Saturday, December 5, 2009

"Amobacter caninii"

Here are some updates. Anna was in vet ICU after having exploratory surgery on Wed. She didn't do well for a few days, but when I visited her today (I went yesterday, too!), I got her to eat and I used a syringe to get her to drink-- so they let me bring her home. She is in her little bed and we'll take good care of her here.
This is our latest foster dog! I named her Nutmeg for the holiday season-- she is 9.8 pounds, a little scared and has a little attitude, but she will come along just fine. She was abandoned at a campground in Virginia Beach and the owners had left to go back north.
Look at this smile!
Starlight is on seizure medication after her major seizure on Tuesday. She had to go to the vet Wednesday and Thursday for monitoring, but is home today and doing okay. It will take some adjusting, watching her meds, but she'll be fine. She threw her back out a little with the seizure, so she's a little wobbly. She is resting on her Daddy's lap-- her favorite place to be.
In a press release today, the National Institute of Health has announced the discovery of a potentially dangerous substance in the hair of dogs.
This substance, called "amobacter caninii" has been linked with the following symptoms in females: Reluctance to cook, clean or do housework, a reluctance to wear make-up, good clothes or high heels.
Reluctance to spend money on home or car repairs until after 'Baby' has new collars, leashes, beds, treats, food, blankets or toys.
"Amobacter caninii" usually results in long hours away from home and exhaustion which may lead to a loss of physical contact with other humans (especially husbands and boyfriends). "Amobacter caninii" is thought to be addictive, driving the need for additional sources - this may lead to a "pack mentality" or like the potato chip commercial, "you can't have just one".
Beware! If you come in contact with a female human infected by this substance, be prepared to talk about dogs for hours. Surgeon General's Warning: Dogs are expensive, addictive, and may
impair the ability to use common sense.


lady jicky said...

Firstly, I am happy to see that Anne and Starlight are home and I do hope these meds help Starlight!

Nutmeg looks a cutie - how can people do that?

I have a extra health warning Linda - Amobacter Caninii has reached our shores in Australia and I have come down with all those symtoms and more ! I have the "feed the dogs before anyone else' and "talk to complete strangers in the street with cute dogs". Very distressing and there is no cure insight!

Essie said...

OMG! I have wondered for years what was wrong with me and am so happy that DR Linda has found out what my problem is. Not only is this found in females it does have the tendancy to be fatal in some men also. Mainly it spreads to husbands but just yesterday I am afraid to say my daughter has become infected with this also.
Dr Linda thanks for helping me understand what i have been aflicted with.

Pekiegirl said...

I have to agree with lady jicky--all of the symptoms are there with me too! Hope all goes well with Starlight and Anne, poor things!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Linda, you are too funny. I hope we are never cured from this amobacter caninii "curse!" :-)

Glad to hear the pups are doing better! Nutmeg is a cutie... I hope she ends up in a nice family's Christmas stocking.

Becky said...

I've been wondering what has been afflicting me for years - so happy to have a diagnosis!

claudine hellmuth said...

poor Anna!!! did they find what they were looking for in her surgery? I hope now she's well on her way to feeling better. Do they have her on some pain meds? poor girl!!!

Poor Starlight. what a beautiful face! I am glad she has some meds and is going better.

And Nutmeg!! OMG the cutest. Altho I am still in love with Anna with her tongue out all the time!!

Meghann said...

Anna was reacting to her stitches and as they dissolved she got sicker. I'll be doing a blog on her soon, but she had abdominal adhesions connecting all the major organs in her abdominal area-- very painful and because of the severity, she would have died without surgery. She is with me, I am syringe feeding her and she is resting. She has a pain patch on her neck and lots of staples in her belly. Poor Anna.
Starlight is doing a little better-- but she's still "serious" as she adjust to her new meds This past week has been like a medical vet ward in my house

Meghann said...

This is Linda-- I am using my daughter's computer-- so it posts the comments as coming from her address.

diane said...

Well, I'm finally glad to know what the disease is!!!!I've had it for lays dormant until I see a Peke on your blog.

So sorry to hear about Lulu's passing, she was without a doubt one of the prettiest Pekes I have ever seeen, my deepest sympathy to her parents and especially to Nubby who adored her so much.

Glad Starlight is getting the meds she needs....

diane said...

All these years I've wondered what was wrong with me! In my case it stays pretty dormant until I see the rescues on the blog and it swings into overdrive if I'm out and see a Peke. I hope I'm never cured!!

Sorry to hear that Starlight had seizures, they always scare the parents to death!

My deepest sympathies to Lulu's parents, she was so beautiful and I know how lonely Nubby will be without her. He was so devoted to his princess.