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  • Posted 08/04/2010 01:04:50 EDT

    Sometimes when a dog does not drink, they are retaining water and thus are not thirsty - as when there is a kidney problem, which can be as simple as the flu  or any virus gone to the kidneys.    Stic more »

  • Posted 08/04/2010 01:04:50 EDT

          We all get the flu/ cold viruses,  and Dogs are susceptible.  They say- Vet bulletins-  that 3 common ones  and swine flu  for this season are ones dogs are known to be  able to catch from peopl more »

  • Posted 08/04/2010 01:03:46 EDT

       For sure - you may have to bundle up,  but dashing inside immediately can't be allowed to work.  If pup wants to go in,  the message is- then squat and do it now.    Like everyone's Mom used to say more »

  • Posted 08/04/2010 01:03:25 EDT

    Are you even an occasional knitter?  as in making a rib knit cuff? more »

  • Posted 08/04/2010 01:03:25 EDT

    Pingo       actually the stunning jacket comes from a place in Vancouver Brittish Columbia  that makes fake sheepskin dog vest liners that are excellent for warmth, and real wool and such, real sheeps more »

  • Posted 08/04/2010 01:03:25 EDT

    Oh come on, $220 for a real sheepskin vest for the dog,  he would hardly it notice in the pile of vet bills  and feed store sales slips!  :) more »

  • Posted 08/04/2010 01:03:25 EDT

        Hunter orange was chosen because it is unlike any color of an animal anyone would want to shoot,  visible agains brush and foliage,  and visible at a great distance.      There is nothing intrinsi more »

  • Posted 08/04/2010 01:03:25 EDT

         So  happy it is not frostbite after all!    Coincidence -  what seemed like a not-feeling-well virus  probably was.       Out near Quabbin, I thought they used little salt-  But drying, irritatin more »

  • Posted 08/04/2010 01:03:25 EDT

         She probably already appreciates the coat and foot warmth.   I like the higher thicker neck portion - so many dog coats cut away round the neck  so one size fits more dogs,  but Gracie's coat loo more »

  • Posted 08/04/2010 01:03:24 EDT

    Oh dear-  she is a short haired and temperate climate dog. Was she out on any of the super cold  and windy days?     Very cold climate dogs not only have that 3-5 inch fur coat  with lots of lanolin  more »

  • Posted 08/04/2010 01:02:29 EDT

    Clashfan - your kitty does have a fierce look here, could probably stand up to our dogs.

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  • Posted 08/04/2010 01:02:29 EDT

    Chicken that is cut small enough so that it can quickly be brought back to a boil when added to boiling water, then cooked 3-4 min,  does not lose all that much in nutrients, AND  the surface bacteria more »

  • Posted 08/04/2010 01:02:29 EDT

    My grandmother did the same thing for her cats as her under 3 children and numerous grandchildren :  food to be served cut very small, like toddler meat,  she would cook all at once, keep out 2 days w more »

  • Posted 08/04/2010 01:02:29 EDT

        I make dog stew for our doggies.  But we also feed them some high quality dog kibble.     You have to have a solution you can live with,  cat can live and be healthy with,  and that is not such a more »

  • Posted 08/04/2010 01:01:26 EDT

        A vet once told my Mom - who loves cats as well as dogs -  Vasoline makes some cats nuts, and is not only slippery, to keep them raiding the food supply ( in a step on pedal  bin)   but has the ad more »

  • Posted 08/04/2010 01:01:26 EDT

      

    Pinkkittie sometimes our Mom's really do know best!

    But don't tell them that, they would be insufferable. more »

  • Posted 08/04/2010 01:01:26 EDT

    kar "(Wag, I missed the photo before, what a cuttie!  Love those big, floppy, curly-haired ears.)"       Photo came through first as a red dot.   Yes, a handsome little dog,  considered a "throwaway"  more »

  • Posted 08/04/2010 01:01:26 EDT

          Does  Cat  use the bathroom for a litterbox?  such that you do not want to exclude kitty or frighten kitty in that room?      We had short term custody of a spaniel while it's owner had surgery, more »

  • Posted 08/04/2010 12:56:08 EDT

    50 pounds at how many months/ weeks?  Wag more »

  • Posted 08/04/2010 12:56:08 EDT

          But she needs to play by herself!   Meanwhile, the way head/neck/shoulders have broadened, she is looking more dog than pup.  Healthy looking- really beautiful! more »

  • Posted 08/04/2010 12:56:07 EDT

        Shelters, and the local dog pounds that many towns keep for dogs that stay a day or 2 lost (or taken from emergency scenes while owners may be hospitalized)  always want decent brands of food. more »

  • Posted 08/04/2010 12:56:01 EDT

    kargiver-  you are right. I will amend what I said.  When changing feeds by the owner's choice, mixing old and new may save GI upset and ease transition of foods over a week's time.      But if a dog more »

  • Posted 08/04/2010 12:56:01 EDT

         Any dog trainer will tell you, nothing so great as dried liver bits,  and oh how wonderful your coat pockets smell forever when you carry packets for training. A combination of eau de vomit and 5 more »

  • Posted 08/04/2010 12:55:59 EDT

        When changing over a dog's food, it is usually recommended that you start with a small bag of the new, and mix with some of the old food to start with, for at least a week transition, so as not to more »

  • Posted 08/04/2010 12:55:57 EDT

         KEK - you might want to try Iams Senior (rather than other brands like the Purina for older dogs.)  The Iams is enough lower in proteins etc to be good for older bladders and kidneys, and your do more »

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