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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:27 pm

As long as they stay inside the house or don't wander from the yard I would probably just deal with them staying as hosts.
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:35 pm

We Got The Whole 9 wrote:As long as they stay inside the house or don't wander from the yard I would probably just deal with them staying as hosts.

A lot depends on the guests as well as the dog. You may want to train your dogs to behave a certain way with guests, but you'll have some guests who are all to happy to indulge your pet in annoying behaviors before you have a chance to train them how you want. I think that's my biggest mistake with dog training my two. I'd rather control the environment until they act like I expect them to - so more controlled environments and not big ones where I'm distracted and I don't know who's doing what. If that means shipping them away in certain parties, I'd rather find a trusted person to watch them for the day.

And that's a great PSA for people as guests. You may spoil your own dog or whatever, but I'd basically always assume that a dog who isn't mine is supposed to be the best behaived dog ever before I give them too much interaction.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:24 pm

That dog gets me.
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Derwood wrote:One of my dogs has lashed out at/attacked my other dog three times in the past two days. I can’t figure out what is triggering g her, but she goes for the neck and I need to physically force open her jaws to get her to let go. My wife is terrified that it will happen when I’m not here.

Google has given me plenty of vague info that hasn’t been particularly helpful



After several weeks without incident, this happened again today. The bigger dog attacked the smaller one and clamped down on her ear so hard that it took three of us to pry her jaw open (resulting in cuts and swollen hands for me and my wife).

I don’t know if these two dogs can live together anymore
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Postby SpongeWorthy » Mon Nov 01, 2021 10:38 pm

anyone know anything about cytopoint? i get my dog injected every so often because of his skin allergies but it only lasts about a month or two and the injection is $100 a pop--i couldn't even get my dog to the vet that often (banfield pet hospital is typically booked a month out these days in my area) let alone the cost being prohibitive. i'll give him a little bit of benadryl for relief pretty much everyday but looking at alternatives it seems like apoquel is the way to go potentially?
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Postby Bertz » Tue Nov 02, 2021 1:19 am

SpongeWorthy wrote:anyone know anything about cytopoint? i get my dog injected every so often because of his skin allergies but it only lasts about a month or two and the injection is $100 a pop--i couldn't even get my dog to the vet that often (banfield pet hospital is typically booked a month out these days in my area) let alone the cost being prohibitive. i'll give him a little bit of benadryl for relief pretty much everyday but looking at alternatives it seems like apoquel is the way to go potentially?


Apoquel has been incredible for my dog. He will have the runs a bit the first few days we put him back on, but that's about it. No other negative side effects. Though it's probably not going to save you much money.

Beyond that we got an allergy blood test through the vet. We found out that he unfortunately has both food and environmental allergies, but by cutting out the food that improved the itching significantly. He still needs his daily Apoquel, but it's no longer a deal where he scratches his ear off right at the 24 hour mark, and when he had both food and environmental allergies that's exactly what would happen.

We're also doing immunotherapy shots to hopefully eliminate the need for Apoquel, but to this point they haven't had much effect anything. And we're about 2/3s of the way through, so I'm starting to suspect nothing is going to change.
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Postby soccer10k » Tue Nov 02, 2021 1:44 am

We also used Apoquel for our dog and it worked pretty well. Didn’t completely cure the itchiness but it did make a big difference.
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Postby SpongeWorthy » Tue Nov 02, 2021 3:45 pm

thanks dudes, yeah now that i'm looking at apoquel prices it seems like $2.43 a pill is pretty standard and if it's daily dosing then it's not going to save me any money but the convenience alone of a pill vs. schelpping him to the vet every month for an injectino might be worth it

i'll look into the allergy test to see if it's his food too
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Tue Nov 02, 2021 4:50 pm

SpongeWorthy wrote:thanks dudes, yeah now that i'm looking at apoquel prices it seems like $2.43 a pill is pretty standard and if it's daily dosing then it's not going to save me any money but the convenience alone of a pill vs. schelpping him to the vet every month for an injectino might be worth it

i'll look into the allergy test to see if it's his food too



our boy dog gets hot spots (usually itchy patches on his paws where he will lick them until they are raw) with the wrong food, def worth investigating
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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Wed Nov 03, 2021 3:34 am

My wife's dog is allergic to human dander among many other things
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Postby soccer10k » Tue Jan 04, 2022 4:52 am

My parents have a golden retriever who will be 2 this spring, April I think. Our german shepherd will be 1 at the end of February. From the first time we brought our dog to see their dog last summer, it's been non-stop play. There was no feeling out period at all. It was love at first sight. We just leave them on the deck, give them water every so often and it's basically non stop play. No serious growling, no barking at each other. Just play. They'll stop every so often as one of them lies down, but the other one (usually my dog), will start circling or stepping over the other dog until it gets up and starts playing again. Their stamina is amazing. The breaks are a bit longer on the second day and then the third day, but it's never more than 15 minutes and they're right back at it again.

For us, it's great because we can just leave them out there and they don't care at all. They might stand by the door for a bit if we walk by, but if we walk away, after 5-10 seconds they go right back to playing. My dog in particular is obsessed with their dog. She'll follow him everywhere and only wants to be around him and to play with him. Doesn't really care about us unless we have treats and doesn't care about toys. My parents dog loves chasing the frisbee and my dog will chase after him as he runs. Funny part is, the frisbee is the only thing we've found that he's protective over and he'll try to keep her from getting it even though she couldn't care less. If he's drinking water, she'll just barge in and he'll concede. I gave both of them the same treat once last summer at the same time. She scarfed hers down, then barged in and took part of his and he didn't care at all. This was when he had about 20 pounds on her so it's not like he was deferring to the bigger dog. Because she follows him everywhere, it's how she learned to go up and down stairs. She refused to last summer even when I had treats. She'd put her front paws on the first step but that's it. But within about an hour of seeing my parents dog, she was motoring up and down no problem because he was doing it and she had to follow him. Same thing with the pool (though this took a bit longer). But it was "oh, Parker's swimming after the frisbee in the pool so I'm going to go in after him".

When we got our first dog, my parents dog was 4 and very much set in her ways. She loved to chase the frisbee and that was it. No desire to do anything with other dogs or anything else new (she refused to sit in a new bed one time so my parents gave it to us). So they avoided each other. Then after that dog passed, they got a puppy when our dog was 8. Our dog would play with the puppy a bit but it was very much on her own terms. Anything she didn't like she'd bark at the puppy. That dog passed before she was three and my parents got their current dog when our dog was 11. So it was the same thing. They play on her terms, no exceptions. Lot of barking at the puppy, usually for no reason.

But this is just a match made in heaven and we couldn't imagine them getting along any better than they do. Plus, after we leave, both dogs are completely wiped out for about a day and a half. My dog didn't move other than to eat/drink water/go to the bathroom after about 3 p.m. yesterday and was a bit less active than normal today.
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Do you just search twitter for cute dog tweets after you post your monthly dog killer update to continue appearing relatively dog-neutral?
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