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Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! September 17th, 2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Longblades
Is this something new for him? If so my first...

Is this something new for him? If so my first suspicion would be a bad tooth. Digestive issues might be a culprit as well. You would need to Vet him to rule that out. Otherwise, some animals have...
Forum: Senior cats September 17th, 2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 392
Posted By Longblades
Back to add, if she is eating fine but losing...

Back to add, if she is eating fine but losing weight then something serious is going on. My first thought would be diabetes but there are other possibilites.

We have five cats and change litter...
Forum: Senior cats September 16th, 2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 392
Posted By Longblades
Try to find a different Vet. If your cat is sick...

Try to find a different Vet. If your cat is sick she should NOT be vaccinated till she is well.

$900 for shots is ridiculous. I just gave a stray I've taken in all her shots and without checking...
Forum: Senior cats September 16th, 2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 392
Posted By Longblades
How old is Willow? Some of us do not...

How old is Willow?

Some of us do not vaccinate past the one year stage, except for rabies which is legally required some places. I no longer vaccinate mine for anything other than rabies...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 10th, 2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 617
Posted By Longblades
Well phooey.

Well phooey.
Forum: Kitten health September 4th, 2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Longblades
He needs to see your Vet again. Document a...

He needs to see your Vet again. Document a history as much as you possibly can. Is the blood bright red? Or dark and tarry and part of the stool? The latter might indicate internal bleeding while...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior September 4th, 2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Longblades
Where I am it's been very hot and humid and that...

Where I am it's been very hot and humid and that might slow him down. Is he eating, drinking and eliminating as usual? If not, and he's still lethargic I'd be off to the Vet. That's exactly how my...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 3rd, 2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By Longblades
Do NOT say the name of the breeder here. But you...

Do NOT say the name of the breeder here. But you can tell people who PM you.

I'm sorry. I bet you were in love at a distance already with the puppy. You are to be heartily commended for doing...
Forum: Pets that have passed away - Rainbow bridge September 3rd, 2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By Longblades
What a terribly sad time for you and your family....

What a terribly sad time for you and your family. I'm doubly sorry for such early and tragic losses.
Forum: Dog food forum September 2nd, 2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By Longblades
You've already hit on why there is a general...

You've already hit on why there is a general recommendation to not switch food right away, try to keep changes to a minimum at first. Same as you do not want to give her rabies vaccinations with all...
Forum: Dog food forum September 2nd, 2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By Longblades
A good breeder will send puppy home with detailed...

A good breeder will send puppy home with detailed feeding instructions and usually a bag of food puppy is currently eating. It's a good idea to stay with the breeder's food for a couple of months...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 1st, 2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Longblades
Oh my, so cute. The top kitten looks so much...

Oh my, so cute. The top kitten looks so much like our little Derri, right down to the black nose. And our Lucy has a pink nose like your second kitten. Our girls are 5 months old today.

Just...
Forum: Pets that have passed away - Rainbow bridge August 31st, 2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By Longblades
I'm so sorry for your loss.

I'm so sorry for your loss.
Forum: Senior cats August 30th, 2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Longblades
Two of my older gals had "deaf cat howl". There...

Two of my older gals had "deaf cat howl". There was definitely some dementia in the one as well. Ginger would walk right past us as we sat in the living room, hop up on the chesterfield, face the...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 30th, 2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By Longblades
Me too. I hate to run to the Vet with every...

Me too. I hate to run to the Vet with every little thing but eyes I don't like to take chances with.
Forum: Pets that have passed away - Rainbow bridge August 30th, 2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By Longblades
I'm sorry for your loss. Smokey sure picked the...

I'm sorry for your loss. Smokey sure picked the right door though, didn't he?
Forum: Introduce yourself here - Say hello August 30th, 2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By Longblades
Probably most pups will adjust if you get them...

Probably most pups will adjust if you get them young. Even strong prey drive dogs like husky breeds can easily adapt to their own household cat if the pup is young, say 8 weeks old.

Is your cat...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs August 29th, 2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
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: 451
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: 401
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: 437
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: 431
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: 266
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: 4
Views: 640
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: 415
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...
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