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3setter

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Sadly my 6yr old English Setter has been diognosed with rectal casinoma, he has had a CT scan which shows it has not spread anywhere else but the tumor is 12cm so they cannot operate.
Apart from straining, you would think nothing was wrong, at the moment no other outward signs.
The vet has given him Previcox as it is said in some dogs it slows down the tumor, also to give him lactolose twice a day. It's been suggested a high fibre diet, to bulk up his stools but still keep them soft and easy to pass.
Can you suggest anything else I could do to help him, eg. anything to try and slow down the growth.

BEWARE! Jill Marsh or Jillian Marsh ---- A Cavalier King Charles "breeder" SHE WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY AND NOT GIVE YOU YOUR PUPPY! Beware of Jillian Marsh, passing herself off as a REPUTABLE Cavalier King Charles breeder. She has over 30 judgments against her, and has NEVER paid a dime. The court system can't even help you. 

She will charge you $2000 for "AKC registered" Cavalier, but never give you the AKC papers, because the puppy was never registered, and quite possibly neither were the parents.  She will guarantee their health, but many of her puppies have developed genetic conditions due to poor breading practices.  You will fall in love with your Cavalier, but it will cost you thousands of dollars to correct their issues.  She will let you pay her to whelp her Cavalier, but she will lie to you and tell you that some of the puppies died, and sell the ones that she said lived, and KEEP your Cavalier.  A judge had to order her to give the Cavalier back to its rightful owner.  She had a $4000 Cavalier who was purchased by her business partner and shipped to San Diego.  She ended up keeping the Cavalier and breeding it, and selling her puppies.  Of course it was without legitimate AKC papers.  She vehemently denied having the dog, even though she had it all along!

She is a sociopath in every sense of the word.  She has no remorse for anything she has done, and will try to put the blame of you for being "greedy" for demanding what was promised in a contract.  She will claim she has cancer, or her daughter does, to get your sympathy.  Beware--you DO NOT want to do ANY business with this woman.  She has made a living for years scamming people out of their hard earned money.

Here is JUST ONE news story about her:  
10news.com/news/woman-sues-breeder-over-dog-s-documentation

She has MANY similar situations, most include people never getting a puppy for the money they give her. She will tell you that you signed a contract and she does not have to give your money back if you ask for it. 

She advertises in San Marcos, San Diego, North County San Diego, Poway, Carlsbad and Del Mar... ALSO as the web reaches all states, she will offer the dogs to anyone that will wire her money for a deposit and NEVER give you what you paid for. She has used many business names such as: Windermere Cavaliers, Gagnier Cavaliers and Baurgese Cavaliers. She continues to change the names due to her tactics of taking peoples money and being sued for the same. 
** JILLIAN MICHELLE MARSH ** Jillian M. Marsh Aliases: Jillian Michele Marsh Jillian N Marsh Jill M Marsh Jillian Michelle 
Her photo is attached.

Spread the word--
You do not want your friends and family getting scammed!

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billysmum

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i have a yorkshire terrier who has started to lick furniture and cloth for example sheets and cushions and he loves handcream does anyone else have this problem and can i solve it thankyou

We picked up our dog from the local animal rescue a few years back and had to move because of work. We are now trying to find a place to live, in the ongoing dangerous breed era. The shelter said he was a staffordshire terrier, but we do not believe he is staffordshire terrier.

We are thinking about going to a local vet and asking them, however if we could get your thoughts about his breed that would definitely help.

I've recently adopted a new dog from a lady. I have had her now for 3 weeks. She is a very delightful little dog. I have never seen a dog take to a child so well. She instantly bonded with my son. With me too. She gets along great with the other dogs. At first I thought she did not bark at all. But I heard her in the back yard.yet she doesn't bark inside the house. She is supposedly little over a year old. Her teeth are very white. She is wire haired, medium length. Her ears are erected. Her muzzle is in the shape of a wedge. Her face is much darker than her body, except for the touch of white around her nose. Her body is brindle, with white patch on her chest. She also has white booty feet and a tip of white on her tail. She is small. Her chest bone seems to protrude. I have done a ton of research on the web. She looks a lot like a Portuguese Podengo, except for her coloring. Because brindle is not an accepted color for the breed. She also has the strange ring of fur / hair around her neck. Plus the Portuguese Podengo is pretty rare in the U.S. Her vet thinks she is a cairn terrier mix. The lady I got her from, said she was told she was a westie mix. After researching them both. Come to find out that both the cairn and westie are from the same line. According to what I have read. I just don't see the Cairn in her. Or the Westie. Anyone have any thoughts to what she might be?  

My profile picture is of her.

Thank you for your input.
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Her name is Josie. She is six years old, 52lbs., 20" at the shoulder, and 35" from snout to base of tail. I can't for the life of me identify her breed. I have narrowed it down to MAYBE some sort of Chinook mix. Please help.

Our 6 year old Scottie got a Lepto shot a few weeks ago. The next day he became lethargic and eventually stopped eating. We took him back to the vet and he was diagnosed with IMHA. He was put on prednisone and imuran. His blood levels returned to normal but about 3 weeks after the shot he developed what appears to be a neurological issue. He has pain and weakness in his back legs and drags them as he walks. Our Westie was diagnosed with AIHA after getting a shot from the same vet and had to get blood tranfusions and needed imuran and prednisone. She recovered but the disease came back a few years later and we lost her. My question his how common is this? It seems extremely unlikely to have this happen to two dogs from the same family. We're afraid we will probably lose the Scottie as diagnosis and treatment of the neurological issue will run into the thousands of dollars. Is there a chance of recovery from this without treatment? Should I avoid this veterinarian? We are very frustrated.

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Phill

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Hello people! I think I may have found a product that is really good at keeping your dogs happy and healthy. I'm sure many of you use this, it's called coconut oil. It can help keep your dogs fur rich, it can help your dogs metabolism, and if needed it can help your dog loose some weight. There is this company call memory oils that has it very cheap. They have a promo code where if you use it you get 10% off.

The website is memoryoils.com

I'm including a link to pictures I uploaded to photobucket. Some of the pictures are right after she was groomed, but two of them (with the funny hair on her head) are what she looks like naturally. 


http://s1274.beta.photobucket.com/user/mgn88/media/Hazel/blowinnthewind_zps40618d56.jpg.html

Personality and temperament:

very calm
very easy to train
doesn't bark often, unless someone comes to the door
protective
follows me around like a shadow
acts like she knows what I want from her before I tell her


I'm going to get a canine DNA test as soon as I can afford it, but I've read that sometimes people think it's more accurate to talk to a person who can identify the breed based on appearance. I'm trying both so that I can plan out the healthiest lifestyle possible for her. I want her around for a very long time :)

Thanks for your help!

Hi guys,

My dog keeps shaking his head. It's been like it for the past 2 hours or so. I noticed him scratching his ears more than usual as well. I already have called the vet and she will be able to see him tomorrow morning.

 

However, I was wondering if there is anything I can do to give him relief in the meantime?

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