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7/3/06 1:55 AM
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Ridgeback
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Carl,

I think you would be well advised not to try to give medical advice for animals on the OG.  People try to use this board all the time to avoid paying for legitimate animal care. 

7/3/06 2:26 AM
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Agreed, however some good can come of it. (anal glands and urinalysis) While this will give awareness, please everyone remember that it is only that, and this is NOT a substitute for getting your local vet to regularly check out your animals.
7/3/06 2:38 AM
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Carl, What kinds of bones can I give to my dog? He's a lab, healthy and well-exercised. I give him steak bones, pork chop bones, spare rib bones, and even make special trips to the butcher for soup bones. It's an occasional treat - probably twice a week. Any problems with this? I'm also wondering about chicken or turkey bones? I never give him such bones, since I've always been told that a dog will choke on bird bones. But every now and then he finds a dead bird on the ground (I live in the countryside) and he gulps it down in seconds flat, bones and all, and he doesn't seem to have any problem with it.
7/3/06 2:03 PM
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ttt for bones
7/3/06 2:57 PM
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Sorry. Never give your dog a bird bone. If he does start choking on a bird, don't forget to look for it lodged in the roof of his mouth. Common place. Use moderation and be smart/safe. Happy 4th all.
7/3/06 2:59 PM
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are you anti-abortion because you, yourself, were aborted?
7/3/06 3:00 PM
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Just want to add here that Computer Science != DVM. Stay in school kids, even if it takes 20 years.
7/5/06 9:33 PM
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Thx Carl.
7/5/06 10:47 PM
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Do dogs with naturally erect,upright ears [chihuahuas,spitz,keeshonds] have significantly keener hearing than dogs with long,droopy ears [many of the hounds and spaniels]And do the dogs with long,droopy ears have a keener sense of smell?I had a cocker spaniel and I could practically hear somebody approaching before he did.Ofcourse his ears were probably shot from countless ear infections. Is it also true dogs cannot pass gas, and could die from a gas buildup?
7/5/06 11:14 PM
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Raw bones are good for dogs and cats, cooked bones will splinter and cause problems.
7/6/06 12:48 AM
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Raw bones don't splinter? All the bones my dog eats get ravaged into splinters. He's a total pig.

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