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by josie1918
Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Tear stains
Replies: 6
Views: 1483

Re: Tear stains

poodles and bichons seem to have problems with tear staining. We have recommended the use of an antioxident product called select, the vast majority of dogs we have recommended this to have stopped staining. NOW, please note, the fur that is already stained, will remain stained until it is groomed o...
by josie1918
Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: full moon effects on canine behavior
Replies: 1
Views: 1821

full moon effects on canine behavior

I found this sort of interesting. Makes me wonder if it is the pet or the owner that is being effected :lol: .MASON CITY — Have you ever notice that your dog paces more and seems restless on the nights leading up to or following a full moon? There are dog owners, and even some veterinarians, who rep...
by josie1918
Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Skin cancer cream and dogs
Replies: 0
Views: 857

Skin cancer cream and dogs

Awwww how awful Cancer cream poses little-known risk to pets NEW YORK | Tue Nov 2, 2010 12:24pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Scientific journals usually aren't the province of puppy pictures, but the October 2010 issue of Archives of Dermatology contains an image of pitiable Ruby, a young Yorkshi...
by josie1918
Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: stem cell healing for dogs
Replies: 1
Views: 757

stem cell healing for dogs

What a wonderful development!!!!!!!!!!! Animals benefiting from breakthrough stem cell therapy in Kentucky Posted: Nov 01, 2010 4:36 PM CDT Updated: Nov 01, 2010 10:26 PM CDT LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - In-house stem cell therapy - another medical first for Kentucky. The first in-house stem cell process...
by josie1918
Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Diarrhea in Pups
Replies: 11
Views: 2140

Re: Diarrhea in Pups

Your dog may just need a grain free product. The worth of dog food can only be measured by whether or not your dog can utilize it. I know many dogs who do wonderfully well on "Ol Roy" :shock: Others swear by the organics that I absolutely cannot feed to one of my dogs. :roll: Each dog is totally Uni...
by josie1918
Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vaccinations
Replies: 5
Views: 1495

Re: Vaccinations

yes, it is true, the same dosage, "one size fits all" :lol: Also, since you brought up the issue of some dogs not being immune to a disease, I can tell you NO vaccine is 100%, not no how, not no way. They are certainly higly reliable, but the possibility still exists. I also have concerns for those ...
by josie1918
Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vaccinations
Replies: 5
Views: 1495

Re: Vaccinations

I think I may be able to help you, years ago, the vaccines used were made with a killed virus. They did only last about a year. Now we are using a modified live vaccine, which is superior in every way to the killed, which is why most of the immunology specialist are now saying vaccinate every 3-5 ye...
by josie1918
Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone else given their dogs jabs themselves?
Replies: 11
Views: 2125

Re: Anyone else given their dogs jabs themselves?

The best tip I can give is to use one needle tip to go into the bottles to mix the vaccines, draw up the vaccine, then before you are ready to inject the animal, put a new needle tip on the syringe. A sharp needle makes life a lot easier for both you and your pet.
by josie1918
Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Giardia advise
Replies: 8
Views: 2313

Re: Giardia advise

There most definately is a viccine for giardia. It has been available for quite a few years now. Please check with your vet, not the internet.
by josie1918
Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Neutering?
Replies: 11
Views: 1778

Re: Neutering?

While I cannot see your dog, what you describe sounds very much to me like perianal adenoma. Which is one of the diseases we attempt to avoid by neutering at an earlier age. You need to address this issue with your veterinarian as soon as possible.
by josie1918
Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: From Puppy to Dog food
Replies: 14
Views: 2937

Re: From Puppy to Dog food

Sarah, I am sorry your vet has a hearing impairment, some do. I am suggesting that if your dog has a condition such as heart disease, renal impairment, liver impairment etc. your vet can prescribe a diet that if adhered to, can add a lot of quality years to the pets life. If the owner does not reali...
by josie1918
Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Royal Canin or Willowy?
Replies: 6
Views: 3134

Re: Royal Canin or Willowy?

It is up to you, some dogs prefer a dry food, others won't eat anything but canned. I can tell you this dry food is much more nutritionally dense than are moist foods, so I would try to get her to eat the bulk of her diet in the dry. You can top the food with a spoonful of canned, or mix it in with ...
by josie1918
Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Royal Canin or Willowy?
Replies: 6
Views: 3134

Re: Royal Canin or Willowy?

Just some thoughts, you do as you like. :D BHT is a chemical preservative linked to behavioral issues in canines. NOT all canines, but some canines. Vitamin A is pretty high, I think, and since vitamin A is fat soluable and can become toxic. What, I wonder is mineral matter? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Also the...
by josie1918
Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: From Puppy to Dog food
Replies: 14
Views: 2937

Re: From Puppy to Dog food

For the record, just MY OPINION, I appreciate Dr. Grant's opinion, but NO ONE, and I mean NO ONE, knows their dog like his/her owner, while I certainly advise strongly discussing diet with your pets veterinarian (sometimes a disease or condition can be greatly improved with diet) at the end of the d...
by josie1918
Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Purina Vetrinary Diets vs Acana
Replies: 7
Views: 2214

Re: Purina Vetrinary Diets vs Acana

Shellie, I am glad you found a food you like, that works well for your dog. I had to go through a lot of them before I found one that worked for my dog. Either allergies, a nasty coat, or behavioral changes always seemed to be an issue.
Sometimes it takes a while to find the right food.