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by dr961
Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: percent of breed with skin problems?
Replies: 11
Views: 1596

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: 2169

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: 672

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: 2661

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: 2053

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: 1561

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: 2306

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: 1896

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: 5119

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: 4648

Re: ivermectin

I use Ivomec 1% solution, which you can see here: 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: 531

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: 939

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: 739

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...
by dr961
Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Turning into a food snob...
Replies: 18
Views: 1518

Re: Turning into a food snob...

Misskiwi67 » Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:50 pm I was using pro plan performance formula... it was an all life stages food in a purple bag. The website has an "all life stages formula" in a purple bag making me think its still out there... its just not at Petco this week... ***If you like a chicken ...
by dr961
Sat May 08, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Wearing Collar all the time??
Replies: 17
Views: 1493

Re: Wearing Collar all the time??

I keep collars on my dogs all the time, both so I can grab them if necessary and also so they always have visible ID tags with my address and phone number. I use ID plates that rivet onto the collars so nothing is dangling to get caught.

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