Gwen
How DARE you! How was it?

The weather was gorgeous (we were in Kansas from MN), but we didn't win. (Poo) But we had a good time, and that's what matters. Emotion: smile
I don't know if you caught my last post on this but at the last moment, I chose Interceptor.

Yup I did and I was glad to read it!
Good to know about personal thoughts on the PH6. Thanks for your input.

You're welcome. Emotion: smile
It's positive. So now, we wait.

I'm so sorry. Emotion: sad
We've discussed future euthanasia already and when the time comes, my vet is going to come to our house.

Would your vet let you pay in advance for the services and cremation (if you go that route)? That might make things easier when the time comes. I have thought about doing that, even though my oldest are 7 and youngest are 1 and 3.5. Eric thinks I am morbid, but I figure I will be a wreck when that time comes, and it's one less thing to think about.
Also, since Luke's hip has become worse and worse, in a few months we'll be trying Adequan on him.

Adequan worked miracles for my friend's 14 yr old Corgi mix til she was
16.5 and had to let her go.
My house is suddenly filled with ailing, geriatric dogs. Fortunately, my house is also the best place in the world for an ailing, geriatric dog as we have lots of love and patience to give them.

Your dogs are lucky to have you and DH!! Emotion: smile We'll be thinking about Mojo, and sending good thoughts his way.

-Abby
Pems, Aussie, and a Pug
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Also, since Luke's hip has become worse and worse, in a few months we'll be trying Adequan on him. My ... place in the world for an ailing, geriatric dog as we have lots of love and patience to give them.

Its hard seeing our loyal, loving friends decline so. I am sad.
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