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In seguito è emersa la scrittura sillabica e alfabetica o segmentale. Quando i sistemi di scrittura furono inventati furono utilizzati quei materiali che permettevano la registrazione di informazioni sotto forma scritta: Lo studio di queste iscrizioni è conosciuto come epigrafia.
La scrittura alfabetica emerse in Egitto circa 5. Gli antichi Egizi erano soliti scrivere sul papiro , una pianta coltivata lungo il fiume Nilo. Inizialmente i termini non erano separati l'uno dall'altro scriptura continua e non c'era punteggiatura.
I testi venivano scritti da destra a sinistra, da sinistra a destra, e anche in modo che le linee alternate si leggessero in direzioni opposte.
Il termine tecnico per questo tipo di scrittura, con un andamento che ricorda quello de solchi tracciati dall'aratro in un campo, è " bustrofedica ". Furono infatti usate come mezzo di scrittura, specialmente per il cuneiforme , durante tutta l' Età del Bronzo e fino alla metà dell' Età del Ferro. Le tavolette di cera erano assicelle di legno ricoperte da uno strato abbastanza spesso di cera che veniva incisa da uno stilo.
Servivano da materiale normale di scrittura nelle scuole, in contabilità, e per prendere appunti. Avevano il vantaggio di essere riutilizzabili: L'usanza di legare insieme diverse tavolette di cera romano pugillares è un possibile precursore dei libri moderni cioè il codex, codice. Il papiro , fatto di materiale spesso simile alla carta che si ottiene tessendo insieme gli steli della pianta di papiro, poi battendolo con un attrezzo simile al martello, veniva utilizzato in Egitto per scrivere, forse già durante la Prima dinastia , anche se la prima prova proviene dai libri contabili del re Neferirkara Kakai della V dinastia egizia circa a.
Erano utilizzate anche le cortecce di albero, come per esempio quelle della Tilia , e altri materiali consimili. Secondo Erodoto Storie 5: La parola greca per papiro come materiale di scrittura biblion e libro biblos proviene dal porto fenicio di Biblo , da dove si esportava il papiro verso la Grecia.
Tomus fu usato dai latini con lo stesso significato di volumen vedi sotto anche la spiegazione di Isidoro di Siviglia. Che fossero fatti di papiro, pergamena o carta, i rotoli furono la forma libraria dominante della cultura ellenistica , romana , cinese ed ebraica. Viene chiamato codex per metafora di un tronco codex d'albero o di vite, come se fosse un ceppo di legno, poiché contiene una moltitudine di libri, come se fossero rami.
Un codice in uso moderno è il primo deposito di informazioni che la gente riconosce come "libro": La prima menzione scritta del codice come forma di libro è fatta da Marziale vedi sotto , nel suo Apophoreta CLXXXIV alla fine del suo secolo, dove ne loda la compattezza. Gli autori cristiani potrebbero anche aver voluto distinguere i loro scritti dai testi pagani scritti su rotoli.
La storia del libro continua a svilupparsi con la graduale transizione dal rotolo al codex , spostandosi dal Vicino Oriente del II - II millennio a. Fino al II secolo d. All'arrivo del Medioevo , circa mezzo millennio dopo, i codici - di foggia e costruzione in tutto simili al libro moderno - rimpiazzarono il rotolo e furono composti principalmente di pergamena. Potrai pagarli due, e Trifone il libraio ci farà il suo guadagno comunque.
Anche nei suoi distici, Marziale continua a citare il codex: Ce n'è una, che porta il titolo "Le Metamorphoses di Ovidio su Membranae " e dice:. I più antichi esemplari di libro erano sotto forma di volumen o rotolo e per lo più scritti a mano su papiro. Dal II secolo a. Nel mondo antico non godette di molta fortuna a causa del prezzo elevato rispetto a quello del papiro.
Tuttavia aveva il vantaggio di una maggiore resistenza e la possibilità di essere prodotto senza le limitazioni geografiche imposte dal clima caldo per la crescita del papiro. Il libro in forma di rotolo consisteva in fogli preparati da fibre di papiro phylire disposte in uno strato orizzontale lo strato che poi riceveva la scrittura sovrapposto ad uno strato verticale la faccia opposta. La scrittura era effettuata su colonne, generalmente sul lato del papiro che presentava le fibre orizzontali.
Non si hanno molte testimonianze sui rotoli di pergamena tuttavia la loro forma era simile a quella dei libri in papiro. Gli inchiostri neri utilizzati erano a base di nerofumo e gomma arabica. Dal II secolo d.
La vecchia forma libraria a rotolo scompare in ambito librario. In forma notevolmente differente permane invece in ambito archivistico. Nel Medioevo si fanno strada alcune innovazioni: Il prezzo molto basso di questo materiale, ricavato da stracci e quindi più abbondante della pergamena, ne favorisce la diffusione.
Ma bisogna aspettare la seconda metà del XV secolo per incontrare il processo di stampa tradizionalmente attribuito ad un'invenzione del tedesco Gutenberg. Questo mezzo, permettendo l'accelerazione della produzione delle copie di testi contribuisce alla diffusione del libro e della cultura.
La parola membranae , letteralmente "pelli", è il nome che i romani diedero al codex di pergamena ; il dono che i citati distici dovevano accompagnare era quasi sicuramente una copia dell'opera completa di Marziale, quindici libri in forma di codice e non di rotolo, più comune in quell'epoca. Altri suoi distici rivelano che tra i regali fatti da Marziale c'erano copie di Virgilio , di Cicerone e Livio.
Le parole di Marziale danno la distinta impressione che tali edizioni fossero qualcosa di recentemente introdotto. Quando c'era bisogno di più spazio di quello offerto da una singola tavoletta, gli scribi ne aggiungevano altre, impilate una sopra all'altra e legate insieme con una corda che passava nei buchi precedentemente forati su uno dei margini: Sono stati rinvenuti "taccuini" contenenti fino a dieci tavolette. Nel tempo, furono anche disponibili modelli di lusso fatti con tavolette di avorio invece che di legno.
Ad un certo punto i romani inventarono un taccuino più leggero e meno ingombrante, sostituendo legno o avorio con fogli di pergamena: Il passo fu breve dall'usare due o tre fogli come taccuino al legarne insieme una certa quantità per trascrivere testi estesi - in altre parole, creando un codex nel senso proprio che usiamo oggigiorno.
Ai romani va il merito di aver compiuto questo passo essenziale, e devono averlo fatto alcuni decenni prima della fine del I secolo d. Il grande vantaggio che offrivano rispetto ai rolli era la capienza, vantaggio che sorgeva dal fatto che la facciata esterna del rotolo era lasciata in bianco, vuota.
Il codice invece aveva scritte entrambe le facciate di ogni pagina, come in un libro moderno. La prima pagina porta il volto del poeta. I codici di cui parlava erano fatti di pergamena ; nei distici che accompagnavano il regalo di una copia di Omero , per esempio, Marziale la descrive come fatta di "cuoio con molte pieghe".
Ma copie erano anche fatte di fogli di papiro. In Egitto , dove cresceva la pianta del papiro ed era centro della sua manifattura per materiale scrittorio, il codex di tale materiale era naturalmente più comune della pergamena: Quando i greci ed i romani disponevano solo del rotolo per scrivere libri, si preferiva usare il papiro piuttosto che la pergamena. È quindi logico credere che la stessa preferenza venisse usata per il codex quando questo divenne disponibile.
I ritrovamenti egiziani ci permettono di tracciare il graduale rimpiazzo del rotolo da parte del codice. Fece la sua comparsa in Egitto non molto dopo il tempo di Marziale, nel II secolo d. Il suo debutto fu modesto. A tutt'oggi sono stati rinvenuti 1. Verso il d. Il rotolo comunque aveva ancora parecchi secoli davanti a sé, ma solo per documenti; quello che la gente leggeva per piacere, edificazione o istruzione era praticamente tutto su codici.
I ritrovamenti egiziani gettano luce anche sulla transizione del codex dal papiro alla pergamena. Sebbene gli undici codici della Bibbia datati in quel secolo fossero papiracei, esistono circa 18 codici dello stesso secolo con scritti pagani e quattro di questi sono in pergamena. Non ne scegliemmo alcuno, ma ne raccogliemmo altri otto per i quali gli diedi dracme in conto. Deios, a quanto pare un libraio ambulante, voleva vendere una quantità di almeno quattordici codici di pergamena, che interessavano un residente del villaggio egiziano.
Il codex tanto apprezzato da Marziale aveva quindi fatto molta strada da Roma. Nel terzo secolo, quando tali codici divennero alquanto diffusi, quelli di pergamena iniziarono ad essere popolari. In breve, anche in Egitto , la fonte mondiale del papiro , il codice di pergamena occupava una notevole quota di mercato. I codici più antichi che sono sopravvissuti fuori dall'Egitto risalgono al quarto e quinto secolo d.
Sono tutti di pergamena, edizioni eleganti, scritti in elaborata calligrafia su sottili fogli di pergamena. Per tali edizioni di lusso il papiro era certamente inadatto. In almeno un'area, la giurisprudenza romana , il codex di pergamena veniva prodotto sia in edizioni economiche che in quelle di lusso. Titoli di compilazioni celebri, il Codice teodosiano promulgato nel , ed il Codice giustinianeo promulgato nel , indicano che gli imperatori li facevano scrivere su codici, sicuramente di pergamena dato che erano più duraturi e più capienti e inoltre di ottima qualità, dato che erano prodotti sotto l'egida dell'imperatore.
Dall'altro lato, basandoci sulle annotazioni di Libanio , intellettuale del IV secolo che nelle sue molteplici attività faceva anche l'insegnante di legge , si apprende che i libri di testo dei suoi studenti erano codici di pergamena. Le ragioni erano buone: La caduta dell'Impero romano nel V secolo d.
Il papiro divenne difficile da reperire a causa della mancanza di contatti con l' Antico Egitto e la pergamena , che per secoli era stata tenuta in secondo piano, divenne il materiale di scrittura principale. A trick used by SCAMMERS is to advertise a super low price-often not much above the shipping costs for a puppy, much less enough to cover the Veterinary Check and Treatments that need to be given before a puppy can be safely sent to it's new home.
Breeders who claim to have knowledge of the Pomeranian breed will be able to document that knowledge. They will have produced Champions or be working toward that goal, and will have a long-term commitment toward producing healthy, beautiful, sound and intelligent Pomeranians. That is the goal of every responsible breeder. Excellence is Winterhaven's Standard when offering our puppies. I do strive to breed to exceptional bloodlines and I am very fortunate to have acquired outstanding breeding Pomeranians that are representive of the Breed Standard.
Before I breed any of my Pomeranians I look at each dog to evaluate the good attributes as well as the bad. I find that Line Breeding is very important to stamp in type, movement, hips, temperment, good head, eyes, great bone and genetic inheretance such as bite, ears, correct double coat as well as soundness, style and showmanship.
A great deal of love, time, effort, other breeder's quality bloodlines, money and showing these precious Pomeranians have all helped to continue to improve my lines. Indeed this is not a part time job or little effort. Correct Conformation and Superb Temperment is a must and our Pomeranian's deep rich coats are indeed beautiful. Winterhaven Studs are not available for public stud services but their puppies are available to approved loving homes only. His first week out at 10 months old and kept winning until his Championship.
It has been proven that dogs are beneficial in prisons, hospitals, institutions, visitation in nursing homes, during counselling secsions and in child treatment centres. Dogs make us feel like them Each puppy will have its first set of Vaccinations and the new owner will have all Records of any other Treatments such as Revulation etc.
We do not guarantee coats or temperments. It may be easier to find a cheaper puppy but you may also end up with horrible Vet costs and heartache. We do ship our Pomeranian but perfer not by cargo. To ship to the US puppies must be 4 months of age and have their Rabies shots. Show Pomeranians are much desired and we will be pleased to discuss their possibilities and price.
Teeth cleaning can be done with my Vet if you wish at Vet costs. Artificial ingredients are not recoginized by the body as food and may cause digestive upset or other problems. Treats made or sourced in CHINA should be avoided due to the history of questionable products coming from that region.
Treats made with added synthatic vitamins and minerals may end up ingesting too high of a particular nutrient and that can be toxic. Treats containing Oil of Oregano has a natural antibiotic that can aid in destroying bacteria leading to dental plaque, gingivitis, and pernodontitis. They look like round balls and all our Poms love them. No puppy is stupid or dirty. It is YOU who must take responsibility from the very begining.
Do this first thing in the morning and make it the last thing at night you do before going to bed. You must also take him out or put the puppy in an xpen set up with a pee pad that he can use after play or eating. Naps, play, eating all stimulates the bladder and bowel.
Puppies like children have multiple bowel movements in a day. Don't distract the puppy until he has taken time to sniff around for that perfect spot to finally go. Consistent training will be a blessing when its raining or stormy. This will also teach them they can be seperate from you. Puppies can squeeze through small openings. This can cause muscle spasm in the stomach or bloat both painful and possible death. Be aware of Hypoglycemia low blood sugar in small breed dogs.
This is a central nervous system disorders caused by low blood sugar. It occurs mainly in toy breeds between 6 and 12 weeks of age, although it can also occur in older animals. Often it is precipitated by stress. The first signs are listlessness and depression, followed by musxular weakness, tremors, later convulations, coma and death.
Pay attention and get to know your dog as the entire sequence is not always seen. The dog may appear to be depressed or weak, wobbly and jerky or the puppy may be found in a coma.
Hypoglycenmia can occur without warning when a puppy is placed in a new home, or when being shipped. It could be due to a puppy missing a meal, or perhaps gets a chill, becomes exhausted from too much playing or has a digestive upset. Puppies that are weaned on rice and hamburger are more likely to develop hypoglycemia. This diet is deficient in certain ingredients needed to sustain the liver. Restore blood levels of glucose, begin at once.
Prolonged or repeated attacks can cause permanent damage to the brain. If the puppy is awake, give Karo syrup, honey, or Nutri-Cal by mouth. You should begin to see improvement in 30 minutes. If unconscious, a puppy will have to be given a dextrose solution intravenously. It may be necessary to treat for swelling of the brain. Prevent recurrence attacks by feeding a high quality kibble diet and add Nutri-Cal.
Owners of toy puppies should not let anyone over tire the puppy. You should have stainless steel water and feed bowls that do not tip over for your new puppy. Take your puppy to be fitted for a safe harness and lead. A brush and comb, safe toys.
A dog bed for sleeping at night, a crate for travelling. Buy an xpen for a safe place for your puppy to be while you are busy or dog gate to prevent the puppy from being near stairs or other harmful places. Signs are loss of skin elastricty. The longer the skin takes to spring back to the body the more the dehydration.
If the gums in the dogs mouth feel sticky it needs attention quickly. Your dogs gums should be a healthy pink. Blue gums-sufforation-Get to a VET.
He started his meds last Thursday and I have seen zero improvement. His vet believes the prognosis is good, which makes me cautiously optimistic. My biggest concern right now is getting him to eat. Forget dog food, he even turns away from doggy treats including freeze dried chicken and yummy duck jerky.
At first I cooked rice and chicken. Then hamburger and rice. Moved on to steak, which he accepted hand fed a few times. I wonder if anyone else experienced appetite loss with any of the meds? Hi Sandi, Thank you for your comment. My Precious had no problem eating more than usual. Could he have another problem for appetite loss such as low thyroid, dental problems, or even more serious health problems like kidney failure, liver problenms or cancer?
I hope you and your vet can find out the reason for his appetite loss. I hope you will let me know. Hi Sue, Eventually Buster did get his appetite back and we had three months of him being his normal self before he took a turn for the worse very dramatically and suddenly.
We took him to the vet, where he stayed for several days. One morning we were called to be told he had passed in the night. You might want to try eliminating that drug if it is O. It worked for me, but like everything else it was just a temporary fix. I hope your last days with her are good. She will not take her meds — I have to force them down her —morning and night — she has swelling etc.
She has no problem eating but I do notice her not breathing to well at times. Do you think the vetmedin is making her cough more? I hate to take her to the vets because she gets so upset that the last time she passed out. It just kills me to see her like this. I am not sure what to do. Have any of you tried natural herbs to help? Are they a waste of money. This is so hard. You just feel helpless. Hi, From what I read the most reported side effects of Vetmedin are poor appetite, lethargy, diarrhea, dyspnea, and weakness.
The Vetmedin is such a large pill it was hard to give even a half of a pill to my dog also. I broke it down into two smaller pieces and put it in braunschweiger. The trick is put a small piece of pill into a small piece of meat.
If the piece of meat is to big your dog will have to chew it and usually ends up spitting the pill out. It the meat is a small piece they will gobble it up with hardly a second thought, especially if you already let them try it and they liked it. Hope this works for getting her pills down.
I agree picking your dog up just puts pressure on her lungs and possibly make the coughing worse. He licks it off my finger and just swallows it. I posted back on Dec 3, , when my Maltese, Chase, had an acute decompensation episode with his heart failure. If you have a minute, you can take a look at my post. At the time, Chase was extremely sick as he was in severe pulmonary edema he was literally drowning internally due to the excessive fluid inside of his lungs.
During his stay, he received over mg of IV Lasix and had to spend 12 hrs in the oxygen chamber. If I heard fluid, I would increase his dose of Lasix. After the 1st week of him being home, I had increased his Lasix from 25 mg daily The vet has also increased his Vetmedin from 1.
Despite my increasing his Lasix and the increase in all of his other medication doses, he still had fluid in his right lung! I researched and read studies about dogs with heart failure. I learned that we had all of the medical bases covered so I then started researching holistic and complementary therapies for dogs with heart failure HF.
I worked as an RN in cardiology for several years and one thing I know is that diet is critical with HF patients, especially salt intake. However, you can get this info by contacting the company directly. A dog with severe heart failure should not consume more than 20 mg of sodium per day. Most commercial dog foods exceed this fold! Also, I want to bring up another point.
I have a hard time giving Chase his pills so I would coat them in peanut butter. I was giving about 1 tsp with his pills twice a day, which worked out to be about 50 mg sodium. I started making his food myself. I bought a pill crusher and I crush all of his meds into a fine powder.
This is the following holistic protocol I have him on:. Arginine is thought to help with activity intolerance and shortness of breath. I have the powdered form of Arginine and Taurine, but I have to crush the Carnitine.
Comes in a powder -B Complex: I think that's pretty much it for the holistic protocol, but if I realize I left something out I'll let you know. After being on homemade food and the holistic protocol for 1 month, Chase was a completely different dog. The months leading up to his diagnosis and he literally looked depressed. When he started his initial treatment, he didn't seem as depressed and lethargic, but he wasn't the playful, energetic, happy-go-lucky dog that he used to be.
I took Chase in for his follow up. I was so pleased and I couldn't wait to go back for our 1 month follow up with the vet. The vet could not believe her eyes when she saw Chase. She said she had never seen him looking this full of life since she started treating him.
She took him back to run labs and do a follow up echocardiogram and she came back with phenomenal news. All of his blood work was perfect, but I have even better news!
The size of his Left atrium has decrease 2 mm from his baseline measurement when he was first diagnosed in July His dilated left atrium was decreasing in size and his heart function was starting to show improvement! She was happy and shocked at the same time! She just told me to keep doing everything that I was doing, lol!
It's been 2 months since that last visit and we have another follow up tomorrow so I will definitely keep you posted. I'm so sorry for writing a book, but I just hope that some of this information is helpful. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. I will try to give you as much info as I can.
Wow Allison, your post has been greatly informative. Since then, incidence of him coughing has reduced significantly, but he has started wheezing, owing to a second condition that has developed; canine bronchial disease, which is quite similar to asthma in human. Oral medications are out as it would worsen his heart condition, and he is currently on antibiotics and if it gets worse, he may have to be on Ventolin.
Can you please tell me how much of each holistic supplements u give your dog please and post where u buy them from!! Thank u so much!! Hi Beth, not sure who this question is for? This is the supplement I add to balance the nutrition in the homemade food to make sure that the dogs get all the nutrients they need. Liquid Ubiquinol and Liquid Krill Oil: Krill Oil for Pets 3.
BodSmith 1 Liquid Dog Vitamins all natural blend providing the crucial nutrients dogs need for optimum health. Necessary vitamins, minerals, herbs, essential fatty acids, trace minerals, amino acids and digestive enzymes, plus Ester-C and Coenzyme Q Another deficiency seen in dogs with CHF. Hawthorne Berry and Red Clover: I am using these herbs is used for their diuretic effects. I bought them in the drop form.
I hope this is helpful! Please keep me posted on how things work for you. I can also email you a pdf file of my dosage notes. My dosage calcs are based on a 10 lb Maltese so you may have to adjust the doses for your baby.
I did what u suggested and have had a holistic vet come and see him, she will be contacting his vet and together work with what supplements to give him. She will be returning Friday, she also did acupuncture and cold lazer therapy. Seems to have helped, he seems to have more energy.
Thanks so much for sharing ur story, it has given me some hope. Paco is a 9lb Chihuahua and just turned He has a grade 4 murmur and enlarged heart.
Coughs every day but not constant. He is on tussigon, Furosemide, enalapril, Vetmedin, Terbutaline , and thyroxine plus carafate and baby gas x. He is also on salt free diet, and i dehydrate is own treats salt free. Bottled water in fresh running fountain. He has a cooling coat to keep him cool and from overheating.
Allison, Thank you for posting the holistic info. You mentioned that you have a PDF file that list the dosage that you gave to you 10lb. Can you forward this to me? My email address is kgoode yahoo. Thanks for your help. Allison, I would be very interested in the PDF. My dog has the exact same diagnosis as yours. Can you send it to frysgirl gmail. Allison your post is what gave me hope for my 10 year old Chihuahua with a stage 4 heart murmur. I would very much like to have a copy of your PDF on amounts of supplements.
My Melia weighs 7 pounds which is optimum weight for her. I just switched to a low salt pet food for starters. She is having the occasional seizure now which freaks me out. I never realized the Enalpril could contribute to the coughing. The vet said it was okay to give her one every 12 hours, but I have not done that after reading the thread here. Thank you so much for your input. Gave misty a kiss for you while she was getting her q3h doggy massage.
My heart breaks for you Juliette. Take care,and keep us informed of your progress. Take comfort your precious is no longer suffering and running free and happy. A special guardian to look over your child. If it continues to hurt for much longer maybe you could talk to your dr. There are various ways to help you through your grief that they can discuss with you,and please know I am here if you need to chat anytime.
She became quite ill in july,and we did not expect her to make it 2 weeks and here we are in November. My car never moved without her,standing between the seat on the look out for moose,and bopping to the music when she heard a song she liked!
Write your feelings down and send them to your vet. If it stops this happening to one more beloved pet your foxy will not have died in vain. Hang in there and I am here for you. Hi Alison, Could you forward the pdf with the holistic dosage info to my email as well? You have given my heart hope. I had two cavalier King Charles sisters- I just lost Kiley Last week from complications with her heart and her sister who had previously been Diagnosed last year with a grade 4 heart murmur and CHF is having another day episode.
I have her on enalapril, vetmedin and Salix twice a day- but I have always leaned toward The holistic as being much more productive and better in the long term for them! Thank you so much!!!! My email is kiddlehopper hotmail. Hi Allison, Thank you for all this information.
My 13 year old yorkie, Sparkey, was just diagnosed with an enlarged heart. He is coughing a lot. My vet put him on hydrocodone to suppress his cough. I rather go holistically. I have him on tummeric pills. I would rather go your way. Can you kindly send me your pdf file? Sparkey is 8 pounds. Thank you so much Allison.
May God bless you. Howdy is a He has a heart murmur and cushings disease. I too started cooking him his own meals months ago. It made a huge difference. I just stick chicken breast, a piece of liver for flavor eventhough high in cholesterol can of pumpkin, brown rice and water in the crock pot.
When done, I run it through the food grinder. It made a huge difference with the coughing but now the coughing has returned. Of course, this always happens on the weekends! I started him on Amoxil yesterday to prevent pneumonia. I know he needs a shot of prednisone but taking him to the vet is so stressful on him. His tongue gets purple. Right now, his tongue and gums are a great shade of pink! Any suggestions for him until the vet opens in the morning?
I have Prednisone here but with his Cushings, I am reluctant to give it to him. Hi Ruth, While I hate to give any advise when it could be wrong but I can tell you what my vet told me that it would have been OK to give my Precious another dose of her diuretic, this it what the emergency clinic gave my Precious a shot of Lasix and oxygen.
They tried to keep her overnight but I said no she needs to be with me. I now how you feel it always happens on weekends and nights.
Then next time your at your vet ask him what you can give Howdy if it happens again on a weekend because you know it will , perhaps he can give you a prescription for hydrocodone also which suppresses cough.
I know it is frustrating and a never ending battle with drugs that only work temporarily. I too have a 10 lb. I was hoping you could send me your holistic regiment and dosage information. Along with hydrocodone at night. Teddy is 10 lbs.. I have ordered everything on your list. I was so worried that I might be hurting her and not helping her even though she seems better, less coughing.
I also give dandelion. Could you tell me how much per day? Thank you so much for your post!! Hi Allison, I saw your post on your successful holistic approach for Chase.
As my maltese has enlarged heart and coughing, would you pls share with me yr holistic protocols and dosage? Please let me know…thank you. Hi Laurie, not sure if your question is for me or other people who have commented. Supplements given are not a cure just a way to help your dog live a longer healthier life. Allison, just read your 2 year old update about Chase. The one with the herbal remedies. First, how is he doing? Just started Vetmedin 2 days ago after 2 fainting episodes which occurred after coughing fits.
I want to do the best for her. I wrote down everything you were giving Chase but have no idea of how much of each. Lexy is 8 lbs. My dog is Tonka he is a spunky 13 year old sable Pomeranian. Before the vet did any tests he said CHF with collapsing trachea. He has always had the backwards sneeze not the actual issue, however most think it is all of his life.
I do feel it is the collapsing trachea not CHF. When u say home made food, what did u make him? Any tips on the collapsing trachea? I am going to start the home diet asap as well as the supplements. I have to say, tonight he was coughing badly so I gave him ventolin, he coughed again 3 together and it s been an hour and he has been good since… I hope Chase and you are well, Thank you Connie.
My Eli is about 11, not sure of his exact age because I adopted him from a shelter. Diagnosed with CHF 7 months ago.
Respiratory rate is 60 normal is around He was coughing and coughing for some reason and would cough up foam. I gave him another dose of his Lasix but after 2 hours took him to the hospital. I am now struggling with the thought of even if he rebounds, when will be the next time. As CHF progresses it will be more trips to the vet hopefully not the emergency vet! Hard to not use those interchangeably…. When Precious started coughing non stop during the day, that was when I decided it was just too much for her.
Thanks for your reply Sue, and you may be right — It might be time to let her go which breaks my heart, but I can tell she has trouble breathing some days. She might have a day or so of not coughing most of the day, but then the next day she is right back to it. She is worse when she is around me because she is so attached to me and gets more excited when I talk to her, etc.
I just told my husband today that by the time her next refill is due on her meds. Thanks for your post, it lets us know we are not alone in this. I meant to check the box to notify me of follow up and forgot so that is the reason for this post! Gosh, thanks Allison for the report on your dog.
I know that dog food that we buy is bad, I try to buy the organic — natural stuff — but you never know.
I am going to try making her food and the supplements you talked about. She is so sweet and gentle to everyone, she is a perfect little yorkie — she holds her ears up and she is very tiny Which I think might have been her downfall — being so small.
She is not doing well at all the last couple of days — coughing, etc. I am going back to your post and look at those cooking ideas and see what I can do. Glad your little doggie is doing well and congrats on going to medical school — sounds like you will be the type of Dr.
Maybe you should become a vet. Thank you very much for your concern. Sue I read your article with tears in my eyes-I have a 13 year Boston that is my old girl and I love her so much.
It started with a cough and off to the vet we went. He tells me she has a heart murmur and put her on benzapril for the murmur and furosemide for the fluid build up-she has been on it for about a week now and the cough seems to be worse not better-I am off to the vet again tomo-I am going to have him xray her heart and some other things to cover my basis-I do know that this is the start of end which according to him is still 3 to 4 years but I feel so helpless and like I am not doing enough to make her comfortable-Thanks for this article I am glad I found it.
Hi Karen, I feel your pain I hope you can have a little longer cough-free time with your girl. I know every case is different but I think maybe your vet is stretching the facts a little when he says that the end is 3 or 4 years away.
That would make her 17 years old which is usually the age that healthy small dogs live until. I have a chihuahua furkid called Akie. He is 13 yrs old and he has been diagnosed with CHF stage 3 recently. Aparts of this he also having trachea collapsing which contribute to his coughing daily. I have been in and out to the vet quite often recently and nothing seems to ease his coughing..
His coughing is getting worst. Apparently, he is having Fortekor, Vetmedin and Furosemide for his heart enlargement. He has been diagnosed with heart enlargement 3 yrs ago, during that time he has been hospitalized but he recovered… I have been maintaining him by all the medication in correct timing each day, low sodium diet and no strenuous activities. Apart of all the medications, he is also been taking Taurine, CoQ10, Hawthorne, Omega Fish Oil and etc supplements… I really have no idea where goes wrong recently… I just wish n hope that he will speedy recovery the soonest.
The vet just told me that if I would have him for another 6 to 12 months… He should consider that I am extremely happy and lucky…. Hi Miri, It sounds like your blaming yourself for him not getting better. Maybe if you believe in reincarnation like myself you can take comfort in knowing that he may possibly come back to you, if not in this life maybe the next.
She is currently 15 and a half years old and acts like a puppy. She has been diagnosed with collapsing trachea and CHF. I kicked into high gear as things unfolded and so Tatie has a cardiologist, a general practitioner, a holistic vet and an energy worker.
She never needed any treatment for CT. None of these meds dosages have needed to be changed since her original diagnosis. She sees her cardio three times a year and he does diagnostics every other visit blood work, xray and sonogram if needed.
As I mentioned, Tatie sees a holistic vet as well. Every month or two she also receives acupuncture or chiropractic in addition to the cold laser treatments. I cook for her- beef and chicken boiled, a little broccoli and pasta, and no sodium.
She weighs about 8 lbs and has been on a wonderful plateau for some time now. She could not get out of the loop. It was awful…a HUGE sound, very guttural, coming from a little dog.
I took her to her cardio the very next day. He thought either the bath excitement triggered her or perhaps she aspirated a little water. What a trade off. So she needs to eat to handle the effects of a drug that upsets her belly! I should also mention that I get her meds compounded. And so I go forth- one step at a time with Tatie. Oh, and someone mentioned something I deal with as well: Thank you all so much for posting you own stories. Support is so key to dealing with these difficult conditions.
He has had CHF for over 2 years starting with massive seizures. He is on pimobenden and after reading all these posts, I have added the Enepril also which I had here on hand from Fluppy. He takes 20 mg. Lasix per day but vet told me NOT to increase this dose since it can damage kidneys.
He coughed all night and wheezed. So sad to listen to. He got up and walked around many times, probably for water.
He is on cough suppressents and also has had steroid injections. He also has Cushings Disease. Howdy is a medium sized Maltese and the largest one I have. He is just a happy go lucky kind of dog, never a problem. I am going to start cooking his food too.
I give him his meds in Liverwurst but now reading the posts about SALT, going to change that plan too…Looks like I will be making my own liverwurst too! Thanks for sharing all. Hi All, I have read your stories and feel mine may be of use. My dog was a rescue dog from Spain a small honey coloured terrier. I homed her 7 years ago when she was roughly about 4 years old then.
I had her screened two years ago when we were coming back to the Uk and the vet diagnosed a heart murmur. She was well and happy up to last Easter Monday when her resting respiratory rate was 70, coughing on exertion and she was breathing using her abdominal muscles, very lethargic and mucous membranes not pink at all.
I went to the emergency vet and she diagnosed a grossly enlarged heart and CHF. After treating with diuretics and cardisure she was released after 3 hours.
She made a slow recovery on these meds but this morning she vomited 3 times loosing bile and frothy fluid she then drank three full bowls of water and her breathing was 60 per minute with blueish mucous membranes.
I went to the vet who gave me the choice of aggressive treatment or euthanasia. I am now very sad but glad she did not have to live with this condition over a longtime. She was a much loved dog but I could not stay with her I did see her shortly afterwards and she was at peace. It was a very tough decision but one which has to be taken bearing in mind the suffering of the dog.
I hope if anyone reads this they will find some strength to make the hardest decision of all. Howdy is doing MUCH better. He is even lively and wagging! He is a maltese, Poor guy is bowlegged too! I bought him in Kansas from a home breeder.
His coughing has greatly reduced using the small amount of Hycodan twice a day with the Pimobenden, Lasix and Vetrol for his Cushings Disease. I boil his chicken with rice in the rice cooker with some garlic powder.
I add doggie vitamins and he is just thrilled with his meal! God must have needed my precious baby boy because I had to send him to heaven the next day. The vet does not know what was causing it, but he was bleeding internally somewhere, possibly from the Previcox he took daily for his deteriorated spine. I miss him every second but when you love someone so much, you have to let them go instead of suffering. Although he still eats and loves his treats. I have had to make that dreaded decision many times and it gets no easier.
I think we all can sympathize with what your dealing with. I have to say my Precious coughed a lot also but all at once the cough got deeper and pretty much non-stop. Have you tried hydro codone to help suppress some of the coughing? She has been doing amazingly well thinks to the medications she has been on. The last two days the cough has increased. She has not been to the vet for a while, so maybe we will go for a visit this morning.
The coughing makes sleep difficult for both of us. Wow, I have to say you are lucky that your dog has lived to her age of I hope she lives even longer. So sorry to report that I lost my precious little girl May 7, I am having a terrible time adjusting to the loss.
I miss her terribly. I am thinkful that she passed at home and in the arms of those who loved her. My dog has chf, she is She coughs more at nite. Started on lasiz for about a week, cough continued. Will take the Vets advice for heart medication and I guess return to the lasiz also. She was on 40 mg a day, heart meds scare me because iam unsure of what might happen. She cough an gags. What medication did you have you dog on, that she lived to be amazingly 19 yrs old??
Iam beside my self of what to do. If not for the cough my dog Cindy is fine. Plays runs around eats like a horse. Please give me an insight into the medications or combination of meds.
So I will be knowledgable when I talk to my Vet. We will be devastated to loose her. What to save my dog, need to help her so bad, just breaks my heart to hear her cough so much. And i cant do anything. Thank you so very much.