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    This may sound stupid, but train a word to mean...

    This may sound stupid, but train a word to mean lay down and take a break. So I say "enough" and all dogs are meant to stop playing and lay down. It can take some doing to get this in, but it's worth...
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    Rock tape can be more economical depending on...

    Rock tape can be more economical depending on your application because if I remember right it comes in a roll and KT is precut strips. I acquired an allergy to both, which is uncommon.
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    As someone with chronic pain from a nerve disease...

    As someone with chronic pain from a nerve disease and also migraines and another disorder...I have no idea what you have, first. Second, I take a variety of medications that are essential for me...
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    I'm in the camp who votes to leave long hair in...

    I'm in the camp who votes to leave long hair in tact and not shave. But if you do that brush a lot! I use a good shedding rake as needed and run a comb or brush through my Aussie's hair everyday,...
  5. I would recommend asking if they use drugs and if...

    I would recommend asking if they use drugs and if they plan on keeping a firearm in the house. I wouldn't want to live with someone who uses drugs. Not to start a political debate, but I would want...
  6. Thread: Allergies

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    Pardon the lack of scholarly sources cited, but I...

    Pardon the lack of scholarly sources cited, but I have heard tale of Zyrtec being related to behavioral side effects similar to ADD. Results are mixed (anecdotal evidence seems more in favor of a...
  7. The price might be high, glad you're getting a...

    The price might be high, glad you're getting a second opinion.

    Many of my 17 yo cat's health problems have stemmed from dental issues. If I could do it over I would have her teeth cleaned...
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    I think the question is not about the dogs right...

    I think the question is not about the dogs right to defend itself.
    I would say this deals with the persons right to defend his or herself with a dog.
  9. My Aussie was scared to go out and potty in the...

    My Aussie was scared to go out and potty in the grass after dark. A flashlight and an imaginary cat fixed it. I would shine the light for her and tell her to "go get the kitty! Meow!" She would dart...
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    I would say take her to a groomer as well. You've...

    I would say take her to a groomer as well. You've tried and I would say the effort and potential investment in new equipment would be better spent on a kitty salon job.

    I did a partial clip on my...
  11. amastrike- RSD/CRPS. Someone posted recently...

    amastrike- RSD/CRPS. Someone posted recently about a family member who has it. It is not fun and has very counterintuitive aspects (ice makes it worse, resting makes it hurt worse, but so does...
  12. Somehow my matter of fact tone must make my pain...

    Somehow my matter of fact tone must make my pain seem less real to doctors. Apparently I talk about pain unusually calmly and devoid of normal emotion. That combined with the fact that I refused all...
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    My dog LOVES deer antlers. I gave her a bunch of...

    My dog LOVES deer antlers. I gave her a bunch of white tail sheds that were free from the woods. I cut them into smaller pieces, but didn't split them. None of them ever splintered. My dog is a 30...
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    :lol: Sarahandsam- hilarious. If my princess is...

    :lol: Sarahandsam- hilarious. If my princess is going to insist she have food and water available on our excursions I decided she should carry it.
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    Dog backpack recommendations

    I searched and found an older thread about this, but some new products have probably come out. So, anyone have any recommendations? I don't want anything bulky that might cause overheating in my long...
  16. Check out some health forums like Neuro Talk that...

    Check out some health forums like Neuro Talk that has a board for CRPS/RSD. It's a strange disease and every case is different. I find it's pretty hard for people without it to understand, even my...
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    I hope it goes well! My dog who used to loved...

    I hope it goes well!

    My dog who used to loved having her nails trimmed has been ruined. She had to have a smashed nail clipped almost entirely off, under sedation. Couldn't trim her any of her...
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    My normally very calm Aussie- as a puppy- turned...

    My normally very calm Aussie- as a puppy- turned into a raving maniac in the evenings. She raced from one end of the house to the other, in circles, jumped on furniture, etc. It was because she had...
  19. Thanks everyone! I have enjoyed reading what...

    Thanks everyone! I have enjoyed reading what everyone likes! Helps me get a better feel for some differences in each. I don't really want to fall in love with (another) discipline that would break...
  20. Just for fun- recommendations for someone considering western

    So I'd love to hear what you love about western. Cutting looks like so much fun. I've always thought reining was awesome. Some H/J friends of mine love team penning. Barrel racing looks cool. I...
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    1st- Buy NEW, GOOD QUALITY SHOES. There's a...

    1st- Buy NEW, GOOD QUALITY SHOES.
    There's a million opinions on how often to replace your shoes, but a lot of people say ~300 miles or 4-6 months. Buy 2 pairs and rotate. Shattered my fibular...
  22. A sweet older horse where I boarded needed a home...

    A sweet older horse where I boarded needed a home and he found one on my grandparent's farm (crops, not horses). The horse died on my birthday (I think I was 12) when I was at said grandparents'...
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    When I was around 5 we got a Schipperke puppy. ...

    When I was around 5 we got a Schipperke puppy. We absolutely adored him. But, he terrorized me and my brothers in the yard- snapping at our ankles, especially if we wore white socks. He was not a...
  24. I thought of a couple of other resources for...

    I thought of a couple of other resources for cheap help. For the animals the obvious, but not yet mentioned Pony Club or 4-H. For help around the home try a local university or nursing school if...
  25. Makes your appreciate family and friends! I can...

    Makes your appreciate family and friends! I can sort of sympathize, but your situation is a lot more intense- sorry! Had a bone removed from my foot last week and am non-weight bearing on my foot...
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