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by darrendog
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Discussion of Maltese Dogs
Topic: Thyroid Problems?
Replies: 0
Views: 495

Thyroid Problems?

Hello again all! So I'm not sure if I have mentioned this in a previous thread or not. So my Demetri now has, funnily enough, an underactive thyroid. It's ironic because I don't have my thyroid anymore and it was probably a year after my surgery when he started to have health issues. Our vet said th...
by darrendog
Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Discussion of Maltese Dogs
Topic: Allergies for my Demetrius
Replies: 3
Views: 1239

Re: Allergies for my Demetrius

Hello all! Quick update on Demetri! So, last night around 5pm he had another seizure, unlike the ones in the past he didn't recover right away. Unfortunately for this seizure, no one was around to help him through it nor record how long it was, causing this one to be more stressful on his body. It t...
by darrendog
Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Discussion of Maltese Dogs
Topic: Lumps on rib cage
Replies: 1
Views: 750

Lumps on rib cage

So, on top of all the other health issues my Demetri has, recently I found two bumps under his skin. He's never had anything like this and at first I thought I was just feeling the chip he has. We will be taking him to the vet before the new year, but has anyone else had this issue with their doggie...
by darrendog
Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Discussion of Maltese Dogs
Topic: Allergies for my Demetrius
Replies: 3
Views: 1239

Allergies for my Demetrius

Hello all! So, to give a refresher...I have a seven years old Maltese, his name is Demetri. We have had him for seven years and it hasn't been the easiest seven years, health wise. I believe that our puppy dog came from a puppy mill, he was always quick to jump if people yelled and was incredibly sc...
by darrendog
Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Discussion of Maltese Dogs
Topic: I was not ready for my baby Odie to leave
Replies: 3
Views: 1449

Re: I was not ready for my baby Odie to leave

Well ... its been awhile since my little Boy Darren Died.. best I can tell you is We are at point where we remember all the times Fun and amazing Gifts he lent us... Good news is the hurt that Hurt we had eased up because of all the good thoughts we have now. There was a nice story I heard once and ...
by darrendog
Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Discussion of Maltese Dogs
Topic: Potty and Wet Weather
Replies: 2
Views: 1314

Re: Potty and Wet Weather

Best advise I have is to agree with the posted response above BUT add one more trick... I had that problem with my crazy boy Demetri.. So years back I but a special dog leash that is only 6 feet long on the fence in the back yard.. (Evan though I do not have a cover there are tree sort of in the bac...
by darrendog
Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Discussion of Maltese Dogs
Topic: skin problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1329

Re: skin problem

I must tell you my Vet was no Help! When to Pet smart got natural Potato based food.. First bags of the meat ...NOGOOD same skin problems Second choice Same Potato base but Veal.. NO GOOD! Third try same company Potato base BUT Fish ( I think its Salmon) First bag less licking pawls second back less...
by darrendog
Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Discussion of Maltese Dogs
Topic: Barking at Visitors--Please Help
Replies: 1
Views: 1157

Re: Barking at Visitors--Please Help

My 5 year old little boy Demetri is a wild guy also.... Any one that comes to the door he makes them wonder why hes so crazy mad at them .. Barks Growls.. etc.. funny part is as long as I hold him or tell him to stop he gets madder at them! SO I just let the person in and all of a sudden he starts w...
by darrendog
Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Discussion of Maltese Dogs
Topic: Congestive Heart Failure - new symptoms?
Replies: 2
Views: 2837

Re: Congestive Heart Failure - new symptoms?

Don't know if this will work but it should! Once I was in a ER room and a very very senior" Human" patient was in there.. and the same ? was asked by a younger family member ... How do I know if she is in pain ... The Doctor explained that by taking her blood pressure he knew if she was in...
by darrendog
Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Discussion of Maltese Dogs
Topic: HELP! Demetris hurting!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1233

Re: HELP! Demetris hurting!!

This is more of a ? to those that have had there Doctor confirm "Luxating patellas " Di your letting guy or gal... Baby her rear legs lick them .. unable to touch them by petting or holding them ..?? I read allot of other breeds and owners on line that what I am experiencing is different t...

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