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libby321

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Hello,
My 16 yr old cat yesterday had a trip to the vets to get his teeth sorted some cleaned and some removed. He also has a hyper thyroid condition tgat he is on meds for.
Everything went fine e during the procedure and during the treatment he was given a sedation. 
When I went to pick him up the vet said he was coming round very slowly this was a few hours after the surgery. So I returned a little later and he was still well out of it. He was paddling bit like kneeding but using the full legs to move and mainly just his back legs. He was also unable to stand. I brought him home and he had a fit in the car, once inside he then had a few more fits so I took him to the emergency vet they gave him diazipan which stopped the fits however during all this from picking him up at tea time till the following morning he was awake. Also hadn't eaten anything since 8pm the evening b4. He was now hardly moving so we went back to the vets first thing and they took him for the day and monitored him. He has managed to eat while there and again this evening he is back home with me and has eaten a fair bit like 4 spoons of high protein cat dinner. However he's been asleep for a while now and was most of the time while at the vets he's not really with it at all and is eating by licking the food from my had while totally incapacitated in his bed. He's had a few wees just in the bed and the vet helped him have one so he's not dehydrated.  We think he might have had a stroke or the fits have caused damage and also the added complications of the meds and his underlying thyroid problem. I was hoping that someone might have had a cat in a similar way and hear what they had to say to see what his recovery chance is as basically he's bed ridden at the moment. It's worth mentioning he can feel his toes and responds to his feet being touched. Right now he's just asleep and I'm hoping the lack of movement is just due to him being that exhausted.  Any story's or advice or help would be greatly appreciated. 



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luckyshirley

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gaminraven99

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Does anyone  have experience with dogs that are half pyrenees and half anatolian shepherd?  if so can you elaborate on positives or negatives.  I am considering getting a puppy as  a pet.  i have had a male pyrenees and he was a wonderful dog.

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billyjack

In Dogs

hey everybody,
my wife and i have a 16 week old boston terrier puppy named rico. we love him with all our hearts, but he's a real handful at times. he's very smart, and tends to act like he can't hear us when he's doing something shady. he chews a lot of stuff up, including the "replacement" bed we just got him, and had to toss out. he playfully nips people, sometimes pretty firmly, causing pain. we walk him a lot, and even have him walked 2x daily while we're at work. but he still acts out. lately he's really been testing my nerves. i try to be a good caretaker, and when i come home from work, i always sit down with him first for at least 20 minutes. i know a lot of this stuff is just puppy behavior, and puppies are like babies. when he gets me angry, i try to keep calm, knowing that punishing a dog can confuse them. i know it makes dogs act even more stubborn. someone told me that getting rico clipped will calm him down a little bit.he does try to establish dominance with me, which is rather comical at times. i've held him down several times, pinning him down for 3-5 minutes at a time, which has changed his perspective. someone told me that even allowing a dog into your home first gives him the impression that they have the reigns. not sure how acurate that is. i really love this dog, and i hope we have him for a long time. i'm def. willing to do what's necessary to improve our relationship. ANY BOSTON TERRIER OWNERS WHO COULD THROW SOME ADVICE MY WAY? ANY TWO CENTS WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

BILLYJACK

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