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Re: Pets
« Reply #1545 on: March 26, 2020, 02:52:13 am »
No joke my previous boss looked like a hairless cat.
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« Reply #1546 on: March 27, 2020, 01:31:17 pm »
This French Bulldog is going to the be death of me.


Housebreaking him has been a challenge. Doesn't help that has chronic UTIs.


Last week he was peeing on the floor again. Great, my first thought is another goddamn UTI.


He rolled over for a belly rub and I notice two masses on either side of his penis just posterior to the base.


Wait, that's weird, he's fixed. and it's too high...?!?


Crap, he must have a lymph node blockage or he's backed up because of a urethral blockage. Probably not cancer because it's bilaterally symmetrical. Also, came out of nowhere, he didn't have those yesterday.


Wife rushes him to the vet, who proceeds to laugh at her uncontrollably.


Apparently they're glands that swell up to keep him locked in place when he meets "a special friend."


I miss my Rottweiler.
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« Reply #1547 on: March 27, 2020, 01:47:33 pm »

I miss my Rottweiler.
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I feel you. Losing a pet is terrible... it like losing a family member.

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« Reply #1548 on: March 29, 2020, 01:50:30 pm »
Having a dog arriving in the next few weeks. What does everyone feed? I know the science/pros around raw.. but it doesn't seem viable/practical as we have a small freezer; I almost feel guilty when looking at high-end air dried food..

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« Reply #1549 on: March 29, 2020, 05:14:43 pm »
We use the Victor brand and food with great success. What breed?
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« Reply #1550 on: March 29, 2020, 05:17:56 pm »
@shego we have been feeding our older dog, Berkeley, who’s now 10 with raw and a handful of kibble that is made locally. Berkeley was allergic to most things, but not with raw. We’re using the same approach with our little pup.

If you decide on kibble make sure you try to avoid ones with pea protein or ones that use very little...it effects the animals taurine uptake and can lead to heart issues.

This is my golden rule: food is not like medicine it is medicine. In other words, buy the best possible food you can and avoid the vet.

What kind of puppers are you getting?
 
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« Reply #1551 on: March 29, 2020, 05:25:37 pm »
If you want to go raw but are low on freezer space, we’ve used freeze dried raw from “the honest kitchen.” Mostly I keep it around as emergency food for times like these where it may be hard to get dog food. Chewy.com is sold out of a lot of stuff
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« Reply #1552 on: March 29, 2020, 05:33:08 pm »
I'd love to go raw eventually, but at the beginning looking at stuff like: https://www.frescodog.co.uk/dry-raw-food?p=1

He's a mutt, rescuing from a family friend who runs a shelter/neutering program in Bulgaria. So just trying to consider things in advance!


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Re: Pets
« Reply #1553 on: March 29, 2020, 05:48:21 pm »
Cute boy, congrats. We don't feed raw, have something similar to the one DougNg does feed. But I think ours is only in G/A/CH available. That Fresco looks excelent.
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« Reply #1554 on: March 29, 2020, 05:50:56 pm »
Hes GORGEOUS. love his markings, but I’m a Rottweiler person so I’m biased ;)

He looks like hes built for speed, might want to stick with puppy food for a bit.  Approximately how old?
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« Reply #1555 on: March 29, 2020, 06:24:54 pm »
Wait, you’re in the UK and poochie is in Bulgaria? Isn’t importing animals into the UK a giant pain in the ass?
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« Reply #1556 on: March 29, 2020, 06:34:30 pm »
Thanks both!  ;D

He's 18-24months. Abandoned in a village near to the rescue.. they don't know why he was abandoned but it's pretty common over there. Mostly 'we were bored of the dog', or 'we can't afford it'. They reckon he was treated pretty well as he's good with doggos/humans, used to house life, chilled and confident.

@DougNg  - in the current situation yup, given most borders are closed. But usually fairly easy within Europe..  pet passport, list of vaccines and checks - they can then travel easily. The shelter usually does a road trip with 15-20 dogs at a time every 6-8 weeks. The usually do it over 3-4d, but the last trip (2 weeks ago) back from UK to Bulgaria took 7-8 as every time they hit a border it was in the process of closing down due to COVID19. So yeh.. could be a few months before he makes his way over!

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« Reply #1557 on: March 29, 2020, 06:41:21 pm »
Poor little guy. That sucks.

A lifetime ago I was dating a Turkish girl with dual citizenship with England. She was stateside because she was a Fulbright scholar. We were entertaining the idea of moving to the UK together with our cats, and the procedure was a monstrous pain. Obviously none of this actually happened.

I get the feeling you’re going to have to feel this one out. At two they might be past the puppy stage. With that being said, I hear nothing but good things about raw diets. We dont, but probably should since my princess is 110lbs and should be about 95
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« Reply #1558 on: March 30, 2020, 04:43:41 pm »

I feel you. Losing a pet is terrible... it like losing a family member.

My former sister in-law used to be a veterinarian and she euthanized our dog when the time came. Must’ve been just as hard for her as it was for us. She’s now an epidemiologist working for the department of health.


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« Reply #1559 on: March 30, 2020, 06:26:51 pm »
A number of our vets have asked us if there were any open positions within the FDA. They couldn't take euthanizing dogs anymore.
The owner of the veterinary hospital we go to and his wife came to our house to send Hex off. It was a very comforting service.
When I told Hex "We love you, you don't need to worry about us, we're going to be ok" they both completely lost it.
We keep his ashes in the living room, I still leave french fries in his bowl once a week. Jody cleans them up after a couple days, she never says anything to me.
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