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    The reason I am concerned is because the vet who...

    The reason I am concerned is because the vet who did the blood work said it was "normal," and specifically that thyroid is fine. Now that vet is not my normal vet, he was the vet at the lab that did...
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    Here's a picture of Penelope.

    Here's a picture of Penelope.
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    Sorry, I haven't been in to see the vet since we...

    Sorry, I haven't been in to see the vet since we got the blood work back, so the stuff I posted in the medical forum is still where we are at right now.

    The rescue organization we adopted her from...
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    Worried about my puppy

    I have posted a long post in the K9 medical questions and comments forum about Penelope. I am really afraid of going to the vet this afternoon with her, not because I'm afraid that he will diagnose...
  5. Thread: organic treats

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    I just bought a box of Castor and Pollux organic...

    I just bought a box of Castor and Pollux organic dog cookies. Neither of our dogs like them. Penelope won't touch them (then again she won't touch much these days), and Flannery will take them. ...
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    Dog isn't doing well

    This is going to be long, so bear with me.

    Our little terrier mix, Penelope, isn't doing very well right now. I've had some blood work done, and I'm taking her to the vet again this afternoon. ...
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    crate training difficulties

    We have had Penelope for over a month, and we are still having problems with crating her during the day. We have read a lot of books and articles about crate training. We have spoken to a...
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    The neighbors don't seem very responsive about...

    The neighbors don't seem very responsive about the issue right now. I was told that they might be moving in a couple weeks, so at least that's a possibility.

    For the time being, however, we are...
  9. Thread: lawn problems

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    Also, the dog may be digging to find a cool/warm...

    Also, the dog may be digging to find a cool/warm spot to lie in. Our big dog has dug out a shallow place that is in the shade of a big tree where she lies if it is hot outside.

    There there are...
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    I was told by a behaviorist that Costco had very...

    I was told by a behaviorist that Costco had very good food, but since I don't have a Costco, he didn't go into detail. He did say that the Diamond Lamb & Rice variety is very good with one...
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    One of our dogs has a spotted tongue. Her gums,...

    One of our dogs has a spotted tongue. Her gums, insides of her cheeks, etc are all spotted as well. Don't know if this accurate, but I've been told that when you mix a breed that has dark...
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    Neighbors got a cat

    So we have two dogs. One is a 65 lbs X breed (Doberman and German Shepard perhaps), and the other is a 17 lbs Terrier X. The large dog stays outside in a fenced backyard during the day, and the...
  13. Thread: Puppy Raising 101

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    I see a lot of people saying that wearing a...

    I see a lot of people saying that wearing a collar puts a dog in danger of choking. I have thought long and hard about this, but I can't for the life of me understand where that danger comes from,...
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    He looks very similar to my dog, Penelope. The...

    He looks very similar to my dog, Penelope. The end of her nose is a little darker however. She also loves to dig, and likes splashing in her water dish. She did have a bath the other day, however,...
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    I read recently that there are multiple chip...

    I read recently that there are multiple chip manufacturers/vendors, and unfortunately no universal reader available at this time. That means that you could have your dog chipped, and the local...
  16. Thread: Puppy Raising 101

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    In my area, dogs must have a collar and tag on...

    In my area, dogs must have a collar and tag on whenever they are outside. This applies even if they are in a fenced yard.
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    Nope, no vomiting at all. Could it be that she...

    Nope, no vomiting at all. Could it be that she is eating it for roughage since she was on a diet that was high in plant matter (corn), and now is switching to a food that doesn't have the...
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    The thing is that she has never done the crouch...

    The thing is that she has never done the crouch move thing before she started eating grass (at least not that I saw), and she has now done it the last three times I have taken her out for a poop. ...
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    dog eating grass

    My 1 year old Terrier X has started eating grass all the time. Of all the behaviors she could be engaging in, this isn't all that much of a problem except that she has problems getting it out of her...
  20. any reason not to use baby wipes to clean dog feet?

    Our two dogs love running around in the mud when they are outside. We use a towel to clean off their feet, but sometimes that isn't enough. I've seen puppy wipes to clean the mud off their feet,...
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    The behaviorist I spoke to recently regarding my...

    The behaviorist I spoke to recently regarding my dog's behavior when left alone addressed food immediately. He said that the Purina One that I was feeding her is like giving a second grader a bottle...
  22. Thread: Dog Training Tips

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    Re: Dog Training Tips

    :shock:

    What would be the simple version of that last command? And what kind of behavior are we hoping for exactly?
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    Make sure when you are starting out that you have...

    Make sure when you are starting out that you have some way to know that they are waiting quietly at the door. You want to be able to open it pretty soon after they get there once they have learned...
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    I've heard that the bark controllers that use...

    I've heard that the bark controllers that use sound to stop the dog may not work as effectively with medium-large dogs and bigger.

    Have you thought about an anonymous note on the neighbor's door? ...
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    How are you cleaning the area that the dog is...

    How are you cleaning the area that the dog is pooping/peeing in? If you are using standard household cleaners, there may still be an odor that the dog can smell, even if you cannot. If there is an...
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