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Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs Today, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Longblades
Consider keeping him on the same food but...

Consider keeping him on the same food but gradually cut it down so he is getting less of it. Many people add in cooked green beans so the dog still gets to eat a bigger amount of food. Add them in...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs August 25th, 2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By Longblades
The best dry dog food is the one that works for...

The best dry dog food is the one that works for your dog. It might have corn in it, it might not. It might be grainfree (in which case it probably has potatoes or peas or tapioca as filler instead)...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs August 24th, 2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Longblades
I doubt he is faking it. There doesn't seem to...

I doubt he is faking it. There doesn't seem to be any reward accruing to him for faking so why would he? Without a visit to your Vet you can only guess at what is going on in that paw. Some...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs August 23rd, 2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By Longblades
I would guess some Lab too, from his coat and...

I would guess some Lab too, from his coat and general appearance. Maybe some terrier to account for his small size and perky ears and maybe a collie type for his eyes and narrow muzzle? Whatever...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior August 23rd, 2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By Longblades
I would keep on as you are doing. Your dog is...

I would keep on as you are doing. Your dog is used to cats, his cat, I would not expect it to take long for him to realize the new kitten is his cat as well.

Normally you would keep the kitten...
Forum: Senior cats August 22nd, 2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By Longblades
Our 17 year old DSH is like this too. She never...

Our 17 year old DSH is like this too. She never was good about grooming herself but it seems that with age her coat is shedding funny and she has clumps of loose hair sticking out in tufts all over...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 21st, 2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By Longblades
I agree, call the Vet. There's nothing wrong...

I agree, call the Vet. There's nothing wrong with asking for an explanation since you are not the medically trained professional. I think one mark of a good Vet or Doctor or car mechanic is their...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior August 21st, 2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Longblades
It's impossible to train this if you aren't...

It's impossible to train this if you aren't watching him every second. I imagine you were sleeping? Even if you thought you trained him if shoes are his "thing" personally I would never leave him...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 20th, 2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By Longblades
What kind of bowl are you feeding him from? ...

What kind of bowl are you feeding him from? Plastic is notorious for holding bacteria and you could get infection that looks like that in a susceptible dog. Try glass, ceramic or stainless steel if...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 18th, 2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 616
Posted By Longblades
MaxaLisa, thank you. Sorry for not posting back...

MaxaLisa, thank you. Sorry for not posting back sooner, have been running around like mad with various things lately. I am checking these links out right now as we head back to the Vet on Wednesday.
Forum: Pet photography - Pet pictures August 18th, 2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By Longblades
He's lovely. :) Black dog here too, and...

He's lovely. :)

Black dog here too, and down to one black cat. :)
Forum: Senior cats August 18th, 2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By Longblades
I know this is your cat but my dog, 6 years old,...

I know this is your cat but my dog, 6 years old, is recovering from IBD. Traditional western medicine (large doses of Flagyl, then Prednisone among the things tried) did not help one bit and in...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 17th, 2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By Longblades
I'm so sorry. Vaccinations can fail and are not...

I'm so sorry. Vaccinations can fail and are not 100% effective for the whole population. My fully vaccinated pup got Parvo at 6 months old. It was touch and go but she survived and lived a long...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 17th, 2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 940
Posted By Longblades
Sis's dog never had much of an appetite at the...

Sis's dog never had much of an appetite at the best of times and he was very reluctant to eat also.

Some tricks I've tried to get them to eat:
Try offering only very small amounts of food, far...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 15th, 2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By Longblades
Please keep close contact with your Vet. You may...

Please keep close contact with your Vet. You may need Subcutaneous liquids and your Vet can show you how to do this yourself. You can't know how long recovery will take, they are all different.
...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 14th, 2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By Longblades
Google it up, ask poison control, contact the...

Google it up, ask poison control, contact the company that makes it.

While tea tree oil has benefits for many, human and animal, it is basically turpentine and can have adverse reactions used as a...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs August 12th, 2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 390
Posted By Longblades
Phooey, can't see the photo. Please fix. :) ...

Phooey, can't see the photo. Please fix. :)

I know people who have tested known purebreds with several generations of ancestors registered and had the results come back as mixed breed. The...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs August 12th, 2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By Longblades
LOL, try closing the blinds and see how long it...

LOL, try closing the blinds and see how long it takes Sammy to figure out how to get under them so he can see out. :) We do leave blinds down on hot days to keep the sun out. The cats just go...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 11th, 2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 940
Posted By Longblades
Here's a thought, at her age it's possible she...

Here's a thought, at her age it's possible she hurt herself in the stumble. Maybe her back. if something went in her back then you have to be careful of any carrying aids you use. They might put...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs August 11th, 2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By Longblades
Think of the mean kid at school who would laugh...

Think of the mean kid at school who would laugh in a demeaning and derogatory manner when another kid slipped and fell. I make mine sort of like that, like my dog is the butt of a joke. Dogs...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 10th, 2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 616
Posted By Longblades
Guess I will have to delve further into this. ...

Guess I will have to delve further into this. You second last link specifically says microwave baking was an effective inhibitor. But I'm not sure if they mean as opposed to no baking at all or do...
Forum: Dog food forum August 10th, 2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,015
Posted By Longblades
ETA: Oops. Didn't notice that most of...

ETA: Oops. Didn't notice that most of Snowflakes post was a quote from Winston, already answered I think.

Actually, now that I look back I can't tell what part is from Snowflake and what part...
Forum: Senior cats August 9th, 2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By Longblades
I think you need to tell your Vet that the...

I think you need to tell your Vet that the treatments and food are not working. See if your Vet can offer you any other options. Good thoughts for Kitty.
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 9th, 2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,537
Posted By Longblades
Unfortunately, Charliebb, this thread is over...

Unfortunately, Charliebb, this thread is over three years old.

But I see you suggest using a steroid in summer. I'd like to suggest folks research Atopica or the newer Apoquel. Both are very...
Forum: Pet photography - Pet pictures August 9th, 2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By Longblades
LOL, well you obviously do not have one of those...

LOL, well you obviously do not have one of those big pointed things on your newel post. Love that, good catch on the photo. :)
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