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  1. Turning off the "service engine soon" light on Chevy

    We just got a 1998 Chevy Suburban with a 350 in it. It needed a little tweaking so we did it ourselves including changing the oil. I know when a Lube Place does that, they are able to hit the switch....
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    D Junkie, that was my thoughts, too. Is a tool...

    D Junkie, that was my thoughts, too. Is a tool truck venture. With the state of economic crisis our country is in, I realize more people would fix what they have versus buy new BUT, can the mechanic...
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    No, never did. We decided we didn't want to go...

    No, never did. We decided we didn't want to go into debt starting a new job. Thanks, though!
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    Sure, Clough. My husband works indirectly for...

    Sure, Clough. My husband works indirectly for Devon Industries as an independent landman-searches out and finds the owner's of mineral rights and tries to lease land for Devon to drill on-mainly...
  5. Oh, I also know some pawn shops will weigh the...

    Oh, I also know some pawn shops will weigh the gold and give you the going rate in cash-that would be easiest and fastest.
  6. Set up an Ebay account or go to a local resale or...

    Set up an Ebay account or go to a local resale or cosignment shop-they sell your stuff for you for a small fee. You may want to have the stuff appraised first, though so you know what you can make...
  7. Go to a clinic and have them perform a test if...

    Go to a clinic and have them perform a test if you don't have a regular doctor. Your cycle starts on day one of bleeding-are you sure you are counting right? PLease use birth control: #1 prevent...
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    It can be normal, the color varies from brown to...

    It can be normal, the color varies from brown to deep red. Everybody is different. Are you on any kind of birth control? That makes periods light. You can take a pregnancy test now if that is what...
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    You can use anything to take up space in the...

    You can use anything to take up space in the crate-just remember, it might not be in usable shape afterwards! You can cram old blankets or towels, etc. in the space, doesn't matter. Like you say,...
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    First off, don't poop where you eat-the work...

    First off, don't poop where you eat-the work place is no place to start a relationship and that, in itself, might be where the appeal lies with this girl. You shouldn't so you want to! You're young,...
  11. Check your state laws. When a divorce decree is...

    Check your state laws. When a divorce decree is made and signed, a restraining order is immediately in effect in some states. You may have to ask for it in others. Move in with family members or good...
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    I assume she is not spayed? How old is she? If...

    I assume she is not spayed? How old is she? If she has been outside unattended at all during her heat cycle: poss pregnant, false pregnancy, or, very dangerous, has developed a pyometra-uterus fills...
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    In addition, do you "free feed"? As in leaving...

    In addition, do you "free feed"? As in leaving the bowl out with food at all times? This pup should only be eating twice daily, at designated times-AM & PM. Never leave food out-free food equals LOTS...
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    And yes, milk is a laxative to dogs-not a good...

    And yes, milk is a laxative to dogs-not a good idea.
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    At 12 years of age, as labman suggest, you need...

    At 12 years of age, as labman suggest, you need to take this dog in and, at the bare minimum, have some basic bloodwork done. Also, has this dog ever had a dentistry performed under sedation? Severe...
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    Never acknowlege bad behavior when training....

    Never acknowlege bad behavior when training. Period. Reward with praise and food treats when he does something good-I like freeze dried liver treats the best. Most trainers use them on all types of...
  17. Question: Mad Cat

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    K, glad to hear it and I'm glad Feliway isn't the...

    K, glad to hear it and I'm glad Feliway isn't the only one on the market! Remember to check the level of oil every so often and discard when empty. You probably won't need a refill but it is safe to...
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    Feliway is not a cleaner, it's just a plug-in...

    Feliway is not a cleaner, it's just a plug-in like a Glade plug-in. You really cannot smell the pheromones relased but the cats do. Your vet can have any medication made into a liquid or, my favorite...
  19. Question: Rottie Pup

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    Females follow moms in size and stature, males...

    Females follow moms in size and stature, males follow dads. No specific answer here, just as long as not bony NOR TOO FAT!
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    Oh, and no, absolutely do not crate together.

    Oh, and no, absolutely do not crate together.
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    OK, the crates have to be just big enough for...

    OK, the crates have to be just big enough for them to lay down in-if they have more room than that, they eliminate in there. A good rule of thumb-they can hold it roughly 1 hour for each week they...
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    Could you casually pull an OJ Simpson: break in...

    Could you casually pull an OJ Simpson: break in and steal the dog or have someone do it?
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    I'm at my clinic right now and the vet said make...

    I'm at my clinic right now and the vet said make sure the new dog has had all 3 sets of vaccinations and is at least 12 weeks of age and all the poop from the other dog is gone and you should be...
  24. Question: Sick Dog

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    Is he on a monthly Vet prescribed Heartworm...

    Is he on a monthly Vet prescribed Heartworm preventative? If not, start there. It could be intestinal parasites causing the GI upset. Also, if he drinks from ponds or streams, it could be...
  25. I feel for you. Try to call an attorney that...

    I feel for you. Try to call an attorney that specializes in these affairs-if you don't know one, call any listed and ask then if they know one! Lots of times, the first phone consult is free. Check...
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    Hey, you can borrow my mantra... "this too shall...

    Hey, you can borrow my mantra... "this too shall pass" Prayer doesn't hurt, either!
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    Like above, don't cave-stand firm and back up the...

    Like above, don't cave-stand firm and back up the fact that you can and will call the police. No extra explanations are necessary so don't feel you have to make any! Having the police involved...
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    Oh yeah, the Feliway plug in diffusers can...

    Oh yeah, the Feliway plug in diffusers can help-they release soothing pheromones into the air to help, too.
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    First off, is the spraying cat neutered or...

    First off, is the spraying cat neutered or spayed? Do that first. Next, take him in for an exam: he will need a urinalysis to make sure there are no underlying issues and then he can safely be put on...
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    DO THE ABOVE QUICKLY so the bank will see you are...

    DO THE ABOVE QUICKLY so the bank will see you are willing to make a sincere effort. There should be some 1-800 numbers in your local phone book for free advice from attorneys. If you have a church...
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    BLESS YOUR HEART! This is such a hard situation....

    BLESS YOUR HEART! This is such a hard situation. All you can do is a "friendly ignore", a nice smile but don't go beyond that. You will never be able to change her so it is pointless to talk to her...
  32. Is this a puppy or an adult dog? You need to take...

    Is this a puppy or an adult dog? You need to take him back and have him rechecked either at the previous vet or another one. You didn't give much information to go on: not eating-stomach upset,...
  33. Question: Mad Cat

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    Cats have a three part acceptance policy. #1 I...

    Cats have a three part acceptance policy. #1 I can't stand you and wouldn't pee on you if you were on fire #2 You could be cool but I have to keep up appearances #3 What's up? Can I groom you and you...
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    OK, first things first. No treats, no people...

    OK, first things first. No treats, no people food, a PRESCRIPTION diet such as Purina OM, etc. The lite formula still has too many calories. Let the vet tell you exactly how much to feed. You can add...
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    Better to have this problem than the opposite!...

    Better to have this problem than the opposite! Don't worry!
  36. Question: Poor kitten

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    If your vet is willing to take them in, that is...

    If your vet is willing to take them in, that is great. If not, maybe you can persuade him/her to show you how to tube feed-much faster and easier than the bottle. Some newborns don't go for the...
  37. I would return for a recheck with the vet: have...

    I would return for a recheck with the vet: have an intestinal parasite test performed with a fresh stool sample for starters. Bloodwork for a gal her age is always a good idea to have as a baseline...
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    If he's not neutered, the chances of him...

    If he's not neutered, the chances of him returning are nil-he'll go with his hormones, ALWAYS. That's why spaying and neutering are so important at 6 months of age. Unfortunately, these guys' luck...
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    I see a lot of posts here but I just wanted add:...

    I see a lot of posts here but I just wanted add: the "breeds" you listed are, in fact, mixed breeds and people sell these for a profit which gets my goat! These little guys can by found anywhere:...
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    Look into other pet insurance programs other than...

    Look into other pet insurance programs other than Petsmart-we end up with a lot of clients at my clinic that have been over charged and "burned" by them. Purina has good insurance,...
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    I answered to your other post-labs are very oral...

    I answered to your other post-labs are very oral and, unfortunately, don't mature until 2 years of age. My suggestions are to ask your vet about crate training, offer plenty of things he can chew on...
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    OK, he's 7. Did your vet run bloodwork to detect...

    OK, he's 7. Did your vet run bloodwork to detect his kidney and liver function? Elevations in these enzymes causes nausea and vomiting. If all within normal limits, you have a good baseline to fall...
  43. Relax, it is a tapeworm segment-get a...

    Relax, it is a tapeworm segment-get a PRESCRIPTION dewormer from your vet NOT the stuff you buy at the store-that stuff can kill your pet. Seen it way too often at our vet clinic! Tapeworms are...
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    Remember that with the way these dogs are shaped,...

    Remember that with the way these dogs are shaped, it can also be a cervical injury, too. Elevate his food and water bowls just a little. Try a second opinion if you can. At our clinic, we see so many...
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    Did you receive and finish the full course of...

    Did you receive and finish the full course of antibiotics? You may need to return to the vet for a recheck and ask for a skin scraping to detect any external parasites she may have. There are some...
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    Sounds like a secondary skin infection that will...

    Sounds like a secondary skin infection that will require antibiotics-this will be a bandaid to the reason WHY they get the scabs in the first place. The most common reason to get bacterial overgrowth...
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    Welcome to the world of Labs and Lab mixes! If...

    Welcome to the world of Labs and Lab mixes! If you and your pup survive puppydom-which unfortunately lasts up to 2 years with this breed, you'll be doing great! This is an "oral" breed-fixated on...
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    Is she used to a crate? Crate training is the...

    Is she used to a crate? Crate training is the best way to get a dog to adapt to your schedule, esp such a young one who happens to be 1/2 of a very high energy breed! You may want her to sleep with...
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    Was he not put on strict cage confinement in...

    Was he not put on strict cage confinement in addition to the pred? Huge oversight, if not. Spinal injuries take a minimum of 10 days of confinement to heal-carry out to eliminate, then right back in...
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    He needs to have a urinalysis done first to rule...

    He needs to have a urinalysis done first to rule out an infection-easiest to fix! If that comes back negative, there are behavioral drugs to try-usually have to keep them on them for a period of 6...
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