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by dr961
Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: my new pitbull bit me
Replies: 8
Views: 311

Re: my new pitbull bit me

...This sets up a exercise plan for you. The dog is telling you its not comfy. So we don't correct it at this time. This is we don't want to create a BIGGER bite. so if you then grabbed the collar, forced the dog to submit to the moment yelled, hit, reprimanded, you can almost expect the next bite ...
by dr961
Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: my new pitbull bit me
Replies: 8
Views: 311

my new pitbull bit me

I really hate to admit I was so dumb, after owning dogs all my life, but I managed to get my hand bit by the 2 year old male pit bull I adopted from a local shelter just a month ago. This is how we are handling him: This dog acts excitedly friendly toward all strangers, esp. men: jumps up, rolls ove...
by dr961
Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: percent of breed with skin problems?
Replies: 11
Views: 1733

percent of breed with skin problems?

Does anyone here have any idea what percentage of pit bulls are genetically prone to skin problems (due to either allergies or immune problems)? I'm starting to think close to 95%, from all the posts I read about this issue, not to mention first hand experience with my female. At first I thought may...
by dr961
Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: adopting in midwest winter
Replies: 4
Views: 2240

adopting in midwest winter

I'm beginning to look for a male pit bull to adopt, having recently had to have my old guy put to sleep. At present, I only have my female and it's feeling a bit dull around here. I read the great info on this forum about handling newly adopted dogs, introducing to resident dogs, etc., and about the...
by dr961
Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Romeo caught a rabbit...
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Re: Romeo caught a rabbit...

Rabbits do sometimes have tapeworm, and over the years I've had dogs get tapes from eating rabbits they caught. It isn't the end of the world as there are good meds that easily get rid of tapeworms. Just watch for the dried segments where your dog sleeps a couple months after the raw rabbit meal, an...
by dr961
Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: What do you think of Pro Plan
Replies: 45
Views: 2758

Re: What do you think of Pro Plan

Regarding Pro Plan: In my area it is considerably more expensive than the very similar Purina ONE, formula for formula. I've been feeding ONE Sensitive Systems (fish based, not much corn, no wheat, and unlike most Purina feeds, no soy.) The "new improved" Pro Plan and most of the ONE feeds...
by dr961
Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Could use some ideas.
Replies: 30
Views: 2238

Re: Could use some ideas.

Yes, Bruno does look rather chubby, but he's so cute :inlove: And his coat looks wonderful, it's hard to believe he ever had allergy problems! Personally I wouldn't change his food from what he's eating now as it obviously works for him. But do cut it down to a scant 3/4 cup twice a day for a week o...
by dr961
Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Shots...
Replies: 18
Views: 1710

Re: Shots...

Thanks everybody....I guess I just need to find a good affordable vet around here and they will probably start the shots over like Sugarfox said she would do. Anybody know of an affordable vet in the Oklahoma city area? I did a quick web search (starting at PBRC for rescues in OK) and found a clini...
by dr961
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Temporary Blindness? A seizure?
Replies: 21
Views: 2488

Re: Temporary Blindness? A seizure?

...Maui was twitching and her eyes were completely dilated. We got her off the couch and she had problems walking normally (had a high step, and bobbed her head up and down - not a small bob, but a floor to normal head position-type bob.) She walked cautiously around the room, acting as if she'd ne...
by dr961
Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pedigree problems
Replies: 23
Views: 2088

Re: Pedigree problems

I'm glad your dog is ok now, but no more cooked bones of any kind! My aunt had a shepherd mix that had the same kind of trouble your dog had and it was caused by bone splinters from cooked bones. I don't even give my dogs raw bones except once in awhile from raw chicken necks or backs which are pret...
by dr961
Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Raccoon fight .. help please
Replies: 61
Views: 5448

Re: Raccoon fight .. help please

Misskiwi67 wrote:...It takes 2-6 months to develop rabies, so young animals are less likely to be affected...

***I've heard of several cases where fairly young kittens (8 weeks old or so) have been found to have rabies, so I wonder if it can be transmitted in utero?
by dr961
Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ivermectin
Replies: 22
Views: 5131

Re: ivermectin

I use Ivomec 1% solution, which you can see here: http://www.ivomec.com/ Do not get Ivomec plus or any kind of "drench" product. All of my dogs are close to the same weight (Button is 45, Tucker and Doc are 55 each) and I give them each a quarter of a CC of the stuff once per month. It's ...
by dr961
Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dealing with a Senior Pittie
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: Dealing with a Senior Pittie

As to longevity: Try to avoid stressful situations as much as possible and keep to a routine for feeding, going out, etc. Feed a good quality diet that agrees with your dog. Not necessarily a senior diet, but one with a good amount of protein and fat (not reduced), as long as your dog is in generall...
by dr961
Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dog smell
Replies: 11
Views: 984

Re: Dog smell

So whats a good kibble that doesn't contribute to the smell? That depends on your budget, there are "better" grocery store brands, mid range brands and premium brands ( and some inbetween). Mid range brands would be something like diamonds naturals, kirkland, blue buffalo, where premiums ...
by dr961
Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Alternatives to "live" vaccinations
Replies: 10
Views: 804

Re: Alternatives to "live" vaccinations

The most important vaccination to get is rabies, and that one is generally a killed vaccine (ask your vet). Once your dog has had its first rabies shot, then another 1 year later, every 3 years is usually accepted to be legal and to protect your dog. Most areas require a dog to be up to date on rabi...

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