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by Megan
Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Shelters: ALTER YOUR DOGS before adopting!
Replies: 17
Views: 7073

Re: Shelters: ALTER YOUR DOGS before adopting!

I agree it boggles my mind. It was even better that they sent an intact pit bill home with someone that just turned 18, and still lived at home with their parents. They lucked out that I was responsible and did right by my dog. God knows how many kids walk in and leave with a new dog. I know funding...
by Megan
Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Shelters: ALTER YOUR DOGS before adopting!
Replies: 17
Views: 7073

Re: Shelters: ALTER YOUR DOGS before adopting!

Gavin was adopted to me intact. He came from a shelter here in pa. All they said is I had 4 weeks to fix him and had to turn in the voucher. I doubt they would have known if I never turned the voucher back in. Had I wanted to that four weeks could have given me ample time to see if he would breed...
by Megan
Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding Raw
Replies: 270
Views: 45705

Re: Feeding Raw

This was a good read, especially because I would really like to get Gavin on a raw based diet. I tried it a few years ago, but honestly did not have the time to prepare it. He did love what he was getting of the raw (legs/wings/necks/livers etc). We have chickens here on the farm, and it would be gr...
by Megan
Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned
Replies: 109
Views: 99706

Re: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned

Good luck!!!!! I hope they turn out to be nothing!!!
by Megan
Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned
Replies: 109
Views: 99706

Re: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned

My vet did not seem to feel it would be an issue removing bumps that he should develope in the future. I would think if bumps would appear directly related to the surgery it would be fairly soon after the surgery is done. This is gavins third lump, two developed last June and were treated at the sam...
by Megan
Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned
Replies: 109
Views: 99706

Re: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned

We got Gavins results today- I was surprised they were in already. He is confirmed stage 2 (last year he was stage 1 borderline stage 2, the lab couldn't decide where to put him). I am taking it as him "holding place" and staying at stage 2. We got clean edges, and the pathologist report s...
by Megan
Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned
Replies: 109
Views: 99706

Re: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned

Sharron good luck with your boy!

Gavin ended up needing surgery for his tumor. I am just crossing my fingers we are still at stage 1/borderline stage 2 and it has not gotten worse. His was removed today, and biopsy should be back next week. It will be a looong week.
by Megan
Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned
Replies: 109
Views: 99706

Re: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned

Gavin went in for his yearly check up and we had his lump looked at. Due to its small size, she couldn't get a good aspiration on it--but with her messing with it changed colors and blew up twice its size...so we are treating it as a mast cell tumor. Since he responded so well last year to the stero...
by Megan
Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned
Replies: 109
Views: 99706

Re: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned

Well I am watching Gavin closely yet again. I noticed a small lump on his tail, near the location of the lump last year that was removed. He also had a lump on his belly by his rib cage I am keeping an eye on. What makes it hard is the bugs LOVE this dog. You walk out side and the flies are attackin...
by Megan
Sun May 15, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Need advice from Raw feeders! Pretty please!
Replies: 7
Views: 867

Re: Need advice from Raw feeders! Pretty please!

I have to agree... Gavin enjoys raw, and I honestly do not have the time to feed him it right now. Normally when I am making dinner I'll give him some of the scraps (chicken trimmings for instance) as a treat. Its not a large amount, so won't throw off his digestion as if I were giving him a full me...
by Megan
Fri May 13, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New poster, new pit-mom
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: New poster, new pit-mom

Just wanted to say welcome to the forums. good for you on rescuing the poor guy! His wounds look pretty bad. I am looking forward to seeing more pictures of him. Congrats again! Once approved (it can take a few days, the mods can get very busy) the mods will post on the thread so you'll know when yo...
by Megan
Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: What is your feeding routine and how much time do you spend?
Replies: 26
Views: 2766

Re: What is your feeding routine and how much time do you sp

Maybe about 3-4 Minutes. Everyone has to eat in sep. rooms so it takes the longest needing to split them up BEFORE I even go near the food. Gavin is very food aggressive to the other dogs so he goes into his room to each, my moms chihuahua is also food aggressive so she eats on the back porch, and V...
by Megan
Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Rescuing the Rescuers
Topic: Temperament Testing
Replies: 13
Views: 11330

Re: Temperament Testing

If you don't mind, I'd like to add onto this for those that work at a shelter :

How many shelters actually do a temperament test? Is this something that most shelters just don't have the resources and/or time to do? Do they just do a basic test?
by Megan
Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Sweet Steel Magnolia - still looking
Replies: 63
Views: 18738

Re: Sweet Steel Magnolia - still looking

She is stunning! If only it was the right time for us. We are looking at getting another dog in the next couple months--but after the wedding and the major work on our house is completed. She'd fit in as well, since Gavin already needs a strict diet and can't have treats/chews either. Only differenc...
by Megan
Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Riddle's Mast Cell Tumor...
Replies: 32
Views: 4571

Re: Riddle's Mast Cell Tumor...

Just wanted to say good luck. Last year we found two MCT on Gavin (he was only 3). Thankfully we have clean margins, and it was somewhere between a Grade 1 and 2... We've been lump checking weekly since, and watching closely. Just crossing our fingers to remain lump free. Cancer sucks, it seems like...

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