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tasha_111
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Hi All, Pets of Daft Sods, and the Daft Sods themselves. We took my beloved Riva to the Vet this morning. She is dragging one leg and kepf falling over, seemed to have no control of her back end. Anyway, figured it was Hip Displacia. Anyway after Xrays and a lot of bending and flexing the vet said it was NOT her hips, they are good. It's compacted discs in her lower back which is treatable in about 50% of cases, so she had a load of injections and a big bottle of pills for the next month. She is already walking very slightly better! Woohoooooo, We just have to try and keep her from bouncing about too much in the garden. Fingers Crossed Y'all!

And thanks. Jxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Sounds like Riva might be feeling a little better, and we all hope the prescriptions help her. We know how much you love her, and what a comfort she is. Although I don't have any pets right now, I know how devastating it is when they are sick...

Joyce

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rjjj
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I really hope Reva gets better, I know how important our pups are to us.
hugs, jackie

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zahalene
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having her first computer lesson. She may be posting for me soon. LOL

Dang, what hap????

Wrong cat. LOL I'll try to put Grace on expressions gallery page.

Can't change this pic for some reason but Grace in in the gallery now. This is Lucy.

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CR1954
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Lucy is such a cutie!!!!

CR

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zahalene
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Is everyone sufficiently confused now? LOL

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I'm very sorry to hear about Riva.

However, my Yorkie (who has passed) also had severe disc problems. I found a veterinary chiropractor who worked miracles with her.
Dr. Charlotte King...she is Canadian, lives somewhere in Fort Erie I believe, but also practices here, in the U.S. See if you can find a number for her.
The pain pills will help with the pain, but sadly, won't fix the problem. And surgery is so risky, and oftentimes doesn't help.

Hugs to you and Riva.

CR

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... for your beautiful and beloved Riva - and you, too, dear J (because I know how much she means to you).

Hoping the injections and the medication do the trick.

Kind regards, Susan
Official Secretary of The Daft Sods Club and
The Pets of Daft Sods Club

P.S.: I nominate lovely Riva as the Official Mascot of P.O.D.S.
Esteemed Leader, and Riva's owner (hence, the nomination) - do you agree? Of course, the final decision must be yours. :-)

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jk1952
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I second the nomination!

Joyce

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Kat11
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Here is hoping for a speedy recovery.

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fauxma
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I hope she does well and is soon able to bounce around.
Stef

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Gentle hugs to Riva from my POD Grrr. If anyone can nurse her back to health with love and devotion it certainly would be you! By the way my fingers, toes, legs, arms and eyes are all crossed just for Riva.

Hugs,

RE

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I hope Riva is feeling better that yesterday.
Take care of that wonderful dog.

Hugs,
Margo

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Ginger, hurt her back jumping for a ball. She went over backwards. She had been crippled up for a couple of years and it had gotten so bad that she didn't want to get up from her dog bed. My friends took her to a different vet, because our town's vet wasn't around and this new vet gave Ginger pain medication and it was like a miracle. She's up and can walk and she is so much better! Just like for us, sometimes a different doctor can make all the difference.

Just a thought.

:) Lynn

prv
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So sorry about Riva. I hope she feels better. I just lost my cat (about two weeks after bil mast.) She was 18 yrs old and had lots of health problems including back leg problems. The night before my surgery, she dragged herself onto my bed. She hadn't been out of her little sleeping area in two weeks! I think animals have a sixth sense about things! I miss her very much! Hope things go well for you and Riva!

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My dog Dusty says, "Arf arf Riva." She is giving support because she hates the vet and she don't know it yet but she is going tomorrow.

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I think it's neat seeing your pic and my cat pic together.

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Jadie
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First time I saw your cat I thought "that must be Marcias cat".

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phoenixrising
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I'm so glad you found it was treatable! There is no good time for our pets to "walk to the other side" but now would be particularly hard as you are starting out on your new life. I'm happy for her and you!! Keep us posted.
jan

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no more walking upright. You must now get down to her level to keep her there. This will sometimes make drinking difficult. So you get a straw (one of those flexible kind) and stick it into your can or bottle, then just bend it over to drink. You CAN put several straws together to make it reach you easier. I'm warning you, though, that you may get drunk faster this way and burp more. And if someone tries to tell you I learned this trick because they snuck some beer into the hospital for me, don't believe them!! :) Pammy

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Glad your pooch is improving some. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

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they do wrap themselves around our hearts don't they? Sounds like Riva is doing better, she has to now that she has been officially names the mascott of our club. Compacted discs is also a sign of age in the bigger dogs, just like the hip displacia.

My Sammy Boy, again, is feeling low, last time I think he was bit right on the end of his nose by a black widow, this time is probably a sick bird he ate. I always know when he isn't feeling up to snuff when he just lays on the bed and won't move all day. As long as I can get him to eat, I leave him to recover himself, but keep a close eye, because those little bodies can take a turn for the worse very quickly.

Take care of our Riva!

Cat

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tasha_111
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Thank you Susan for the nomination, It's about time too! Thank you everyone and your PODS for the support.....How can I NOT get better with all of you behind me?......What an awesome group of Daft Sods! LOL

Anyway, My mum, who is bodacious, wonderful, gorgeous and modest, started me on the pills this morning so I have my paws crossed.

Will keep you all updated.....Arf Arf! Riva (Official Mascot of P.O.D.S.)

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Hey Julia, I have never done crossword puzzles before but I thought I should for the "mind" stimulation thing........anyway, I came across this....__________ sods.
I couldn't believe it!! If it weren't for you I'd never have thought of "daft", which fit in perfectly :) Just one more benefit of the "daft sods" :) Thanks

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tasha_111
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Glad to be of service!... It really is a major phrase in england, it's like you use the words cool, awesome and whatever......We call our friends, Relatives and parents that. Hugs jxxxxxxxxxxx

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From me and my two PODS, Bibby and Michi. Meow, meow!!

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