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by PITtsburgher
Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: awful skin reaction / infection
Replies: 5
Views: 648

awful skin reaction / infection

My foster dog has had some ongoing low grade skin issues since I've had him, and he's been at the shelter hospital pretty much every week trying out different meds. He has been progressively itchier over the past couple weeks and started obsessively licking his paws. On Saturday it got really bad so...
by PITtsburgher
Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: rescue help - Philadelphia
Replies: 7
Views: 2677

Re: rescue help - Philadelphia

I'm not sure that PAWS would/could pull from PSPCA unfortunately. Thank you though!
by PITtsburgher
Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Lucy has Red Mange - Question for the health/vet experts
Replies: 7
Views: 848

Re: Lucy has Red Mange - Question for the health/vet experts

As far as I know, it's more about the symptoms and whether you get a positive or negative skin scrape and less about the actual number of times. Then again, I am used to seeing mange treated with oral ivermectin and have only seen it treated with Mitaban a couple times (I don't think either is right...
by PITtsburgher
Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:05 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: 9 week pup vomit today. (non-intentional) :(
Replies: 13
Views: 1392

Re: 9 week pup vomit today. (non-intentional) :(

Has she had her first vaccination yet? If she hasn't, and she vomits any more I would take her to the vet for a parvo test. And if she doesn't, I would take her in for her vaccination. And if she already got her first one then good job :)
by PITtsburgher
Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Amonia smell in pee?
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: Amonia smell in pee?

Maybe you can set her up some type of litterbox or pee-pad corner in the corner of the pen... might help transition her to peeing on the same thing outdoors when she is old enough to hold it. Good luck and thanks for taking care of the baby!
by PITtsburgher
Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Teaching dogs to kiss
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: Teaching dogs to kiss

I can hear a clicker in the video.
by PITtsburgher
Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: rescue help - Philadelphia
Replies: 7
Views: 2677

Re: rescue help - Philadelphia

please?
by PITtsburgher
Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:54 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Nerve Sheath Tumor
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: Nerve Sheath Tumor

Fentanyl patches are really good for pain control. Not that it solves the problem, but would at least keep her feeling better in the meantime.
by PITtsburgher
Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: persistant erhlichia infection
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: persistant erhlichia infection

pblove - She was saying her dog got 10 mg per kg, not 10 mg total. So if her dog was 20 kg, for example, it would be getting 200 mg, 10 kg (which is about what your dog is) would be 100 mg.
by PITtsburgher
Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Support your local veterinary hospital...
Replies: 37
Views: 3193

Re: Support your local veterinary hospital...

Many humane societies and shelters run nonprofit clinics. In human medicine, when you go to the hospital, some of your money goes to the hospital itself (for equipment, to pay the nurses, etc) and some of it goes to the attending doctor who is not usually an employee of the hospital. The actual hosp...
by PITtsburgher
Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: rescue help - Philadelphia
Replies: 7
Views: 2677

rescue help - Philadelphia

Hi PBF, I am looking for adoption or rescue for my foster dog Choco. He is SUCH a sweet, loving boy and he has had the worst life. He was originally a cruelty case, then was adopted and returned 3 times (not due to behavior) and his fourth adopters lost him and he was on the street for 2 months. Eve...
by PITtsburgher
Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: No dogs no cats no clue!
Replies: 11
Views: 260

Re: No dogs no cats no clue!

When we do dog meets at my shelter one of the big things we look at is - how will a pushy dog take a correction? I would hesitate to place a dog that cannot tolerate an appropriate correction with other dogs. I can commiserate though. My foster was fighting-bred and has been in fights (not while he ...
by PITtsburgher
Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Almost lost my kitty-urinary blockage
Replies: 43
Views: 3470

Re: Almost lost my kitty-urinary blockage

It's like the difference between using an Ace bandage and getting a cast at the hospital. One is available to everyone because it's easy to use and might help for something really mild, but it's not going to cut it in the case of a serious medical problem.
by PITtsburgher
Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: first shet of shots
Replies: 5
Views: 961

Re: first shet of shots

The clinic I worked at (in a heavy parvo area) did 6, 9, 12, 15, and 18 weeks, or if the person acquired the dog at 8 weeks we would do 8, 11, 14, and 17 weeks. Rabies was at 12-15 weeks. Since vaccination schedules depend on your area, the brand of vaccine, and your vet's preference, I would advise...
by PITtsburgher
Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Almost lost my kitty-urinary blockage
Replies: 43
Views: 3470

Re: Almost lost my kitty-urinary blockage

Can you mix the food together (wet and dry) or add water to the dry kibble for a while to get him used to that softer texture? As far as I understand the difference with the urinary foods is that they have lower amounts of the minerals that form the stones (like calcium) so they do not build up in t...

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