Archive for the 'Dogs' Category

Ritka and Heat Stroke 23 Aug

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Renae called about 9:30 this am. The bad news was that Ritka had vomited about 3 am. But otherwise she looked good. They were happy with her willingness to eat. They planned to take her to ophthalmology today. They said they may take her feeding tube out today. We had a 6:45PM appointment to see […]

Ritka News Flash 24 Aug

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

We got a phone call from Renae at UC Davis VMTH a few minutes ago. She said that they are checking a few blood values, and if those look OK, Ritka will be released to us today. Update: It’s official, Ritka will be coming home this evening! We set up part of the kitchen for […]

Ritka at Home 25 Aug

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

Today was Ritka’s first day at home from the hospital. She was allowed 1/2 cup mixture of cottage cheese and rice every few hours and a small amount of a prescription canned food with each meal. She ate well today. She is back to carrying items in her mouth, sleeping with her family and barking […]

27 Aug

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Ritka is still eating great. We finally weighed her this evening at 38 lbs – I’d like her to gain at least another 5 or 6 lbs. To be honest, I’m not exactly sure what she was before all of this. Farli, on the other hand, was 48 lbs., which is a tad heavy for […]

Ritka 28 Aug

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

The hematoma on Ritka’s side seems to have dead skin on top. It looks like the skin will come off. Topview: Ritka is still wearing the muzzle which she seems to like better than the cone head look. Side View

Ritka 29 Aug

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

We went back to visit the Animal Emergency Hospital to let them see Ritka back on her feet. She was wriggly and very happy to see the folks that saved her. Dr. Shawell said I should keep the dead skin and wound moist. Time form lots of bag-balm and antibotic ointment. Other than the sores […]

Ritka 3 Sept

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

Ritka continues to do well and gain weight. I’ve added her regular kibble, Evo, to the ID. We have phased out the rice, but I have continued the cottage cheese just cause Ritka likes it and she eats the kibble better. The cottage cheese and rice was a low-fat, easy to digest diet – it’s […]

Farli & Ritka 5 Sept

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

Farli, Ritka and I visited our regular vet today. Farli was checked because the Rimadyl is no longer controlling her arthritic pain. The most painful part for Farli is the transitioning from standing to sitting. Farli will go back for a full orthapedic exam next week. I brought home some Tramadol HCl which Dr. Adams […]

Farli 6 Sept – Vestibular Syndrome

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

I got home today about 3pm. Since Farli was in the back yard and is losing her hearing, she did not know I was home. I took advantage of this to give Ritka an extra meal as Ritka needs to gain weight and Farli needs to loose weight. When I looked out the window, I […]

Sept 14 Ritka Opthamology

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

Ritka went for a re-check with the ophthalmologist. Her eyes looked good for the ocular exam. The previously present inflammation has resolved. Atropine drops can be discontinued. Prednisolone can be decrease from drops 3 times a day to 2 times a day. She will be at 2 times a day for two weeks. Then once […]