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by ZiggysMom
Wed May 21, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ? on heartworm preventative - generic version
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Check the details. It has the same active ingredient, so if it's the same dose, it should be equivalent. The one thing you can be sure they won't do as well would be product support if you ever had to call the company with a question or if your dog happened to get heartworm anyway. Most of the big c...
by ZiggysMom
Wed May 21, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Flea and Tick Preventative
Replies: 13
Views: 1037

Just be careful about Advantix if you have cats. Cats can get toxicity just by rubbing against a dog who has recently been treated with Advantix. Another good way to go that may be cheaper (I haven't priced it...) would be to use a combo of Capstar and Program or Sentinel (Sentinel also does heartwo...
by ZiggysMom
Tue May 20, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: question about spaying and weight?
Replies: 10
Views: 676

Most of the studies done show that too much weight is a bigger problem. This is because having a uterus and hormones and heat cycles uses energy, so spayed females actually have lower daily calorie requirements than unspayed. This means that if you feed them the same amount as an intact female and d...
by ZiggysMom
Tue May 20, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Poor Tully (she's so mortified!)
Replies: 11
Views: 839

still a darn sight better than a pyometra.
by ZiggysMom
Tue May 20, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Red Eyes
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Could be, though they put in eye ointment to keep the eyes from drying. My cat always gets super red eyes when he comes back from the vet. I think it's just the stress. It's worse when he has to be sedated or anesthetized. I'd only worry if he's rubbing at them or squinting like they're uncomfortabl...
by ZiggysMom
Tue May 20, 2008 12:36 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Very Bloated.
Replies: 134
Views: 7885

Wow, that sucks that you had to go through all that... I can tell you it's definitely not just gas... gas is dark on an X-ray and this is mottled. It could have been a "food bloat", where they get into a ton of food at once and eat so much it distends their stomach. It can be as painful as...
by ZiggysMom
Tue May 20, 2008 12:21 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Food allergy question
Replies: 7
Views: 567

I thought marshmallows had gelatin in them... that's of animal origin, but I think it's too purified to be particularly allergenic. Theoretically I guess they could be, but I've never heard of it.
by ZiggysMom
Tue May 20, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Anyone ever deal with Malignant melanoma? (cancer)
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Melanomas are nasty. Are they going to follow up with chemo or radiation to keep it from coming back? A lot of these can still be hiding out even when it looks like you got it all.
by ZiggysMom
Tue May 20, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Heartworms and suggestions from a vet
Replies: 6
Views: 666

There are some preventatives that can kill a dog if given to a positive dog, but they're off the market now I think. All of the preventatives will kill microfilaria, and if there's a lot of them and the preventative is one that will kill them fast, then the dead microfilaria can cause a huge reactio...
by ZiggysMom
Tue May 20, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: flea an tick control question
Replies: 9
Views: 710

oooooo go read the thread on Hartz. Nasty stuff. I'm using Revolution for my cat and Sentinel for my dog. Haven't seen a flea on him for a long time so I'm getting lazy on the flea preventative, but gotta keep up with the heartworm. Normally I tell people that not seeing fleas doesn't mean they're n...
by ZiggysMom
Tue May 20, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Flea and Tick Preventative
Replies: 13
Views: 1037

Frontline may not be as bad as you've heard... it really depends. Fleas can evolve resistance to any flea med, and if the fleas in your area get exposed to a lot of Frontline they may have developed resistance. However, lots of flea populations out there are still killed just as well by it. Advantag...
by ZiggysMom
Mon May 19, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: BEWARE: Sentry Pro XFC
Replies: 4
Views: 473

the problem is that there are different regulation agencies... Medications that are taken orally or that are supposed to be systemic are approved by the FDA, and they have really good standards for testing to try to make sure nothing dangerous makes the market. However, a lot of the over-the-counter...
by ZiggysMom
Wed May 07, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Sick and wont eat
Replies: 67
Views: 4045

Doesn't matter if they can't get you in until Friday. This is emergency vet kind of stuff. Go now, and get a parvo test first thing. In fact, the clinic will really appreciate it if you don't even bring the pup into their waiting room-- just go in and tell them your pups age and symptoms so they can...
by ZiggysMom
Wed May 07, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Ok! So here´s the deal....
Replies: 22
Views: 1353

Her legs are still a whole lot better than pretty much every basset hound or dachshund I've ever met. It can cause some arthritis or discomfort down the road in some dogs, but a lot of dogs it's only cosmetic. There are surgeries that can be done to fix it as an adult, but I'm not sure how much good...
by ZiggysMom
Wed May 07, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bad scratch or bite
Replies: 13
Views: 695

I have rarely seen a cat bite that goes full-thickness through the skin NOT get infected. I'd recommend getting some antibiotics from the vet or you'll be dealing with an abscess instead of a bite in no time. Unless the wound looks like a scratch. But the way you describe it bleeding , I dunno. If y...

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