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Forum: Pets 16-10-2013, 00:01
Replies: 31
Views: 8,067
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: 1,247
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: 1,247
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: 7,635
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: 3,422
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: 3,422
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: 1,194
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: 1,392
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: 3,083
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: 8,067
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: 2,706
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: 2,610
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: 1,925
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: 636
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: 636
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: 2,706
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: 744
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: 1,925
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: 2,762
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 31-12-2010, 00:03
Replies: 18
Views: 1,288
Posted By xdow
evil how? i've never actually met a hamster that...

evil how?

i've never actually met a hamster that couldn't be tamed, when given the right environment and attitude
my last one screamed the house down the night i brought her home, then for a week...
Forum: Pets 30-12-2010, 23:56
Replies: 12
Views: 1,508
Posted By xdow
it could be a reaction to the central heating, if...

it could be a reaction to the central heating, if you have it on, as mountain dogs are built to last out harsh winters, more than a retriever would be.

i wouldn't worry too much unless it's coming...
Forum: Pets 29-12-2010, 21:57
Replies: 11
Views: 6,975
Posted By xdow
just to clear it up, ringworm is a FUNGAL...

just to clear it up, ringworm is a FUNGAL infection of the skin - it's not an actual worm.

it's just called ring worm because of the pattern it makes on the skin.

couldn't catch it from the licking...
Forum: Pets 28-12-2010, 14:22
Replies: 11
Views: 6,975
Posted By xdow
Ivermectin is used for parasitic infections, not...

Ivermectin is used for parasitic infections, not fungal

they'll likely use something similar to nizoral shampoo, or miconozole cream

to be honest some people even treat it with virkon disinfectant,...
Forum: Pets 27-12-2010, 15:32
Replies: 11
Views: 6,975
Posted By xdow
it could be ringworm however i've had no real...

it could be ringworm

however i've had no real experience of it in dogs so cant be sure.

i'm just going off the scabbing, then the centre coming off and a gradual widening of the affected...
Forum: Pets 27-12-2010, 13:31
Replies: 15
Views: 2,220
Posted By xdow
the mail didn't, the boy who made the video...

the mail didn't, the boy who made the video pixellated his face
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