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Here is why I'm mad with my Vet over my diabetic dog
Old 03-03-2010, 08:47 PM   #11
 
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What a good dog!

I completely understand your perfectly placed righteous anger. The vet is responsible for knowing the products he prescribes his patients. When something is recalled....and then sold anyway, sounds pretty unethical to me....should be criminal...if its not already. I'd be furious, but alas....you're probably a much nicer person than i am.
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Old 03-03-2010, 10:25 PM   #12
 
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No Chris I'm not nice; at least not when someone is trying to screw with my lil family in any way shape or form - Have 0 tolerance on that side - But I also learned many yrs ago that screaming and trowing fusses at people resolves nothing at all and/ or only makes matters worst. I'll give it my best shot in calmly going there tomorrow (trying!) and see what she's got to say when I question her why I'm sold stuff for my sick pup that's recalled by the FDA.
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Old 03-04-2010, 01:14 PM   #13
 
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Well, i'm going to keep following this post, i'm curious what the vet will say...
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Old 03-04-2010, 02:53 PM   #14
 
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Everytime I see a picture of Maxx I just want to squeeze him and snuggle up to him. He's so sweet and fluffy. I'm sorry you're going through this. I love my two cats as much as you love Maxx and Precious. I call them my "Fur Babies". That's what they are. My babies with fur. Thankfully you have a good vet that you like, that's very important. But she should have called you to notify you of the recall. I'm sure they'll find the right meds for Maxx though. Good luck.
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:57 PM   #15
 
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Well, i'm going to keep following this post, i'm curious what the vet will say...
She must have sniffed what was up when I walked in with the 2 bottles I bought yesterday, she RAN tot he back and had the new gal help me out, who claimed she didn't know nothing about the recall and I believe her that cause she's new there.

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Everytime I see a picture of Maxx I just want to squeeze him and snuggle up to him. He's so sweet and fluffy. I'm sorry you're going through this. I love my two cats as much as you love Maxx and Precious. I call them my "Fur Babies". That's what they are. My babies with fur. Thankfully you have a good vet that you like, that's very important. But she should have called you to notify you of the recall. I'm sure they'll find the right meds for Maxx though. Good luck.
Lisa and he'll look at you with these Teddy bear style eyes and get EXACTLY that outta you 2 sec after you enter my house; that dog can rap any one around his paws in seconds, I seen big burly guys melt down and play cuddle attach with my dog before - Quite amusing
I'll have them to another glucose curve on him next Mon; see me I have low sugar (so him & I are complete opposite patients there) so I know all about the eating and what not to eat and ENTIRELY flipped his diet since last year now and he's only been on 3 units per day which is very little so I am hoping for a positive feedback on the new test next week that maybe, just maybe I can take him off the needle poking matter all together and just handle it with 'the right foods'.
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:35 PM   #16
 
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I LOVE dogs and can see why Maxx can even qrap big burly men around his paw. That would be great news if you could take him off the meds. It's amazing what a change in diet can make. Keep us posted on Maxx's progress and give that big furry head a pat and a rub behind the ears for me
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:28 PM   #17
 
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LOL tanks Lisa will do. One of the million nick names he has is "Lovebird" LOL
The "sad" part if my new neighborhood here just encourages this cuddle - behavior even more "oh common here Maxxy let's cuddle" alllllll the timmmeeeee allllll dayyyyy.....I am positive to say I really sometimes feel my neighbors don't exact;y come to see ME LOL
He's just a love bug - You see him you're done, love at first site in 2 sec or less LOL
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:05 PM   #18
 
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Update for those that cared:
Maxx was at the Vet all day today to do a glucose curve; He is now down to 2 Units a day (seems like 1 unit less every time I take him) and he's gotten new Insulin after the matter with the old one; which is actually the same stuff humans get too; I am quite impressed to learn this little bitty Insulin bottle (tiny thing) is flat out 90 bucks but hey what can I do sick pup is sick pup gotta do what ya gotta do

So he's doing fine and needs less insulin that's good (but boy was he thrilled to go home after being there a full day - He does not like my idea of doggy day care I can tell ya that).
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:50 PM   #19
 
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Good to hear that Maxx is improving!
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:12 PM   #20
 
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good for you nat for doing your research. i've had to do the same... one of my dogs has, well, a whole sleugh (sp?) of problems starting from his esophogus all the way down to his intestines. special diet, meds, the works. everyone says my dog is lucky to have us as owners because anyone else would put him down. contrary...we're lucky to have him! i love my dogs like my kids! well, can't say that for sure bc i don't have any kids but i think i love them more than anything else. so we tolerate veterinary medicine, as incomplete as it is, and do what we can, right? for me it sometimes boils down to trial and error to figure it out myself.

i love your dogs. i bet they know how lucky they are to have a good mommy that loves them : )

edit: i just realized how lame that last line sounded but, hey, if you heard how i talk to my dogs, you'd know that i am just really goofy.
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