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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: 737

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
Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: mystery limp
Replies: 14
Views: 990

Better be ready for a humongous influx of applications!
by ZiggysMom
Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Arthrits/limping
Replies: 29
Views: 2122

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
Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Copper is sick
Replies: 148
Views: 9606

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

It won't, but it oughta.
by ZiggysMom
Fri May 30, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: WTF?
Replies: 12
Views: 997

ewww.... but unless it's accompanied by diarrhea or other signs of illness, it doesn't sound like much of a problem other than being gross.
by ZiggysMom
Thu May 29, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: prednisone + rimadyl + vet mistake
Replies: 13
Views: 11442

Most of the time you don't need to taper pred unless the dog has been on it long term (like, weeks to months).
by ZiggysMom
Thu May 29, 2008 12:45 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Teeth cleaning?
Replies: 18
Views: 1268

Yeah, you really need to do the full teeth cleaning at least occasionally, because it lets the vet to a full dental exam and look for abscessed, broken, or loose teeth. You'd be amazed how much mouth pain a dog can have from dental disease without you ever knowing about it. The anesthesia-free clean...
by ZiggysMom
Thu May 29, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Long nails!
Replies: 30
Views: 2732

Some dogs have harder nails than others and cement walking isn't quite enough. One thing you might want to do is bring the dremel next time you go to the vet and ask the technicians or vet to show you how short you can go. A lot of the time you have more room to trim than you'd think! Then once you'...
by ZiggysMom
Thu May 29, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: help please-what to do with a puncture wound on dog
Replies: 5
Views: 631

A lot of the time these can heal up OK, but bite wounds are particularly prone to getting infected. Depending on how deep the wound is, you may be better off getting antibiotics from the vet ahead of time instead of waiting to see if it does get infected. If you decide not to, just keep a close eye ...
by ZiggysMom
Sun May 25, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Think Roxy is a little sick.
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Was this a real vomit, or just regurgitation? Vomiting has active abdominal effort, and they'll usually heave a few times before bringing anything up. Regurgitation means they're just hacking stuff up from the esophagus and not from the stomach, so they don't heave first or just have one hack and th...
by ZiggysMom
Sat May 24, 2008 1:18 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: dewormer
Replies: 3
Views: 467

They'll rub their butt on the floor like that if it itches for any reason. Anal glands are one of the most common, but there can be other things as well. Does he lick his butt a lot too?
by ZiggysMom
Thu May 22, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Awesome source for homemade dog food recipies
Replies: 6
Views: 687

oh, one more thing--- go to the "help" link for a great FAQ that is the best way to find out what the site is all about.
by ZiggysMom
Thu May 22, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Awesome source for homemade dog food recipies
Replies: 6
Views: 687

Awesome source for homemade dog food recipies

I just thought I'd pass on a great link for all you peeps out there who like to feed your dogs homemade diets. We all know what a hassle it can be to make sure the diet is complete and balanced nutrition... this site is made by a board-certified veterinary nutritionist (not your average vet who you ...
by ZiggysMom
Thu May 22, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Mosqitos(I have no idea how to spell)
Replies: 9
Views: 825

If you do end up trying the advantage, let me know how it works. I've always been skeptical about its claimed ability to actually repel mosquitoes. So little really stands up when they test it as a true mosquito repellent. Heck, even DEET, the most effective "repellent" we have, is actuall...
by ZiggysMom
Thu May 22, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Spay/Neuter article
Replies: 14
Views: 1189

We were talking about this at work the other day... you really also have to consider what we call "linked variables" Example: you might notice a link that people who carry lighters in their pocket get more lung cancer. Does that mean that lighters cause lung cancer? no, it means that peopl...

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