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by rednoseErnie
Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Getting older.....
Replies: 17
Views: 1215

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: 741

I've fed it a couple of times. I thought it was OK, but expensive (there are cheaper, better foods out there).
by rednoseErnie
Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: What's too much $ for neutering??
Replies: 32
Views: 2655

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

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: 2498

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: 1072

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: 2263

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
Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: antibiotics
Replies: 9
Views: 664

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: 7738

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: 4415

"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: 4415

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: 4415

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: 4415

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 ...
by rednoseErnie
Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: THE MYTH of High Protein Dogfood
Replies: 49
Views: 3671

ok now I have a question. I am going to talk to my Mom about feeding our dogs raw/barf. Because some of the dachshunds need to lose some weight and it would be healthier for them. We put kibble out in the morning and they eat on it through out the day. I have no idea why some of them are fat becaus...
by rednoseErnie
Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Happy Tail?
Replies: 63
Views: 4415

Oscar gets happy tail every so often. NuStock worked for him, others have had to fashion elaborate splints to protect the tail while it healed. Its a gross problem, and extremely frustrating while waiting to heal, so I just enjoy it when I'm not having everything in my house sprayed with blood at a...
by rednoseErnie
Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Happy Tail?
Replies: 63
Views: 4415

Yep! (raises hand)

This should really be in Health.

But anyway, we've battles Happy Tail for many years....

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