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Forum: Introduce yourself here - Say hello July 22nd, 2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Longblades
My own two cats were both feral and are both very...

My own two cats were both feral and are both very shy of strangers. It doesn't bother me if they don't want to socialize with guests, they are happy being with just me. If they want to hide they...
Forum: Senior cats July 21st, 2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By Longblades
e have another thread going on where a young cat...

e have another thread going on where a young cat is doing some similar, maybe not quite so bad, things. SugarcatMom asked how much play the cat gets? How much do you play with your cat?

It's...
Forum: Cat behavior forum - cat training July 21st, 2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By Longblades
Oh, such good ideas Sugarcat mom, wish I'd...

Oh, such good ideas Sugarcat mom, wish I'd thought to put them down.

I just want to really strongly echo the play idea. I have a stray mother cat, she's young, and still have two of her four...
Forum: Dog food forum July 19th, 2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Longblades
Why do you want to switch food? Is there a...

Why do you want to switch food? Is there a problem with it? The old saying, "if it ain't broke don't fix it" is a good one to follow with dog food.

LOL, that said I did start rotating foods when...
Forum: Cat behavior forum - cat training July 17th, 2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By Longblades
First I would Vet the cat. There may be a...

First I would Vet the cat. There may be a medical condition prompting his behaviour. Hyperthroidism is one but it still remains peculiar he targets just the one child.

In rare, rare, rare times...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 17th, 2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By Longblades
Rustycat gave you a great answer. I'm just going...

Rustycat gave you a great answer. I'm just going to add my own experience which is that not all Vets are up to date on FIP, how it progresses or how to handle it. I homed a stray kitten to a friend...
Forum: Movies - T.V. - Videos July 17th, 2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Longblades
I'm with DD. I leave my dog in the car. Not in...

I'm with DD. I leave my dog in the car. Not in heat because I don't trust this one to not jump out when all the windows are fully down but the last one I did. If for longer than two minutes as...
Forum: Kitten health July 16th, 2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By Longblades
I'd Vet or at least make a phone call but they...

I'd Vet or at least make a phone call but they will most likely want you to bring her in.

What kind of litter are you using? Kittens will try to eat or taste new things, just like human kids and...
Forum: Pets that have passed away - Rainbow bridge July 16th, 2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By Longblades
My condolences on your loss.

My condolences on your loss.
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 15th, 2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 320
Posted By Longblades
Aww, what a sweet little guy. Take it easy, give...

Aww, what a sweet little guy. Take it easy, give him lots of support and love and he may very well overcome a lot of his timidity. How long have you had him? It takes a while to adjust to a new...
Forum: Senior dogs July 15th, 2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By Longblades
A neutered dog will not be completely free of...

A neutered dog will not be completely free of testosterone as small amounts as produced in the adrenal glands. However probably not enough or we wouldn't have all the ailments in neutered dogs,...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 15th, 2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 320
Posted By Longblades
Most of us don't have regular features and will...

Most of us don't have regular features and will never be super model material. Dogs are the same. I assume you mean he has less stop on one side than on the other? It's probably nothing to worry...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 14th, 2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By Longblades
OP, any update? I should add my dog never had...

OP, any update? I should add my dog never had problems before either. As a matter of fact I've said I thought his stomach was made of cast iron. He could eat anything and did. Dead frogs, horse...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 13th, 2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By Longblades
I'm dealing with IBD right now and it can depress...

I'm dealing with IBD right now and it can depress appetite and the meds used can depress appetite as well. We have done fecal floats and bloodwork twice and my dog is extremely sick, has lost over...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 7th, 2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By Longblades
Well, I'm not vaccinating my 17 year old at all...

Well, I'm not vaccinating my 17 year old at all for anything any more and haven't for a few years and she did go outside till this year when she went completely deaf. Most vaccinations are effective...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs July 5th, 2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Longblades
OP, thought I would just let you know my cat was...

OP, thought I would just let you know my cat was spayed yesterday. I was hoping she would be in a reduced state of heat but she was full on. Now, she is only maybe 2 or 3 years old but she is fine....
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior July 5th, 2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By Longblades
I guess maybe none of us has a sailboat. Or,...

I guess maybe none of us has a sailboat. Or, itès a long weekend and they are all out on their sailboats. :) Ourselves, we canoe trip and itès easy to pull in somewhere for a dog or human bathroom...
Forum: Senior cats July 5th, 2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Longblades
Hmmm. Well, that does sound like teeth and...

Hmmm. Well, that does sound like teeth and possibly teeth again if one didnèt heal up properly.

Your Vet may need to sedate her to get a blood sample. I have the same problem with one of mine.
...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 5th, 2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By Longblades
Well it sounds like he is injured enough to be...

Well it sounds like he is injured enough to be really hurting so he does need to see a Vet. Can you try again to examine himÉ Can you take his temperatureÉ

Sorry for the capital Es, my keyboard...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 2nd, 2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By Longblades
Unfortunately you need to Vet those kittens. ...

Unfortunately you need to Vet those kittens. It's probably something akin to a cold we get in people. Animals from rescue are stressed, housed with sick animals (not on purpose but often you can't...
Forum: Newspaper Articles of Interest (animal/pet related) from Around the World July 2nd, 2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By Longblades
Good point. I feel embarassed now that I didn't...

Good point. I feel embarassed now that I didn't say that too. Because it's certainly what we would have done, rescue it, not film.
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs July 2nd, 2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Longblades
She can be spayed while she's in heat. It's bit...

She can be spayed while she's in heat. It's bit more work for the Vet, her blood vessels will be engorged but it's nothing near as bad as spaying her while she's pregnant or too soon after giving...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs July 1st, 2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 115
Posted By Longblades
Poor Andy, He's Such a Wimp. :)

I still have two kittens here and just looked around to see feral Andy cowering under a chair while a four pound kitten, one quarter his weight, takes possession of his little basket. LOL I looked...
Forum: Newspaper Articles of Interest (animal/pet related) from Around the World July 1st, 2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By Longblades
Yay Chippie, you go. :) I once watched a...

Yay Chippie, you go. :)

I once watched a mouse make my Lab run backwards down the trail in her attempts to avoid his wrath after she flushed him out of a snowbank. :)
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs June 30th, 2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By Longblades
I've read fans only work to cool us if we are...

I've read fans only work to cool us if we are sitting in the path of air they stir up. It's the evaporation of sweat that cools us and air flow enhances that. Something my OH does not believe, he...
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