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by randomroads
Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Cropped ears, sunburn, dirt... a stick?!
Replies: 6
Views: 940

Re: Cropped ears, sunburn, dirt... a stick?!

what about conditioning her to be ok with ear cleaning? Thanks misskiwi. I'll be ordering her some sunscreen this weekend. We've been doing the 2 week shut down, and I've had her for 2 weeks on Saturday, so of course there are a lot of things I need to condition her to be okay with. Ear cleaning is...
by randomroads
Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tully probably has Cushings!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 3924

Re: Tully probably has Cushings!!!

WackyJacki wrote:
Amie wrote:
Odnarb wrote:I've never been so happy to see a Cushings diagnosis. Congrats!



x2

YAY!


x3! :D



x4 I know you were really stressed and worried about your dog(s). It's great news that it's not something she could have passed on, too!
by randomroads
Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Cropped ears, sunburn, dirt... a stick?!
Replies: 6
Views: 940

Cropped ears, sunburn, dirt... a stick?!

Rosie has cropped ears, and I don't like it because she's constantly getting stuff in them and then pitches a fit whenever I have to clean them out. The other day she came in from romping around in the back yard and I found a small stick in her ear... I had to call a friend over to restrain her whil...
by randomroads
Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Building Muscle
Replies: 11
Views: 1623

Re: Building Muscle

If I found a cheap treadmill we could fit it in there too but those are never cheap, even on CL. You can make a treadmill for under $100. It's not pretty, but it works. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLo37xk298M&playnext=1&list=PLC4454A5BA176A1C9" onclick="window.open(this.href);return fals...
by randomroads
Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Does this warrant a new vet?
Replies: 10
Views: 1467

Re: Does this warrant a new vet?

That really does suck that a DOCTOR would ignore a client's concerns. They obviously don't care about keeping good business, since they're able to be so pushy about selling pills without real reasons. Check the SPF rating on her sunscreen. It may not be high enough. What brand are you using, anyway?...
by randomroads
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Building Muscle
Replies: 11
Views: 1623

Re: Building Muscle

Flirt poles, spring poles, biking, swimming, fetch, building an A-frame and having her go up and down (recent video in the training section I believe). All of those will help her tone up and start to show some muscle definition. You have kids? Train her to the bike, and then have them take her for r...
by randomroads
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Does this warrant a new vet?
Replies: 10
Views: 1467

Re: Does this warrant a new vet?

Does she spend 30 minutes or more in the sun daily? Are you using a dog safe sun screen? If yes and no, it could be sun damage/sun spots. Several of my parents dogs get them, and they fade after a while. As long as the spots aren't raised or firm, like someone else said, there's not much to worry ab...
by randomroads
Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Speutering of mature male/female dogs
Replies: 12
Views: 1712

Re: Speutering of mature male/female dogs

To be honest, I don't see any reasons to be concerned with neutering a fully mature adult dog. It's neutering at a young age that I worry about, since it extends their growth period and has the potential to cause harm to their developing bodies when they need those hormones the most. My parents have...
by randomroads
Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Raw is confusing
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: Raw is confusing

I couldn't jump into it even if I wanted to - my dog doesn't live with me lol I tried the yahoo group thing, but it's seriously confusing. I couldn't make heads or tails of it, so it's not my thing. I found the raw book starrla mentioned at the library! Reading it now.
by randomroads
Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dark urine
Replies: 1
Views: 380

Dark urine

I took Waffle to the vet Monday, and they said he was pretty healthy, despite having some hotspots and heart worms. They suggested having his teeth cleaned, but I'll try a raw bone for now and see how that works out. I did mention that he wasn't peeing often, but he had normal stool, and the vet sai...
by randomroads
Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Raw is confusing
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: Raw is confusing

So I need to feed chicken livers until he's used to that, and then I can branch out to other animals.

Why aren't kidneys and gizzards considered organs? Can I still feed them?
by randomroads
Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Raw is confusing
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: Raw is confusing

When you say spread it out (10% organ) over a week, what do you mean? So if I have chicken quarters and chicken heart/gizzard, I should feed that first for a few weeks, and then add in the other stuff I can find? But I should just feed the chicken quarters alone until he adjusts to raw, and then add...
by randomroads
Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Raw is confusing
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Raw is confusing

I know there are a lot of threads here, but a search doesn't pull up anything I'm looking for. I found a store that sells pork heart, chicken heart/gizzards, beef kidney, pork and beef bones with small amounts of meat and fat attached, goat meat with skin still attached. Hell they even sell the WHOL...
by randomroads
Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Doesn't tug anymore - tooth issues?
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Doesn't tug anymore - tooth issues?

About three years ago Rocky broke a canine tooth and the smaller neighbor tooth. The point of the canine is broken off, and the smaller tooth is missing about 1/3 of it's side. It doesn't appear that the root is exposed. We still have no idea how he did it, but his teeth are not weak. He regularly c...
by randomroads
Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the Gulf Coast
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: Hello from the Gulf Coast

Thanks for the welcome, guys. My screenname - I hitchhiked from Baltimore, Maryland to Salt Lake City, Utah in 2008. It took me just over a month, and it was a blast!

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