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Wonderful Wednesday: Lulu Update

We went back to visit the nice lady Veterinary specialist and she said that I am doing a lot better. She says that I have Inflammatory Bowel Disease* (IBD) of the upper and lower GI tract and Pancreatitis. Mom has been giving me B12 shots once a week for the last 6 weeks (I am not very happy about that) but they are now going to start to be once a month. They are decreasing my prednisone little by little, though I am going to be taking this for a long time. At my checkup appointment, I hid under the chair that Mom was sitting in so that the Dr would not see me (if I can’t see them, they can’t see me – right?).

Going to the Vet makes me scared and excited. I don’t like it very much. Thankfully, if I keep improving, I won’t have to go to often.

This prednisone stuff makes me super hungry. Mom finds me begging and scavenging for food, which I never did before. That was always Sofie and Charles’ deal. I have put back on some weight, which doesn’t bother me, but Mom is afraid the Dr is going to yell. And, I drink water all the time. All 3 dogs bowls and Charles’ little bowl are empty constantly. Mom is feeding me this expensive Royal Canin Hydrolyzed Protein (wet and dry), which the Dr says is the best for me, with an occasional hypoallergic dog treat. So far, it seems to be working.

I guess that is all for now. I am happy to be feeling better. Thank you all for the healing energy.

– Louise

*Canine Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a condition that results when cells involved in inflammation and immune response infiltrate the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This makes the wall of the GI tract thick and interferes with the bowels ability to move and absorb food. The World Small Animal Veterinary Association defines IBD as an inflammatory infiltration for which no specific cause can be found. This means they try to stop the inflammation and relieve the problem without ever really knowing why it happens. Approximately 50-70% of affected dogs have good long-term outcomes from initial treatment. IBD is not curable and flare-ups can happen throughout the dog’s life. (This is just for your information. I am not a vet or any kind of doctor. I am just a DogMom.)

 

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 16, 2019 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Pillow Wars

The cats like to lay on the big dog pillows. Usually, the dogs will let them stay there. I have even seen the dogs lie on the floor so that the cats can have the pillows. Is this some unspoken DogDaz Zoo language? They always work it out and that is what’s important.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2019 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Happy Dogmas

Charles & the Snowball

Sofie got coal from Santapaws

Louise got a jack

Charles stole everything

Louise had enough playing

Charles is done for now

Hope you had an awesome DOGMAS!

(Turn on your sound)

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 9, 2019 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: DogDaz December Review

We have had a good animal year at DogDaz Zoo. Though Louise had some surgery in the summer and then got sick in November, she is on the mend. When I look back at 12 months of running and jumping and whining and catfights, I realize how blessed we are. 1 second a day gives you a great review of the DogDaz year through cats and dogs and birds and rabbits and the occasional skink. Did you know that there are over 6 minutes of seconds in a year? If that blows your mind, just skip below and watch December. Turn up the sound and dance along.

Thank you all for being part of the Zoo and watching our antics. Here is 2018 in review.

Here are each month’s videos separately (I started doing this in March): March, April, May, June, July*, August, September, October,  November and, finally, this month,

December 

*Opps! I never posted July’s 1 review so here it is too.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 7, 2019 in Birds, Cats, Dogs

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Season’s Greetings

From all of us at DogDaz Zoo,

we wish you the happiest of holidays and

a wonderful NEW YEAR!

We will return on Caturday January 5, 2019, and

look forward to entertaining you for another year!

(in order of age)

Noel (the Christmas cat),

Charles (the Mugwump),

Louise (aka Lulu Belle),

Sofie Bear,

Mr. Nine,

Stella,

and

Mini Cooper 

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2018 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Wordless Wednesday: How Many Days Until Xmas?

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 Sofie and Rudolph waiting for Santa Paws.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2018 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Patient Watcher

Louise watches patiently at the back door while a squirrel lunches on a left-over pumpkin. She doesn’t fuss like Sofie and Charles would do. She just sits and waits and hopes that a human will open the door so she can chase it away.

Louise is feeling better on 30 mg of Prednisone a day and special food. Fingers crossed that the good days continue. Thank you all for your prayers.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2018 in Dogs

 

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