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    Thanks! That sounds like a really good idea. ...

    Thanks! That sounds like a really good idea. I'll try that and let you know how it goes. He's been doing sooooo much better at going outside to use the bathroom now that we have the dog door. He...
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    I think my dog has a drinking problem...

    Our Basset Hound puppy won't stop drinking water when he has it available to him. It doesn't matter how much he's had, he just keeps drinking until it's gone, and his belly swells up like a...
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    If you're really concerned, of course, your...

    If you're really concerned, of course, your doctor will know best. However, in my experience, I have had the same things happen before. It's fairly normal to have fluctuations in your cycle every...
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    Haha, yeah, my husband and I haven't gotten to...

    Haha, yeah, my husband and I haven't gotten to the kid thing yet, but I'm sure that'll be frustrating as all get out, too. Especially when they learn to take their diapers off by themselves. ...
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    Yeah, everything was going really well (only one...

    Yeah, everything was going really well (only one accident on the floor to report) until my husband and I came home from the grocery store. We smelled pee, and we knew. When we looked in his kennel,...
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    He finally went poop today. When my husband got...

    He finally went poop today. When my husband got home, he took Buddy out, and it finally happened. Then he pooped twice more within the hour. All outside, but it was because we were able to catch...
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    I'm tired of poop...

    Mostly this thread is about me venting. Our lovely new little Basset Hound, Buddy, as my husband has named him, won't stop pooping in the house. We finally got him to stop peeing in his crate. He...
  8. Question: New puppy!

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    We finally got him to eliminate outside. We let...

    We finally got him to eliminate outside. We let them play for a little while, then we'll take him outside to potty, and we'll crate him because they won't stop playing with each other even when...
  9. Question: New puppy!

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    Okay, so now what do I do? I think our puppy has...

    Okay, so now what do I do? I think our puppy has this idea that the floor in the hallway is the place to use the bathroom. I saw him sniffing around, and acting like he had to go, so I took him...
  10. Question: New puppy!

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    New puppy!

    So, my husband and I got a new puppy. He's a Basset Hound, and he's five months old. Annie (our 10 month old lab) is having a lot of fun with him. We bought him from a pet store. We've been...
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    I think you might be my long lost twin or...

    I think you might be my long lost twin or something because we have same cycle with the same weirdness. I think my boobs even got bigger (they were hurting a lot, too, and they still are). I'm just...
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    My sister has two pit bulls and an akita. ...

    My sister has two pit bulls and an akita. They're all sweeties. One of her pits is extremely protective of her family, but even when it comes down to it, she's a chicken and would never fight. ...
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    The best thing you can do for your dog at this...

    The best thing you can do for your dog at this point is take him to the vet and fast. It could be something that is easy to treat, but it could be something more troublesome. The safest thing to do...
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    I'm so sorry to hear about your puppy. It's so...

    I'm so sorry to hear about your puppy. It's so sad. It's funny how much animals really become a part of our families and such a big part of our lives. I wish you the best luck in finding a new dog...
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    I also wanted to mention that even though we...

    I also wanted to mention that even though we might sound like we're lecturing you a little, it's only because we care. I hope to hear from you after you've told your mother, and please feel free to...
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    Jessie, I agree, you really should tell your mom...

    Jessie, I agree, you really should tell your mom as soon as possible. You need her, so you don't have to do this alone. Not only that, but you really need to see a doctor. A girl at your age could...
  17. Question: Rabie Shots

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    I pretty much went with my vet's recommendation...

    I pretty much went with my vet's recommendation on when I got all the vaccinations for my dog. I figured he was the expert in the matter, since he's seen more animals in his office over the years...
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    This might sound like a dumb question, but did...

    This might sound like a dumb question, but did you give her a bit of food with her antibiotics? Antibiotics in dogs (and in humans) taken on an empty stomach can cause stomach upset.
  19. Question: Hissing!

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    Has he been neutered? I don't know a lot about...

    Has he been neutered? I don't know a lot about cats, but I know male cats can start acting different if they are intact.
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    I'm not a doctor, but I can only answer according...

    I'm not a doctor, but I can only answer according to my own experiences. I've always had a clockwork cycle as well. I became sexually active again at one point after abstaining for about a year,...
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    We already bought the new food dish, but we're...

    We already bought the new food dish, but we're waiting to find a water dish that big enough. She drinks (and spills) a lot of water, and we already have to fill her water dish two or three times a...
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    Not trying to beat a dead horse, but I, too,...

    Not trying to beat a dead horse, but I, too, agree that a shock collar is probably not the best choice. I've had my lab since she was 7 weeks old, and she's always been a handful. You're probably...
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    I really like our new vet. Unlike my old vet, he...

    I really like our new vet. Unlike my old vet, he actually took the time to thoroughly examine her, and he actually acted like he liked our dog. Our other vet didn't even put her on up on the table....
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    Thanks, Lilfyre, that'll be helpful in trying to...

    Thanks, Lilfyre, that'll be helpful in trying to figure out what this is. She's about 9 and a half months. I hope my vet will be able to identify what her problems are. I'll let you guys know if...
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    Oh, it's so nervewracking. I really hope your...

    Oh, it's so nervewracking. I really hope your puppy is okay. Parvo is so scary. If it makes you feel any better, I have a friend who got a dachsund puppy who got parvo, and her little dog...
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    Weird pustules around dog's mouth

    So, my dog has had an allergy problem for awhile (We finally chose a new vet and she has a appt on Sat.), and I don't know if this has anything to do with it or not. Annie has been developing these...
  27. Question: Lab Problem

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    I'm not 100% sure that she's allergic to corn. ...

    I'm not 100% sure that she's allergic to corn. Mostly, I'm just trying to cut out the foods that are common allergens for dogs (I've never even had an allergic dog before). I don't know if it will...
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    Besides your milk being colostrum now, if you...

    Besides your milk being colostrum now, if you start pumping now, you could stimulate labor. You should see your lactation consultant to find out what you can do that will relieve the pressure in...
  29. Question: Lab Problem

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    It's hard to shell out that much money when you...

    It's hard to shell out that much money when you don't know what it could be, but if the vet doesn't know what else it could be, it's probably worth it. Especially if it's something that can be...
  30. Question: Why ?

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    There may be nothing wrong with your body, but it...

    There may be nothing wrong with your body, but it is still possible for some women who have periods to have trouble getting pregnant. Something like 85% of couples will get pregnant in the first...
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    Well, the puppy has gone to her new home now. ...

    Well, the puppy has gone to her new home now. I'm pretty glad because Annie was extremely jealous and was being really really hard to handle. I think we'll wait until Annie's a lot older before we...
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    I may have found a home for the puppy, already,...

    I may have found a home for the puppy, already, but we'll see. She stopped drooling. I think she was probably car sick. She seems pretty healthy now. She has a good appetite and good water...
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    Thank you both for your replies. We're taking...

    Thank you both for your replies. We're taking the puppy to the vet as soon as we can get an appointment. I don't know if we'll be able to keep her forever, but I at least want to get her shots and...
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    New little stray puppy

    Hi, my husband and I acquired a sweet little puppy from his sister's friend. The puppy was found with her litter mate running around on the side of a rural highway, so they were taken home to...
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    Wow, that sounds good. We both like walnuts...

    Wow, that sounds good. We both like walnuts anyway. Also, thanks so much for the info, Chery! I appreciate it. I haven't heard a lot about the subject.

    -B
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    Holy crap! I'm from Newnan, too! It's where I...

    Holy crap! I'm from Newnan, too! It's where I grew up. That's crazy. You may have met some of my family because there are a lot of us. My maiden name is Graybeal. That, or I could've delivered...
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    Sorry, I'm not a step parent, and I never lived...

    Sorry, I'm not a step parent, and I never lived with my step mom. How are your step siblings towards you? Are they friends with you at all? Can you talk to them about this? If you can, maybe they...
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    My husband and I got married the day after...

    My husband and I got married the day after election day in 2004 here in the states. The actual day of the election, I didn't even think about it. I had already turned in my absentee ballot, and I...
  39. Question: Married young

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    I don't see anything wrong with you and your...

    I don't see anything wrong with you and your girlfriend getting married in a couple of years. It depends on what your goals are. College is important for both of you. If she's planning on...
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    I'm just posting an update on my dog's condition....

    I'm just posting an update on my dog's condition. We left that vet, and have yet to find another (we moved to another city). However, I did start buying a fish and potato formula food from a local...
  41. Question: Not sure!

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    Deciding how soon to test for a potential...

    Deciding how soon to test for a potential pregnancy depends on the HPT (home pregnancy test) you use. HPTs measure the level of hcg you have in you urine, indicating whether you are pregnant or not....
  42. Question: Dog passed away

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    I don't know what his ailment could have been. I...

    I don't know what his ailment could have been. I don't have any kind of experience with that, but I wanted to tell you I'm so sorry about your dog. It must have been so hard to watch his health...
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    My lab does the same sort of thing, and she's...

    My lab does the same sort of thing, and she's about the same age as yours. She doesn't move our shoes, but she likes to shove her nose in them and sniff them. Our socks do get moved to mysterious...
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    I doubt Labman was referring to you, Orange. You...

    I doubt Labman was referring to you, Orange. You sound like you're pretty involved with your animals. I think he rather means people who will purposely ignore their animals just to post messages on...
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    A question about walnuts...

    Hi all, I'm new to this board, but I've done a bit of moonlighting on the Pets and Animals board. My baby lab Annie can be seen as my portrait. My husband and I have just started trying to...
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    I've never been pregnant (but I'm currently...

    I've never been pregnant (but I'm currently trying to conceive :D), but I come from a very big family with lots of women. We all have crazy dreams anyway, but my sisters and my mom have had...
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    My husband and I both have computers, and we sit...

    My husband and I both have computers, and we sit back to back together in the same room. When Annie, our lab puppy, wants to play she'll stick her nose under my mouse hand and knock it away from the...
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    8 month old lab has bowel problems

    Ever since I brought my puppy home with me at 7 weeks old, she's had diarrhea stools. Sometimes it's better, sometimes, it's worse. She's not sick or anything, she acts like a normal crazy puppy. ...
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    Some kind of anxiety in my lab?

    My husband and I just moved to a new place, and our 7 month old lab has started acting a little strangely. She doesn't really act this way when I'm home, but my husband tells me that when I leave...
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    Also, I forgot to ask, but is there anything I...

    Also, I forgot to ask, but is there anything I can do about her passing gas? She has the *worst* smells coming from her. It doesn't seem to cause her any discomfort, but it makes my eyes water, it...
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