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by dog dr
Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby quail
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Baby quail

I have a couple of newly hatched bob whites (2 days old) that seem to be doing well, but their feet are still curled under. they are up and moving around, but walking on the tops of their feet. Any thoughts?
by dog dr
Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointer Nose Image
Replies: 7
Views: 1702

Re: Pointer Nose Image

make sure he doesnt have a cleft palate. probly fine, but just a thought. think there is a name for a nose like that but cant think of it right now.
by dog dr
Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: 4mo pup...no shots
Replies: 11
Views: 3363

Re: 4mo pup...no shots

Get the vaccinations started and booster in three weeks. The HW test will be negative at this age so just begin a preventative. Depending on which brand you choose, these will take care of most intestinal worms as well. The pup is 4 months old---it only takes a little more than a month for heartwor...
by dog dr
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Couple of worm/health/vet opinions wanted
Replies: 23
Views: 6560

Re: Couple of worm/health/vet opinions wanted

Listen to shags... Best advice in this whole thread.
by dog dr
Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dramamine
Replies: 7
Views: 1364

Re: Dramamine

I usually do 1 mg per lb with Benedryl, which is pretty similar to dramamine.
by dog dr
Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:09 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: worming meds
Replies: 10
Views: 4185

Re:

birddog1968 wrote:Yup normal....you'll see worms in his stool if he has them....I too rarely worm my dogs.
wont see hooks or whips. usually dont see rounds unless they get bad.
by dog dr
Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:55 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Drug interaction question
Replies: 7
Views: 1909

Re:

birddog1968 wrote:Run the full tick panel....dog could have multiple infections....one setter recently from that area had Lyme, anaplasmosis and erlichia.....30 days of doxy didn't do it. Dog is now on 30 days of amox
30 days of doxy didnt help the dog improve, or didnt render a negative test??
by dog dr
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Drug interaction question
Replies: 7
Views: 1909

Re: Drug interaction question

yes
by dog dr
Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Tape Worms - Raw Meat
Replies: 30
Views: 12488

Re: Tape Worms - Raw Meat

Interesting and informative discussion. I think it comes down to a personal choice based on what is happening in your area.. I also suspect it is just a matter of time before Lyme disease and heartworm is common in most areas where they currently are not. What I find interesting in northcentral Mon...
by dog dr
Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Tape Worms - Raw Meat
Replies: 30
Views: 12488

Re: Tape Worms - Raw Meat

I have a framed picture/chart/diagram, whatever you want to call it, hanging in the clinic that shows number of heartworm positive dogs reported by veterinarians in each state. Its old, from the late 90s I think. BUT, heartworms have been found in every state in the union, with the exception of Alas...
by dog dr
Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Tape Worms - Raw Meat
Replies: 30
Views: 12488

Re: Tape Worms - Raw Meat

Brazosvalleyvizslas wrote:
Montana wrote:Ha!!! We don't have heartworm or lyme desease either.....yet.
I'm calling BS on this.
Me too. Especially the heartworm part.
by dog dr
Sat May 31, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: CZ, Weatherby or ?????
Replies: 47
Views: 9709

Re: CZ, Weatherby or ?????

I have a Weatherby Orion that I have been very happy with. Its an over/under, but i really like the gun and get a lot of compliments on it.
by dog dr
Thu May 15, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP diarrhea for a month
Replies: 14
Views: 5003

Re: GSP diarrhea for a month

I would have your vet (or a different vet) do some more diagnostics and then give you a recommendation, instead of just throwing some random meds at the dog at the advice of folks who may or may not know what they are talking about. :) Not saying the vet is always right, but they should have a littl...
by dog dr
Sat May 10, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Breeder question about pregnant bitch and puppy food
Replies: 18
Views: 5260

Re: Breeder question about pregnant bitch and puppy food

Only problem I know of with supplementing calcium is that if the bitch has extra calcium in her system, then her body wont be forced to mobilize calcium from her bones when milk production starts. Then, when the serious milk demand hits her later, she will be more susceptible to hypo-calcemia. Don't...
by dog dr
Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new pup
Replies: 31
Views: 7840

Re: new pup

RoostersMom wrote:I have a Rooster - my red dog. I decided much before I started pheasant hunting. I do get a lot of crap from people about his name, but I'm a huge John Wayne fan so I went with it.
Yep, Rooster Cogburn, that's why I liked it too. The wife hates it though, so I would probly get vetoed anyway.
by dog dr
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new pup
Replies: 31
Views: 7840

Re: new pup

Karen wrote:


Doc, where's this pup coming from? Just wondering if we're gonna have brothers.

Gene and Nevetta Salmons. Same place as the last one. Ive had him since Friday, but cant decide on a name. Really like Rooster, but might be a problem when pheasant hunting? :D thanks, and keepem coming!
by dog dr
Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new pup
Replies: 31
Views: 7840

new pup

I know this has been done a hundred times before, BUT... for the life of me I cant come up with a name for my new Brittany pup. Its a male. Last one was Chief, and i currently have a Ranger. Suggestions please!
by dog dr
Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Advice on timing of breeding
Replies: 19
Views: 4373

Re: Advice on timing of breeding

Oh for crying out loud, if the man wants to breed his dog, let him do it. He came here asking for advice on when and how, not to be looked down our noses at and questioned to determine if he and his dog will be allowed into the "bird dog breeder" club. sheesh :roll: To the OP: basically you need to ...
by dog dr
Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anger in the Buttry house.
Replies: 29
Views: 8619

Re: Anger in the Buttry house.

how long has she been bleeding?
by dog dr
Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pro Plan NF (prescription formula for kidneys)
Replies: 6
Views: 1881

Re: Pro Plan NF (prescription formula for kidneys)

ask your vet if he has a recipe for a homemade diet that would be easy on the kidneys (basically low protein, low phosphorus, etc). might need to contact a nutritionist at a university. also might ask about a product called Azodyl.
by dog dr
Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Lepto shot
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Re: Lepto shot

Lepto is one of those things that doesnt always get diagnosed definitively, so the statistics regarding reported cases may be misleading. My opinion is vaccinate your dog. Everything that pees can carry lepto.
by dog dr
Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Heart worms
Replies: 24
Views: 8902

Re: Heart worms

you might ask your vet about doing the 2 shot protocol (2 shots 24 hrs apart). That should reduce the cost.
by dog dr
Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brucellosis test
Replies: 44
Views: 8768

Re: Brucellosis test

Havent heard anything about it.
by dog dr
Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brucellosis test
Replies: 44
Views: 8768

Re: Brucellosis test

we charge $50, buts that because we send them all in to the state lab. we used to do the in house test, but frankly i have so few requests for canine brucellosis tests that the in house tests would expire before i could get even close to using them up. For a while you couldnt get the in house test, ...
by dog dr
Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: WORMS?
Replies: 10
Views: 3576

Re: WORMS?

reba wrote:Thanks to all that responded. It help me make my decision.

This morning they all got Drontal Plus.

Saturday the two GSP are going to rattlesnake avoidance.
Better give them something for fleas or the tapes will be back.
by dog dr
Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Man Awarded $145,000 in the Shooting of His Dog
Replies: 59
Views: 12764

Re: Man Awarded $145,000 in the Shooting of His Dog

Not saying markj is a wolf. Geez, I am not a wolf, nor do I belive I can whip the world. I said I would go after the guy in that situation. Never said I was the baddest guy around. We do training now for active shooter, this training is go for the shooter and stop his actions. Its what will happen ...
by dog dr
Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Team Momentum
Replies: 47
Views: 15270

Re: Team Momentum

another thing to keep in mind is that generally the more of something you buy, the less you have to pay for it per unit. we quit selling ear tags at the vet clinic because Farm and Home could sell them cheaper than we could buy them. I wouls imagine the same thing goes for dog food inputs as well.
by dog dr
Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Man Awarded $145,000 in the Shooting of His Dog
Replies: 59
Views: 12764

Re: Man Awarded $145,000 in the Shooting of His Dog

Took care of a kid at the end of my shift the other day, 6am - big, ex-football, ex-military dude, trouble with the Mrs...shot in the left chest with a 9mm handgun. Begging for all the help he could get between bouts of spitting frothy red blood all over the place. Life is different for him now. Ba...
by dog dr
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Man Awarded $145,000 in the Shooting of His Dog
Replies: 59
Views: 12764

Re: Man Awarded $145,000 in the Shooting of His Dog

Took care of a kid at the end of my shift the other day, 6am - big, ex-football, ex-military dude, trouble with the Mrs...shot in the left chest with a 9mm handgun. Begging for all the help he could get between bouts of spitting frothy red blood all over the place. Life is different for him now. Ba...
by dog dr
Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Man Awarded $145,000 in the Shooting of His Dog
Replies: 59
Views: 12764

Re: Man Awarded $145,000 in the Shooting of His Dog

This is NOT a good thing, in my opinion. if the dog was worth $10,000, then that's what the owner should have been awarded. Then the shooter should be charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and possibly reckless endangerment. But to give the owner that much money for the dog sets a terrible pr...
by dog dr
Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Latest on EIC
Replies: 1
Views: 537

Re: Latest on EIC

Definitely interesting. Thanks for posting that!
by dog dr
Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Older dog Joint Care?
Replies: 22
Views: 8926

Re: Older dog Joint Care?

we have many clients that have seen benefit from a product called Steadfast. Almost everybody i sell it to comes back for more.
by dog dr
Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: fleas
Replies: 28
Views: 6138

Re: fleas

7 wks and up
by dog dr
Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: fleas
Replies: 28
Views: 6138

Re: fleas

Last year Bayer came out with a new flea collar called Seresto for fleas and ticks. Living in the southeast, we have very heavy parasite burdens( got bit by a mosquito last week), and flea populations never seem to go away. With this new product, I have heard nothing but great things about them fro...
by dog dr
Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: fleas
Replies: 28
Views: 6138

Re: fleas

cole.nelson782 wrote:What about using the front line spray??
its still frontline. I still have some clients that say the frontline is working for them, so i tell them to keep using it. But I have ALOT more that say it isnt, and have switched to comfortis or trifexis and are very happy.
by dog dr
Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: fleas
Replies: 28
Views: 6138

Re: fleas

When we moved to our house 25 years ago it had fleas and needless to say so did our dogs after about 10 minutes in here. We spent a fortune and a lot of time on sprays, flea collars, bombs, powders, and all sorts of stuff because I thought the sentinel our vet recommended was too expensive. Finally...
by dog dr
Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: body shaking
Replies: 8
Views: 1682

Re: body shaking

what did you find out?
by dog dr
Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: fleas
Replies: 28
Views: 6138

Re: fleas

if your only treating 1 animal out of 3, you might as well not treat any of them. And, Frontline has been around long enough that fleas are starting to show some resistance, imo.
by dog dr
Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: body shaking
Replies: 8
Views: 1682

Re: body shaking

Its Saturday... dont jackleg around and wait to call your vet tomorrow when he wants to go to church, hang out with his kids, watch the big game, or all 3. Call him (or her) this morning. Please.
by dog dr
Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Frontline and Heartguard
Replies: 4
Views: 1009

Re: Frontline and Heartguard

in Kentucky you definitely need something for heartworm prevention.
by dog dr
Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Cross Breed
Replies: 49
Views: 21782

Re: New Cross Breed

markj wrote:I am waiting for the person that will brred a bulldog to a shitzu :) make me a BullShitz puppy
Ive seen one of those! A client of mine had one a couple years ago. Cool lookin dog, really. Died of kidney failure, I believe.
by dog dr
Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Cross Breed
Replies: 49
Views: 21782

Re: New Cross Breed

If a certain breed has a problem, then crossing it with another will usually help to reduce or eliminate that problem. Dilution, so to speak. Im not sure what to make of most of the posts on this thread. Alot of dog breeds have come about from cross-breeding other already established breeds of dogs,...
by dog dr
Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Outdoor photos
Replies: 27
Views: 6345

Re: Outdoor photos

Gorgeous pictures, every one of them! I challenge anyone to look at pictures like that and tell me theres not a God.
by dog dr
Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Compelling reason to neuter older dog?
Replies: 6
Views: 1293

Re: Compelling reason to neuter older dog?

shags wrote: When they're elderly, they're gonna come down with something, sometime whether they are intact or not. IMO there is no reason to neuter males unless there is a specific problem that neutering will help.
+1
by dog dr
Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Blue Commercials
Replies: 63
Views: 16227

Re: Blue Commercials

another one. long read but interesting.

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/sci ... riculture/
by dog dr
Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Blue Commercials
Replies: 63
Views: 16227

Re: Blue Commercials

just a couple quick things i found. Takes a little reading, but the gist is organic isnt as organic as you might think.

http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/CoopExt/ ... rganic.htm

http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu/AgNatRes/Pubs/' ... _farms.pdf
by dog dr
Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Blue Commercials
Replies: 63
Views: 16227

Re: Blue Commercials

changing a grain so we can reduce the amount of chemicals we have to use in our environment, increase yields, and reduce the amount of fuel we use to produce a crop is stupid. Wonder if you should re think this. Ezzy Corn that contains a pesticide (Bacillis Thuringensis) is exactly what I want to e...
by dog dr
Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Weird Question....Dog Size
Replies: 5
Views: 2403

Re: Weird Question....Dog Size

I dont know if the number of times fed per day has any effect on their ultimate development, as long as they are getting a sufficient number of calories and quality calories. The body adapts to make the most efficient use of the food it consumes. Is being outside versus inside a stressor? depends on...
by dog dr
Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sport dog E collar opinions needed
Replies: 7
Views: 614

Re: Sport dog E collar opinions needed

I've always been happy with my sport dogs. Great customer service IMO.
by dog dr
Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Parvo shot question
Replies: 7
Views: 1320

Re: Parvo shot question

take him out and let him run where there isnt a lot of dog traffic, and you should be fine. If he has 2-3 shots in him now, then i would say his immunity is good. no way to say that definitively of course, but you cant keepem in a bubble.