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Harbor Freight North American Healthcare Pill Cutter Review

Harbor Freight North American Healthcare Pill Cutter Review

We have to give phenobarbital to Rosie, our middle dog. She has epilepsy and a cluster seizure episode could prove fatal. We’ve been using the same medicine for four and a half years. At this point she only gets a half pill every morning, and the pills are pre-scored so that you can snap them […]

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Rosie Update

Rosie Update

Our middle dog Rosie has been struggling with health problems since she was diagnosed with epilepsy in July of 2009. In April of this year Rosie had huge problems opening her jaw and her eyes were constantly weeping. It turns out that she has masticatory muscle myositis, which means her immune system thought her jaw […]

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Happy Birthday, Rosie!

Happy Birthday, Rosie!

My middle child Rosie is seven this year! Holy crap! The biggest change for Rosie this year is that she’s getting more used to change. We changed rental homes this December. We changed her food bowl, which she’d eaten from since puppyhood. We changed her diet (all the dogs are on a raw diet now). […]

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Rosie update

Rosie update

Just a quick update on Rosie, my four year old dog who was diagnosed with epilepsy last month. I took her in last week to have her liver and kidney functions tested. Rosie was fantastic as normal at the vet. She had a 10% increase in body weight (40 pounds, up from 37), which was […]

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Rosie Update

Rosie Update

Rosie had a massive cluster of seizures almost two weeks ago. After two shots of Valium, I brought her home and immediately started her on a regime of phenobarbital. I am happy to say that after some initial sluggishness and “spacey” behavior (which my vet warned me about), Rosie is back to her normal self. […]

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Shake, rattle and Rosie

Shake, rattle and Rosie

I came home early last Friday to get some work done and then start an early weekend. When I opened the door, my middle dog Rosie was convulsing on the floor. Her rear legs were fully extended and useless as she paddled towards me with her front feet. Her entire face and chest wet from […]

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