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by rednoseErnie
Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Getting older.....
Replies: 17
Views: 1647

Ernie is 7 1/2. His muzzle went white at age 3 or so, so I don't consider that a sign of old age! But, this past year he has sloooowed down quite a bit. He became quite the couch potato! He also recently grew a bunch of bumps, one of them cancerous (now removed), and sometimes shows signs of anxiety...
by rednoseErnie
Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: dog food
Replies: 8
Views: 1054

I've fed it a couple of times. I thought it was OK, but expensive (there are cheaper, better foods out there).
by rednoseErnie
Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: He lowers his head out of ?.. Does your dog do this, why?.
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Thats funny, Ernie does that pose whenever we're eating meat and he's waiting to get the scraps. I didn't know he was trying to look submissive!
by rednoseErnie
Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: What's too much $ for neutering??
Replies: 32
Views: 3125

Ernie was free in Berkeley, CA because he is a pit bull.

lol
by rednoseErnie
Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Calling Stormi and Red...and whoever else can help!!
Replies: 22
Views: 991

Stormi wrote:

Here's another helpful tip... don't leave your pants that had treats in the pockets on the floor unattended. You will soon discover your pockets magically disappear lol



YES! This has happened to me on a few occasions! RIP, favorite fleece jacket... lol
by rednoseErnie
Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: New Poll for Canidae Feeders, past and present
Replies: 26
Views: 3364

No issues at all.

ALS changed, right?
by rednoseErnie
Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pup has diagnosed ringworm!
Replies: 15
Views: 1533

Ernie had that when I adopted him from the shelter. It takes a while to go away. What worked for us was a combo: baths with medicated shampoo, iodine, and a series of oral antifungal medicine.
by rednoseErnie
Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Recovery advice for Cyrus pls?
Replies: 33
Views: 2854

Honestly at first I thought of the food, I mean why not, makes sense right? But that night everyone (a 5month old and a 7month old kitten, Jasper, and Cyrus, all!) had the same exact food, and it wasn't that one part was given to one, another to another, but all mixed up - essentially all got liter...
by rednoseErnie
Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: My dogs fought...
Replies: 55
Views: 2821

Kadillakgirl and Bahamamutt: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

OP:

WTF?!?! :po:
by rednoseErnie
Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: antibiotics
Replies: 9
Views: 969

Re:

InBearsMemory wrote:Smear a ball of peanut butter on it and drop it in with the kibble. The dog won't even notice the pill.


I do this, and Ernie swallows it in one gulp.
by rednoseErnie
Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Cyrus to ER - vomiting & dehydration
Replies: 107
Views: 9399

In a way you might be relieved to just have him get the surgery. Ernie has had several mystery gastros, as someone called it. It can be so frustrating taking the "wait and see" approach when they get progressively worse. Two times, the vets didn't know what was going on and basically said,...
by rednoseErnie
Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Happy Tail?
Replies: 63
Views: 6060

"kidney bean dance"- I love it!

I actually straightened Ernie's tail yesterday and it did not extend past his hocks.
by rednoseErnie
Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Happy Tail?
Replies: 63
Views: 6060

Also, I think the force of the tail wag comes both from the ass wiggle and the tail muscle. I believe most APBTs, of any tail length, have a strong wag. Ernie's has been known to literally cause leg bruises on people, and cries of pain.
by rednoseErnie
Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Happy Tail?
Replies: 63
Views: 6060

I still don't agree with you. lol But yes: a male APBT will obviously have a longer tail than a SBT, even if the proportion is the same. And I'm also not really sure the tail length matters much. In my experience there are more important factors, such as the amount of flesh and fur on the tail, the ...
by rednoseErnie
Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Happy Tail?
Replies: 63
Views: 6060

BTW, speaking of standards, I would guess that most of the APBTs that suffer from happy tail have incorrect tails. A correct APBT tail is similar to an SBT tail, and I've never heard of an SBT with happy tail. A low-set, not very long tail doesn't get the force in wagging to break itself open, and ...

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