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Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 9th, 2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By Digston
Royal Canin makes a vet diet called Anallergenic....

Royal Canin makes a vet diet called Anallergenic. Expensive as hell but the science behind it is super cool. They broke down the proteins to the amino acid level so they no longer trigger a reaction....
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs June 6th, 2016, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By Digston
I would suggest looking at clinics that are AAHA...

I would suggest looking at clinics that are AAHA accredited.
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Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! March 17th, 2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By Digston
PU/PD (Polyuria/polydipsia) or the increase in...

PU/PD (Polyuria/polydipsia) or the increase in urination and drinking are clinical signs that point to a multitude of diseases. Your vet would have, most likely, done a urinalysis to rule out a UTI....
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! February 25th, 2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By Digston
When the teeth in your pets mouth become mobile...

When the teeth in your pets mouth become mobile it almost always due to bone loss. This can have many causes but it is important to address to try to prevent further bone loss. A good idea would be...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 4th, 2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,731
Posted By Digston
I would look at getting a second opinion. Skin...

I would look at getting a second opinion. Skin cases are tough as they tend to take a long time to resolve. It sounds like your min pin has more than just skin issues though. We've started dogs on...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs October 22nd, 2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By Digston
Is your cat up to date on its rabies vaccine?

Is your cat up to date on its rabies vaccine?
Forum: Photo challenges on Pets.ca August 27th, 2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 896
Posted By Digston
Great pictures everyone :) It's hard to believe...

Great pictures everyone :) It's hard to believe that winter will soon be upon us... I'm not ready!!!!
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! April 17th, 2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By Digston
Some dogs are predisposed to dental disease. I...

Some dogs are predisposed to dental disease. I have 2 dogs, 1 of which I don't need to do a thing with and he keeps nice clean teeth. My other requires a dental each year(he could probably even have...
Forum: Senior dogs January 23rd, 2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By Digston
Typically, the veterinarian will monitor kidney...

Typically, the veterinarian will monitor kidney enzyme levels in the blood and possibly monitor changes in urine via routine urinalysis. If your dog does well with the renal diet and the meds, and...
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants January 23rd, 2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By Digston
Harsh Reality...Vet Med

This came up on my facebook feed this morning and I want to share it with you. It is a well written breakdown of a day in the life of a DVM. As an RVT, I can confirm this as being typical, and...
Forum: Introduce yourself here - Say hello January 5th, 2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By Digston
Now now Barkingdog, no need to get rude yourself....

Now now Barkingdog, no need to get rude yourself.

ajig420, as I am sure you can tell the people on this forum LOOOOOVE dogs. Pets of all sorts actually. There are valid points that have been...
Forum: Introduce yourself here - Say hello January 4th, 2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By Digston
Yes, there are GPS collars you can purchase. They...

Yes, there are GPS collars you can purchase. They are not cheap. If you google GPS Dog Collar Canada you'll find you have a lot of options.
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants December 21st, 2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By Digston
There as so many things that go on behind the...

There as so many things that go on behind the scenes in vet clinics that I wish people could see so they would know just how much we care. Some things are small, like seeing a sick patient that shows...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! November 16th, 2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By Digston
I think a fine needle aspirate would be a good...

I think a fine needle aspirate would be a good idea, especially since this has been an issue for a couple months now. This is what it sounds like your vet will be doing. Your veterinarian will insert...
Forum: Senior dogs November 16th, 2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,114
Posted By Digston
In animal medicine we like to say, "Age is NOT a...

In animal medicine we like to say, "Age is NOT a disease." Complications from anesthesia are a risk that will be present in every surgery that takes place, whether the animal is 2 or 12. The...
Forum: Photo challenges on Pets.ca September 21st, 2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By Digston
Pez takes studying VERY seriously. She believes...

Pez takes studying VERY seriously. She believes that knowledge can be absorbed transdermally, and while there is no scientific data to support this theory, she takes time out of every day to try and...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 19th, 2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By Digston
Keep in mind that bones are hard enough to cause...

Keep in mind that bones are hard enough to cause tooth fractures, keep a close eye on them if you give bones to make sure they are not biting down directly onto the bone and check their teeth...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 10th, 2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By Digston
If you'd like to skip the finger brush step,...

If you'd like to skip the finger brush step, apply some pet toothpaste to a toothbrush (you can purchase them at vet offices and pet stores, or just pick up a baby toothbrush) and let your dog lick...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! September 7th, 2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By Digston
Were xrays done recently? If she was backed up...

Were xrays done recently? If she was backed up enough that she had to have her colon surgically emptied there is a good chance it could happen again. Being constipated hurts like a *insert curse word...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! June 24th, 2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By Digston
If she held her urine post surgery a UTI could...

If she held her urine post surgery a UTI could make sense.

Do not take her off of the antibiotic! If she does have a UTI and you took her off only to put her back on it, or a different...
Forum: Photo challenges on Pets.ca June 19th, 2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,178
Posted By Digston
As soon as I put a hat on Winston he turns into a...

As soon as I put a hat on Winston he turns into a giant sack of self pity. I put it on him standing, he slowly sunk down until he was one with the floor... he stayed that way until I took the hat off...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! June 4th, 2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By Digston
I'm so sorry for your loss. There is nothing more...

I'm so sorry for your loss. There is nothing more difficult then being there with your pet as they pass on, especially when it's unexpected :(

As a vet tech student, with limited clinical...
Forum: Photo challenges on Pets.ca May 19th, 2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,031
Posted By Digston
Hooray! My phone is filled with selfies w/ the...

Hooray! My phone is filled with selfies w/ the animals!! All of these pictures were taken when the furry kids decided I had been studying too long. Digby (the tri-color) loves to steal snuggles, as...
Forum: Pet photography - Pet pictures May 5th, 2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By Digston
What you are seeing is light being reflected off...

What you are seeing is light being reflected off of a layer in the back of the eye.

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/questions/question/1288/

Best way to avoid this is to not use a flash...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs April 30th, 2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Digston
Free feed vs scheduled feedings is dependent on...

Free feed vs scheduled feedings is dependent on your pet. If they devour everything you put in front of them with no ability to self limit, or they are over weight, then schedule feed. Schedule...
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