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  1. What type of dog is it? Some herding breeds are prone to having a genetic mutation called MDR1 that causes them to be extremely sensitive to ivermectin and some other drugs.
  2. The fact that she's from a hoarding situation is why they are being adamant about requiring a fence. Such dogs are usually very fearful and prone to bolt. If they get away, they are extremely difficult to catch because they have never been socialized and are terrified of everyone and everything. In my experience of adopting hoarded dogs, many of them never get over their fears. Adopting one is definitely a challenge and requires much more work and patience than a "normal" dog, and a willingness to accept lifelong ptsd-like behaviors.
  3. Obviously, I was not saying that a fence would prevent a dog from getting snatched by a bird. It was just to note that small dogs face unique dangers that larger dogs do not.
  4. I agree. There have been several instances here lately of coyotes coming into yards and snatching small dogs, even when a human is right there. A good fence is an absolute must. As someone else has already mentioned, birds of prey are also a danger to small dogs.
  5. Usually the recommendation is for the dog to go on a balanced, low fat prescription food made specifically for dogs with pancreatitis. Hill’s i/d or Royal Canin Veterinary Diet GI Low Fat are two good choices.
  6. If they are veggie lovers, produce boxes from The Chef's Garden are gorgeous and so much better than anything you can buy in a grocery store: https://www.chefs-garden.com Tropical Fruit Box is another one that we get regularly: https://tropicalfruitbox.com
  7. I second the suggestion of trying to find a vet. Are there any vets in your area who treat reptiles and amphibians? I am pretty sure our small animal vets would be willing to help in a situation like this, even though toads are outside their area of expertise.
  8. I had a hysterectomy and prolapse repairs earlier this year and my doctor has me using a pea-sized amount twice a week. I don't have problems with dryness and never get UTI's, but my doctor recommends it to help keep the tissues healthy. I was initially concerned about using a hormone cream, but feel comfortable using it now after talking to my doctor and doing some research. There is no evidence linking topical estrogen cream to cancer. I use the synthetic kind and would never use anything derived from pregnant mares. That industry is truly sickening and evil.
  9. Just went through this with my college dd, but she is only two hours away and I was able to bring her home for the weekend to recuperate. She tested negative for Covid and strep, thankfully, and seems to be on the mend. She goes to a big state school and their Student Health system was overwhelmed last week with kids who are sick with respiratory crud. Hope your dd feels better soon.
  10. Back when I used to do all our grocery shopping in person, it could easily take an hour each week. I buy loads of produce, which takes time to select and bag. Plus I cook most things from scratch, so my list usually included lots of ingredients.
  11. I like to go early in the morning when the store is calm and quiet and almost empty.
  12. My dh is the truth teller in his family. It infuriates his siblings that he refuses to go along with the sick family dynamic.
  13. Not a remedy for an existing infection, but for prevention in the future - there have been multiple studies linking e coli found in chicken to human UTI's. https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=154874 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180828085911.htm https://www.webmd.com/women/news/20171009/did-your-uti-come-from-a-chicken-coop
  14. News Radio and Third Rock From the Sun are two of my all time favorite funny shows.
  15. Enjoying our newly empty nest! Dh and I have just started a massive Swedish Death Cleaning of the whole house. Then we’re going to tackle all the home repairs that have been put off for years.
  16. Maybe stress, but I would have her checked over by a vet, especially since she’s getting older and goldens are prone to so many health problems.
  17. Ours gets picked up multiple times a day and disposed of out in our woods. Horse poop is the bigger issue here. 200+ pounds a day!
  18. We live way out in the country and can’t see or hear anyone, thankfully - there isn’t another house within a mile of us. Our only loud neighbors are the coyotes.
  19. I know someone who was in the ICU for two months and survived. That was in the early days of the pandemic.
  20. I sprinkle it on the floor. Some of my cats go bonkers over it and some are only mildly interested.
  21. Ok, I thought of one more thing - my much beloved Toyota FJ Cruiser. They don't sell them new in the US anymore, and used ones are $$$, so it's not like it could be easily replaced. So photos, pillow, blanket, FJ Cruiser.
  22. Other than photos, the only things that come to mind are my pillow and blanket. Those are the only material items that I am attached to.
  23. Same thing has happened to me twice and my dh once in the past year. So annoying. And we are business owners who cannot file for unemployment even if we wanted to. It is rampant here in Illinois.
  24. I agree with a urine check. We’ve had two diabetic dogs and needing to go out more frequently at night was one of the first signs. Is his crate in your room, or is he in a room by himself?
  25. Does it look like a little horn? They can get growths called cutaneous horns, which are caused by excess keratin production. They usually occur on or around the paw pads, but can also show up on other parts of the body.
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