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Adopting a dog with IBD. What should I expect?

We are considering adoption of a dog who was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Seeking advice from people who have experience caring for a dog with IBD. I am concerned about: Scavenging. We live in a dense suburban neighborhood with no fenced area. Doggie gets walked 4 times a day. As hard as I try, he grabs mysterious food items off the ground. Sometimes I can pry the food away from him. Scavenged food is bad for IBD maintenance. Progression of the disease. Can dogs live normal healthy lives with IBD? Or is it a string of crises? Our last dog had a serious heart condition. He lived a long, reasonably comfortable life. But it was costly, time-consuming, and we worried a lot. We grew attached to this dog before we knew about the IBD. I wonder if we should decline to adopt him. [more inside]
posted by valannc on Oct 9, 2013 - 8 answers

Facial hair is not an issue.

My dog is scared of men. [more inside]
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 on Jun 5, 2013 - 17 answers

Why is my dog shaking?

Why might my dog be shaking and what can I do to help him? [more inside]
posted by mibo on May 12, 2013 - 21 answers

the canine's incisor

I have an older dog whose front tooth is loose enough that I can wiggle it with my fingers. I'm taking him into the vet tomorrow, but before I do, I'm wondering: is it possible for the vet to remove a dog's tooth without putting him under anesthesia?
posted by roger ackroyd on Aug 30, 2012 - 14 answers

Dog hair everywhere! Except on my dog :-(

Yesterday, I picked up my 18-month-old pit bull-type mix Chance after three weeks of boarding. His coat is in bad shape in he is shedding unimaginable amounts of hair. What's the best approach to get him healthy again? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Aug 10, 2012 - 14 answers

Soccer w/ Teeth?

In American Soccer, is it within the rules to grab hold of the soccer ball with your teeth, and carry it down the field like a canine?
posted by flyinghamster on Dec 31, 2011 - 14 answers

I can haz owtsidez?

Please help me win my FaceBook debate (or, at least, learn something new): MUST dogs be walked? Is it truly better for cats to be only indoors? Are cats less domesticated than dogs? I'd like fact-based support, not ASPCA party line. Gimme Science! [more inside]
posted by _paegan_ on Sep 1, 2011 - 30 answers

Big Trouble in Little Bladder

Aaaaaaaaaargh! Doggy UTI! Please give me your advice for right now, and in the future. [more inside]
posted by taz on May 21, 2011 - 19 answers

help my dog stay chill

Two years ago, I rescued an older 10lbs shiba inu/chihuahua mix who has a lot of fur and overheats easily. We've already had a few hot days in Los Angeles this year, and I'm concerned about keeping him cool and healthy, especially since we've moved to a new house that gets a lot warmer during the day. [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd on Apr 17, 2011 - 16 answers

Introducing a newly rescued dog to another family member

Adopted a rescue dog while my partner was away. How best to introduce yet another pack leader to the pooch? [more inside]
posted by heigh-hothederryo on Mar 23, 2011 - 13 answers

Poodle With a Kidney Stone

HELP! My elderly dog has a kidney stone that is ruining his life. Anyone have any advice on easing his pain? [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes on Jan 31, 2011 - 5 answers

Parvovirus: odds of a puppy getting it?

I understand the danger parvovirus poses to puppies, but what are the odds of a puppy contracting the disease in the US (specifically Alameda County, California)? [more inside]
posted by zippy on Sep 1, 2009 - 10 answers

How much did it cost to treat your dog for canine influenza or shelter cough when you adopted?

How much did it cost to treat your dog for canine influenza or shelter cough when you adopted? [more inside]
posted by itsonreserve on Aug 28, 2009 - 9 answers

What happens if we don't give our dog chemo?

My dog has just been diagnosed with lymphoma. For various reasons, my husband and I are probably not going to do the chemo and radiation treatments outlined by the oncologist. If you have made a similar choice with your pet, can you tell me what happened? [more inside]
posted by misskaz on Aug 6, 2009 - 17 answers

Poodle Attempts to Destroy Household Harmony! Barking and Peeing Popular Weapons!

Help us de-neurose, de-jealous-ize my cranky canine please! [more inside]
posted by amelioration on Jul 23, 2009 - 17 answers

How can I smell like my dog?

How do I learn to smell like my dog? [more inside]
posted by tr0ubley on Jun 23, 2009 - 16 answers

How to make a career out of canine behavioral rehab?

Say I wanted to make an earnest stab at shifting my career path to becoming a canine behaviorist/trainer/rehabilitator. What would my best options be for training/certification and what jobs could I expect to find afterwards? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on May 14, 2009 - 3 answers

I want to see the wheels turning in my dog's head.

My Old English Sheepdog is bored with his Kong. What brain-teasing toys and games do you entertain your dog with? I am very impressed with the design and concept of the Dog Brick, however budgetary constraints compel me to seek out less expensive options from the hivemind. So, how do you give your dog's brain a mental workout, with the end result being the satisfaction of finding a yummy treat?
posted by invisible ink on Feb 4, 2009 - 19 answers

Yes, I cook for my dog. How can I do it better?

I'd like nutritional advice for homemade dog food and maybe treats, using easy-to-find ingredients. I haven't been able to find high quality commercial dog food where I live, so I make most of her food myself, but I would like to make her homemade food as healthy as I possibly can with the resources I have, which are somewhat limited. Current routine, and many(!) more details inside. [more inside]
posted by taz on Nov 1, 2008 - 12 answers

Service Dog in Training

What "tricks" would you teach a Service Dog? [more inside]
posted by TauLepton on Sep 26, 2008 - 17 answers

canis lupus whatisthis?

What is the origin of the cross-linguistic "kutt"-like root for dog? [more inside]
posted by harhailla.harhaluuossa on Jul 12, 2008 - 8 answers

Keeping ticks off my dog

I am having a problem keeping ticks off my dog. He is on Advantix, which the vet said to give him every 3 weeks, but I am STILL finding ticks on him. He is kept indoors for the most part, but he does like to explore the backyard, and we go on a long walk each day. I don't want to keep him cooped up, I want to let him be a dog, but I don't want to have to keep taking ticks off him...so gross. Any advice on things to try other than Advantix? Thanks! [more inside]
posted by kathleenl on Jul 1, 2008 - 10 answers

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My dog may have the beetus. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by pieoverdone on Feb 22, 2008 - 7 answers

Keep my lawn healthy, and dogs not dirty and smelly

Here in sunny Florida, my two large dogs tend to wear my back lawn down to the dirt. Is there a grass that recovers easily? [more inside]
posted by cmiller on Feb 20, 2008 - 6 answers

Experience with canine distemper?

Sadfilter: Does anyone have experience with canine distemper? [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican on Jun 24, 2007 - 10 answers

Wooah! Wooah!

What is the etymology of the slang term for dogs, 'pooch'?
posted by mwhybark on Jun 13, 2007 - 9 answers

My Dog, The Obsessive Licker

My dog licks himself --a lot. The Vet suggested a very expensive (and possibly inconclusive) allergy test. Before spending $700-1000 so the Vet can tell me she has no idea I thought I would consult the hive mind. [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon on May 1, 2007 - 17 answers

Canine Liver Issues

Is the best dog in the world (according to me) going to beat his liver rap? [more inside]
posted by popechunk on Feb 4, 2007 - 11 answers

Lions and tigers and not dogs? Oh, why?

Why are there no canine equivalents to lions, tigers, leopards, and panthers (etc.)? [more inside]
posted by Sinner on Aug 29, 2006 - 19 answers

Meds for dogs with cognitive dysfunction syndrome

Our dog was recently diagnosed with a mild form of canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS). The vet prescribed 5mg Anipryl, which costs $100/month. I could get generic Selegiline from petmeds.com for $12/month. So I was wondering if anyone has had any experience of CDS in dogs, and using either med. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by carter on Apr 17, 2006 - 2 answers

Can my doggie point the way to the poles?

Do dogs always sleep parallel to a north-south axis? [more inside]
posted by docgonzo on Mar 10, 2006 - 22 answers

Help my pug and his bum troubles.

So my dog, Mr. L.L.C. Jack Aujla-Milloy, has some bum problems... [more inside]
posted by docgonzo on Nov 11, 2005 - 10 answers

acupuncture for dogs

Experiences with acupuncture for your doggie, in particular an older companion with arthritis? [more inside]
posted by vito90 on Oct 28, 2005 - 11 answers

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