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by Hayley92
Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Entropian in 6month old
Replies: 4
Views: 1611

Re: Entropian in 6month old

The operation he is most likely referring to is a tacking operation which is done in puppies to atleast allievate the discomfort while the dog grows... Yes your dog may outgrow the condition but would you want your eyelashes scratching the surface of your eyeball for however long it takes? And I wou...
by Hayley92
Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:18 am
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: working out a energy requirement for a dog
Replies: 4
Views: 1717

working out a energy requirement for a dog

Hi guys, Just thought I might put on her a formula we use for feeding dogs, this is a resting energy requirement and will not be apropriate if your dog does alot of work. bodyweight (kg) x 30 + 70 = This will give you the kcals needed, to work out how much food your dog needs divide by calories (kca...
by Hayley92
Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Just trying to learn more
Replies: 14
Views: 2680

Re: Just trying to learn more

She looks like shes got terrier in her personally, all the same a lovely looking dog, best of luck with her!
by Hayley92
Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Pyometra and chow chows
Replies: 0
Views: 1085

Pyometra and chow chows

Hi guys, My boyfriend's parents dog was in season roughly two weeks ago but unfortuently developed pyometra after. She had an emergency spay today and now considering is in good health, is home with painkillers and antibiotics and is looking alot better. Problem I have is chow chows don't seem to fi...
by Hayley92
Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: help please...
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Re: help please...

You need to get her back to any vet ASAP, puppys dehydrate very quickly and electrolytes are lost through watery stools. Especially if she's not eating she will most likely need to be placed on a drip and her condition stabilized and the vet can also investigate the cause while she is there.
by Hayley92
Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Insurance help?
Replies: 12
Views: 2147

Re: Insurance help?

Premiums look scary but myself personally having a year old puppy nearly slice her pad off AND get ear infections both in the same year which would of cost us our premium plus for 70 quid each claim you can't really complain. The insurance meant she could have all her bandage changes covered and her...
by Hayley92
Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Zoe will not eat her dog food...
Replies: 4
Views: 1028

Re: Zoe will not eat her dog food...

I would take a good bet on the chicken causing the problem, especially if shes eating that well but refusing to eat the dog food. I would try a mixer diet, tastes and smells nicer for the dog and is more appealing for a lot of dogs as its not like eating a bowl of dry cereal, perhaps drop a little b...
by Hayley92
Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Anesthesia - What happens
Replies: 4
Views: 3437

Re: Anesthesia - What happens

Just adding on - Noticed from your profile that you're from Canada, the procedures there from what I know are a lot different, I remember seeing a tv programme where a dog was being castrated under just sedation once, nasty :(
by Hayley92
Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Anesthesia - What happens
Replies: 4
Views: 3437

Re: Anesthesia - What happens

Hi guys, sorry I havn't been on here in a while, been abit busy. Siewchingan - I know this is abit late and you might of already taken him elsewhere but I would deffo recommend taking it to a referal practice, I'm currently training in one in Hertfordshire and its amazing, the care given is 110% and...
by Hayley92
Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: What happens to the Puppies not adopted?
Replies: 5
Views: 1356

Re: What happens to the Puppies not adopted?

Ive been done back in the day many breeders used to drown dogs that were born with undesirable qualities. I hope this doesn't still happen but I think luckily in the UK chow chows aren't usually found in huge quantities and specalist rescues exist
by Hayley92
Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Small lump on puppy's lower abdomen
Replies: 8
Views: 10714

Re: Small lump on puppy's lower abdomen

Thats good news! Might well of been an AWOL testicle but seeing as you said you could feel two decended made me think differently! Bring it up on his appointment and they might be able to shed light on it abit more as there are glands around the inguinal area
by Hayley92
Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lola being dirty on furnitute
Replies: 52
Views: 6201

Re: Lola being dirty on furnitute

Does she literally get up, squat and pee? if shes not getting up to pee she might be becoming incontinent and it might not actually be her fault?!
by Hayley92
Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Motionless
Replies: 4
Views: 1266

Re: Motionless

does your dog drink/urinate alot?
fitting can also be a result of hypoglycemia
by Hayley92
Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: different types of chows
Replies: 53
Views: 81774

Re: different types of chows

The loner the faces and fewer wrinkles yield to fewer problems with eye health problems...Plus, breathing is alot easier..We have both in our pack.. I was just thinking the more open faces variety should have less problems eye wise. I'm co-mummy to a black chow with the more open face. Interesting ...
by Hayley92
Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Chow Emergencies
Replies: 18
Views: 11626

Re:

keep a bag of cotton balls in near your emergency supplies. Should your pet ingest a sharp object ex: christmas tree ornament, soak about 20 cotton balls in cream or milk and have them eat them. The cotton balls will wrap around the sharp object in the stomach. Take your dog to the vet, and let the...
by Hayley92
Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: Best of Health Discussions
Topic: ACE - (Acepromazine): Precautions, Side-Effects, Overdose
Replies: 14
Views: 5310

Re:

My problem with using a sedative on a dog, (or cat) for a routine checkup is that if the animal is sedated how can unknown things be found on palpatation? I knew Darkwind was limping some, but couldn't tell if it was his wrist, elbow or shoulder, the Vet had to manipulate the limb and get him to re...
by Hayley92
Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Anesthesia - What happens
Replies: 4
Views: 3437

Anesthesia - What happens

Hi guys My name is Hayley and I am a student veterinary nurse from RVC, England. I am troubled by the ammount of anesthesia posts I see on this forum and would like to try and put a reassuring 'guide' to what happens when your dog goes in for surgery. This will be a general overview of a more routin...
by Hayley92
Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Small lump on puppy's lower abdomen
Replies: 8
Views: 10714

Re: Small lump on puppy's lower abdomen

Testes pass down the inguinal canals and these run closer towards the dogs back, would be very unusual to be on his belly like that, is the lump soft? Mobile?
by Hayley92
Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:14 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Chow and Aneasthesia
Replies: 10
Views: 2805

Re: Chow and Aneasthesia

I know this is an old thread but came up doing a google search. Anaesthesia is started using an induction agent administered intravenously usually in England alfaxan or vetofol (spellings might be wrong) and is mantained via a gas administered through a tube in the trachea which I've never seen them...