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I have a 5 year old husky-lab mix named Sammie. She's a gorgeous dog but has her fair share of health problems. Recently I noticed her losing a spot of hair above her tail and on the skin, sores have developed. The sores are red and she will occasionally gnaw at them to relieve itching. Through research I believe it to be mange, possibly demodedic, but I want to be sure. I'd just take her to the vet but money is really tight right now and I'm looking for a way to possibly diagnose and treat her myself. I have decent pictures of the spot. Anyone who could lend some insight would be much appreciated. Thank you!

I have a 9 month old Samoyed who is typically very good when it comes to bed time. She sleeps in our room with the door closed so that she can't roam in the house but is no longer confined to her crate...but it is still in the room if she chooses to go into it.
Last week there was a severe storm and the power went out for the night and there were fairly high winds with items blowing around but no thunder. She was quite afraid that night sleeping and had a hard time settling down. I put her in her crate and she was able to settle down and go to sleep. For the next 4-5 nights we had no problem with her sleeping. But the suddenly she has developed a problem where she doesn't want to sleep in our room and constantly goes to the door and tries to dig to get out and jump up on the door to try to escape. She will eventually settle down but if there is any little noise she will be up again at the door.
I am not sure if this is related to the storm...as she seemed fine for some nights after this. But I can't get any sleep with her at the door trying to get out all night. Has anyone heard of a similar situation? Is there anything that I should be doing? I'd like to address the problem before it continues for too long.
Any advice would be helpful.
Thx!v

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Moira

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Hi there - I am new to posting on forums so I hope I haven't posted this twice.  I have a 3 year old small active happy mixed-breed dog.  She has longish floppy ears.  She seems healthy and loves to play. However, on occasion when I am petting her head or playing with her ears she will yelp in pain and run away.  She shows no sign of ear infection (ear odor, hot ear, head shaking, ear scratching etc) - and her outer ear shows no sign of injury (cuts, lumps, scratches etc). 
Any ideas what this could be?
moira

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snoopy4

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My dog got cut running through the woods 3 days ago. Small cut, seemed nothing to worry about. Last night he was trying to bite at it so we took a closer look and a WORM came out of the wound!!!!

It looked like an earthworm...3 1/2" long and brown in color.
Roger's acting fine. Appetite's good, stool's normal.
Calling vet first thing in the morning, but for now, has anyone ever heard of anything like that before?

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TheHappyPetVet

In Dogs

Hello,


I've recently put together an IPhone Dog First Aid App to help people know when they Really need to take their pet to the veterinarian and how to keep them in the best shape possible while travelling there.  

The need came to my attention because I was noticing a theme of people calling me on emergency when they could have had a, now life threatening, problem dealt with before it became a major concern.  

You can find more about the App at http://DogFirstAidBuddy.com  

Have you also found the need for an easy to move around first aid tool?
What would that tool need in order for it to be the only first aid tool that you'll ever need?
I would love some feedback as we are constantly looking for ways to improve how we help others help their best friends.

he is having a bend on leg. on the course of blood test it is seen that calcium 10.5 mg. phosphorus 8 mg.  as advised by doctor taken 5 no. of injection taken on week wise ( vitamin D3).  now it is seen the same level phosphorus.ie 8 mg.  what is the treatment for decreasing the  phosphorus level

My dog has always been a fast eater.  One really bad thing that can happen is the dog can get some sort of disease known as BLOAT.  Apparently its a very bad thing and your dog dies.  As a result I have been trying to get him to slow down when he eats because eating fast can actually cause this bad thing to happen.  After trying many different things, here is what finally worked.

Mix in wet food with dry food.  Stir until its a consistency of cookie dough.  Mash it down into the bowl.

This makes it very hard for him to just "wolf" it down.   I think in total it added about 4 minutes till the time is all the way gone.

What are some easy tricks to teach your dog ?


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