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by dog dr
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Oral flea and tick medications?
Replies: 18
Views: 1070

Re: Oral flea and tick medications?

Im saying use it. I use it for my dogs, my dad uses it, my tech uses it, has worked great for us with no issues. Im not saying it absolutely cant cause seizures in a handful of dogs, but the active ingredient distributes thriough and stays in the dogs lipid layer of the skin, which to my knowledge i...
by dog dr
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Oral flea and tick medications?
Replies: 18
Views: 1070

Re: Oral flea and tick medications?

My vet told me the biggest concern with the oral meds is the risk of seizures. That’s the bad news, the good news is they’re generally avoidable. The seizures are caused by an overdose. Too much medication for the amount of dog. My dog rides the along the line between dosages at +/-50 lbs. he wants...
by dog dr
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Oral flea and tick medications?
Replies: 18
Views: 1070

Re: Oral flea and tick medications?

look no further than the above posts... seresto collar
by dog dr
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Rescue harnesses
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: Rescue harnesses

Ive been out of the game for a bit... what the hells a rescue harness?
by dog dr
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Whelping Boxes
Replies: 15
Views: 6775

Re: Whelping Boxes

kiddie pool works great for us. have never had a laid on pup. we rotate clean towels/blankets in and out also.
by dog dr
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Feeding supplements
Replies: 19
Views: 1302

Re: Feeding supplements

Ive used the "satin balls" recipe on clients dogs. just adding fat would probably do the same thing, but people (and the dogs) seem to like the meatball thing - easy to throw them a couple every day. you can find it on the internet, but I wont be responsible for any "alternative content" you might f...
by dog dr
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pneumonia
Replies: 11
Views: 841

Re: Pneumonia

Vet should probably be able to give you a good assessment of lung health with just a stethoscope in this situation, imho. would save you money on the x-rays. If you REALLY want to hunt him, I wouldn't be afraid to as long as his lungs sound good. Just take it easy and make it a short outing. Again, ...
by dog dr
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Crate Training Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: Crate Training Issue

my last britt did the same thing, until i moved the crate into our bedroom. for some reason that shut him up. as he got older, we moved it farhter away from our room, until he was where we wanted him to be.
by dog dr
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Canine vasectomy vets in Indiana?
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Re: Canine vasectomy vets in Indiana?

Well, that was a surprising response! I can show you my license, or a picture of my clinic with my name on it, or a whole littany of things to prove it to you, but it doesnt sound like you would believe me anyway :roll: :roll: :) :) . I hope you find a "real vet" to help you out. Im surprised more p...
by dog dr
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Canine vasectomy vets in Indiana?
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Re: Canine vasectomy vets in Indiana?

dont know about fort wayne, but its about 4 hours from west lafayette. we can document anything you want :) .
by dog dr
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Canine vasectomy vets in Indiana?
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Re: Canine vasectomy vets in Indiana?

I can do it, but Im in western IL...
by dog dr
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: 9 Month Old Dual ACL tears
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

Re: 9 Month Old Dual ACL tears

Bland20 wrote:She has not been spayed yet. Going to another vet today. Will confirm the diagnosis and next steps.
what did the 2nd opinion say?
by dog dr
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Red Mange
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Re: Red Mange

is your pups issue generalized or just a localized case, meaning just a spot or 2? not uncommon for a pup to show a mild localized case of demodex after some type of immune sytem challenging event like vaccination, a new home, or some other stressor.
by dog dr
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Kidney Failure
Replies: 6
Views: 803

Re: Kidney Failure

Ask your vet about a product called Azodyl, too. It helps reduce the BUN, creatinine, and Phosphorus levels in the blood so the kidneys dont have to work as hard.
by dog dr
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for a good Brittany Print
Replies: 7
Views: 909

Re: Looking for a good Brittany Print

check out Bob Bertram
by dog dr
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Seresto Flea & Tick Collar
Replies: 16
Views: 5053

Re: Seresto Flea & Tick Collar

I think the seresto collars work great. we tell our clients to keep it snug enough that you can just slide 1 finger under it. My personal dogs don't seem to mind it at all. I made the comment to my dad that the seresto collar he had on his farm dog must be working, I didn't see a single tick or flea...
by dog dr
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Recurring Anal Gland Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 1171

Re: Recurring Anal Gland Issues

I have had very little success with diet changes, fiber supplements, "no scoot" treats, etc. My opinion is they dont help, but it sure doesnt hurt to try. I have removed anal glands on 15-20 dogs over the years, and have only had 1 show any fecal incontinence issues. we were able to treat that dog, ...
by dog dr
Sat May 19, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: difficult pregnancy
Replies: 1
Views: 671

Re: difficult pregnancy

embryos can be resorbed if they die or don't develop properly, but the other pups don't have anything to do with that.
by dog dr
Wed May 16, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Worm Infestation Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 680

Re: Worm Infestation Problem

were the worms dead? Maybe she just now passed the dead worms. Also, tapeworms will require re-treatment 3 weeks later because the praziquantel only kills a certain stage of the tapeworms.
by dog dr
Fri May 04, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "PLACE BOARD 101"
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Re: "PLACE BOARD 101"

sent you a private message
by dog dr
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Why Purina Pro Plan?
Replies: 47
Views: 7471

Re: Why Purina Pro Plan?

we just started feeding it bout a year ago. Adult dogs are doing well, but the best thing is our puppies have much firmer stool and much LESS of it!
by dog dr
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Barn/kennel camera
Replies: 4
Views: 1105

Re: Barn/kennel camera

That's part of the problem. the router is in the house (about 50 yards away) and our internet isn't the greatest to begin with.
by dog dr
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Low Thyroid Pointer - Aggression
Replies: 3
Views: 1420

Re: Low Thyroid Pointer - Aggression

It may depend on the cause of the low thyroid function. If it’s simple sluggishness you might see response fairly quickly but if it’s a case of something Hashi’s, where there are anti- thyroid antibodies floating around, might take several momths. Here is a link to an article by Dr. Jean Dodds, who...
by dog dr
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Barn/kennel camera
Replies: 4
Views: 1105

Barn/kennel camera

Im looking for a camera system that I can monitor with a cell phone, or with my computer at work. Anybody have anything like that they are really happy with?? Would be used inside a metal barn, which has been the problem with set-ups ive tried in the past. That, and Im about as electronically inclin...
by dog dr
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting Vest features
Replies: 10
Views: 2565

Re: Hunting Vest features

Rio wrote:
dog dr wrote:Who needs to reload? Daily limit is 3 right? My gun holds 3 shells! :wink: :wink: :wink: :D :D
I’ve been know to go through a whole box of shells for a limit if 10 quail :)


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Me too... im just being a smarta$$!
by dog dr
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: 5 Month WPG Drinking Water
Replies: 6
Views: 1416

Re: 5 Month WPG Drinking Water

average water requirements would be 1 oz per pound of body weight per day. If hes drinking more more than 120% of that in a days time, consistently (assuming hes not exercising a lot or its hot), I would get him checked out. that being said, sometimes puppies just like to drink water...
by dog dr
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting Vest features
Replies: 10
Views: 2565

Re: Hunting Vest features

Who needs to reload? Daily limit is 3 right? My gun holds 3 shells! :wink: :wink: :wink: :D :D
by dog dr
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cracked Nail
Replies: 5
Views: 1798

Re: Cracked Nail

is the dog lame? i dont think i have ever seen a cracked nail that didnt correct itself with time. your vet did the only thing you can do for a split nail.
by dog dr
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Parasites
Replies: 21
Views: 4604

Re: Parasites

If your giving heartworm prevention, your giving intestinal worm prevention.
by dog dr
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Anal gland infection
Replies: 4
Views: 1184

Re: Anal gland infection

How old is the dog? What signs are you seeing? Is it both sides or just one? Im wondering if this could be something more serious than an anal gland "infection"...
by dog dr
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: oral flea medication
Replies: 4
Views: 1230

Re: oral flea medication

nothing that does it all, but products like Trifexis and Adantage-Multi will prevent fleas, heartworms, and most intestinal parasites. For my clients that need to worry about ticks I usually recommend Interceptor (for heartworms and intestinal worms) along with Nexgard (for fleas and ticks). Seresto...
by dog dr
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Itching, Scratching and Biting
Replies: 28
Views: 6465

Re: Itching, Scratching and Biting

the lab that did the allergy testing can make hypo-sensitization shots for you.
by dog dr
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP Coat Question.
Replies: 5
Views: 1324

Re: GSP Coat Question.

that's just the poodle coming out in her! :wink:
by dog dr
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: titers
Replies: 34
Views: 14523

Re: titers

Dog Dr. Why do you say I am not going to believe what the information I get. I do not know about titers that is why I asked. I clearly stated I was looking for a better way and thought it might be titer testing. I also tried to be clear about the fact that I am not "throwing my vets under the bus"....
by dog dr
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: titers
Replies: 34
Views: 14523

Re: titers

, Cj, for a retired building contractor you seem to know a lot about what vets are taught in school and how they treat animals unnecessarily... I think your painting with too broad a brush. I really had hoped a few of the vets on here would weigh in with some information that was sensible. I think ...
by dog dr
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: titers
Replies: 34
Views: 14523

Re: titers

Cj, for a retired building contractor you seem to know a lot about what vets are taught in school and how they treat animals unnecessarily... I think your painting with too broad a brush.
by dog dr
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP Weight and Stool
Replies: 16
Views: 5081

Re: GSP Weight and Stool

Any update??
by dog dr
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP Weight and Stool
Replies: 16
Views: 5081

Re: GSP Weight and Stool

Dry discolored coat along with sloppy stools make me think of whipworms. You can't see them in the stools, so take a fecal sample to your vet for an exam. Whipworms can be difficult to eradicate. depending on the dog's environment. Good call. Monthly Interceptor will keep them under control after y...
by dog dr
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP Weight and Stool
Replies: 16
Views: 5081

Re: GSP Weight and Stool

would be worst case scenario, but almost sounds like EPI to me. Young dog for it in my experience, but you might mention it to your vet. That's assuming your 100% sure hes not wormy.
by dog dr
Fri May 19, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Itching, Scratching and Biting
Replies: 28
Views: 6465

Re: Itching, Scratching and Biting

Have seen demodex a number of times, and they are actually pretty easy to find on a skin scrape. Sarcoptic mange are the hard ones to find, but they respond quite well to the ivomec, in my opinion. Ivomec will get demodex as well, but you have to give it every day. Also, in my experience if it was m...
by dog dr
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Parvo question
Replies: 4
Views: 1318

Re: Parvo question

if they have been vaccinated at all, the chances of an older dog getting sick with parvo is very slim. Are you sure its parvo?? the vet should be able to rule that in or out in about 5 min.
by dog dr
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Any alternatives to Prescription C/D Food?
Replies: 2
Views: 803

Re: Any alternatives to Prescription C/D Food?

ask the vet about methigel
by dog dr
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Generators
Replies: 5
Views: 2656

Generators

Looking at a dual fuel hybrid. Any recommendations?
by dog dr
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cold night in the crate, what is the limit?
Replies: 22
Views: 7332

Re: Cold night in the crate, what is the limit?

I was always taught as long as they are dry, protected from the wind, and insulated from the ground or concrete, they should be fine. Assuming they are in good health and body condition, of course.
by dog dr
Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Hunting dog has UTI
Replies: 1
Views: 1174

Re: Hunting dog has UTI

What kind of crystals
by dog dr
Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New baby +GSP **ADVICE AND TIPS NEEDED**
Replies: 26
Views: 6884

Re: New baby +GSP **ADVICE AND TIPS NEEDED**

Unless you can watch him like a hawk and be in total control of his access and interaction with the baby, the dog goes in the kennel. IMHO
by dog dr
Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: tanning a deer hide
Replies: 5
Views: 990

tanning a deer hide

Anybody ever do this?? ive got a nice hide from a deer my brother killed, and I feel like I have all the fat and muscle off of it and am ready to start the tanning process. BUT, it seems like there are a hundred different ways to do it, according to the internet. Anybody have a fairly simple method ...
by dog dr
Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spaying
Replies: 22
Views: 5882

Re: Spaying

Yes, spaying before first heat will reduce chance of mammary cancer by something like 97 Percent. But what is the incidence of mammary cancer anyway? If its 20 percent then that's a pretty good reduction. But if it's 1 or 2 percent then to spay for that reason isn't worth it in my opinion. There are...
by dog dr
Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Flea season
Replies: 3
Views: 1158

Re: Flea season

No product will kill the fleas in the corner... They have to get on the dog to be exposed to the pesticide. Temps are starting to drop in many places, fleas are looking for a warm food supply for the winter.
by dog dr
Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What could it be?
Replies: 8
Views: 2726

Re: What could it be?

Addisons?