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by Leslie H
Thu Nov 18, 2004 8:36 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: what can do about this rash & irregular nipples *pics*
Replies: 22
Views: 2359

Talc isn't good to breathe. I've used medicated powder on my dog's itchy bellies in the past, Gold Bond brand, I like the smell, too. That cut off nipple story was awful. When I was a vet tech, we had to sew up a cat whose owner (a nurse) had tried to cut out mats, and sliced it in 7 different place...
by Leslie H
Fri Nov 12, 2004 7:08 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: A poll of sorts - winter weather gear
Replies: 17
Views: 1605

Xanny wears a Ruffwear fleece lined coat when she goes to hockey games (very cold rink) and when we're out for prolonged periods. I went to an obedience group that trains outdoors (they hike and work through it), I was mocked for Xanny's coat, but all their dogs had fur. Xanny really loves her coat....
by Leslie H
Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:02 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Honey and her torn ACL
Replies: 12
Views: 1174

That sucks. I'll be thinking of her. It's a really slow recovery, but worth sticking to the exersize protocol.
by Leslie H
Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:01 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: "Mucus"-like stools... Should I be worried?
Replies: 10
Views: 1139

Coccidia is highly contagious.If I recall, it's a parasite. It is easily treated w/Albon, but you would know if a young pup has it, because it gets into the soil from an infected dog's feces. Young pups pick it up very quickly, their stools become liquidy, sometimes w/traces of blood, and have a hor...
by Leslie H
Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:49 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dumb question about tail kink...
Replies: 3
Views: 556

While kinks up high on the base of the tail bother me, other than those I think it's just cosmetic, a show flaw, but nothing in the real world.
PS, your pup is adorable.
by Leslie H
Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:32 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Rufus not eating his food sometimes
Replies: 15
Views: 1419

I always offer 2 meals a day, regardless of age. It reduces food anxiety. If it was me, I'd still offer 2 meals, but I would remove the food after 5 minutes. I know of some dogs who are not hungry 2x a day, and may even skip a couple meals. They seem to maintain their health and condition.
by Leslie H
Sun Nov 07, 2004 9:11 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Ivermectin and demodectic
Replies: 19
Views: 1727

Typically a pup's immune system will develop more between 8-10 months, and you hopefully will see some improvement as a result of that.
by Leslie H
Fri Nov 05, 2004 6:41 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: WART OR CORN
Replies: 4
Views: 662

If it is like a big zit in between his toes, it may be an interdigital cyst. Damp weather seems to aggravate this condition, as well as grass allergies. They can multiply, get pretty big, and even rupture. They can also reduce fairly quickly. There was a good thread on preventive care for dogs w/sea...
by Leslie H
Wed Nov 03, 2004 8:47 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Weird poop
Replies: 11
Views: 1174

Xanny has this occasionally, probably as part of her lengthy recovery process from a severe illness. I've always regarded it as an indication that they are getting rid of something their system finds noxious. NOt sure I'm right, though. My homepath was never bothered by this though.
by Leslie H
Wed Nov 03, 2004 8:44 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Demodex Mange....Need Help? Come here!
Replies: 45
Views: 7781

While localized demo is no cause for panic, breeding dogs that have had demo is a real issue. If you unknowingly breed 2 dogs that have had demo issues together, their offspring are likely to have much worse issues.
by Leslie H
Wed Nov 03, 2004 8:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Anyone know what these lumps might be???????
Replies: 11
Views: 1146

Not sure about the skin stuff, but unless you just fed him a huge meal, a belly that round usually means a pup has worms.
by Leslie H
Fri Oct 29, 2004 5:26 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Conformation fault
Replies: 11
Views: 1189

OK, that's just weird. Real helpful, I know. The ab's can get real loose and sloppy tendon's at Garion's age, is the rotation from higher up, like the hip? Usually a cow hocked dog will brush at the trot. I've seen ab's that were slightly bowlegged, flexing out a bit at the stifle, also. I'm going a...
by Leslie H
Thu Oct 28, 2004 5:20 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Allergy desensitization shots? Anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 731

I got them myself as a kid, they worked for me, that's how I was able to get my first dog. I don't know anyone who's done them w/a pet though, sorry.
by Leslie H
Thu Oct 28, 2004 5:18 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Conformation fault
Replies: 11
Views: 1189

I used to go to some friends (one is now an AKC judge) to evaluate litters temperament and conformation. Their advice was look at them at birth, at 7 1/2 weeks old, and then stop looking until they're mature, because they go through such awful growth stages. High in the rear is real common as a stag...
by Leslie H
Wed Oct 27, 2004 8:09 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Going into heat???
Replies: 17
Views: 2233

Although Angel's vulva looks a little swollen, that just may be her normal structure, some are just a little more exposed looking than others. I do not see any pink tinge to her vulva, which you would normally see. Usually a female swells up considerably while in heat, and bloody discharge ranges fr...

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