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  2. sanford

    Premature aging ..me not Sam🤣

    When Ruffy was a youngster, he had the jaw-dropping ability to routinely scale 5 feet up the trunk of a tree after a squirrel. It would stop passers-by in their tracks, but I was always too slow to get a picture. Years ago, on our first (and last) visit to the local small dog run, he instantly sailed over the 3-foot fence and took off after a squirrel. I immediately followed...trying, without a chance to overtake him, but luckily a good samaritan caught Ruffy at the far end of the park. From that day forward, we've used the large dog run instead, secure behind a 7-foot high fence! No
  3. Sam I Am

    Sam is 4 yrs old today

    Hard to believe he is four already! Love him to the moon and back. Like all things, time seems to go past to fast...it seems like yesterday this little Tasmanian devil came into our lives, driving our Scottie Rosie crazy. You certainly kept us on our toes Sam
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  5. pkcrossley

    Portosystemic shut

    do not be guilted by your vet. you have done a lot of intervention, obviously necessary, and it may even be too early to tell the effects. if Dixie is doing fine, you can wait till (or if) she shows some kind of signs of illness and then decide what to do. test results, with no symptoms, are very difficult to decide what to do. it isn't just your wallet that is a concern; keeping a lot of medical stuff going on in your dog's life can be a serious source of stress and worry for the dog. if she shows symptoms, your path will probably look clearer to you.
  6. Dogs are one of humanity's most-beloved animal companions. They share our homes and seem to reciprocate our affections. But could this emotional bond extend into feelings of jealousy? To help answer that question, a team of researchers gauged the reactions of a group of dogs when their owners appeared to shower attention on a perceived rival.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/dogs/~4/J4s4NVt8ttE View the source article
  7. sanford

    Max & Chloe

    Photos like this are another reason why I love this forum!
  8. CamilleatGaelforce

    Help potty training!

    Linda, I am glad your puppy is going to the vet, sub-clinical UTI's are not at all uncommon. I doubt the Fromm is the cause of any of your puppy's symptoms, it's a brand with a good reputation. If there is no infection, which of course is the better outcome of a vet visit, then there are many things you can do to get your puppy over the housetraining bump in her life's road. I hope your ankle doesn't limit your mobility too much longer, I am sure you'd rather be out in the spring sunshine playing with your pup!
  9. When you’re out and about at a dog park or on an outdoor adventure, it’s convenient to spot a communal water bowl available to hydrate your precious pup. However, communal water bowls come with some hidden risks. Your dog may be lapping up bacteria, viruses, or parasites when they quench their thirst after an outdoor adventure. Obviously, it’s really important to keep your canine companion hydrated — dehydration can lead to heatstroke, a dry nose, vomiting, loss of appetite, and more. But are communal water bowls the best option for your dog? Here’s what you need to know to keep your dog co
  10. lindasue

    Help potty training!

    She is a actually going to the vet next week; good idea. Presently she is eating Fromm dry food, which is what the breeder uses. Our vet has given thumbs up to it.
  11. Sam I Am

    Max & Chloe

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    Preventing Obesity in Senior Dogs

    Alexandra Anastasio also contributed to this article Like the humans who care for them, dogs are not exempt from the battle of the bulge; they, too, struggle with weight gain and the health problems that come along with carrying around extra pounds. “Dogs of all ages can be obese, although the greatest prevalence of obesity occurs in dogs between 5 and12 years old. This condition may result in serious health problems, decrease longevity, and detract from quality of life,” says Dr. Jerry Klein, AKC chief veterinary officer. “Obesity in dogs is a widespread problem in the U.S. today, yet it is
  13. Rss Bot

    Benadryl for Dogs

    The temptation to reach into our medicine cabinets to treat our pets can be very dangerous. Humans and dogs react very differently to medications, which is why veterinarians caution dog owners against making independent decisions about how to medicate their animals. However, some human medications are safe for use with dogs, as long as they are used appropriately. Veterinarians use diphenhydramine, commonly known by the brand name Benadryl, for dogs on a regular basis to treat allergies, travel anxiety, and motion sickness. While you should always consult with your veterinarian before giving
  14. sanford

    Help potty training!

    So sorry about your ankle. It certainly adds to your woes! Despite the name “Science”diet, a number of folks here, including myself, find the ingredients to be sub-optimal, so good for your vet! A checkup with vet might be a good idea. Other folks here might have hints on containing Izzy, etc. She is adorable. Good luck to both of you!
  15. CamilleatGaelforce

    Help potty training!

    Linda, my first step any time a dog is having accidents is always a trip to the vet for urinalysis to rule out infection or crystals. My first Scottie had repeated, and I mean REPEATED bladder infections as a puppy, she'd be off antibiotics less than a week and start having accidents with blood in her urine. Finally, my vet asked what I was feeding her, and I told him I was feeding her Science Diet puppy food. He went and got a bag off the shelf, read the ingredients, and told me to find a food that did not have soybean meal as a partial protein source. I think he was shocked at the low qu
  16. lindasue

    Help potty training!

    Hi everyone, having trouble with housebreaking Izzy, who is almost 5 months old. I have been taking her outside everybody few hours....sometimes she will go, other times she comes in and pees in her bed! We have had her since she was 8 weeks old. I know she’s young but looking for suggestions. She is ok with pooping outside. Note Izzy is my second cairn. To make it more difficult I broke my ankle two weeks ago (walking her, slipped on the only patch of ice left in Massachusetts). Right now she has a variety of people taking her out and walking her. Not sure if this is con
  17. bradl

    Max & Chloe

    That's some impressive adorableness symmetry going on there.
  18. Ripper70

    Max & Chloe

    "We're gonna need a bigger bed!"
  19. sanford

    Yard Guards

  20. bradl

    Yard Guards

    Dundee, Elroy, and the demonic cat.
  21. Oregon Trail's End Earthdog Club (OTEEC) is having a Spring test! May 15 (two tests) and 16 (one test). Beavercreek Oregon. Premium list, entry forms, details: https://www.oteec.org/2021-spring/
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  23. pkcrossley

    When do you know it is time?

    ouchy! i'm assuming surgery is not an option (or maybe it is), so i guess NSAIDs and rest are the recommended management?
  24. LittleBarbarian

    Inherited dog

    "CairnTalk was an important reason why I adopted my second little “Ball of Fire “" That's great; I sometimes feel bad that my one doesn't have a full-time playmate, then I imagine what two of them would get up to..
  25. bradl

    Portosystemic shut

    That's a bummer but glad Dixie seems to be going strong regardless. The national club has contacts for health related concerns, organized by various issues. https://cairnterrier.org/index.php/Static/health#Contacts You might write the liver shunt contact for some possible ideas, other contacts, avenues to investigate, etc. For example, if there is still shunt or MVD research going on sometimes the investigator can be very helpful. Many years ago I got some useful counseling from the investigator on a renal dysplasia program based on some biopsy results I had received locally
  26. Sam I Am

    Portosystemic shut

    Jock our previous Cairn did not have a liver shunt however he lived till he was almost 13yrs old when diagnosed with Chronic Active Hepatitis. He had no symptoms except a blood panel at six years of age prior to dental surgery. His liver enzymes were off the map! A liver biopsy was done showing a normal liver . My vet put him on these three supplements. His liver enzymes plummeted to not a normal reading but enough that the vet felt comfortable. He lived happily for another 6.5 years with no symptoms, till cancer killed him shy of a few month on his 13 Birthday. These are what he was on
  27. DogsSmarterThanMe

    Portosystemic shut

    Despite the surgery Dixie had, her bile acid tests are coming back at levels double higher that pre-surgery. After spending $8000 we really can't afford to do more and yet the vets are guilting me. They want to do another ultrasound (another $500) and to find out what I wonder. Dixie seems completely fine - high energy, good diet, putting on weight at normal levels, normal stool etc. She is just over a year old. Looking for advice....
  28. DogsSmarterThanMe

    Any experience with these troubling symptoms?

    Dixie developed exactly those symptoms as a puppy and was diagnosed with a porto-systemic shunt. In her case she was having a severe liver toxicity and once they put here on Metronidazole and Lactulose she picked up within three days. Sadly, despite surgery, her liver continues to trouble my poor year old puppy.... Good luck with Roughy!
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