|10-02-2013 01:59 PM|
I am so sorry this happened to Major. I hope he's doing well. The above procedure works for me too If I don't have the extra piece ( chaser) ready he has spit out the pills , literally two feet. Lol
|10-02-2013 01:57 PM|
|alexg||After so many pills being spit out and eating all these fancy wraps (roast beef, cheese, ets.) the 'hand inside' method worked with a 99% success rate. He would spit the pill if not placed deep enough...|
|10-02-2013 01:48 PM|
|10-02-2013 01:47 PM|
So sorry this happened but glad Major is ok!
As fort he pills try a pill pocket and if that does not work I typically put it in a small peice of cheese with the cheese mushed around it then offer a chaser peice of cheese right behind it so they swallow quickly to get the other treat as well .
YMMV but it works for me
|10-02-2013 01:42 PM|
Just wanted to give an update while I had a moment and let you know that Major did go to the vet. He ended up coming home with antibiotics for 14 days 2 in the a.m. and 2 in the p.m. He had a slight fever that a.m. at the vet. Vet says he will be just fine. Fence guy coming out tonight to give us an estimate on a taller fence, etc.. Thank you to you all for your input and well wishes.. It was certainly appreciated very much! Anyone have any expert tips on getting him to take his meds? I put it in some Peanut Butter but he just eats the PB and drops the meds on the ground..LOL... Is it okay to open up the capsule and just sprinkle the inside powder onto his food and then mix it up? He's finally eating the meds but it just takes forever.. I thought someone might have some tips for the remaining dosages left and for future possible meds. also~ The neighbors have not been back over to check on Major we haven't talked to them since last Saturday.
Oh, and I was somewhat shocked to also find out he weighs 93.5 pounds on his 9 month birthday! Crazy.. but I guess that is to be expected when parents were 110 and 125.
My big baby boy.
|09-30-2013 03:04 PM|
|Ava_Shepsky||Oh yes and vaccination records of course. If you call AC tho they should find all that out for you. The neighbors dog may also be put on a quarantine period where he is not allowed to leave the house.|
|09-30-2013 03:00 PM|
Omg!! For future references to break up a dog fight you hold on to a dogs back legs and pull UP !!
A technique used by animal control if there's no water or break stick near!
I agree w the retractable leashes being harder to control the dog. I only use one when we are hiking and I WANT less control of the dog.
Talk to your neighbors if they seem genuinely sorry and determined not to let it happen again and maybe pay the vet bills I would let it be. It was an accident. But an owner who has a not so friendly dog should know they have to be more responsible than other owners. A dog prone to aggression requires more vigilance than the average dog. If you want tho you can for sure call animal control and they will put in a bite report and investigate. If you are scared they may put the dog down or anything like make sure you voice that that isn't your intention and you just want the report on file in case of any future incidences.
|09-28-2013 11:49 AM|
Everyone who commented above with things that should be done - calling AC, checking vaccination records, break stick, etc, totally agree.
Be wary of the fence and height - an agile dog can also climb a 6ft fence - you may need to put a wire or something along the fence - I don't know what else you can do but 6 ft is not necessarily enough when a dog is so aggressive that they just come at yours like that.
Very sorry - a true dog attack is something I hope to never see again.
|09-28-2013 08:46 AM|
Take Major in for a vet visit, cleaning and antibiotics for the wound. Insist on seeing the pit's vaccine records, not just accept neighbor's word. Neighbor pays the vet bill and ongoing care if any is required from this.
As for the neighbors, I'm not above using a bit of 'persuasion' to get some changes made. Responsible changes they should make anyhow but you know how it is sometimes..
1. Get rid of the flexi
2. Training - for the dogs and especially beneficial for the owners so they know how to handle the breed they have.
3. Carry a break stick and know how to use it.
Major may or may not develop some reactions to this dog, just something to keep an eye out for.
|09-28-2013 08:28 AM|
|JakodaCD OA||Hope that owner smartens up and gets rid of the retractable leash! Glad Major will be ok|
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