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by PITtsburgher
Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Microchip concern: Have I done enough?
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: Microchip concern: Have I done enough?

If both chips are registered to you, you should be ok. The people putting in the chip are supposed to scan BEFORE as well as after chipping! Just FYI for people that may not know: a scanner can only pick up one chip at a time, and if someone at a shelter is scanning and picks up a chip, they probabl...
by PITtsburgher
Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Small dog weight pull harness for sale.
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Small dog weight pull harness for sale.

Do you think it would be too small for a 38 pound pit bull X? She's pretty short... mostly tail and head :P
by PITtsburgher
Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: work to eat toys?
Replies: 20
Views: 329

Re: work to eat toys?

My friend's rottie has a good, durable one that is green rubber and looks like a plus sign with two extra "arms." I don't know its name though!
by PITtsburgher
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: HELP- TUMORS... NEED ADVICE
Replies: 46
Views: 14614

Re: HELP- TUMORS... NEED ADVICE

I think if I were you I would ask the second vet for a referral to an oncologist. Or some places you can just go yourself without a referral. If there is a vet school or a specialty hospital near you, they should have an oncologist. They would be the best person to talk you through all your options ...
by PITtsburgher
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Eye infection
Replies: 12
Views: 2883

Re: Eye infection

You definitely need to see a vet. Eye problems are never something to wait around with. Treating with the wrong ointment can really mess up the eyes too. Your vet can stain the eye to look for corneal ulcers and prescribe an appropriate medication.
by PITtsburgher
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Teaching "Connection"
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Teaching "Connection"

What I have seen work in shelter dogs like that is to have one person be their buddy and hang out with them a little bit every day, bring treats and toys, etc. I think just having that special friend makes them more secure and more inclined to realize that people = good things are coming.
by PITtsburgher
Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding Raw
Replies: 270
Views: 53147

Re: Feeding Raw

Dogs actually don't require vitamin C in their diet :)
by PITtsburgher
Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Need help with Blu's behavior toward select strangers
Replies: 22
Views: 473

Re: Need help with Blu's behavior toward select strangers

I work at a vet's office and if the dog is relaxed and friendly I'll give it a lot of attention. If it is backing into a corner giving calming signals it would be stupid of me to make eye contact and try to pet it. If a dog is afraid, direct attention is only going to make it worse.
by PITtsburgher
Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vet forgot to stitch up neutered dog
Replies: 31
Views: 5089

Re: Vet forgot to stitch up neutered dog

They may have used glue instead of stitches on the dog, and then the dog messed with the incision and pulled it open. Either way put an e-collar on him or he will make it much worse.
by PITtsburgher
Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bah..bummer. Bad hips
Replies: 11
Views: 2726

Re: Bah..bummer. Bad hips

Sorry to hear your bad news :( I have a friend with a dog (not pit bull) that had an FHO (where they cut off the top of the femur, as your vet said) on one side and a total hip replacement on the other. Her dog is only 3 years old and already needed both hips done (they did the FHO first and then de...
by PITtsburgher
Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: forgetting who we are??
Replies: 15
Views: 425

Re: forgetting who we are??

If you are up for the drive and expense you might want to consider MRI vs CT because it's better for looking at the brain.
by PITtsburgher
Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: puppy diarrhea
Replies: 24
Views: 3350

Re: puppy diarrhea

has he had a fecal test run yet? even if he's been dewormed some worms don't get killed by standard dewormers or may require multiple doses.
by PITtsburgher
Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:54 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Worms that look like rice?
Replies: 14
Views: 1988

Re: Worms that look like rice?

You probably will need multiple doses a few weeks apart. The medication won't be that expensive from the vet; I think you should get it from the vet to be sure it actually works.
by PITtsburgher
Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Healthy weight
Replies: 39
Views: 4248

Re: Healthy weight

I think she's too skinny.
by PITtsburgher
Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Healthy weight
Replies: 39
Views: 4248

Re: Healthy weight

Google "dog body condition score chart" and you should be able to get a set of pictures showing dogs that are too thin, too fat, and at healthy weights. What they say in vet school is that you should be able to easily feel ribs but not see them, and that you should not see spine but should...

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