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by Odnarb
Sun Oct 07, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding Raw Around Children
Replies: 12
Views: 806

I wouldn't let my children handle reptiles without carefully washing their hands after handling (reptiles are well known for shedding salmonella) and dogs are documented to be chronic salmonella shedders when fed raw diets and constantly exposed. Will your children diligently wash their hands after...
by Odnarb
Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Can i change her ears?
Replies: 35
Views: 2736

Can you post pics of what they look like and what you are wanting?
by Odnarb
Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding Raw Around Children
Replies: 12
Views: 806

Feeding Raw Around Children

Since we have our first baby on the way, I am completely ridiculous and paranoid about things that are probably not an issue and as likely to case a problem as the sun going out ( not that I haven't thought about that, too). Anyway, how many of you feed raw around small children? How much do I have ...
by Odnarb
Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Muzzles
Replies: 60
Views: 3285

Again though, in Hungary, as it was the norm on public transpo (and perhaps some other scenarios), it just didn't phase people to react negatively, and the dogs didn't care much about having to wear one. It's just the way things were/are. This is why it is part of the obedience exercises in French ...
by Odnarb
Sat Oct 06, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Expensive surgeries
Replies: 47
Views: 3628

Misskiwi67 wrote:I just finished my surgery rotation with Dr. Merkley!!! He's awesome, and one of the funniest, most personable people you will ever meet!!!



He really is a kick! He stops by on visits occasionally when he's coming through the area.
by Odnarb
Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: So, Help me out....
Replies: 22
Views: 1268

Curious, how much do you actually really and truly know about the new pup's background? A Wolf/Coonhound mix is a VERY unlikely cross. I ask because after 11 years of working in various vet clinics, I've seen a lot of "Wolf Hybrids." The overwhelming vast majority look and act nothing like...
by Odnarb
Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Expensive surgeries
Replies: 47
Views: 3628

Willing to make a drive? Its 2500 dollars at the here at Iowa State University... and one of the surgeons is a guy who designs metal implants for surgeries like these (not TPLO stuff, but several others) so its not like you're getting a subpar surgeon either... Curious, is Dr. Merkley one of your p...
by Odnarb
Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Expensive surgeries
Replies: 47
Views: 3628

Is there a reason they want to do the TPLO surgery (AKA why can't they do the Extra Capsular one?). I've had one cruciate repair done on Falon (Extracaps), and will be getting her other leg done once this one heals. (it's about $1k for the first leg and $800 for the second. I am lucky though that I...
by Odnarb
Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Expensive surgeries
Replies: 47
Views: 3628

I learned from someone on here that pet health insurance basically pays you back, that you still have to cover the initial costs, and then file a claim. I've also heard that some vets don't even "take" the insurance. This is correct. Most clinics will require the money up front, and then ...
by Odnarb
Mon Oct 01, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ATTENTION! salmonella contamination!!
Replies: 6
Views: 738

SadiesHuman wrote:So if China is sending all this stuff to us that has problems -are they having any problems within their own country limits? Does anyone know?



On another forum I frequent, there is a woman from China that had a Norwegian Elkhound die from tainted food.
by Odnarb
Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Neutering and weight
Replies: 15
Views: 1268

Very interesting. So this recommendation is then to avoid having to have two seperate surgeries? Exactly. Retained deciduous teeth can cause potential problems, from malocclusion to severe infections, so you really do want them out. We often neuter breeds less likely to retain teeth at 4 months or ...
by Odnarb
Sat Sep 29, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Neutering and weight
Replies: 15
Views: 1268

What are his teeth doing right now? In a Shih Tzu, I would wait until all of his adult teeth are in, or 6 months. If all of the deciduous teeth haven't fallen out by then, they probably won't. At that point you could have them removed at the same time as the neuter. I saw one just yesterday that was...
by Odnarb
Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Muzzles
Replies: 60
Views: 3285

Both of my dogs are acclimated to wearing a muzzle as it is an obedience exercise in French Ring. I will say though that I have muzzled dogs at work, even if I was pretty sure that they weren't going to bite me. Sometimes giving them something else to think about makes the procedure go more smoothly...
by Odnarb
Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: What Have You Accomplished?
Replies: 58
Views: 3976

Since my original post, Grant added the TDI.
by Odnarb
Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: full grown at what age?
Replies: 13
Views: 1216

Re: full grown at what age?

turbodub wrote:I tried a search but no results, my bully is 7 months old and was wondering at what age he will reach his max size. Thanks for the help.



It really depends on the bloodlines. Do you know anything about his pedigree?

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