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by gooeydog
Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vaccination protocol
Replies: 20
Views: 9527

Re: Vaccination protocol

The place I work at still does yearly DHPP, and 1 or 3 year rabies at the owner's discretion. We require those and bordetella for dogs being "entered in" for surgery, boarding, grooming, etc, but they are not required for an office visit, only recommended. If a dog being entered has medica...
by gooeydog
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Toy destruction
Replies: 10
Views: 1056

Re: Toy destruction

Haley liked carrying stuffies, but would sometimes destroy/destuff them... she had a stuffed turkey once that she ripped one leg off, chewed the eyes off, chewed the ends off each of the tail feathers, and then carted all over with her- I think she just wanted it to be more defective like her. Event...
by gooeydog
Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dogs killed another animal and I'm getting tired of it all.
Replies: 21
Views: 1991

Re: Dogs killed another animal and I'm getting tired of it a

Fence fighting is common DOG behavior, if dogs are allowed the opportunity to run the fence with neighbor dogs.... it has very little to do with the specific breed. I work in a busy vet clinic, and have seen numerous dogs brought in for injuries sustained through fences, the offending dogs are varyi...
by gooeydog
Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Need some extra tips on how to make territorial issue better
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Need some extra tips on how to make territorial issue be

How about contact paper on the windows? My first dog actually broke out a window going after a neighbor's dog (thankfully, the window breaking either scared the dog out of our yard, or made my dog think twice; and she stayed inside), and we crated her for a while, while I retrained her to stay away ...
by gooeydog
Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Ditching the prong collar?
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: Ditching the prong collar?

I saw a client in my work whose dog was wearing a wiggles, wags, and whiskers freedom harness the other day, and just ordered one. Her dog (greyhound) apparently had similar issues with the fit of the easy walk harness, and the freedom harness seems to fit him well, so I'll see how Bus does.
by gooeydog
Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Ditching the prong collar?
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: Ditching the prong collar?

I actually was using the harness upside down on him, and it was a better fit like that, but still the same issues with pulling on his front legs. He has a pretty strangely shaped chest, and I suspect that contributes to the problem. It was a premier easy walk harness, if I could find it, I'd post a ...
by gooeydog
Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Ditching the prong collar?
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Ditching the prong collar?

Bus typically walks well on leash, but he's the sort of dog that reacts first, then worries about all the other stuff later. We frequently go for walks with my 8 yr old cousin walking either him or Annie, and while he's trotting along right beside her 99% of the time, if we pass something that excit...
by gooeydog
Tue May 15, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Laws
Topic: I am disappointed in the Maryland Courts
Replies: 141
Views: 2720

Re: I am disappointed in the Maryland Courts

MD Dog Federation email alert: If you haven't made your calls, here's your call list for today! And if you missed any of these before, give them a shout. Tell them you want SB1307, HB1804, HB1807, HB1808 to go to the floor for a vote. If you've already made your calls, great! Forward this on! 1. Tho...
by gooeydog
Sun May 06, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Saltwater approved collars?
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: Saltwater approved collars?

My little rat-dogs (Haley avoids water at all costs) have beta/biothane collars they wear for pretty much all occasions. I got mine here: Beta / Biothane . They have one of each. The regular biothane are stiffer, so I prefer the beta ones, they are nice and supple, look and feel like leather. I can'...
by gooeydog
Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Enlarged lymph node
Replies: 46
Views: 12578

Re: Enlarged lymph node

She seems to be feeling ok still, sleeps a lot, but that's something she's done for a while. She was kind of worn out after a slightly long therapy visit at the end of march, so i cut our most recent visit back by about 20 minutes, and she was still feeling pretty peppy at the end, though as usual, ...
by gooeydog
Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Moth Eaten Coat
Replies: 20
Views: 7719

Re: Moth Eaten Coat

Haley had a moth eaten looking coat once, about 5 years ago. I think she'd already been on an antibiotic for something unrelated, and the vet added an antifungal, Ketoconazole, just in case. The spots went away and her coat became normal again. Never had it since, though she's had other allergy rela...
by gooeydog
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Enlarged lymph node
Replies: 46
Views: 12578

Re: Enlarged lymph node

Lymphoma :( Since she has multiple nodes enlarged, but isn't sick, she's at least a stage 3A (of 5, A being not sick, B being sick- in stages 4 and 5,there is other organ or bone marrow involvement, which we don't know, but can't rule out without further testing). Sucks. Still not inclined to do che...
by gooeydog
Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Enlarged lymph node
Replies: 46
Views: 12578

Re: Enlarged lymph node

Appointment went ok, specialist took several more needle aspirates of the enlarged nodes to send to the University of PA for cytology. Hopefully that'll at least let us know what we're dealing with. She said that it's unlikely to be an abscess or infection, or she'd be acting sick and have elevated ...
by gooeydog
Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Enlarged lymph node
Replies: 46
Views: 12578

Re: Enlarged lymph node

Appointment with the internal med specialist is today (friday). Took a barrage of x rays (chest, abdomen, & leg that previously had MCT), which all look ok to our regular vet, new bloodwork is pretty much normal, platelets are a little high, cholesterol is high, and T4 is a hair low, everything ...
by gooeydog
Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Enlarged lymph node
Replies: 46
Views: 12578

Re: Enlarged lymph node

Not good news, in any case. Two months later, and Haley's inguinal LNs are still enlarged. There was a period about 3-4 weeks ago where things seemed to really be looking up, we'd switched her to a different antibiotic, and both nodes shrunk up quite well, the right down to about the diameter of a q...

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