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  1. Important Thread Important: First Aid kit for dogs

    Basic First Aid Kit - Basic supplies • Gauze sponges -- 50 four-by-four inch sponges, two per envelope • Triple antibiotic ointment • Rubbing alcohol • Ear syringe -- two ounce capacity • Ace self-adhering athletic bandage -- three-inch width • White petroleum jelly (Vaseline or...

    Started by Michele‎, 03-09-2009 12:32 PM
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  2. Thumbs down Important Thread Important: Keeping Those Fleas Away

    I'd like to hear your opinions voiced on this subject! What I do is pull the dog off the chain, get you some dish soap with alot of suds like some Ajax and wash the hell out of them and dry them off, once your finished use some Gard Star 40%, 3cc's down the neck to the ass end for dogs upto 50...

    Started by Your Worst Nightmare‎, 05-07-2004 01:03 PM
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  3. Thumbs down Important Thread Important: ~ Coccidiosis Infestations ~

    This I found on the internet and have used it many times, saved many dogs! I hope someone will find this useful. :D Mix 5 ounces of Omega 3-Plus with 4 ounces of the Sulfadimethoxine 12 1/2% solution discussed above. This gives me a very palatable mixture of the 5% Albon (Rx) at a 75% or...

    Started by Your Worst Nightmare‎, 05-07-2004 01:10 PM
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  4. Arrow Important Thread Important: ~ Keeping Weight On Pups ~

    I know alot of people have problems once in a while keeping weight on pups (big litters). What have you guys used to keep them pups nice phat and healthy? Of course you should always remember to have them wormed out and free of coccsida :) I use this product called POUNDS PLUS, sometimes I...

    Started by Your Worst Nightmare‎, 05-07-2004 12:54 PM
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  1. Wholesale Dog Food in Eastern Virginia

    I recently moved to Suffolk, VA was wondering if anyone knew of a good place to buy large quantities of Diamond or Black and Gold or any other high protein dog food that is reasonably priced. Back home in TN we would go to feed store and it was 18 or 19 dollars for 40lb bag of Diamond Premium Adult...

    Started by BigMac28‎, 02-28-2015 05:55 PM
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    02-28-2015, 06:38 PM Go to last post
  2. Dog Vaccines Now Being Skipped, Too: Is The Anti-Vaxx Trend Shifting?

    Dog Vaccines Now Being Skipped, Too: Is The Anti-Vaxx Trend Shifting? Feb 7, 2015 06:03 PM By Lecia Bushak As anti-vaccination fears continue to spread among some people, the trend appears to be transferring over to pet owners and their dogs, too. According to New York Magazine, some pet...

    Started by Vicki‎, 02-10-2015 05:00 PM
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    02-22-2015, 12:27 PM Go to last post
  3. deworming 101

    Ok, just got a pup, I'm new here. Dog has been dewormed and I dont want to take him to the vet. Doesnt have worms, but to deworm later, can I buy over the counter dewormer that will work just as good as what the vet will give me? I can buy multiple dewormers if need be. Also, how do dogs catch...

    Started by sleepybuddah‎, 12-19-2010 12:35 PM
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  4. Q&A: Vets weigh in on Fido's food (Cosumer Reports)

    "There's no scientific evidence that any food is better than the next" Pet food prices, what you get by spending more (Note: All but one have received some funding from the pet-food industry.)

    Started by Carson‎, 02-20-2015 12:07 PM
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    02-21-2015, 04:58 AM Go to last post
  5. high % protein dog food and diarrhea

    Anyone ever experienced this I've been feeding this new performance dog food high protein for a few months blue bufflo makes it I've noticed my dog have had diarrhea now for a few days off and on I'm they never had any issues before I'm wondering if it's to much protein or what ?

    Started by lansford101‎, 02-13-2015 10:33 PM
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    02-20-2015, 01:13 PM Go to last post
  6. What Is The Best Dog Food?

    What Is The Best Dog Food? October 27, 2014 By Carlotta Cooper One of the questions dog owners most frequently ask is “What is the best dog food?” That*s also one of the hardest questions to answer for several different reasons. Even good dog foods are always changing Even ...

    Started by Vicki‎, 02-12-2015 03:56 PM
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    02-17-2015, 04:51 PM Go to last post
  7. what's the best kibble feed?

    I'd rather feed raw but,but its time consuming,and with my agenda I presently got a lot on my plate and don't have to time to prepare the raw food for my dogs..I'm thinking of going with diamond naturals but not sure yet..I'd like to get feed back on the top kibble feeds before I do this switch

    Started by sharkstero‎, 02-13-2015 09:16 PM
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    02-16-2015, 11:25 AM Go to last post
  8. Voluntary Recall of Limited Quantity Of Nutrisca Dry Dog Food

    Tuffy’s Issues Voluntary Recall of Limited Quantity Of Nutrisca Dry Dog Food February 12, 2015 By Carlotta Cooper Leave a Comment Tuffy’s Pet Foods, Inc., of Perham, Minnesota, has announced that it is voluntarily recalling certain lots of 4-pound bags of its Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea...

    Started by Vicki‎, 02-12-2015 03:46 PM
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  9. The difference RAW FEEDING has made in my dog

    Beatrix had a vet visit yesterday, her vet is fully on board with raw feeding when done right. I was very proud and pleased when she complimented Bea's coat, weight, muscle tone and distribution, nails, and teeth. I wanted to give you guys and some new comers a little visual of the difference it...

    Started by Beatrix Kiddo‎, 01-28-2015 09:51 AM
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  10. Deos anyone live in a cold state and have their dogs outside?

    Just wondering, my dog is an inside dog so I do not know. There is a big debate my friend and I are having about having outside dogs in the cold. Does anyone live in a cold state and have their APBT housed outside all the time, even in the freexing? I assume leaving them outside isn't the best...

    Started by Michael.‎, 02-04-2015 04:29 PM
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    02-09-2015, 07:37 AM Go to last post
  11. Ivomec

    Is this still something used? I used to buy a bottle of this from the tractor supply for 35$ and it would last what seemed like over a year. The vets always advise against it. I assume because they want you to buy their 65$ per pill stuff. I do the 1/10 of 1cc per 10lbs of body weight, is that...

    Started by Michael.‎, 01-25-2015 01:51 PM
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  12. Puppy Appetite

    My american bulldog puppy is now 10 weeks old, and he just doesn't want to eat much. Whether it is kibble or raw meat, he will just nibble here and there on either one. Could this be due to the teething process? He seems healthy and playful and has been wormed, he does eat a little bit, just...

    Started by Bulldogges‎, 01-30-2015 03:01 PM
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    02-02-2015, 08:48 PM Go to last post
  13. Post raw feeding dog

    hello GD . let me just say i been looking into going raw for my pitbull who is 5 months old around 35 lbs who is on blue buffalo wilderness chicken right now. i got a few questions and if possible answer them in order please 1: why is raw better then kibble? 2:how do i start the trans and how...

    Started by JEEPandELI‎, 01-28-2015 06:18 PM
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  14. Feeding 12 week old puppy too much or too little?

    Hello! I am a first time pitbull owner and i have a beautiful red nose pitbull named Zeus. He is active but of course loves to sleep and i have been wondering about how much I'm feeding him. I bought Zues at 8 weeks. I took him to the vet at about 10 weeks and he was 8 pounds 4 ounces. Since...

    Started by rjdaniels1‎, 09-03-2012 11:36 AM
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  15. Torn ACL

    Has anyone here ever had a dog tear its acl? My dog hasnt been using her rear left leg so i took her to the vet and he is saying that the acl is torn. He recommends a TPLO surgery which he quoted for $3115.

    Started by cheese‎, 05-25-2012 01:17 PM
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  16. Calculating Your Dog's Age Is More Complex Than You Think

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    Started by Vicki‎, 10-19-2014 05:37 PM
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  17. Current RAW cost

    I've been feeding raw for a few weeks now and I'm still buying at the grocery store/butcher shop. So, I really don't have a clue if the price I'm paying is close to the norm or not. But I'm sure curious as to what all the raw feeders are paying at this current time? Also, does 40 lbs of chicken...

    Started by treezpitz‎, 10-16-2013 04:17 PM
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  18. "Your dog is not a wolf; stop trying to feed it like one"

    Pretty good article. I know many here feed raw, we feed our own PMR style diet to some of our dogs, but there is some pretty good insight into why and what modifications should or can be made to make it truly "species appropriate". Your dog is not a wolf; stop trying to feed it like one | The Raw...

    Started by CHAMP‎, 01-14-2015 04:08 PM
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  19. Interview with Raw Feeding Vet

    Check out this interview with Pro-Raw Feeding Vet David Hopper Interview with a Raw Feeding Vet - Raw Dog Food

    Started by Beatrix Kiddo‎, 01-12-2015 03:49 PM
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  20. pregnant female

    I have a female that was due to drop a litter this month. i put her on healthy bones. i did not say that you could not give to pregnant female. but do ya'll think this product could have hardened the pups bones so they could not pass through the birth canal. or to large to past through the birth...

    Started by vellie‎, 01-11-2015 05:44 PM
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  21. Vet recommendation

    I'll be living in Albuquerque in the near future and am looking for a good vet that is apbt friendly. I already carry out all of the worming and flea/tick treatment myself, I just need a vet for booster shots and general problems. I would prefer if the vet would label him as a mixed breed, as my...

    Started by RobR73‎, 01-08-2015 07:36 PM
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  22. yard septic tanks for the dogs

    im planning on making a cheap yard septic tank for the dogs crap. i plan on doing this around April when the ground thaws out a bit. im going to use either a plastic trash can or a metal one. I seen some great videos on Youtube explaining how to do it. just wondering if anyone on here has...

    Started by hardluck‎, 02-28-2012 10:25 AM
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  23. dogs got in a real bad fight help!!!

    while i was away my two females got in a big fight mother and daughter moma got hurt really bad need advice on how to close and heal her wounds she can barely stand or walk she is really hurting please comment asap

    Started by providencepits‎, 11-19-2014 10:58 AM
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  24. Root Canal Vs. Extraction

    Hi, my 2 year old pit-bull broke her upper 4th premolar. My vet said it was the biggest tooth in a dogs mouth. My vet gave me 2 options either root canal or extraction. I have no idea which procedure to do. Extraction is a lot cheaper than root canal but I just want to do what is right for her.

    Started by bur‎, 01-01-2015 09:43 PM
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  25. My 7 yr old dog is $#@!ting pure blood and very lethargic.. Please anyone(ASAP)

    Dog $#@!ted blood today and he seems to have no energy. Im taking him to the vet tomorrow but any recommended tests that i should get and any ideas what this can be? Symptoms- blood squirting out ass. Threw up his kibble... No appetite but e drinks lots of water... Hes very lethargic.. He...

    Started by MyPoorAnimal‎, 12-23-2014 02:49 AM
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  26. AAFCO admits rendered pets in pet food

    I'm just going to go ahead and leave this here.... AAFCO Admits Rendered Pets in Pet Food - Bullmarket French Bulldogs When I first wrote an article years ago stating that some pet food companies were using the rendered remains of euthanized pets in their food (under the ingredient...

    Started by Beatrix Kiddo‎, 10-31-2014 11:03 AM
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  27. puppie with no balls

    Hi , At 2 month my puupie still havent his balls where it should be , is there a chance that it drop down later ? My vet told me tha balls will never go down if they arent there by 2 month already .

    Started by edgar86‎, 09-19-2014 08:19 PM
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  28. Raw feeding helpful references/cheat sheets

    Here are a couple helpful references for any beginner or seasoned raw feeders.

    Started by Beatrix Kiddo‎, 12-10-2014 10:00 AM
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  29. winter weight

    how much does everybody usually let theyre dogs gain for the winter? I didn't realise it until today but my dog has gained almost 10 pounds. Looks like i should probably cut it back a few.

    Started by apbtk9‎, 02-14-2010 03:51 PM
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  30. Ever seen this...

    I don't need help fixing it, got it taken care of already and its healed up completely, but I'm curious if anyone has seen anything like this before... This was before I cleaned it and started meds. Then I noticed on the opposite paw another appeared to be coming through..

    Started by pookie!‎, 12-07-2014 07:17 PM
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    12-13-2014, 08:18 AM Go to last post

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