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  1. @FootprintsinSand best to go to the source https://www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary/news-events/fda-investigation-potential-link-between-certain-diets-and-canine-dilated-cardiomyopathy ETA. FAQ link: https://www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary/animal-health-literacy/questions-answers-fda-center-veterinary-medicines-investigation-possible-connection-between-diet-and
  2. What are they rolling in?

    Malcolm thinks dead birds are good to roll in.
  3. autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia

    Bravo! I know a few dogs who have been struck by this in the past few months. It is awful.
  4. Looking for funky pet ID tags

    Paging @Two Best Dogs!
  5. My teenage Pom chews rocks

    I think you should to get her a really comprehensive vet exam, including having a vet who is especially knowledgeable about dentistry examine the chompers for malocclusions. This sounds pathological to me, not a just bored dog. If physically well then a vet behaviourist can assess for a compulsive disorder etc and treatment requirements.
  6. PRIME100 Pet Food Review

    I can’t find that one on their website. You’d have to call them to check whether it is suitable for a large breed puppy (“all life stages”).
  7. Annual blood works

    I’ve always done yearly, twice-yearly for seniors, and before any surgery.
  8. Diabetic Dog Food Suggestions

    If you look online, you’ll probably be able to find the RC at a much cheaper price point.
  9. @teddybeans https://drsophiayin.com/blog/entry/dog-bite-prevention-week-poster-on-the-body-language-of-fear-and-aggression/
  10. Diabetic Dog Food Suggestions

    What has your vet recommended?
  11. Puppy with flatulance

    Many brands/stores offer money back guarantees, and some even post samples. My dog didn’t do well on BH either - flatulence, oily coat, bad smell. At risk of being eaten alive, most dogs are fine with grains. With what’s coming out re DCM I’d feed grain inclusive unless there is a specific reason not to for a particular dog. You might like to look up WSAVA criteria for selecting dog food.
  12. Are we stressing our dogs out?

    https://www.helsinki.fi/en/news/health-news/overlapping-genomic-regions-underlie-canine-fearfulness-and-human-mental-disorders?fbclid=IwAR2gEGOFBU3Zj5Q_Q4c3dJo5Kjs1gbEywDNR7LSY-KMuQUTFS_LSC3gOg9I https://now.tufts.edu/news-releases/canine-compulsive-disorder-gene-identified-do https://bmcgenomics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12864-016-2936-3 etc etc etc
  13. how do dogs eat without teeth?

    You need vet advice re bones not internet advice. Depends on their teeth/jaw. My dog has 14 teeth left inc only 1 canine. He eats just fine including crunchy food. Cannot have bones though as per his veterinary dentist’s instructions (and other reasons I won’t go into).
  14. Dental - to pull or not to pull

    I can highly recommend Dr Christine! https://sydneypetdentistry.com.au/ She had brilliant bedside manner and low stress handling of my chihuahua x who has an anxiety disorder. She waited until he felt comfortable before examining him and worked with me to keep him feeling safe. She could tell from his body language that one particular part of his mouth was very sore, so she didn’t go near it when checking his mouth in the consult. No point traumatizing the little guy when you can only have a proper look at it under anaesthesia anyway. My chihuahua also sees a veterinary behaviourist and they worked together to make sure he had the best pre, during, and after surgery pain & anxiety med protocol. It was all about making it as low stress for him as possible and giving him back a pain-free mouth. If he needs another dental we will go to wherever she is! BTW he has few teeth and only one canine left. No problems eating. And some of his best sparkling white teeth needed removal (I brush daily) when some gunky ones just needed a good clean. If they hadn’t been removed his jaw would have eventually broken as disease had eaten a hole in it, only seen on xrays.
  15. Night regression please help :(

    It might also be worthwhile measuring how much water he drinks in a 24 hour period, so your vet can confirm whether it is an appropriate amount for him. Measure it each day until you can see your vet. My dog has a medical condition that when untreated causes him to drink and pee more.