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by buckaroo
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:42 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Paradoxical reaction to Xanax (alprazolam)
Replies: 24
Views: 18581

Re: Paradoxical reaction to Xanax (alprazolam)

Xanax is in the class of drugs called benzodiazepines. A very powerful and dangerous class of drugs that is way over prescribed and very abused. I personally believe that it should be outlawed, the medical benefits are out weighed by the consequences. In the case of your dog, the jump in dosage was...
by buckaroo
Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:30 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Question Regarding Shelters Partnering with Rescues
Replies: 5
Views: 3419

Re: Question Regarding Shelters Partnering with Rescues

Thanks for the feedback. If anyone else has something to add in the future, please do so. I have an open request for partnership with a county HS in event of a large scale intake like a dog fighting bust or some such and am not sure how to handle it. Maybe contacting a lawyer is best but I'm not ev...
by buckaroo
Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:12 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Question Regarding Shelters Partnering with Rescues
Replies: 5
Views: 3419

Re: Question Regarding Shelters Partnering with Rescues

The only way in which we partner with our local humane society is when we use their low cost spay/neuter clinic. They treat and charge us just like anybody else though. SPCA in our area is another private rescue just like us. We do sometimes take bottle baby kittens from them because they won't bott...
by buckaroo
Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:38 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Petella Luxation
Replies: 11
Views: 1818

Re: Petella Luxation

I have a Chihuahua mix with 2 luxating patellas and 2 vets have told me not to do surgery unless he has pain. He doesn't have any pain right now so we're leaving them for now.
by buckaroo
Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:33 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: The girls are sick
Replies: 36
Views: 4467

Re: The girls are sick

Have they checked for gout?
by buckaroo
Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Leaving a dog alone for 12+ hours
Replies: 34
Views: 14592

Re: Leaving a dog alone for 12+ hours

12 hours isn't that bad. He'll probably be fine. If he's not than he can train the dog to use pee pads. 12-24 hour shifts aren't uncommon and the dog will get plenty of attention on days off. For people appalled by it think of it this way. Most people are working a 36-40 hour week whether it's 5 eig...
by buckaroo
Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: At my wits end!!
Replies: 52
Views: 1131

Re: At my wits end!!

Don't return him. Keep trying but if you can't stop it, get him a bigger crate so he can get away from his waste and put down puppy pads so clean up is easy.
by buckaroo
Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Shelters: ALTER YOUR DOGS before adopting!
Replies: 17
Views: 7987

Re: Shelters: ALTER YOUR DOGS before adopting!

I can't believe any shelters or rescue hand out intact dogs and cats. It's totally insane. We sometimes have people trying to get us to take animals adopted from the only local rescue who does adopt out intact animals. Sometimes they're pregnant and often times they're spraying male cats the origina...
by buckaroo
Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:59 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: My shelter is closing... (Long!)
Replies: 24
Views: 9828

Re: My shelter is closing... (Long!)

Today was pick-your-own-adoption-fee for cats day. It was a huge success! There were 11 cat adoptions today! Whooo hoooo!! There were also four dogs adoptions!! Without home checks and appropriate screening these adoptions are not always a success, unfortunately. Home checks for cats is not the sta...
by buckaroo
Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: My shelter is closing... (Long!)
Replies: 24
Views: 9828

Re: My shelter is closing... (Long!)

What are your biggest sources of income at the shelter? What percentage of your staff is paid? Have you spoken directly to your treasurer about funding shortfalls? What did he/she have to say? If not, go talk to your treasurer. Your volunteers/staff should be spending at least 60% of their time fund...
by buckaroo
Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:54 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding Raw
Replies: 270
Views: 54935

Re: Feeding Raw

The best customer for all the foods mentioned above is the general public, not shelters. People buy that food because it's well marketed, inexpensive and readily available. Most dogs do well enough on it and people like feeding it.
by buckaroo
Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:30 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: REM Sleep
Replies: 3
Views: 832

Re: REM Sleep

Just to be technical, that's not REM sleep. It's delta or stage 2. In REM sleep your muscles are actually paralyzed unless you have a disorder called REM behavior disorder which isn't all that common and is characterized by much more dramatic movents then you are seeing. What you're describing is al...
by buckaroo
Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Natural Food vs. "Major" Brand vs. Raw
Replies: 93
Views: 14519

Re: Natural Food vs. "Major" Brand vs. Raw

If you decide against raw, regularly feeding raw bones recreationally can give you the same dental benefits as an exclusively raw diet. I have a lab mix who is 11 years old and has been getting large cow femurs 1-4 times a week for years. He's never needed a dental and the vet raves about his teeth.
by buckaroo
Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Hog Hunting--too dangerous for rescue dogs?
Replies: 74
Views: 2804

Re: Hog Hunting--too dangerous for rescue dogs?

MikeZev wrote:Well cared for is not the description I'd use for a captive animal that is baited.

:goodpost:

There would be outcry if people kept a dog for that purpose.
by buckaroo
Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:35 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vet forgot to stitch up neutered dog
Replies: 31
Views: 5243

Re: Vet forgot to stitch up neutered dog

Meh, this seems typical shelter medicine to me... No, it is NOT "typical shelter medicine". Accidents happen (yes, even at "real" vet clinics) but there is no excuse for this, and it is not to be expected just because the facility is a shelter. Some shelters do better, and its n...

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