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by turtle
Fri Oct 15, 2004 12:11 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Weakened immune system? *updated*
Replies: 21
Views: 2736

. Geez, that sucks.... Baytril is a pretty strong antibiotic is it not? Would that have some thing to do with this? Could it be a reaction to the Baytril? Or a reaction to the prednisone? Did your vet use the same brand of shots as before? Maybe it is a type of allergy? And the farming aspect could ...
by turtle
Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:28 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: How to accurately tell if your dog is underweight?
Replies: 15
Views: 1606

. Quote: "...and risk feeding more than less" Uhmm, Moto, isn't that backwards? I've always heard it's the fat pups that over stress their joints while growing and that it's better to have a pup more on the lean side. Too much weight puts a strain on growing joints which can affect the dog for life....
by turtle
Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:02 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Weakened immune system? *updated*
Replies: 21
Views: 2736

. Humm, it sounds like a bad reaction to the vaccinations. Which shots did he get and had he had them before? As was posted above, the yearly vaccs are being found to be harmful to dogs with weak immune systems. There is a ton of reading on these sites and maybe some of it will help you out: http://...
by turtle
Thu Oct 14, 2004 1:01 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: New innova food
Replies: 23
Views: 2909

. I remember asking how long ago this happened and it was about 3 1/2 years ago. Other dog food companies have had problems with bad batches of food, too, so it's not just this company. I remember Solid Gold had some bad food a couple years ago. I've been feeding both Innova and CA Natural dry foods...
by turtle
Fri Oct 08, 2004 12:17 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Toenails Too Long...?
Replies: 22
Views: 2659

. Using a dremel tool to trim nails is supposed to get them shorter than clipping over time. I have not used one so I don't know much about them but I think this site has an article might help explain it better, look for the dremel link on the left of the page: http://homepages.udayton.edu/~merenski...
by turtle
Fri Oct 01, 2004 11:55 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: A Variety of Leash Training Methods
Replies: 126
Views: 70412

. The nicest martingale collars I've seen are the ones made by Lupine, they call it a "combo" collar: http://www.lupinepet.com/dog/lg_dog.html They are very well made and strong, the maker warrantees them forever even if chewed. I have one that's over 2 years old and it looks new. They also have rea...
by turtle
Fri Oct 01, 2004 10:05 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Raw Feeding Links and Help
Replies: 14
Views: 2010

. Did you feed the salmon head & tail raw? I think I read somewhere that salmon can carry a parasite or something and should be cooked? I've been feeding raw veal neck chunks and raw lamb neck chunks, anyone's dogs have any problems with those? She sure likes the lamb necks, she will eat that first ...
by turtle
Thu Sep 30, 2004 12:12 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pedigree dog food caused kidney disease
Replies: 4
Views: 1678

. Quote: "The last one I know of to have that happen was Innova and Cal. Nat." How long ago was this? I know you are not keen on these foods but I've been feeding them for over 2 years now with good results. Though I have been looking at the Timberwolf foods, too, their chicken formula looks excelle...
by turtle
Wed Sep 29, 2004 8:46 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: URGENT: Bullies in Ontario need help now.
Replies: 68
Views: 14229

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The "Homeless" video is on PitCrew Rescue's site:

http://www.pitbulldogs.org/

Look at the links on the left of the page and you'll see "Homeless", that's the video. Very sad and very moving.

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by turtle
Sun Sep 26, 2004 3:45 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: good dry food mixers
Replies: 24
Views: 2727

. Good post Moto. I use most of the same things in my dog's dry food. I also have a bitch who does not drink as much water as I'd like so I feed the dry food mixed with warm water. She loves that and it's an easy way to get more water into her. I often have leftover chicken broth and pot lickker (wa...
by turtle
Wed Sep 22, 2004 12:28 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Really slow hair regrowth -- what to do?
Replies: 7
Views: 1390

. When my old dog had a gash on her side which required stitches, I used to put vitamin E on it and that seemed to help the hair come back in and reduce scarring. I just took a gel cap and cut a hole in them and rubbed it on the area. Even if she licked it off, it doesn't hurt anything. Her hair gre...
by turtle
Wed Sep 22, 2004 12:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Fleas
Replies: 14
Views: 2410

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Thanks, Littlefoot, you had me scratching my head on what to do with it! I'll try some cumpled up and put a small amount under her blanket on her bed.

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by turtle
Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:09 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Fleas
Replies: 14
Views: 2410

. Humm, I'd be careful with using Frontline. This earlier thread has a lot of interesting info about combating fleas and there is also info that the ingredients in Frontline can cause cancer. Here's the thread: http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=4336 I suppose I can go bump it up, it's good...
by turtle
Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:07 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Frontline or something like it
Replies: 17
Views: 3150

Bump in reply to the other flea thread.

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by turtle
Sun Sep 19, 2004 12:12 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Fleas
Replies: 14
Views: 2410

. Oh, fleas suck! Having lived in Florida for many years, that has to be the flea capitol of the US. But if you are seeing lots of them, they have pretty well invaded and you need to get rid of them from the yard and the house was well as on the dogs & cats. Remember the fleas spend most of their ti...

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