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by dog dr
Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Weird Question....Dog Size
Replies: 5
Views: 2441

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: 685

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: 1387

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.
by dog dr
Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: possible rabies exposure?
Replies: 6
Views: 1684

Re: possible rabies exposure?

if your dog is current on rabies vaccine you have nothing to worry about. rabies virus is shed in the saliva of an infected animal, and then the virus needs to come into contact with a mucous membrane or open wound, sore, etc.
by dog dr
Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Please Help!!
Replies: 19
Views: 3151

Re: Please Help!!

don't let up because you are seeing improvement. most likely she will eventually try and challenge you again. read big jakes post again, good advice there, IMHO.
by dog dr
Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Spaying older bitch
Replies: 6
Views: 1369

Re: Spaying older bitch

The biggest things i look at as far as bloodwork is concerned is the liver and kidney function. these are important for processing the anesthesia. Also the red blood cell count and the platelet count, which tell you if their is a bleeding risk, and the white blood cell count that tells you if there ...
by dog dr
Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Spaying older bitch
Replies: 6
Views: 1369

Re: Spaying older bitch

with a 9 yr old i would recommend the bloodwork, but its totally your call. I have spayed plenty of old dogs that did just fine, no troubles, but you never know. I guess the next question i have, is the "low cost spay neuter clinic" available for emergencies, or does your regular vet get to climb ou...
by dog dr
Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Right time to spay my Brittany
Replies: 40
Views: 12776

Re: Right time to spay my Brittany

As always, Mr. Gubernat hit the nail on the head. Excellent post!
by dog dr
Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tail docking
Replies: 31
Views: 9338

Re: Tail docking

It amazes me that some vets actually argue with people on this. I MAKE the owner show me EXACTLY where they want the tails cut, that way they cant complain about the end product.
by dog dr
Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Right time to spay my Brittany
Replies: 40
Views: 12776

Re: Right time to spay my Brittany

I would wait till at least a year. Sex hormones are responsible for closing the growth plates in the bones. If the sex hormones are removed (via castration or spay), the growth plates don't close when they should and the bones keep growing for a time. Theory is the longer bones change some of the fo...
by dog dr
Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pad Injury
Replies: 8
Views: 1573

Re: Pad Injury

Neosporin and tincture of time. :wink:
by dog dr
Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Loss of apetite
Replies: 16
Views: 2655

Re: Loss of apetite

that will work.
by dog dr
Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Loss of apetite
Replies: 16
Views: 2655

Re: Loss of apetite

atothek wrote:In the previous post I meant 50mg :)
that makes A LOT more sense! :)
by dog dr
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Loss of apetite
Replies: 16
Views: 2655

Re: Loss of apetite

seems like a small dose on the metronidazole. i didnt even know they made 5 mg tablets.
by dog dr
Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Loss of apetite
Replies: 16
Views: 2655

Re: Loss of apetite

Metronidazole won't treat coccidia. That's what the Albon is for. Panacur should get the giardia, so you could drop the metronidazole, but talk to your vet first. Basically your vet is double treating the giardia. Giardia can be tough to get rid of, and your dealing with a pup that has another intes...
by dog dr
Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Site Problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1117

Re: Site Problems

Yes I've had the exact same problem. I sent a message to the site manager, don't know if it went thru or not.
by dog dr
Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Good DOGS with GREAT TIMES
Replies: 14
Views: 3790

Re: Good DOGS with GREAT TIMES

jack the dog wrote: Big game hunting and flyfishing is a lonely sport, with our dogs we are always among friends.
I like that statement!! A lot! :D
by dog dr
Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: need advice
Replies: 35
Views: 12079

Re: need advice

Apparently from what I've read , all dogs have mites. Their immune system keeps it under control .When the immune system is weakened , the mites take over. Why my dog would have had a weakened immune system is my real question. Maybe I won't let her sleep in my bed anymore. Done research on the sub...
by dog dr
Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: need advice
Replies: 35
Views: 12079

Re: need advice

Apparently from what I've read , all dogs have mites. Their immune system keeps it under control .When the immune system is weakened , the mites take over. Why my dog would have had a weakened immune system is my real question. Maybe I won't let her sleep in my bed anymore. :) Done research on the ...
by dog dr
Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: need advice
Replies: 35
Views: 12079

Re: need advice

I'm not a vet ; my dog looked like that once. Scrapings showed nothing . My vet prescribed Advantage 55 Multi for 6 months and problem disappeared. She decided the sarcoptic mites were there but can't always be found with a skin scraping.. Not saying this will work for your dog but............ +1. ...
by dog dr
Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rock river arms
Replies: 9
Views: 2487

Re: Rock river arms

What are your goals with the weapon? (Range toy? "bleep" hits the fan? Match?) I'm a rifle nut and would love to talk guns if you would want some advice, whether technical or aesthetic. MOstly it will used for just fun - plinking, range, etc. - but also some coyote hunting. I just think they are a ...
by dog dr
Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rock river arms
Replies: 9
Views: 2487

Rock river arms

Anybody have an AR from these guys? What's your opinion?
by dog dr
Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Good DOGS with GREAT TIMES
Replies: 14
Views: 3790

Re: Good DOGS with GREAT TIMES

Well I'll start this off talking to someone yesterday on the phone I realized I may never own a great dog but I will own good dogs with great times. Like my wife's first double on a covey raise, my son's first chucker at 35 steps my 5 year old daughter asking if she can work dogs my oldest daughter...
by dog dr
Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fat Puppies?
Replies: 23
Views: 5478

Re: Fat Puppies?

Dog Dr your the vet not me & certainly know more then I.My question is how can you have it both ways fat dogs bad & fat pups good? :? to me, if we are gonna compare human babies and dogs, then we would want to see them a little on the chubby side until they are weaned. honestly, tho, i am speculati...
by dog dr
Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fat Puppies?
Replies: 23
Views: 5478

Re: Fat Puppies?

In human babies extra fat is supposed to be good for brain development, or so ive been told. cant say whether its the same for dogs or not, but it makes sense to me. Fat is key component of the nervous system.
by dog dr
Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What should I be feeding my 3 month old Shorthair pup
Replies: 52
Views: 12234

Re: What should I be feeding my 3 month old Shorthair pup

i went back and read "pointstar"s bio and all the posts under that name. there were alot of contradictions. one time there is a reference to his wife, another time to a husband; the bio says he doesnt hunt and that the dog doesnt hunt, but then a post talks about the woods of WI and MI, and the prai...
by dog dr
Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cut toenail and hit quick
Replies: 15
Views: 3898

Re: Cut toenail and hit quick

and remember, ALL bleeding stops eventually! :wink: :wink:
by dog dr
Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Exercise Induced Seizures?
Replies: 15
Views: 5207

Re: Exercise Induced Seizures?

if you can live with the seizures, then maybe try the fish oil and forget the other drugs. phenobarb can cause some liver issues long term. and, I usually don't recommend starting a dog on phenobarb unless the seizures are once a month or more.
by dog dr
Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Exercise Induced Seizures?
Replies: 15
Views: 5207

Re: Exercise Induced Seizures?

If what your using isn't helping, then I would try some phenobarb.
by dog dr
Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog got cut up by a cat, any reason to worry?
Replies: 12
Views: 2200

Re: Dog got cut up by a cat, any reason to worry?

scratches most likely wont be a problem, but any bites I would watch very closely. A cats mouth is a filthy place, and almost every cat bite I have seen ends up abscessing. No scratches to the eye, right??
by dog dr
Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Exercise Induced Seizures?
Replies: 15
Views: 5207

Re: Exercise Induced Seizures?

sure looks and sounds like epilepsy to me, which is something we still dont fully understand even in humans. so after she has a seizure she hunts the rest of the trip day with no issues?? and what medication is she on?
by dog dr
Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Problem with rear legs Yellow Lab
Replies: 16
Views: 3954

Re: Problem with rear legs Yellow Lab

update?
by dog dr
Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Vet visit and diet.
Replies: 33
Views: 6252

Re: Vet visit and diet.

How did i know GMO was next :lol: Mexico just banned the cultivation of GMO corn. http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_28510.cfm In Europe, France, Italy, Poland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Luxembourg, Greece, Serbia and Bulgaria have legislative bans on GMO corn. In Asia, Japan, Thaila...
by dog dr
Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Vet visit and diet.
Replies: 33
Views: 6252

Re: Vet visit and diet.

I fall into that category of recent grads, but don't think it is quite fair to lump us all together, or challenge my ethics because I happen to sell dog food. Ill will be the first to admit I benefited from Hills in school but, I was also the first one my clinic to push for a shift away from Hills....
by dog dr
Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Vet visit and diet.
Replies: 33
Views: 6252

Re: Vet visit and diet.

birddog1968 wrote:How did i know GMO was next :lol:
:D :D
by dog dr
Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Vet visit and diet.
Replies: 33
Views: 6252

Re: Vet visit and diet.

You ever wonder how much money the Science Diet company donates to VET Schools each year? Scholarships etc.? here we go again... :roll: Sorry Doc. That was not directed at you. My vet does not try to up-sell me on anything. It seems some of the Vets fresh out of school try to steer you in certain d...
by dog dr
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Vet visit and diet.
Replies: 33
Views: 6252

Re: Vet visit and diet.

I took two of my dogs to vet the other day, both were due for some vacines. The normal Dr. that I have seen for quite some time was out so he had a sub in his place. He did a quick exam of my Lab and GSP before he gave them their vacines and commented on how great they looked, great muscle tone, cl...
by dog dr
Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Snakebite and Benadryl
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Re: Snakebite and Benadryl

agree with casey - some type of steroid would be better than the anti-histamine.
by dog dr
Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Vetrimec
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: Vetrimec

NOT SAFE FOR DOGS!! the clorsulon added to it for liver flukes is something you want to avoid.
by dog dr
Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointer doesn't drink enough. Any ideas???
Replies: 23
Views: 4341

Re: Pointer doesn't drink enough. Any ideas???

I do feed high fat food and also add raw chicken and hamburger to their food. that may be why they don't drink much. And remember that a belly full of water (or food) prior to a run is a good recipe for gastric torsion, which pretty much equals death in most cases. most dogs would only need about 4...
by dog dr
Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What you puttin in your pigeaon water? antibacterial
Replies: 9
Views: 1496

Re: What you puttin in your pigeaon water? antibacterial

nothing. I fill the bowl every other day, after I rinse the pigeon "bleep" out. have never had a problem.
by dog dr
Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ND Bird numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 2413

Re: ND Bird numbers

I just spent 3 days duck hunting around Devils Lake, ND. We were all surprised that we didn't see at least 1 pheasant while we were there. Really surprised me.
by dog dr
Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany Breeders
Replies: 10
Views: 2022

Re: Brittany Breeders

Also might try Gene Salmons in Liberty, IL. He is a client of mine and has some great dogs in my opinion. Google Nevene kennels and you should find him.
by dog dr
Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Juvenile demodex
Replies: 40
Views: 13175

Re: Juvenile demodex

In any event, my comment about the who influences what in Vet school was not to suggest you could be bribed or meant as an insult, rather to highlight the culture is skewed by powerful commercial interests and as a young student you are exposed to that. Those companies get at students for one reaso...
by dog dr
Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Juvenile demodex
Replies: 40
Views: 13175

Re: Juvenile demodex

Localized demodex is nothing to get worried about. We are talking about a pup that is still growing and dealing with new stressors in life, and for whatever reason his immune response to the demodex just isnt what it should be right now. Treat it with the ivomec, and if it gets better and doesnt co...
by dog dr
Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Juvenile demodex
Replies: 40
Views: 13175

Re: Juvenile demodex

Localized demodex is nothing to get worried about. We are talking about a pup that is still growing and dealing with new stressors in life, and for whatever reason his immune response to the demodex just isnt what it should be right now. Treat it with the ivomec, and if it gets better and doesnt com...
by dog dr
Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy Broken Toe
Replies: 9
Views: 4029

Re: Puppy Broken Toe

Give him 4-6 wks in the splint and he should be fine. If he doesn't start using again after a few days without the splint, then find someone else to X-ray it. If he goes back to normal, like it think he will, then enjoy your pup. At this age they heal quickly, especially with a non displaced fractur...
by dog dr
Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Parvo question
Replies: 12
Views: 2764

Re: Parvo question

by dog dr
Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Parvo question
Replies: 12
Views: 2764

Re: Parvo question

I wouldn't feel comfortable till the pup has had at least 3 preferably 4 rounds of vaccine, with 3 weeks between each one.
by dog dr
Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Growth plates
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Re: Growth plates

only time I really see this is when one of the growth plates of either the radius or ulna (the 2 bones between the elbow and carpus) close early, either due to injury or defect. the other growth plate is okay, so that bone keeps growing, and that makes the leg crooked. usually the legs will bow in o...