Medical issues with our pets are scary! They can’t tell us exactly how they are feeling and they often hide their pain. It is up to us as their owners to notice any concerns and ensure they are treated appropriately.
After owning a number of pets, we have had a number of what I will call medical adventures. Some have worked out well, some have not, but many have been fairly uncommon and interesting.
I share these stories not as a form of medical advice (I have absolutely no medical or veterinary expertise!) but to share them as interesting anecdotes, in hopes that it may help provide someone comfort to know that they are not alone or just to share our experiences.
Again, this is not medical advice. If you are concerned about your pet please consult a veterinarian.
Articles & Blog Posts
- FHO FAQ – a list of non-medical frequently asked questions based on our experiences with FHO surgery
- My Dog Isn’t Just Scared… She has PTSD – Our experience with Sienna’s PTSD and how we’re overcoming it
- Our Experiences with Kennel Cough – More Knowledge, Less Scary – Introduction to Sienna’s bouts with Kennel Cough
- Sienna’s Auto-immune Disease – Introduction to a rare auto-immune disease we have recently started dealing with called SLO (Systemic lupoid onychodystrophy)
- Update – Sienna’s Auto-Immune Disease – An update on Sienna’s progress, acupuncture, Chinese medicine specialist vet, and some of the top tips we have learned so far
- Sienna’s FHO Journey – Introduction to Sienna’s hip surgery and journey to recovery
- Sienna’s Surgery Recovery – Top Tools – description of the tools and resources we used to aide’s Sienna’s surgery recovery
- Willow’s Painful Potties – Willow developed an issue where she would spin and cry every time she did her business
My Latest Posts
- FHO FAQHaving any major surgery us a big deal and very scary, sometimes more for us than for our dogs. When Sienna had her femoral head ostectomy (FHO) surgery I joined […]
- My Dog Isn’t Just Scared… She has PTSDPost Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in dogs is something that has only been recognized in the most recent years. Like with humans, it develops when a serious trauma has occurred. […]
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