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.