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September 2017 Blog Posts (12)

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For seven yrs Izzi has been a healthy dog...  but (there is always a but is there not?) Recently She was losing hair. small patch lead to larger patch...  Vet ran blood tests and found she has developed an issue with her thyroid.   Now 3 months later she has regrown/filled in the patches.   The new growth is light brown.  I think the genetics of the original cross breed has shown itself..  she's is an F1 Goldendoodle.     Unlike many full blooded breeds that have known health issues, we…


Added by Lois - Izzi on September 29, 2017 at 4:07pm — 5 Comments


Hey Everyone, if  you want to be in October's Contest you better enter now.  I just entered Pemon.  (I think)

Go for it!  And please pray for Gizmo today that he makes out OK at the Vet.

Grace & Pemon The Gentle Giant

Added by Grace and Pemon The Gentle Giant on September 29, 2017 at 2:19pm — 8 Comments

One More Update on Gizmo ....

He was home from Friday to today (Tuesday).  He did really well eating and drinking and peeing over the first two days.  The vet had given us K/d wet canned food as well as the dry food.  Friday & Saturday he couldn't wait for it to get into his bowl.  He'd eat it all, drink a couple cups of water and ask to go outside.  We thought "WOW, he's doing so well.  Maybe he will come out of it ok".

Until Sunday .... he decided not to drink much and refused to eat AGAIN!  I could get him…


Added by Jo Bill on September 26, 2017 at 1:15pm — 13 Comments

Gizmo is home!

We were able to pick Gizmo up from the vet this afternoon.  He is not out of the woods yet, but good enough to come home for now.  We have to bring him back on Tuesday for another blood draw.

He's eating K/d (Hills brand) canned and dry food combined.  He loves it!  And he's drinking water out of his bowl.  He did pull his IV out last night, but it's been in since Monday p.m., so he must be feeling better.  No treats or anything else can be injested ... only his food.

When we…


Added by Jo Bill on September 22, 2017 at 4:10pm — 5 Comments

Update on Gizmo

UPDATE on Gizmo ...Terry just talked to Doc about Gizmo (around 9:30 a.m.).  He ate a full can of food at 5:00 last night and one this morning.  He was looking at his bowl wondering why it was empty when Terry talked to Doc a few min ago. If his blood work is as good as what Gizmo looks like today, we will be able to come home tomorrow. He has not bothered the IV or tubes at all. Trying not to get my hopes up cuz it could change.  But his appetite is back and that's a good…


Added by Jo Bill on September 21, 2017 at 2:52pm — 4 Comments

So good to see us BACK!!!

Hello EVERYONE! Some real traumas seem to have brought us back together... hurricanes... and some very terrifying health issues for humans and hounds alike! But it is so heartwarming to once again see the familiar names. It's good to see some new members as well, and even more good (I know... poor grammar :P) to see some of the veterans adding well-wishes and support to these new members.…


Added by CJ, Gracie, and Quinn on September 21, 2017 at 7:56am — 6 Comments

Gizmo is Sick ... REALLY Sick!!!!

I haven't posted anything in this group for a very long time, so most of you will not know me.  I used to post and ask a lot of questions when I first got Gizmo.  He was a HANDFUL!!!  Well, he is six now and such a lover boy!  He still has that mischievious streak.  Well, my sweet boy is very, very sick.…

Added by Jo Bill on September 19, 2017 at 6:29pm — 12 Comments


Flash, one of first doods from Timsel Farms in 2005.
He's been awesome, very healthy EXCEPT horrible hot spot issues, bacterial yeast issues w/in 24-36 he's of grooming. His skin literally turns dark pink red everywhere. pecial shampoo from vet helps but he's been lb steroids on and off for 3-4 years. So sad. He's licking licking, reopening wounds

Added by Flash and Callie on September 16, 2017 at 7:43pm — 5 Comments

Seizure Set-back for Quinn

Hi Doodle Friends - First, Quinn is currently doing well--hopefully headed in a positive direction. . .

Just over a week ago, Quinn had an early AM seizure. I was disappointed when it started because he had been on a long stretch without, however, the disappointment turned to terror when shortly thereafter, he had a second seizure, and then a third. We raced to the nearest ER where he then had a fourth. They got him hooked up to a sedative IV, and he was on that for 6 hours. After a…


Added by CJ, Gracie, and Quinn on September 9, 2017 at 8:19am — 7 Comments


Hi Guys:

Had to have my right leg amputated too, but am doing extremely well.  We are preparing for Hurricane Irma and it's late so I can chat much.  I promise to be in touch after the storm.

Anyone else in the path of this monstrous storm, please stay safe.

Love to you all.

Grace, Mark & Pemon

Added by Grace and Pemon The Gentle Giant on September 8, 2017 at 11:34pm — 13 Comments

Need Help

We have a 6-month-old  male Goldendoodle named Jasper. My daughter who is away at college brought him before going back to school. The dog can not live at school this year so he is living with my husband and me who are 57 with some health issues. He did go to a puppy obedience class which he did fairly well in, however, we are having some major difficulties with him. He barks incisively if one of us leave the room, or home. He is sleeping in a crate which he was doing well in until a few…


Added by Maureen Bis on September 6, 2017 at 8:25pm — 9 Comments

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