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Loves belly rubs
Purred: Tue Jan 27, '09 4:12pm PST 
Great tip tessa!way to go Mommy is writing it down now.cheercheer


You may- approach.
Purred: Wed Jan 28, '09 6:25am PST 
Hello again, Everypup! I've come across of a very important bit of advice in the new, February 2009 issue of 'The Whole Dog Journal'. When you empty a bag of dog food, cut out and save the ingredient list, the guaranteed analysis and the date/code and write on it the date of the last meal used from that bag. This way you have a record, if this food should be recalled, of what your dog ate and when. Having the list of ingredients can also help you pinpoint something that may be causing an upset for an individual dog.


Purred: Wed Jan 28, '09 6:36am PST 
Yes cheercheercheercheer

Great idea and we also have a journal on each dog way to goway to goway to goway to go

It is so important and can save their lives winkwinkwink

If something happens to our pawrents .......the journal would have all the needed info meds , diet info , vet info , supplements , medical conditions and so onway to goway to goway to go


Ready to go!
Purred: Wed Jan 28, '09 1:13pm PST 
Mom got a good tip from Mrs. Fishstick today. For those of us who are not used to seeing snow....I was a bit confused about where to do my business. Mrs. F. told mom to clear a little hole down to the grass so I could see the grass, yep, just the right spot, AHHHHHHwink


Where's the- Ball?! Throw- the ball!!!
Purred: Wed Jan 28, '09 4:09pm PST 
Mrs. Fishstick!way to go


Luvin Life
Purred: Wed Jan 28, '09 6:00pm PST 
hahahaha....having never seen snow I can't help but laugh imagining you doing that Shelby...but it's a great idea..........
And Tessa...very smart...we actually have started cutting out the section on our pup food bag that lists the ingredients.....

Lacy NPC

When are we- going to the- park
Purred: Thu Jan 29, '09 5:27am PST 
Thanks Mrs. Fishstick big grinbig grinbig grinbig grin

The Tip worked snoopysnoopy


You may- approach.
Purred: Thu Jan 29, '09 7:54am PST 
We all like to save money, so a trip to your medicine cabinet may be less expensive than a trip to your vet. Below is a list of common over-the-counter medications that can be used for dogs. Just give your vet a quick call to be sure a human medicine will work for your specific dog and it's problem and to make sure the human medicine won't react badly with anything the dog is already taking. Direction for dogs only:

A & D Ointment - for minor wounds, a thin coating 3-4 times a day for a week or so.

Anbesol - for mouth pain, dab on liquid with swab 1-2 times a day for up to 2 days.

Benadryl - antihistamine, 1 mg. per lb., every 6-8 hours, or 1 (one) 25 mg. tablet every 12 hours.

Betadine Solution - antiseptic, use diluted with distilled water to the color of weak tea to wash wounds.

Betadine Skin Cleanser - antiseptic liquid soap, use full strength to wash wounds.

Bufferin - pain reliever, 10-25 mgs. per 2.2 lbs. (1 kg.), 2-3 times a day.

Burow's Solution - antiseptic, moisten cotton ball and apply to wound.

Caladryl - lotion for pain and itching, paint on sore area.

Cortaid - anti-itch cream, apply 1-2 times a day as needed.

Desitin - soothing ointment, rub on affected area.

Dramamine - car sickness/ nausea, 2-4 mg. per lb., 3 times a day.

Dulcolax - for constipation, 5-20 mg. tablet once a day, or 1/2 (one half) to 2 pediatric suppositories (10 mg.) once a day.

Epsom Salts - for irritated/ itchy skin, 1 cup per gallon of water, soak affected area.

Hypo Tears - eye lubricant, apply 4-12 times daily.

Iodine - antiseptic, paint on wound.

Ipecac Syrup - Emetic to promote vomiting, 1 teaspoon per 20 lbs., up to 3 teaspoons.

Kaopectate - for diarrhea, 1/2 (one half) to 1 teaspoon per 5 lbs., to a max of 2 tablespoons every 8 hours.

Lanacane - topical anesthetic, apply to sore area using gauze.

Massengill Disposable Douche - odor neutralizer for skunk/body odor, 2 0z. per gallon of water soak 15 min., then bathe as usual.

Metamucil (unflavored) - for constipation, 1 teaspoon per10-25 lbs., mixed in food.

Neosporin - preventing wound infection, apply 3-4 times daily as needed.

Pedialyte - for dehydration, mix 50/50 with water as much as dog wants.

Pepcid AC - for vomiting, 5 mgs. per 10 lbs. 1-2 time a day.

Pepto-Bismol - diarrhea/vomiting/nausea/indigestion, 1/2 (one half) to1 teaspoon per 5 lbs., to a max of 2 tablespoons up to 3 times a day or 1 tablet per 15 lbs. up to 3 times a day.

Phillips' Milk of Magnesia - for constipation, 2-4 teaspoons per 5 lbs. every 6 hours.

Preparation H - for sore anal area, apply up to 4 times daily.

Robitussin Pediatric Cough Formula - cough suppressant, ASK YOUR VET.

Solarcaine - topical pain reliever and anesthetic, apply to sore area 1-2 times a day for 2 days.

Vicks VapoRub - for congestion, smear a small amount on pet's chin for easier breathing.

Witch Hazel - astringent/antiseptic, dab on affected area.


Luvin Life
Purred: Thu Jan 29, '09 1:23pm PST 
Wow Tessa...mom is printing all that out.....you're one smart pup....applause

sara- Feb1993-July- 2009

Purred: Thu Jan 29, '09 5:32pm PST 
way to goway to goway to goway to goway to go

Way to go Tessa dogdogdogdogdog

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