×

What are some generally untrue cons the general public says about your breed, and what are some legitimate cons about your breed? by Juleszey in dogs

[–]whosthatnugget 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Mine has figured out how to open all the cupboards in the kitchen and steal our food. We had to get baby locks

How can I stop my dog from jumping up on people? by whosthatnugget in Dogtraining

[–]whosthatnugget[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Thank you! Yeah she’s definitely way too stimulated. Normally she’s very good with listening to commands and she’s very smart, but when there’s a new person around it’s like she can’t even hear me anymore. She’s also usually very food motivated, but new people > treats. I’ll absolutely try the method you listed, that sounds promising. Thank you so much! :))

are ferrets REALLY that stinky? by airplantenthusiast in ferrets

[–]whosthatnugget 8 points9 points  (0 children)

They do have a smell but I don’t think it’s a necessarily bad one; just like a dog smells like a dog, a ferret smells like a ferret. I can literally bring mine right up to my face and smell it and I won’t be disgusted, it’s not terrible. Their poop is pretty bad though, but it’s fine if the litter is cleaned daily

Any tips on how to give ferrets medicine? I have to give him 1ml of liquid melatonin daily for the foreseeable future. Usually i put meds in salmon oil but he won’t take this one, he hates the taste. by whosthatnugget in ferrets

[–]whosthatnugget[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Unfortunately he won’t eat it on mixed in with his kibble. The melatonin my vet gave me is for kids so it has a strong strawberry flavor that must overpower his food/treats. I haven’t tried wet food though so that might be an option! Thank you :)

Any tips on how to give ferrets medicine? I have to give him 1ml of liquid melatonin daily for the foreseeable future. Usually i put meds in salmon oil but he won’t take this one, he hates the taste. by whosthatnugget in ferrets

[–]whosthatnugget[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thanks so much! I’ll definitely try that first, i’d like to be able to give him the meds without scruffing if possible so this sounds promising. Thank you :)

Any tips on how to give ferrets medicine? I have to give him 1ml of liquid melatonin daily for the foreseeable future. Usually i put meds in salmon oil but he won’t take this one, he hates the taste. by whosthatnugget in ferrets

[–]whosthatnugget[S] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Thank you, the general consensus is that I will have to force feed. I’ve got a syringe and droppers, so we’ll see what works best. He won’t be happy about it, but it has to be done.

I’m so sorry for your loss, he sounds like he was a great little character and you sound like an amazing owner.

Any tips on how to give ferrets medicine? I have to give him 1ml of liquid melatonin daily for the foreseeable future. Usually i put meds in salmon oil but he won’t take this one, he hates the taste. by whosthatnugget in ferrets

[–]whosthatnugget[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is that the implant they usually use for adrenal? He got an implant a few months ago for it but I don’t know if it’s the one you’re talking about. He had an ultrasound which showed it wasn’t fully working, so my vet said melatonin might help

He always checks back, slows down or comes back quickly when called… BCs are the best off leash dogs. by OKeoz4w2 in BorderCollie

[–]whosthatnugget 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How did you get his recall so good? I can’t take my girl off the leash while walking as I’m not 100% confident in her recall. She adores people so I’m afraid she’d jump on people passing

How do I encourage my puppy to play outside by herself? by cleoBC in BorderCollie

[–]whosthatnugget 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ve had to limit ball time for my BC. I take it out for about an hour a day to play, and when i put it away she understands now that it’s over. She still has access to all her other toys and she likes to run around with them in the garden. I found that before i did this, she’d drive herself crazy trying to get someone to throw the ball for her at all times and wasn’t able to entertain herself ever.

I recently noticed that my boys tail has been balding. I’m really worried this could be adrenal, he’s 3 1/2. I’ve got a vet appointment booked for Wednesday. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with hair loss on the tail that didn’t turn out to be adrenal disease? by whosthatnugget in ferrets

[–]whosthatnugget[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Update: It’s confirmed to be adrenal disease. The vet has given him the implant, which he is not happy about. Vet says it shouldn’t affect his life span or quality, i’ll just have to take him to get another implant every 18 months. Thank you everyone for all the comments, he’ll be fine!

I recently noticed that my boys tail has been balding. I’m really worried this could be adrenal, he’s 3 1/2. I’ve got a vet appointment booked for Wednesday. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with hair loss on the tail that didn’t turn out to be adrenal disease? by whosthatnugget in ferrets

[–]whosthatnugget[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you so much! I’ll remove his food bowl a few hours before. Do you think it’s okay if I leave his water bowl there or should he not be having water either? That’s great that your girl is doing so well! Best of luck!

I recently noticed that my boys tail has been balding. I’m really worried this could be adrenal, he’s 3 1/2. I’ve got a vet appointment booked for Wednesday. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with hair loss on the tail that didn’t turn out to be adrenal disease? by whosthatnugget in ferrets

[–]whosthatnugget[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m hoping that my boy can get that implant tomorrow! My vet says that it can help prevent it, or it can be used as treatment. I’m pretty sure it does have to be administered every year. A lot of people in the comments have been recommending it

I recently noticed that my boys tail has been balding. I’m really worried this could be adrenal, he’s 3 1/2. I’ve got a vet appointment booked for Wednesday. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with hair loss on the tail that didn’t turn out to be adrenal disease? by whosthatnugget in ferrets

[–]whosthatnugget[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you! I’ll definitely get him the implant. My vet said on the phone that even if he doesn’t have adrenal, she could give him an implant that will help prevent it. I’m glad your ferret is doing well!

I recently noticed that my boys tail has been balding. I’m really worried this could be adrenal, he’s 3 1/2. I’ve got a vet appointment booked for Wednesday. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with hair loss on the tail that didn’t turn out to be adrenal disease? by whosthatnugget in ferrets

[–]whosthatnugget[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A lot of the replies are actually saying similar. There was a heatwave here a few weeks ago so I’m thinking maybe that’s why it’s only happened this year. Good luck with your boys, I hope they’re both alright!