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by kaliya5
Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Diahrrea since day one!
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Boss has chronically irritable bowels and used to have daily diarrhea, and went several times a day. He checked out at the vet, he did fecals, etc. and the working theory is that he just has some sort of doggie IBS. He has been on the same food for a few months too. When I added FortiFlora to his di...
by kaliya5
Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: A happy ending for Rocky! :)
Replies: 5
Views: 1031

A happy ending for Rocky! :)

Hey guys, I just wanted to share a happy rescue story. There are so many sad and tragic ones, I just want to share this. Here is Rocky, now named Waylon. http://i456.photobucket.com/albums/qq281/kaliya5/P7020076.jpg About four months ago I found him wandering a country road near my house. I tried to...
by kaliya5
Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Cat attack
Replies: 31
Views: 1594

BTW, isn't it something with all the one-sided media against pit bulls, one is attacked by a cat? Why doesn't the news have the following headline: Pit bull mauled by a cat. I would LOVE to see that headline. When I was growing up our family cat was the epitome of bad@$$. She never chased down any ...
by kaliya5
Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Cat attack
Replies: 31
Views: 1594

If this cat has done this repeatedly, def call animal control. I am a huge cat lover, but a cat that is so aggressive that it seeks out dogs to attack is a danger to others and itself. One day it will attack a dog that is not going let it get away and the someone might cry "vicious dog" an...
by kaliya5
Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Ingredient for shiny coats!
Replies: 25
Views: 2066

jlphilli wrote:Horses can digest/utilize the omega 3 fatty acids from flaxseed easier than dogs. For dogs, fish is the best source (fish oil). :thumbsup:


Cool. I will try that. :)
by kaliya5
Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:08 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: whats a good amount of exercise for a pittie?
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: whats a good amount of exercise for a pittie?

I walk Rex for 30 min. a day, I rollerblade while he runs for 45 min. then we play inside with a tennis ball and his rope for about an hour all day. Is that enough for an almost 2 year old 54 lb dog? That much running would probably kill Boss. lol He gets 2, 30min walks a day plus about 30 mins of ...
by kaliya5
Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Ingredient for shiny coats!
Replies: 25
Views: 2066

I never knew that. I have a ton of flax seeds on the pantry. If giving them whole, about how much per lb. of the dog's weight? Also, I have one dog on Fortiflora for digestive issues. Would it still be ok to mix into his food?
by kaliya5
Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding Ad Lib?
Replies: 12
Views: 536

I think it depends on the dog. Some dogs can't be trusted to free feed because they would overeat, others don't seem to have that problem. I have known some dogs whose ravenous/compulsive eating was helped by free feeding, when as you said, they learned the food was not going anywhere and would alwa...
by kaliya5
Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dogs allergic to human dander?
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Cool, so we're not totally insane then! I'll let them know. Thanks. :)
by kaliya5
Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Banfield
Replies: 37
Views: 2552

Yeah, like I said at first I didn't think anything of it, and I know that a lot of these things can't be detected by the eye so I didn't question it until recently. After many many visits... it's just weird that they have never had a healthy visit... Plus my new dog had been tested (by another vet) ...
by kaliya5
Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Banfield
Replies: 37
Views: 2552

I agree that every vet office is different, even if a chain. My current vet I am getting ready to leave due to extreme dissatisfaction, callousness and rudeness, not to mention being highly suspicious that she fakes positive results just to make you buy antibiotics and other relatively harmless meds...
by kaliya5
Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dogs allergic to human dander?
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Yea that's what they thought too, but she still gets the crazy itchy skin outdoors if we pet her too much :(
by kaliya5
Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dogs allergic to human dander?
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Dogs allergic to human dander?

Hopefully this doesn't sound too stupid: My parents have a lab mix who has suffered from skin problems her whole life. They have tried to find the cause of the irritation and just can't seem to pinpoint it. Finally, a light bulb went off. :aha: She gets itchy and miserable when we pet her deeply (li...
by kaliya5
Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:19 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Smith and Wesson - American Mastiffs
Replies: 19
Views: 2426

thats very BAD that a rescue wont take them as they dont believ they are pure... :po: I've heard about it happening before. I have a friend who runs an all-breed rescue. She took in an abandoned Lab-Great Dane mix because the Great Dane rescue in the area refused to take him, as he was clearly mixed.
by kaliya5
Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Westminster, MD Home Check Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 743

:) Home visit went great and Rocky has a forever home he will be going to on Nov 1!!!!!!! He has come such a long way from when I found him this summer, starving, wandering and scared sh**less of humans. His turnaround has been amazing. In 4 months he has gone from a skinny mess to the buffest, shin...

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