Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Max has been staying in his pen the last few days, much to his disgust. He is actually a little better, he isn't flopping around so much on both rear legs. The vet is coming out tomorrow morning, so we'll see what she has to say.

While she is here I am going to have her draw blood from Buddy Brat. I ran out of his thyroid medicine a few days ago, & he has already plumped up nicely. The poor little guy has always been what they call an "air fern". He gets a minimum amount of hay each day. Unfortunately when he is out of the "Fat Farm" his head is usually down eating everything he can find. He came with a weight problem 6 years ago, & we have never been able to get him down to normal. He's been on thyroid medicine for years, which keeps him from looking like a 55 gallon drum with legs, but it's an ongoing battle to keep his weight down. Depending on his blood tests, maybe there is something else we can do. I know there is a skinny little donkey in there, trying to get out..............!!!!

5 comments:

Cascabel Canuck said...

good luck with the vet tomorrow. i hope everything works out for Max (and Buddy Brat too).

Tish said...

Hey, how are things down in your area? How are the "boys" doing?

Cascabel Canuck said...

oh things are good. Buck is recovering nicely. He was limping on 3 legs for a while and not eating much but now he is on glucosamine. Moving kinda slow but still moving and eating better. He still seems to want to get more out of life. He's out running with the pack right now. The boyz are always leading the horses up the wash to their favorite eating spots. Luckily not many mesquite beans here since we are out of the river. Today, Honcho and Remington were actually separated. Remington was on our front porch trying to eat the bird seed (before I caught him). I suddenly heard a horrendously loud noise I hadn't heard in ages - it was Honcho braying for his friend! Remington just looked at me as if to say - what does he want? Then he trotted off to meet with his friend.

Tish said...

Have you ever tried Corta-Flx, I use the pellets although it comes in liquid & powder also for the old guys. I use it for Sha'ba & Pepper my old guys, & have been quite pleased. Miller Harness has the best price I've been able to find.

Honcho as I recall has a raucus bray, at least Remy knew what Honcho was yelling about.

Cascabel Canuck said...

thanks. i will check it out. i'm giving him some senior smartpak brand which has msm and glucosamine and devils claw and probiotics. it is a powder. someone else told me about cortafix too. i'll compare prices.