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by Alyssa
Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:28 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Babesia, a reminder
Replies: 21
Views: 2963

Re: Babesia, a reminder

Plus, every time you take a dog outdoors with you - you run into the chance that they might run across a tick. Even in an urban setting ... all you need is one dog that has a tick to drop in where another dog is going to run by it once it's fully digested and looking to refill. Plus not all ticks en...
by Alyssa
Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:18 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Please think of her
Replies: 235
Views: 19884

Re: Please think of her

Heard this on FB :( I am so so sorry, you had a special dog and she had special owners.

{{{hugs}}}
by Alyssa
Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:59 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: What do you feed your dog?
Replies: 38
Views: 3479

Re: What do you feed your dog?

Purina Pro Plan Salmon Sensitive Stomach.

It's been a perfect food for us.
by Alyssa
Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Trust your Vet to spay or go with the cheapo clinic?
Replies: 27
Views: 2614

Re: Trust your Vet to spay or go with the cheapo clinic?

Oh that's right, for humans they often will opt to leave the ovaries, huh? I forgot about that! LOL

Thank you!
by Alyssa
Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:17 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Best and worst dog foods?
Replies: 47
Views: 5027

Re: Best and worst dog foods?

We only feed Toby Pro Plan Salmon Sensitive Stomach (not to be confused with Pro Plan's natural salmon and brown rice food).

It has never given him a single issue and he looks fabulous and his health has been top-notch.
by Alyssa
Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Trust your Vet to spay or go with the cheapo clinic?
Replies: 27
Views: 2614

Re: Trust your Vet to spay or go with the cheapo clinic?

What Odnarb said. Look at it this way - a spay is basically a hysterectomy. The surgery is done a same way that it is done for humans, using much of the same equipment. Then compare the costs. You would NEVER find a human hysterectomy that was only 400 bucks (and I'm talking before insurance - no fa...
by Alyssa
Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Do you feed measured amounts or let them gourge?
Replies: 32
Views: 2502

Re: Do you feed measured amounts or let them gourge?

We feed Toby 4 cups a day - unless we are showing/working him, at which point he goes to 3-3.5 cups a day.
by Alyssa
Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: The big bad "C" word :(
Replies: 21
Views: 2239

Re: The big bad "C" word :(

And chemo is not that expensive (not assuming it would even be applicable in your case). My cat has been undergoing chemo for the last year and a half (currently on more of a maintenance protocol) after an initial prognosis of 6 months. It runs about $85 a month + the drugs, which again are not rea...
by Alyssa
Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Nobody is helping. (Pika? Or What?)
Replies: 37
Views: 3453

Re: Nobody is helping. (Pika? Or What?)

LOL! It was hard not to admit to - bewteen me and my ex and our roommates, we had colored condoms galore and everrrrrrrry time he pooed it was a colorful event! LOL! I loved that dog, but he had serious issues - he was a rescue that was abused pretty badly, and never fed, so he had developed a LOT o...
by Alyssa
Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Nobody is helping. (Pika? Or What?)
Replies: 37
Views: 3453

Re: Nobody is helping. (Pika? Or What?)

My last dog, which was a cockapoo - ate alll sorts of horrible things. An entire tube of Desenex. 600 balloons. Pounds upon pounds of chocolate (nothing was safe - not even the top of the fridge, we had to install kiddie locks on all cabinets, and I lived with stoners at the time that never put the ...
by Alyssa
Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:39 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Nobody is helping. (Pika? Or What?)
Replies: 37
Views: 3453

Re: Nobody is helping. (Pika? Or What?)

Put a bell on her collar. That way you hear her when she gets up. And maybe stage some counter training with you in a space she cannot see and doesn't know you are there - with a metal tin and pennies inside it that you throw (or have rigged so that you can make the noise without being there) when s...
by Alyssa
Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pet Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 1635

Re: Pet Insurance

I try to do what FBODGRL does. I've known all the pet insurances out there to have refused to cover things and trying to duck coverage. At least a bank account will earn you interest - no one can (or will) tell you *no* you can't use the money you put in every month, and if for whatever reason you l...
by Alyssa
Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Quick, Easy dog cookie recipes please!
Replies: 13
Views: 1387

Re: Quick, Easy dog cookie recipes please!

I agree with the person that answered the questions above.

However, you *can* also use your oven to dehydrate if you need to.

I'd get one that has a dial for changing the temp as well as the fan speed and that can do meat cuz jerky is yummmmy!
by Alyssa
Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Nobody is helping. (Pika? Or What?)
Replies: 37
Views: 3453

Re: Nobody is helping. (Pika? Or What?)

Maybe try start teaching her to "trade up". Don't start with the stuff that she "finds" - YOU instigate it by planting the object(s). Have high value treats at the ready. This needs to be a highly controlled "lesson" in where you designate some time to set up the lesson...
by Alyssa
Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Happy tail anyone??
Replies: 27
Views: 3702

Re: Happy tail anyone??

LOLOL! Poor girl!

That's interesting, I guess I never thought there would be such a difference, I tried it with Toby (he was sort of my sketch model LOL) and it ah "cleared the runway" - not a lot by any means, but enough that there wasn't going to be any "rubbage" LOL.

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