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by rubysmom
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: how much canned food to feed?
Replies: 2
Views: 1510

how much canned food to feed?

Poor Ruby had to get a canine tooth removed on Friday, so she's on soft food for a couple of weeks. She went on a hunger strike rather than eat her usual dry food soaked in water, so we tried canned last night. What do you know, she likes it. Although it is expensive, it's short-term, and I can live...
by rubysmom
Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: sudden food sensitivity?
Replies: 17
Views: 3357

Re: sudden food sensitivity?

Thanks for the input, all. Good news so far. I did some online research and decided to try Nature's Variety Instinct. I got a rabbit meal formula and a salmon meal formula, because Innova seemed to be poultry-based. We did a complete switch-over instead of gradual, because well, if her food was maki...
by rubysmom
Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: sudden food sensitivity?
Replies: 17
Views: 3357

Re: sudden food sensitivity?

Should have mentioned--she did have a "diarrhea panel." The results were that her normal intestinal bacteria (don't remember if the vet told me the specific bacteria) was present in higher than normal numbers, which is why he diagnosed her with colitis. They didn't find any parasites.
by rubysmom
Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: sudden food sensitivity?
Replies: 17
Views: 3357

sudden food sensitivity?

My Ruby is 7.5 years old, and she's been eating Innova for probably five of those years (regular adult formula, not EVO). This summer, she developed colitis (soft/runny stool w/ blood and mucus). The vet says it's likely due to something that she's eaten. We have stopped giving her anything other th...
by rubysmom
Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:21 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Nylabones/Kongs/Booda Bones????
Replies: 39
Views: 1935

We use stuffed black kongs, bully sticks (the bigger, braided kind) and booda bones here. The only downside to the bully sticks and boodas is that they don't last long, and you have to watch the calorie intake so nobody gets too chubs. But for us those are the best options. We used to use the Galil...
by rubysmom
Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Nylabones/Kongs/Booda Bones????
Replies: 39
Views: 1935

i gave ruby a booda bone once when she was less than a year old.

it may have been a coincidence, but she had severe gastrointestinal distress soon after chewing/eating it.

i haven't given her one since.

YMMV.
by rubysmom
Fri May 16, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Why did I Look...
Replies: 28
Views: 3987

:inlove:

i want him! i love tri-colors!
by rubysmom
Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Watery eyes
Replies: 3
Views: 719

ruby had distichiasis last year:
http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=71508

hers resulted in/irritated a corneal ulcer. her eye was watering, and she rubbed it a lot with her paw.
by rubysmom
Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Piper's new career aspiration
Replies: 21
Views: 739

my own dog doesn't do it, but last winter one of the neighbor's dogs got into my yard and pooped ON TOP OF the igloo dog house. :yucky:
by rubysmom
Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Panting after vet takes dog
Replies: 8
Views: 1167

ruby is excited to go into the vet's waiting room. when they open the exam room door, she tries to run for the exit. lol
by rubysmom
Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Distichiasis? (eyelash problems)
Replies: 16
Views: 2439

jen--thanks for the advice. i'll ask the vet about vitamin A and artificial tears. :thumbsup:
by rubysmom
Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Distichiasis? (eyelash problems)
Replies: 16
Views: 2439

Murfins wrote:Geez, that is no good. I hope she feels better soon. What are they saying you should do with the remaining ulcer?


we are back to using eye ointments--atropine and an antibiotic.

i really hope it heals completely this time. i don't know what our options are if it doesn't!
by rubysmom
Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Distichiasis? (eyelash problems)
Replies: 16
Views: 2439

good news and bad news

well, ruby went to the vet today and they took the stitches out, so she can see out of both eyes again. however, they still see a bit of an ulcer on the cornea AND now she has a urinary tract infection to top it off. she's acting like her happy, spazzy self, but she must be uncomfortable, poor puppy...
by rubysmom
Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Distichiasis? (eyelash problems)
Replies: 16
Views: 2439

I'm so glad surgery went smoothly and she is home. :) Did both eyes have to have eyelashes removed? The one eye, the one that had the ulcer, looks so sore, but I bet it actually feels a lot better. Keep us updated on how she recovers. Give her a snuggle from me too. yes, she had distichias on both ...
by rubysmom
Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Distichiasis? (eyelash problems)
Replies: 16
Views: 2439

well, ruby came through the surgery just fine, but she's a pretty rough-looking puppy right now. on the eye with the ulcer, the vet decided to sew the third eyelid shut to prevent her swollen lids from rubbing on it (and prolonging the healing even more). of course, she's also groggy and kind of dis...

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