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Waiting two heat cycles before a spay

Waiting two heat cycles before a spay

The big push to spay and neuter our pets, in particular before puberty, was brought about as a response to the explosion of stray dogs and cats without homes.  Overtime the suggestion that dogs and cats should be fixed has evolved because it’s healthier. I did a little digging and found cases advising to delay…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, April 20, 2017
Vet Visits and Medication: Carpofren (Rimadyl) Is it safe for dogs?

Vet Visits and Medication: Carpofren (Rimadyl) Is it safe for dogs?

Side Effects Include Possible Death Warning:  This post is a bit of a rant.  Ok.  I take it back.  It’s a complete rant. So here’s the thing.  If ONE of the side effects of any prescribed medication is “Taking this May Cause Death”, would you take it?  Chances are no.  Or you would pause and…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, September 20, 2016
Dog allergies.  Could it be as simple as a heat rash?  Or is it a yeast infection?

Dog allergies. Could it be as simple as a heat rash? Or is it a yeast infection?

My dog developed a rash at 6 months of age Right around 6 months of age, Maggie developed a rash.  The first time it popped up it was a few red bumps on her belly.  I got a little concerned so I bathed her in Dr. Bronner's Lavender scented soap.  Looking back I should have...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, July 5, 2016
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My dog had an allergic reaction to the rabies vaccine

My dog had an allergic reaction to the rabies vaccine

One dosage size does not fit all Did you know that a 175 pound Great Dane and 10 pound Boston Terrier both get the same dosage of rabies vaccine?  All dogs get a dosage of 1 ml.   All horses and cattle get 2 ml. While elephants get a dosage of 2 to 4 ml....
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, June 30, 2016
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