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by Roxers
Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Boz has heartworms! Am I overreating at the clinic mix-up?
Replies: 16
Views: 1463

Some clinics do not do in-house heartworm tests. I have no idea why, but that's just how it goes. During his original heartworm test, he could have been infected with young worms that weren't old enough to produce the antigen (has to be >6-8 months) but were too old to be killed by the preventative....
by Roxers
Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:08 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Flea and heartworm question-what pill?
Replies: 15
Views: 1591

I have heard of many dogs getting heartworm on Revolution. The company pays for treatment.. but still! For this reason, the vet I worked for does not carry it. I would feel much better using Interceptor/Sentinel or Heartgard.
by Roxers
Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Thyroid Tests
Replies: 26
Views: 2309

Do you know which levels were low? Did she check totalT4 (TT4), TSH, and freeT4 (fT4)? Hypothyroidism is one of the most overdiagnosed diseases in dogs. You need at least two of the three mentioned hormone levels to be low to really justify putting them on medication. Luckily, thyroid hormone is eas...
by Roxers
Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Free Spay/Neuter for Pit Bulls Atlanta, GA
Replies: 1
Views: 433

Free Spay/Neuter for Pit Bulls Atlanta, GA

I just got an email that the humane society in Atlanta, GA is offering (for a limited time) free spay/neuter for pit bulls and pit bull mixes! I only hope that the people who really need to take advantage of this do.

http://www.atlantahumane.org/free-pit-bull-spay-neuter.asp
by Roxers
Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Any owners have experience with COMFORTIS?
Replies: 11
Views: 1168

Great thanks. I didnt know that the Advantage was topical too, so it looks like I am going to get her the comfortis, then when she turns 6 months old on 5/23 taking her to my vet and having the blood test done and pputting her on an oral heartworm prev. She needs to be started on HW prevention imme...
by Roxers
Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Beating up their tail
Replies: 27
Views: 2304

Okay, but if you only take a few inches, be prepared in the future to go through the same thing all over again.. because it will still be long enough for her to hit it on stuff. Not saying it will necessarily happen, but there is a pretty good likelihood.
by Roxers
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Size of 6-8 week old runt of litter pit
Replies: 36
Views: 9595

Very cute! The one in the middle has very boxer-y markings.
by Roxers
Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Cooper is hurt
Replies: 50
Views: 3618

At least you found out before he started having clinical signs of the heartworms. I think more often than not heartworm positive dogs show up because people just don't know what they should be doing to prevent it. I could not blame you because you thought you were doing what was right. It is good th...
by Roxers
Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Size of 6-8 week old runt of litter pit
Replies: 36
Views: 9595

It will be interesting to see how she grows up! So you haven't seen any of the siblings to see if they are a more normal size for a 6-8 wk old pit bull?
by Roxers
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Roxxi Update
Replies: 5
Views: 639

also, dont skimp out on cheap glucosomine.. the better quality the better for her... try Liquid Health 5000 for dogs, i use it on my gsd who has had HD for almost 8 years, the stuff works wonders, and at $42 for a 32 oz bottle its well worth it and lasts a long time.... Definitely. A lot of the che...
by Roxers
Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Size of 6-8 week old runt of litter pit
Replies: 36
Views: 9595

Have you seen the other puppies? It's possible that she is not purebred, right? Does the rescue know about the father? She almost looks like a mix in that second picture. Also, it is always possible for there to be 2 fathers to one litter if the female bred to two different males. If the mom was a s...
by Roxers
Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dogs eating poop!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1005

I have heard of dogs eating poop due to anxiety issues. It's possible that's what is going on.. though I don't know that it would explain him selectively eating one dogs poop and not another's. You say he would like to be dominant, but is too old; so I'm sure this is causing some anxiety. When one o...
by Roxers
Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Cooper is hurt
Replies: 50
Views: 3618

It definitely looks swollen. Good luck at the vet!
by Roxers
Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Made a video of Des playing/lump on head/incision
Replies: 8
Views: 913

All dogs have a bump in the back of their skulls.. it's the external occipital protuberance. This picture has it labeled as saggital crest.. the external occipital protuberance is on the midline of the saggital crest http://www.bluelion.org/images/skull_diagram.png So if it is not swollen like it wa...
by Roxers
Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Want to start my KITTY on raw
Replies: 25
Views: 1712

My roommate's cat has those swingy fat deposits too.. at least that's what we always assumed they were. My roommate gets grossed out by them... when she had the cat shaved she thought they looked like testicles..just swingin away down there. It really was pretty gross.

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