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by Roxers
Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Scared of Car Rides
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Roxy was very restless in the car when I would put her in the way back (had a small SUV-type car) so eventually I started letting her ride in the back seat (she would climb over anyway) and she was much more stable since she had the back of the seat to lean against. In the back she stood the whole t...
by Roxers
Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Weird beyond weird!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 397

That is really weird! That was the only thing I could think of.. that maybe you were nervous and she picked up on it.

You can always take it again at another point to reassure yourself that she really deserves it.. and hopefully she wont shut down again.
by Roxers
Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Should there be a pocket of fluid at her incision?
Replies: 24
Views: 2808

Shadowsmom wrote:Misskiwi.....You want me to go stick a needle in it? :( ouch.....What do I look for? Just drainage?


No, she means you should go to the vet so they can stick a needle in it. :)
by Roxers
Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Should there be a pocket of fluid at her incision?
Replies: 24
Views: 2808

Ahem.. being in the middle of General Surgery Principles lol ... let me share some knowledge I had to learn for my quiz last friday! 8) It's possibly a seroma, which is a collection of serous fluid around the incision. It is a painless, fluctuant (squishes like there is fluid inside, wave-like motio...
by Roxers
Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Summer's coming...Flea Preventative discussion!
Replies: 20
Views: 2078

Frontline will kill the Lyme disease-carrying ticks, but like I said.. it still gives them the opportunity to bite first. Have you tried the Preventic collars? Normally I don't like collars at all.. but these are not your average flea collar (not flea collars at all). They actually work great for ki...
by Roxers
Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: who gets their vaccines from the feedstore?
Replies: 46
Views: 3327

If you are giving a cortisone (steroid) shot concurrently with vaccines, you have basically negated that vaccine. Steroids inhibit the immune system so it does not respond to the antigen in the vaccine and does not produce an immune response. Benadryl is okay though. A lot also depends on the manufa...
by Roxers
Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Summer's coming...Flea Preventative discussion!
Replies: 20
Views: 2078

I use dFrontline Plus and still have had my dogs come down with lyme's disease, so it does not work for ticks in my opinnion! (and one of my dogs is now dead because of kidney failure from lyme's disease) :crybaby: Frontline does not repel ticks. The ticks can bite the animal before they are killed...
by Roxers
Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: who gets their vaccines from the feedstore?
Replies: 46
Views: 3327

Fort Dodge did an extensive study that showed that there was no higher incidence of vaccine reaction in dogs vaccinated with the distempter combo + lepto vac than in dogs vaccinated with the combo vaccine without lepto. That is just their vaccine though, I don't know about the other companies. Also,...
by Roxers
Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Skin Boil? - Please Help!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1794

Hi All, Today I took I took him to the vet and tried to squeeze one of the big lump and a "putse fly larvae" came out (white colour worm). So he did the same to all his lumps. He said there is no prevention, but whenever I find a lump, pop it out or apply Vaseline jelly. Rain can or makin...
by Roxers
Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: NEED A QUICK CUTE TRICK TO TEACH HIM
Replies: 18
Views: 522

I think roxy might be physically incapable of "sitting pretty." I've tried it.. even up against a wall, but she always falls over or has to stand all the way up. I wanted to teach her the "Stick 'em up! Bang (you're dead)" trick.. but she can only do the dead part. :)
by Roxers
Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: swimming
Replies: 9
Views: 357

We just learned in toxicology that blue-green algae is toxic to animals. It causes serious liver damage with a grave prognosis. So.. watch out for that, especially in ponds, lakes, etc! Roxy loves water.. but she literally sinks if she gets too deep so she just likes to splash around. I am thinking ...
by Roxers
Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: who gets their vaccines from the feedstore?
Replies: 46
Views: 3327

Just a warning.. The thing you have to worry about with feedstore vaccines is you don't know how they have been transported and stored. Vaccines have to stay refrigerated but not frozen. If they get frozen, that inactivates the vaccine. The feedstore might not be aware of how important it is to keep...
by Roxers
Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Beating up their tail
Replies: 27
Views: 2919

If you are going to dock it.. it is probably best to dock it to a pretty short length (like dogs with standardly docked tails) because if they just cut it right below the open wound, there is still enough tail left to start whacking it again, and then you have to do more surgery. Some vets do this a...
by Roxers
Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: NEED A QUICK CUTE TRICK TO TEACH HIM
Replies: 18
Views: 522

Hey wait! I need to teach that one! Our backyard is a mud hole right now!
by Roxers
Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Not good news...
Replies: 78
Views: 16451

Well, legally... if she happens to bite somebody at the vet because she gets scared or whatever, if she is overdue on rabies she is considered unvaccinated and either has to be euthanized or quarantined for 6 months, neither of which you want. It is not the oncologists' fault really.. it is federal ...

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