Vets opinion first and foremost.
It is 10 days since Susie had what I call a stroke or a seizure as the veterinary calls it. I booked Susie in at the vets on the Thursday 27 October as they had nothing free on Wednesday. She had not been well that morning. After explaining my concerns, my vet said her condition could be connected to her heart murmur and he suggested putting her onto heart tablets. I was to give her half a tablet for two days and then increase it to one whole tablet each day afterward.
On arrival home, Susie had already had breakfast, and so I waited until tea-time to start the medication. Within two hours of her eating her food, she had vomited all her dinner and was very restless. So, I sat with her most of the night letting her out & in so that she could eat grass. The following morning she seemed a little better and ate all of her breakfast. She was good during the day and at 4 pm when I gave her tea with medication and within half an hour she was sick and once again very stressed all night and she wouldn’t leave my side.
On Friday 28 October, I contacted my vet and made another appointment that morning. At the appointment, he agreed to stop the medication. I brought her home and due to her sensitive stomach and the after-effects of the medication, her stomach was very upset. I took her back to basic’s by giving her boiled chicken and rice to try and settle her stomach. It is now the 2 November and her stomach is better My vet has recommended I take her back next Monday 6 November, and he will try another heart tablet.
At the moment Susie seems so much brighter and is back to her normal feed. Today, she wanted to go for a normal walk and was happy to roam around. I only have one concern about Susie going onto another heart tablet. Is it worth putting her through all of this again? She is happy as Larry at the minute and is enjoying her little life.
I have been told that if this next heart tablet doesn’t work, then she may have no other option than to go it alone. However, I have great respect for my vet’s advice and would always seek professional advice first and foremost!
I have always been interested in all kinds of training for dogs, mainly to see what sort of training is out there. I have had dogs most of my life and looking around it is interesting just how many types of training there is out there. I have never seen so many different forms of training as we see now. My ex-husband used to train collies to work on the farm to herd sheep and cattle. I noticed, that whilst watching him, out with young pups and older dogs he always had complete control over them and they listened to every word he said. In fact, as his young dogs grew stronger and began working with older dogs he used a whistle which went under his tongue and was high frequency. He never gave his dogs treats, and when he was out on the hill, his dogs worked with him, regardless of weather, hail sleet or snow, those dogs would have followed him to the end of the world. This made me think and question why people nowadays give treats to their dogs to keep them near, stop them jumping up, and so many other reasons.
Today I received a message in my inbox, which read; Doggy Dan, The Easy Way To An Obedient Dog! This got me thinking and made me question why people nowadays give treats to their dogs to keep them near, stop them jumping up, and so many other reasons. I opened the email out of curiosity, to begin with, and having read through it all it rang a bell in my head. Doggy Dan and his form of training seemed pretty well worth looking into as it was the training which we used up on the farm. I signed up for it once again I was informed I would receive a four-day course with videos. This course is about your dog learning to follow and listen to you. Once he realizes that you are the pack leader he will be happy to follow and obey you. This sounded very interesting and so I read on. Doggy Dan trains dogs and has been for a number of years. In his courses of four videos, he explains how using treats is not a good way to train your dog. If your dog chooses to follow you then he will listen to what you have to say. This course of training is very reasonable and you should have your pet responding to the way you speak to him.
Check out his link Doggie Dan http://theonlinedogtrainer.com You might be glad you did.
I would like to add that I am not an affiliate for this training and will make no money out of putting it on my post. I only thought that Doggy Dan sounded very genuine.