Thu, Feb 16 2017 6:50 PM
I am trying to post about my dogs seizures on the forum and I can't. It keeps talking about blocks and quotes.
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Thu, Feb 16 2017 6:26 PM
Well I guess you finally managed. I have had the same problem. I tried days back - about seizures too! I just kept getting messages about quotes and that there had to be text in the dialogue box. Maybe I'll try again.
Thu, Feb 16 2017 6:50 PM
This is is the message I am getting 'Posts must have some content in the body and quote blocks must match'. I can only post on this page - not on the dedicated Health Forum page. This was my post Hello. My border collie is around 16 and a half years old. About 3 years ago she was diagnosed with... more
Tue, Feb 7 2017 12:21 PM
Good Morning all, am I surprised to be the first for a Feb thread. We let Rocky's gotcha day go by very quietly, I am sure Ron doesn't even remember what day it is. It was ground hog day in 2008 that we drove 100 miles to go check out that "Newfoundland Pup" that I fell in love with just seeing him on Pet Finder. As we all now know he was a Lab but still loved so much. I find that I miss him a lot and still think of him often. Garth is being a very good brother to Trisha... more
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Mon, Feb 6 2017 4:09 PM
H ello hello! Ive actually thot about getting here but thats as far as I got! We had a great time the last week of J anuary . Because the 24th was the fifth anniversary of Mikes death Rob Asked if he could come down and be with us...and of course Isabella came too! Nothing like our adorable girl... more
Tue, Feb 7 2017 12:21 PM
I am sorry you guys and sounds like Doug too are having such cold temps. We set a record High yesterday and looks like today will do the same. Supposed to be 72. I guess it is the time of years for Moms, mine has also been in the hospital 2x's in 2 weeks. They finally came to the conclusion she... more
Fri, Jan 20 2017 8:07 PM
Bel ated Happy New Year everyone. Mom ended up back in the hospital on New Year's Eve day and was just released on Thursday. Seems she had accumulated more fluid in her lungs plus some pneumonia to make things extra special. She was in ICU 4 or 5 days, then moved to the regular unit. The dogs are sleeping away as I type this--Ronnie is doing some new obedience stuff (here at home--nothing fancy or formal classes or anything like that). He seems to love it, and he's pretty good at it... more
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Thu, Jan 19 2017 6:42 PM
Tracy I was wondering earlier today where you were. I actually had that conversation 11years ago and she got very agitated even though she was totally out of it. When I called the n ext morning to see how she was doing she was up in a chair eating her breakfast. very lucid and almost completely... more
Fri, Jan 20 2017 7:53 PM
Glenda, I'm glad to hear your Mom is doing as well as can be expected. Being overly medicated definitely makes the dementia symptoms seem even more severe. We've noticed that, too. However, when they take her off some of the drugs, she becomes very distraught and agitated, even belligerent. So... more
Fri, Jan 20 2017 8:07 PM
Aging parents is SOOO Not for cowards! I've said that for years ... that said, it has made David and I **adamant** that we are going to make SURE this house is ready for us as we age. So our quality of life won't be diminished by things like a lack of ramps or accessibility. My Mom was SO terrified... more
Thu, Jan 19 2017 4:44 PM
We seem to be fading away. Once, we had an active vibrant community. Then we got improved. Warm weather in MN. Dog park was crowded over the weekend. Actually walked the sidewalks with Sky today. He found a bunny at the park, but called off it easily. He knows they can run faster than he can. Our house has new siding now. All the outside surfaces have been replaced now-doors, windows, roof. Only thing we have left is re routing the rain drain system . State law says it can not connect... more
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Thu, Jan 19 2017 10:05 AM
In the pre-conversation "interview" with David *I* said "Love me? Love my dogs!" and David said "I don't dance!" 20 years later we are still trying hard not to change each other LOL ... it just gets a tad more difficult the more set in our ways we become. rotf laughing
Thu, Jan 19 2017 11:06 AM
January and the thermometer is going to 40F. Snow melt going down the street and heavy fog. Drops of water coming off the trees, and I don't think I want Sky running through the run off at the dog park today, He smelled funky yesterday. Probably start getting reports of cars going through the ice... more
Thu, Jan 19 2017 4:44 PM
I posted a long post in the other January thread but just wanted to say hello over here and concur that it's a bummer that we don't have as much activity on the site, but I'm glad it's not totally gone. Even though I don't post as often, I think of all of you frequently. I don't... more
Fri, Jan 6 2017 4:49 AM
Raising and caring for a dog is serious and hard work, pretty much like raising a child. If you have a good idea of the temperament and the needs of your pup, you will be better able to train and socialize him. This, in turn, will help him grow into a sociable and well-adjusted dog. The basic temperament, nature and physical characteristics of a pooch depend on the breed. Almost all breeds have strong and distinct characteristics that set them apart from each other. A dog DNA test will get you more... more
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Sun, Jan 8 2017 2:11 PM
Wow it's been a few years I left after they changed the design of the forum. A lot has gone on think last time I was here maybe 2013 after my Daisy passed. I lost my Lucky September 28th had to put her down she was 16. Also lost KittyKitty she was in her 20s. I only have Copper left he's 14 also still have my stray carsmelly. Friday I got a puppy from a lady I didn't know until I went to see the puppy that she was only 6 weeks old the lady told me the father is half pit she doesn't... more
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Thu, Jan 5 2017 9:17 AM
HI!!!! You HAVE been busy!! I suspect what they are calling "puppy pyoderma" is likely demodectic mange -- if you email me at callieatcritturs@yahoo.com I will send you info on Demodex and how to deal with it.
Sun, Jan 8 2017 2:11 PM
Hi I just sent you an email :)
Sun, Jan 1 2017 8:06 AM
Starting to get cold out. Ran Sky at the WMA and the puddles had ice. Grass is still green. We are getting the house resided. The old steel has a lot of years on it and is peeling. Glad I don't have to work outside any more. Apparently my wife is getting old. Her AARP card arrived. Wife is trying a new craft-engraving rocks. Using a rotary tool and limestone blocks, she is attempting to make a welcome stone marker for my son featuring a moose. Could be neat, or i could be sleeping in... more
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Sat, Dec 31 2016 7:11 PM
Happy New Year to everyone! I'm pretty sure I'll be in bed by 10, but maybe I'll make it to midnight. The dogs are already all curled up on their beds. The wind has picked up quite a bit so they aren't too excited about going outside. Mom is back in the hospital--more fluid on her lungs... more
Sat, Dec 31 2016 8:46 PM
Kate I am so sorry your Mom is back in the hospital. You have my good thots and prayers. Our only "special" is to go to a movie tonight. The idiots are all outside letting off firecrackers and poor Charlie HATES IT so much. But at this point he's more "resigned" than actively... more
Sun, Jan 1 2017 8:06 AM
H appy new year everyone! Its not easy to look back on 2016 and count blessings since it was not onw of our better years but I came up with a few...isabwlla Rose was birn, mim survived an energency appendectomy and Ryan is now a departme nt head. . Oh and i luved through several more nasty allwegic... more
Sat, Dec 17 2016 2:08 AM
Every year in the United States, there are more than 4.7 million dog related injuries, and 800,000 incidents that require medical treatment, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. www.chicagodogbiteinjurylawyers.com indicate that the number of serious injuries annually is rising. There are four essential socialization exercises that should be trained with your dog, to prevent dog bite injuries. We will discuss some of the situations that precipitate a dog bite, and how to encourage confidence... more
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Fri, Dec 16 2016 3:07 PM
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Mon, Nov 28 2016 4:24 PM
Introducing Trisha....gotcha day Sat., Nov. 26
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Thu, Dec 1 2016 9:52 AM
It's hard to believe we're already into the first weekend of November! I tried to stay up for the 7th game of the World Series--too late for me, but what a game. Today's a teaching day, so I'm off to class in a bit.
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Wed, Nov 30 2016 7:18 AM
how fun! and shes a beauty!
Wed, Nov 30 2016 8:24 PM
Oh my goodness--she is seriously adorable! Trisha, welcome to the iDog family!
Thu, Dec 1 2016 9:52 AM
Hi everyone. Happy belated Thanksgiving. Dr. put my hand in a "spica splint" ... I have this long fancy-named (de Quervain's tenosynovitis) -- and the HUGE joke is -- it's a "sports" injury (ME??? ummm ... NOT possible!! LOL) -- you also get it from texting and "gaming"... more
Tue, Nov 29 2016 12:34 AM
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur each year in the United States. Almost 20 percent of these bites need immediate medical attention. Unfortunately, the rate of dog bites is higher among children compared to adults. Every dog has the potential to bite. In fact, most dog bites occur when playing with familiar dogs. Dog bites often result in serious physical injuries. Most victims, however, are emotionally scarred for life,... more
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Thu, Nov 17 2016 10:48 AM
A LOT HAS GONE ON SINCE I WAS LAST HERE..AS LEAST AS FAR AS POSTING GOES. I HAVE TRIED AND TRIED AND IT JUST WOULDN'T POST. FIRST OF ALL, WE LOST OUR GOLDEN RETRIEVER, S OPHIE, ON OCT. 12 TO HEMANGIOSARCOMA. SHE HAD A TUMOR ON HER LIVER THA WAS NOT DETECTED AND IT RUPTURED. SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN 13 COME JAN. 8. SHE WAS 11 YEARS, 5 WEEKS WHEN WE ADOPTED HER AND WE HAD HER FOR 20 MONTHS. SHE WAS THE SWEETEST THING AND WE NICKNAMED HER SWEET PEA. SHE IS SORELY MISSED I HAD BEEN HAVING A LOT... more
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Tue, Nov 15 2016 8:27 PM
Sandra, I am so sorry to hear about Sophie. That she got to spend her retirement with you is surely a happy memory she took with her to the Bridge. (((hugs))) And, it sounds like you have had some major health issues lately! Have the stents helped? Will they do a similar procedure for your left leg?... more
Thu, Nov 17 2016 10:48 AM
I am so sorry you lost Sophie. She sounded like such a nice girl. BUT what you guys do for older dogs is just so wonderful!!! I MISS YOU!!! – you will never know how often I talk to people and mention Hunter. Yes, 10 years later after Billy got IMHA (and what ... way over 15 years since Hunter was... more
Tue, Nov 15 2016 8:59 AM
The first pic is our visiting Ground Hog, second pic is the cameo dog who barks all night..sleeps all day, Mr Ground Hog has obviously figure this out.
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Tue, Nov 15 2016 9:06 AM
Check the slide show for both pics
Tue, Nov 15 2016 9:14 AM
Auto correct made "camo" dog cameo, ha. We call him that as obviously this time of year he is hard to find
Sat, Aug 27 2016 11:53 AM
click on pics slide show.
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Tue, Nov 15 2016 9:09 AM
Such a beautiful dog Doug
Sun, Nov 13 2016 1:34 PM
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Tue, Nov 15 2016 12:40 AM
Can anyone dealing with Dry Eye in their dog please tell me about their experience with this horrible affliction and how you and your dog are dealing/living with it? What medication(s)/treatments did your vet prescribe and any other tips/advice that you can share would be greatly appreciated. I don't have complete faith in the vet we are seeing and I don't want my Abbie to lose her vision, or worse, her eyes to this. She has ulcers on her eyes and horrible greenish yellow discharge that is... more
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Thu, Oct 20 2016 8:34 PM
The best time to diagnose Dry Eye is early in the disease before all of the tear tissue has been destroyed. However, Dry Eye has a very varied appearance and can be subtle, especially early in the disease. Veterinary specialists in ophthalmology recommend testing virtually all sore eyes, especially if... more
Tue, Nov 15 2016 12:40 AM
My Sophie was treated for dry eye before her death last month, but turns out to be allery, not dry eye
Wed, Nov 2 2016 12:36 PM
Ever watch a Pyrenees play in a mud puddle . Lovely white hair turning brown. Owners face turning white. Our dog park is drying out now, and we can use the Lowes equipment, but one front corner of the park is a bog. Part of the riverside walking trail has washed out and cut the trails width in half for a ways. But the weather has been great and the park is now home to a revolving crowd of people and dogs.
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Mon, Oct 31 2016 4:39 PM
Happy Halloween to everyone and to your 4-legged furry goblins! We get tons of kids at our door, so it presents a challenge with Ruby. DH has to hang on to her leash while I pass out the candy. We don't let her get too close to the door because we worry she'll jump on the kids, or worse. When... more
Tue, Nov 1 2016 11:47 AM
The wood is walnut. A few of the pieces of tree are big enough to make boards, but are too heavy for me to lift. Got enough logs to have some fun making bowls and candlestick holders-thats the wife idea. Had about 50 kids at the house last night begging for candy. Sky was excited, watching out the... more
Wed, Nov 2 2016 12:36 PM
Just erased my post! Warm here today--in the mid-60s, so I bathed all the dogs outside. Mozey is now trying to dry her feet. It might get to 70 tomorrow--amazing. Ginger, we completed the pet therapy training program offered at our community college. It had a course for the humans, a course (8 weeks... more
Thu, Oct 20 2016 8:31 PM
Lovely young ( nearly 2) spayed female who really wa nts to play . When she's off lead can get overexcited and starts jumping at me and biting. T oday, her bites were extremel y hard and, although I was wearing a thick coat, managed to bruise my arm. I'm starting to think I'd be better not to let her off lead unless there's another dog she can play with.
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Thu, Oct 20 2016 8:21 PM
I am loo king for advice on how to pick a good puppy food. I would like to hear opinions and why you like certain foods etc. Thanks in Advance. 12 week old chow he came with B eneful puppy food.
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Thu, Aug 6 2015 5:04 PM
That's a great site! I personally won't use any product made by Diamond, simply because of their history of contamination.
Thu, Sep 3 2015 12:12 AM
Hi, thanks for sharing the sites, I didn't care much about what I get for my dogs until I had a labrador that got renal failure during his old days.
Thu, Oct 20 2016 8:21 PM
Use mixture of kibbles and bones
Thu, Oct 20 2016 8:12 PM
DH wants one for Christmas or his birthday. Anyone have one of these? There's lots of vendors that sell them on the web, I don't know really what to look for. Don't want to spend hundreds... Thanks...
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Mon, Sep 10 2007 2:09 PM
Aren't all the good ones gas powered. After all the power to weight ratio of a battery isn't that good. Perhaps that's the real problem with the one we have. The battery probably isn't powerful enough to give it a good lift and then it dies so fast...well, it just isn't fun [8|]. The boat is the... more
Wed, Jul 27 2016 7:36 AM
I was looking for a gift for my nephew this coming weekend and I stumble on this tread, might be old, but this is better than creating a new one. Upon doing some research and checking out some reviews online, this site might be able to help you. C heck out www.thingsreports.com/best-rc-helicopter .... more
Thu, Oct 20 2016 8:12 PM
Those helicopters won't cost hundreds now. But FYI, those toys are vulnerable, so, think twice.
Thu, Oct 20 2016 8:07 PM
How do I get rid of Giardia in the environment, specifically the grass? Our 8 month old shepherd has had it for the last few months and the vet has given him medication for it twice but I think he keeps re- infecting himself when he goes outside. We have been picking up his stool and spraying the spot with a mixture of water and bleach but it's not working. He tested positive for Giardia again yesterday and now our 6 year old border collie is showing symptoms. How do we get it out of the grass... more
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Thu, Oct 20 2016 8:07 PM
1 Remove fecal matter from the yard as soon as possible after it is deposited so the organisms don't have time to move into the soil. Wash your hands thoroughly after removing the matter and disinfect scoopers or shovels with chlorine bleach after use. 2 Disinfect hardscape areas like patios... more
Wed, Oct 12 2016 10:57 PM
I know it's been quite a while but I have Tisha's & Dijon's website back up and running it is http://2poodles.org/ Tisha is now 11 years of age and Dijon is now 12 years of age. Poor old Dijon has slowed down a lot he has atherits real bad now he takes Adequan Canine & Glucosamine HCI 1500mg with MSM. Regular trips to see his doctor. He no longer likes getting in bed with me that bothers me a lot I miss that he no longer like getting on the Sophia as he has fallen off the bed... more
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Thu, Sep 29 2016 6:23 PM
Not walking the river path at the dog park until there is a frost. Gnats go right through the deet. Thanks to several rains a week, we have mosquitos everywhere. Watched a family of tourists taking advantage of the path. They made it about 10 ft into the woods before giving up. It's really too bad as the river walk is really a pretty walk. About a mile long, through a river bottom woodland and along the river. Dog park has a low spot in one corner that the dogs have discovered. Fun to watch... more
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Thu, Sep 29 2016 3:31 PM
P.S. I forgot to say it was great to "see" you, Paige! P.P.S. - You and Sky look great, Doug. What a fun place for the dogs! We have a Lowe's less than a mile from our local animal shelter. I'll have to see if anyone has ever approached them about something similar in our area...
Thu, Sep 29 2016 3:57 PM
Have them put it on high ground. Our unplanned water hazard had about 2 ft of water and is currently similar to a mud wallow. Dogs love it. Owners not so much. Just raked up another wheel borrow full of windfall apples. Still lots in the tree. Wife made crab apple relish today and we have fresh applesauce... more
Thu, Sep 29 2016 6:23 PM
mom seemsxto be hanging in there pretty well. Her dementia is pretty severe too but she is aware that her memory ia like swiss cheese. But. Ahe remembera how wonderful Dixie is and always twlls me to "" take care of our little girl"! Either going to Maine next weekend or th e kids... more
Tue, Sep 27 2016 8:27 PM
For those of you who are trying to create new threads. I clicked on "New Topic" and got this. I presume you do the same. Do you get as far as "Preview Post" and "Publish" buttons on the lower right hand side? Or no buttons appear at all? What internet browser are you using? I'm on Chrome in this window. I'm wondering if this happens in a specific Forum? I created this one in Home > Kennels > iDog, obviously. ;) I'm wondering if... more
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Tue, Sep 27 2016 9:01 AM
I just tried and it seems to be working now. (I work with Chrome here at work; Firefox at home.)
Tue, Sep 27 2016 8:27 PM
I just tried using Mozilla/Firefox and it is working now. You're welcome to delete my two "test threads." I can't do that.