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by pitgrrl
Fri May 22, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Riley has a mast cell tumor
Replies: 31
Views: 2702

Streets had a small MCT removed a couple of years ago now. The homeopath I was consulting with at the time (for other stuff) recommended that Streets stick with a raw diet and be given absolutely no grains, and supplemented with chlorella. So far, we've had no further issues.
by pitgrrl
Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Chin Acne!
Replies: 2
Views: 577

The forum search can be found near the top of your screen in a menu bar with Store, Logout, Profile, etc. Both my dogs get acne seasonally, though as was mentioned, some dogs seem to also be sensitive to plastic bowls or toys. I've asked a couple of vets about it and the consensus seemed to be to ju...
by pitgrrl
Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Ok... I need some insight...
Replies: 15
Views: 495

Re: Ok... I need some insight...

So the problem. She's a barker, separation anxiety. So I have used a bark collar and its worked until this morning just fine. If you're truly dealing with a really high strung, anxious dog I'm not really sure that adding a bark collar (it delivers a shock, correct?) is going to help deal with the s...
by pitgrrl
Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Intro tips?
Replies: 20
Views: 656

Sooooooo, the walk was.....interesting lol Strangely, if the dogs were all sitting or laying down as close as about 10 feet apart, they were okay. Walking, across the street from each other no less, was insane. All three dogs basically spent the entire time screaming at the top of their little lungs...
by pitgrrl
Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Anyone else have a dog wiht slowly increasing food allergies
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Streets has a pretty limited diet at this point due to developing intolerances to various meats, specifically beef, bison, turkey and lamb. We're left with chicken, rabbit and duck at this point. Weirdly though, he ate chicken for a long time without issue, then started to no longer tolerate it so I...
by pitgrrl
Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Intro tips?
Replies: 20
Views: 656

Jazzy, yes! Nate: He needs more focus work pre-dog walk. You have to anticipate his reactivity and take action *before* he gets keyed up. I know in some classes I've had, dogs like him may not even be able to join the class for weeks. They work the dog outside the fence and the dog eventually learn...
by pitgrrl
Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Intro tips?
Replies: 20
Views: 656

That was plan, and I'm pretty sure that will go okay as they're all familiar with the smell of each other and have been about 20 feet apart and been obviously interested/alert, but able to stay calm and focused on following commands. I'm just not sure if I should let them do the whole sniff-circle-m...
by pitgrrl
Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Intro tips?
Replies: 20
Views: 656

Intro tips?

Can I ask how people, with not totally dog social dogs, go about introducing them to other dogs? I'm trying to figure out the calmest, least stressful, most likely to work out way to introduce Basil and Streets to a friend's blind, male pit bull x mastiff cross. All three dogs are reactive to some o...
by pitgrrl
Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Tired of figuring things out too late
Replies: 19
Views: 705

It is almost like she's so excited she doesn't know what to do w/herself. She's just boiling over w/excited emotions. I like the job to do idea. I will have to teach her a task (especially since my slippers were already on my feet, though she has tried to take them off to "bring" them). H...
by pitgrrl
Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Questions about adoption and separation anxiety?
Replies: 17
Views: 408

I think people too quickly use the term "separation anxiety", but on the other hand the description you gave certainly sounds like that's what could be going on. One of my dogs had pretty intense separation anxiety (including, for example, drooling, destroying stuff, stress diarrhea in the...
by pitgrrl
Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: anyone with mast cell cancer experience?
Replies: 16
Views: 2556

Streets had a mast cell tumor removed last summer, but it was tiny and graded as lower than 1 or pre-cancerous or some such business, the terminology for which I'm obviously not remembering. Basically we just had it removed, made changes to his diet, added some appropriate supplements and that was i...
by pitgrrl
Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: is this nausea?
Replies: 16
Views: 1867

Yeah, I've wondered about that too, given that Streets had a mast cell tumor removed about a year and a half ago. For my situation specifically, as it's a quality of life issue. The acid reflux thing was really, really bad and made Streets miserable and the honey has made such a huge difference that...
by pitgrrl
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: is this nausea?
Replies: 16
Views: 1867

Pitgrrl- is there anything that you can recommend for the acid reflux; anything that seems to help Streets? That is also something we are suppose to be looking out for. Right now he gets 2 acid controller pills a day and there is slippery elm in the Essiac that he also gets twice a day. The only th...
by pitgrrl
Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: is this nausea?
Replies: 16
Views: 1867

Re: is this nausea?

Max is hacking much more than usual since last night. It's like a dry hacking, kinda like a cough sound. The only way to describe it something like a smokers cough, or like a cat with a hair ball. No puke or anything; nothing is coming up with the cough. I am just worried because we are suppose to ...
by pitgrrl
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: jesse is going for surgery...
Replies: 205
Views: 15118

This probably isn't remotely helpful in this case since we're not talking about a wound, but on the off chance........

http://bio.waikato.ac.nz/honey/potential.shtml
http://www.asm.org/Media/index.asp?bid=50269

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