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by ZiggysMom
Tue May 20, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Peticure - Looks Cool
Replies: 4
Views: 458

That's too bad. Someone should make a fur guard for a standard dremel. Then you could have the best of both worlds. Not that any of our kids need a fur guard, but some people have golden retrievers and stuff.
by ZiggysMom
Tue May 20, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Red Eyes
Replies: 3
Views: 452

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: 9714

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: 740

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: 758

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: 890

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: 946

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: 1449

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: 601

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 10:17 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: flea-tick-mosq. - protection!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 2000

There's a brand new flea pill out besides program... It's called Comfortis. I have zero experience with it so far, so I can't say much about it. Though, the good news every time they come out with a new one is that all the fleas that have evolved resistance to other flea meds have a better chance of...
by ZiggysMom
Wed May 07, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Heeling tips?
Replies: 12
Views: 497

The whole reason I was thinking of using the harness for that is that I pretty much never use one for anything else except maybe riding in the car.
by ZiggysMom
Wed May 07, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dog is now afraid of his food bowl.
Replies: 4
Views: 371

That's odd.... Probably somehow associated the bowl with something random and unpleasant. Have you tried changing the bowl and the location at the same time? Put the bowl in a totally different place in the house and a totally different bowl to reduce the associations and see if that helps. Or put t...
by ZiggysMom
Wed May 07, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: When a pit bull attacks a human...
Replies: 60
Views: 2943

I meant my human scenarios to stand as analogies that highlight the issue of what is and is not an appropriate level of reaction to constitute self-defense. Dogs are not going to be on the same level, but I think the same general concept applies at a lower level. Perhaps we are not on the same page ...
by ZiggysMom
Wed May 07, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: When a pit bull attacks a human...
Replies: 60
Views: 2943

If you say that an attack can never be a dog's fault because in their own mind they're always justified, then you're throwing the entire idea of accountability out of the window. Heck, Hitler thought his actions were justified. In his own twisted mind, what he was doing was for the betterment of man...
by ZiggysMom
Wed May 07, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Heeling tips?
Replies: 12
Views: 497

I do that, and have done that, and it does work. I'm just sick of it and I was hoping for something that will let us go on a basic walk without either deprogramming all his training or walking in circles the whole time.

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