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Mastiff > Acupuncture
samson

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Barked: Sat Mar 20, '10 4:20pm PST 
Ya Samson goes for acupuncture. It helped him with ACL issues. He has 1 ACL that is torn and 1 that is blown. Acupuncture helps with his pain alot.

Ask your vet about Tramadol also
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Dog Health > Colitis
samson

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Barked: Sat Mar 20, '10 4:02pm PST 
We have been haveing diarrehea for the last week. No mucus though. I took Samson to the vet and they did blood work and a fecal sample. Nothing showed up. They said it could be colitis.

I went to the feed store and 2 of there dogs had the same problem. We all have been feeding Orijen.

Anyone heard anything about this
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Dog Health > What Are the Dangers of Frontline Plus for Your Pet Dog?

samson

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Barked: Sun Jan 10, '10 1:41pm PST 
I have a friend that used K9 Advantix on 3 of his dogs. 2 of the dogs had adverse reactions. Hives and wildly running around. I had to wash the K9 Advantix off with Dawn soap. 1 of the dogs had blisters on his sides from the K9 Advantix.

Samson uses Frontline Plus for 9 years now and has no issues
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Dog Health > Diarrhea and vomiting

samson

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Barked: Sun Jun 21, '09 4:04pm PST 
Just to be safe I would get a second oppion. Samson has been constipated before, and my vet said to give him stool softner. He has diarrhea before and the vet gave him Imodium.

What do you feed for dog food? There is some kind of connection, because with both dogs being sick.

I would be conserned if it was Samson....
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Rescue, Adoption & Happy Endings > Please Help Me Find a New Home

samson

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Barked: Mon Apr 27, '09 8:04pm PST 
HOW COULD YOU!!
When I was a puppy I entertained you with my antics and made you laugh. You called me your child and despite a number of chewed shoes and a couple of murdered throw pillows, I became your best friend. Whenever I was bad, you'd shake your finger at me and ask" How could You?" - b ut then you'd relent and roll me over for a bellyrub.

My housetraining took a little longer than expected, because you were terribly busy, but we worked on that together. I remembered those nights of nuzzling you in bed, listening to your confidences and secret dreams, and I believed that life could not be any more perfect. We went for long walks and runs in the park, car rides, stops for ice cream ( I only got the cone because " ice cream is bad for dogs") and I took long naps in the sun waiting for you to come home at the end of the day.
Gradually, you began spending more time at work and on your career, and more time searching for a human mate. I waited for you patiently, comforted you through heartbreaks and disappointments, never chided you about bad decisions, and romped with glee at your homecomings, and when you fell in love.
She, now your wife, is not a dog person- still I welcomed her into our home, tried to show her affection, and obeyed her. I was happy because you were happy. Then the human babies came along and I shared your excitement. I was fascinated by their pinkness, how they smelled, and I wanted to mother them, too. Only she and you worried that I might hurt them, and I spent most of my time banished to another room, or to a dog crate. Oh, how I wanted to love them, but I became a prisoner of love.
As they began to grow, I became their friend. They clung to my fur and pulled themselves up on wobbly legs, poked fingers in my eyes, investigated my ears and gave me kisses on my nose. I loved everything about them, especially their touch-because your touch was now so infrequent- and I would have defended them with my life if need be.
I would sneak into their beds and listen to their worries and secret dreams. Together we waited for the sound of your car in the driveway. There had been a time, when others asked you if you had a dog, that you produced a photo of me from your wallet and told them stories about me. These past few years, you just answered " yes" and changed the subject. I had gone from being your dog to "just a dog" and you resented every expenditure on my behalf.
Now you have a new career opportunity in another city and you and they will be moving to an apartment that does not allow pets. You've made the right decision for your "family", but there was a time when I was your only family.
I was excited about the car ride until we arrived at the animal shelter. It smelled of dogs and cats, of fear, of hopelessness. You filled out the paperwork and said " I know you will find a good home for her." They shrugged and gave you a pained look. They understand the realities facing a middle aged dog or cat, even one with papers.
You had to pry your sons fingers loose from my collar as he screamed No daddy! Please don't let them take my dog! And I worried for him and what lessons you had just taught him about friendship and loyalty, about love and responsiblity,and about respect for all life. You gave me a goodbye pat on the head, avoided my eyes, and politely refused to take my collar and leash with you. You had a deadline to meet and now I have one, too.
After you left, the two nice ladies said you probably knew about your upcoming move months ago and made no attempt to find me another good home. They shook their heads and asked "How could you?"
They are as attentive to us here in the shelter as their busy schedules allow. They feed us, of course, but I lost my appetite days ago. At first, whenever anyone passed my pen, I rushed to the front, hoping it was you-that you had changed your mind-that this was all a bad dream....or I hoped it would at least be someone who cared, anyone who might save me. When I realized I could not compete with the frolicking for attention of happy puppies, obivious to their own fate, I retreated to a far corner and waited.
I heard her footsteps as she came for me at the end of the day and I padded along the aisle after her to a seperate room. A blissfully quiet room. She placed me on the table, rubbed my ears and told me not to worry. My heart pounded in anticipation of what was to come, b ut there was also a sense of relief. The prisoner of love had run out of days. As is my nature, I was more concerned about her. The burden which she bears weighs heavily on her and I know that, the same way I knew your every mood.
She gently place a tournaiquet around my foreleg as a tear ran down her cheek. I licked here hand in the same way I used to comfort you so many years ago. She expertly slid the hypodermic needle into my vein. As I felt the sting and the cool liquid coursing through my body, I lay down sleepily,looked into her eyes and murmured "HOW COULD YOU ?"
Perhaps because she understood my dogspeak, she said "I'm so sorry." She hugged me and hurriedly explained it was her job to make sure I went to a better place, where I wouldn't be ignored or abused or abandoned, or have to fend for myself- a place of love and light so very different from this earthly place. With my last bit of energy, I tried to convey to her with a thump of my tail that my "HOW COULD YOU?' was not meant for her. It was you, My beloved Master, I was thinking of . I will think of you and wait for you forever.


MAY EVERYONE IN YOUR LIFE CONTINUE TO SHOW YOU SO MUCH LOYALITY!!!!!



HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO YOUR BEST FRIEND...
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Rescue, Adoption & Happy Endings > English Mastiff being euthanized Wednesday the 4th
samson

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Barked: Sat Jan 31, '09 7:45pm PST 
Hi everyone. I was on petfinder.com tonight and found this beautiful male mastiff. He is due to be euthanized on Wednesday th 4th. Can someone help him out. He is lisbon, Ohio.
His pet ID on petfinder.com is 0804
The shelter number is 330-424-6663 ext 1757
His name is Edward.blue dogblue dogblue dogblue dog
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Get Well Soon > Cassie's Not Feeling Good!

samson

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Barked: Sat Jan 24, '09 8:07am PST 
When Samson has to take medicine that makes him sick to his stomache he takes dramamine. It works great. He was on a sulfur antibiotic that made him to where he wouldn't eat. I called the vet and he said to give him dramamine for the nauseation. It worked awesome. He also takes pepcid everyday. He loves the berry flavored ones.

Good luck.

P.S Samson also has problems with gas issues. My vet said to put beano drops in his food. Or you can use the baby simethicone liquid.

Best wishes
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Mastiff > Cystinuria

samson

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Barked: Thu Jan 22, '09 5:16pm PST 
I was having problems holding my pee overnite. My mom took me to the vet and I have Cystinuria.
He has cystine crystals in his urine. The Uninversity of Pennsylvania is doing a test on the urine of mastiffs to find a link in the genetics, so this will come to an end. Does anyone else know about this?
I realize alot of breeders don't want to talk about it. If your dog has it, you can't breed!!!

To many of the breeders just want to make a buck on these pups. They need to think of us people that purchase them and the quality of life they lead.Now he has to eat presciption food watch the protein levels and make sure our urine in alkaline instead of acidic. Acidic produces more crystals in which will cause a potential blockage. Be aware of this before purchasing pups.
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Get Well Soon > zuki not doing too well

samson

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Barked: Thu Jan 22, '09 12:35pm PST 
We started having back problems. Samson started going to an acupuncturist every Sunday for about a month and half. He gets around alot better. You would be surprised. We don't take any meds for pain.

He even gets excited when we pull in the acupumcutist office.

Give it a whirl. It can't hurt and it is alot better then drugs.
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Local Tips, Playdates & Meetups > Tennessee Boarders and Grooming Story :(
samson

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Barked: Thu Dec 25, '08 2:54pm PST 
I live in Tennessee. Where was this. I am gonna print this off and try to pass it around.

There are so many people that are in the animal business that have no care and compassion. They are just in it for the money.

I am sorry for your loss and may your family be blessed for sharing this horrible story with all of us animal lovers.
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