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Old 11-24-2012, 09:59 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Def. not torsion - we've had 4 cases of that, 2 survived, 2 didn't

So sorry you have lost two to torsion (bloat) a horrible horrible thing to happen, but I meant torsion of the testis.
Haha After I wrote that, I did think about torsion of the testis. And I touched on that with my vet on Thursday, not a torsion specifically, but whether it was possible for him to be retracting his testicles and them getting stuck? (in laymans terms?) She said as he hangs so low (well he can hitch em up when he wants to ) that would be 'unlikely'. I'd have thought she might have considered torsion - I have no experience of this (always something new eh) so if that happened, would they 'un-torsion'? Have to say that since she expressed these glands again on Thursday, he's not sitting and wrlggling anywhere near as much as he was on Wednesday and Thursday before I took him in so.......... I must go look at my Blacks Vet. Dict. to see if I can find out anything new on testicle torsion.

And yes, a GDV is something I'd not wish on my worst enemy (canine or human!!), much as the two we lost were 11 and 14.

Add later ...... after checking on the Internet, it appears that this situation wouldn't resolve without surgical intervention. Further it's painful, and the testes would be swollen. No, and no. If only they could speak eh.

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Old 11-24-2012, 05:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Just another thought !
Could he have mites, not had this but know they can get them around anus or perhaps he just squashed/bruised himself when scooting. I'll give up now . Hope it resolves it'self soon.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:44 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Frankie had his two masses removed and the AGs flushed and packed yesterday, came home and...... kept me up virtually all night

He was so bad lunchtime, wouldn't settle (I gave him another wack of Metacam) and crying that I took him back to my vet. Everything appears to be fine

I now have Tramadol and some Kalm-aid tablets (for him, not for me although I'm tempted ) which I'll give him before bed tonight in the hope at least I get some shuteye. Meanwhile he's HUNGRY and eating up a storm (much as I'm limiting how much because he's loose) I guess it was inevitable that he'd milk this for all it's worth. I keep telling him he should be thankful he won't ever have to be spayed
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Poor Frankie , poor you , hope you both get some sleep & he's on the mend soon. Lucas & Otto.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:54 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Poor Frankie , poor you , hope you both get some sleep & he's on the mend soon. Lucas & Otto.
Your sympathy is MUCH appreciated And it didn't get any better as the week progressed really. By Saturday we were back at the vet because between us (hubby and me) we'd barely been averaging 4 hours sleep a night with all his restlessness and moaning and groaning. Nobody knows what a Basset in distress sounds like, unless they've experienced it. I managed to see the operating vet who decided to remove the anal gland packing. What came out looked like Vaseline - and certainly like nothing my previous vet had ever used. While we were there he spotted...... TWO FLEAS!!! I nearly died. Came home armed with a hugely expensive flea collar (and ordered a cheaper version online for my Whippet ). Saturday night found me on the floor armed with my flea comb and a bowl of hot water - I must have removed going on a dozen fleas. I know we live with squirrels around which has often meant fleas, but all of a sudden he's covered with them
Everything in the house that can be, has been laundered, I've also sent off for some house-de-bugging stuff (which I hope will work). There are no fleas on my Whippet and no flea dirt either. And no flea dirt on him so I can only think he brought them home from THE VET

Had him back today , Monday, to be checked again. He's much calmer, but one of the incisions looks quite angry, and had a talk with that vet, who is a skin specialist, about the fleas. She said categorially that when she checked him before the surgery, there were NO FLEAS. He's now on Metacam and the KalmAid tablets, and sleeping peacefully in the office here.

He goes back on Wed. to have the one set of stitches out - the irritated incision may have to wait a few days longer.

I am NOT impressed (and neither is he!!!) although apart from the flea collar, the last two visits have cost me nothing.
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A restless, moaning basset at anytime is disturbing & awful at night, lost count of the nights I've slept on the floor with them down stairs. The classic is needing to go out every 45 mins, & then in the early hours no dog with you at the back door, fumble for glasses to look for the b...dy hound only to find he's under my duvet asleep !
Found fleas for the first time this summer having a juvenile hedgehog in the garden, no previous problem for six years. & yes they have picked up fleas from a visit to the vet. Dislike spot ons & some don't even work!
Hope Frankie continues to improve .
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Hoping you and Frankie are resting better now.
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I just wanted to see how you're little guy was doing today - can't offer any help just wishes he feels better sooner than later.


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Thanks guys. Just came back on here ..... Franks had his stitches out yesterday (yeah) and although one of the incisions is not as smooth as I'd have hoped, it's all healed up at least. He's a much happier bunny too. On Monday when I checked him, there was quite an angry red patch around one of the lump removal sites which I didn't like much so I took him back, yes again... and was advised to put him back on Metacam to help with the inflammation, and also the Kalm Aid which had worked well in helping him be more settled. Both worked, so yesterday at least the stitches were able to come out.

I'm going to take him in monthly to have these glands checked - in the hope we can avoid having to have them removed.

He's back in his crate alongside my bed overnight and last night I didn't hear a word out of him until just before 7 am.

Fleas - well so far I've found none on either of them. When I was at the vet's yesterday, I noticed that almost everybody in there was buying flea control products!!! This is December - in the UK - not August/September. Whatever is going on!! The household spray I' ve bought arrived today so tonight, before we turn in, I'm going to spray at least the living room.
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Actually I've found that December is often a bad season for fleas - I find them on the dogs I groom. Don't know why.
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