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by Roxers
Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Puppy help
Replies: 13
Views: 1033

There is nothing you can put on a pup that young that will have a lasting effect. You will have to keep killing the adult fleas on the pup (with Dawn or CapStar) until it is old enough for Advantage or Frontline. You can try to control the fleas in the environment with other products (pesticides, et...
by Roxers
Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Puppy help
Replies: 13
Views: 1033

I would NOT recommend any of the topical flea products until the pup is older (7 weeks). Just because it has "bio" in the title does not make BioSpot any safer than frontline or advantage, in fact I believe it is less safe. Even their "puppy" product is labeled for dogs 6 months ...
by Roxers
Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Supplement for stronger nail ?
Replies: 15
Views: 953

The nails do not look too bad to me. I would follow the suggestions of keeping them trimmed. If he is licking at them a lot though, he could have a fungal infection.
by Roxers
Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Supplement for stronger nail ?
Replies: 15
Views: 953

Look up Lupoid onychodystrophy, that is most likely what MissKiwi is referring to. It is an autoimmune disease that affects the nails, causing the to be brittle and irregular, and definitely painful. I do not think her response was over the top. Weak nails is not something that is really common in d...
by Roxers
Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Weight loss..
Replies: 6
Views: 518

It is hard to see, but she doesn't look *extremely ribby* to me in those pictures. My dog, Roxy, started to look skinnier about a month ago when it started getting really cold, so I upped her food and now she is looking good again. If you really think she is losing weight, and it's not just increase...
by Roxers
Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Breeding Decision Chart?
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Yes! Great! Thanks!
by Roxers
Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: the pros and cons of nuetering
Replies: 52
Views: 2557

I just found a great article in JAVMA (Journal of American Vet Med Research) that is basically a literature review and summary of Pros and Cons of spaying/neutering. I will try to find a way to post it once I've finished reading it. Any ideas as to how I can get a pdf up here? Do photo-hosting sites...
by Roxers
Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: the pros and cons of nuetering
Replies: 52
Views: 2557

:po: i wish there was just a magic pill to avoid these problems. The "magic pill" is neutering. PRESTO! Problems gone. Not always I know. BUT, post-neutering there is ZERO chance of testicular cancer (they're gone!) and without the testosterone influence, you generally will not get prosta...
by Roxers
Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: the pros and cons of nuetering
Replies: 52
Views: 2557

Bully Advocate wrote::po: i wish there was just a magic pill to avoid these problems.


The "magic pill" is neutering. PRESTO! Problems gone.
by Roxers
Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bed wetting?
Replies: 13
Views: 874

That makes no sense to me. Cold weather makes her incontinent?

But hey... as long as the problem's gone.
by Roxers
Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: the pros and cons of nuetering
Replies: 52
Views: 2557

You should also worry about prostatic cancer. And just prostatic hyperplasia, which is benign, but the enlarged prostate makes urination and defecation very difficult. Prostatic hyperplasia happens in pretty much all intact male dogs as they age.
by Roxers
Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: why is he losing hair?
Replies: 27
Views: 2461

Whoops. I mean to say and also check for secondary bacterial infection. It usually goes along with demodex and causes the itchiness.
by Roxers
Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: why is he losing hair?
Replies: 27
Views: 2461

Do another skin scrape?
by Roxers
Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Is this normal? (Graphic!)
Replies: 16
Views: 1357

If it was a spay/abort, I'm confused as to why they didn't just do an abdominal incision. The whole point of a flank spay (that doesn't even look like it's on the flank) is that it's a small incision. As to why they made then incision larger when you took her back, porchcricket is right. If the inci...
by Roxers
Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:35 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Breeding Decision Chart?
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Breeding Decision Chart?

Where is that flow-chart about "Should you breed your dog?" I am trying to educate a friend's boyfriend who wants to breed his pit bull. :yucky:

I tried to search, but I couldn't find anything!
Thanks!

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