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Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! June 24th, 2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
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: 500
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: 405
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: 420
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: 265
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: 279
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...
Forum: Senior cats February 10th, 2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By Digston
Yup, stinky bum is gone so long as I don't change...

Yup, stinky bum is gone so long as I don't change his food. My vet isn't entirely sure why the food change worked, I'm just glad it did. We put him onto Medi Cal Hypoallergenic HP.

I couldn't say...
Forum: Senior cats February 9th, 2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By Digston
Odd question, how does it smell? Is it vile...

Odd question, how does it smell? Is it vile smelling? If it is you might be looking at an anal gland issue. My cat needs to be on a vet diet otherwise he starts oozing anal gland juice and it's quite...
Forum: Senior cats February 7th, 2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Digston
If it's a canine that is needing to come out...

If it's a canine that is needing to come out it'll be a costly one, as well if it is molars. Reason being is that they are much more difficult and they take a lot of time to extract them safely. Any...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! February 4th, 2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By Digston
You really need to get him to a vet. Cats not...

You really need to get him to a vet. Cats not eating is actually quite harmful for them as it causes fatty liver syndrome. With the inappetance, behavioral changes, and apparent discomfort it is...
Forum: Birds February 4th, 2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Digston
Pelleted diet are a good idea, as they are more...

Pelleted diet are a good idea, as they are more balanced than seed diets. I used to feed Tropican. You can supplement the seed diet with a product called Prime (smells great, but don't taste it......
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs January 12th, 2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By Digston
It could be demodex. Demodex is normal in a...

It could be demodex. Demodex is normal in a percentage of the population, but it is typically noted since it isn't pathogenic... until the immune system is supressed for some reason. Demodex can be...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 10th, 2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By Digston
I've never heard of anyone doing a hysterectomy...

I've never heard of anyone doing a hysterectomy before; It was always just ovariectomy or ovariohysterectomy. From someone who is just learning of hysterectomy's being performed in animals, I believe...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 8th, 2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By Digston
Thank you Longblades!! The information presented...

Thank you Longblades!! The information presented by Dr. Waters is more of what I was looking for!
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 7th, 2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By Digston
I just don't see any scientific studies so I will...

I just don't see any scientific studies so I will remain skeptical.

As for the surgery itself, it doesn't look like anything to obscure. Any vet who has practiced long enough and who knows their...
Forum: Senior cats December 6th, 2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By Digston
Something to consider: Cats can suffer from...

Something to consider:

Cats can suffer from tooth resorption, or FORL (Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions). It can affect any adult cat, not just seniors. This is VERY painful. Essential the...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 6th, 2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By Digston
Excuse my bluntness... but why would you choose...

Excuse my bluntness... but why would you choose to do a partial spay?
Forum: Puppy health October 29th, 2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Digston
So I am going to go ahead and disagree with...

So I am going to go ahead and disagree with everyone lol. You want a definite answer as to whether you're dealing with food allergies? Try out Medi-Cal Anallergenic. Yes, it's a vet diet, and yes,...
Forum: Senior cats September 22nd, 2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By Digston
Cystocentesis, and it is the most sterile way to...

Cystocentesis, and it is the most sterile way to collect a urine sample. They insert a needle directly into the bladder and draw up some urine. It is not without risks though, which is why most vets...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 6th, 2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By Digston
Don't blame yourself for what happened to Dani....

Don't blame yourself for what happened to Dani. Your actions were that of a responsible owner: getting the vaccinations and microchip.

Here micro chipping is very common and is something...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs July 15th, 2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By Digston
I was interested in zoo work as well. In the...

I was interested in zoo work as well. In the SIAST program you need to do 2 practicums, one small animal and one large animal or 'other'. Since I have no interest in livestock I decided to look into...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs July 13th, 2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By Digston
Hey cateyes :) I am currently taking Veterinary...

Hey cateyes :) I am currently taking Veterinary Technician in Saskatoon through SIAST. I didn't look into the tech assistant stuff at all but I know when I was first looking at colleges Olds College...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! May 4th, 2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By Digston
Do you recall whether there was an antibiotic...

Do you recall whether there was an antibiotic resistance test done at the same time as the culture? Antibiotic resistance could be a possibility.
Forum: Pet photography - Pet pictures April 29th, 2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,976
Posted By Digston
Love this one! Popped up on my Facebook today and...

Love this one! Popped up on my Facebook today and had to share! Hope Marko sees this one!
Forum: Puppy health April 5th, 2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,208
Posted By Digston
Puppies are nuts when it comes to the things...

Puppies are nuts when it comes to the things they'll put in their mouths! When my dogs were pups they ate staples, many pairs of shoes, the wall :mad:, my cell phone... I'm sure I'm forgetting some. ...
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