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#21 ksikes02

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 10:34 PM

Another update on Ruckus, he was also diagnosed with Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency, which means he is unable to digest food properly, his body is unable to absorb food and the nutrients that he needs. Our vet put him on medication at every meal time and will have regular visits to the vet for check ups to make sure the medication is working, over time the dose will be increased or decreased depending on how well he is able to digest.

#22 Karen A

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 12:25 AM

What a handsome, happy looking boy! I'm so glad to see him in a home that loves him:)
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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:53 AM

Poor Ruckus, yet good you got a diagnosis and a course of action. What is the medicine and is it expensive? So lucky this boy got such a caring family, I will keep him in my prayers that the medicine continues to keep him healthy. Linda
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Posted 03 October 2013 - 10:46 AM

Holly crap. I didn't see the part about his pancreas. I had three males in a litter in the 70's that had the problem. We had them on meds for 6 months to 1 year and it went away. It was a drug called Viokase. They just outgrew it. I'm so sorry.
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#25 ksikes02

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:55 PM

He is on pancreas plus, 5 pills a day. The pills aren't terribly expensive. About $300 a year I think we figured out, but the boy is worth it. Our vet is saying it is most likely going to be a life long thing. But he does take his pills for us, he licks them out of our hands and chews them like a good boy so no complaints there! :)

#26 Csikes

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 03:17 PM

Not really a pumpkin patch, but he still had fun sniffin everything.

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#27 Arda

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 06:01 PM

Nicky and Ruckus had a great time chasing each other around when he was here. They were quite a pair.
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Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:15 PM

Playing a bit with squeak toys. Thumper is attempting tug of war as him and Gracie always did; Ruckus is trying to catch on :). And yes that is one of my old shoes under the chair that Ruckus stole fair and square...hmm


#29 Pam

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 07:43 PM

Cute! :Tounge:

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:12 AM

Ha ha that is hardly a fair game for Thumper! :D

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#31 ksikes02

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 07:33 PM

Thumper does win once in a while though. :) When Gracie and Thumper use to play Gracie use to drag Thumper across the floor until Thumper let go.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 06:37 PM

Little and mighty, cute video of the two of them.
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 10:07 AM

Love it !!! :He He:

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 12:04 AM

LOL hilarious! Gotta give Thumper credit for even stepping up to the bat.

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 12:03 PM

Thanks for the laugh. That brightened up my day!

*door opens*

 

 

*Bark*  *Bark*  *Bark*

 

 

Peanut, you barked at your Dad??

 

 

It's me, Peanut, don't you recognize me?

 

 

*bark?*

 

 

What in the world are you doing coming in the back door?  I don't know if I have ever seen you come in the back door.  I am usually with you.  How did you get to the store without me?  How did you get out of the house unnoticed?  What is going on here?????  Are we off our schedule?????    AAAAAAAAAaaaeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!??????

 

 

*oof*

 

 

I protest.

 

 

  Whadja bring me?

 

 

Look I found a 19 squeaker toy for 75% off!

 

 

*squeak* *squeak* *squeak*

 

 

Peanut's Ponderings:  *squeak*  is music to my ears, nineteen "squeaks" will be music to theirs.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 04:28 PM

Ruckus and Thumper playing in the new fallen snow. Ruckus is like, "hey this white stuff is kinda neat". On the other hand he's like, "darn it got cold...!".

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#37 Arda

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 05:38 PM

Are the Pancreas meds helping him? He looks great. I'm not handling the cold very well this year either but I'm not very thin either.
He really looks great.
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Posted 24 November 2013 - 06:47 PM

so cute!!

*door opens*

 

 

*Bark*  *Bark*  *Bark*

 

 

Peanut, you barked at your Dad??

 

 

It's me, Peanut, don't you recognize me?

 

 

*bark?*

 

 

What in the world are you doing coming in the back door?  I don't know if I have ever seen you come in the back door.  I am usually with you.  How did you get to the store without me?  How did you get out of the house unnoticed?  What is going on here?????  Are we off our schedule?????    AAAAAAAAAaaaeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!??????

 

 

*oof*

 

 

I protest.

 

 

  Whadja bring me?

 

 

Look I found a 19 squeaker toy for 75% off!

 

 

*squeak* *squeak* *squeak*

 

 

Peanut's Ponderings:  *squeak*  is music to my ears, nineteen "squeaks" will be music to theirs.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 07:30 PM

How cute, and yes it is darn cold, thanks for update.
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#40 Pam

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 09:55 PM

What a handsome boy he is!




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