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Forum: Pets 31-12-2010, 00:03
Replies: 18
Views: 1,331
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: 1,560
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: 7,860
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: 7,860
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: 7,860
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: 2,248
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
Forum: Pets 24-12-2010, 23:02
Replies: 18
Views: 1,331
Posted By xdow
:D truth. but thatis a very small hamster and a...

:D

truth. but thatis a very small hamster and a very small wheel :p
Forum: Pets 23-12-2010, 15:58
Replies: 15
Views: 1,692
Posted By xdow
best of luck with your dog, hopefully the vet...

best of luck with your dog, hopefully the vet will be able to help

we're in a similar situation with our (very very nearly) 14 year old collie
only theres not a lot the vet can do for her, she has a...
Forum: Pets 23-12-2010, 15:50
Replies: 18
Views: 1,331
Posted By xdow
if you get a syrian too, i would go buy a bigger...

if you get a syrian too, i would go buy a bigger wheel as the smaller ones mean they curve their spines upwards, it's not especially good for them.

their backs should be as straight as possible when...
Forum: Pets 23-12-2010, 10:39
Replies: 79
Views: 8,635
Posted By xdow
we've had our jake from a puppy and he is very...

we've had our jake from a puppy and he is very nervous of children

many dogs are - they move quickly are unpredictable and loud
I'd be nervous if i was the height of a dog and one ran up to...
Forum: Pets 23-12-2010, 10:29
Replies: 18
Views: 1,331
Posted By xdow
or look on the free ads preloved etc - this is...

or look on the free ads

preloved etc - this is how i had mine given, she is a lot tamer than pet shop hamsters too
my previous three were from P@H and a local pet shop
the shortest lived girl was...
Forum: Pets 23-12-2010, 01:14
Replies: 8
Views: 998
Posted By xdow
i've come across a lot of corns who like to mess...

i've come across a lot of corns who like to mess in their water bowls, which seems to amplify the smell of it quite a bit >_<
never nice
Forum: Pets 23-12-2010, 01:09
Replies: 18
Views: 1,331
Posted By xdow
another vote for syrians here, i've had...

another vote for syrians here, i've had experience of the smaller hamsters and never enjoyed it!

they can be very grumpy if you wake them up and try to handle them straight away
i've just gotten...
Forum: Pets 22-12-2010, 17:26
Replies: 79
Views: 8,635
Posted By xdow
we went to adopt a dog from the RSPCA about 14...

we went to adopt a dog from the RSPCA about 14 years ago now, our home, garden and everything was fine

but they said no, due to the three dogs my mother had before i was born having to be put down -...
Forum: Pets 19-12-2010, 22:08
Replies: 8
Views: 998
Posted By xdow
corn snakes are nice, but i just wouldn't have...

corn snakes are nice, but i just wouldn't have one - they're too messy in viv.

sure, my cali decides to musk or poo on me when she can't be bothered coming out, but corns... i just don;t fancy...
Forum: Pets 19-12-2010, 16:01
Replies: 8
Views: 998
Posted By xdow
there have been a fair few reptile threads...

there have been a fair few reptile threads lately
but they don;t get very far :p

i myself have a cali king snake
she's about 4.5ft long and probably about 4 years old, but i don't know for sure as...
Forum: Pets 19-12-2010, 15:59
Replies: 24
Views: 2,140
Posted By xdow
we kept our pup in the kitchen at night where as...

we kept our pup in the kitchen at night
where as the older dog was allowed free reign of the house - her usual thing.

during the days he was allowed out with her while we were there, but if we went...
Forum: Pets 19-12-2010, 15:54
Replies: 19
Views: 2,191
Posted By xdow
never heard of using aspirin in dogs, but we were...

never heard of using aspirin in dogs, but we were advised for our border collie with hip dysplasia to give her half of a paracetamol tablet if she was in a lot of pain

however, speaking tot eh vet...
Forum: Pets 19-12-2010, 15:49
Replies: 21
Views: 2,873
Posted By xdow
very true! i just had one given by a lady who...

very true!

i just had one given by a lady who had to hand rear the litter

as for your ham it will have likely been a stroke - my first ham went at 18 months, my second at 24 and my third at just...
Forum: Pets 18-12-2010, 11:30
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By xdow
shut the door. and scrub the carpet. after...

shut the door.

and scrub the carpet.

after enough time of doing this he should give up. ours did, but we believe it was to do with the room, as many dogs used to go in there and... plop.

we got a...
Forum: Pets 18-12-2010, 01:18
Replies: 24
Views: 2,140
Posted By xdow
we have two collies, but have never crated a...

we have two collies, but have never crated a dog
they had the kitchen to themselves while they were little (easy to clean floor if they do go)
they slept in there on a night until they were properly...
Forum: Pets 18-12-2010, 00:28
Replies: 24
Views: 2,140
Posted By xdow
if caging has worked well for your first dog,why...

if caging has worked well for your first dog,why not get the new pup a cage too?

this way it will be easier to separate them to feed them at meal times and fro sleeping arrangements too
Forum: Pets 17-12-2010, 22:36
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By xdow
i found that one out that hard way. really...

i found that one out that hard way.
really annoying. paid 1.50 for it,it looked lovely in the tank but then it just went to mush :rolleyes:

need tog et some more plants for mine actually. and a...
Forum: Pets 16-12-2010, 17:50
Replies: 5
Views: 1,020
Posted By xdow
mine used to enjoy the dog licking her through he...

mine used to enjoy the dog licking her through he bars... then again the budgie we have currently likes to fight with the dog

i would let the dog sniff around the cage a bit more often, like for a...
Forum: Pets 13-12-2010, 19:42
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By xdow
that is very true! they had three at college (ex...

that is very true!
they had three at college (ex pets that people couldn't cope with & surrendered)
tails whacking the plexi glass when you walk past...definitely enough to put you off.

that said,...
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