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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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Inexpensive way to deal with doggy stank mouth

Inexpensive way to deal with doggy stank mouth

As long-time readers know, our middle dog Rosie suffered from masticatory muscle myositis, an autoimmune disorder where her body decided her jaw muscles were a bacterial infection. She’s undergone a lot of treatment with Prednisone, and while she can’t open her mouth fully any more, she’s in far better shape than she used to be. […]

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! 2013

Happy Birthday, Rosie! 2013

Happy birthday to my middle child Rosie, who turns eight years old this year. Great googly moogly!! It blows my mind that two of my canine children are older than Sedagive?’s youngest human bay-bay. Rosie has had an incredibly rough year. She contracted (developed?) masticatory muscle myositis (you can read the start of her saga […]

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Rosie Update #3: Living With It

Rosie Update #3: Living With It

It’s been two and a half months since we took our dog Rosie to the vet because she couldn’t open her mouth properly. She has masticatory muscle myositis, which means that her body thinks her jaw muscles are an infection. She’s been on prednisone for about two months. Her initial dosage was 50mg per day, […]

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Rosie Update #2: The Damage

Rosie Update #2: The Damage

We’re still waiting on Rosie’s lab results, but I’m glad I chose to pre-emptively treat her for masticatory muscle myositis: the damage has already been done. Rosie is on a pretty aggressive regime of prednisone and while her symptoms have been improved, it’s obvious to me that the auto-immune disease has done serious harm to […]

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An Update on Rosie

An Update on Rosie

About a week and a half ago I wrote about my dog Rosie and her health problems. She was having a hard time chewing her food. At first we thought it was a problem with her teeth, but it turns out she could chew just fine — it was her jaw that was messed up. […]

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Wilting Rosie

Wilting Rosie

We first noticed something was wrong with Rosie a little over a month ago. Her eyes were producing a lot of mucus. The area around one of her eyes was really swollen, to the point I wondered if something hit her. Sedagive? took her to the vet, and we got some eye drops that made […]

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Happy Adopt-a-versary, Rosie! 2012 Edition

Happy Adopt-a-versary, Rosie! 2012 Edition

I brought Rosie home seven years ago today. I feel like I say this on every dog post, but I can’t believe the time has gone by so quickly. Over 2500 days of being with Rosie, from the first days when she slept in my lap while I worked from home, to seeing her run […]

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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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