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by PITtsburgher
Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Am Veterinary Med Assn ruling against Raw Pet Foods
Replies: 50
Views: 11320

Re: Am Veterinary Med Assn ruling against Raw Pet Foods

^Humans and animals both have lots of defenses against pathogens, including lysozyme, low gastric pH, local gut immunity, and so on. That doesn't mean either one is completely protected at all times from pathogens.
by PITtsburgher
Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Am Veterinary Med Assn ruling against Raw Pet Foods
Replies: 50
Views: 11320

Re: Am Veterinary Med Assn ruling against Raw Pet Foods

It's not a law. It's just the AVMA saying their position on it, just like they have positions on many other issues.
by PITtsburgher
Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Philly, PA: Big Headed Mutt - Dog Friendly
Replies: 8
Views: 4014

Re: Philly, PA: Big Headed Mutt - Dog Friendly

Thank you - he was a pleasure to have around :)
by PITtsburgher
Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Philly, PA: Big Headed Mutt - Dog Friendly
Replies: 8
Views: 4014

Re: Philly, PA: Big Headed Mutt - Dog Friendly

Just wanted to update that Champ went to his forever home last night! He's living in New Jersey with his mom, dad, and GSD-mix brother.
by PITtsburgher
Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Philly, PA: Big Headed Mutt - Dog Friendly
Replies: 8
Views: 4014

Philly, PA: Big Headed Mutt - Dog Friendly

Just wanted to share my foster dog in case anyone was looking for a new addition!
He is very dog friendly with medium/big dogs :)

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/pet/3082793526.html
by PITtsburgher
Tue May 22, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Questions about shots
Replies: 10
Views: 3150

Re: Questions about shots

You're a good person for doing that :)
by PITtsburgher
Sun May 20, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dog..Itching Bald, raw place on back
Replies: 31
Views: 6948

Re: Dog..Itching Bald, raw place on back

You can't give the same flea med BUT the vet should be able to give Capstar (oral med) and/or another type of topical flea med. For example some people give Frontline and Advantage 2 weeks apart from each other. I don't know what your dog got so you would need to ask the vet. Plus your dog can get a...
by PITtsburgher
Thu May 17, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Questions about shots
Replies: 10
Views: 3150

Re: Questions about shots

Check out local humane societies and shelters; where I live you can get the rabies vaccine plus the 5 way (distemper, hepatitis, parvo, parainfluenza, lepto) for $25 at several shelters. It doesn't replace seeing the vet of course, but at least you know the vaccine has been stored properly and is gi...
by PITtsburgher
Thu May 17, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pancreatitis
Replies: 111
Views: 25931

Re: Pancreatitis

I'm glad he's feeling better!
Minor point, and you probably already know this, but baby food can have a ton of onion/garlic powder added which some dogs are very sensitive to... just check the label.
by PITtsburgher
Mon May 14, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pancreatitis
Replies: 111
Views: 25931

Re: Pancreatitis

I'm so sorry that Tux has been having such a hard time.
When they send him home again, I wonder if they would be willing to have you do Cerenia injections yourself at home... seems like he is too nauseous to get the oral meds right now.
by PITtsburgher
Sun May 13, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Is this a good quality Dog food.
Replies: 6
Views: 2388

Re: Is this a good quality Dog food.

What I meant was, it might not be great to run out and buy that food right now until this outbreak is under control. Here is a list of the Salmonella contaminated / recalled Kirkland foods: http://www.petmd.com/news/alerts-recalls/nws_kirkland_signature_pet_food_recall#.T69Ju0_dAXw" onclick="window....
by PITtsburgher
Sun May 13, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Is this a good quality Dog food.
Replies: 6
Views: 2388

Re: Is this a good quality Dog food.

Isn't Kirkland recalled right now?
by PITtsburgher
Wed May 09, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Rescuing the Rescuers
Topic: Getting our open intake shelter to evaluate Pit Bulls same
Replies: 7
Views: 6337

Re: Getting our open intake shelter to evaluate Pit Bulls sa

I would try to get a hold of shelters that do evaluate them the same way and get some info on how they do evaluations, how they do adoptions, success rates, etc. Hopefully your shelter can realize it is not a huge scary thing to hold pit bulls to the same standards as other breeds when they see that...
by PITtsburgher
Wed May 09, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bad tooth, what do you think?
Replies: 27
Views: 6869

Re: Bad tooth, what do you think?

I wouldn't leave it in. If it's infected or gets infected that can spread to the bone or to other teeth. I think a second opinion is a good idea.
by PITtsburgher
Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Did we over do it with the exercise? Pittie in pain!
Replies: 11
Views: 3046

Re: Did we over do it with the exercise? Pittie in pain!

There are lots of dog-safe NSAIDS available through your vet! Plus you can get the vet to check her out for any treatable injuries. Especially in an older dog, the human-NSAIDS can cause serious medical problems so I would stay away from that.
She's very cute :)

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