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Forum: Photo challenges on Pets.ca September 21st, 2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 13
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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: 298
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: 298
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: 375
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: 431
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: 569
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: 473
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: 496
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: 331
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: 301
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: 1,339
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: 1,339
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: 468
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: 459
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: 351
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: 8
Views: 600
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: 1,422
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: 1,422
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: 1,422
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: 703
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: 1,422
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: 590
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: 892
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: 456
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: 544
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...
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