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Grooming > Is the de-shedding service at the groomer's worth the $$$$ ?
Chloe

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Barked: Fri Aug 16, '13 12:52pm PST 
I got a couple of quotes today to get Chloe and Lia de-shedded. Both were in the $50-$75 range per dog. I'm just wondering if anyone has had it done to their dog and has feedback on whether or not it was worth the money. Like how long does it last and how much shedding does it really cut down on?

My baby just started crawling and she accumulates a disgusting amount of dog hair on her!! I vacuum daily and furminate my dogs at least once or twice a week but the shedding is still so out of control!!

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Dog Health > Dog hair and babies! help!
Chloe

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Barked: Tue Jul 23, '13 7:52am PST 
Ya, I suppose it may come down to having to put up a gate between the living room and kitchen. The way our house is set up, that would only give the dogs access to the kitchen, basement (partially finished), and backyard. That would certainly almost solve the dog hair problem, but OMG Chloe would throw a fit and probably get really depressed lol. She was our first "baby"!
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Other Barks & Woofs > SPAM, Poop, & Morlocks

Chloe

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Barked: Tue Jul 23, '13 7:40am PST 
OMD! This thread is STILL GOING! waveway to gocheerwave

I haven't been on dogster in YEARS lol!
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Dog Health > Dog hair and babies! help!

Chloe

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Barked: Tue Jul 23, '13 7:27am PST 
I'm posting this under dog health but really it is about my baby's health! I am a new mom and need advice from other moms.

We have three dogs and one cat. All three of our dogs shed ALOT! (a husky, a shepherd mix, and a lab mix shock) I have a 7 month old baby who is in the beginning stages of crawling. For my baby's floor time we are using a giant play mat on top of the carpet so that her and her toys don't end up covered in dog hair. But now she can scoot herself around and is rolling off of the mat constantly. She also loves to scoot to the edge of the mat and dig her hands into the carpet (must be a texture thing) and to my horror she is ending up with literally fists full of dog hair. When we put her in her bouncer she ends up with dog hair stuck between her toes.

When she actually does start to really crawl I don't know what we're going to do to prevent her from being completely covered in dog hair 24/7. It horrifies me!

I am a clean freak and vacuum DAILY. I try to use a furminator on the dogs a couple of times a week, and bathe them when necessary. They eat premium dog food, unfortunately we just love breeds that shed excessively.

Ideally I would like to replace all of our carpet with hardwood or something like it, and then buy one of those robot sweeper vacuum things, but financially we just can't do that right now. I've already told my boyfriend that if we do move, I refuse to move into a house that has ANY carpet!!

Can any moms out there relate? What did you do to keep your baby from being covered in dog hair?
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Other Barks & Woofs > SPAM, Poop, & Morlocks

Chloe

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Barked: Wed Mar 21, '12 7:38am PST 
Morning all! wave

Thanks for all of the well-wishes for Matty! She is at home resting and seems to be doing really well. I'm surprised how perky she is! I'm sure she feels a whole lot better after having her uterus removed that was 5 INCHES IN DIAMETER AND 2 FEET LONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm absolutely furious with our regular vet (see Matty's thread in health for the whole story) and I will be taking my business elsewhere, after I call/stop in and give them a piece of my mind. I haven't decided if I'm going to call or actually go there to yell at them. If we hadn't found this new vet in the knick of time, Matty would have died. I'm so mad.

Another day of temps in the 80's! I hope we actually get some Spring weather before we go straight into summer! shock
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Other Barks & Woofs > SPAM, Poop, & Morlocks
Chloe

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Barked: Tue Mar 20, '12 7:02am PST 
Good morning all! I haz coffee and the whole day off of work! big grinway to go

I dropped Matty off at the vet for her emergency spay this morning. I started a POTP thread for her in Health. I'm going to be a worry wort until I hear from the vet this afternoon. frown

Today is my Mom's bday so we'll probably go out for lunch. I have so much housework to do and no motovation to do it.

We've been having some wild weather here- high of 84 today!!!!!!!!!!!! It feels like summer! blue dog Normally temps are still in the 40's here this time of year!

I need to get Chloe and Lia out for a walk too, but all I really want to do is crawl back into bed and wait for my phone to ring so I can hear how Matty's doing. confused
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Dog Health > Pyometra in an 11 year old dog

Chloe

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Barked: Fri Mar 16, '12 10:47am PST 
Thanks everyone for your responses! I read through the other thread, thanks for linking that! smile

She went in for the xray this morning and it's definitely pyo. She needs the surgery and WOW is it expensive! shock I figured it would be around the cost of a normal spay, but its not even close! thinking

I still have to talk to them about the breast cancer, we weren't able to speak to the vet directly and the receptionist kind of rushed my boyfriend through the phone conversation. The vet we go has two locations and two veterinarians, but right now one is on maternity leave so they are beyond booked up and busy. One veterinarian is running between both locations. They can't even do the surgery until Wednesday which really worries me. She will be on antibiotics twice a day until then.

I'm a bit irritated that they can't get her in to do the surgery for 5 days, but I guess we don't have a choice unless we want to take her to a vet that we've never been to before. confused I'm going to be worried sick about her all weekend! The poor girl has just been moping around the house, you can tell she doesn't feel good. cry

My boyfriend is on his way to pick her up and bring her home, I told him to try to talk to the vet directly and ask some more questions about the breast cancer.

This is going to be a rough week!
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Dog Health > Pyometra in an 11 year old dog

Chloe

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Barked: Thu Mar 15, '12 10:37am PST 
So our vet thinks that Mattie (our 11 year old black lab mix) has pyometra. We took her in yesterday because she was not eating very much and was slightly lethargic. Bloodwork showed a significant infection in her bloodstream. She was put on an antibiotic and she goes in for an xray tomorrow morning to confirm the diagnosis. And I'm freaking out...... cry

Has anyone had a dog go through a spay at this age? We're unsure of her exact age but she is at least 10 or 11, and she is a big girl at 70 lbs. It was also discovered yesterday that she has breast cancer, so we have to take that into consideration also when making any decisions about her future.

And FYI, we "inherited" Mattie about a year ago from my boyfriend's Mother, so it's not our fault that she was never spayed, but now we are stuck dealing with the consequences.

Ummmmmm.... I guess I just started this thread in case anyone has any advice or experiences to share. I'm sure we are going to go through with the spay (assuming that she does have pyo).... aside from this issue Mattie is still very lively and active for her age. I'm just very worried and stressed!

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Other Barks & Woofs > what other animals/pets do you have?

Chloe

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Barked: Thu Mar 15, '12 9:43am PST 
3 Dogs;
Chloe
Mattie
Lia

2 Cats;
Alli
Cheebah

Anddddd a 55 gallon aquarium with African Cichlids! big grin
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Other Barks & Woofs > SPAM, Poop, & Morlocks
Chloe

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Barked: Thu Mar 15, '12 8:56am PST 
wave Good Morning all!

We took Chloe and Lia in for their check up and shots this morning. They both got a clean bill of health and the vet even complimented us on their weight and body condition! He said he's seen alot of fat dogs lately and it was refreshing to see our dogs in such great shape! big grin We also got them heartworm tested and on Heartguard.

Now for the bad news...... we got Mattie's bloodwork results and there is a "significant" infection throughout her body. The vet thinks its pyometra. cry She's on antibiotics for now and she goes in tomorrow morning for an xray to confirm the pyo. And if thats the case then of course we would have to have her spayed. At 11 years old. Oh and she also has breast cancer. So we have alot of decisions to make about Mattie in the next few days. I think she is a good candidate for surgery, she is still very lively and peppy for her age, but of course I am equally worried about it too.

For those who don't know we "inherited" Mattie from my boyfriend's Mom about a year ago.... so its not our fault that she was never spayed but now we have to deal with the consequences.

So please keep poor Mattie in your thoughts and pawrayers the next few days.
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