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Forum: Dog training - dog behavior Yesterday, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Longblades
LOL, the only one in SCM's big quote that I agree...

LOL, the only one in SCM's big quote that I agree with, as an owner, is don't let your dog mount your leg. That's humping, I don't like that, humping is not allowed. My dog has never tried though. ...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs October 19th, 2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By Longblades
PLEASE Don't Block the Gate or Access

It's a gate so it can be opened. Just because it's closed now doesn't mean it might not need to be opened while your car is blocking it. If it never needed to be opened then it would be a fence,...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior October 18th, 2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 281
Posted By Longblades
I do believe sleeping on the bed is a privilege...

I do believe sleeping on the bed is a privilege that a dog should earn by good ownership and training. :) Our dog sleeps on our bed and he is allowed on two loveseats. He may only get on the bed...
Forum: Newspaper Articles of Interest (animal/pet related) from Around the World October 18th, 2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By Longblades
I asked my Vet about one when my boy was a pup. ...

I asked my Vet about one when my boy was a pup. Not one in the article, I think it was Neutrasol? Something like that. I could find nothing to confirm but it was, at the time, no longer available...
Forum: Senior dogs October 16th, 2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By Longblades
Our first Lab had "significant spinal spondylosis...

Our first Lab had "significant spinal spondylosis and invertebral disk disease." All discovered at once from X-rays following an acute pain episode at age 12.5. After initial large doses of...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs October 14th, 2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By Longblades
If he has some hearing an ultrasonic dog...

If he has some hearing an ultrasonic dog deterrent worked for my old girl. She could hear it, would look to see where the sound came from, it came from me so she would come to me. She could hear...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! October 14th, 2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By Longblades
Well, could be flea bites. I don't see any flea...

Well, could be flea bites. I don't see any flea dirt but a good combing might show some of little buggers.

My dog recently had Folliculitis and he looked like that but all over his groin and...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs October 10th, 2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 406
Posted By Longblades
What's the norm in Canada? That they are allowed...

What's the norm in Canada? That they are allowed to wander free? Or they are not?

I'm in rural Ontario, free roaming cats are allowed. Barn cats are a necessity on farms, cats still have a job...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! October 8th, 2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By Longblades
I'm afraid a Vet visit is in order too, with a...

I'm afraid a Vet visit is in order too, with a full blood panel workup. Hope you find an easy answer.
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs October 8th, 2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 406
Posted By Longblades
I'm not sure it's possible, legally, for someone...

I'm not sure it's possible, legally, for someone to be said to be stealing something that keeps reappearing in their own yard. I sympathize with your cat's need to be outdoors. Ours are all feral...
Forum: Senior cats October 5th, 2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 589
Posted By Longblades
^^ This. ...

^^ This.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/prednisone-withdrawal/expert-answers/faq-20057923

The link is for humans but the dangers apply to cats and dogs too.


Stopping the antibiotic too soon may...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs October 5th, 2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Longblades
I don't know the can size but even if it's the...

I don't know the can size but even if it's the very tiny ones that's enough food till several hours later. Offer small amounts every 2 or 3 hours. She might indeed eat herself sick.

I'm sure you...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! October 4th, 2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,033
Posted By Longblades
Are these puppies? And how big are the black...

Are these puppies? And how big are the black spots? I'd Vet for the whole tongue turning black so quickly. But it's normal for any breed to have a few black spots develop. I didn't know but Chow...
Forum: Senior cats October 4th, 2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 589
Posted By Longblades
i hope this works for you. I tried to transition...

i hope this works for you. I tried to transition my cat with Cholangial Hepatitis from kibble to canned and made things worse for her.

But my current oldest, 17.5, has been losing interest in...
Forum: Senior cats October 3rd, 2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By Longblades
Cats can take very small amounts of aspirin. ...

Cats can take very small amounts of aspirin. When a 6 week old kitten we had came down with an upper respiratory infection the Vet said I was to give him 1/8th of a baby aspirin. Yeah, you try it,...
Forum: Breed characteristics and traits September 29th, 2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Longblades
Some of her genetic heritage may show through in...

Some of her genetic heritage may show through in behaviours and not appearance. Does she show an inclination to herd? Is she aloof and protective? She is very attractive.

Have you considered...
Forum: Senior cats September 28th, 2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 589
Posted By Longblades
I have recently gone through something almost...

I have recently gone through something almost exactly the same but it was with my dog. He lost over 20% of his body weight and his poops were liquid under pressure, I called them Fire Hose poops. ...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 27th, 2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By Longblades
Yep, I'd Vet too. Stitches can only be done...

Yep, I'd Vet too. Stitches can only be done within a certain amount of time of injury so it might be too late for that. But your Vet can suggest treatment, perhaps antibiotic. I can see an injury...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! September 27th, 2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Longblades
http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=85877 ...

http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=85877

Some things in this thread might help you. I will add, I'd Vet her to see if there is a urinary tract infection. You would not necessarily see...
Forum: Introduce yourself here - Say hello September 24th, 2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By Longblades
How old is puppy? How long have you had him?...

How old is puppy?
How long have you had him?
How big is the crate?
Where is the crate?
How long in a 24 hour period is he in the crate?
How often do you take him out?
What do...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 24th, 2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By Longblades
Well, no barking or screaming lately. It's hard...

Well, no barking or screaming lately. It's hard to find out where it lives. The screaming is mostly daytime but doesn't last long enough for me to get out and find the source. The barking is...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 23rd, 2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By Longblades
How to Handle Neighbour's Barking Dog?

It barks for hours on end, mostly at night. It barks till we hear it get hoarse and the bark gets rough. I think sometimes they put an electric collar on, turn it up high and shock the living...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! September 22nd, 2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Longblades
First, I would Vet again. SEcond I think...

First, I would Vet again.

SEcond I think you are not in the U.S. or Canada? So our suggestions may not be available to you. And what you use is not familiar to me.

Third, my boy, also a...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 19th, 2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By Longblades
How old are both kittens? If they are quite...

How old are both kittens? If they are quite young they may enjoy the visit. Pending health checks as mentionned above. At the same time we had a six week old kitten my crackpot neighbours got one...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! September 19th, 2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By Longblades
I forgot, I used an Orafresh product in the...

I forgot, I used an Orafresh product in the critter's drinking water for years. My Vet suggested it. It's supposed to help with breath and keep teeth clean. The dog and cat that had it longest...
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