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by oscarsmate
25 Dec 2018, 18:59
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Pancreatitis
Replies: 6
Views: 875

Re: Pancreatitis

Oscar has pancreatitis, we feed him royal canin kibbles and supplement with chap pie in the evening.

The biggest difference is sprinkling a lypex capsule on his meals, since we started regular dosing he seemed to have settled down
by oscarsmate
10 Dec 2017, 19:35
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hello, new rescues
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: Hello, new rescues

Hello Sarah

They can be annoying, playful , stubborn, loving but for all the pluses and minuses we wouldn't be without ours.

I wish when we bought ours we had got 2 but 20/20 hindsight. Oscar has some issues but it makes him all the more precious.
by oscarsmate
13 May 2017, 21:13
Forum: Healthcare and Welfare
Topic: Ongoing pancreatitis
Replies: 4
Views: 769

Re: Ongoing pancreatitis

Oscar has had this for about 4 years, we're very careful with his diet.

Royal Canin Kibbles and either Butchers lean and tasty or Chappie tinned food.

If he has an attack of the runs we sprinkle a Lypex capsule on his food which seems to help.
by oscarsmate
05 Feb 2017, 09:55
Forum: Healthcare and Welfare
Topic: Severe pancreatitis
Replies: 13
Views: 890

Re: Severe pancreatitis

P,S. Our vet recommended Lypex tablets to help which do seem to work.

He hasn't had an bout for about a year, i.e. no vomiting except for when he bolts his food. But still has the runs which we use the lypex for,
by oscarsmate
05 Feb 2017, 09:39
Forum: Healthcare and Welfare
Topic: Severe pancreatitis
Replies: 13
Views: 890

Re: Severe pancreatitis

Oscar has had Pancreatitis for about 3 years now. He seems to be allergic to chicken we discovered as well. So now he has Butchers lean and tasty or Chappie with his Royal Canin kibbles. It's been a learning experience especially as he is a gannet and will eat anything he can get his hands on. He ha...
by oscarsmate
07 Mar 2016, 19:53
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Lying with back legs fully stretched out
Replies: 13
Views: 2363

Re: Lying with back legs fully stretched out

Oscar still does it at the age of 7.

He also loves to lie on the back seat of the car with his head in the door pocket.
by oscarsmate
07 Mar 2016, 19:41
Forum: Travelling, Organised Walks and Schnauzer Events.
Topic: Fowey Schnauzers
Replies: 3
Views: 838

Re: Fowey Schnauzers

we're currently in Porthleven, went for a walk at Trellisick today, excellent for dogs walking down to the river and coming back round the headland. The car park is free if you're a NT member but you can't take dogs in the formal gardens. Charlestown was good, just been used for filming Poldark so l...
by oscarsmate
13 Dec 2015, 14:16
Forum: Healthcare and Welfare
Topic: Epilepsy
Replies: 17
Views: 1421

Re: Epilepsy

We were a bit concerned that Oscar was sleeping 18 hours out of 24 so on vet advice we reduced the Libromide dose. He was on 1 x 325 mg libromide 1 x 30mg Epiphen twice a day. We reduced it to 0.5 325 Libromide. At first it seemed to go well then about a week after we had reduced he started doing a ...
by oscarsmate
08 Oct 2015, 20:40
Forum: Miniature Schnauzers
Topic: Love that Supervet...
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: Love that Supervet...

Interesting article in the metro newspaper the other week. The usual guff then 'do they always show everything?' He admitted falling out with the production team as they filmed but wouldn't show where he had a case when the dog died on the table, a long shot apparently. Understandably the owner, a p...
by oscarsmate
21 Aug 2015, 18:57
Forum: General Chit Chat - for the less serious moments
Topic: Anyone with North Wales knowledge.....
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: Anyone with North Wales knowledge.....

If you go to Cumbria, Keswick particularly, then all the pubs allow dogs in. In fact one, the Dog and Gun, has a menu for humans and another menu for dogs. There are a lot of walkers with dogs so trade would suffer if they didn't. In Cornwall. in the village where we go, the majority of pubs allow d...
by oscarsmate
20 Aug 2015, 07:56
Forum: General Chit Chat - for the less serious moments
Topic: Anyone with North Wales knowledge.....
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: Anyone with North Wales knowledge.....

Having just come back from a holiday in N Wales I can say they are not particularly dog friendly. None of the national monuments such as castles allow dogs. We did take Oscar on the Welsh Highland Railway and that's about all. We didn't discover a pub that allowed dogs inside or on the patio area, j...
by oscarsmate
17 Aug 2015, 21:03
Forum: Healthcare and Welfare
Topic: Star gazing ???
Replies: 18
Views: 1601

Re: Star gazing ???

Oscar does it sometimes, it would seem to be when he's not had his anti seizure meds consistently. He has libromide (bromide) and epiphen (barbiturates) twice a day. We did try and reduce the libromide dose as he was spending a lot of time asleep, but started star gazing so increased the dose which ...
by oscarsmate
09 Jul 2015, 20:19
Forum: Miniature Schnauzers
Topic: Gizzy had a stroke 2 days ago.
Replies: 17
Views: 1631

Re: Gizzy had a stroke 2 days ago.

so sorry to hear of Gizmo's problems. I can't provide practical help but hope things get better soon.
by oscarsmate
07 Jun 2015, 10:07
Forum: Schnauzer Photo's
Topic: WW1 Centenary
Replies: 10
Views: 748

Re: WW1 Centenary

We have a massive field just round the corner from us which , in 2011, for some reason was just a mass of poppies. Totally extraordinary, totally natural and never happened before or after. Quite literally was just a sea of red. http://i908.photobucket.com/albums/ac290/oscarsmate/DSCF1031.jpg ] http...
by oscarsmate
07 Jun 2015, 09:26
Forum: General Chit Chat - for the less serious moments
Topic: Discovering the window sill
Replies: 13
Views: 1044

Re: Discovering the window sill

Oscar loves to sit in the porch to watch people. There used to be a Rottweiler who lived over the road and his one aim in life was to get out and give it his piece of mind about weeing on 'his' wall. Now it's the Dalmatian who lives up the road and he 'ambushes' it as they come back from a walk. :ym...