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by IloveBlu
Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: At wit's end with my poor dog and his allergies
Replies: 22
Views: 1674

Re: At wit's end with my poor dog and his allergies

I definitely want to get him allergy tested when we have the funds to do so. Can it be done in the regular vets office? Are the results reliable?

I've read about Atopica. I see that it's also pretty pricey...about 200/month. :eek:
by IloveBlu
Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: At wit's end with my poor dog and his allergies
Replies: 22
Views: 1674

Re: At wit's end with my poor dog and his allergies

No, it doesn't seem like this would be suitable in the long term. I'm not overly comfortable providing a raw diet to him because I am not well-versed in it or experienced at all. I worry that I'll miss something and he won't get all his nutrients and/or he'll turn into a bag of bones. I just got hom...
by IloveBlu
Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: At wit's end with my poor dog and his allergies
Replies: 22
Views: 1674

Re: At wit's end with my poor dog and his allergies

This is the first time we met with this vet. He is holistic and a little out there, but we needed something drastic. He does not believe that allergy testing is necessary since he does not believe that any animal can be allergic to a RAW meat source. If he is allergic to grass, there is not much we ...
by IloveBlu
Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: At wit's end with my poor dog and his allergies
Replies: 22
Views: 1674

At wit's end with my poor dog and his allergies

I have posted about my rescue dog's health issues since we got him in August. He's four and all white, obviously. His allergies are just atrocious. Since getting him from the shelter, we have tried Wellness, California Naturals, Viand, Natural Balance, and raw hamburger meat/yogurt/oatmeal combo. I ...
by IloveBlu
Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Need a good vet in Centrak NJ
Replies: 2
Views: 491

Need a good vet in Centrak NJ

We live in the Woodbridge, NJ area of Central NJ. We are unhappy with our vet and need a new one. Holistic/natural wellness vet would be a plus, or at least one who is comfortable with raw feeding and doesn't push Hill Science Diet, etc. Please reply with your recommendations. We are willing to trav...
by IloveBlu
Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Nail Trimming
Replies: 14
Views: 1385

Re: Nail Trimming

I do NOT recommend getting nails cut under anesthesia for anything other than the most extreme cases. I've only done it once, and that was for a dog who's nails grew in very small circles and there was no other option for him to be able to walk normally. 1. Its extremely painful. Even under general...
by IloveBlu
Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Mmmm...Burt's Bees chapstick
Replies: 7
Views: 711

Re: Mmmm...Burt's Bees chapstick

I get the Neutrogena body oil (sesame oil) in the winter and if Kaiser can get to my arm/leg before I'm dressed he'll lick it! lol Must be tasty. Did everything come out of Blu ok? I think so, I didn't really catch any plastic but I can only assume since everything else has been functioning properl...
by IloveBlu
Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Nail Trimming
Replies: 14
Views: 1385

Re: Nail Trimming

Thanks everyone. I'm going to try to get a picture of of them later. I can live with some scratches on my floors (he's really quite nice about it, actually) but when he's left alone he scratches the HELL out of his ears/face/head. We're working on his allergies/itchiness but it's taking a while sinc...
by IloveBlu
Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Mmmm...Burt's Bees chapstick
Replies: 7
Views: 711

Mmmm...Burt's Bees chapstick

I came home to a chomped up Burt's Bees chapstick. Took me forever to piece together what it was. Called Burt's Bees and they connected me to poison control and I called the vet. Both said he'd be okay but to watch for loose stools. More worried about the plastic though, although it doesn't look lik...
by IloveBlu
Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Nail Trimming
Replies: 14
Views: 1385

Nail Trimming

Our rescue dog came to us with oddly long nails, and the quick has evidently grown to match the nail length. He's scratching himself up(allergies--working on it with diet change) and scratching us and our furniture. I don't know what to do--the groomer at PetSmart wouldn't touch them and I surely do...
by IloveBlu
Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: HELP!!!!!! Dog ate one Harvest Candy Corn
Replies: 12
Views: 2878

Re: HELP!!!!!! Dog ate one Harvest Candy Corn

Regular candy corn size. The chocolate tip is about a third of it.
by IloveBlu
Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: HELP!!!!!! Dog ate one Harvest Candy Corn
Replies: 12
Views: 2878

Re: HELP!!!!!! Dog ate one Harvest Candy Corn

Yes, he grabbed one out of my hands. The only reason I'm concerned is that I looked up cocoa powder and it said it's the worst kind of chocolate for dogs to eat...
by IloveBlu
Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: HELP!!!!!! Dog ate one Harvest Candy Corn
Replies: 12
Views: 2878

HELP!!!!!! Dog ate one Harvest Candy Corn

They have "real cocoa powder" in them. They're candy corn with chocolate tips. He's 55lbs. What should we do?
HELP!
by IloveBlu
Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Washing a Collarmania Fabric Overlay Collar
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Washing a Collarmania Fabric Overlay Collar

Can't find instructions anywhere on the site. I'm assuming they're washable....just not sure how I should go about it. Any suggestions? Thanks!
by IloveBlu
Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Nylabone concerns ever?
Replies: 17
Views: 439

Are Nylabone products really safe?

All those plastic shards really are digestible, right? Nylabones are all Blu will play with. (He has three Kongs and has very little interest. We can't fill them right now, because we are doing an allergy trial and he can't have anything but his food.) Anyway, is it okay for him to keep chewing thes...

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