Sliding4Ever

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  1. The first trip he was not cultured. Vet was hoping that was all he needed. The second trip they did do a culture and sensitivity test. He gave me the papers with the results but I don't know what i'm looking at. And he gave me the antibiotic that responded the most which is Baytril. I think he was on it since the 18th and he finished the last shot of that last night, which is when he started coughing again. His temp has been fine. Still eating and drinking normal. He's not ever out of breath, and he doesn't get any worse when he's being worked. The vet at first thought it could be OCPD but he said it doesn't usually show this time year, and he doesn't get worse or out of breath when worked. I realized after thinking more that unless it is the dust in the hay, it may not be the actual type of hay. He was still on it when the Baytril started and he quit coughing. I'm pretty sure he was given square bales at his previous home. I'm not sure how I can water the hay down, he has free access to it since we do not have much grass at all. I'd think it would get moldy before the two horses could finish it. I called the vet's office this morning to let them know what's going on and they had me pick up another vial of the Baytril which should last another 3-4 days and some type of mega benadryl that he gets twice a day.
  2. I traded my youngin for Baxter, a 14 year old show gelding, a couple months ago. He started coughing a few days after I got him. I gave him some time thinking it was due to my place being sandier than his previous home. Once he started to get a snotty nose, and I could hear fluid when he was breathing I called the vet. My dad had to take him the first time, so I'm not sure exactly what the vet did or what he said. He gave Bax a steroid and antibiotic shot and sent home one of each for me to give a few days later. It helped some but maybe a week after me giving the shots he started coughing again along with the snotty nose and fluid. I called the vet back and he scoped Bax and sent it to A&M so they could test it. And while I have no idea what he actually has, the best I can understand is that it's some crazy infection that's very strong and normal antibiotics wouldn't help. Along with something that was swollen on one side, and while it isn't an issue at this time it will need to be watched. So he gave me another type of antibiotic that's much stronger and I had to give him one shot every day for the last week and a half. After half of the medicine was given I called and told the vet that he was doing great on it and is back to his regular self absolutely no coughing. Well this evening while getting him ready to tuck in his stall he started coughing again full force. And it's not just coughing, it's almost like he could be choking, head held weird, mouth open like he's trying to push something out. But it's not choke, and he was doing this the first time around. Tonight was the last night for the shot. Is it possible this could be a hay allergy? Would that not show on a culture if they were looking for a infection? The last couple days he was kept in his stall due to the rain, I didn't want him wet when he needs to fight the infection off, and he was on Coastal hay when he usually gets free access to a round bale of Cheyenne hay. So no Cheyenne, no coughing. I've watched this horse with his last owners for two years, and rode him twice before bringing him home and have never heard cough. I'm calling the vet in the morning, but does anyone have any ideas? We have a show this weekend 5 hours away and he'll be spending January with his trainer before the stock shows start.
  3. Thanks everyone. It's so rewarding just to see the difference in her. Even my dad admitted that he's happy we talked him into letting me pick her up. And that is hard to get out of him!
  4. Whoo-hoo! I figured it out! The pictures aren't great at all, but you can see the improvements very well. Grrrr!! She's been forgetting the release part of fetch. Atleast she brought it to me instead of running off with it. Crazy dog lol.
  5. Soooo Annie is doing REALLY good! Full of energy and is a real riot! I've been letting her out in the pasture with me while the horses are eating and playing with her. She's learning how to sit and play fetch although the fetching has taken a couple steps backwords since I was out of state last week. On to the pictures! I believe they are all from this week. Well, the pictures will have to come later. I can't remember the password to photobucket. Soooo think of this as a teaser post.
  6. They didn't say to give her anything and I didn't think to ask at the time.They did say not to give any inbetween baths though. She's doing much better though! Her skin is a soft pink and scabs are starting to heal. Over the weekend Refusing to fetch
  7. I was hoping it was nothing to worry about. She does seem to be saying thank yuo doesn't she? Hehe. I just wanted to make sure that it was probably nothing and then it end up being something I should have done something about. I took her to the pasture wanna be and let her off the leash (horses were in the stalls eating) and she did so good! She came back everytime I called her with the exception of finding the hoof clippings from Sunday. She's such a good girl!
  8. Thanks everyone. I love this girl. She's doing really good! She got her second bath and dip Sunday and she looks so much better already. Her skin isn't as red and the scabs are starting to go away. Kina, that's the mange she has. I couldn't remember the name the vet said but that's the reason she gave me and said it was not contagious to my other dogs. I went ahead and got a bag of Blue Buffalo and Natural something for can food. I'll check out the 4Health though at TSC before getting another bag. I just can't afford it, wish I could. Anyways here's a few pictures after one week. And a video. Can anyone tell me why she does this? This is the second time while eating that she leaves her food walks around and howls/growls/barks at me. The first time I had my back to hear pouring water from a bucket into the bowl I just got for her and thought maybe she didn't like the water, that it made her nervous. The second time I was just kneeling down hoping she'd do it again so I can record it to ask about it. She has shown NO aggressiveness issues at all, I can take her food, water, toy, bone while she's eating or anything and she does not mind at all. Any ideas? She wags her tail while doing and then licks me before going back to eat. http://youtu.be/cItZDqRmbKE
  9. I don't think we have Vit E but I'll get some this weekend! I didn't think about that and wondering what I could do to help her. Today was the first day that she didn't keep her eyes tight, she has gorgeous brown eyes with a little white in one of them. I don't really have access to cow fat unless you mean just regular meat? I could do Crisco though. For her pen, she has one of those canopy/tent things that you would set a table under. Her crate is under that in the corner that would give the most shade set up off the ground and 3 sides and the top is blocked up, she also has blankies inside for her. Would the dipper rash cream be bad for her if she licks it too much? She's constantly licking her self. I've threatned her with one of neck ring things but she doesn't listen, she's lucky she's outside and unsupervised. Thanks for all your help thus far. I really appreciate it.
  10. Thanks ya'll. She's such a great girl. I let her out on the leash today where our other outside dog is and let her explore her future home. She had a blast, we were running and jumping and having a good ole time. I realized we have a lot of work to do to get it set for her. Our other dog is a Great Dane and although her growth was stunted we didn't have to worry about her escaping. But Annie is soooo small there are spots everywhere she could wiggle under. Thanks for the suggestion pelirrojaloca, I'll have to look for that! Her skin was already looking a little better today, it wasn't as red. I can't wait to see with all her hair. I really think she'll look like a mini Dalmation. She has little black spots on her.
  11. Well, I have a new baby that needs more care than Storm and Claire combined. I picked her up from the road on Sunday and brought her to the vet Monday. She has mange from her immune system being so poor as well as worms. The vet gave me shampoo, dip and a wormer; the shampoo and dip has to be done once a week for 6 weeks and the wormer for 6 weeks with a one week "break" next week. Unfortunately I don't have her on a good food but i'm hoping to get a raise soon, and will be looking at a much better food, maybe Blue or Taste of the Wild... or is it Call of the Wild? Which would be better? She's got a very good appetite and is very playfull, if it wasn't for how she looks on the outside you'd never know she was "sick". Anyway I got her a multivitamin for now. This girl is so sweet, I can't imagine someone doing this. She had a collar but no tags and I was NOT leaving her in that particular neighborhood. The vet also said she has all her adult teeth and is probably around 1 yr old. I really thought she only maybe 3 months, she seems so puppy like to me. Her teeth look super good though, their probably the best thing she has going right now. Anyway i'm in love with this dog! I drained my account already between her vet trip and the petstore. So glad I get paid Friday. Pictures?? Meet Orphan "Annie". This is Sunday after her bath to get rid of the fleas. Bad picture but it's pretty accurate to how she looks. Sunday Sunday And today- Wednesday (She's very hard to get picture of!)
  12. Well, I have a new baby that needs more care than Storm and Claire combined. I picked her up from the road on Sunday and brought her to the vet Monday. She has mange from her immune system being so poor as well as worms. The vet gave me shampoo, dip and a wormer; the shampoo and dip has to be done once a week for 6 weeks and the wormer for 6 weeks with a one week "break" next week. Unfortunately I don't have her on a good food but i'm hoping to get a raise soon, and will be looking at a much better food, maybe Blue or Taste of the Wild... or is it Call of the Wild? Which would be better? She's got a very good appetite and is very playfull, if it wasn't for how she looks on the outside you'd never know she was "sick". Anyway I got her a multivitamin for now. This girl is so sweet, I can't imagine someone doing this. She had a collar but no tags and I was NOT leaving her in that particular neighborhood. The vet also said she has all her adult teeth and is probably around 1 yr old. I really thought she only maybe 3 months, she seems so puppy like to me. Her teeth look super good though, their probably the best thing she has going right now. Anyway i'm in love with this dog! I drained my account already between her vet trip and the petstore. So glad I get paid Friday. Pictures?? Meet Orphan "Annie". This is Sunday after her bath to get rid of the fleas. Bad picture but it's pretty accurate to how she looks. Sunday Sunday And today- Wednesday (She's very hard to get picture of!)
  13. You know, i'm not really sure what it is. It just reminds me of cool whip. It's the healthier alternative for those who can't have the normal/good frosting. I've seen/had it at weddings or showers. It's gross stuff. I don't like angel food either. I just scrape the strawberries and cool whip off and leave the cake lol.
  14. /\ Yeah-huh It's the coolwhip one, you know that is "healthy". That is bad frosting.