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by doglove
Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bil-Jac Dog Food
Replies: 28
Views: 4603

Re: Bil-Jac Dog Food

Miss Kiwi do you have any canine nutrition specific training beyond the minimum vet school requirements to graduate? I've seen you talk about nutrition a lot, but you never say how you got to know these things.
by doglove
Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Grooming / shaving?
Replies: 9
Views: 1041

Re: Grooming / shaving?

I had Shelby shaved because it's hot and muggy here and she was miserable inside and out. She's the kind of dog that actually gets damp around her arm pits and neck, so the hair would get all soggy and gross. After she was shaved she suddenly had tons more energy and really enjoyed being active. Abo...
by doglove
Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pyoderma, antibiotics, only itching at night??
Replies: 3
Views: 781

Re: Pyoderma, antibiotics, only itching at night??

He did suggest benadryl but I gave it to her for a week right from the beginning and it didn't seem to help at all. I didn't notice any decreased itching. I use an organic, soap free shampoo with oatmeal and neem, and he suggested I continue using that two to three times a week to see if it helped. ...
by doglove
Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pyoderma, antibiotics, only itching at night??
Replies: 3
Views: 781

Pyoderma, antibiotics, only itching at night??

Briar was itching a lot and chewed a hotspots overnight, so I took her to the vet two weeks ago. He diagnosed pyoderma and gave her some antibiotics. In 5 days she stopped itching as much, but still itched here and there. He decided to continue it for the whole 21 days, just in case it was deep (the...
by doglove
Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Sigh...another skin infection
Replies: 52
Views: 6408

Re: Sigh...another skin infection

I noticed you have carpet in your house. Has she always lived somewhere with carpet? I don't exactly know WHY it would irritate her, but perhaps?
by doglove
Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Strange puppy testicle? (warning, may gross people out)
Replies: 8
Views: 1667

Re: Strange puppy testicle? (warning, may gross people out)

No, the vet didn't say anything, and he did feel his testicles and they are both dropped. Maybe it's okay, since he didn't say anything. He was supposed to call me back today, but must have gotten to busy. I'll call again tomorrow.
by doglove
Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Strange puppy testicle? (warning, may gross people out)
Replies: 8
Views: 1667

Re: Strange puppy testicle? (warning, may gross people out)

He's 5 months old. They're fully dropped, but they're very small, about the size of a dime. I would have thought they'd be growing with the rest of his body? I really have no clue how male puppies develop.
by doglove
Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Strange puppy testicle? (warning, may gross people out)
Replies: 8
Views: 1667

Re: Strange puppy testicle? (warning, may gross people out)

Thanks guys! I felt kind of weird feeling him up, but it's better to catch something early on. Is the size of them normal?
by doglove
Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Strange puppy testicle? (warning, may gross people out)
Replies: 8
Views: 1667

Strange puppy testicle? (warning, may gross people out)

Radar is the first male pup I've had that wasn't neutered immediately. That said, I'm not sure what a normal growth rate for puppies is, as far as their testicles go. He's got small ones, compared to the rest of his body, and the other day I decided to manipulate them to make sure they were both dro...
by doglove
Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vet forgot to stitch up neutered dog
Replies: 31
Views: 4317

Re: Vet forgot to stitch up neutered dog

Zane is still doing great. He jumped in a pond the other day and got all wet, but beyond that his neuter site has been kept dry and clean, and looks very good. The red irritation has completely gone away and the skin is back to a somewhat normal pink color.
by doglove
Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vet forgot to stitch up neutered dog
Replies: 31
Views: 4317

Re: Vet forgot to stitch up neutered dog

For the record this is a public shelter that does not do surgeries beyond spay/neuter on animals adopted out from them. However, I have spread the news that it's not worth it to allow them to do the surgery. I thought I was getting a good deal having Zane neutered there for basically nothing. They d...
by doglove
Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vet forgot to stitch up neutered dog
Replies: 31
Views: 4317

Re: Vet forgot to stitch up neutered dog

Thanks for the steer in the right direction. I'm making my calls in a little while!
by doglove
Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vet forgot to stitch up neutered dog
Replies: 31
Views: 4317

Re: Vet forgot to stitch up neutered dog

Today I decided to look at his wound and make sure things were going alright.... and the poor thing is BRUISED everywhere. I have never seen a dog bruise like this from a neuter, and I've had dozens of them done. WTF did they do to him?! He's even got a big purple bruise on his sheath no where near ...
by doglove
Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pet insurance -impossible with existing problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1832

Re: Pet insurance -impossible with existing problem

I don't see how it wouldn't be worth it. You'd pay about $5000 for 13 years of insurance, and you'd pay $5000 or more for some life saving surgeries. I think the money speaks for itself. Are you really going to put away enough money a year to pay for something to save his life, and then pass up the ...
by doglove
Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dogs in heat bleeding just a week??
Replies: 18
Views: 3069

Re: Dogs in heat bleeding just a week??

Radar loves to rub on me like a cat, but sometimes he rubs his belly on me and leaves wet spots even if he didn't just pee. Totally gross! I used to have to wipe him clean with a tissue because it was so bad. And then there's the time where a friend of mine had a big cut on his foot and Radar marche...

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