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by MsPsychotic
Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vet Visit
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: Vet Visit

We adopted Bear and he had a bad case of generalized mange. I had never before dealt with mange. I went with the vets suggestion of Mitaban dips before doing any research. It's expensive and didn't work. I took him to another vet because the first vet wouldn't consider any other treatment. The secon...
by MsPsychotic
Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Laying down to eat
Replies: 5
Views: 734

I have a dog who prefers to eat her meals laying down. She puts her front paws on either side of the dish and munches away. When she first started doing it, I freaked out. I thought she was resource guarding and I wanted to put a stop to it before it went on too long. It turned out she wasn't guardi...
by MsPsychotic
Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Using a crate question
Replies: 5
Views: 235

We don't actively kennel our dogs, but we still have the kennels available to them. There are 4 large doggy beds throughout the house for them to lounge on. They also have the sofas at their disposal. When my children have friends over, one or both of the dogs will seek out their kennel for peace an...
by MsPsychotic
Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Tinkle problem lol...HELP
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Bear used to tinkle when he was super excited. We adopted him when he was about a year old and took him to be neutered just a few days after adoption. He did it before he was neutered and after. My children would come home from school and as always they were very happy to be home and very excited to...
by MsPsychotic
Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Sticking head out of car window
Replies: 22
Views: 2399

I drive a mini-van, so only the two front windows roll down. I pop open the four rear windows. They only open out about two inches. The dogs like to stick their noses to the openings, but they can't get any part of them out of the window. They're more interested in who is around us (other cars) so t...
by MsPsychotic
Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Reduce tension with crate and rotate
Replies: 7
Views: 243

I've never had a dog that is prone to fighting or aggression. I have, however, brought home three different babies while there was one or more dogs in the house. While pregnant, I'd let the dogs curl up to my tummy as often as they'd like. Kujo would rest his nose against my bare tummy and would pus...
by MsPsychotic
Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: how long can a dog go hungry for
Replies: 10
Views: 1007

My Sally will snub her kibble from time to time if my children give her too many "treats" (IE: People food). I tell them not to and watch them constantly, but somehow they still manage to sneak her a slice of cheese or a chip or something here and there. I put the dog bowls down for meal t...
by MsPsychotic
Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Help...Again
Replies: 9
Views: 919

Cranberry juice (like the Ocean Spray type) is full of sugar and really doesn't help UTI's much at all. Try getting 100% Cranberry juice or, like Ruff suggested, cranberry tablets.

If she's whining though, she'll need an antibiotic to cure it. The cranberry will just help a little at that stage.
by MsPsychotic
Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Nervous wreck- puppy being spayed
Replies: 15
Views: 2466

When Bear was neutered he came home with dissolving stitches. We were told to keep him calm for the first five days. Minimal activities. No running, jumping, etc. Then be cautious for the next week and a half. Well, we could only keep him calm for the first three days. Then he was so wound up and fu...
by MsPsychotic
Mon May 04, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Zuki and the returning diarrhea
Replies: 6
Views: 655

My brother-in-law just spent a weekend with us. He brought his pup (6-8 months old). He's been having similar issues. He has a formed poop in the morning (not solid, but not a puddle) and another in the late evening, but in the middle of the day he'll have one or two "puddle poops". He's b...
by MsPsychotic
Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Kinda nervous.. Vet visit TODAY/our petsmart experiance
Replies: 17
Views: 633

I'm a nervous-nelly. When I have vet appointments for my dogs, I leave the dogs in the car while I go "check in". I scope out the waiting room. If the waiting room is full, I ask the receptionist if they could poke their head out the front door and let me know when it's our time. Otherwise...
by MsPsychotic
Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Me & Simon... Aggressive or Testing Me?
Replies: 17
Views: 682

We've had Bear for a bit over a year and he has only ever tried to "test" me once. I had let the ferrets out of their condo for some running around play time. Bear knows "leave it". He was creeping up on one of the ferrets. Literally.. belly crawling towards one of them. I told h...
by MsPsychotic
Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Food Help
Replies: 41
Views: 3052

I'm not a food snob by any means, but Iams isn't a very good food. If you have a CostCo near you, you should considering paying the $50 for a year long membership so you can buy their brand of kibble. Like MsV said, it's a good food and a good price. That said.. we feed our dogs a "balanced&quo...
by MsPsychotic
Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Wont eat much in Mornings no more ??
Replies: 12
Views: 1092

I'd cut back to twice a day feeding. I feed twice a day and even still, sometimes if the dogs don't get out for a day or two because it's been raining and things are a bit flooded, they'll refuse breakfast. They'll take a bite or two then walk away. I wouldn't worry much, so long as he's acting norm...
by MsPsychotic
Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: New dog in the house.
Replies: 13
Views: 407

100lbs of dog who is "unsure" around children? I would not let children near him, ever. I would never want to find out how "unsure" he is around children.. I'd never put a child in the position to find out either. Please consider the advise already given.. have him evaluated. I'd...

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