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by mommy2kane
Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Helping out a friend ... mange
Replies: 14
Views: 1522

Re: Helping out a friend ... mange

It works REALLY well, but the risk of developing Pemphigus Foliaceus as a side effect is pretty scary. Pemphigus = steroids for life... not something you want in a dog with a history of demodex. It made a believer out of me! I was a bit skeptical when she didn't want to go the Ivomec route ... but ...
by mommy2kane
Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Helping out a friend ... mange
Replies: 14
Views: 1522

Re: Helping out a friend ... mange

I treated a pup for demodex with Promeris, per my vet's recommendation. I had Ivomec at home, but she said she preferred the results of Promeris over Ivomec. It was unreal how it worked. Granted, I believe Promeris is getting pulled off the shelves, but he was cleared in 3 treatments (2 weeks apart)...
by mommy2kane
Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:55 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Natural Food vs. "Major" Brand vs. Raw
Replies: 93
Views: 11723

Re: Natural Food vs. "Major" Brand vs. Raw

Back is the back of the animal (which you can buy), a lot of people promote the use of backs and necks for some reason, IMO they are too boney and not enough meat on them, I dont waste my money on them. Back and necks are boney meals, and do serve a purpose. Backs (chicken) are like tooth picks for...
by mommy2kane
Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Blu ate a bite of grass that had the pesticide tag on it
Replies: 5
Views: 1120

Re: Blu ate a bite of grass that had the pesticide tag on it

I'm no vet, but I wouldn't worry too much about a bite of grass. Especially for a 50 lb dog, he'll probably be just fine. We spray our yard with pesticides and try to keep dogs in while it dries. Kennels, too. So I'm sure a small exposure won't be as issue. Just keep an eye on him for any strange si...
by mommy2kane
Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Snows Hip X-rays are Finally Here
Replies: 25
Views: 3355

Re: Snows Hip X-rays are Finally Here

Hip dysplasia CAN be identified early in life, and its important to do so in dogs severely affected because there are surgical options in dogs under 12 months of age to alter the hip joint itself. Out of curiosity, how would this affect a working dog? Would it prohibit a working dog actively doing ...
by mommy2kane
Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:18 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Heart Murmur - What to do?
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: Heart Murmur - What to do?

When Kane's been in to donate blood, the lady has told us she hears a very small murmur. That was the first time. Another blood donation date, she thought it was maybe a grade 2 or so. But it seems to be hard anyway depending on how still the dog is. Regardless -- I haven't taken it any further. I w...
by mommy2kane
Mon May 16, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: New to me.
Replies: 3
Views: 832

Re: New to me.

I don't mean to sound rude, but anyone who experiences that and doesn't seek medical attention ... I just can't imagine. That dog needs to be seen by a vet, not diagnosed via the internet. Especially since this is someone else's dog. I mean, I'd hope emergencies were discussed between the owner and ...
by mommy2kane
Mon May 09, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ugh....how do you find
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: ugh....how do you find

I would ask. Doesn't hurt to ask and maybe they can give you info, if she just went to another office. Otherwise, you could try to google her. Maybe you find the other location she's now at. Other than that, I'm not sure what else could be done. Good luck, though. I know how important it is to have ...
by mommy2kane
Fri May 06, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Costs of raw feeding
Replies: 56
Views: 5486

Re: Costs of raw feeding

I'll keep my eyes/ears open for cheaper sources. We go to the DC meat market for our meats. I prefer this raw plan over the pre-packaged raw food, so that's why I don't really look around for places that ship. I guess we're now at $0.20/lb for backs and $0.57/lb for quarters. The organs and beef hea...
by mommy2kane
Fri May 06, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Costs of raw feeding
Replies: 56
Views: 5486

Re: Costs of raw feeding

I, too am starting raw soon and I was amazed over the past week at the things I've found available, but I would imagine that it would depend on what is locally available. I have found chicken backs at $19.99 for a 40# case, turkey necks more expensive at $29.29 for a 30# case and $1/# for RMBs from...
by mommy2kane
Thu May 05, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Ivermectin for flea control?
Replies: 9
Views: 12945

Re: Ivermectin for flea control?

we never had flea problems or fleas when we lived up north, but we moved down here and it's like a plague of fleas. we finally found that Advantix seems to work best for us down here ... Yea, I guess there's a difference between VA/MD and FL! We've never had an issue with fleas, except the one time...
by mommy2kane
Thu May 05, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Ivermectin for flea control?
Replies: 9
Views: 12945

Re: Ivermectin for flea control?

Hmmm ... I guess I've heard of people using it for flea control, but I thought it was a myth. You know me -- I use it for heartworm prevention, at a lesser dose than the popular 1/10cc per 10 lbs. To be honest, I don't really do anything for fleas. I know we've used some of the flea/tick shampoos wh...
by mommy2kane
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Costs of raw feeding
Replies: 56
Views: 5486

Re: Costs of raw feeding

FBODGRL wrote:I try and portion whatever meat I have right when I buy it...


Same here. We buy 4 cases of chicken quarters and a case of backs at a time and we go ahead and bag it up for daily meals. It's not frozen, so it's easy to just separate immediately.
by mommy2kane
Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Annoying vets, leaky puppy butt, and diet/raw feeding
Replies: 38
Views: 3071

Re: Annoying vets, leaky puppy butt, and diet/raw feeding

It can be very hard to catch some bugs on a fecal float. Giardia especially will frequently not show up on the test. Go back to the vet. This. I had a pup with liquid diarrhea and crazy weight loss and suspected giardia. I had to test multiple times to come out with a positive result and begin trea...
by mommy2kane
Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Costs of raw feeding
Replies: 56
Views: 5486

Re: Costs of raw feeding

We go to the DC meat market to buy our chicken quarters and chicken backs in bulk. 40 lbs chicken quarters = $20 40 lbs chicken backs = $8 We usually buy 4 cases of quarters and a case of backs, which totals $88. This generally lasts us at LEAST a full month, and that's feeding 5 dogs. Now, of cours...

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