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by afrikaPB
Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello fron Truckee!
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

Re: Hello fron Truckee!

Yay Truckee! We vacation up there as often as possible. Beautiful pup!
by afrikaPB
Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:00 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ACL repair. To knife or not.
Replies: 31
Views: 13091

Re: ACL repair. To knife or not.

I work in a vet clinic and remove staples from post-op orto surgery dogs frequently, and it's really not that bad unless a staple gets weirdly embedded. The tech or doctor who takes them out will use a special skin-staple removing device that bends them open without hurting the incision site. Glad y...
by afrikaPB
Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Diesel will NOT play with toys!
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: Diesel will NOT play with toys!

It took Nugget six months from after I found him (at one year old +/-) before he even showed slight interest in toys. It wasn't until he was holding a toy and I pulled on it, and the tug instinct kicked in that I could see a lightbulb go off above his head. I quickly added some rules to the game (he...
by afrikaPB
Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Can I be welcomed back? Please take time to read.
Replies: 14
Views: 4114

Re: Can I be welcomed back? Please take time to read.

:dunno: Other members are posting about using vibration collars... And Tahs is saying she lets her dogs off leash in safe, contained areas and is still improving her training techniques... Overall seems like a person who is trying to do right and just wants back into the fold. These issues alone don...
by afrikaPB
Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Red bump in between toes?
Replies: 7
Views: 4375

Re: Red bump in between toes?

Could be the entrance point of a foxtail? If it gets bigger or you notice swelling elsewhere on that leg I would def have a vet check it out!
by afrikaPB
Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:21 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: how much do you feed your dog per feeding?
Replies: 15
Views: 8827

Re: how much do you feed your dog per feeding?

My 55 pound Pit gets two cups a day. My 5 pound Chihuahua gets a heaping eighth of a cup per day. :headbang:
by afrikaPB
Mon May 14, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pancreatitis
Replies: 111
Views: 30427

Re: Pancreatitis

oh, i'm so sad for you and for tux! i wish i could send you the vet techs from our vet's office to help you. poor tux deserves to have somebody who understands. so do you. what a nightmare. x2! What the hell?? Wandering around the ICU because no one would touch him? 8l I'm really sad to hear he is ...
by afrikaPB
Wed May 02, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Distemper
Replies: 16
Views: 5294

Re: Distemper

http://www.caninedistemper.org/ All your basic info can be found on that site. Like Parvo, Distemper can't be treated directly, you can only support the pup while his body fights the virus (for example through use of antibiotics and the giving of fluids). Unfortunately many pups just up and die sud...
by afrikaPB
Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Kidney Cyst
Replies: 11
Views: 3563

Re: Kidney Cyst

I'll ask my vets at work if they've seen this before when I'm next in.
by afrikaPB
Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Capo had his first close up dog meeting today...
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: Capo had his first close up dog meeting today...

I usually handle those approaches by telling the person approaching that my dog is in training and isn't allowed to meet other dogs, while they are still a ways away. I used to say "My dog isn't friendly" but that felt like bad press (and isn't even remotely true). Even if it means me look...
by afrikaPB
Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member
Replies: 3
Views: 1115

Re: New Member

:welcome: Beautiful dog!
by afrikaPB
Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:26 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Food & Water - When & How much?
Replies: 7
Views: 2276

Re: Food & Water - When & How much?

I restrict water intake for Nugget, especially in the evening, or he'll drink non-stop and have accidents. He gets +/- 3 cups of kibble a day (partly in a bowl, partly as training treats) and a stuffed kong or raw bone. He is an adult and weighs 54 pounds (I weigh him weekly to be sure I'm not under...
by afrikaPB
Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: People who make your dogs crazy
Replies: 18
Views: 458

Re: People who make your dogs crazy

MY ROOMATE. It drives me (and him) up the wall, albeit in different ways! lol She will feed him everything and anything within reach when he comes into the room, and she has this voice (that is like a drill to me, at this point :crybaby: ) that is SO high and loud, the combination of which amps Nugg...
by afrikaPB
Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings & Gratitude from San Francisco
Replies: 6
Views: 1601

Re: Greetings & Gratitude from San Francisco

Welcome!

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