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    $2000.00 minimum is what I keep available,...

    $2000.00 minimum is what I keep available, figuring $500-1k for diagnostic purposes and the rest for treatment (or sad alternative).

    What about fostering? Don't some rescues pay vet bills...
  2. Those are fun novelty insults but try some from a...

    Those are fun novelty insults but try some from a pro a la "Thou infectious shard-borne bum-bailey!":

    http://www.pangloss.com/seidel/Shaker/ (Shakespearean insult generator)
  3. Thread: Costco

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    Costco how do I love thee! Let me count the ways...

    Costco how do I love thee! Let me count the ways (so many).

    Horse stuff: Epsom salt, duct tape for booties, desitin, and neosporin.

    Kirkland cat litter is the best!

    People stuff: ...
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    I needed emergency waterproofing while waiting...

    I needed emergency waterproofing while waiting for new turnouts. (Their old Rambos had given up the ghost and it rains constantly here) I used this stuff from Cabela's, and so far it is working...
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    Adams Horse supply has a really nice MW Wug for...

    Adams Horse supply has a really nice MW Wug for $230 (close-out color), and at least as far as my research went, the least expensive light-weight Rambo Supremes.

    When I ordered blankets, a soft...
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    "The Feast." (2005) Executive producers - Wes...

    "The Feast." (2005) Executive producers - Wes Craven, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. It will not be for everyone, for sure - but if one likes low-brow/cult/scary-funny movies, this movie is aces. ...
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    Sorry, Drive NJ. I hope all the good memories...

    Sorry, Drive NJ. I hope all the good memories of her will bring you
    comfort.
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    Pre-operative bloodwork question

    Dorky question of the day.

    With prior surgeries for my dogs, the bloodwork results were only good for a month. This time, the vet said six weeks is fine.

    What changed?

    And what is the...
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    I used it via the diffuser when we moved a couple...

    I used it via the diffuser when we moved a couple of years ago. The younger cat, who is a hider, hung out by the diffuser for weeks. Seemed like it was a comfort to her until she finally adjusted...
  10. I had to put down four of our elderly pets within...

    I had to put down four of our elderly pets within an 8 month period; it was only a week between my heart dog and my heart cat. It was incredibly painful, but all one can do is let the pain wash...
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    I suggest play. I tamed some feral cats in...

    I suggest play. I tamed some feral cats in Baltimore years ago via play/prey instinct. It took consistency and time, but it worked! The tuna probably helped too. :winkgrin:

    IIRC I used a...
  12. A) Depends on level of horse management/care,...

    A) Depends on level of horse management/care, but IME somewhat common amongst horses whose owners don’t pick feet regularly.

    B) Imperative where I live (moist/mud/rainy climate). I also use...
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    My cats get Tiki cat (chicken/tuna or...

    My cats get Tiki cat (chicken/tuna or chicken/salmon), which I stretch with Wellness Turkey or Chicken grain-free. I also add 1/2 tsp of pumpkin to the mix, it seems to help mitigate hairballs and...
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    I knew a gelding who did this. Owner cleaned...

    I knew a gelding who did this. Owner cleaned the gelding's sheath, found and removed a HUGE bean in the gelding's urethra, and presto, kicking behavior stopped.
  15. Read abovethelaw! It's a pretty fair...

    Read abovethelaw! It's a pretty fair assessment of the situation.

    I graduated from a 2nd tier school in the early '90s, had a job offer, but decided not to practice. There was a glut of...
  16. Yikes, good job heeding your gut! PSA: ...

    Yikes, good job heeding your gut!

    PSA: states have licensing boards for veterinarians, and vets are required to keep their information current (including phone numbers/addresses). One can...
  17. That's great!

    That's great!
  18. HA I just went through this! My Goretex...

    HA I just went through this!

    My Goretex soaked through, my Columbia rain pants tore in the wind...

    I bought commercial fishing gear and it is awesome (of course, it does not breathe -...
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    Thanks for posting the link! What a variety!

    Thanks for posting the link! What a variety!
  20. Levade, I could have written your post. I've...

    Levade, I could have written your post. I've had my injury-prone, no self-preservation, too-smart-for-own-good, pot-stirring bro of an OTTB for over a decade now. He has had a multitude of annual...
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    This is sort of close to what mine looks like,...

    This is sort of close to what mine looks like, though this one is substantially shorter, the base and top seat are much smaller, and it lacks the climbing hole that mine has.
    ...
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    I inherited a home-made cat tree for my cats. ...

    I inherited a home-made cat tree for my cats. I'll have to look at how the vertical upright is connected to the base. It's 5' tall and solid. It's built like a capital "I".

    The top seat...
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    Frozen here (less sodium), from Costco. My dogs...

    Frozen here (less sodium), from Costco. My dogs dig them - I use them as treats (carrot bits too) and I give it to my oldie as a source of fiber and to make him feel more full, as he's on a diet.
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    If I were in your shoes, I would ask my vet...

    If I were in your shoes, I would ask my vet whether thyroid and/or cushing's tests would be indicated.
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    If the skin is unbroken, bitter apple spray is...

    If the skin is unbroken, bitter apple spray is useful but you will need to reapply fairly often IME.
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