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by Misskiwi67
Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Anyone tried Apoquel? Molly's itchiness hopefully resolved.
Replies: 24
Views: 20465

Re: Anyone tried Apoquel? Molly's itchiness hopefully resolv

I agree with the cold water being good for skin, and cool water rinses are on the label instructions for every medicated shampoo I prescribe. I want to make it known that while cyclosporine is known to increase cancer risk, prednisone is a potent anti-cancer drug and is a common adjunct for many che...
by Misskiwi67
Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Anyone tried Apoquel? Molly's itchiness hopefully resolved.
Replies: 24
Views: 20465

Re: Anyone tried Apoquel? Molly's itchiness hopefully resolv

Anyone tries it please let me know. We are getting it soon and I haven't had an opportunity to give it a try yet.
by Misskiwi67
Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned
Replies: 109
Views: 114880

Re: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned

Amie wrote:
Mom to 5 dogs wrote:my vet also asked that I give him 75 mg of Benadryl 2x a day.


I'm curious what the reason was for the benedryl?


Mast cells release histamine, which is how they cause illness outside being invasive. The Benadryl reduces the effects of the histamine release.
by Misskiwi67
Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: OFFICIAL e-collar debate thread
Replies: 162
Views: 12985

Re: OFFICIAL e-collar debate thread

What if the dog is better at finding those resources than you are - such as wild game? My well-bred gun dog is certainly opening up new worlds to the meaning of "prey drive". She's 4 months old and ready to runn 100yd tracks, her nose and drive are that instinctive...
by Misskiwi67
Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vaccination protocol
Replies: 20
Views: 9904

Re: Vaccination protocol

I know on the rabies vaccine, it says 3 years on the label. I think that it could stay in their system depending on what type of dog, how big of a dog, how healthy, yadda yadda. Let's just say you have a great dane and you're giving about 1 ml or so (which it's the same amount for every dog no matt...
by Misskiwi67
Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Minnesota
Replies: 5
Views: 2573

Re: Hello from Minnesota

Welcome to the group! Do you have any pictures??
by Misskiwi67
Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:41 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vaccination protocol
Replies: 20
Views: 9904

Re: Vaccination protocol

Do counties write laws? I thought it was just city and state. I would send your vet a letter with the law enclosed, and voice your disappointment. It's entirely possible that he heard something incorrect from another vet. There is a persistent rumor here that you have to give a 1 yr vaccine if you a...
by Misskiwi67
Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vaccination protocol
Replies: 20
Views: 9904

Re: Vaccination protocol

I would drop off a packet print-off of the AAHA Vaccine Recommendations and refuse to vaccinate outside those recommendations. The protocol for DHPP is vaccines at 8, 12, and 16 weeks. If the first vaccine is after 16 weeks of age, no booster is needed. Repeat 1 year after 16 week dose, then every 3...
by Misskiwi67
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: AWESOME DVD Series
Replies: 2
Views: 227

AWESOME DVD Series

Hi Everyone, I just purchased the Sophia Yin Workshop/Lecture series DVD's - Skills for Handling Your Reactive or Hyperactive Dog, and Pet Dogs, Problem Dogs, High Performance Dogs: How Science Can Take Your Training to a New Level I've just started watching the first, and the information is fantast...
by Misskiwi67
Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Partially deaf???
Replies: 17
Views: 6916

Re: Partially deaf???

I don't think the clinic I work at has that type of technology yet. The man that owns the dang thing (and refuses to retire) is in his 80's. I've read about it but heard it could be kind of pricey and my working minimum wage isn't going to cut it. Just to be safe, I'm probably going to train him li...
by Misskiwi67
Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Partially deaf???
Replies: 17
Views: 6916

Re: Partially deaf???

Has he been BAER tested? This is the best way to determine if he is able to hear or not. Many clinics have a simple screening test which will determine yes he can hear or no he cannot (my clinic does this) but universities and specialty centers will have more advanced testing for the in-betweeners.
by Misskiwi67
Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Housebreaking problems
Replies: 8
Views: 1007

Re: Housebreaking problems

My puppy is the same, when she's active and playing she has to go out every 15 minutes, even though she can sleep through the night and go all day in her crate. We even have to let her out before, in the middle of, and after our own meals. Its every 15 minutes for several hours in the evening, no ex...
by Misskiwi67
Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pet Insurance
Replies: 109
Views: 98165

Re: Pet Insurance

I did a cost and pay-out comparison for VPI, Trupanion, and Petplan while shopping for my own pet. VPI pays out based on condition with some pretty odd determinations on what pays how much, which I didn't like much. Petplan lets you choose an option based on what kind of coverage you want. You pick ...
by Misskiwi67
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: NON-squeak soft toys?
Replies: 10
Views: 919

Re: NON-squeak soft toys?

No squeakers here with the hunting dog either- we have two kong wubbas, and all the old squeakers died a swift death by steak knife. A few still squeak when stepped on, but that's about it.
by Misskiwi67
Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Starter muzzle?
Replies: 13
Views: 1121

Re: Starter muzzle?

Yeah I read in the other threads about how everyone seems to be loving the baskervilles. When he's done growing, I will surely get one of those, but for now, I was looking for something more disposable (for lack of a better word), just to get him used to the idea of it. I think I will just do what ...

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