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Choosing the Right Dog > pitbulls are not bad dogs
Mr. Pibbs- *CGC*

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Barked: Sat Apr 7, '12 11:51am PST 
Mr. Pibbs is very DA but not a speck of HA. His love for everyone is a bit embarrassing at times as he likes to "call them" over.
Keira is 100% correct in stating that pits were bred to be human friendly. In the ring (bull baiting is where they got there start way back when) the dogs HAD to have a temperment that allowed the humans to handle them.
The term "pit bull" is a generic name that encompasses many breeds that are a mixture of breeds such as the Am Staff, Mastiff, Bull dogs (mostly American), Boxers, etc.
Pits are not for everybody but to label them as bad or evil in general is wrong altogether just as it is incorrect to believe every pit is the most wonderful, gentle dog there is.
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» There has since been 3 posts. Last posting by Keira, Apr 9 9:30 pm

Dog Health > Uh oh. We are overweight.
Libby

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Barked: Thu Mar 15, '12 4:18pm PST 
I would definately cut down their food and increase exercise.

If they still aren't satisified when you cut back their kibble, try adding some green beans in with it to help fill them with very few calories. Good luck!
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Dog Health > Pyometra in an 11 year old dog

Libby

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Barked: Thu Mar 15, '12 4:00pm PST 
I'm so sorry you are going through this. How worrisome!hug

We've had several older dogs come in at work with this problem. I'm assuming your vet has her overnight with IV antibiotics?
Sometimes the surgery can be avoided but most that I've seen have required removeing the offending organs.

As far as the mammory tumor goes, I would ask the vet in his or her opinion, how long they think she could sustain a quality of life without removal of the tumor. If it's a year or two that may be a better choice unless your looking at potential chemo/radiation.

By the way, of all of the older pyo dogs we've operated on, all of them did very well and made complete recoveries.

Best of luck with your decision and please keep us posted!
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Dog Health > Are internal Flea Treatments Poison for dogs?

Libby

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Barked: Thu Mar 15, '12 3:43pm PST 
We also like to try to use natural products whenever possible. However, last year was a nightmare for fleas and all 4 of my dogs got infested. I ended up giving 3 of the dogs Comfortis (Timmy has a seizure disorder so we won't even try it with him. He was bathed and hand picked of all fleas). The Comfortis worked like a charm but I'd rather use it only when needed.
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» There has since been 7 posts. Last posting by Keira, Mar 16 10:48 am


Dog Laws & Legislation > Is refusing to treat dyspnea/heart disease justifiable as neglect/abuse?

Libby

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Barked: Thu Mar 15, '12 1:06pm PST 
I'm glad to hear that she did indeed take the cat to the vet. You are a kind soul to speak up on the cat's behalf.
One thing I wanted to point out regarding people hesitant to take their animal to the vet because they are afraid to hear the animal needs to be "put down". When you love something, you don't want to hear bad news but by NOT seeking medical treatment you only guarantee that an animal won't recieve the advantage of a possible treatment, be it cheap or expensive.
I always advise people to at least go and then make an INFORMED decision. It's what our pets deserve.way to go
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» There has since been 5 posts. Last posting by Koby, Mar 27 6:07 pm

Rescue, Adoption & Happy Endings > A New Life For Gunner!
Libby

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Barked: Mon Mar 5, '12 3:43pm PST 
He is adorable!
I can also guess labradoodle.
Thank you for giving him a good life out of the basement. He's a happy pup now, I'll bet!wink
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Dog Health > glucosamine, chondroitin ?

Libby

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Barked: Mon Mar 5, '12 3:39pm PST 
Thank you for adopting a special needs dog. He's lucky someone so caring chose him!cloud 9

I would talk to your vet about recommendations, just in case he or she has other ideas. If the vet recommends it, there are some really good ones available over the counter. Personally, I like 21st Century brand that Petsmart carries. I'm a bit cynical of the mail order companies as many of them import from China. Just make sure any type you buy comes from a country with good practices.

There are also some foods that contain glucousamine, too.

Good luck with your little guy!way to go
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Dog Health > Are dogs from breeders really healthier than shelter dogs?

Libby

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Barked: Thu Mar 1, '12 4:42pm PST 
Most of the health problems you posted are enviromentally induced (parasites, infections, neglect) and oftentimes are found in shelter animals but usually they are "fixable".
The most common problem with purebreds are congenital. Goldens specifically are prone to certain cancers, hip dysplasia, skin issues and ear issues. Not to say they aren't great dogs because my Maddy was totally awesome!wink
Proper testing will help eliminate some of the worries but again, certain breeds carry a much stronger tendency to certain issues.
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Dog Health > 18 month old Siberian Husky had a seizure today (we think)

Timmy

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Barked: Fri Feb 24, '12 7:29am PST 
Miss Balto-So glad to hear your doing so much better! Hopefully this was a one time occurance having seizures.

Maggie-Please check with another vet. Three possiblilities come to mind as potential causes with her history. One is lead poisoning from any shrapnel she may have embedded. Two is diabetes and three is thyroid. The vet should be able to run a "general health profile" that will give indications of these. Further testing would be needed to run the throid and lead tests. Two of these conditions are very manageable. Also, have you kept a detailed log of events prior to her siezures (what she's eaten, weather, events in environment, smells, etc.).
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» There has since been 3 posts. Last posting by Jake, Feb 25 4:37 pm

Grooming > Furminator?
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Barked: Thu Feb 23, '12 4:42pm PST 
Love it!cheercheercheer
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