muscle wasting due to prednisone
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hey an, I made this thread about my senior dog who is having some medical issues >>2293010
so he has improved on the prednisone. One of his paws has healed enough to not be bandaged so it can air out and the other seems to be headed in the same direction, albeit slowly. Over all, he seems to be doing better. His skin is less inflamed too and his two front paws aren't any worse. The hotspots on his face are healing up wonderfully
That being said, the big problem now is if his body can actually tolerate the prednisone he has to be on to keep his immune system in check while his feet heal. The vet has said that if he can get through the next month of being on the pred and doesn't flare up once he starts taking a lower dose, he should be okay. She's also consulting with a canine dermatologist on his case but we haven't heard back yet.
has anyone had experience with their senior dog on prednisone long term? How did you lessen the muscle wasting side effect? The vet said there's nothing we can do about it but I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions or experience. I would actually do anything to him or give him anything without getting her okay first of course though
pic related of my old boy
Need Help with Barking
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Friends, my dog is a terrible barker and I need your help. I'd like to preface this by saying I take responsibility for my dog's behavior and I'm not trying to make excuses here.
My living situation isn't the best layout and the upstairs neighbors have to walk through my yard to get to their gate (see pic in next post). When I let my dog out to go to the bathroom and hang out he'll usually run back inside when he hears the neighbors approaching. However, he's been barking hysterically at the neighbors now.
The other night:
>neighbor coming in through the shared gate >dog flips out and starts barking hysterically
>neighbor runs out the gate to the driveway
>I ran out and grab the dog
>immediately apologize to the neighbor and left it at that
Now, the neighbors rarely ever shut their gate so my dog will go in their yard if I don't close the gate before letting him out. Just now:
>let dog out to use the bathroom
>neighbor's gate was open
>go to close it
>neighbor approaching gate from their door at the same time
>dog starts barking hysterically
>snatch him, apologize to neighbor and tell them, "I think it'd be better if the gate was closed"
>ran back to my door with the dog
He's never bitten anyone but he may if he's scared enough. We've tried training but the woman we hired was charging $65/hour and after six sessions he learned to lay down without any focus on his barking so we stopped the training. He didn't bark this bad when we first moved in so idk what changed.
Should I accompany him with a leash at all times? Tie him to the tree when he wants outside time? Go through numerous sessions of basic training to get him to stop barking?
Pic is of barker dog.
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A few years ago, I watched a long, mostly (if at all) unedited HD video of a tsunami, over a long period (perhaps 20 minutes?) in Asia
I'm guessing is was the 2011 Iwata Prefecture in Japan, but none of the videos I can find are the correct one.
It was filmed mostly silent by an amateur viewer from a high vantage point, not ground level. It doesn't cut and shows the water receding and slowing but forcefully coming in, eventually wreaking insane havoc. It was very scary and solemn and I'd like to share it with some one if anyone can help me find it. Thanks