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by Myra
Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Eagles and Vick
Replies: 24
Views: 12362

Re: Eagles and Vick

Boycott? Send nasty letters to the corporate sponsors? :evil: Just an FYI in case you're serious -- Earlier this month Procter & Gamble signed another huge sponsorship deal for the NFL and the Super Bowl. Info here. P&G also owns Iams/Eukanuba. Seems to me it wouldn't be too hard for pet lovers to ...
by Myra
Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Britt?
Replies: 4
Views: 1693

Re: A Britt?

Looks like it to me . . .
by Myra
Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:01 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: non anesthesia dental cleaning??
Replies: 8
Views: 3708

Re: non anesthesia dental cleaning??

I've heard, but can't swear whether it's true or not, that non-anesthesia dental cleaning has one huge drawback. Usually the technician can scrap the teeth, but most dogs won't tolerate the polishing part. Without the polishing, small scratches are left in the teeth that can eventually develop into ...
by Myra
Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Hypothyroidism?
Replies: 60
Views: 17514

Re: Hypothyroidism?

Many people consider ear infections in dogs to be the same as a skin problem, as the lining of the ears is . . . skin.
by Myra
Sat May 30, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: Other Breeds
Topic: SMELLY DOG
Replies: 9
Views: 5875

Re: SMELLY DOG

Has he been back to the vet? Healthy ears shouldn't smell. My guess is that he had a very bad yeast (fungal) infection in his ears. They can be extremely difficult to get cleared up, frequently requiring more than one vet visit. I would switch him to a dog food that doesn't contain any corn, wheat, ...
by Myra
Thu May 28, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Calming aids for hyper puppy when traveling
Replies: 14
Views: 9933

Re: Calming aids for hyper puppy when traveling

I give Dusty valerian root when I need to take the edge off. Valerian is the main ingredient in most herbal calming treats/biscuits for dogs, and it's much less expensive to go to the health food store and get it. It does smell really bad though. I've heard the smell described as dirty socks, but to...
by Myra
Mon May 04, 2009 6:19 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: POSSIBLE problems with Nutro
Replies: 3
Views: 2106

Re: POSSIBLE problems with Nutro

IMO Blue is a good food, and I think it's available at all Petsmarts.

Blue Buffalo website
by Myra
Mon May 04, 2009 6:14 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: itchy dog!
Replies: 9
Views: 4539

Re: itchy dog!

My best advice is to slow down and take things systematically. Even the vet very likely won't be able to tell you exactly what's causing the itchiness. A vet can treat the symptoms (Benadryl or other anthistamines or steroids), but only allergy testing or a food-allergy elimination diet will help yo...
by Myra
Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:20 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Aspirin Dosage?
Replies: 2
Views: 1690

Re: Aspirin Dosage?

The aspirin dosage for dogs is quite broad, 5 to 15 mg. per pound of body weight every eight to twelve hours. Make sure to give some type of buffered aspirin (Bufferin, Ascriptin, etc.) and NOT enteric-coated aspirin.

Pet Education info sheet on aspirin for dogs
by Myra
Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:05 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Derm Caps for dry coat?
Replies: 4
Views: 3728

Re: Derm Caps for dry coat?

Both of my dogs tend to have dry skin, especially during the winter. I've found that safflower oil helps greatly with it. During the winter I rotate--one day they get a little safflower oil with each meal, the next day they get fish oil. And they get Vitamin E every day. During the warmer months I u...
by Myra
Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:33 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: seasonal allergies
Replies: 16
Views: 5944

Re: seasonal allergies

I have a friend who tried honey for her inhalant allergies. She bought it from a local beekeeper. Alas, she said it did nothing at all for her. But I'd think it's certainly one of those "can't hurt, might help" things.
by Myra
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: seasonal allergies
Replies: 16
Views: 5944

Re: seasonal allergies

who ever heard of an animal being allergic to another animal? Actually, allergies to other "beings" isn't uncommon in dogs. The allergy panel Dusty had included testing for allergies to cat hair, dog hair, horse hair, mixed feathers (birds), human epidermis and mouse epidermis. The thing I found th...
by Myra
Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:46 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: seasonal allergies
Replies: 16
Views: 5944

Re: seasonal allergies

You can try some anthistamines. There are several that can be given to dogs. Most vets usually start with Benadryl. Not because it's particularly effective in dogs, but because it's inexpensive, safe and something many people already have on hand. But often it's a trial-and-error process to find the...
by Myra
Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Other Breeds
Topic: Play Dead
Replies: 4
Views: 3144

Re: Play Dead

Cindy wrote:Maybe she's part beagle?
I'm pretty darn sure it's a purebred beagle.

I've seen that clip about a dozen times, and it still cracks me up. Maybe because my other dog is a beagle, and I understand the challenge of training one? :lol:
by Myra
Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hoover Steam Vac
Replies: 14
Views: 6877

Re: Hoover Steam Vac

I've had two Hoover Steam Vacs. The first one was replaced under warranty due to a broken plastic part. The second one lasted just long enough to be out of warranty before it died. Now I have a Bissell ProHeat. The Hoovers were IMO more user-friendly than the Bissell, but I think the Bissell is bett...