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|Re: Dog Chronicles by EddyNumerouno(m): 6:21am On Jul 17, 2016|
Nice thread, see me being oliver twist
|Re: Dog Chronicles by knyte(m): 8:43am On Jul 17, 2016|
your posts say a lot about you,dogs,your passion and you profession.Good job,where in ibadan do u reside
|Re: Dog Chronicles by drgbaks(f): 12:35am On Jul 19, 2016|
Where do I start with Max? Sometimes last year, I was introduced to a very aggressive boerboel called Max. He had a small growth on his left hindlimb that his human was uncomfortable with. The growth was surgically removed. The surgery was successful and Max stayed with us for a couple more weeks for post operative care.
Max was recovering beautifully (or so we thought) and eating voraciously.
We assured his human that he would be ready to go home in a couple of days. Alas! it was not to be.
One afternoon, as I was checking the surgery site, I ran my hands over his body and to my utmost amazement I discovered several lumps of varying sizes all across his body-from his dorsum(back) to his head. I was alarmed!
Quickly, I informed my boss who in turn informed Max's human and with his permission we immediately initiated chemotherapy. You see, the growth was actually a form of malignant cancer and we could only hope and pray that Max will survive.
Max's human is one of the best clients I have had the pleasure of working with. His love for Max is unparallelled and commendable. He kept pleading with us to try our best because Max meant so much to him. We reasurred him while letting him know Max's prognosis were guarded.
What surpised me the most I must say was Max's appetite. I honestly believe his voracious appetite went a long way in his healing process. My Goodness! Max could eat for Africa! I have honestly never seen any dog eat as much as Max does.
Days turned into weeks; weeks into months and "the 'Lion' became a 'goat' ". That was the slang we coined for an aggressive dog that became docile after staying with us for a while. Finally, Max was ready to go home. The day I called Max's human to tell him that Max could be discharged was one of my most rewarding days in veterinary practice.
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|Re: Dog Chronicles by drgbaks(f): 4:56pm On Jul 21, 2016|
One September evening, I came home from work to hear a funny sound outside my apartment. I listened for a bit then decided to go investigate.On opening my door, I looked surreptitiously to the right then left before my gaze landed on the object of the commotion. A puppy. A mongrel.
Bewildered as to how the puppy got to be there, I asked my neighbours and they had no clue as well. Seeing that the puppy was obviously cold I took it, examined quickly and brought her( the puppy was female ) onto my balcony.She seemed to be in good condition save the cold and hunger. Improvising, I laid a cereal box on the floor so she wouldn't get cold and went to get her something to eat.I decided to name her Gigi.
By the time I brought her food, Gigi was gone. I was slightly alarmed.I quickly checked around and found her in a little corner just outside my place (where I found her initially).I carried her back to the niche I had created for her, gave her milk with a little glucose and kibble (dry dog food).The way she lapped up the milk confirmed my assumptions.She sniffed the kibble but didn't eat it. After two servings of milk, I gave her water.One taste had her turning up her nose at it. I laughed. I understood her reaction, it wasn't as sweet as the milk.I covered her up when she fell asleep and went inside to attend to other matters.
After a while, I checked up on her and this time taught her to eat the kibble because I guessed she was probably still hungry.I gave her one bit at a time; the moment she got a hang of it, she almost finished the bowl I gave her in minutes.
The next day, I asked around again but nobody knew Gigi's human or if she was a stray.So I kept her and fed her again. She peed on my balcony and I was thinking that I had to train her when my landlord and his wife happened to pass by.They asked about her and I explained how I discovered her.The moment they found out Gigi was female, they took sticks, chased her off all the while shouting and praying that whatever evil intentions Gigi had would be foiled. My landlord belongs to a tribe in Nigeria called the Ikweres. You see the Ikweres abhor bitches. To this day I wonder what became of my Gigi.
|Re: Dog Chronicles by drgbaks(f): 5:47pm On Jul 30, 2016|
One sunny day in November, I received a call from my boss asking me to go treat some dogs for a client I wasn't familiar with.
On getting there I was introduced to one of the dogs-Scout, one of the most aggressive Caucasians I have ever met. With the help of his handler, I was able to deworm and vaccinate him. I discovered though that as a result of his extreme aggression, his fur was overgrown and heavily matted (it was a chore to take him to the vet as only the handler could get close to him). I suggested to his human to have him groomed, she was ok with my suggestion, if I could figure out a way to take him to the clinic.
A few days later, I arrived at Scout's domain to get him to the clinic. I had to sedate him first which was an ordeal in itself. His fur was so thick, I wasn't sure the entire sedative got into his system and that was my biggest fear. I chose to trust my guts though and we waited. Thankfully, in 15minutes he was tranquilized. Hurriedly, we bundled him into the car and off we went to the clinic.
At the clinic we set to work immediately, snipping off, cutting and shaving. His fur was so badly matted that we had to shave off everything. At a point, Scout began to rouse, so I gave him another shot of sedatives and we continued. That was the last shot I could give him as any more would have been an overdose. So we had to make quick work of the grooming.
By the time we got to his head, we had spent 3hours. By then, I was the only one left, my colleague and the vet tech had to go attend to another dog. I had to remove the muzzle so as to get a clean cut of his face and muzzle, I was snipping away happily and didnt realize dear Scout was awake, the next thing I heard was a growl and snap of the jaws. Thank God for quick reflexes!!! I jumped away and called for help. Dear Scout was awake and angry,ready for us! Fortunately, the tranquilizers hadnt worn off completely so he wasn't back to his full strength. We got him down from the table, took him outside and that marked the end of Scout's grooming. Thankfully 99% of the fur was off.
Scout was so angry at being conquered that after that day I became Scout's sworn enemy.
|Re: Dog Chronicles by Magpies(m): 7:17pm On Jul 30, 2016|
|Re: Dog Chronicles by lobell: 8:36pm On Jul 30, 2016|
more please...*making puppy eyes*
|Re: Dog Chronicles by uchpanila(m): 12:02am On Jul 31, 2016|
is there no other way except shaving the whole fur?
|Re: Dog Chronicles by iNewton: 12:04am On Jul 31, 2016|
drgbaks:Haha you gave scout Molo(gorimakpa) nyc thread i'm really enjoying it
|Re: Dog Chronicles by drgbaks(f): 12:13am On Jul 31, 2016|
His fur was matted to his skin in most places. Shaving off most and leaving the rest would have left Scout looking funny and shown unprofessionalism on our part.
His fur grew back in less than 2 months.
|Re: Dog Chronicles by uchpanila(m): 7:08am On Jul 31, 2016|
so how did you do that, with a scissors, clippers or razor blade?
|Re: Dog Chronicles by uchpanila(m): 7:11am On Jul 31, 2016|
|Re: Dog Chronicles by barcaboi(m): 12:20pm On Jul 31, 2016|
uchpanila:ar ur service
|Re: Dog Chronicles by Benbobola(m): 1:25am On Aug 01, 2016|
Dr. Bakare right? If you are, we attended ISI. Lovely job you are doing here. Thumbs up.
|Re: Dog Chronicles by drgbaks(f): 3:39am On Aug 01, 2016|
Yup! That's me! Thanks a lot.
|Re: Dog Chronicles by drgbaks(f): 10:13am On Aug 03, 2016|
"Dr. Bakare, good morning, please can I see Petra?" Those dreaded words changed my morning.
Petra's human was a first time dog owner. She bought the puppy without even knowing it's breed let alone how to take care of her. What she lacked in knowledge though she more than made up for in zeal and love.
So when she came to us with a 6-week old puppy (whom she named Petra) we spent a great deal of time educating and explaining dog care to her. Her love and devotion to Petra was admirable and many times before we reminded her of vaccinations and deworming appointments she would have brought Petra to the clinic.
It was therefore an unhappy day when she brought Petra to the clinic with complaints of diarrhoea. Based on Petra's age and the fact that her DHLPP vaccinations weren't completed we were immediately wary and tested for Parvovirus (a fatal viral disease seen most often in young and unvaccinated puppies). Fortunately and to our utmost joy, she tested negative. We initiated supportive therapy while awaiting results of other tests.
Two mornings later I arrived at the clinc to discover that we had lost Petra during the night. I was extremely sad. As I was about to call Petra's human to update her about her puppy, she arrived. I must admit that moment is still one of my worst moments in veterinary practice.
She asked to see Petra and I gave her the grave news. I was not prepared for what happened next. She started wailing hystericaly and screaming, "No, no, no, not my Petra!" I tried to console her but she was inconsolable. "Petra how can you do this to me?" she lamented.
After a few minutes she asked to see Petra and I obliged her. On sighting Petra, she collapsed, weeping profusely. Her wails were so loud that our neighbours ran into the clinic alarmed. I have never seen a client mourn the loss of her dog like she did that day. We consoled her till her wails became sobs.
Much later she gave me a call and asked me to kindly send her pictures of Petra that I had taken previously. I was so glad to and I did.
Petra's human might not have known much about dogs but one thing was certain, Petra was loved.
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|Re: Dog Chronicles by Magpies(m): 11:13am On Aug 03, 2016|
drgbaks:awwn, so sad
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|Re: Dog Chronicles by imitateMe(m): 7:46pm On Aug 04, 2016|
drgbaks:The dog looks like Golden Morn.
|Re: Dog Chronicles by K9blunt(f): 9:14pm On Aug 04, 2016|
That gigi got me tearing up real bad!
Am sure that dog was meant for you, it came to you for mysterious but good reasons..... What your landlords did was totally ignorant and inhumane...
All in all, doctor I hail you and encourage you to keep up the good work.... I can count how many passionate vets we have in this country that if not for you I would've said null!
|Re: Dog Chronicles by buharisbae(f): 2:36pm On Aug 06, 2016|
hehe don't lie u were scared when he was running towards u
|Re: Dog Chronicles by buharisbae(f): 2:47pm On Aug 06, 2016|
Drgbaks pls keep us updated I'm bookmarking this page
|Re: Dog Chronicles by drgbaks(f): 9:09pm On Aug 06, 2016|
Not really. It happened too fast for my fear reflexes to kick in. Though a couple of times in my veterinary career, I've had close shaves that were frightening.
|Re: Dog Chronicles by drgbaks(f): 1:09am On Aug 07, 2016|
Thank you. I believe though that there are a number of passionate vets in Nigeria. I am just one out of many.
|Re: Dog Chronicles by anochuks08(m): 1:11am On Aug 07, 2016|
.Please Dr, can you assist or advise me regarding this problem.
I have these 2 dogs that were recently breed. Everything seemed fine until 3 weeks into breeding.
1. One lost appetite and won't eat anything. After a day of not eating, I said maybe its normal, next day passed the same thing. I got worried and tried force feeding, it threw up anything that I forced her to eat. She looked pale and weak. I rushed to the vet and after 2 days of her getting worse there, I went to another vet. At the second vet, she got better (mild), she won't vomit anymore but still won't EAT. Right now, she is active, but won't eat, its like a week now and I ve to force feed her everyday, failure to do that, na trouble I dey find. I ve been to the vet up to 5 times on the case of her not eating and even to doc seems lost on what next to do.
2. The second dog started bleeding from the nose, till now, its like 6 days now and we ve visited the vet 3 times on her case but she isn't improving. Today sef, Vet was like "lemme think of a possible solution and get back to you".
|Re: Dog Chronicles by drgbaks(f): 1:16am On Aug 07, 2016|
Hello please chat me up on Whatsapp. 07055250210.
|Re: Dog Chronicles by anochuks08(m): 7:37am On Aug 07, 2016|
|Re: Dog Chronicles by kelsmic: 7:52pm On Aug 31, 2016|
Finally I have appeared. Orion has officially registered his presence here. I must say, an awesome job you are doing.
Petra, her human owner knows what it feels like to have a second class of species you can identify with apart from the Human species. So unfortunate she lost it. What sex was it? Nice Brindled bb it was, with such charming personality and bubbling outlook.
Now don't ask how I knew it personality, you can tell a lot by look into the eyes of a dog.
|Re: Dog Chronicles by kelsmic: 8:06pm On Aug 31, 2016|
drgbaks:if not for the write up, one would easily mistake scoot for a Mutt after the shaving. Coats certainly add appeal to canines, just as clothes to humans. No wonder people will always love the hairy big,big dogs.
|Re: Dog Chronicles by drgbaks(f): 10:39pm On Nov 04, 2016|
It's been ages! Sorry guys. I'm back now.
Dog Chronicles will continue next week by God's grace.
I apologize to everyone that tried to reach me and couldn't. My new whatsapp number is 08185349555. The other number is no longer valid.
Till next week guys.
Enjoy the weekend.
|Re: Dog Chronicles by festaclanre: 11:02pm On Nov 04, 2016|
drgbaks:welcome back Miss u
|Re: Dog Chronicles by Surely63(m): 12:31am On Nov 05, 2016|
festaclanre:welcome back ma'am
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