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by PITtsburgher
Mon May 16, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Alternatives to Metacam?
Replies: 18
Views: 3987

Re: Alternatives to Metacam?

another vote for tramadol.
by PITtsburgher
Mon May 16, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: a Suggestion for something for me to try, what do you think?
Replies: 25
Views: 2295

Re: a Suggestion for something for me to try, what do you th

The thing with food allergies is they are usually due to the protein source - so a high protein food could easily make it worse. I know people freak about grain but protein is actually much more likely to cause allergies. The best way to rule out food allergies is with a food elimination trial where...
by PITtsburgher
Sat May 14, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Heart Murmur?
Replies: 8
Views: 808

Re: Heart Murmur?

It's pretty unlikely that they would do surgery on his heart - they can do heart surgery but that is usually on puppies to correct congenital defects. Canine heart disease is not usually due to clogged arteries like human heart disease so it's not usually something treated surgically. More likely he...
by PITtsburgher
Sat May 14, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Heart Murmur?
Replies: 8
Views: 808

Re: Heart Murmur?

Did the vet give you a grade for the murmur? usually they are graded on a 0-5 or 0-6 scale based on severity. They may be able to give you other information like which valve is involved, which phase of the heart beat cycle is involved, etc. It depends on the dog and the murmur and the vet, how much ...
by PITtsburgher
Thu May 12, 2011 2:33 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Boy's Injury...Help Please
Replies: 21
Views: 2648

Re: Boy's Injury...Help Please

Check out Care Credit if you haven't already... sorry to hear your baby needs surgery.
by PITtsburgher
Wed May 11, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Senior Lab diet help
Replies: 11
Views: 1720

Re: Senior Lab diet help

Sounds like he needs to go to a different vet.
by PITtsburgher
Fri May 06, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Good and bad fruits and veggies for your dog
Replies: 7
Views: 1222

Re: Good and bad fruits and veggies for your dog

onions and garlic are bad.
by PITtsburgher
Fri May 06, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vaccines...
Replies: 14
Views: 1856

Re: Vaccines...

I would give rabies and DHPP for Brie and they should now last for 3 years. The other ones shouldn't need vaccines this year as long as they had them last year - they should be getting them every 3 years. However if the rabies shot they gave last year was labeled as a one-year you may need to get th...
by PITtsburgher
Tue May 03, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Purdue Vaccine Study
Replies: 73
Views: 6391

Re: Purdue Vaccine Study

When I worked at a low income clinic we saw multiple parvo cases every day all summer. Adult dogs too, that had never been vaccinated. I never saw a properly vaccinated dog, even a puppy, with parvo. To put that in perspective, I never saw anything autoimmune unless you count hypothyroid. I just won...
by PITtsburgher
Sun May 01, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Purdue Vaccine Study
Replies: 73
Views: 6391

Re: Purdue Vaccine Study

The article is saying that if vaccines are given after 6 months they last for the life of the animal. The first little one page thing claims that, but the actual scientific article it claims as evidence has nothing about how long vaccines last or what vaccine schedules should be. Anyone can write a...
by PITtsburgher
Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Purdue Vaccine Study
Replies: 73
Views: 6391

Re: Purdue Vaccine Study

Also this: Dogs’ and cats’ immune systems mature fully at six months. If modified live-virus vaccine is giver after six months of age, it produces immunity, which is good for the life of the pet. If another MLV vaccine is given a year later, the antibodies from the first vaccine neutralise the antig...
by PITtsburgher
Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Purdue Vaccine Study
Replies: 73
Views: 6391

Re: Purdue Vaccine Study

The study said that vaccination produces autoantibodies of uncertain significance. It didn't say anything about recommended vaccine schedules.
by PITtsburgher
Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Purdue Vaccine Study
Replies: 73
Views: 6391

Re: Purdue Vaccine Study

So where is the actual study? Anyone can write a web page, I'd like to see something from a credible source like Purdue itself.
by PITtsburgher
Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: What is your feeding routine and how much time do you spend?
Replies: 26
Views: 2768

Re: What is your feeding routine and how much time do you sp

I pick up the bowl - Choco goes into the crate and sits - put the kibble in the bowl - put the bowl in the crate.
30 seconds later, no more food :)
by PITtsburgher
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Parvo recovery-what can i expect?
Replies: 22
Views: 6469

Re: Parvo recovery-what can i expect?

They taught us in school that Parvosol does not actually kill Parvo (I know that's it's name...). If you can get your hands on some Trifectant that's the best, otherwise use the bleach and make sure you have a good contact time (10+ minutes) and that you clean up all organic material (poop, hair, et...

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