"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-06-2011, 06:17 AM   #21
Ogress Supreme
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,124
Originally Posted by buckytom View Post
yes, in a pinch i've taken woof-itor, for cholesterol.

my total cholesterol is down to 175, and i have a sbiny coat.
I think chasing cars is the worst side effect. Aside from the one I can't mention

PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 06:24 AM   #22
Chef Extraordinaire
CWS4322's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rural Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 12,187

But, you do want to be careful about taking dog meds. There are some that are not safe for humans. I will admit, I have taken cephalexin in a pinch...and I'm still alive. And, most of the heart meds I gave my heart dog are the same ones my mom is on. I know the side effects and because one of them "binds with potassium" when my mom went "loopy" I was able to tell my dad to take her in and have her electrolytes checked. I also knew that they couldn't run the IV too fast because of the fact she is a heart patient. My dad handed the phone to the dr (who was a high school friend) and said, "talk to her, she has a dog with the same heart problem and knows what's wrong." Interestingly enough, they hadn't checked my mom's lytes. Duh. He (my hs friend) said, "I didn't know you were a vet..." Anyway, once they checked my mom's lytes, they knew that her potassium level was out of wack and they were able to adjust it. Now, if my mom starts to "talk nonsense" my dad calls me and asks me if I think her lytes are off! My dad won't let me edit his writing (I am an editor), but he will let me give medical advice...which I am not qualified to do.

CWS4322 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.