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marye's picture
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no, Rex...

being half border collie, is anything but stupid.

johnman's picture
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volunteered

obviously the term "stupid dog" does not apply in this case

marye's picture
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happy birthday to my Rex

who celebrates his 15th birthday today. (He's a shelter dog; we know within a few weeks how old he is, so I figured there was no better day on which to celebrate his birthday.)

The birthday boy and his sister are presently sleeping off a hearty breakfast that was preceded by a trip to the neighborhood dog park. He gave me a bad scare in April with a strange seizure whose effects lingered for days, but has amazed and delighted his vet and me with a full recovery. He's still old, his hind legs are still creaky, and he has these moments of geriatric brain lapse. But he still jumps up and comes up tail a-waggin' when it's walk time, and the other day, when I had brought some new treats home, amazed me by plopping his arthritic butt on the floor and commencing to volunteer every trick he ever learned.

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thanks

for your suggestions and sympathies. I did not know you could give aspirin to dogs. He seems to be a bit better today anyway. Unfortunately Buddy's suggestion is unlikely to work since Koki is castrated and he chases French poodles since he does not consider them to be real dogs, but rather a strange species of rabbit and therefore fair game.

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What about...

... you bring koki one of them good looking French poodles ya got over there Badger? Probably won't help his foot heal any quicker, but it may take his mind off the pain for a bit... Ooo la la

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Poor Koki

Found this article CB, perhaps it helps??
http://www.caberfeidh.com/Pain2.htm

willow bark perhaps? long the lines of marye's aspirin suggestion. Arnica is good too, for fighting infection.

Scratch behind his ears for me, and tell him am wishing him to feel better soon.
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Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge.
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healing vibes

going out to Koki...

marye's picture
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poor little guy!

If the vet didn't give you any pain meds for him, you might just give him aspirin. True, not herbal, but might help. Healing vibes to poor Koki.

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coupla "green" cookies

should do the trick

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healing powers

Koki the dog caught his foot in a piece of metal when running around on Saturday evening and tore out one whole claw. I saw it happen and it still makes me squirm to think about it. I managed to patch him up and get him to a vet who treated him, gave him a shot and said he was very brave and that the claw will grow back but it will be very very painful for a week or so. He is sleeping a lot and coming for strokes a lot. I can see that it really hurts and that he is very miserable. I have to change the dressing tomorrow which I am dreading. Luckily he is not dreading it cos he has no idea that's going to happen. Poor dog! Does anyone know of anything herbal I can give him to make him feel a little better?

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