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by Sarah
Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Eva hip X-ray
Replies: 20
Views: 4636

Re: Eva hip X-ray

OFA prelims are back on the X-rays. Elbows- normal. Hips- good.
http://offa.org/display.html?appnum=1502412#animal

in case anyone wondered. ;)
by Sarah
Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: HELP.. Itchy Hairless spots..
Replies: 7
Views: 4372

Re: HELP.. Itchy Hairless spots..

She needs to see a vet. One of the many possible causes of something like that is ringworm, which is transferable to you, so it needs to be ruled out.

Allergies would be fairly low on my list of possible causes. Not impossible, but the neck isn't where I'd expect those to first pop up.
by Sarah
Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Baby's first title certificate
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Baby's first title certificate

Awww....

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by Sarah
Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Are you the Pack Leader? No, seriously.
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Are you the Pack Leader? No, seriously.

Interesting article. Almost lost me at the beginning with the mention of Coren, but then I realized it wasn't about him.
by Sarah
Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: My boy diagnosed with Lymphoma
Replies: 20
Views: 4552

Re: My boy diagnosed with Lymphoma

If this was my dog, this is what I would do. I would take the day off and let her snuggle on the couch with me all day. I'd go to mcdonalds and get her her own happy meal and ice cream cone. I would sing her a silly bedtime song and sleep with my arms wrapped tight around her. I would thank her fir...
by Sarah
Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Is this normal?
Replies: 9
Views: 2761

Re: Is this normal?

Puppies in particular tend to sit that way. I wouldn't worry about it.
by Sarah
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pros/Cons for spaying 8 yr old?
Replies: 35
Views: 7131

Re: Pros/Cons for spaying 8 yr old?

I got quoted between $425-$475 to spay Soleil, including the pre-surgical bloodwork. I'm thinking it might have been closer to $500 for Tess' spay. I blocked it out, it cost so much. I wanted to go to my usual vet, though, because it wasn't too long after Tess' kidney infection (about 4 months), an...
by Sarah
Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Is Cash Underweight?
Replies: 15
Views: 4154

Re: Is Cash Underweight?

I don't know about 10#, but if anything, I do think he's carrying a little extra.
by Sarah
Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pros/Cons for spaying 8 yr old?
Replies: 35
Views: 7131

Re: Pros/Cons for spaying 8 yr old?

Well, the vets I mostly see are not the same ones that spayed Tully. Tully was spayed at a different practice, where I went to get repro work done. They are much more affordable, but also more old school. Last year I had Tess spayed at my usual vets, but she didn't need teeth cleaned, so I didn't ev...
by Sarah
Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pros/Cons for spaying 8 yr old?
Replies: 35
Views: 7131

Re: Pros/Cons for spaying 8 yr old?

Wow, no gloves seems really old school. Vets I worked for always wore gloves during surgeries.
by Sarah
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pros/Cons for spaying 8 yr old?
Replies: 35
Views: 7131

Re: Pros/Cons for spaying 8 yr old?

Huh. I had Tully's teeth cleaned when she was spayed. They were happy to do it, and Tuls had no issues with it. Her teeth weren't real bad, just some tartar and I preferred to get rid of it while she was already out. Might be an old-school thing, I know back when I was working for vets, they used to...
by Sarah
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pros/Cons for spaying 8 yr old?
Replies: 35
Views: 7131

Re: Pros/Cons for spaying 8 yr old?

I would do it. Heck, we just did 3 dogs over 7yrs and 4 or 5 over 4yrs today alone. They all do just fine. I would do a dental along with the spay. That way she only has to go under anestesia once. We seem to notice more cyctic ovaries or abnormalities in older dogs, but those have been present in ...
by Sarah
Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Info on lure coursing?
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Re: Info on lure coursing?

I've done some fun runs with my dogs, and Tess has participated in an AKC CAT, so I know a little. A lot of it depends on how it's handled by the people organizing it. I looked at the link you posted, and it sounds as though they take owners controlling their dogs seriously, so if they live up to wh...
by Sarah
Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pros/Cons for spaying 8 yr old?
Replies: 35
Views: 7131

Re: Pros/Cons for spaying 8 yr old?

Meh, we do surgery for tumors etc on dogs 12 and older all the time. Its sad sometimes how the general public thinks pets will die under anesthesia after 10 years of age. Dental procedures require much longer anesthetic than most surgeries, and we perform these on senior dogs every day. Unless she ...
by Sarah
Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pros/Cons for spaying 8 yr old?
Replies: 35
Views: 7131

Re: Pros/Cons for spaying 8 yr old?

what everyone else said: better to spay a healthy 8-yr-old than an old gal with pyo.

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