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by MarMar
Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: OFFICIAL ear cropping/tail docking debate thread
Replies: 1131
Views: 415553

Re: OFFICIAL ear cropping/tail docking debate thread

Just because YOU have not heard a reason you found plausible, does not mean there is none and that all croppers and dockers are vain. Sorry, but that's your opinion, NOT fact. To compare it to broken legs is ridiculous. Do you know how often a hunting dog rips its ears and tail? WAY more often than...
by MarMar
Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Gaining Weight
Replies: 50
Views: 11241

Re: Gaining Weight

Honestly I think you'd need better pictures of her for anyone to get a good idea. You need one straight on from her side and maybe one from the top looking down.
by MarMar
Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: OFFICIAL ear cropping/tail docking debate thread
Replies: 1131
Views: 415553

Re: OFFICIAL ear cropping/tail docking debate thread

I have yet to hear of ANY "actual" function that ear cropping/docking serves. Sure, if you cut off a tail it can't get broken but...that's a terrible reason. Legs get broken too.
by MarMar
Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Kidney Cyst
Replies: 11
Views: 3290

Re: Kidney Cyst

Thanks Nichole! I was hoping you'd answer because I've seen you post about your job before. She did measure the cyst but I don't know how big it is, however, I should be able to get some pics of it after the vet reviews the report. I didn't get a great look at it as I was holding Marlo's head and co...
by MarMar
Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Kidney Cyst
Replies: 11
Views: 3290

Re: Kidney Cyst

Thanks everyone for your input. I put the word out amongst my vet friends and managed to find a couple of vets who have seen them and they do say they are incidental unless infected. MissKiwi, I do hope to take him to an internal med specialist, there is a doctor who comes to the island who my tech ...
by MarMar
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Kidney Cyst
Replies: 11
Views: 3290

Re: Kidney Cyst

Thanks guys! I'm trying not to worry because no one else is really worried but the fact that they're so uncommon (or at least information on them is uncommon) is a bit concerning for me. jalt7, how did you find the cysts on Ripley's kidneys? Was he having symptoms, or were they found on a scan for s...
by MarMar
Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Kidney Cyst
Replies: 11
Views: 3290

Re: Kidney Cyst

No one has seen this? 8(
by MarMar
Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Kidney Cyst
Replies: 11
Views: 3290

Kidney Cyst

So over the past couple of months Marlo has been having some pee problems. First was a bout of some diarrhea, a little bit of puking, and lots of water/peeing. U/A showed a minor infection, exam was normal except abdominal tenderness and blood work (cause I'm paranoid) was normal except slightly ele...
by MarMar
Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Cash's Anxiety...
Replies: 29
Views: 7082

Re: Cash's Anxiety...

Does he have any other behaviors you would call anxious? If tail chasing is the ONLY thing he does that's odd, then I wouldn't be so worried but you say "he's a hyper dog and he gets worked up about the silliest stuff"...if it could help him in other situations I would not rule out meds. M...
by MarMar
Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: hip dysplasia
Replies: 9
Views: 2709

Re: hip dysplasia

Pugs can have spinal problems related to their corkscrew tail:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemivertebrae

Just another way humans have messed up dogs for looks! :po:
by MarMar
Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Obi needs good thoughts!
Replies: 15
Views: 4277

Re: Obi needs good thoughts!

Ugh! Marlo has been having urinary troubles lately also...Best wishes to Obi!
by MarMar
Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Rompum and Yohimbe
Replies: 14
Views: 5140

Re: Rompum and Yohimbe

I know many people do OFAs without sedation, but I was always taught in school that to yank the legs enough to get great positioning, it would a) really hurt an awake dog, especially if they DID have bad hips, and b) be challenging because of muscles (like you said with Pi, Sarah). I'm certainly no ...
by MarMar
Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Food & Water - When & How much?
Replies: 7
Views: 2110

Re: Food & Water - When & How much?

Especially with puppies, chuck out those food bowls. All food should be from food dispensing toys or hand fed during training.
by MarMar
Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Rompum and Yohimbe
Replies: 14
Views: 5140

Re: Rompum and Yohimbe

Ugh, no way would I want a small animal clinic to be using Rompun on my pets. It's mainly used as a large animal anesthetic, and it was used on exotics when my class went to the wildlife park, but there are better alternatives like Domitor for small animals.
by MarMar
Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: What are good bones?
Replies: 7
Views: 1955

Re: What are good bones?

I believe both. I personally know dogs who have had pancreatitis from cooked fatty meals and raw fatty meals, although I have no science on this.

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