This group is a place to discuss any and all health and medical issues related to our pets. We can have in depth discussions here. All discussions on Seizures are now in their own group.

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Over the years that this group has been in existence it has assisted many doodles and their humans.  It has offered advice, a place to vent, etc.  This group MUST be a place where people can turn and be confident that the advice they will get is based upon FACT - medically and scientifically accepted FACT- not "I heard", anecdotes, advertising claims, or other unfounded or misleading advice. The moderators of this Group will delete any post that we feel does not meet this criteria. 


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  • Hi I’m new to this sight. My Golden doodle of 5 years experienced a seizure on September 3rd. Followed by very low platelets. Is there anyone out there that has experience this with their doodle.
    • Yes, we have a group for owners with doodles with seizure disorders. Here's the link:
      Seizure Disorders and Epilepsy
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  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Just know your not alone. Lost for words sending lots of love.
  • I am so sorry for your loss. I’m sure we all feel some of your pain as we know the love we feel for our doodles. May your happier memories bring you comfort soon.
  • Our beautiful, Australian labradoodle, Scrabble, first fought oral melanoma. He was doing well well with the melanoma vaccine. He was only eight years old. He had a mass on his spleen two weeks ago and sadly we had to put him down. Our hearts are broken.
    • This is just heartbreaking. I am so sorry
    • I'm so sorry :(
    • Thank you so much.
    • I’m so sorry. I remember Scrabble. I’ve always loved his name.
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