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by ZiggysMom
Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:08 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Is this right
Replies: 17
Views: 1401

Which leg did he fracture, and which bone? The pics don't show any surgery scar and he's not in a cast or splint... so what was done about the break? And is it the FHO'd leg, or the broken leg that's knuckling? This looks like there's more than meets the eye... Good luck, and hugs to you. I know it'...
by ZiggysMom
Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:32 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My intro
Replies: 23
Views: 2182

hee hee... cantaloupe heads... hee hee...
by ZiggysMom
Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: My vet's got me questioning my use of prong collars....
Replies: 35
Views: 3004

Nothing wrong with a prong used correctly... and it sounds like your dogs handle it pretty well (keeping the leash loose). However, I have seen soooo many dogs walk into the vet's office dragging their owner with a prong that i can see why they get a bad impression of it. You also see dogs who have ...
by ZiggysMom
Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:08 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Gel caps
Replies: 21
Views: 1186

Did your vet discuss any other options for pancreatic enzymes with you? I haven't seen it used with dogs so much, but if cats won't eat the powder, I've seen people use raw fresh pancreas (you have to buy it straight from the slaughterhouse). It's a hassle to get and store, but it's tastier (to the ...
by ZiggysMom
Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Balding Patches
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Ziggy had two spots, and I've seen pups with more that still don't progress to generalized, but the more spots he has and the bigger the more I'd be concerned.

Let us know what they find on the skin scraping!
by ZiggysMom
Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Crazy New Pup - I need help & suggestions! PLZ
Replies: 10
Views: 680

Absolutely NILIF! He sounds like he's being quite the spoiled little brat. Just like human kids, he thinks that everything should go his way and if anything is personally inconvenient to him then it's Not Fair (the 5-year-old's rallying cry). He sounds like a handful-- good luck getting him settled ...
by ZiggysMom
Sun Jun 03, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Food Agressive 8 Week Old Puppy!
Replies: 31
Views: 2346

One suggestion that I haven't heard yet is giving him his dish then adding to it. If every time you reach towards his dish you add food, even better if it's GOOD food like treats, hot dogs, etc. (make sure to factor the good stuff into his diet), then maybe he'll start associating the hand-reaching ...
by ZiggysMom
Sat Jun 02, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: How do you guys keep your dogs cool?
Replies: 28
Views: 2032

Ziggy likes a kiddie pool in the backyard! Extra helpful here since the humidity doesn't get all that high, and it cools off every night to keep the water cool.
by ZiggysMom
Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: If you use a martingale or "no-slip" collar...
Replies: 15
Views: 862

I have a chain one, but it leaves a black smudge on Ziggy's white fur after a while... I'm thinking of getting a loop style.
by ZiggysMom
Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Stairs
Replies: 6
Views: 454

It depends on why he's doing it. What's he look like when he does it? Is he timid, maybe scared? Is he wanting to go up, but reluctant? Is he just not wanting to come back inside? Has he ever had a bad experience on the stairs? How old is he, too? I know some dogs with bad hips, either at the early ...
by ZiggysMom
Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Frequent urination/Housebreaking issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 430

If he's really peeing lakes that often, I'd still be concerned about health issues. Does he drink like a maniac too, to keep up with this urine production? There are some diseases even in a pup that can cause excessive thirst/urination, like leptospirosis and such, though I don't know how common it ...
by ZiggysMom
Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: seargent's natural flea & tick repellent
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Keep in mind that "natural" doesn't always mean safe or gentle (I'm not surprised at the chemical burns...) There's a lot of caustic, nasty stuff in nature, and I'd be hesitant to put anything strong-smelling or caustic on my animals, even if it worked, just for their own comfort. Dogs nos...
by ZiggysMom
Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Cruciate torn
Replies: 13
Views: 1044

yep, all you need to do to get a diagnosis of the torn ligament is feel the instability in the knee. But it's generally a good idea to get X-rays anyway, especially if it's been a while since the initial injury, to see if there's any arthritis developing. And if they're doing the TPLO surgery, they ...
by ZiggysMom
Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Balding Patches
Replies: 6
Views: 626

It looks a whole lot like the spot of localized Demodex that Ziggy had when he was 8-12 months old. It hung around for a while, and eventually went away on its own. Lot's of puppies get little local demodex spots, and your vet can verify if that is what it is with a skin scraping. Most of the time t...
by ZiggysMom
Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: tug toys
Replies: 5
Views: 349

They also have the 3/4 inch super-soft braided nylon rope. That's my favorite-- easy on the hands, and a nice big size for comfortable grip.

It's the stuff they use for horse lead-ropes.

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