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02-08-2003, 08:10 AM
I took my dog to the vet this week cause he was coughing alot...snoring....and short of breath. He also has trouble jumping up and going up and down stairs. The vet says he needs to lose about 3 lbs. He started baby aspirin twice a day and glucosamine 500mgm once a day. I feel like I now have to start a training routine just for the dog. He's a toy apricot poodle, 10 yrs old and about 12 lbs. I always think its amazing animals get the same illnesses as people and the things we do cause we love them so much. He now is on diet dog food......I have to drag him out for walks (he's a couch potatoe) and play hide and seek when we try to get him to take his medication. So far his best hiding spot is under the bed. Anybody else do special things just for their pets?;)
02-08-2003, 08:21 AM
Maybe you should start him on ECA?
02-08-2003, 08:24 AM
Maybe you could make him drag a 10 lb plate around for an hour or so? More might overtrain the thing, so start light....:)
02-08-2003, 08:25 AM
The baby aspirin is coated.....$4.99 for 20.
02-08-2003, 08:27 AM
buy a couple of grams of aspirin powder, and a scale. Measure out the powder, and give to the pooch with some type of treat
02-08-2003, 08:39 AM
If my kids get an ice cream from the good humor man and my older dog is around, I have to get him one, too. Otherwise, he will go sulk in a corner. looks just like a kid, too.
02-08-2003, 08:41 AM
Oh and I forgot he now has to have his teeth brushed every other day cause he has gingivitis and if it doesnt get better he has to go see a dentist. I didnt even know they had dog dentists.:omg:
I love my pets, they have a larger understanding of things then we understand, they need to be huged, they need to feel understanding, they need to moan and feel down, they need to dream, they need to smell the smells that they like, they understand more than we think.
My cat can open doors, turn on the sink, he bites me toes if he doesnt get his favourite food.
My dog does all kinds of weird stuff, the thing I like the best is that everynight when we turn of the lights in the house, he walks around and checks all the exits, then goes to bed him self, sometimes he tries to sleep in the guest room if the cat has open the door, but he sneaks out of there if he hears that we get up.
02-08-2003, 08:43 AM
You wanna know what's tough? Brushing a cat's teeth. I don't recommend that without kevlar and 3" thick steel body armour.
hehe, Ive done that, its stressing, giving them a bath to is dangerous.
02-08-2003, 09:16 AM
I have a 14 year old dog, her name is Kayla, she getting on in age, so I may have to put her down soon.
On the bright side, I have a cat, he'll be 1 year old at the end of February. He's not too bright right now, he's already set his tail on fire. Here's a previous post I did a while ago.[How To Give A Cat A Pill (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?threadid=23684)
Originally posted by Lizzie
Anybody else do special things just for their pets?;)
Every time my wife and I go shopping, we come home with more things for our dog than for us. He's spoiled rotten.
Just some girl
02-08-2003, 03:37 PM
just to be sure....lizzie, is your dog on heart worm medication? and has he always been on it, every month? or have there been times he hasnt gotten his medicine?
02-08-2003, 04:11 PM
I do things just for my cat.
I yell at him to STFU and I curse at him if he pisses somewhere. just for him.
You have to be strict with cats.
then again im also just jealous of his supreme bb genetics
02-08-2003, 04:40 PM
We chase Gracie around the house while she carries something in her mouth. We take both our dogs for walks around the neighborhood. Gracie takes something to hold in her mouth the whole time.
I'm glad your dog's diagnosis was as good as it was. When Midnight was coughing all the time I thought she had heartworms. It ended up being congestive heart failure. We had her on Enalapril and Lasix for about a year until we finally had to have her put her to sleep. :cry:
02-08-2003, 07:36 PM
my dog comes inside whenever there is a thunderstorm.
02-09-2003, 09:47 AM
You should put the dog into fights with OTHER dogs. Remember White Fang? That was COOL.
nah..thats not good Gyno!
Anyways, when it comes animals and animal care you americans are superior to Norwegians, Norwegians treat animals like ****, in both England and Usa there is an RSPCA, animal police, in norway there is nothing like that, our culture does have not any greater understand for animals, in my eyes thats very sad.
02-09-2003, 10:20 AM
try the mediterranean countries rock. they dont give half a **** about the cats or dogs there
02-09-2003, 10:25 AM
give your dog some clenbuterol and twice weekly shots of enanthate, that'll fix him up in no time!
I havent had a pet in like three years, I think its time for me to get a new dog shortly....
02-09-2003, 11:58 AM
Every great once in a while my dog has nightmares and he sleeps at the foot of my bed. So sometimes when I hear him whining in the middle of the night i nudge him so he wakes up from his dream. If someone walks in while I'm sleeping he jumps up and growls at them. The nice thing is if I'm eating junk food he gets a bit of it. I think it's his way of trying to keep me from eating too much. :D
02-09-2003, 12:04 PM
i hope your doggie is ok
i dont really do anything special for my dog anymore
he is too lazy since he has bad arthritis in his back legs by his hips
he has a disformality in his gums. and since he drools.. he gets infections there and he smells horrible
he could get surgery but its not worth it because there are chances he could die from it
i try to help him out when i can though
02-17-2003, 01:10 PM
here i took these today while i had my camera out
i was outside in the snow shoveling while he was sleeping haha
02-17-2003, 01:14 PM
your dog looks like Mr. Muggs, kimp
02-17-2003, 01:18 PM
who is that?
02-17-2003, 01:18 PM
Kim, your dog looks kind of like the slop mops they use to clean the stair wells on campus...
02-17-2003, 01:21 PM
re: special things for pets
we have two cats, who used to get along but since we moved, the younger one (Oswald) has attempted to assert himself over the older one (Sigmund). IN the old apartment, Sigmund was firmly established and Oswald was young and the newcomer so he kept his place. Best we can figure, when we moved to the new place Oswald figured he could take over.
So he started attacking Sigmund whenever the poor little guy tried to use the litterbox (Sig is a ~9lbs Maine Coon and Oswald is a lanky 13lb American Shorthair) and so now we have to take Sig to the bathroom and close the door whenever he wants to go. If we don't, the little bugger craps on the rug because he's too scared to use the box.
But when supervised, they get along pretty well and they act like dogs for the most part. They come to the door when we come home, they come when we call, they tolerate being snuggled quite well and they both sleep on the bed with us at night and purr their asses off.
All in all they are good lads. A recent pic of them lazing on our bed in the sunshine is attached.
02-17-2003, 01:21 PM
LOL what the heck haha
why you gotta be dissin my dog like that, dawg?
haha im just joking
02-17-2003, 01:22 PM
Originally posted by kimpy225
who is that?
the dog in the primary-grade reading books they used in my school in like Grade 1-2
didn't everyone read about Mr. Muggs? I thought he was a standard part of the curriculum.
02-17-2003, 01:25 PM
I think we had mr. Muggs around kindergarten to grade 2 somewhere.. A true classic
02-17-2003, 01:29 PM
that must be a canadian thing?
seriously lol i dont remember ever reading about an old english sheepdog..
i only know about the shaggy dog movies with an OES.. hmm
02-17-2003, 01:31 PM
well, go look at your mop... thats Mr Muggs :D
Probably a Canadian thing though, we read cool stuff!!
02-17-2003, 01:34 PM
Kim, Sunny is SO cute!
I have a golden retreiver named Bear but no pics of him on my computer :( He is a super cool dog. He sings and shakes oh yeah and he was originally supposed to be a Leader Dog for the Blind, but he has borderline hip displacia so he was given back to us and now he gats a glucosamine every day with PB on it :)
Oh Lizzie, Mr. Bear also gets his teeth brushed :)
02-17-2003, 01:37 PM
Animals are not only like people, but they're also quite tasty :D
02-17-2003, 01:38 PM
aw you trained him?
my old friend did that with about 3 dogs (all goldens)
i would have been so sad.
you are with a dog and you teach it so much.. and then in a year or just about that.. he may get taken away. aw
but thats cute :) bear is an awesome name!
02-17-2003, 01:38 PM
AFAIK that is a primarily Canadian reader now that I think of it
Canadians read about Mr. Mugs at about the same time Americans read about Dick and Jane
Callahan, your cat has a norwegian name, noway, how could your name that little guy sigmund, hehe.
02-17-2003, 02:05 PM
I've had Sigmund since I was a Psych major.
Not an inspired choice but I am a big fan of giving pets interesting names. Rover or Fluffy or whatever just doesn't cut it with me.
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