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Re: Familiar spirits

Post by JasonL » 13 Apr 2019, 10:50

Joe has been kicking for like 6 months in a way unlike anything we'd seen before. We had to pull him out of his stall because he'd damage it. First pass was we found ulcers and treated those, but the behavior persisted, then progressed into the field not just when we tried the stall. Not angry ears back kicking but left rear leg would kind of twitch then he start kicking out with that one then both. Started resisting being blanketed when it was cold, which was also highly unusual for him. No idea what was happening, unclear if purely a behavioral thing he developed while discomforted with ulcers or some other condition. Time goes on, looking for new barn where he can be outside and they won't freak out about the kicking.

Today diagnoses of advanced lyme was confirmed.

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Re: Familiar spirits

Post by nicole » 13 Apr 2019, 11:10

Oh man. I assume that sucks as much for a horse as for a person.
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Re: Familiar spirits

Post by Tuco » 15 Apr 2019, 06:10

Poor Joe. At least you got something figured out. Hope he gets better.

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Re: Familiar spirits

Post by Warren » 18 Apr 2019, 11:54

I Gave My Dog CBD Oil To Calm Him Down and Help His Separation Anxiety

Almost all pet owners do something that irritates me, most even mange to make me angry over the way they care for and treat their pet.
I'm adding dosing your animal for psychological problems to the list.
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Re: Familiar spirits

Post by lunchstealer » 18 Apr 2019, 14:52

If they're getting good exercise and good attention and still freaking the fuck out and destroying shit when you leave the house for a couple of hours, yeah they have separation anxiety and medicating it isn't wholly wrong. Don't get your dog high for lulz. Don't use drugs to cover for your neglect. But if you're doing things right and your dog is still having dangerous behaviors, which absolutely is a thing that happens, do something that helps. CBD oil may have fewer side effects than canine antidepressants and anxiolytics.

My wife's late dog was horribly abused and neglected for the first five years of her life as a breeder in a puppy mill. She was never let out of her cage except to breed - not even to go to the bathroom. She wasn't even a hot mess, she was a broken animal with PTSD and a host of other problems. If CBD oil or even THC could've helped her, man I'd have jumped on it. Unfortunately she passed away just after legalization, and frankly we never thought to try.
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