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  1. I rinse our dogs paws after walking on the salted sidewalks - people here go crazy with the salt. Do you still need to rinse after walking if you use the mushers, or does it provide a good barrier? I was thinking about getting something this winter, as their paws can get pretty roughed up from the salt
  2. I am so sorry for your sudden loss of Leia. Sending hugs to you and your wife.
  3. I second this! It really fills out their meal, plus they seem to like the taste, and poos are firmer.
  4. Our boy, Elliott, who will be 12 in January, has been on Metacam for about two months for arthritis pain. We haven't noticed any negative side effects, only positive improvement in his mobility. Our vet said the best thing for him is to keep him moving, and we have definitely noticed that he is getting around better, and taking longer daily walks and wanting to play more, like his old self. We give it with his breakfast meal and he doesn't seem to object to the taste (it supposedly has a honey flavor). He weighs 87 pounds, and we had him on an 80 lb dose for the first several weeks, but have calibrated down to a 70 lb dose, which is just as effective for himThe stuff is pretty expensive here in the US - hopefully it is less expensive in Canada for you.
  5. I am sorry for your loss. Run free, Percy.
  6. Sending good wishes for Aiden. When we adopted Lea, she had already had one of her rear toes amputated and she's never had a problem with it.
  7. Lea starts pacing and sniffing when a thunderstorm is approaching - she always knows in advance. When the thunder starts, she trembles and pants like crazy. Usually either my husband or I will curl up next to her and try to soothe her - it helps a bit, but mostly makes us feel better, I think. Luckily she calms quickly when the thunder stops.
  8. Thanks for sharing your photos and memories of Mary, Fencetop and Wafer. Very sweet.
  9. I'm sorry for your loss. Godspeed, Lady.
  10. I am very sorry for your loss. Godspeed, Ruby.
  11. He's a handsome one. Glad you acted on the opportunity - if it felt right, it was. Like his name too.
  12. My husband and I recently moved cross country from Portland OR to Pittsburgh PA with our two older greyhounds, Lea, 12 and Elliott, 11. They have had to adapt to a lot of changes over the last few months - flying cross country, living with me in the daylight basement at my aunt and uncle's home outside of Washington DC for over 2 months while we house hunted and waited for our closing date. Most of that time my husband was in Portland preparing for our move. They accompanied us on several long drives back and forth from DC to Pittsburgh (4 1/2 hours each way), then finally we moved into our new house the day after Christmas, and spent three days in our new place without a stick of furniture due to a delay in our stuff being delivered by the mover. This has all been hard on them, but they've been great troopers. Our new home has stairs. The first level is the living room, dining room and kitchen and the bedrooms are all upstairs. The places we lived in previously only had basements and a main floor, so the dogs never learned to navigate stairs, since there was no need for them to go in the basement. We didn't think the stairs here would be a big deal because there are three landings with only 3 steps to the first, 8 to the second and 4 to the top and they are not extremely steep or narrow like our previous basement stairs, and they are carpeted. On the first day in our new place we were able to get Elliott to come upstairs, but we had no furniture, and I think it freaked him out. He refused to come back down the stairs and my husband had to carry him down. The dogs have always slept in our room with us, but we've been in our house for almost two weeks now, and neither of them have tried the stairs since. I have encouraged them to come up and have offered treats, but haven't tried too hard because we've been busy unpacking. After this weekend we'll be pretty much all moved in, and I'd like to focus more on getting them to come upstairs. I would really appreciate any helpful hints or success stories if you've been in a similar situation.
  13. I am very sad to hear that your Murray passed. Sending hugs and condolences.
  14. I am very sorry for your loss. Godspeed dear Spriet.
  15. Heh, we call Lea "the poop machine" not as cute as captain craptastic. It sounds like Larry got that trait from her. She's about 67 lbs and I could swear she puts out more than our 87 lb boy.
  16. Wishing Murray continued good health. Hope you have a nice trip!
  17. I followed Henry's story and want you to know my heart goes out to you. I am so sorry he was taken from you. Godspeed Henry.
  18. I am sorry for your loss. Godspeed Mirage.


    I'm so sorry for your loss of both Mac and Mango.
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