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by pacopoe
Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Food Variety Question
Replies: 8
Views: 732

If I ever have to switch a dog suddenly I'll do a 24 hour fast. Remember that while it's a "flavor" to us it's actually a different protein source for the dog so, depending on your dog's tolerance, they may need the time to adjust. As mentioned above, it wouldn't hurt to add a little yogur...
by pacopoe
Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Does anyone have a problem with baldness?
Replies: 15
Views: 1341

True, leather is the most similar to your dog's genetic make-up and therefore will cause less irritation. Synthetics in general, including dyes, can increase irritation. Also check from the inside-out... is your dog getting balanced nutrition? Adding a supplement like salmon oil or vitamin E can str...
by pacopoe
Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Welts - Bites, Allergies? *With Pics
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Try Benadryl to cut down on the itching and swelling if you think it's allergy related. The exact dosage is escaping me but I now I give Paco 1-3/day (over the course of a full day) if he's having an issue. He weighs 49 lbs. Make sure it's just straight old regular benadryl, though, and not an anti-...
by pacopoe
Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: steroids long term
Replies: 9
Views: 644

I would really avoid long term steroid usage if at all possible. If there's no other way to make a dog comfortable, it might be necessary, but I'd try everything else first, including dietary changes and homeopathic treatments. x2 I think steroids should always be a last resort. The roller coaster ...
by pacopoe
Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dog Insurance...
Replies: 14
Views: 869

Is there certain questions yall can think of that I would need to ask...how this stuff on these sites is sooo confusing....one area is says its covered and then another says its not....this is confusing! Do what I do and call. That way a real person can walk you through all the dumb questions. I se...
by pacopoe
Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pet Health Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 708

I've just been reading a lot of threads about how expensive surgeries are and such. I'm worried about my dogs limp being an ACL problem and requiring surgery. I thought pet insurance might be a good idea to help out with the bills if that is the problem.[/quote FYI...I don't believe any of them wil...
by pacopoe
Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dog Insurance...
Replies: 14
Views: 869

I have the Superior VPI for Paco but that's only because the standard wasn't available to us (not sure why... I'm bad and hardly question these things). While they can be just as frustrating as regular insurance companies, they do take a big chunk of the financial burden off. I've had the insurance ...
by pacopoe
Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Need to find more economical dog food
Replies: 31
Views: 2458

Kirkland brand at costco. It's a rare case where a very good company (Diamond?) is making the food which is then packaged and branded as Kirkland.

Essentially, it's nearly the same as California Natural.
by pacopoe
Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Crab Apples ???
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Have you ever tasted a crab apple? They're brutally sour. I would expect them to get a tummy ache from the flavor before they'd eaten enough to give them any poisoning. True, my friend is dealing with this in her back yard and it's soft poops all around... 5 dogs worth, yuck! But the seeds would be...
by pacopoe
Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bald spot on tail
Replies: 8
Views: 1758

With something like that is always pretty tricky to figure out the cause unless you see the whole picture. It could be flea/allergy related, it could be the result of constant friction (has he chosen a new, weird sleeping spot?), or a whole other variety of other things. One thing for sure, though, ...
by pacopoe
Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Paco and Ana Poe here
Replies: 14
Views: 1131

defendabull wrote:hi, my sweet.
and welcome.

:peace:


Thanks! Good to see you here!
by pacopoe
Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Paco and Ana Poe here
Replies: 14
Views: 1131

amyd wrote:Welcome! My dogs LOVE their Paco collars.
As a matter of fact, we will be due for a new order soon.


Hey, kill two birds with one stone and get one of the sets from Poppymart!
by pacopoe
Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Paco and Ana Poe here
Replies: 14
Views: 1131

bethh -- saw you're from Rhonert Park... I grew up in Santa Rosa and my mom and stepdad teach at Sonoma State... small world!
by pacopoe
Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Paco and Ana Poe here
Replies: 14
Views: 1131

KadillacGrrl wrote:I like, totally know you.


Who are you? can you give me a hint? roflmao

(BTW, I think it was a mild case of KC/allergies. A couple benadryl and two days of crate time and it left)
by pacopoe
Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Paco and Ana Poe here
Replies: 14
Views: 1131

Paco and Ana Poe here

So I've been lurking here for a while and figured it was high time to make a proper introduction. Even though I sort of know a bunch of folks on here in real life, it still feels kinda weird! My name is Ana Poe and my dog is Paco. We live in San Francisco and have been active in the dog community in...

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