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by ZiggysMom
Fri May 30, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: WTF?
Replies: 12
Views: 1255

ewww.... but unless it's accompanied by diarrhea or other signs of illness, it doesn't sound like much of a problem other than being gross.
by ZiggysMom
Fri May 30, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: potty training
Replies: 9
Views: 317

How old is your pup? I think especially with the younger ones it can help a lot to have a reduced space to worry about, like baby-gating off a section of the house next to the back door (we used our kitchen) so they're never so far away from the door that they can't get to it or don't think to go th...
by ZiggysMom
Fri May 30, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Hoping for some advice
Replies: 17
Views: 666

Just a random thought on the peeing issue... if she doesn't know how to ask to go out, she'll never be fully housebroken! If she hasn't figured out a way on her own, her people have to come up with one and teach her. Whether it's bells by the door, barking, whining, whatever. Just either A: pick a b...
by ZiggysMom
Fri May 30, 2008 12:02 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Is this normal?
Replies: 22
Views: 1292

The first thing you have to teach is basic toy manners. What I did with Ziggy was train "drop it" and most importantly, train "sit to say please". Every time I ask him to drop the toy or if the toy slips from his mouth while we're playing, he needs to sit (without me asking, afte...
by ZiggysMom
Thu May 29, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Biting an Growling.
Replies: 13
Views: 642

The best way for a pup to learn bite inhibition is from playing with littermates! It's the natural way and it's very effective. The ones who have the big problems and need to be taught bite inhibition by humans are the ones who missed out by being bottle-babies or sent out to new homes too early (6 ...
by ZiggysMom
Thu May 29, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Got one already....but followed by this new one???
Replies: 18
Views: 1259

Wow! Sounds like it ended well! Why didn't they find him when you first put up posters and stuff? Did they not think to call shelters or put up their own lost signs?
by ZiggysMom
Thu May 29, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: A FWD from small dog forum...
Replies: 9
Views: 484

yeah... if the only dogs in the ring were of similar size, it certainly wouldn't eliminate fights, but it would limit the potential damage done. Having other handlers "hovering" close by in case of problems also sounds like a great idea. I agree that a group stay is different from a stay a...
by ZiggysMom
Thu May 29, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Is this normal?
Replies: 22
Views: 1292

Dogs certainly can and will play-growl without being at all aggressive. All the same, I taught my boy to tug quietly because it can give the wrong impression and I want him to always be a good example. It's not any less fun for him to do it quietly!
by ZiggysMom
Thu May 29, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: prednisone + rimadyl + vet mistake
Replies: 13
Views: 12173

Most of the time you don't need to taper pred unless the dog has been on it long term (like, weeks to months).
by ZiggysMom
Thu May 29, 2008 12:45 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Teeth cleaning?
Replies: 18
Views: 1488

Yeah, you really need to do the full teeth cleaning at least occasionally, because it lets the vet to a full dental exam and look for abscessed, broken, or loose teeth. You'd be amazed how much mouth pain a dog can have from dental disease without you ever knowing about it. The anesthesia-free clean...
by ZiggysMom
Thu May 29, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Long nails!
Replies: 30
Views: 3378

Some dogs have harder nails than others and cement walking isn't quite enough. One thing you might want to do is bring the dremel next time you go to the vet and ask the technicians or vet to show you how short you can go. A lot of the time you have more room to trim than you'd think! Then once you'...
by ZiggysMom
Thu May 29, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: help please-what to do with a puncture wound on dog
Replies: 5
Views: 798

A lot of the time these can heal up OK, but bite wounds are particularly prone to getting infected. Depending on how deep the wound is, you may be better off getting antibiotics from the vet ahead of time instead of waiting to see if it does get infected. If you decide not to, just keep a close eye ...
by ZiggysMom
Sun May 25, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Think Roxy is a little sick.
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Was this a real vomit, or just regurgitation? Vomiting has active abdominal effort, and they'll usually heave a few times before bringing anything up. Regurgitation means they're just hacking stuff up from the esophagus and not from the stomach, so they don't heave first or just have one hack and th...
by ZiggysMom
Sat May 24, 2008 1:18 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: dewormer
Replies: 3
Views: 590

They'll rub their butt on the floor like that if it itches for any reason. Anal glands are one of the most common, but there can be other things as well. Does he lick his butt a lot too?
by ZiggysMom
Thu May 22, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Awesome source for homemade dog food recipies
Replies: 6
Views: 826

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