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Chest xrays you never want to see.

Air is black. Lungs are supposed to be full of air. Mushroom’s lungs are full of badness and tumors. The little white circles you can see? Tumors. My heart is breaking. He’s been coughing for a little while. We were … Continue reading

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Mushroom’s surgery day.

Mushroom had his mast cell tumor taken off today, and despite my anxiety, everything went well. He got his iv catheter placed and his fluids running right away. Real men wear pink vetwrap, don’t you know? He was the second … Continue reading

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Mushroom’s mast cell tumor.

Mushroom has had a small but unhappy-looking lump on the back of his left front leg for a number of weeks now. Initially I thought it was a small abscess because he and Luce had tangled recently (a case of … Continue reading

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Hind end conditioning exercises for dogs.

I wrote this out for a friend of mine a few days ago, and I figured I’d share it here as well in case anybody is looking for strengthening ideas for their sport dogs. All of the usual disclaimers apply. … Continue reading

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Steve rehab report.

Dr. F was dismayed to see us yesterday. Her first question was if we overdid it in his agility comeback. Nope. I told her what happened with the offleash, muzzled aggressive dog who jumped him while hiking and then she … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Put a little chill in your heart.

Oh, actually. I’m going to add some words to this. I wrote a post about “Killer dog flu” over on Team Unruly that you should go read. I tried to be as informative and non-dramatic as possible about it.

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Steve rehab update.

My dear Steven is still, sadly, on crate rest. I’m keeping him entertained as best as I can, but it still isn’t that much fun for any of us. He was back to his rehab vet last Wednesday, and we … Continue reading

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Breed switching, pit bulls, and dreams.

I admit it, I kind of feel a little bit like a jerk that my blog that I created to be about the plight of pit bulls has turned into a training diary for my Border Collies. On one hand, … Continue reading

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Steve rehab vet visit 2.

Steve went back to his rehab vet this week. Have I mentioned how much he loves her? Have I mentioned how much I adore her? I have become a total veterinary snob. I was nervous going to this appointment because … Continue reading

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Steve rehab update.

Sittin’ pretty, building core strength. Steve and I are still working hard core, three times a day, on his rehab for his pulled groin. It is so time-consuming, but he is so much happier these days now that we have … Continue reading

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