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Forum: Pets 16-10-2013, 00:01
Replies: 31
Views: 5,930
Posted By xdow
bloody nora! i thought the 40 one vet in this...

bloody nora!
i thought the 40 one vet in this area charges was steep! :eek:

he throws in a flea treatment or 2 off with his reminder cards for that at least

we pay 32 for our dogs yearly jabs &...
Forum: Pets 12-10-2013, 23:29
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By xdow
while handy, i think worming monthly is a bit too...

while handy, i think worming monthly is a bit too often, so prefer to use drontal every three months for worms and advantage monthly for fleas, the added bonus here is that drontal treats for...
Forum: Pets 11-10-2013, 02:00
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By xdow
i'd stick with advantage, but make sure you have...

i'd stick with advantage, but make sure you have the dose for their weight correct.

the OTC frontline will be about as effective as throwing water at them in my experience.

stronghold is another...
Forum: Pets 11-10-2013, 01:58
Replies: 110
Views: 7,459
Posted By xdow
that's the thing, a first generation cross mating...

that's the thing, a first generation cross mating will give a litter of pups which could look like anything.

after all the labradoodle was an experiment into breeding a hypoallergenic assistance...
Forum: Pets 04-10-2013, 23:37
Replies: 13
Views: 2,612
Posted By xdow
the added sugars worried me a little too, it...

the added sugars worried me a little too, it would be interesting to know why the company thought they were needed?

the tomato doesn;t bother me as much, but as you mention, they can be harmful in...
Forum: Pets 02-10-2013, 01:04
Replies: 13
Views: 2,612
Posted By xdow
http://www.naturopetfoods.com/2/welcome-to-naturo-...

http://www.naturopetfoods.com/2/welcome-to-naturo-petfoods-online-store/

i actually saw this in tesco on monday and bought a tray of the duck variety (double staff discount this week so only 80p for...
Forum: Pets 26-09-2013, 23:25
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By xdow
it should be fine for your own garden our pups...

it should be fine for your own garden

our pups have always been out in our own garden despite us having other dogs around and been fine.
if your aunts dog is fully vaccinated there's not much of a...
Forum: Pets 24-09-2013, 22:26
Replies: 21
Views: 1,306
Posted By xdow
as above. the main issue with ringworm is the...

as above.

the main issue with ringworm is the spores your cat can shed into the environment, i.e. the gate posts and trees normandie mentions. these can lay dormant for up to two years and can...
Forum: Pets 22-09-2013, 00:58
Replies: 58
Views: 2,946
Posted By xdow
i would agree with this, our collie had his nuts...

i would agree with this, our collie had his nuts off at 4 (we weren't going to have him done, but after a solid week of him scratching at the front door and whining/howling all night as the bitch...
Forum: Pets 20-09-2013, 22:54
Replies: 31
Views: 5,930
Posted By xdow
the worming and mite fighting ingredient is...

the worming and mite fighting ingredient is similar to Ivermectin, which can cause trouble with the nervous system in collie-type dogs, if i remember correctly. it's basically toxic.

we've used it...
Forum: Pets 18-09-2013, 23:32
Replies: 40
Views: 2,642
Posted By xdow
BIB - this is soooo important, my border collie...

BIB - this is soooo important, my border collie had never been entirely solid, but it didn;t cause him problems, unless he had a bout of diarrhoea, then when it had cleared up he'd be scooting and...
Forum: Pets 18-09-2013, 01:45
Replies: 39
Views: 2,550
Posted By xdow
doesn;t break any rules, but these types of...

doesn;t break any rules, but these types of thread crop up every few months and end in arguments! :D


i'll say my usual Dogs answer though.
don;t mind cats, we actually feed, worm, flea and have an...
Forum: Pets 16-09-2013, 23:06
Replies: 20
Views: 1,805
Posted By xdow
that could be the case, but even combo failed for...

that could be the case, but even combo failed for my friend, she was buying form her vet and had a hell of a flea problem.
she switched to advocate which cleared the problem
and later moved on to...
Forum: Pets 15-09-2013, 00:54
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By xdow
a flea repellent collar as well as drops may be...

a flea repellent collar as well as drops may be of benefit once the fleas are cleared, beaphar make a herbal one which contains lavandin oil alongside Neem oil and seems to work quite well.

take the...
Forum: Pets 15-09-2013, 00:52
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By xdow
Advantage is just as effective as advocate and...

Advantage is just as effective as advocate and available without a prescription.

once applied, it should kill all adult fleas on your dog within 24-48 hours and it also has an effect on flea...
Forum: Pets 12-09-2013, 22:36
Replies: 40
Views: 2,642
Posted By xdow
they'll likely still be inflamed and sore. if it...

they'll likely still be inflamed and sore.

if it continues, go back to the vet as he could have an infection.

what another member said re: flea treatments, so long as they're not applied more...
Forum: Pets 12-09-2013, 01:53
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By xdow
couple of pence cheaper per tablet from vio...

couple of pence cheaper per tablet from vio vet

http://www.viovet.co.uk/Vidalta_Tablets_for_Cats/c706/?quick_find=112011&gclid=CKigksTRxLkCFYPHtAodWH8AbA

or 33p per tablet with animed direct and...
Forum: Pets 11-09-2013, 22:34
Replies: 20
Views: 1,805
Posted By xdow
have a look at Advantage, it's the flea treating...

have a look at Advantage, it's the flea treating component of Advocate, but without the wormer

personally i prefer advantage over advocate as worming every month feels to me like it's far too often...
Forum: Pets 10-09-2013, 10:04
Replies: 41
Views: 2,520
Posted By xdow
:D that is true, it's just always puzzled me

:D

that is true, it's just always puzzled me
Forum: Pets 09-09-2013, 23:55
Replies: 41
Views: 2,520
Posted By xdow
BIB - i'll never understand why people think...

BIB - i'll never understand why people think keeping frozen dog food in your freezer is any different to keeping our own in there :confused:

i personally had to put my sadly deceased guinea pigs in...
Forum: Pets 08-09-2013, 23:27
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By xdow
ask your vet what their prescription charges...

ask your vet what their prescription charges would be and shop around

one of the vets here charges 20 for a prescription, but a more average cost is 15 i hear
Forum: Pets 08-09-2013, 23:25
Replies: 41
Views: 2,520
Posted By xdow
the mince will taste and smell a lot better than...

the mince will taste and smell a lot better than the kibble, which could be your problem! :D

you are right that the kibble has all he needs in it, but supplementing him for a short while if he's...
Forum: Pets 06-09-2013, 23:27
Replies: 27
Views: 1,673
Posted By xdow
the thing is, for a GSD to have their full ration...

the thing is, for a GSD to have their full ration in one meal, it would be a very big meal, and they're a breed that is susceptible to bloat

the one i mentioned earlier in the thread, i feed, twice...
Forum: Pets 05-09-2013, 23:13
Replies: 27
Views: 1,673
Posted By xdow
a friend has a GSD and she did the exact same...

a friend has a GSD and she did the exact same thing. she's now almost three and still refuses to eat some times.

have you tried proplan with him?
it has a higher meat content than some other dry...
Forum: Pets 30-08-2013, 22:49
Replies: 27
Views: 3,285
Posted By xdow
treatments can be repeated after one week in...

treatments can be repeated after one week in heavy infestations.
you can overdose, but the products are tested and found to be safe at 10x the recommended dose with most products so it's not a...
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