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Joe has been kicking for like 6 months in a way unlike anything we'd seen before. We had to pull him out of his stall because he'd damage it. First pass was we found ulcers and treated those, but the behavior persisted, then progressed into the field not just when we tried the stall. Not angry ears back kicking but left rear leg would kind of twitch then he start kicking out with that one then both. Started resisting being blanketed when it was cold, which was also highly unusual for him. No idea what was happening, unclear if purely a behavioral thing he developed while discomforted with ulcers or some other condition. Time goes on, looking for new barn where he can be outside and they won't freak out about the kicking.

Today diagnoses of advanced lyme was confirmed.
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Oh man. I assume that sucks as much for a horse as for a person.
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Poor Joe. At least you got something figured out. Hope he gets better.
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I Gave My Dog CBD Oil To Calm Him Down and Help His Separation Anxiety

Almost all pet owners do something that irritates me, most even mange to make me angry over the way they care for and treat their pet.
I'm adding dosing your animal for psychological problems to the list.
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If they're getting good exercise and good attention and still freaking the fuck out and destroying shit when you leave the house for a couple of hours, yeah they have separation anxiety and medicating it isn't wholly wrong. Don't get your dog high for lulz. Don't use drugs to cover for your neglect. But if you're doing things right and your dog is still having dangerous behaviors, which absolutely is a thing that happens, do something that helps. CBD oil may have fewer side effects than canine antidepressants and anxiolytics.

My wife's late dog was horribly abused and neglected for the first five years of her life as a breeder in a puppy mill. She was never let out of her cage except to breed - not even to go to the bathroom. She wasn't even a hot mess, she was a broken animal with PTSD and a host of other problems. If CBD oil or even THC could've helped her, man I'd have jumped on it. Unfortunately she passed away just after legalization, and frankly we never thought to try.
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JasonL wrote: 13 Apr 2019, 10:50 Joe has been kicking for like 6 months in a way unlike anything we'd seen before. We had to pull him out of his stall because he'd damage it. First pass was we found ulcers and treated those, but the behavior persisted, then progressed into the field not just when we tried the stall. Not angry ears back kicking but left rear leg would kind of twitch then he start kicking out with that one then both. Started resisting being blanketed when it was cold, which was also highly unusual for him. No idea what was happening, unclear if purely a behavioral thing he developed while discomforted with ulcers or some other condition. Time goes on, looking for new barn where he can be outside and they won't freak out about the kicking.

Today diagnoses of advanced lyme was confirmed.
How's ol' Joe getting along?
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Good days and bad. Can’t trust him in a stall yet. We are having a significant disagreement about how much we owe the proprietor for damages to stall and on top of that she installed $700 in stall mats and just sent us a bill.
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JasonL wrote: 26 Apr 2019, 08:45 Good days and bad. Can’t trust him in a stall yet. We are having a significant disagreement about how much we owe the proprietor for damages to stall and on top of that she installed $700 in stall mats and just sent us a bill.
I've seen more people lose their retirement over boats than anything else. But horses are a close second.

In both cases, it's about rent. If your have your own dock/barn it's a manageable expense.
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Well, hang in there, Joe.
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I finally got rid of my plecostomus catfish by finding a local fish store that would accept donations. He had really outgrown his tank, to the point where he couldn't coexist with anything else in the tank, he'd uproot all the plants, and he'd toss decorations around.

He now has a better place to live, and I have some neon tetras and new plants for the tank. The tank looks a lot better now, and I know the tetras are not going to grow any more.
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OH MY GOD YOU GUYS IS THERE ACTIVIA FOR DOGS OR BEANO FOR DOGS JESUS CHRIST WE’RE GONNA NEED NBC SUITS IF THIS DOESNT STOP
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Because the CBS suits don't have pets?
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Elevate the food bowl so the dog doesn't have to lean over so far to eat and ingests less air? That's the only solution I've ever heard of. And it's secondhand, as I've only ever owned cats, who stink in a different way.
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No really you guys this isn’t has some flatulence. This is horrifying toxic emissions. If you lose communication with this facility, do not attempt rescue. Encase the facility in a containment structure and fill it with concrete. This cannot be allowed to spread into the environment.
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Are you familiar with the phrase "put him down"?
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lunchstealer wrote: 05 May 2019, 20:39 No really you guys this isn’t has some flatulence. This is horrifying toxic emissions. If you lose communication with this facility, do not attempt rescue. Encase the facility in a containment structure and fill it with concrete. This cannot be allowed to spread into the environment.
Are we talking about a young pup? My experience with dogs is unfortunately limited, but cats up to the age of two seem to have no real sphincter control and lay down gas that would put WW1 German soldiers to shame. Maybe it’s something the dog will grow out of?
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What are you feeding bro

Ours were gassing up a storm yesterday, then I was told they had each had an egg earlier and I was like...
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We generally keep them on a consistent diet. We have occasionally used a dollop of wet cat food to start her eating if she’s being distracted, but it’s barely a mouthful and she’s had it before with no horror. I worry/wonder if a neighbor is slipping them leftover hot dogs or some bullshit.
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Max has a bit of a habit of scratching up the sofa. He's missing a front leg, so his method of scratching is to stand on something (the sofa) and kind of pull upwards with his remaining paw. We have a scratching post, which Furiosa loves, but Max doesn't use it, I think maybe because he's a little more clumsy and it's harder for him to stand on his hind legs and rake down with one paw.

But I found a solution! I was looking around the other day, and I found these scratching pads made of cardboard that lie flat on the floor, so I figured I'd give that a try because then he can do his thing of standing on it and pulling upwards. I got him the doublewide, because he is kind of a doublewide cat, and he loves it. He has almost completely stopped scratching the sofa, and sometimes he stops whatever else he's doing and frantically runs over to it like he forgot about his urgent scratching appointment. (Fury, for her part, sits on it sometimes but doesn't scratch it.)
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Our 14 year old lab mix, Sarah, is dying. She has all but completely stopped eating or drinking and, for the moment, is resting quietly. If she survives the night, we'll take her to the vet tomorrow and try to keep her alive and comfortable until Friday night, which is the earliest our younger son can drive up from Austin to see her and, we hope, be able to say goodbye. She has been an excellent dog from the very start and now I just wish her a peaceful, painless death.
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So sorry, DAR. May her last days be easy.
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D.A. Ridgely wrote: 10 Mar 2020, 22:48 Our 14 year old lab mix, Sarah, is dying. She has all but completely stopped eating or drinking and, for the moment, is resting quietly. If she survives the night, we'll take her to the vet tomorrow and try to keep her alive and comfortable until Friday night, which is the earliest our younger son can drive up from Austin to see her and, we hope, be able to say goodbye. She has been an excellent dog from the very start and now I just wish her a peaceful, painless death.
Much sympathy for you and your youngest, and easy rest for the pupper.

We had a similar situation where the cat that had been with my wife and son from tee-league (she came up as a kitten and adopted them) became very ill just before he was scheduled to come home on leave. So we did all we could to keep her alive and comfortable until he could be with us to say goodbye. She'd always been his cat first, and even at his surliest teenagedness where he couldn't give a crap about anything, he was still super protective of her. His leave started at midnight, and he had about an eight hour drive, and was going to wait til morning, but he left right at midnight and just stopped halfway and slept in the car for a couple hours to make sure he could get here in time to see her.
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Really sorry to hear it, DAR. It's never easy, but at least you can take some comfort in the fact that she had a good life with you.
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So sorry to hear it DAR. 14 years is a good run for a dog, and I'm sure she had a wonderful lifetime with you and your family.
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I'm sorry for your impending loss, DAR, but I'm glad your dog had 14 years of you and your family taking care of her.
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