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by Janice
Wed Sep 08, 2004 4:53 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Heartworm prevention
Replies: 9
Views: 7788

Barb,

Have you read Dr. Goldstien's book. "The nature of animal healing"? It's a fantastic book.

Unfortunatly I do live in Florida so I use Heartguard, although I only use it every six weeks. Maybe its time to move back up north, especially with the hurricanes lately.
Janice
by Janice
Mon Sep 06, 2004 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Blaze has fleas!!!!! Yuck!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 5011

I wouldn't bother with the collar either. Especially with other dogs in the house, they may mouth it while playing with him. YUCK! Just keep checking him with the flea comb. Wash the bedding and vacuum up around. If he just got the fleas recently, I doubt you'll see many more. By the way, here in Fl...
by Janice
Mon Sep 06, 2004 7:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Blaze has fleas!!!!! Yuck!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 5011

Since he's still small I wouldn't go the chemical route either, although being small has advantages as far as using a flea comb. You can go into the bathroom and just comb them out and flush down the toilet. Check him several times a day for a week or so and he'll be fine.
Janice
by Janice
Thu Sep 02, 2004 7:34 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Seizures and Epilepsy
Replies: 7
Views: 8912

Wow, although I've never had a dog with seizures, I'm finding this thread quite interesting. You girls may be on to something here!
Janice
by Janice
Thu Sep 02, 2004 4:52 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: House Training Lapse
Replies: 5
Views: 5339

I've heard that when some males start lifting their legs that sometimes you need to start "housebreaking" them again. I've never had this problem, but maybe for the next couple of weeks you should start watching him very closely and when he goes out you might want to go out with them and make sure h...
by Janice
Tue Aug 31, 2004 4:14 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Is it a boy thing or a rescue thing?
Replies: 15
Views: 13035

My two Britts are both males, and both rescues. They are like night and day, one is needy and the other independant. For the most part they have helped each other out. Blue who was too independant is now becoming more of a people person and Rolo who was so needy is now becoming more independant. Eve...
by Janice
Mon Aug 23, 2004 7:50 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: shaking
Replies: 16
Views: 11349

If by chance any of the shaking is pain related and her liver can't handle the drugs, you might want to look into acupuncture for her. Or possibly the acupuncture would be able to help with some of her other medical problems. Regardless, it might not be a bad idea to consult with one and see what th...
by Janice
Tue Aug 17, 2004 4:17 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Does Frontline cause hair loss?
Replies: 14
Views: 14168

I wouldn't even bother to apply it once or twice a year. If you see a couple of fleas, flea comb them out. If you see fleas on a regular basis, I'd probably just apply it then. Blue, who has not had a Frontline treatment in over a year had two ticks on him a couple of months ago, I just pulled them ...
by Janice
Tue Aug 17, 2004 3:55 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Does Frontline cause hair loss?
Replies: 14
Views: 14168

I'm not sure that hair loss would be caused by this, but I've heard of irritations on the site of the application. I don't know if you are dealing with ticks up in your area, but I try not to give my dogs any flea/tick appications unless absolutely necessary. When I first got my two dogs from rescue...
by Janice
Sun Aug 15, 2004 12:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Air Transport
Replies: 1
Views: 2431

If the dog is flown, you may not even need a new crate. When I had my rescue flown down to Florida, his foster shipped him in an airline crate. When he arrived I simply fit the top and bottom of the crate together and tie wrapped it. I then put a label on it, paid a couple of bucks for postage and t...
by Janice
Sat Aug 14, 2004 5:45 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Coughing
Replies: 8
Views: 7720

After reading the link on reverse sneezing, I had a dog who once did this, but once he did it for a half our straight. Scared me to death and I ended up taking him to the vet who could find nothing wrong. After talking to a second vet about this, I was told that his reverse sneezing was actually a s...
by Janice
Wed Aug 04, 2004 4:17 pm
Forum: Hunting/Field Trials
Topic: How to get children involved?
Replies: 6
Views: 6194

We tried it once and it definatly seemed addictive. Rolo was really into it and did quite well. Blue on the other hand was SO into it, he went racing off on his own and scared us half to death that we'd never see him again. Actually, after he settled down, he came back and actually started working w...
by Janice
Thu Jul 15, 2004 4:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Big Brittanys .Are they being bred for bigger size ?
Replies: 24
Views: 20133

Barb,
Can affect their mental development? Now I know what's wrong with Rolo!

janice
by Janice
Wed Jul 07, 2004 3:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 11
Views: 10033

Both my Britts are rescues, Blue came from National Brittany rescue. He came from Tennessee, was fostered in Alabama and then flown down to me in Florida when I adopted him. Rolo came from ABR. He was bred here in Florida and ended up in rescue. I adopted him on his 1st birthday and he will be four ...
by Janice
Mon Jun 21, 2004 4:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: [Pics] M's Birthday.. Play "Name That Cookie!!"
Replies: 6
Views: 6766

I think #1 is actually woman's underwear and if I'm not mistaken it looks as though there is a rip in the crotch. (Sorry couldn't resist!). Mark, those cookies are too funny. Hope you guys have a great birthday. On Rolo's last birthday I almost got him a tee shirt that said. "Its my birthday and I'l...