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by SquirrelDog6
Sun May 22, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Alternatives to Metacam?
Replies: 18
Views: 3876

Re: Alternatives to Metacam?

I prefer tramadol, or Duramaxx. I used Medicam with one of my dogs with no problem. When I used it for the other it was the worst case of bloody diarrhea ever. There are tons of pain meds out there and as the owner, you have the right to options. Don't let a vet tell you what you have to use. When m...
by SquirrelDog6
Thu May 20, 2010 7:23 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Torn CCL Sugury-what to expect
Replies: 56
Views: 49538

Re: Torn CCL Sugury-what to expect

The insurance is way worth it. I've decided to put it on foster dogs too. The care is just so expensive when something happens. You gotta love those high energy dogs! I look at my Whippet sometimes and think "Uggghhh, what did I get myself into. We got her after a Jack Russel/Pomerainian/APBT m...
by SquirrelDog6
Wed May 19, 2010 6:40 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Torn CCL Sugury-what to expect
Replies: 56
Views: 49538

Re: Torn CCL Sugury-what to expect

I can understand your concern, about not wanting it to happen to you again. Their could be some truth to the weekend warrior syndrom. I was kind of concerned about crating, but then more concerned about what happens when my dog is free and I'm gone. It's a hard call, I wouldn't be suprised if the an...
by SquirrelDog6
Tue May 18, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Torn CCL Sugury-what to expect
Replies: 56
Views: 49538

Re: Torn CCL Sugury-what to expect

I've heard more stories like this, then I have genitic issues. My girl did something in daycare and Ireally didn't give it much thought, I thought she was just fooling around, so we played in the yard and went running. Later on, she showed up lame. Luckily, hers was a strain, or small tear and my ve...
by SquirrelDog6
Mon May 17, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: How do you "build muscle"?
Replies: 12
Views: 1090

Re: How do you "build muscle"?

Green Tripe can really help out with muscling. I have a Whippet that's on the thin side and this is what was recommended to me by my breeder/vet for muscling. Standard Process also makes a good natural supplement called Canine Muscular Skelatal support. This stuff kept my girl fit even through recov...
by SquirrelDog6
Mon May 17, 2010 8:10 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Torn CCL Sugury-what to expect
Replies: 56
Views: 49538

Re: Torn CCL Sugury-what to expect

I wouldn't have believed that they could win in the ring either, but I saw it with my own eyes. I think that there are a couple things to think about when it comes to the rise in this injury. First off, a rise in breed popularity. There are significantly more Pits then were around before. I agree/di...
by SquirrelDog6
Sun May 16, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: OFFICIAL ear cropping/tail docking debate thread
Replies: 1131
Views: 412874

Re: OFFICIAL ear cropping/tail docking debate thread

If it's done under the gas, I think it's ok. My Whippet had her dew claws off without the gas and she's ok too. When they are young, they forget about it. It's like circumcision, or ear piercing. The tissue is very soft and undeveloped. If it's done on an older dog without knocking him out, it's abu...
by SquirrelDog6
Sun May 16, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Torn CCL Sugury-what to expect
Replies: 56
Views: 49538

Re: Torn CCL Sugury-what to expect

I know someone who is showing and placing with their Whippet after this surgery. She took top honors at the last show. My trainer asked about it and was given two reasons that it was allowed. The first was due to the high energy of the breed. Both Whippets and Pitts are have some common blood in the...
by SquirrelDog6
Sun May 16, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi! I'm from Fraser, Michigan
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: Hi! I'm from Fraser, Michigan

Right now my Husband has a 3 pet limit and we have a Chihuahua, a Whippet and a cat. My program at school opens me up for a foster and he has said yes to that, so I'm starting there. I think he can be swayed to having a third dog, but he needs time. We did get two dogs last year and he loves them. I...
by SquirrelDog6
Sun May 16, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi! I'm from Fraser, Michigan
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Hi! I'm from Fraser, Michigan

Hi I'm new from Fraser Michigan. I don't have a Bully as of yet, but I'm a huge advocate. I will be doing fosters from time to time. We have a 1 year old Whippet and a 7 year old Chihuahua. We were looking at Some Bully puppies when we were not sure if the breeder was going to have enough Whippet pu...

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