November 27, 2002
Looks like we'll have
Looks like we'll have a fresh blanket of snow for Thanksgiving. Started snowing early this morning and supposed to get 2-4" of the white stuff. While I was coming into work (at 4:30 AM), there was already a car off the road. Usually I leave early enough that I miss all the accidents caused by bad weather (or bad driving in bad weather, take your pick).
I'll have a short day here at work today (shocked that I am writing this at work? Hey, it's break time - that's my story and I'm sticking to it). Should only need to put in 4-5 hours to grow a die empty. Then I get to head to the store and fight the mobs to get groceries. Wow, I won't know what to do with myself during the 4 day weekend.
I am trying an experiment with my 13 1/2 year old dog. He has been on Rimadyl (sp) for the last year for arthritis in one front leg and his back. Although it has helped him out, this drug has the nasty tendency to mess with the workings of the dog's liver and kidneys. After doing some research through homeopathy resources, I found that Yucca root is excellent for controlling inflamation due to arthritis. I finally found a source for Yucca extract that is in liquid form. Leerburg Kennel and Video sells Yucca Intensive made by Azmira Holistic Animal Care. A 2 oz. bottle goes for $15.00 (at Leerburg), which is not expensive since you just feed one drop for every 10 lbs of body weight (8 drops in Sampson's case). The bottle has lasted over a month (a month's supply of Rimadyl is $49.00), and Sampson's energy and comfort levels went up within a couple of days after starting on the Yucca. Anyway, Sampson has been taking both the Rimadyl and the Yucca extract for about 1 1/2 months. This week I have cut Sampson's dose of Rimadyl down by 1/2. If I don't see any changes in his behavior and movement, then I will cut it down to 1/4 of the original dosage. I am hoping to get him off of the drug totally - however, I don't want him to suffer, so will give him the lowest dose that I can while maintaining his comfort level. So far this week, Sampson has been fine at the 1/2 dose. I will keep everyone updated on how this works out.
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