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by TheBowie
Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vaccination protocol
Replies: 20
Views: 9778

Re: Vaccination protocol

My vet still sends out the reminders for Annual vaccinations and I just smile and remind them that my dogs are on the 3-year protocol for Rabies, Parvo, and Distemper. I never get any push back. I wish I could get just those three, and you can get a single Parvo shot, but it's next to impossible to ...
by TheBowie
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Toy destruction
Replies: 10
Views: 1211

Re: Toy destruction

I'm watching the puppy pull the fuzz off a tennis ball and wondering how toy-destructive she's going to be as she grows up. My guy LOVES tennis balls. He starts by pulling all the fuzz off then tears the ball into quarter-sized pieces until there's just a tidy pile of rubber bits. I scavenge balls ...
by TheBowie
Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dixie killed our cat.... :(
Replies: 25
Views: 608

Re: Dixie killed our cat.... :(

Side note: animal ordinances vary a lot by location so in some places a dog may deemed "dangerous" for killing a domestic animal/pet, wildlife, or livestock - and subject to that locality's "dangerous dog" ordinances so everyone should do a little homework and know the laws wher...
by TheBowie
Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: A video on Operate Conditioning.
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: A video on Operate Conditioning.

Might want to edit the title.....it's Operant Conditioning. :)
by TheBowie
Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Nasal Cancer
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: Nasal Cancer

I have a cat with nasal lymphoma. Not sure how that equates to the same in a dog.
by TheBowie
Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: The big bad "C" word :(
Replies: 21
Views: 2569

Re: The big bad "C" word :(

The heavy duty treatment stuff was going to cost us $10,000-$15,000 for a year's worth of treatments (or was it a course?). Yeah, I can see where that might be the final cost for a larger animal using an oncologist. I am lucky that my regular vet is able to administer the treatments in their office...
by TheBowie
Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: The big bad "C" word :(
Replies: 21
Views: 2569

Re: The big bad "C" word :(

I'm so sorry you are dealing with this. But cancer isn't an immediate death sentence. 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 ...
by TheBowie
Wed May 05, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: e-mailed totw (if you feed it read it!)
Replies: 8
Views: 1137

Re: e-mailed totw (if you feed it read it!)

This is an issue with practically any brand of dog food containing fat and always has been. There is a very good article on this very topic this month in Whole Dog Journal. http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/13_5/features/Dog-Food-Preservatives_16221-1.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);retu...
by TheBowie
Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vacc titers
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Re: Vacc titers

I'm curious what others have paid for titers. I just had parvo and distemper titers run on my dog and they were $100 EACH, which seemed really high to me, but I haven't had them done in over 5 years. I seem to recall paying about $80 for a combined titer of both. ALso, are you able to get JUST the d...
by TheBowie
Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Rabies Vaccine SNAFU
Replies: 5
Views: 932

Re: Rabies Vaccine SNAFU

Crisis averted....luckily she did record it in his record and they are going to mail me the tag. This vet already thinks I'm some kind of nut job because I don't want to vaccinate my animals for every conceivable condition and my request for titers seemed to really throw her for a loop so I was just...
by TheBowie
Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Rabies Vaccine SNAFU
Replies: 5
Views: 932

Rabies Vaccine SNAFU

Edgar went to the vet this weekend for his annual exam, including a rabies vaccine. He also got a heartworm test and blood drawn for parvo and distemper titers and treatment for a small corneal scratch, so the bill was hefty. I didn't realize until I got home that I didn't get the rabies certificate...
by TheBowie
Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Constant Sucking.
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: Constant Sucking.

I had a lab that did that. I finally just gave her a towel and told her to go to town with it. She'd lay down, work a section of the towel into a nipple, and, well, go to town. lol She'd usually only suck for 5 minutes or so before she got bored. It was really pretty cute. I'd say, "Where's you...
by TheBowie
Wed May 20, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Long range adoption a good idea?
Replies: 5
Views: 968

I'm in Virginia and adopted one dog from Indiana and another from Tennessee. I think it will depend on the rescue and how diligent they are in doing home checks as well as your own experience, in this case with bully breeds. For the pit bull from Indiana, I think my experience probably sold the resc...
by TheBowie
Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Canned No Grain Dog food
Replies: 43
Views: 3599

Most of Merrick's are grain free.
by TheBowie
Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Poo Eater - HELP
Replies: 25
Views: 2442

My boston mix, Olive Oyl, eats my pit bull, Edgar's, poop anytime the opportunity presents itself. And since I have a fenced yard for a reason - so I don't have to go outside with them to do their business - picking it up immediately just ain't gonna happen. Nothing I put in his food persuaded her n...

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