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by MsPsychotic
Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vet Visit
Replies: 6
Views: 533

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: 541

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
Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Sticking head out of car window
Replies: 22
Views: 1684

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
Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: how long can a dog go hungry for
Replies: 10
Views: 802

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: 833

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: 2064

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: 493

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 14, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Food Help
Replies: 41
Views: 2392

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: 745

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 7:50 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Which should I feed my dog.. Natural Balance or Wellness?
Replies: 5
Views: 606

I believe Wellness Core is a LID just like DVP Natural Balance. If you want to try a different food because the allergies aren't fully under control, I'd stay with the DVP (because it's all the same base ingredients) and switch to the Venison or Duck formula rather than the fish. I give Bear DVP Duc...
by MsPsychotic
Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Sensitive Stomach
Replies: 17
Views: 1282

Isn't Purina worse than Nutro? We feed Natural Balance Duck & Potato. We've never had a problem with it. Bear and Sally both do very well on it.
by MsPsychotic
Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:39 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Oddly Throwing up
Replies: 13
Views: 904

Personally.. the signs of indigestion (gassy, farting, burping) would have me a little concerned. The throwing up after eating would have me very concerned. Could he have gotten into anything? Could something be stuck in his gut? Did his diet change at all while you were gone? Bear isn't typically g...
by MsPsychotic
Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Milky-yellow liquid on tip of dogs 'pee pee' in the mornings
Replies: 3
Views: 476

I've noticed the discharge on Bear from time to time, most often in the day or two following a bath. It's normal. I've asked my vet. Nothing to be concerned with. As for the testicles moving around.. well, I asked the husband since Bear is neutered. He said, "They move around, it's normal. If y...
by MsPsychotic
Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:45 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Shampoo?
Replies: 19
Views: 1275

I'll be one of few, but I make my own soap and that's what I use on my dogs. I don't add a bunch of extras to my soap, because my children and Bear have skin issues. I use my vegetable peeler and "slice" off a long strip from a bar and that's enough to bathe Bear. So one bar goes a long wa...
by MsPsychotic
Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: diareah & a 40 lb dog
Replies: 8
Views: 635

In the rare times that Bear gets into something or one of my children feed him too much of something and he starts pooping watery pudding, I just give him a good helping of canned pumpkin. 1/4 cup in the AM and another 1/4 cup in the PM and that usually helps firm things up by the next day. Plus, it...

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