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by Sarah
Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: TICK EMERGENCY!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 7073

Re: TICK EMERGENCY!!!

For the amount of ticks described, better to use the chemicals to remove them quickly. It would take a long time to remove that many ticks safely. Very stressful for the dog.
by Sarah
Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Am Veterinary Med Assn ruling against Raw Pet Foods
Replies: 50
Views: 11698

Re: Am Veterinary Med Assn ruling against Raw Pet Foods

I will say, I've seen a ton of raw feeders allege that dogs can't get salmonella. People who are at least presenting themselves as being knowledgeable. So I'd have to agree, that there is a lot of information that isn't as well known as it should be. Not saying this means that the AVMA should take t...
by Sarah
Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Kidney Infection
Replies: 19
Views: 8273

Re: Kidney Infection

I'm feeding the grain-free from Costco, which would not be everybody's choice due to the Diamond recalls, but it fits my budget, and my dogs do well on it. I'm on the west coast, so the food I buy is almost certainly from the California plant, not the one that's had the recalls. Your girl might well...
by Sarah
Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Kidney Infection
Replies: 19
Views: 8273

Re: Kidney Infection

My Tess had a really serious kidney infection a couple years ago. Hospitalized for 3 days, she was a really sick little girl. She bounced back okay, but while her kidney values recovered to normal, I think she may have some residual kidney damage. I eventually found that I had to switch her to a low...
by Sarah
Tue May 01, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: **Diamond Naturals dog food recall**
Replies: 17
Views: 7644

Re: **Diamond Naturals dog food recall**

Its Salmonella... its not the end of the world. At least they caught it, most small brands don't even have the testing abilities to pick up on something like this. That's been my opinion of this... it's salmonella, it's not that hazardous to dogs (yes, they can get it, it doesn't generally make the...
by Sarah
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: What it looks like when they remove a nail
Replies: 16
Views: 5095

Re: What it looks like when they remove a nail

The nail on Pirate's dewclaw was completely gone, and it grew back normally. The vet told me the options were a) it might grow back normal. b) grow back funky, but not be a problem; or c) grow back funky, and cause pain, so it would have to be removed. Pirate went for option a.
by Sarah
Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: What it looks like when they remove a nail
Replies: 16
Views: 5095

Re: What it looks like when they remove a nail

Pi did this to himself, when he broke his dew claw, and subsequently ripped it off and ate it. The vet said that because it was open to the bone, antibiotics were important.
by Sarah
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Melatonin
Replies: 4
Views: 1718

Re: Melatonin

What do you want to give your dog melatonin for?
by Sarah
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Old dog vestibular disease?
Replies: 18
Views: 4765

Re: Old dog vestibular disease?

My old guy, Elmo, had an episode of this. His wasn't that bad, and resolved fine on it's own.
by Sarah
Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Gaining Weight
Replies: 50
Views: 10908

Re: Gaining Weight

Length of the pipe is kind of up to you, and the size of the space you are going to play in. Mine is about 5', but that's really a little long for my small yard, I should shorten it up.
by Sarah
Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Gaining Weight
Replies: 50
Views: 10908

Re: Gaining Weight

They are cheap to make, grab a broom handle and tie a string to it, if she chases buy something more sturdy Sent from my Nexus S using Tapatalk 2 Easier is to take a piece of PVC pipe and run a rope through it, longer than the section of PVC. Tie a big knot in one end, so it doesn't pull through; l...
by Sarah
Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Gaining Weight
Replies: 50
Views: 10908

Re: Gaining Weight

An adult dog who puts on 13 pounds would be either obese, or the dog would have been very underweight before. They don't gain that much weight in muscle. (ie; I started bicycling with my Tess to condition her, and she went from 31.9 to 32.2 pounds. That would be a typical level of weight gain for fa...
by Sarah
Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: too skinny?
Replies: 24
Views: 6830

Re: too skinny?

He looks fine to me. The photo angle isn't great, but I'm not seeing enough rib prominence for him to appear underweight.
by Sarah
Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: hip dysplasia
Replies: 9
Views: 2662

Re: hip dysplasia

I think in a 7-wk-old puppy, you're more likely seeing normal puppy lack of coordination, or some other structural defect, rather than hip dysplasia. The issue with HD is arthritis, and at 7 weeks, she hasn't had time to develop arthritis yet. Doesn't mean the pup isn't dysplastic, I just wouldn't e...
by Sarah
Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Rompum and Yohimbe
Replies: 14
Views: 5068

Re: Rompum and Yohimbe

The vet I use does a ton of OFA X-rays (it's out in a more rural area, but a lot of people go there for X-rays, the vet has a particular interest in them), lots of experience with them, and he doesn't anesthesize. I imagine he would if he really couldn't manage the dog, but if they can manage my wil...

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