|Posted by Buckhorn on April 13, 2011 at 7:43 PM||comments (4)|
I am excited for new puppy Rook to finally be home tomorrow, but am sad and concerned about Juneau. He had 6 seizures over an 18 hour period that I know of. Vet says finally time to try a third med. Phenobarbital, Keppra and now Toprimax. Let's hope this is the last med, although specialist says it could take up to five different! Good grief. Anyone with suggestions on epilepsy treatment? We already raw feed.
|Posted by Buckhorn on July 16, 2010 at 8:13 PM||comments (0)|
Well, I always suspected Juneau had a screw loose besides his epilepsy and neurons firing off... He truly is a silly dog. So he, being a male dog, has yet to ever lift a back leg when urinating. He still to this day squats like a female. Well the other morning before his breakfast I let him out to go, as we do every morning. He squatted as normal, but lifted a leg also... his front left paw! He held it that way the entire time until he was finished. Was quite odd looking and put a great BIG smile on my face! I sure wish I would have had the time to snap a photo as it was truly comical.
|Posted by Buckhorn on May 22, 2010 at 12:45 PM||comments (0)|
I see that Juneau will be a new big brother soon to an upcoming litter due from his breeding kennel. Please, if purchasing a puppy from this litter make certain to obtain puppy insurance. Medication for Juneau costs approximately $250/month without insurance. According to experts there is a 25% possibility of one of these pups inheriting epilepsy as Juneau did. Others out of this litter will likely be carriers, so if you intend on breeding please be aware that you too could pass along this heart breaking disease. Testing to rule out other reasons for your dogs seizures run around $2000+ and bi-annual blood work ups over $200 per. Insurance will definately help you with these costs as long as you sign up for them prior to any health issues surfacing.
Also a quick note: Juneau is from RPK's very first Tamaskan litter out of Tasha and Moose (litter of ten). He was born in December of 2007, not 2006 as RPK advertises.
|Posted by Buckhorn on February 27, 2010 at 5:14 PM||comments (0)|
As some of you may have already seen, I am creating a photo album of dogs related to Juneau. Review Juneau's pedigree in the Aatu Tamaskan section of my website to see if our dogs are related. Then if you would like to contribute a photo of your beloved pet just send me a contact indicating so. I'll get back in touch with you as soon as I can with an email address to forward them to. I don't care if you are a sibling, half sibling, uncle or great great grandmother, a Tamaskan, Utonagan or Northern Inuit... all relatives welcome!!! Thank you in advance for your photos!