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Treatment & Preventative Meds / Petaprin - for 6 month old Puppy?
« on: January 10, 2007, 01:11:36 pm »
I was wondering if anyone had any experience with Petaprin.  The website makes it sound like a miracle cure.  I have heard that Rimadyl is not a good medication for any dog's liver but especially a young one.  My pup has "moderately" bad hips and also a torn cruxiate ligament on her left leg. We are not sure how it happened.  The vet said that surgery was not an option because she was too young but Rimadyl does not seem to be a good management medication.  Any help, advice would be greatly appreciated.  She currently takes a supplement of glucosamine/chondrotin everyday.  And is only leash walked outside.  Not much fun for a 6 month old yellow lab. 

Anything Non-Dog Related / Re: Some good news RE:me and epilepsy
« on: December 13, 2005, 10:18:49 pm »
I just happened to see your post.  I wanted to let you know that having epilepsy is not the end of the world.  I have been dealing with it since I was 14 ( I am 25 now). If the seizures can be controlled it really doesn't effect your life much at all. 
 Strangely, after I started having seizures, my yellow lab also did.  I don't know what kind of seizures you are having but remember, and I saw this on a bus "Epliepsy is what you have, not who you are" Keep your head up.  There are always people here for you.

Labrador Retriever Discussions / Re: Labs in Apt.s
« on: August 29, 2005, 06:32:29 pm »
Thanks to everyone for all the info and insight.  I do not plan on getting a dog while i am still in school, I definitely know i do not have the time,Plus i would want to spend all my free time with dog and not books.  I just have to keep telling myself that I need to wait.  Sometimes I just miss having a dog. 

Labrador Retriever Discussions / Labs in Apt.s
« on: August 28, 2005, 02:37:59 pm »
Can I get an idea of what everybody thinks of labradors living in an apartment?  I had a lab before that spent her youth in a rural area but lived in a small apartment in NYC from time to time. 

I have a roommate that is against"large dogs" in the apt.  I was just wondering what some of your thoughts were. 

Energy levels, when a puppy, when older wtc - if you lived in an apartment.  I know people live in apartments with even larger breeds.  Anything you got would be helpful

thanks in advance

Introduce Yourself to the Forum / Re: New Member Intro
« on: August 27, 2005, 08:49:47 pm »
I go to Albany Law School.  I always kind of assumed that I would get another lab but I am not sure if that is a good idea with all the memories.  I basically just want to have a dog back in my life.  I had to leave my dog at home when I went to school, my mom took care of her.  I used to go home every weekend - if anyone knows anything about law school - that is not the way to success.  Since my dog isn't at home I don't go home much.   

People think I am crazy when I show them how many pictures I have of my dog.  (Regular - not digital)

I hope to get a dog from a rescue or adopt from a shelter.  I don't know what to look out for though.  I was wondering if anyone had any problems with dogs adopted from rescues etc.  Health, behavior I guess I just have a hard time believing that people give up perfectly good dogs.  I hope I don't sound like I am looking for the "perfect dog", but my lab had seizures and eventually had to go on prescription meds to control them.

Introduce Yourself to the Forum / New Member Intro
« on: August 27, 2005, 07:40:11 pm »
I am a new member to BPO, I found it through craigs list.  My only dog, a yellow lab had to be put down last year.  She was the best dog ever.  I was devastated when she was gone.  I have not yet added another four-legged member to my family because I am in law school and do not have the time or resources to devote to a new animal. 
I live in a rented apt. with roommates, so a dog really isn't possibly now.  In one year, after graduation thats another story.  I figure I have a year to do research. 

I just have to say that I love hearing about everyone's furry families.  It makes me feel closer to having one of my own again.  Hope everyone is happy and healthy. 


Helpful Groups & Dogs in Need / Re: Rescue dogs - any recommendations
« on: August 23, 2005, 08:08:59 pm »
Thanks for the tips.  My first dog was pure and from a breeder.  We were not very well informed.  She was great though.  I have become more educated about dogs needing homes and would  prefer to go that route.  I am in NY.  I  had a yellow lab, so I am kind of partial to labs, but  I like all large breeds. I have a feeling space may be an issue.  When i first had my lab, I lived on a lot of land, we later moved to a suburban area, she also spent time in NYC.  I want to make sure i have enough time and space to dedicate to a new dog. 

Helpful Groups & Dogs in Need / Rescue dogs - any recommendations
« on: August 23, 2005, 06:58:00 pm »
I had a yellow labrador for 13 years.  We had to have her put to sleep last year.  I want to get another dog in the future.  I have to finish school first, one more year.  I want to be more educated about rescue adoption etc.  problems and benefits any information from your own experiences would be greatly appreciated. 

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