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by hwillm1977
Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: protein/creatine supplements for dogs
Replies: 21
Views: 1653

Really it would be better to stop buying cheap food and spend the money you would be spending on supplements to get a better quality food. What about feeding raw, you would have complete control over the intake of the dog in that case, although that takes research to get everything right. Working yo...
by hwillm1977
Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:28 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Pittie Pup in Montreal -- awsome pet finder bio
Replies: 20
Views: 3011

They made sure that I would bring her back to have her spayed by signing a contract, something that I'm assuming all rescues would/should do. The contract is great, but there is a lot of people out there that won't bring the animal back regardless of the contract.. When I was working at the Humane ...
by hwillm1977
Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: For those of you that DON'T feed raw....
Replies: 247
Views: 25582

For me it's a mixture of the cost and intimidation factor. I'd like to get a few books before I start feeding raw so that I really know what I'm doing before I end up screwing up my dogs. They do get raw for treats once in a while and inhale the food so I know they would love it, but I'm intimidated...
by hwillm1977
Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: x rays and weight pulling
Replies: 7
Views: 662

I didn't think they sedated the dogs because it was painful... I thought it was to keep them still in order to get a good view of the hips. You can see in the first picture on this page how they have to position a dog, and I know for my dogs it would be really hard to get an 80 pound wiggly dog to s...
by hwillm1977
Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:51 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: rollerskates
Replies: 4
Views: 556

I find it A LOT easier to balance on a bike than roller blades... we tie the leash to our belts and bike with the dogs. It tires them out great and we can go a lot of places roller blades couldn't (like dirt trails). Walks do nothing for our dogs either, but 5 miles at a dead run (we started out wit...
by hwillm1977
Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:48 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dreaming....
Replies: 16
Views: 1014

Each of my dogs is different when they are sleeping, Carrie just makes little high pitched 'woofs' and that's it... Marley on the other hand snarls, growls, twitches (so bad that I've thought he was having seizures), barks, howls, cries, and basically tries to keep me awake :) Do you not walk him be...
by hwillm1977
Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:32 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello pbf
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Gorgeous dogs! The husky mix is striking :inlove:

Welcome to the forum!
by hwillm1977
Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Please help!! fleas!!
Replies: 4
Views: 426

We used Advantix when we had a flea outbreak... they were gone really quickly. It was somewhat expensive, but one month application for each dog and then cleaning for that entire month got rid of them. The cat is constantly on Advantage because he gets a reaction for flea allergy dermititis (sp?) an...
by hwillm1977
Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: First Time Pit Owner in Atlanta
Replies: 13
Views: 829

Welcome to the forum!

Your puppy is adorable, bet you can't stay mad at that sweet face for too long :)

They do (usually) outgrow that chewing stuff :thumbsup:
by hwillm1977
Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:48 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I had to return a APBT to the shelter
Replies: 12
Views: 935

I also read that a APBT is far less likely to attack a dog/cat that it grew up with, even if it is prone to animal aggression towards strangers dogs. Any experiences? That depends entirely on the dogs... I have one of each, an adopted pit bull and one from a breeder that grew up with my cat. The pu...
by hwillm1977
Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Nail Biter
Replies: 16
Views: 1051

This is from a mild infection of Romeo's... he's got remnants of a severe infection if you want more pics I can take some... This is a yeast infection picture? Marley's toes do have pinkish inbetween each toe, but not as obvious as that picture. I called the vet, but they didn't have any openings t...
by hwillm1977
Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:07 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Nail Biter
Replies: 16
Views: 1051

lol... now I feel silly... he's been doing this since AUGUST, and it could be something as easily treatable as that? I'll call our vet in the morning :)
by hwillm1977
Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:02 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Need help.
Replies: 21
Views: 1928

I had a foster male pit bull here for a while, and my dog selective male decided that he didn't like the new guy. They could be fine through gates, but couldn't be in the same room or have direct access to each other. I put a gate up in the middle of the house... Sykes had half the house and Marley ...
by hwillm1977
Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:57 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Nail Biter
Replies: 16
Views: 1051

Marley is a chronic nail biter too... it started when we had a foster living with us, he chewed his nails and toes to the point they bled... now he just gnaws on his nails, but I have no idea why... they are long, but his quicks are long and they are as short as I can get them without quicking him. ...
by hwillm1977
Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Need help.
Replies: 21
Views: 1928

Crating and rotating is not such a bad thing. Are you doing that now, I am sure there are plenty of threads on here that can explain to you how to do it, it's a option rather than getting rid of the dog. x2 Choice number 3 would be to crate and rotate them for the rest of their lives, that should h...

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