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by Foxwood
Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:26 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: W.W.Y.D.???
Replies: 34
Views: 1784

Sorry you have to go through that. It IS normal for the breed(prey drive), and its something you just have to deal with. I've found a few things help out to prevent these situations. If the cat lives indoors, section off an area for the cat with a babygate. Have the dog wear *jingles* a collar with ...
by Foxwood
Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:59 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Is Flea Medication Neccessary all year long?
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Nope,
I'm in Va, and only use it May-Aug or Sept.
by Foxwood
Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:11 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How do I keep Clyde from eating my cat?
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Jada is kinda the same way....only 10x worse. She will not sit/stay to save her life if there is a cat. She is scrambling on the ground trying to get it, she will choke herself to the almost pass out point. She tries to go through our 2paned window every night when the barn cats get fed. The cats LO...
by Foxwood
Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:52 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Skin issues
Replies: 9
Views: 823

Yes it is possible for dogs to outgrow skin problems. When they are a puppy, their body goes through lots of hormonal changes, affecting their immune system, which can allow problems to pop up that wouldn't normally. The little pink bumps sounds like it could be staph infection, but you would have t...
by Foxwood
Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:17 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Oh Nooooo! :(
Replies: 26
Views: 1797

Omg, she is the sweetest looking thing ever. I seriously just fell in love with her, so did my Mom when I showed her the picture. We'll be making a donation in the morning!!!!
by Foxwood
Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: Laws
Topic: VA-Mandatory Spay/Neuter Law...help fight it!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 2325

VA-Mandatory Spay/Neuter Law...help fight it!!!

I believe the hearing will be in Richmond THIS Monday the 16th. However it may not be until 23rd or 30th. We need a lot of support to fight these bills this year! Rosco Reynolds from Floyd County has proposed the following...IT MUST BE DEFEATED...PLEASE SEND LETTERS TO : Capitol Office: email: distr...
by Foxwood
Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: poopy problems
Replies: 16
Views: 454

The matchstick thing REALLY works. I had a dog here for a friend for a few weeks who WOULD not poop on leash to save her life. She would go immediately after getting off the leash, but never listened off leash. So someone suggested this, and worked like a charm. Only had to do it twice before she re...
by Foxwood
Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:57 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: How much oil is too much?
Replies: 15
Views: 1171

Veg. oil adds a HUGE amount of calories. For a healthier coat I give fish oil capsules. Just puncture it with a knife, or fork, squeeze over her food, and works great. If the coat gets dry in the winter, add a humidifier to the room they spend a lot of time in...makes a big difference. As far as bat...
by Foxwood
Tue Jan 10, 2006 4:44 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Gripp Has Mastered "SIT"!!!! Now It's Time For...
Replies: 19
Views: 428

You need to make sure the dog learns from the beginning that breaking the stay is a BIG no no. When training Jada for it, I would stand in front of her, ask her to sit*treat* use the hand command, and say stay, immediately treat. Then say okay, and use a cookie to pull them out and reward. After the...
by Foxwood
Mon Jan 09, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Red Nipple
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Jada get this ALL the time. Usually I can find a little piece of dirt that has irritated the skin. As long as its not hot and sensitive I've found it goes away in a few days. Occassionally I'll put a little neosporin on it if its looking angry. If its hot, or sensitive, I would get it checked out...
by Foxwood
Sat Jan 07, 2006 10:20 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: I need some containment suggestions
Replies: 20
Views: 1613

This is just my opinion. I run a multi dog house, 7 to be exact and they all live indoors. I have to juggle time and space but it seems to work ok. Sorry about this one but honestly you have some young dogs and I would HIGHLY recommend crating BUT you don't have to use vari crates. I use great dane...
by Foxwood
Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:23 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: How do I tell how big my puppy will be?
Replies: 12
Views: 1461

I've always used the 16 week rule when trying to guess. Jada was 21lbs at 15 weeks....and is now 49lbs.

Jada was also 7lbs at 9 weeeks, 14lbs at 12 weeks, and ended up at 49.

Such an adorable baby!!!
by Foxwood
Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:15 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Rash and Scractching
Replies: 14
Views: 745

Try using a different laundry detergant/dryer sheets. For Jada's stuff, and my sheets(she sleeps in my bed....) I use Tide Free...no colors or fragrances. Also, when she was younger she was pretty sensitive to everything, including the plastic in the bottom of her crate. Her tummy would get red and ...
by Foxwood
Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:41 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Costs of ear crops
Replies: 16
Views: 1488

Most people reccomend getting them cropped between 8 and 16 weeks. Because this is when the cartiledge begins to harden. I've seen puppies get them done at 5 or 6 weeks, and never stand. Most vets I've heard charge between 150 and 500. My vet charged $360, and this included pre-surgery bloodwork.
by Foxwood
Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:30 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: What is "enough" excersize?
Replies: 13
Views: 1411

Just my opinion, but I don't think that a super muscular dog needs more exercise, than a not so muscular dog. I have a friend whose dog stays pretty toned up, with chasing a ball for 20 minutes a day, and lying on the couch the rest of the day. But Jada(my dog) isn't very muscular, not fat by any me...

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