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Forum: Pets   11-21-2009, 03:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By EdlynsMom
There is a nutritional supplement out there...

There is a nutritional supplement out there called FortiFlora, its made by Purina (I know...), but is basically a powdered probiotic that can be sprinkled on food. My clinic usually recommends it...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   11-19-2009, 02:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,279
Posted By EdlynsMom
Shes traveled a bit in the US and Mexico, been...

Shes traveled a bit in the US and Mexico, been in daycares and is now in pre-k. Going to be starting Kindergarten in the fall. Her dad and I agreed that "at some point" we would be interested in...
Forum: Pets   08-21-2008, 03:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By EdlynsMom
Easiest solution is to take a stool sample...

Easiest solution is to take a stool sample (fresh as possible) to your vet and ask for a fecal panel to be run. Be sure to describe/ take in what you found on your floor. If its been awhile since...
Forum: Pets   08-12-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By EdlynsMom
He didnt have any other mouth issues, no forls....

He didnt have any other mouth issues, no forls. His overall dental state was about what youd expect from an 8 yr old kibble fed cat; not horrendous but not great. We think the abcess resulted from...
Forum: Pets   08-11-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By EdlynsMom
*bump*. Do all the kidney kitties eat the big...

*bump*.
Do all the kidney kitties eat the big name brands? (other than raw of course)
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Forum: Pets   08-09-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By EdlynsMom
Creatnine and BUN were quite high, i dont have...

Creatnine and BUN were quite high, i dont have numbers in front of me though. However, we all are in agreement that things may/probably are out out of whack due to his abcess and his resulting...
Forum: Pets   08-08-2008, 01:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By EdlynsMom
I figured Id come to the gurus first - my 9 yr...

I figured Id come to the gurus first - my 9 yr old kitty is most likely in stage 4 renal failure, could be actually less severe, "pretending" to be worse due to the tooth abcess that appeared 2 days...
Forum: Pets   07-09-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By EdlynsMom
I agree, you need a different line of attack as...

I agree, you need a different line of attack as well as looking at your dogs environment differently. Im really surprised hat your vet hasnt offered panacur - what all have you tried already???...
Forum: Pets   06-21-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By EdlynsMom
Yeesh. Nice. Im printing this out to post at the...

Yeesh. Nice. Im printing this out to post at the clinic! Thanks Joanna! (How do you have your thumb on all this stuff, by the way? Id love to shadow you around some day, youre either very well...
Forum: Pets   06-21-2008, 12:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By EdlynsMom
An undercoat rake looks like a tiny, stiff...

An undercoat rake looks like a tiny, stiff pronged rake. They pull out the undercoat and very litte top coat. http://www.petco.com/product/10257/J...coat-Rake.aspx...
Forum: Pets   06-20-2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By EdlynsMom
Apparently the big box stores (walmart? maybe...

Apparently the big box stores (walmart? maybe even the big pet stores) are carrying their own lines. I guess the exclusive patent on the furminator ran out or soemthing. As Joanna said, its fabulous...
Forum: Pets   06-08-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By EdlynsMom
No, i havent tried probiotics.... would it be...

No, i havent tried probiotics.... would it be something i could mix and match, or is it necessary to get her all homeopath-ed up?
Forum: Pets   06-08-2008, 12:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By EdlynsMom
Oh my! My dog periodically gets yeast and/or...

Oh my! My dog periodically gets yeast and/or bacterial overgrowth? imbalances? in her ears and skin. Currently we've got the yeast on the inguinal area and bacteria in one ear. Im wondering what I...
Forum: Pets   05-29-2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By EdlynsMom
Im sorry youre worried about your pup...

Im sorry youre worried about your pup http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif A trip to the vet would be in order, for me at least. See if theres something neurological...
Forum: Pets   05-26-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By EdlynsMom
Check out this feed store, if youre near the...

Check out this feed store, if youre near the Heights:
www.wabashfeed.com (http://www.wabashfeed.com)
Its a bit hoity-toity, but loads of natural, holistic dog and horse stuff.
Forum: Pets   05-25-2008, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By EdlynsMom
Most definatly put and keep them on something...

Most definatly put and keep them on something for fleas. Im in Houston too, and this year is turning out to be horrible for fleas. Frontline isnt cutting it around here anymore, use Advantage.
In...
Forum: Pets   05-25-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By EdlynsMom
If theres an Emergency Vet near you Id think...

If theres an Emergency Vet near you Id think hard about taking him in. Especially if you see no change in his attitute or behavior. It will cost more than your regular vet, most likely, but Joanna...
Forum: Pets   05-21-2008, 11:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,586
Posted By EdlynsMom
How do y'all feel about Solid Gold's ingredient...

How do y'all feel about Solid Gold's ingredient change? I know that they switched the Salmon meal in Wolf King to oceanfish meal, dont know what else they changed.
And since we're talking about...
Forum: Pets   05-21-2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By EdlynsMom
are they scabs? what does the area around the...

are they scabs? what does the area around the bump look like - hair loss, redness? Can you post a picture?
Forum: Pets   05-19-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By EdlynsMom
I dont tend to agree with the idea of an...

I dont tend to agree with the idea of an "outside dog" - typically far too little attention is paid to the animal. But just to be a fly in the ointment, where is it written that a dog must be inside...
Forum: Pets   05-17-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By EdlynsMom
I totally agree with PP - no need to vax your...

I totally agree with PP - no need to vax your old kitten, for starters, although if you did, vax related aggression wouldnt be the thing Id worry most about. And definatly find another vet to give...
Forum: Pets   05-08-2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,208
Posted By EdlynsMom
Hi, Im Rosie! Im married, with one human kid who...

Hi, Im Rosie! Im married, with one human kid who is about to turn 3. We live with a 9yr old German Shepherd named Harper and an 8yr old big grey cat named Gabie. A few fish, as well. Ive learned so...
Forum: Pets   05-07-2008, 07:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 140
Posted By EdlynsMom
Can someone cite me a study about dogs and their...

Can someone cite me a study about dogs and their ability to utilize/metabolize soy protein? TIA!
Forum: Pets   05-07-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By EdlynsMom
Does anyone have any strong feelings one way or...

Does anyone have any strong feelings one way or the other about this food?
Forum: Pets   05-03-2008, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By EdlynsMom
Im wondering if a good long well-mannered walk...

Im wondering if a good long well-mannered walk would benefit pup more than a play session? Save the play for after the schooling. Or during breaks. This way you are telling the pup that its ok to...
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