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by ZiggysMom
Thu May 01, 2008 2:24 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Sores on my puppy's chest...
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Can you post a picture? It's really hard to say what might be going on without seeing it...
by ZiggysMom
Thu May 01, 2008 2:20 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: frequent urination among other things...
Replies: 5
Views: 412

I'm surprised they didn't ask you if you wanted to send it in for biopsy to tell waht it was. You should never NOT send something in if you can help it!
by ZiggysMom
Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:22 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Happy Tail
Replies: 21
Views: 1736

Yep, having a tail amputation is more painful for an older dog than for a puppy, but still a long way better than a constant open wound. When you call and ask vets about tail docking, be sure you tell them it's for a bad chronic case of happy tail and not just for cosmetic purposes. That will make a...
by ZiggysMom
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Kennel Cough
Replies: 6
Views: 498

"kennel cough" can either refer specifically to Bordetella (the bacteria that is the big culprit) or the complex produced by the various viruses and secondary bacterial infections that can all cause the same sort of thing. So it all depends on who's talking as to what exactly they mean.
by ZiggysMom
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Just a tidbit for poop eaters
Replies: 31
Views: 2291

It's recycling! :)
by ZiggysMom
Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:35 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Has anyone read this regarding neutering/spaying?
Replies: 12
Views: 757

You also have to consider the risk of each type of cancer to start with before the numbers mean anything. For example, if 10% of all unspayed bitches will get mammary cancer at some point in their lives, but only 1 % would get bone cancer or hemangiosarcoma, then the benefits to reducing the mammary...
by ZiggysMom
Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: How long will her cycle/ heat last????
Replies: 9
Views: 654

Yi! Spay appointment as soon as she's done! Dealing with my own reproductive apparatus is so much of a pain I can't imagine dealing with a messy bleeding dog too :P
by ZiggysMom
Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Neuter Appt!
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Congratulations! At least someone in your household is responsible enough to do what's right! (I would have said "man enough" but I don't want to insult your womanly practicality!)
by ZiggysMom
Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:27 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: PetSmart Animal Hospital Question
Replies: 35
Views: 2387

I worked at a Banfield for a summer... they're not bad but their policy generally does run to WAY too many vaccines. Vets can decide not to and many do go to a more reasonable schedule, but the company overall is slanted to too many. You do have to judge each Banfield on its own merits because they ...
by ZiggysMom
Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:00 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Too young?
Replies: 6
Views: 572

The biggest worry about tug games at a young age is that it can cause their teeth to come in crooked if you play them too much. Not that you can never tug, just keep it gentle and in moderation! A 6 month old pup can certainly stand up to some jogging, just keep it light. This would be too young to ...
by ZiggysMom
Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:52 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Urination issue?
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Never never never skip the basic vaccines like parvo shots! And it's a legal issue to make sure they get their rabies vaccine when they're old enough (it's about 4 months in most states) Trust me... it will save you oodles of money in the long run if she ever got sick. It's not uncommon for puppies ...
by ZiggysMom
Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:46 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Throwing up in the morning.
Replies: 6
Views: 496

There are a bunch of reasons for regular vomiting in dogs. I'd definitely schedule a vet appointment, though it sounds like there's no emergency. Depending on her age and what else is going on, there are all kinds of things that could cause it. Also, before you go tot he vet, it will help them if yo...
by ZiggysMom
Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:40 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: cushings ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1034

Glad to hear it's probably not Cushing's! Cushing's is a pain to diagnose and a bigger pain to treat in general. But there are multiple treatment options aside from just the medication that has to be ordered from Europe, and sometimes surgery depending on what type of cushings. If you end up having ...
by ZiggysMom
Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Putting Mongo to Sleep! Is it the right thing to do?
Replies: 46
Views: 4684

Well, good luck with the training. I never want to give up on a dog, and I hope with all my heart that you can find a way to make things work. All the same, there are some who would say that aggression to people, especially kids, is never acceptable even if the kids were troublemakers and taunting t...
by ZiggysMom
Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Inner eyelid problem
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Is she rubbing at it or otherwise irritated? If so, I'd bet that's the cause. If not, there are other problems that can cause the third eyelid (that's what it's called) to elevate. Nerve damage in the middle ear or in a nerve that runs along the neck can do it too. This also results in a small pupil...

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