The Pet Thread
Posted 08 September 2016 - 07:53 PM
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Posted 08 September 2016 - 08:09 PM
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"You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the damn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all." ~ The Earl of Baltimore
Posted 08 September 2016 - 08:42 PM
Posted 14 September 2017 - 11:22 AM
Anyone ever do professional dog training for their dogs?
We are considering it for our new puppy. He's picking up on a lot of stuff we're working on teaching him, but we're not gonna be able to keep up the amount of time we've taken off or worked from home over the first week plus we've had him for long, so I'm worried he won't get enough work on the things we're trying to teach him.
We were strongly recommended a place by our vet. It's basically a dog daycare 3 days a week but that also includes an individual 1-hour training session each day. But it's very expensive. Even if I back out the cost of the daycare aspect from the total package, it ends up being like $80/hr for each session. 3 days a week for 4 weeks. And then we would continue training him when he's at home to reinforce what he's learning.
I think we feel that it'd be worth the cost if it's effective and he ends up really well trained. So mostly what I'm asking is if anyone has done training and if that's enough time for lessons to stick and be long-lasting.
Posted 30 April 2019 - 06:15 AM
I think today is the last day for our 16 year old cat. Came home yesterday and his rear legs were paralyzed and cold. Couldn't make it to the litter box to poop or pee and did it in his cat bed. Been having some trouble with him recently, a few trips to the vet, they did some tests that showed he had several issues related to spine, lungs, kidney and an enlarged heart. He seemed fine the last few weeks after our scare before leaving for Vancouver. Called the vet to see what they recommended and they said to take him to an emergency vet but that it sounded like he didn't have long to go. We figured it would be best if he passed with us at home overnight, so we kept him home and slept with him one last time. But he's stubborn and hanging on. Still seems with it mentally, doesn't seem to be in any pain. We had some pain meds left over from his recent vet visits and we gave him some so he was calm overnight. We're calling the vet as soon as they open to see when they can fit us in.
Read up on the causes and it sounds like he has saddle thrombus, a blood clot related to either his lung issues or enlarged heart. Cuts off blood flow to his rear legs. Treatment is very involved and clots can always reoccur, so it only prolongs something that is inevitable. Sounds like this is it. So obviously I've been a mess all night.
We got him when we were 24, just kids starting out with a new house and just having been married. He's been us the whole ride. He's going to be severely missed.
Posted 30 April 2019 - 01:17 PM
We let him go. I've been rather lucky with losing loved ones so this one hurt a ton. But as hard as it was once it was done I instantly felt relief.
Still gonna take some time to get over it but actually going through with it is the hardest part.
Posted 28 September 2019 - 08:30 AM
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Posted 28 September 2019 - 10:43 AM
Funny this thread popped up.
We’re picking up our puppy today.
What are you getting?
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