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by meginok
Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dog In Labor Rght now 5 hours has passed
Replies: 75
Views: 6205

Glad to hear that you'll be checking out the spay/neuter resources! I just want to say that I've found this forum to be full of GREAT dog lovers. They can be AMAZING resources and incredibly supportive. Don't let the initial harshness scare you off. Just stick around, read, learn, fix those pooches ...
by meginok
Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: the manbiter and wegobad (long)
Replies: 38
Views: 1726

I have two mutts, both of which are often seen as Pit mixes by many people, one of which quite likely IS a Pit mix to some degree. Both dogs are "unstable." Both were adopted at 10 months old or older from a high-kill municipal shelter. Both dogs could possibly be very dangerous in the rig...
by meginok
Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Experienced a possible new trigger, thought I would share
Replies: 8
Views: 333

OP, WAY TO GO on being on the ball, being keyed into your dogs, their behaviors, and the possible triggers that can precipitate trouble! So many people talk about fights or bites "out of nowhere." Well, you SAW "nowhere," and before something could come out of it, you stepped in....
by meginok
Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:18 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: When does dog reactive turn into DA?
Replies: 9
Views: 414

I think we need a new category. Somewhere between "dog-reactive" and "dog-aggressive" dogs there are...the completely SOCIALLY-RETARDED dogs! lol I'm not being mean. I have one. Having just gone through a divorce and all the stuff that came before that, I've been completely wrong...
by meginok
Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: throwing up and extremely under weight..help?
Replies: 8
Views: 651

I brought home a (possible pit-mix?) dog from a shelter who was about 33% underweight. She weighed 36 pounds, and now, healthy, weighs right around 60 pounds. With MY girl, the vomiting didn't start for a couple of weeks, but it ended up being food allergies. There are about one thousand and one thi...
by meginok
Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: DANG YOU, Lisa!!!!!!!!!!!! (too many new fabrics)
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Too many choices is a good problem to give folks, Lisa! :)) And the responsiveness/customer service can't be beat. :headbang: Unless something I "need" worse comes along, I'm thinking of two more collars for the dogs as my hubby's gift to me. :thumbsup: I have two or three I especially lov...
by meginok
Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Coupler?
Replies: 20
Views: 933

I imagine a coupler would change the dynamic some. I walk (and jog) my two 60-pound dogs together, with Lou on the right next to me and Shame on the left next to me (with our lovely Collarmania collars and Ella's Leads, of course!). Even when I just switch both leads to one hand (instead of Lou in t...
by meginok
Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: DANG YOU, Lisa!!!!!!!!!!!! (too many new fabrics)
Replies: 7
Views: 615

DANG YOU, Lisa!!!!!!!!!!!! (too many new fabrics)

WHY do I do this to myself????? Just had to get on collarmania.com, because I hadn't been in a while. I got my first (and to date, ONLY) two collarmania collars for the muttly wonders late last summer. They're holding up great, and people always admire them. :inlove: And we use them HARD (picture th...
by meginok
Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Bottom line on growling/biting
Replies: 17
Views: 751

I tend to be a little "hard-line" on dangerous dogs. As the OP stated, there are many (dare I assume "millions"???) of dogs out there who are not properly socialized, exercised, or trained. Yet "dog ownership" is not considered one of the major causes of death or injury...
by meginok
Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Science Diet WTF.
Replies: 92
Views: 11128

I don't think SD (or Iams, or Royal Canin, or Nutro...all foods I would consider in that "mediocre, widely marketed, and widely available" bracket) is the worst thing you could ever throw into your dog, and what works well for one doesn't work at all for another. One of my dogs would strai...
by meginok
Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: LHD: Lizard Hunting Disorder
Replies: 8
Views: 354

roflmao

No LHD...but my Abbie Lou (the psycho in my avatar) is afflicted with closely related disorders, THD (toads) and CHD (cicadas, which, in case you don't know SCREAM when they die!).
by meginok
Sun Mar 23, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: I really need help with nail clipping!
Replies: 19
Views: 794

I always put my dogs on their back between my legs (whilst sitting on the floor) and go to town. This is actually how I get my spazzy girl, Abbie Lou, done. She's still no pleasure to clip, but it's not a wrestling match anymore. I kinda smoosh her between my legs while she's on her back. Gives me ...
by meginok
Sun Mar 23, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: What do you spend on Dog Food per MO.?
Replies: 65
Views: 5250

I *think* I feed about one bag of Healthwise (Natura) Lamb and Oatmeal about every three weeks to two 60-ish pound mutts. About $27/bag for 30 pounds. They stay nice and lean on 2/2.5 cups a day, respectively. I cut out canned food (long story, but the EVO I'd been buying seemed a bit different than...
by meginok
Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: complicated food issue--cat with multiple health issues
Replies: 8
Views: 782

I have nothing helpful to add, really. Sounds like you're pretty on the ball with her (I'm a bit of a kitty food nut, and a huge proponent of wet food exclusively). I want to wish you the best. There's probably even more "just" a cat people out there than "just" a dog people. Kit...
by meginok
Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Emma's Tummy
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

If you were just feeding once a day, I'd say there's a good chance that feeding twice a day will help. After getting my second dog, we had to move our second feeding to much later in the day. I used to feed right after I got home from work (around 6:30 most days), and at least once a week, Shamus wo...

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