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  1. I've just turned my attention to this vacation and I'm so excited! Thank you to Jen and Laura for being cruise directors.
  2. We pulled the trigger and went with Healthy Paws for Rally Roo. Thanks for the stories.
  3. searching for the rescue button now.... Thank you for these stories. It's nice to see it's a bit more clear what they will pay. It is always a craps shoot knowing what our reimbursement will be from VPI. Researching when the rates start to go up, at what age to.
  4. I know we hash this topic out every few months but I'm gonna start this topic again anyway. And no, I'm not interested in starting a savings account for her rather than buying insurance. I have used VPI for years and we've had no major issues with using them. It's time to insure our newbie and everyone sings the praises of Healthy Paws. But I mean why is it $10 a month better than VPI. Do they have a better pay out for claims? In doing my reading it seems Healthy Paws basically asks no questions once you get past the $250 deductible. Is that for real? They must have price limits to procedures and such, especially in the DC area. I'm just used to what I'm used to but I want to fully understand why Healthy Paws gets such high reviews. Thanks all!
  5. I also caught my breath when I saw the title. So glad he was treatable and has come through it so well. Look forward to seeing you on Saturday!
  6. We had a situation similar to yours. I'm not one to freak out over things but it isn't a bad idea to at least start contact with the Lexus Project to get ideas for handling the situation, not because you need to get Charlie out of there. Glad you are taking him to the vet because cats bites are ugly. What we did: We took our grey to the vet immediately and he had to be sedated to clean up the wounds. (They joked his entire life that he was attacked by a cougar rather than that he picked up a house cat). We checked out the laws in our jurisdiction and even though he was on lead and the cat was free ranging the laws were not written in our favor. Cats have very few limitations in our area. Animal control asked for a statement and I asked a friend, who is a lawyer, to edit my statement. He made sure we told just the facts and there were no emotional words used anywhere. Definitely get help if you need to submit a statement. After we submitted our statement we never heard another word about it. I have no idea what else would happen. I was nervous for a while so we did walk with a muzzle on, but I slowly got over my fear. The most important thing though is we never treated Inu any differently at home. He was still the center of our lives and loved immensely. And though we felt bad for the owner and he verbally abused my husband, we never once apologized for the incident. We said we were sorry for his cat but never admitted culpability. Love your boy and protect him legally, just in case.
  7. I think you're right. I just need someone to say that. I've had old dogs for so long that a misstep looks like LS immediatley.
  8. My slightly over 2 year old hound is a wonderful healthy spry girl. She never was able to grade into a track and race professionally. Her back toes don't seem to spread out as much as normal greyhound feet. To my untrained eye it's like her webbing isn't long enough so the toes never fully extend. That is the preface to: In the past month or maybe a bit more I have seen her drop her back leg as she's walking. It happens very randomly and will only happen once (that I see) and then it won't happen again for days or weeks. It looks like a hip drop and she drags her toenail. Because I've had old hounds I immediately made sure she corrects her feet, which she does. Any thoughts on a young dog with this issue?
  9. Thanks for sharing. Its nice see how perfect the weather was for you guys. Next year!
  10. Oh no. I'm just seeing this thread. I'm so sorry to see this. Hugs to you and Meg and kisses to Declan.
  11. I was going to stay out of this, but your dog is beginning to sound like one of my dogs. She was fostered in an active young adult home. No other dogs or animals but lots of activity and comings and goings and house guests. She started showing signs of anxiety by biting at a hand that approached her while she was on her bed. It progressed when this wasn't addressed to her jumping off her bed to snap at a person as they walked by her bed. It culminated in her jumping onto the couch and biting a house guest who startled her while she was sleeping. He went to the ER. The thing about this story is that her anxiety and behavior was never really addressed in the house so she continued to escalate. I took her into my very quiet home and after months of work she became a fabulous pet. You need to give him his own space now where people aren't bothering him or you need to talk to the group about spending a weekend in the kennel to relax or simply return him. This does not get better by ignoring it.
  12. Have you thought about it being in his head? Psychogenic Polydipsia?
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