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by Lisa
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Fireworks Panic and Crate Phobia
Replies: 3
Views: 7280

Re: Fireworks Panic and Crate Phobia

I can't say enough good stuff about the Thundershirt. I had a severely noise sensitive dog, and Britty struggled with storms and fireworks for years, nothing seemed to help. The Thundershirt helped quite a bit. Also, Melatonin - one 3 mg tablet every 12 hours. For some dogs, being confined in a smal...
by Lisa
Fri May 30, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Kayla - hypothyroid
Replies: 4
Views: 5136

Re: Kayla - hypothyroid

Since thyroid meds are relatively inexpensive, and a low dose won't hurt her, I'd put her on a low dose, retest in about 8 weeks, and see what happens. If you notice improvement in her activity level and movement, then great - keep her on that dose or adjust according to the blood work. If you don't...
by Lisa
Thu May 29, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What happened to my pictures??
Replies: 6
Views: 5919

Re: What happened to my pictures??

I use photobucket for all pics and videos. No charge, can upload from my phone,

www.photobucket.com
by Lisa
Tue May 27, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Saying goodbye to Holly today
Replies: 13
Views: 10600

Re: Saying goodbye to Holly today

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Holly has had a great life with you, and she's a very lucky old gal.
by Lisa
Tue May 20, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Running Away!
Replies: 19
Views: 23098

Re: Running Away!

I usually teach a dog to sit or lie down when people approach them. If I need a little extra "help" on the sit to keep the dog from popping up and jumping, I will step on the leash, so that they only have enough leash to sit or stand, but not jump. If little kids want to say hi to the dogs, I kneel ...
by Lisa
Sat May 17, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Newly Adopted Brittany Behavior Concerns
Replies: 18
Views: 20571

Re: Newly Adopted Brittany Behavior Concerns

Congrats on your adoption! I suspect she's just getting used to things and settling in. I tell most adopters that it will take up to 4 weeks for the dog's true personality to come out in a new home. Also, if she's used to being a kennel dog or mostly interacting with other dogs, she just may not be ...
by Lisa
Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Define "young children"
Replies: 5
Views: 5400

Re: Define "young children"

I think every foster home defines that differently. When I say "not suitable for young children" I'm typically referring to kids under about 10 years. Usually, I will say this for dogs that are easily spooked or just need a little more space. If the kids are mature for their age and understand that ...
by Lisa
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: pacing in yard
Replies: 5
Views: 9711

Re: pacing in yard

I've never used an invisible fence, so I could be way off, but could her pacing in the yard maybe be due to her not knowing exactly where the boundary is, so not being sure how far she can go? Alternately, she could be air scenting and working a scent. She could be bored and not know what to do with...
by Lisa
Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magnolia Britt Blog
Replies: 68
Views: 46556

Re: Magnolia Britt Blog

I was just thinking that I should post something, but have been busy. Willow is doing well, and ready to be adopted - I just need to find the right home for her. Pippa now hangs out with me in the office every day, plays with Charm, and keeps getting more and more brave. I've got some free time this...
by Lisa
Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Running Away!
Replies: 19
Views: 23098

Re: Running Away!

Hi - Thank you!! Great ideas. The hands free leash is so smart. How do you like flexi-leads. I've always been opposed, but I'm starting to think it might make for a much more enjoyable walk with my pup. Has anyone actually seen bad side effects? I ONLY use flexi's for pottying or exercising my dogs...
by Lisa
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: need help understanding vaccines
Replies: 14
Views: 12828

Re: need help understanding vaccines

Regarding the combo vaccines - as far as I'm aware, there is no longer anyone manufacturing individual vaccines rather than combined ones. At the very least, you'll always find distemper paired with the hepatitis vaccine - no one makes just a distemper vac. You can find separate Parvo and parainflue...
by Lisa
Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: need help understanding vaccines
Replies: 14
Views: 12828

Re: need help understanding vaccines

DA2P-PV-4L DA2P = Distemper, adenovirus type 2 (which cross protects against hepatitis), parainfluenza PV = Parvovirus 4L = covers 4 strains of Lepto the combo shot will usually have either an "H" or "A2", both of which are vaccines for hepatitis. I don't vaccinate for Lepto or Lyme. My dogs are no...
by Lisa
Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CA earthquakes
Replies: 8
Views: 7041

Re: CA earthquakes

Have you tried a Thundershirt? That would be the first thing I'd try.
by Lisa
Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Older dogs and anesthesia
Replies: 2
Views: 3846

Re: Older dogs and anesthesia

I'd have bloodwork done prior to anesthesia, just to make sure kidneys/liver are working as they should. Otherwise, the risks are no more than with any other dog. I had Madi put under for major ear surgery when she was 15 and a dental when she was 16. She recovered fine both times.
by Lisa
Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Peach Fuzz
Replies: 4
Views: 4866

Re: Peach Fuzz

It's very common to see this in altered dogs, especially as they get older. You can hand strip the fuzzies - just take it between your thumb and index finger, and pluck in a quick motion. Most of it will come right off. If that doesn't work well, or your dog pitches a fit about it, a stripping knife...