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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #9040 on: April 14, 2014, 11:45:42 PM »

Aw, Dave and Kelley, it's nice that you are so kind to your animals. We don't have any pets right now, but I can identify with your devotion (as I'm sure many people can). We've had dogs, turtles, betta fish, and hamsters. I think the worst was right before the kids and I have to move from the house to an apartment because of the divorce. My son's hamster, only 10 months old, got a tumor in his cheek pouch, we think; I feel horrible, and always will, because I was so distracted I didn't notice until it was too late. The incredible veterinarian we took him to painstakingly made up a dozen teeny-tiny doses of antibiotics, and for about a week my ex and I hand-fed him the  medicine and human baby food, because the poor little guy couldn't chew. It was too late, though; he got a little better but was steadily losing weight. We finally had to put him out of his misery. My son cried himself to sleep for weeks. The timing could not have been worse. The vet was so incredible, even sending us a little sympathy card with Sparky's paw-prints on it.

Anyway, it is gratifying to read how kindly you treat your pets.

P.S. "Bumble foot" sounds like something I myself could be diagnosed with  ;)
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« Reply #9041 on: April 15, 2014, 02:16:27 AM »

Aw, Dave and Kelley, it's nice that you are so kind to your animals. We don't have any pets right now, but I can identify with your devotion (as I'm sure many people can). We've had dogs, turtles, betta fish, and hamsters. I think the worst was right before the kids and I have to move from the house to an apartment because of the divorce. My son's hamster, only 10 months old, got a tumor in his cheek pouch, we think; I feel horrible, and always will, because I was so distracted I didn't notice until it was too late. The incredible veterinarian we took him to painstakingly made up a dozen teeny-tiny doses of antibiotics, and for about a week my ex and I hand-fed him the  medicine and human baby food, because the poor little guy couldn't chew. It was too late, though; he got a little better but was steadily losing weight. We finally had to put him out of his misery. My son cried himself to sleep for weeks. The timing could not have been worse. The vet was so incredible, even sending us a little sympathy card with Sparky's paw-prints on it.

Anyway, it is gratifying to read how kindly you treat your pets.

P.S. "Bumble foot" sounds like something I myself could be diagnosed with  ;)
It's OK! I know how to treat it now!
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« Reply #9042 on: April 15, 2014, 05:18:30 PM »

Aw, Dave and Kelley, it's nice that you are so kind to your animals.

Thanks Kathy. I love my dogs but the thoughts of losing this one and then going through it three more times are overwhelming me right now. I wonder, like I did when we lost 2 close together in 2009, if I ever want to get another puppy. It just seems to get harder each time. Hearing about your son and little Sparky put tears in my eyes. I felt the same way about my first hamster, Critter. She was a little sweetheart. The second one though; not so much. I didn't shed a tear over that little biter! I don't think he was too well socialized at the pet shop. LOL
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« Reply #9043 on: Yesterday at 02:23:42 AM »

My daughter had a pygmy hamster named Mary years ago. She named it after her great Aunt Mary who is currently 4'9" tall and shrinking at 92 years old! All it's hair fell out twice except for one tuft on her forehead. It was funny/sad because it was caused by hamsters being over bred and having cancers, tumors and other afflictions. It lived for two years though but was very tough for Elizabeth when it died. It was tough for me trying to explain why it's hair kept falling out!
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« Reply #9044 on: Yesterday at 01:58:30 PM »

Bumble Foot!
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« Reply #9045 on: Today at 01:41:20 PM »

Bumble Foot!

Ow; that looks painful!
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« Reply #9046 on: Today at 02:40:49 PM »

Ow; that looks painful!
I think it is. Birds tend to go quiet when in pain as to not attract predators but they do feel it. it just looks different. Infections in birds a different and difficult as they don't have liquid puss as people and mammals do. You can't open it and squeeze it to empty it like a pimple. It's solid and is called a "kernel" so you have to cut away the lesion and remove a solid infection that resembles a kernel of corn. Then pack it with antibiotics . They do heal quickly though.
We had Popcorns checkup the other day and she's doing well and the lesion is almost closed!
Good web site for chickens is the Chick Chic. She has a video of the procedure she's learned to do herself. Warning though, it's vivid!
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