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    I really like the Natural Balance LID line....

    I really like the Natural Balance LID line. Nutritionally I don't think it's *the* best but it's the only true limited ingredient non-poultry food I could find with both wet/dry options. (Except they...
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    Kitten peeing on couch. Sigh.

    I will preface this by saying that this situation is totally my fault, I don't blame the kitten at all.

    We initially had our 2 foster kittens in a playpen with a small uncovered litter box -...
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    Really good news! (Well, not for me, alas.) I...

    Really good news! (Well, not for me, alas.)

    I took him to my vet, who also feels that it's very likely that it's a congenital thing that won't bother him much going forward, but of course she...
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    Thank you all for the info, suggestions and kind...

    Thank you all for the info, suggestions and kind words.

    It's totally possible that the panting, restlessness and lack of appetite are all stress related and the coughing is kennel cough. I've had...
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    That is a great suggestion - I have an...

    That is a great suggestion - I have an appointment to take him to my personal vet tonight just to have them do a basic exam and give me their gut feeling.

    Thank you!
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    Not-so-good update. When the rescue took him...

    Not-so-good update.

    When the rescue took him to be neutered they found that he has a grade 3 heart murmur. The ASPCA vet seemed to think it is likely something he's had since birth and isn't too...
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    I would try a bigger box. My foster kittens are...

    I would try a bigger box. My foster kittens are outgrowing the kitten sized box in their playpen and their aim has gone from abysmal to "doesn't even bother going all the way into the box."

    Keep...
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    I hate it when people write inappropriate peeing...

    I hate it when people write inappropriate peeing off as revenge or angry peeing. There is pretty much always an explanation that isn't, "eh, she's just showing me she's angry at me."

    If she...
  9. Thinking of all three of you! Please keep us...

    Thinking of all three of you! Please keep us updated. It will probably be fine, but how nerve racking!
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    Adopting a senior dog?

    Anything specific I should know in terms of food, vet care, insurance, what watch out for, etc?

    Dog in question is a 7 year old boxer/beagle. A few pounds overweight but active and and not...
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    I love that being male is the default standard...

    I love that being male is the default standard for being a nice, reasonable human being. Deeply ingrained sexism at its finest.

    "Can't stand most women, too gossipy and catty. I've always been...
  12. He's beautiful! Thank you for taking him in. ...

    He's beautiful! Thank you for taking him in.

    I hope this isn't the case, but it's probably best if you prepare yourself for the chance that he may be sick. Inexplicably, some people feel that...
  13. If he's cleared medically, all you can really do...

    If he's cleared medically, all you can really do is rely on proactivity and positive reinforcement to set up a cue to go outside before he feels the urge to the inside.

    The running around the...
  14. This attitude of, "you MADE me buy from a puppy...

    This attitude of, "you MADE me buy from a puppy mill" is just completely astounding to me. I cannot get over it.

    If you know how horrible puppy mills are, you don't purchase from them, period....
  15. Also, I will point out that the OP's whole...

    Also, I will point out that the OP's whole mentality of, "I want XYZ specific criteria in the puppy I plan to acquire in the next two days" would not even exist if not for puppy mills and the...
  16. If the OP had come to the rescue I volunteer...

    If the OP had come to the rescue I volunteer with, we would have done our best to work with her even with her extremely narrow age/breed/sex/living situation requirements.

    I offered advice and...
  17. If you look at my post history on this thread,...

    If you look at my post history on this thread, you will see that I a. empathized with the OP b. specifically stated that I volunteer my time to a rescue that does NOT have ridiculously rigid adoption...
  18. The difference between the OP and the rescues she...

    The difference between the OP and the rescues she so disparages, in a nutshell:

    OP: "It's all about ME ME ME instant gratification I want MY FAVORITE EXACT CROSS EXACT AGE EXACT GENDER right now...
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    For my rescue, you only need a vet reference if...

    For my rescue, you only need a vet reference if you currently have a pet. We're not checking to make sure that you have a vet to take your new animal to, we're checking with the vet to make sure that...
  20. The second guessing is what got to me, too. Hugs....

    The second guessing is what got to me, too. Hugs.

    I know they probably deal with a lot of people who bring treatable cases animals in and request euthanasia, but it's still so hard when you've...
  21. I am so sorry for your loss. I had a very...

    I am so sorry for your loss.

    I had a very similar experience at an emergency clinic with my old girl and carried a lot of anger about it for awhile. I eventually realized that being an emergency...
  22. Okay, here are my super long musings on adoption...

    Okay, here are my super long musings on adoption restrictions and adopting puppies specifically.

    I primarily work with a rescue that operates more like your average county shelter - i.e. our...
  23. Thread: Spay cost?

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    So you take all the strays you come across in to...

    So you take all the strays you come across in to your private vet for full cost treatment?

    I'm curious as to the portion of your budget that you set aside for that, as I know firsthand that it can...
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    Many of the low/cost spay and neuter clinics are...

    Many of the low/cost spay and neuter clinics are free for low income individuals. I don't personally quality for free services, but someone I know who does has saved probably 10 kittens. He then...
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    You are completely missing my point. Low cost,...

    You are completely missing my point.

    Low cost, "no frills" clinics and services have been disparaged on this thread by private veterinarians and staff.

    I am pointing out that if not for these...
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