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by BrokenAquarian
Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Fosting a recently weaned mama....
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: Fosting a recently weaned mama....

MarMar wrote:Why did they take the puppies away at 6 weeks?


That's what I was wondering. Even if they're away from mom, they need to stay together for basic social behavior training. There are things pups learn from their litter mates that are important in becoming a well rounded dog.
by BrokenAquarian
Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ACL repair. To knife or not.
Replies: 31
Views: 13443

Re: ACL repair. To knife or not.

Keela is doing great with not licking. I think I'm going to get both dogs a Neck Hug pillow/collar. I'm worried about the inflatable ones being popped.

After having the staples removed, licking isn't much of a problem, right? The collar isn't really needed after two weeks?
by BrokenAquarian
Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ACL repair. To knife or not.
Replies: 31
Views: 13443

Re: ACL repair. To knife or not.

Ah, I wish. I believe the closest one is an hour and a half away. Tomorrow I will call the vet and see if they know of any place that carries something like that.
by BrokenAquarian
Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ACL repair. To knife or not.
Replies: 31
Views: 13443

Re: ACL repair. To knife or not.

Thanks guys :)
Glad to know that the staples aren't a big deal.

She destroyed the e-collar while in the crate. Crates and cones don't really mix well at all.
by BrokenAquarian
Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ACL repair. To knife or not.
Replies: 31
Views: 13443

Re: ACL repair. To knife or not.

She's doing great! :) She's confined to a large crate in the living room when she isn't on a very short leash by my side(brief breaks from the crate). It's swollen, but not bad looking and she's lightly using it, which the surgeon said was fine. All she's wanted since she came home yesterday was to ...
by BrokenAquarian
Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ACL repair. To knife or not.
Replies: 31
Views: 13443

Re: ACL repair. To knife or not.

Thank you :)
I'm so excited about getting to pick her up, I don't think I'll get much sleep. lol
by BrokenAquarian
Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ACL repair. To knife or not.
Replies: 31
Views: 13443

Re: ACL repair. To knife or not.

Just got a call from the surgeon. He was able to sneak Keela in today and she should be coming home tomorrow afternoon. SO EXCITED!! What a great surprise. :yipee: :nana: He said it went beautifully and looks great. So glad I didn't have time to worry about her being under. It was also breaking my h...
by BrokenAquarian
Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ACL repair. To knife or not.
Replies: 31
Views: 13443

Re: ACL repair. To knife or not.

Well, Keela is staying at the vet office until Monday morning. The surgeon and everyone there is very nice. Since they're almost an hour away, he took her in today - so we didn't have to turn around and go back tomorrow. Because an emergency came in, she won't be done until Saturday morning. I got a...
by BrokenAquarian
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ACL repair. To knife or not.
Replies: 31
Views: 13443

Re: ACL repair. To knife or not.

If she's going to have arthritis either way, seems it would be better to have arthritis and a fixed ACL than arthritis and a torn ACL. You know, that totally makes sense. I didn't even think about it that way. Thank you :) If I could, I would fix Buddy's leg. We do ACL repairs twice a month or so a...
by BrokenAquarian
Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ACL repair. To knife or not.
Replies: 31
Views: 13443

ACL repair. To knife or not.

Going to a surgeon tomorrow to have a consultation about doing a TPLO on Keela. I've been reading and found that dogs are getting the same arthritis weather they get the surgery or not. I'm doubting if an operation is right for my 7 year old dog. When I was wrapping her leg, there was improvement. I...
by BrokenAquarian
Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Please send thoughts/prayers for my dog Misty
Replies: 23
Views: 8386

Re: Please send thoughts/prayers for my dog Misty

So glad to hear everything turned out ok. :) :nana:
What a scary situation.
by BrokenAquarian
Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Please send thoughts/prayers for my dog Misty
Replies: 23
Views: 8386

Re: Please send thoughts/prayers for my dog Misty

Thank goodness your mom saw the urine.
Best wishes to Misty :pray
by BrokenAquarian
Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: dog on dog agression advice needed asap
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: dog on dog agression advice needed asap

I have two dogs who cannot be together. For now, they are rotated every three hours in and out of my bedroom. I'm moving soon and one will have upstairs and the other will be downstairs. I see nothing wrong with that - unless you don't plan on spending any time on one one floor of your home. I will ...
by BrokenAquarian
Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: infrequent dry cough?
Replies: 6
Views: 3759

Re: infrequent dry cough?

Kennel cough, heart worm and previously irritating the throat are the only things that come to mind. She could have slightly choked on something earlier that is causing a scratchy throat. Or, if in contact with other dogs, she may have picked up kennel cough. Heartworms go in/through the lungs - but...
by BrokenAquarian
Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Harmless Puppy Behavior?
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Harmless Puppy Behavior?

It is normal puppy behavior, BUT . . . . Anything they do as a pup, think about them doing as an adult. If you don't want an adult dog doing it, you must train the puppy not to do it - no matter HOW cute it is. :) The puppy will not grow out of the behavior on its own, it must be taught by you and y...

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