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by Megan
Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned
Replies: 109
Views: 111969

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: 111969

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
Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Horse gear/equipment
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Horse gear/equipment

http://www.horseloverz.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; has some decent prices. I am lucky enough that I live close to their store and can stop in. They are very helpful and kind as well. Keep an eye out for their "Dollar dayz" and other specials/sales they have. Last yea...
by Megan
Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned
Replies: 109
Views: 111969

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
Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: CGC
Replies: 47
Views: 673

Re: CGC

I think looking at something similar is a good idea. Perhaps using the cgc for added benefits when BSL is in place. I also like the fact of the "exempt" for dogs who may not be able to pass the CGC, but are in training and/or working with a trainer. I am trying to get Gavin to get his cgc,...
by Megan
Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Mast Cell Tumors : Lessons Learned
Replies: 109
Views: 111969

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
Thu May 19, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: OFFICIAL e-collar debate thread
Replies: 162
Views: 11596

Re: OFFICIAL e-collar debate thread

I would be greatly upset if something was done to my dog without me knowing. It's unfortunate that some people will do things behind a customers back... Honestly, I think a good training facility wouldn't give you a "deadline". Where we take Gavin they do use the e-collar if you choose to ...
by Megan
Sun May 15, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Need advice from Raw feeders! Pretty please!
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

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: 469

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
Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Pit Bull Proof Toys
Replies: 10
Views: 391

Re: Pit Bull Proof Toys

We've had decent luck with the Jolly Balls. gavin likes to rip the handles off, but once they are off the actual ball part holds up. I don't know how he manages to rip the handles off, and the horses leave them intact. I think next time I'll just grab one of the handle-less balls. Some of the JW pet...
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: 3140

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
Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Sweet Steel Magnolia - still looking
Replies: 63
Views: 20483

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
Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: OFFICIAL e-collar debate thread
Replies: 162
Views: 11596

Re: OFFICIAL e-collar debate thread

I think with almost anything(prong collars, even flat collars, choke collars, crating, etc) they can be extremely bad. I don't think anyone should be able to walk into a store, purchase a collar and shock the crap out of their dog. I think you should HAVE to use them under the training of a professi...
by Megan
Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Riddle's Mast Cell Tumor...
Replies: 32
Views: 5250

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...
by Megan
Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: March Trick of the Month: Army crawl
Replies: 131
Views: 1848

Re: March Trick of the Month: Army crawl

I think I'll give it a shot with Gavin too. No way to post videos.. Heck he does it in class when he's supposed to be in a down-stay to get closer to me..so why not get him to do it when asked ;).

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