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Re: My Cat
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Reply to: #525778 by DragonDs
Jul 1, 2010 11:10am
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Tuna. Use tuna. I have a cat that has been on meds her whole life, so she takes pills pretty well. But recently we have had to put her on interferon - which has to be mixed in saline, so it is really salty, and we were having a heck of a time getting her to take it. A friend suggested putting it on a salty fish - like tuna - so she thought it was a treat. The vet said that was fine if we only give her about a tablespoon a night, and make sure the tuna is canned in water, not oil.

Works like a charm. Now she comes running the second we shake the pill bottle because she knows she's going to get tuna.

Give your kitty her meds, and then give her just a small amount of tuna right after and she will associate taking her meds with a good experience, not a bad one.

You also may want to check into a product called Rescue Remedy. I get it at Whole Foods and it is a mild sedative that you can give your animals (it goes in their water) for things like lightning, or new animals coming in to the home, or moving.

Good luck!

~RW
Re: My Cat
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Reply to: #525900 by RavenWolf
Jul 1, 2010 11:49am
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Have you used the Rescue Remedy? We have two other cats who might benefit from a mild sedative during the move. I'm not as worried about them, they are not quite as neurotic as Boba.
Re: My Cat
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Reply to: #525852 by DragonDs
Jul 1, 2010 7:24pm
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Your story made me think of the time long ago when we had a family picture taken with our cat, Cleveland.
He got out somehow before time and got in the photographer's laundry room (home studio) and got himself stuck behind the dryer.
In the picture that we all did live to take, I have my arm clamped down on him so hard, it's a wonder he isn't still imbedded in my leg!
He's been gone for a very long time now, but he was one great cat.
Thanks for bringing that back around so fresh, and the VERY BEST of luck to you guys in your move.
If you need a good liner....
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Jul 2, 2010 5:45am
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If you need a good liner for a dog or cat crate and newspapers don't cut it, try getting the end rolls of paper from your local newspaper. Here they give them away free. I pulled out the length of the whelping box 4 times and folded it. Then I added a few sheets of newspaper on top so it's not so slippery. (Let me stress SLIPPERY) This morning, when I went to feed the pups, the puppy pad that was underneath, never got wet!! Now that's a perfect solution!

Now I'm sure you folks don't have 10, 4 week old puppies using the same box at night, so you may not need as much paper as I do but.....it's works so much better than plan newspaper. It's safter too because there is no ink!! Win, win!!

I got the idea from an animal rescue show that I watched the other night. I can't take any credit for it but I sure can share with those who didn't see the show. :D Now, if I could only get them to stop playing with the paper, I might be all set. Silly pups love to hide underneath. I'm sure it's cozy warm and makes for a nice secluded den from siblings.
Re: If you need a good liner....
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Reply to: #526059 by Tri-Colored Paws
Jul 2, 2010 5:58am
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Great idea!

It works great when your moving too - you can wrap your breakables and not have the ink rub off on them.
Re: Our family friend put to sleep
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Reply to: #526206 by turkey feathers
Jul 2, 2010 8:58pm
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Don't worry. He is. Try to pick up the book "For Every Dog an Angel"; probably in the children's section. It's very sweet and has helped me cope with the loss of my best friends.
Re: Our family friend put to sleep
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Reply to: #526206 by turkey feathers
Jul 2, 2010 9:21pm
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Hope you're waiting for me on the other side of the rainbow bridge.

I know your Mulligan will be in heaven. Just as I know my Melee will be there.

"Wolves and sheep will live together in peace, and leopards will lie down with young goats, calves and lion cubs will feed together, and little children will take care of them. Cows and bears will eat together, and their calves and cubs will lie down in peace. Lions will eat straw as cattle do . . . The land will be as full of knowledge of the Lord as the seas are full of water." Isaiah 11:6-9
New LIfe at the Farm
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Jul 3, 2010 7:31am
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http://baqash-tracks.blogspot.com/2010/07/new-life-at-farm.html

Miss T is learning new manners around all these new creatures.
Re: New LIfe at the Farm
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Reply to: #526272 by Baqash
Jul 4, 2010 3:15am
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Hey, great to hear from you. How is Miss T? I bet she's is getting super big. Must be a year and a half, right? Zip a picture of her onto the board. I'd love to see her.

Love the new farm animals. Good luck with them and have fun while everything is so new. It wears off after the first winter and becomes a very big chore.

Tri-Colored Paws
Who is living on a farm but weeding out all the animals that seem like a chores. I'm at the point where I need "newness", Like PUPPIES!
Re: New LIfe at the Farm
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Reply to: #526420 by Tri-Colored Paws
Jul 4, 2010 7:24am
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Fortunately for me, it isn't my farm but my son's and we are visiting for about a month. It is a hobby farm but they use/eat just about everything they have here. Been a great way to raise the children. There are a couple of picts of Miss T on a blog spot I put up yesterday: http://baqash-tracks.blogspot.com/ One of her checking out the goats and one of her with her boyfriend Theodore. Theodore makes Miss T look small. He is a great dane/mastiff mix (translate that BIG). She has turned out to be a very beautiful dog.

She has remained a very enthusiastic Lab and recently I've resorted to watching the Dog Whisperer on Netflix to get some hints. The hints have helped. She knew manners but wasn't choosing to use them at my will. Yesterday she managed to sit by me with three kittens stalking her, chickens on the other side of one fence making racket and the new kids behind another fence bleating for attention. She was a little stress, but she did it without going wacko or chasing anybody. She only had to be reseated once. Milestone. WOOT! Need some of Goofy's confetti on that one.
Sparky!
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Jul 6, 2010 9:10am
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Has arthritis in his front left elbow. :-( He's only 6! And he still wants to play with his bucket. Sigh. Steroids for two weeks and glucosimine (sp?) chews for the rest of his life.
Re: Sparky!
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Reply to: #526815 by judithandsparky
Jul 6, 2010 10:21am
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My dog is 10 has been on the glucosamine tabs for years. It's like a wonder drug. She just drags without it and is like a puppy again with it.
Re: My Cat
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Reply to: #525909 by DragonDs
Jul 6, 2010 10:41am
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I have used Rescue Remedy on my cats. It just kinda chills them out, and I didn't have to go to the vet to get 'kitty downers' for the 4th of July!

Good luck with the move. I live in the Denver area - so hopefully we'll get a chance to swap stories in person!

~RW
Re: My Cat
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Reply to: #526855 by RavenWolf
Jul 6, 2010 10:49am
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I wish they had Rescue Remedy for humans. I could use a little right now. Oh, I know! It's called Jack Daniels! And you get it at that special store!
Re: Sparky!
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Reply to: #526847 by Beachcomber
Jul 6, 2010 10:51am
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I'm just bummed because my previous dog, Buddy, had so many problems with arthritis. I didn't want Sparky to follow in his paw prints. I've already told him that he's not to pick up any more bad habits from me, my arthritis is being a pain today.
Re: Sparky!
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Reply to: #526858 by judithandsparky
Jul 6, 2010 11:01am
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Our Oreo is on glucosamine and also tramadol for pain. It's so hard when she wants to run around like a puppy and then has trouble getting back up the stairs afterwards.
Re: My Cat
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Reply to: #526857 by judithandsparky
Jul 6, 2010 12:07pm
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actually humans can use rescue remedy it is sold in our local "health food store"
with the other specialty supplements
Re: My Cat
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Reply to: #526857 by judithandsparky
Jul 7, 2010 6:17pm
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I wish they had Rescue Remedy for humans. I could use a little right now.

You can use it. I buy mine at the health food store and have used it on myself as well as the dogs. It is awesome. I used it when I was defending my dissertation - it just took the edge of my nervousness off without making me sleepy or too relaxed.

Katy
PetsHotel?
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Jul 7, 2010 6:53pm
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Has anyone ever boarded a dog at a PetSmart PetsHotel? What did you think about it? How was it? I know each would have different employees, but the set up should be pretty standard, right?

We're driving from California to Georgia at the end of the month. Our first stop is Las Vegas and we were thinking about boarding the dogs at a PetsHotel in Henderson for one night. We have boarded them many times before, but always at the same place. Plus, since it's a five hour drive away, we won't be able to check it out ahead of time, which I don't like. Anyway, any information or opinions would be appreciated. Thanks.
~ DisneyFreak1101
Re: PetsHotel?
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Reply to: #527212 by DisneyFreak1101
Jul 7, 2010 8:02pm
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I have a friend with a high-energy border collie who's tried many places and this is their favorite. I'm their emergency contact and I've had to go spend time with their dog while it stayed at a couple other spots and make decisions about vet care when she's rubbed her nose raw about of OCD/worry behaviors, but she gets along fine at PetSmart. Comes home tired but mostly normal - not frantic from being away from her family. At this point, I don't think they'd consider boarding her anywhere else.

pearlicue
Re: My Cat
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Reply to: #527201 by Katy
Jul 7, 2010 8:09pm
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When you buy the Rescue Remedy, do you buy the one for humans and give it to your pets or do you buy the one specifically for pets for your pets and the human one for you? I ask because frequently they are the same thing just in different packaging and if you are buying it at a health food store it seems that they would only have the human one? The human one is also much cheaper =o) I am definitely interested in this for our cats should we be moving.

Cheers!
Rhea
Miss T has a new hangout
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Jul 8, 2010 3:18pm
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Re: Miss T has a new hangout
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Reply to: #527470 by Baqash
Jul 8, 2010 3:49pm
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Love all the great pics!
Re: Miss T has a new hangout
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Reply to: #527470 by Baqash
Jul 9, 2010 5:29am
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Fantastic pictures! Thanks for sharing. :D

The web link I looked at the other day, didn't give me all the pictures. The next one did and so did this one. :D Must be an AOL thing. It's weird sometimes.

Thanks for sharing. She looks wonderful!
Tri-Colored Paws, and paws, and paws and paws
Re: Miss T has a new hangout
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Reply to: #527642 by Tri-Colored Paws
Jul 9, 2010 6:54am
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it more likely has to do with which link I posted. I can post for the entire blog scrolling or just one entry. you can always see previous ones by clicking on the links in the right side bar. So.. no... can't blame AOL on this one.
Re: My Cat
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Reply to: #527231 by The Gillespie Tribe
Jul 9, 2010 1:00pm
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Honestly, I didn't even know they had one specifically for pets. I just get the human one, the tincture that you administer via a dropper, rather than the mist. When I'm gone for long periods of time, I have the dog sitter add drops to the water and it really seems to help. I've also added drops directly to my dogs' tongues for more immediate effect.

Katy
Rescue Remedy/glucosamine
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Jul 14, 2010 6:58am
I think I am going to try some of that for my cats...I have several issues going on here that I really need to address!

I also wanted to tell you all of a product that I used with my elderly BC and now with a fat beagle that we have. Both were suffering from arthritis and I got Flavocin from a company. They shepp it every month so you never run out. I got a similar product from this company for my horse that was a miracle! You can check it out here: http://www.propetsciences.com/ HTH--TErrio
Wealth of Information!
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Jul 16, 2010 7:05am
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Hi all, I have been offline recently for a while. My Mom just passed away and am wondering if there is some way to tell your dog she will not be coming back, or do they just sense it? The dog keeps going to her bedroom and laying on her bed, and still looks for her. Moping around, as there is not as much activity in these recent days since Mom's passing, now that funeral is over, and brother and wife have left town. So quiet here. Me and Dusty, only, now. Any ideas, or tips?
Wow! such a wealth of information I have read, pet hotels, and nervous medicine for me and my dog, sure want to thank you all for all those tips and info. So enjoyed too, Baqash, seeing your Miss T, beautiful is the word, alright.
Thanks for any reply,
OD
Re: Wealth of Information!
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Reply to: #529229 by Okie Dog
Jul 16, 2010 7:11am
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So sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. I wondered why I hadn't seen any posts from you. I don't really have any tips to make the dog understand that Mom's absence is permanent. You can't tell it that she's gone, but after a few days moping, he'll move on too. I think the dog is just grieving in its own way.

Hugs to you and the dog,
TrailTroll
Re: Wealth of Information!
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Reply to: #529229 by Okie Dog
Jul 16, 2010 10:01am
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I'm so sorry OD. I wish I could hug you.

Sounds like puppy is in mourning already. I would just be there for him with as much or as little attention he needs. He will let you know.