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by L Boogie
Sun Jul 08, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: help with a 3-4 week old
Replies: 9
Views: 882

Get the puppy to a vet...young puppies can go downhill really fast. I would think there is a possibility that the puppy could have gotten some of the poison while nursing. See a vet ASAP.
by L Boogie
Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Help my English B. Terrier
Replies: 4
Views: 590

It's my understanding that over-the-counter human painkillers are a no-no for dogs. I believe baby aspirin is safe though I'm not sure the dosage. If it looks that bad, perhaps you should call an emergency vet. I would suggest washing the paw in lukewarm water with antibacterial soap and wrapping it...
by L Boogie
Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Rapid crate training an adult dog
Replies: 8
Views: 786

Maybe using a super-awesome high value treat...my dogs will do ANYTHING for a pig ear. I don't think the training can be rushed...the whole idea is to get them comfortable in the crate, which won't happen overnight. Have you tried putting a blanket over the crate? Maybe playing some soft music?
by L Boogie
Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: FURminator Sheeding tool- worth the money?
Replies: 17
Views: 1599

Glad I found this thread...the doggies are shedding like mad and I was thinking about getting a furminator thing...but I'm glad I didn't waste the money...I'm ordering a horse grooming block cause after ella mentioned them, I remembered how awesome they worked on my horse.
by L Boogie
Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Collar issue
Replies: 11
Views: 888

I allow my pitties to wrestle around, but they are never allowed to grab collars while they are playing. If one of them grabs the other's collar, I say NO very loudly and they usually stop...if not I make them release, and put them in a down/stay so they know that grabbing collars = no more playtime.
by L Boogie
Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:16 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: eggs and tuna
Replies: 18
Views: 1954

I do feed eggs as a kibble topper every once in a while...the pooches have never had a problem with them and Duke loves crunching up the shell... I haven't heard of anyone feeding tuna to their dogs...but I do also buy frozen whole sardines...they make a nice treat on a hot summer day and they're fu...
by L Boogie
Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:10 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ahhh.....Oreo has ringworm
Replies: 16
Views: 1965

Id like to keep him in the house but Im not home enough What does being home have to do with you keeping the cat outside? Cats are pretty low maintenance...give them a box to poop in, some food and water dishes, and a pillow for them to sleep on all day...cats don't need supervision... not only tha...
by L Boogie
Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Biting over and over!?
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Duke would nip when he was younger...he would purposely snap a few inches from hands, toes, etc. We did this and it worked. When he lunges, immediately grab him, hold him in a sitting position between your legs so he can't squirm away...firmly (but not really tightly) hold his mouth shut, look him i...
by L Boogie
Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Fat dog
Replies: 30
Views: 2963

I'm in the same boat as you. We adopted a severely overweight 2 year old girl about a month and a half ago. When we got her, she was 94 lbs, and she's now down to 84. You can read about our feeding/exercise regimen here: http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=66434&start=49 And also, 3 cups...
by L Boogie
Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:12 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Thermostat temperature settings
Replies: 11
Views: 849

Here in Okinawa, the humidity is absolutely insane...I'm talking around 85% on your average day. Central air isn't sensible here because of the high electricity costs, so we just have a/c units in every room. The a/c stays off while no one is home, but it doesn't get too bad in our house (unless you...
by L Boogie
Sun Jul 01, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ahhh.....Oreo has ringworm
Replies: 16
Views: 1965

Just wanted to point out that indoor-only cats can get ringworm too. My kitty NEVER goes outside, and he will get little ringworm spots every few months. Keeping them indoors doesn't completely eliminate your chances. Don't get me wrong though, I am ALL for keeping kitties indoors.
by L Boogie
Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:11 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Survey/suggestions: Toys!
Replies: 27
Views: 2145

This toy is awesome...Lexus can tear apart anything (she's slowly but surely killing the Nylabone) but she's having trouble mutilating this one. It's made of puncture proof rubber and has held up amazingly well.

http://www.petguys.com/-713080400000.html
by L Boogie
Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:07 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ahhh.....Oreo has ringworm
Replies: 16
Views: 1965

You can save yourself some money at the vet...our cat gets ringworm every once in a while...order some Malaseb shampoo from http://www.petmeds.com or you can try spot treatment (not always the most effective) with some good old Tinactin (athlete's foot cream)...I think the shampoo is the most effect...
by L Boogie
Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:14 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: I have a puppy in my possession!
Replies: 18
Views: 1622

That poor pup would probably feel so much better if he sees a groomer. Just have them clip him completely. Then the vet can get a better look at the skin.
by L Boogie
Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dry Food Additives
Replies: 14
Views: 715

Allie wrote:
L Boogie wrote:and canned lamb tripe.


Where do you get canned lamb tripe? Is it something I might be able ot get in the States?


I ordered it on www.epetpals.com...it's called Tripett

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