Friday, October 26, 2012

A late but great and wordy pupdate on Shiloh

I am so sorry I did not get this done until today 

I guess I was looking for a real change of some 

kind before posting anymore.  And there IS change 

and it is GREAT! (but then I kinda did give that 

away in the subject line - oh well)  But yes, the 

improvement has been, at least to me considering 

Shiloh just started on meds yesterday.

First, our vet visit to the University Bird and Small Animal Clinic

In case you missed it, this is our new vet clinic-

Shiloh now and Shasta will start later.  There are

3 vets there - we saw Dr. Phillip Moon. Shiloh 

took an immediate liking to him, would even walk 

over and sit by him plus the two cookies Dr. Moon 

gave him didn't hurt Shiloh's feelings either.  I 

liked him because he took time to explain the 

different parts of the spine - even showed me on

Shiloh's spine and where/why the pain was in the 

spine - no xrays were needed at this time since 

Shiloh definitely yelped when Dr. Moon was 

checking his spine and pushed in the one spot 

where the pain was.  Dr. Moon definitely got my

vote when he, the vet, actually told me that I 

had likely and CORRECTLY diagnosed that Shiloh 

was having a recurrence of his IVDD.  I also felt

comfortable enough and since I already knew they 

offered it, discussing alternative medicine and 

treatment.  I learned that is why there are 3 vets

Guess you could say that Dr. Moon does a lot of

the more traditional and Dr. Gratton specializes

in chiropractic medicine along with sports 

medicine and rehab for canines and Dr. Snyder 

does the acupuncture and adipose stem cell therapy

I really liked the pairing of traditional medicine

along with alternative or complimentary medicine.

So what is Shiloh's course of treatment?  We are 

starting with Metacam, Tramadol and Robaxin. I am 

hoping that for now at least, the meds continue to

to do the trick.  And so far they are doing GREAT!

He is acting more like the macho Beagle-boy he is-

Now I am beginning to intervene in what Shiloh 

feels like he can do.  He does know, at least for

now, that he is not yet ready to play with Shasta 

altho she does try a little to get him to play 

tag.  Shiloh does join us out in the kitchen more 

when he hears the refrigerator door open.  Shiloh 

has also found his voice again and is moving more 

freely and voluntarily and is getting easier to 

rouse him dog bed - which I found really amazing 

this morning since it is about 35 degrees out.

And Shiloh has found his Beagle appetite - once 

again eating anything offered - including the 

pills wrapped in peanut-butter or cheese.

Ok - I need to post this then get ready for work.

Tomorrow, Shasta has her therapy dog re-evaluation

so I may not be around much til after that.


Shelle Pennington said...

Many prayers going up for you all! xxx

Have a great Friday and weekend!!
Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,

Amber DaWeenie said...

Wow...This all sounds so encouraging. We're all glad to be hearing about this. From here on....only move in a forward direction and never look back.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

So very happy to hear that Shiloh is doing better! AND that you found a wonderful facility to care for him and Shasta.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Sarge said...

Hey Shiloh!
Wow, I'm so glad you are starting to feel better! Sounds like your new dogtor is a good one. Healing vibes continuing your way.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Molly The Wally said...

We are glad that things look like they are under control. Have a fabulous Friday and the weekend sees more improvements.
Best wishes Molly

Anonymous said...

Sounds encouraging! Hope it continues over the weekend!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

This is great news. We are so glad that you found a Dogtor place that you LOVE.

Keep up the good work Shiloh.

Agnes B Bullock said...

Great news! Tasha is so relieved!

Anonymous said...

Yes, having a vet you and the poochies like is very important, we has our paws crossed that this REALLY helps Shiloh out, and it's back to play time.

Oh Wow Peanut Butter and Chesse cookies, that should pick Shiloh up if nothing else does!!!!

Your Furiends
Susie & Bites

Two French Bulldogs said...

Poor baby sending lots of hugs
Benny & Lily

Debra@Peaceabull said...

Hurray for such good news! I read this earlier today but didn't get a chance to post how happy we are that Shiloh is doing better. We've been worried. It is always such a relief when you have a vet who you can depend on.

Nola said...

Good news! I'm so glad you found a good vet

Raelyn said...

Did you hear that? Did you feel it? A huge sigh of relief for this wonderful, positive update on Shiloh!! ;op
Love, Raelyn.... And Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!