Friday, March 27, 2009

Please Pray For My Buddy Yogi

"Yogi" my best friend since puppyhood was told he has arthritis and was given Rimadyl to take for the pain. Rimadyl is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) intended for the relief of pain and inflammation in dogs. It is often used for dogs with osteoarthritis, although it is also prescribed in other situations, such as post-operatively for pain.

After a week on the drug he quit eating and became very, very sick. His liver is in big trouble. Mom remembered hearing at a dog show about how Rimadyl was causing liver damage in some dogs. Yogi is now at the vets everyday having his liver flushed to help save his life. Mom and Aunt Lori have found out many dogs have died after taking Rimadyl only for a week. Rimadyl is a very dangerous drug and should be taken off the market. Here is a website with a lot of information about the drug people don't know but should.

Here is a picture of my poor buddy fighting to get better

In better days this is Yogi being very silly with a dish rag after a bath

Silly Yogi again couldn't find a lake to cool off in so the next best thing is a mud puddle!

This is me trying to catch Yogi... He such a fast swimmer that I would wait until he was swimming back to shore and I'd grab his tail under the water and hang on!

Keep fighting buddy!

Love ya



CDS said...

I sure hope Yogi pulls through quickly!! He looks like a strong lad to me! We hope he'll be fine and up to lots of swimming this summer!


Your buddies Hummer and Cher

Life With Dogs said...

Feel better and ditch that cone Yogi, somebody is missing a playmate : )

Gizmosav said...

Hope your feeling better real soon Yogi, you got a couple gorgeous girls waiting for you!!