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Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs May 29th, 2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,180
Posted By zztopp
I've been using something similar to a...

I've been using something similar to a furminator, which strips out the loose undercoat. The pro groomer is very 'old school' and has a hate for furminators, as he feels they razor the coat. He...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs May 29th, 2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,180
Posted By zztopp
Smile Unfortunately, even with the undercoat fully...

Unfortunately, even with the undercoat fully brushed out, she still is prone to overheating badly. As well, living on a farm and having lots of outside time, she gets far too dirty with her full...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs May 29th, 2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,180
Posted By zztopp
Question I want to clip my Golden Retriever!

Hi everyone. I have an 8 year old Golden Retriever named Kassie, normally a professional groomer maintains her coat throughout the year, but I have been brushing/trimming her for the past 8 to 10...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 17th, 2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,366
Posted By zztopp
Lightbulb What your dog is experiencing is probably a...

What your dog is experiencing is probably a nystagmus ... I know this, because I have an oddball nystagmus myself that has stumped many specialists over the years :) Its annoying and disorienting,...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 16th, 2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By zztopp
Smile Thanks guys. Thats a good point that I...

Thanks guys.

Thats a good point that I hadn't thought of! My golden tends to plow through anything and anyone to get where she's going ... it is common for her to run the poor JRT down when they...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 16th, 2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By zztopp
Question Uncoordinated Going Down Stairs?

Our 6-year-old Jack Russel Terrier has in the past month or two suddenly started pausing at the top of the stairs, and its like he has to stop and think where to put his legs to go down the stairs!?...
Forum: Senior cats May 14th, 2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,619
Posted By zztopp
Smile That is wonderful that the cat food change has...

That is wonderful that the cat food change has helped so much! Our dogs are on the Wellness brand of food as well and they love it ... I've seen such a positive change in them :)

There are many...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! May 14th, 2009, 05:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By zztopp
Question Loosing weight?

My 14-year-old male Siamese cat 'Putty' has an odd thing going on. Every two months or so, he'll suddenly lose weight and get very bony, and get very touchy if you pet/palpate his hip area. ...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior January 7th, 2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 794
Posted By zztopp
Wink Tell Diamond that Kassie says there are lots of...

Tell Diamond that Kassie says there are lots of scary monsters out there ... Yeesh.

I mean, I'm used to this flight instinct because I have horses. And horses run away from things. But the dog...
Forum: Cat behavior forum - cat training January 7th, 2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,661
Posted By zztopp
Oh yes ... my fearless indoor Siamese cats hunt...

Oh yes ... my fearless indoor Siamese cats hunt spiders and flies ... Ahahaa ... lady bugs too!

Barn cats on the other hand have brought me everything! Mice, rats, moles, voles, bats, chipmunks,...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior January 7th, 2009, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By zztopp
She is on Natural Balance, on the Lamb Meal and...

She is on Natural Balance, on the Lamb Meal and Brown Rice. It is from the LID line (Limited Ingredient Diet) since the other dog eats it too and he has gastro problems and needs a fairly bland,...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior January 7th, 2009, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By zztopp
She is on a very high quality food (we are...

She is on a very high quality food (we are actually switching to an even higher quality food this week). She shows no other signs of lacking health ... according to my vet she is physically the...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior January 7th, 2009, 06:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,547
Posted By zztopp
Everyone, your information has not been wasted. ...

Everyone, your information has not been wasted. I would like to say that this thread has been a great help to me. We have a Jack that is fairly unruly ... not nearly as bad as Toothy, but I could...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior January 7th, 2009, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By zztopp
I LOVE clicker training. I originally learned it...

I LOVE clicker training. I originally learned it with my flighty horse and was able to transfer the training over to both of my dogs.

For me, I can't carry a clicker or keys or anything in my...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior January 7th, 2009, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By zztopp
Question Unconventional use of basket muzzle?

Hey all.

My very timid 6-year-old golden retriever loves to eat ... stuff. We live on a farm, so the pickins' are good ;)

She was on meds for coprophagia (eating feces) because she used to poo...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs June 9th, 2008, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By zztopp
Smile Thanks longblades. The rubber matting is a great...

Thanks longblades. The rubber matting is a great idea! We use that in our (horse) barn, I probably have some offcuts that would fit the dogcrate.

We live in a 100-year-old ++ farmhouse with two...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs June 9th, 2008, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By zztopp
Smile Thanks. Yes she's an adult dog...

Thanks.

Yes she's an adult dog (6-years-old??) but was raised in a (breeding) kennel. It is proving difficult to change the old girls opinions on housetraining ;)

She'll pee and/or poo when...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs June 8th, 2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By zztopp
Smile t.petett, as already stated there is no where in...

t.petett, as already stated there is no where in the house to barricade her :) We have tried, but she insists in causing trouble when left in any part of the house ... except her crate.
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs June 8th, 2008, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By zztopp
Talking Thanks guys. I like the giant pillow case idea...

Thanks guys. I like the giant pillow case idea ... !!

We always have the windows open to get a breeze through the house. I'll see if I can dig up a fan to put near her crate, so that she can...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs June 8th, 2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By zztopp
Question Dogs summer bed??

So my wussy Golden retriever has 'her' fleecey blanket. When we first brought her home, she lay on the blanket (to get her smell on it). Than I would put it on the floor beside my bed (since it...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs April 30th, 2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By zztopp
Smile Ohh yeah!! *Smacks forehead* I guess adding that...

Ohh yeah!! *Smacks forehead* I guess adding that would be good ... lol!

I've done several business related courses, accounting (bookkeeping) courses, volunteer at the local hospital to do extra...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs April 30th, 2008, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By zztopp
Question Tips for Vet office assistant's resume?!

Okay, so working at the local coffee joint just isn't cutting it -- LOL! I am planning on applying to the local vets offices, as a summer student-helper person ...

I've had animals my entire life...
Forum: Cat behavior forum - cat training April 28th, 2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,734
Posted By zztopp
Smile Wow!

I haven't been on this BB for awhile, but it's great to see everyone's experiences and opinions again :)

Our Enviro-Litter is still going strong ... the only problem is when Putty (our male cat)...
Forum: Cat behavior forum - cat training April 10th, 2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,734
Posted By zztopp
Smile Awesome!!

Just to update ... we went and bought some EnviroLitter, which is a pelleted pine-based litter.

It's awesome!! Our cats eyeballs almost popped out when he caught a whiff of it ... he promptly...
Forum: Cat behavior forum - cat training April 4th, 2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,734
Posted By zztopp
Smile Wow!

Thanks everyone for your help!

And espcially to sugarcatmom for that link ... pretty scary how bad -- and common! -- clay cat litter is!! :eek:

I can't find a website for Simply Pine -- ??!! ...
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