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Forum: Introduce yourself here - Say hello May 26th, 2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By SamIam
Punishing is not going to help anything. Get...

Punishing is not going to help anything.

Get a second box. If it works, it is an easy fix and it also explains to you that the issue is a social one. You may find it easier to handle a second box...
Forum: Puppy health May 26th, 2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,354
Posted By SamIam
Okay. That's a good age - when you get a puppy at...

Okay. That's a good age - when you get a puppy at 6-7 weeks it is much more difficult.

When she nips or grabs you, pull away and say "ow" in a high pitched voice. She will understand from your...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs May 25th, 2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 903
Posted By SamIam
Aww, poor Mulder. :fingerscr Hopefully it is...

Aww, poor Mulder.
:fingerscr Hopefully it is just a reaction to the anaesthetic that will be gone by tomorrow.
Forum: Recipes for pets May 25th, 2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,520
Posted By SamIam
If they don't like the taste of it, I don't know...

If they don't like the taste of it, I don't know how treats will help, but I'll let a better cook come up with recipes for you.

1/2 tsp is an awful lot. Have you tried 1/8 tsp or even just a drop...
Forum: Puppy health May 25th, 2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,354
Posted By SamIam
How old was she when she left her mother &...

How old was she when she left her mother & littermates?
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs May 25th, 2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,940
Posted By SamIam
My "free" dog cost me $385 in her first month...

My "free" dog cost me $385 in her first month with me to cover her spay, microchip, and vaccines, and that was 6 years ago. She's worth every penny. I don't know how the shelters still charging...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! May 25th, 2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,586
Posted By SamIam
IMO When it comes to females, there are...

IMO
When it comes to females, there are significant advantages to her health to having the spay done before her first heat. Since you can't predict exactly what age that will be, 6 months is fairly...
Forum: Puppy health May 25th, 2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,354
Posted By SamIam
What a pretty little girl you have! No....

What a pretty little girl you have!

No. Rubbing her nose in it is not the way to go. It can actually have a negative effect and cause her to hide in another room to do it or even eat it, and it...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs May 24th, 2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 903
Posted By SamIam
:goodvibes: Mulder. Don't forget, very important!...

:goodvibes: Mulder. Don't forget, very important! Post-surgical care involves 10 days straight of snuggling, spoiling, and getting away with stuff.
Forum: Pet photography - Pet pictures May 24th, 2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,953
Posted By SamIam
You might expect, that after almost 2 weeks of...

You might expect, that after almost 2 weeks of having their eyes glued shut, puppies would be excited about finally being able to explore their world visually. They would be up walking with their...
Forum: Puppy health May 24th, 2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,354
Posted By SamIam
It would be a good idea to take a video of it to...

It would be a good idea to take a video of it to show your vet. It is always a good idea to get a check-up of a new puppy to make sure she's healthy, and if she's due for vaccines you can get that...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! May 24th, 2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,681
Posted By SamIam
Just a thought, but what about a canned dog food?...

Just a thought, but what about a canned dog food? One with taurine added, of course. They may not officially be approved for feeding cats, due to too low protein, but perhaps you could find one in a...
Forum: Foster talk - Rescue talk - NO listings please May 24th, 2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By SamIam
That's excellent news. I was hoping that he would...

That's excellent news. I was hoping that he would not turn out to be a dog incapable of trusting humans, but aggression towards his abuser would be perfectly understandable. Hope the female is okay...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! May 24th, 2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By SamIam
If all the tests and exams come back showing she...

If all the tests and exams come back showing she is healthy, then it is not something to worry about. Although rare, there are perfectly healthy dogs whose first heat may be delayed to the age of 4...
Forum: Pet photography - Pet pictures May 24th, 2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By SamIam
So THAT's how you clean your dog's teeth! :D

So THAT's how you clean your dog's teeth! :D
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! May 24th, 2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By SamIam
Some females will have a regular cycle X number...

Some females will have a regular cycle X number of days no matter what, and others are affected by the presence of other intact dogs, both male and female. Lean, athletic dogs and those with a family...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior May 24th, 2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,009
Posted By SamIam
Dogs are very sensitive to patterns of movement,...

Dogs are very sensitive to patterns of movement, so your dog knows you from a distance because of the way you walk, and up close, your behaviour is familiar and comfortable. Other people move...
Forum: Newspaper Articles of Interest (animal/pet related) from Around the World May 23rd, 2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,618
Posted By SamIam
That's what the window is for, so you can watch...

That's what the window is for, so you can watch if you want. What sort of training facility doesn't have a window to the public or a viewing room?
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs May 23rd, 2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,888
Posted By SamIam
Paradigm - make sure in the autopsy photos are...

Paradigm - make sure in the autopsy photos are taken showing the inside of both ears so you have a record if needed for the board or for court.
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs May 23rd, 2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By SamIam
Start tomorrow. It won't hurt.

Start tomorrow. It won't hurt.
Forum: Dog food forum May 23rd, 2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,182
Posted By SamIam
They wouldn't. Voluntarily putting warnings and...

They wouldn't. Voluntarily putting warnings and cautions on your product will lose you business, and Champion, like any dog food company, likes to make sales.
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs May 23rd, 2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By SamIam
I haven't found one I like as they all seem to...

I haven't found one I like as they all seem to have such strong smells, and the place I would want to put it is on their faces where the hair is shortest.
Forum: Dog food forum May 23rd, 2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,182
Posted By SamIam
Good point, Masha. I guess I have just been...

Good point, Masha. I guess I have just been fortunate to have always had good vets who are open-minded about the options that are not stocked on their own shelves!
Forum: Foster talk - Rescue talk - NO listings please May 23rd, 2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By SamIam
Just want to wish these dogs the best of luck...

Just want to wish these dogs the best of luck :goodvibes:
And please pass on a great big thanks to the family member who stepped up on their behalf to try to give them a second chance. :thumbs...
Forum: Pet photography - Pet pictures May 23rd, 2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,953
Posted By SamIam
They were about 4 oz, which is a nice size. For...

They were about 4 oz, which is a nice size. For colour, they will do the same thing as Alistair/Tiber, more tan and less black & white. Two things different, they will not keep the dark sabling on...
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