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Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs January 13th, 2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,382
Posted By Sandra RVT
Spay/neuter

My opinion on early spay and neuter depends on the situation. In puppies in humane societies and shelters I am a huge fan. Having worked at the humane society I know just how many people say they...
Forum: Senior cats January 13th, 2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,710
Posted By Sandra RVT
Extra, extra litter boxes

I feel your pain. Before we lost Karma to kidney failure at 17 she had been peeing in the house off and on for the entire 8 years she had been with us. Eventually we just added litterboxes...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior January 13th, 2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By Sandra RVT
Another suggestion is to shovel an area for them...

Another suggestion is to shovel an area for them so they are not trying to go pee in deep snow.
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior January 13th, 2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By Sandra RVT
Going outside with them

This may not be a popular suggestion as it really is freezing out there but are you going outside with them already or are they going out on their own and getting rewarded as they are coming in? If...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 12th, 2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,337
Posted By Sandra RVT
Thanks

Thanks for the advice. In Trent's case unfortunately I am pretty sure we have some dominance/insecurity issues. We have always run full thyroid profiles which came back normal except for that low...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior January 12th, 2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,723
Posted By Sandra RVT
Submissive urination

I agree with the previous poster that it sounds like submissive urination. Definitely visit your vet to rule out any urinary tract infection or urinary crystals/stones though. Your vet can also...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 12th, 2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,623
Posted By Sandra RVT
So glad she's feeling better. She's a pretty...

So glad she's feeling better. She's a pretty smart dog to know to avoid the spot that caused her trouble the last time!
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 11th, 2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,623
Posted By Sandra RVT
Also

...Also remember that even if your vet diagnoses something you are still the one who knows her best and who can make the best decisions for her. Knowing a diagnosis won't change it but will allow...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 11th, 2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,623
Posted By Sandra RVT
Arthrits

Since your dog is getting older this may just be arthritis. If it doesn't improve soon though I would recommend a vet visit. You should also call your vet before giving the homeopathic...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 11th, 2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,327
Posted By Sandra RVT
Fleas

Definitely fleas! Many cats are such good groomers that you may never see a live one, but that is definitely flea dirt. As a previous poster noted, stay away from over-the-counter flea products,...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 11th, 2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,337
Posted By Sandra RVT
Thyroid conditions

The thyroid could definitely be responsible for most if not all of what you are seeing. My dog was displaying some of the same symptoms as yours several years ago and he too was found to have a...
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