May 032013
 
Immunity and IMHA - Just another normal?

Let’s start with an assumption, mother nature never designed the immune system to protect us from chemicals or even to work under these toxic conditions. This has occurred over just the last 50 years or so and this can hardly be called a normal time line for the adaptation of the immune system. Rather than calling Dylan’s immune response abnormal, I am calling it normal and it is the toxic man made chemicals on the ground and in the air that are [More…]

Nov 132011
 
Dog Dylan: Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia - The Battle of Prednisone!

What a tough situation we find ourselves in during this fight for life. We are pretty much at the mercy of our vets when we start this journey. Having to put full trust in them immediately. To diagnose the condition and explain it to us and treat it appropriately. All sounds very easy, but with AIHA it is not. There is a tendency for this disease to strike fear in the hearts of those who treat it and that fear is easily [More…]

Aug 062011
 
Dog Dylan:  Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia - The First Battle to Save Her Life (Detailed Draft Version for AIHA/IMHA fighters).

Dog Dylan’s story began March 18, 2011.  She was diagnosed with Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)/Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA) , on March 19th, 2011; when my quest to save her and her second life as an AIHA survivor began. This version of the story is my first draft version, written in detail for those currently fighting the disease and maybe those who have fought this disease for the life of their dogs.  It contains drug use and dosage used in Dylan’s treatment [More…]

Aug 012011
 
Kidney: My Dog's Acquired Taste - Using Desensitization

So I asked my friend Joe (Joe More), not to be confused with my dog Joey, what he thought the chances of Joey eating the kidney in his meal today were after refusing to eat it yesterday; he hummed and hawed.  In the end he gave in to my hints that he should go with Joey eating it. From my perspective, the answer was obvious.  All of my dogs eat their raw meat and bone dinner as though they are eating an [More…]

Jul 292011
 
Dick's Dog House - New Feature

What is Dick’s Dog House? Even in what might be perceived as the negativity of this corner of my world; my dog house will be presented with a positive spin and always with a potential way out. This is not a bad place, ever.  My dog house is a safe place.  A place to think and be relaxed.  It is a place to make a good choice.  A good choice on what behavior is best.  A place to be comfortable.  This is [More…]

Jul 242011
 
Bullseye Dog Lover's Hall of Fame

So another addition to the Bullseye View is the Bullseye Dog Lover’s Hall of Fame. First class of inductees are: Amy Kuether, Anna Lupacchino, Dr. Jean Dodds. These are the ones I know for sure how they feel and how far they will go for their dog and anyone’s dog. Since March 19 2011, this is what my life has been about. I know there are many more of you. Some of you I may already know and I may know some [More…]

Jul 232011
 
Dog Dylan Today - July 23, 2011

So what a great day!  Big smiles as we see a clear day, sunshine and no sign of AIHA! Today I sat outside enjoying a rare day of sunshine hanging out in my yard with my beautiful canine family. My dogs have had some exercise, except for Dylan who has only been out for a bit to say hello to our neighbors.  They all love the sun, but Dylan is more of an afternoon girl. She rarely goes out before 8 AM, [More…]