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Sticky: closed forum
Posted by Rob IP Address
Last Reply November 3, 2008 at 19:24
Started    November 3, 2008 at 19:24
Due to increase spam and non-relavant posts on this forum, this forum has now been closed to any new posts. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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Sticky: Forum Rules
Posted by Moderator IP Address
Last Reply August 21, 2008 at 19:01
Started    June 5, 2007 at 08:40
A few weeks ago, Jill and I posted a new set of rules for this forum. We felt that these rules were unambiguous.

Nevertheless, over the last few weeks, there has been a considerable amount of discussion and argument about moderation of this site, so I feel that now is a good moment to repeat what is and is not acceptable. The rules are as follows:

a) All posts must show respect for other people's opinions, and courtesy to other forum users.

b) Forum members must try to remain Ďon-topicí within a particular thread.

c) This forum is provided to allow the exchange of ideas and experiences in relation to mrsa in pets.

d) Other subjects may be discussed from time to time. However we reserve the right to remove any that look like dominating the whole forum, are repetitive, or which we think are inappropiate for this site.

d) In particular, we will delete unsubstantiated accusations or claims against the veterinary profession, the petfood industry or academia (or anyon... read more

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Sticky: Bella Moss Foundation
Posted by Jill Moss (Founder) IP Address
Last Reply April 11, 2008 at 12:40
Started    April 11, 2008 at 12:40
Due to the great success of the one day mrsa seminars we put on last year with the support and help of Jansenn Animal Health, we are now repeating four more in areas we did not cover. A list of eminent speakers from RVC and Liverpool will present to practicing vets and nurses on how to protect practices from mrsa and other serious bacterium.

Pet owners please let your vets know about these seminars
click on the link to download the PDF Brochure from The Bella Moss Foundation website

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Vets & Debarking Operation.
Posted by Denis Carthy IP Address
Last Reply November 3, 2008 at 10:37
Started    September 15, 2006 at 11:31
I am interested in feedback from vets on the debarking operation on welfare grounds, itís probably more relevant to city vets than country vets.

Iím sure that many city vets are confronted with pet owners whose dogs cause environment noise nuisance problems as the result of anti-social nuisance barking.

In council owned properties almost all tenants sign an agreement that they will not keep pets, however, the vast majority of councils overlook enforcing this as a matter of unofficial policy unless there is a nuisance problem with a tenants dog.

One of the most common serious problems, regardless of what property someone lives in is nuisance barking, especially in the owners absence which could with some people be many hours per day.

The law is clear on this and the most common options are that the tenant removes the dog from council premises if on council estates, some councils might give one warning depending on the severity of complaints, most issue a one warning not... read more

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Posted by Rupert IP Address
Last Reply November 2, 2008 at 11:56
Started    November 2, 2008 at 11:56
Does anyone know about this drug and its use with regard to mast cell tumors?

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Propalin Syrup
Posted by Edwina IP Address
Last Reply October 27, 2008 at 14:51
Started    May 21, 2007 at 15:01
My GSD has always had a very sensitive stomach and has to have a very controlled diet. For about a year now she has been on Propalin to control urinary incontinence. For the past 6 months she has been plagued with very loose stools, sometimes covered in mucas. I have read that this can be a side effect of using propalin and wondered if anyone else had encountered such problems. My dog has had all the usual tests and they have come back clear, so all I can think is that it must be this? My vet has not come across this before and I wondered if anyone else has found use of this a problem?

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cats medication
Posted by tina gee IP Address
Last Reply October 25, 2008 at 10:18
Started    October 25, 2006 at 17:06
my cat was given an injection of colvasone and the next day died of fluid on the chest and heart problems could there be any connection. please help as i cant grieve for my cat until i know the facts.

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animal nutrition
Posted by unancygah IP Address
Last Reply October 24, 2008 at 21:05
Started    October 24, 2008 at 21:05
Most of us love our pets and want to give them the best. Sometimes we spend a lot of money on their food in the hope that we are giving them what they need - but have you ever stopped to consider how the food is produced? In fact, it turns out that tinned food contains things you would never want to give your best friend!

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Posted by Jane IP Address
Last Reply October 24, 2008 at 20:25
Started    August 16, 2006 at 15:39
Please check my original write up at 'Re PTSD (and loss)'.
What comes under the heading in laymans terms of 'professional misconduct'?


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Posted by traci IP Address
Last Reply October 24, 2008 at 17:25
Started    October 15, 2008 at 21:40
My 10 year old GSD had surgery on a lump on back leg in or around oct 2007 - we could not get him to leave it alone and the wound became bigger and would not heal and it was found he had MRSA. long story short but leg amputated Jan 2008 but he is now on his 5th (i think!) bout of MRSA. this evil thing even opened up a four year old scar. my boy, now 10, keeps bouncing back - we seem to have about 6-8 weeks between bouts of infection. I have been tested twice for it and both were positive in my nose - my vets surgery checked out poor old boy does not appear to suffer badly - indignity of the enormous collar affects him (and my legs) but as long as he is otherwise well, we will continue to treat. I am at a loss (as is our vet) to know why he should continue to get it and seemingly clears up and then attacks again - can anyone shed any light on this for us.

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Petion Mandatory Health Testing KC Dogs
Posted by Denis Carthy IP Address
Last Reply October 16, 2008 at 17:01
Started    September 14, 2008 at 11:02
Now The Kennel Club has been exposed as using hidden agendasa to hide the fact it has been active for decades in causing the greatest, long term, canine welfare problems of all time in the UK by promoting the deliberate breeding of disease into pedigree dogs, supporting the culling of healthy pups and keeping the diseased dogs alive to breed instead no more time can be lost to cut the pain and suffering KC registered dogs suffer daily and in their millions.

Please sign the petition below to make health testing mandatory for pedigree dogs.

For those who are not aware, EVERY working breed registration club in mainland Europe has had mandatory fit for breeding tests for decades. One part of the full test for ALL working breeds in Europe, imposed by their breed registration clubs, is that they are tested for many of the known hereditary disorders the specific breed is pre-disposed to, if the dog does not reach the required minimum of the test (eg 'non dysplastic')a fit for breedi... read more

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mrse in dogs
Posted by jeannette Genovese IP Address
Last Reply October 14, 2008
Started    October 11, 2008 at 20:57
Help! we just adopted a 3 yr old, 8 pound maltese ..yesterday and when we took him to our vet this morning we were told that he has a staph (mrse ) and major allergies as well, we knew about the allergies (just not the severity of them) and we were willing to get his medical stuff taken care of for him until they cleared up, but now we are told that he will need meds for the rest of his life (steroids and antibiotics)and that we should keep him away from our other very much loved maltese and that this also compromises our health as well and to top it all off my husband is due to have surgery in 3 DAYS!!!! help what do I need to do ( we have already contacted the rescue agency where we adopted him from and they said that they did not get this info from the vet or they would not have accepted him any way he will go back tomorrow and everyone in our home is very HEARTBROKEN,hes a sweet little guy but this is more than we bargained for and we simply owe more to our other dogs as well a... read more

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Vets & Idiopathic head tremor
Posted by Denis Carthy IP Address
Last Reply October 10, 2008 at 10:59
Started    July 6, 2006 at 18:22
I am interested in finding out if UK vets specificaly, in ordinary routine pet practice are currently familiar with Idiopathic head tremour symptoms.

I ask because I had dog which started to display this condition at around 6-7 months, in 1995. At that time I could not find one single vet who had any idea at all what it was, or was familiar with the symptoms, outside epilepsy.

So I would just like to know if, 11 years on, is this a condition which would be readily identified by most UK vets? thanks.

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Health check for your cat
Posted by Donna IP Address
Last Reply October 9, 2008 at 18:45
Started    October 28, 2006 at 20:59
Today the Daily Mail have on offer health check for your cats.They have teamed up with animal health company Intervet and cat nutrition specialist Royal Canin.Every reader can claim a free Br vaccination for their cat and at the same time six £5 discount vouchers for 3Kg or larger bags of cat food from Royal Canin popular range.

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Posted by Ruth Wollacott
Last Reply October 8, 2008 at 17:57
Started    September 28, 2005 at 14:28
Any comments on this thread from MRSA in Humans??

Re: MRSA - A cynical attempt to hide the truth?

Reply #63 by Frank

Posted: September 28, 2005 at 12:10

You can easily contract MRSA outside hospital - IT IS CARRIED BY PET ANIMALS FOR A START.

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wensite training for vet staff on MRSA
Posted by Jill Moss IP Address
Last Reply October 7, 2008 at 01:19
Started    October 7, 2008 at 01:19
will be launched October 10th at BVNA

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cats eyes
Posted by jethro IP Address
Last Reply October 6, 2008 at 09:49
Started    October 6, 2008 at 09:49
A cat of ours is always looking at the ground, he See's things, that are not there, even on clean vinyl, he is looking at something on the floor, that's not there.
Could this be a eyesight problem?

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Posted by LAURA IP Address
Last Reply October 3, 2008 at 16:05
Started    October 1, 2008 at 14:20

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Posted by Holly IP Address
Last Reply October 1, 2008 at 09:51
Started    October 1, 2008 at 09:51
Michael Fox MRCVS's new book called "Not Fit for a Dog" is now available through Waterstones and it is all about how pet food is causing serious illness in cats and dogs and exposes how prescription diets have never even been tested to prove they really work and in the book he says pet food is cooked not just once but twice which means that the food then contains very little nutrition and is loaded with ingredients cats and dogs were never meant to be fed. Richard Allport MRCVS does and on the back cover of the book rightly says that if he could he would lock every Vet and veterinary student in a room and not let them out until they have read this book from cover to cover. I think it is a book that every pet owner also should read and if you would like to read it you can buy it through Waterstones bookshops or any book shop.

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Canaural Death
Posted by Josh IP Address
Last Reply October 1, 2008 at 09:48
Started    October 16, 2006 at 18:24
Hello everyone, my cat had ear mites and was prescribed canaural, after giving the cat 5 drops as recommended, 30 seconds later my cat collapsed, i rushed it to the vet hospital and they worked on her for five hours resusitating her twice and she finally passed. I would never have given my cat this product if I knew that even one cat out there had a reaction like this. Has anyone else heard of this?

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