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Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 10th, 2006, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
Posted By DRN
I found two similar links, both of which indicate...

I found two similar links, both of which indicate Bendryl is generally safe but identifies problems to watch out for:

http://experts.about.com/q/Dogs-701/allergy.htm
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Forum: Dog training - dog behavior August 8th, 2006, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By DRN
Our 10 month old cocker puppy still nips...

Our 10 month old cocker puppy still nips occasionally. He's more oral than our other puppies were and he definitely nips when he's tired, hungry, or needs to go to the bathroom (he sometimes doesn't...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior August 8th, 2006, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By DRN
In all likelihood it's a training issue and...

In all likelihood it's a training issue and you've received good advice, but this behavior is also consistent with a kidney, urinary tract, or prostate problem (I assume Cooper is a male). They feel...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior August 8th, 2006, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By DRN
Eating grass and leaves can also be a sign of...

Eating grass and leaves can also be a sign of constipation and your dog is instinctively trying to get roughage in his diet. It could also be an indication of stomach upset due to a food allergy or...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior July 29th, 2006, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,637
Posted By DRN
What about putting runners down in the areas...

What about putting runners down in the areas where your dogs walk the most and on your stairs? It shouldn't cost too much since runners aren't as expensive as the larger carpets, and they can be...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 28th, 2006, 01:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,124
Posted By DRN
Some of our family's cocker spaniels experienced...

Some of our family's cocker spaniels experienced similar symptoms as they aged. I'm not sure why it happens but one theory is that as dogs (and humans) age, their immune systems weaken. Bleeding...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior July 28th, 2006, 01:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,216
Posted By DRN
We humans have bare skin and when we get wet, the...

We humans have bare skin and when we get wet, the exposure and breeze cool us off. Unlike humans, dogs (especially long-haired dogs or dogs with heavy coats) don't cool off by getting wet. They can...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 25th, 2006, 03:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,218
Posted By DRN
First, I would immediately contact the vet about...

First, I would immediately contact the vet about these symptoms and request a different pain medicine. Since these dogs were from the same litter, it may be more likely that their medical issues are...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 24th, 2006, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,067
Posted By DRN
Cakes, I'm thinking about you today. I hope...

Cakes,

I'm thinking about you today. I hope everything is okay.
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 23rd, 2006, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,067
Posted By DRN
Cakes, You should be able to get the...

Cakes,

You should be able to get the information you need from your vet and then you can make an informed decision as to how to proceed. My guess is that your dog is still covered by the rabies...
Forum: Breed characteristics and traits July 22nd, 2006, 02:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,617
Posted By DRN
Weedle, We've never had a problem leaving...

Weedle,

We've never had a problem leaving our current 2 cockers (ages 8 years and 8 months) or any of our prior dogs alone for several hours at a time, but we only did that after they had been...
Forum: Breed bans - BSL - Pit Bull bans July 22nd, 2006, 12:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,771
Posted By DRN
I agree with Phoenix. If your mother thinks...

I agree with Phoenix. If your mother thinks things are fine, follow her lead and don't let your oldest brother get to you. Rather than a dog problem, could this be a human problem between you and...
Forum: Breed characteristics and traits July 22nd, 2006, 11:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,617
Posted By DRN
Weedle, It sounds like you have resolved...

Weedle,

It sounds like you have resolved most of your issues but, as a long-time cocker/springer spaniel owner, I thought I'd weigh in. My experiences conflict with some of the conventional...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 21st, 2006, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By DRN
My best wishes to you and Sunny. Odds are it is...

My best wishes to you and Sunny. Odds are it is nothing to be worried about but I'm sure you will worry just the same because that's what loving parents do.
Forum: Breed bans - BSL - Pit Bull bans July 21st, 2006, 12:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,771
Posted By DRN
Copper's Mom, I can tell you are hurt by...

Copper's Mom,

I can tell you are hurt by what happened and I'm sorry. These pups are your children and your family doesn't see that you love them as much as they love their children. Or perhaps...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 18th, 2006, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,530
Posted By DRN
If you decide to try probiotics, I suggest you...

If you decide to try probiotics, I suggest you wait 1-2 hours after giving the antibiotics to give the probiotics. I don't start probiotics until the last few days of the antibiotic prescription...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs July 18th, 2006, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By DRN
Here are some things that you might want to ask...

Here are some things that you might want to ask your vet about:

1. Bacterial and fungal infections can cause intestinal and skin problems, but fungal infections can get worse with steroids. ...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 18th, 2006, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 548
Posted By DRN
It may be that not many people have this problem...

It may be that not many people have this problem but, for those who are interested, our vet said we should watch our puppy for constipation and vomiting. We may do further testing to check for an...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 18th, 2006, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By DRN
I didn't realize you were talking about the...

I didn't realize you were talking about the nasal/inhaled vaccine. Our puppy got bronchitis - bronchitis looks alot like asthma - from the nasal vaccine. Some dogs apparently don't tolerate the...
Forum: Breed characteristics and traits July 17th, 2006, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,297
Posted By DRN
For what it's worth, our allergist told us that...

For what it's worth, our allergist told us that allergic people usually have trouble with cats but not dogs. Our family members are highly allergic and we've haven't had any problems with our 6 dogs...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 17th, 2006, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By DRN
Our oldest dog has allergies and asthma that...

Our oldest dog has allergies and asthma that respond to Benadryl (per the vet's prescription) and that gets worse after he is vaccinated. For the past 2 years, we divided up the vaccines and...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 17th, 2006, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 548
Posted By DRN
My crazy cocker puppy loves to eat hair.

I didn't realize he was doing this until this evening when he threw up a large plug of hair that I had thrown away. He was lethargic yesterday and now I know why. He's better but I'll probably have...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior July 4th, 2006, 09:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 904
Posted By DRN
Lewis, I have a different opinion but feel...

Lewis,

I have a different opinion but feel free to ignore it. I encourage you to teach your dog (and from reading other posts, I think you have a younger dog) to heel at your left leg. I know...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior July 4th, 2006, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By DRN
It really pains me to say this but the dog sounds...

It really pains me to say this but the dog sounds dangerous and I doubt there is anything you can do. The only possibilities I can think of are (1) to place the dog with a trainer who works with...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 4th, 2006, 09:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,213
Posted By DRN
Horseman, I'm also glad to hear about your...

Horseman,

I'm also glad to hear about your puppy. I just read your thread and I hope you don't mind if I add a couple of thoughts. First, what happened to your pup sounds like what happened to...
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