Pet Lovers Question

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  1. mindwave

    mindwave Well-Known Member

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    OK, I inheirited my moms dog after mom passed.

    This dog was old when she adopted it 13 years ago.

    but she keeps chugging along.

    Mom always said she needed a "special" diet and used to buy her this "Meat Log" that weighed like 20lbs and was only available at stupid prices in stores that had a REFRIDGERATED section for pet food!

    Love ya mom, but not gonna happen.

    Shes been with us 5 years now, eating the same thing my dog eats, but shes been constipated of late.

    I KNOW that one cam of wet food and its a fecal rain storm.

    So that solves the immediate issue. HOWEVER for long term care, anyone ever give their dog hairball medicine? All it is is a laxative, I know that. I just don't relish killing the dog.

    Bueller?
     
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    mozz Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Hairball medicine for a cat was simple, big dab of Vaseline on the roof of the mouth. Your dog may need his anal glands cleared.
     
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    Lamf77 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    [QUOTE="mozz, post: 1705670, member: 75933"Your dog may need his anal glands cleared."[/QUOTE]

    Without pictures...it never happened.
     
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  4. Mickey

    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    Ya gotta be careful giving dogs stuff for cats & cats stuff for dogs.
    For example. you can give a dog aspirin for arthritis. but aspirin will poison a cat.
    You can give cat chocolate as a treat, chocolate will poison a dog.
    Suggest you ask a vet instead of a guitar forum. :)
     
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    t-glo Well-Known Member

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    No don't give a dog aspirin. It can have a bad effect on their liver. You maybe able to give them milk of magnesia. But in 5mins take em out side for the fireworks.
     
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    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    That is interesting. I used to have a 20 year old mixed breed and my vet told me to give her an aspirin with her food for her arthritis.
    I asked about giving her tylanol instead and got an absolute NO as it would cause liver problems.
     
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    Very likely the issue.
     
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    mozz Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Without pictures...it never happened.[/QUOTE]

    When i find some flash cubes for my 126 instamatic I'll take a few. Then mail it out to get developed. Then i have to fire up the 286 w/vga and scan them on my flatbed. In other words, not likely to stick my fingers up a dog's ass in the near future.

    toddler pokes dog butt.jpg
     
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    t-glo Well-Known Member

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    My vet told me the opposite to never give aspirin. Did your dog have any adverse effect
     
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    Yea my grandma had an old Chihuahua getting very stiff and in pain with an enlarged heart. Vet said give baby asprin and the dog acted 10 years younger for a number of years. It could be correct that the aspirin has long term problems but if the alternative is no real life or even death its a decent balance. My father in law had an enlarged heart and to keep him from drowning internally he took medicine that beat up his kidneys until eventually his kidneys died and thats what killed him. But better than his heart killing him 15 years ago.
     
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    tonray Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    Yeah...I know folks who give their German Shepard 1/2 aspirin daily (by Vet's advice) and helps her hip problems for years now.
     
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    This isn't related to constipation but joint pain from age or arthritis...glucosamine is really good for dogs. Rather than give them supplements you can get it from chickens feet (couple of bucks at the grocery). You can dehydrate the feet and give it as a treat, or boil them and make a glucosamine gravy out of it. We do that and give the old dog a spoonful or two with each meal. Keeps her mobile, otherwise she stiffens up.
     
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    I wonder if the old ladies down here in Chinatown eating chicken feet soup get the same benefit ? I've tried the feet and there aint much meat to be had just a lot of gooey stuff you suck off the bones.
     
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    Hey man, splurge and buy the poor old girl one of her favorite special meat logs, she may not have many dadgum meat logs left to enjoy.
     
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    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    Not that I could tell. But she was about 20 years old when we started & found her very first rattle snake before she hit 21.
     
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