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by ZiggysMom
Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Long hair dogs/heat issues
Replies: 9
Views: 885

I can't comment much, having never owned a long-haired dog... I don't think it helps cool them much to be clipped, but as long as you leave enough to keep off the sun I don't think it hurts either. Of course, since foxtails are such a huge problem in my area, I'm a big fan of haircuts as needed for ...
by ZiggysMom
Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: hot pavement
Replies: 16
Views: 1185

I know sandals seem silly, but I just figure that booties seem kind of hot and stuffy for hot weather protection. Also, while I don't get all P.H. on my dog, I do feel that if he's going to wear clothes for functional purposes (warmth, sun protection, foot protection) they might as well be cute. No ...
by ZiggysMom
Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: hot pavement
Replies: 16
Views: 1185

I know sandals seem silly, but I just figure that booties seem kind of hot and stuffy for hot weather protection. Also, while I don't get all P.H. on my dog, I do feel that if he's going to wear clothes for functional purposes (warmth, sun protection, foot protection) they might as well be cute. No ...
by ZiggysMom
Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: hot pavement
Replies: 16
Views: 1185

I want to make my Ziggy a set of sandals during my time off this coming month! I'll post a pattern if they work out. I'm thinking soles from old bike tires and leather tops. They may not stay on but I'm relying on custom sizing to make them work.
by ZiggysMom
Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Any toy recs for a hard chewer?
Replies: 33
Views: 2231

Ziggy isn't a huge destroyer of toys as long as he doesn't get anything fabric or rope, but I still buy him those things. What I do is only leave out the indestructible toys like the kong and nylabone all the time, then the other toys, like the ropes and squeakers and Wubba only come out while we're...
by ZiggysMom
Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: mystery limp
Replies: 14
Views: 1307

Better be ready for a humongous influx of applications!
by ZiggysMom
Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:32 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: dont want them to be guard dogs
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Just being outside in a yard where they can watch people walk by will train most dogs to bark. A person is just passing by, and they bark, and the person leaves (because they were only passing by to begin with), and the dog thinks, "hey! I just barked and it made the stranger go away! Neat!&quo...
by ZiggysMom
Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Arthrits/limping
Replies: 29
Views: 2589

If it was with the knee, odds are it was a luxating patella (dislocated kneecap) or a cranial cruciate ligament rupture (also known as CCL, ACL). Those are the most common. The Rimadyl should work right away, but the cosequin can take a couple of weeks to show its full effect. My biggest worry if ba...
by ZiggysMom
Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Wakes us up 2-3x a night
Replies: 9
Views: 494

At five months, it shouldn't be much longer before you can just expect him to hold it all night. You might try going "cold turkey" a couple of nights to see if an accident happens... take him out one last time immediately before going to bed, then put him in his crate, put some earplugs in...
by ZiggysMom
Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: [b]MICROCHIP
Replies: 26
Views: 8881

Can I please set the record straight on the whole microchips/cancer thing? First of all, cats do get vaccine-associated sarcomas. This is because of a cat's specific susceptibility to form areas of inflammation that can lead to cancer. This has nothing to do with dogs, as dogs have a very different ...
by ZiggysMom
Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Copper is sick
Replies: 148
Views: 11720

:( That oughta teach him to eat your chocolate cherries.

It won't, but it oughta.
by ZiggysMom
Sat May 31, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Is this normal?
Replies: 22
Views: 1305

I agree that growling is just a play thing most of the time in these kind of circumstances. It's like kids saying "I'm gonna getcha" when they run after each other and play tag. The only reason I bothered to teach Ziggy not to was because I know that not every guest or stranger he meets wi...
by ZiggysMom
Sat May 31, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Growling Advice Please
Replies: 22
Views: 831

NILIF is great, but check out the "mind games" thread too for good tips if you really do think he's challenging you. He's at about that age (teenagers-- ecch) where he's going to try to push boundaries.
by ZiggysMom
Fri May 30, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Car Decals?
Replies: 13
Views: 1009

Where's some good ones with natural ears? I'm thinking of getting one for my car but I really don't want a cropped pittie!

I may just have to make my own on CafePress, but then they have to be regular stickers not cool decals :P
by ZiggysMom
Fri May 30, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: darn stillwater collar...
Replies: 9
Views: 1117

If the sharp bit is in the middle it could be hard to burn down without damaging the rest of the collar... but what you can do is use a soldering iron or any metal item heated over a candle to allow you to apply the heat in a more controlled manner and not risk burning the nearby stitching, for inst...

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