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    Re: Is my dog sleep walking?

    To the OP: If you do in fact have a mouse you need to set a trap for,
    ANY bait will work. Cheese works just fine, as does peanut butter, bacon
    bits, or jelly. I've used them all at various times, excellent results.

    I want to add in addition to the advice against the glue traps, do not
    use any poisoned "bait". Not only could your dog ingest it, but it could
    also ingest the mouse after it has consumed the bait, both having dire
    consequences for the health of your pet. Not to mention if the mouse
    gets into the walls of your house and dies. That could involve quite a
    sum of money to get rid of the smell, ripping out walls and what have
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    Re: Is my dog sleep walking?

    I do live in the city, but i have a wooden lot behind me. And there are mice. I haven't seen any in the house though.

    I readwhat pita said about licking the dust. My dog has a very bad stomach and is always eating the grass outside. When he gets sick, it is a yellow color (sorry to be graphic). Also, right before he gets sick, he crys like he's in pain.

    I appreciate all your answers.

    Thank you,

    Robin

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    Re: Is my dog sleep walking?

    The yellow color is bile. When you say "bad stomach" what do you mean
    exactly?

    Some dogs need to be fed more frequent, smaller meals to avoid the
    bile barf problems. Try a good quality kibble and don't overfeed.

    Do you remove water at night at a certain time? If so, you might
    consider letting him have access even if it means more potty trips
    for you.

    How long has this been going on? And when was the last vet check?
    You really shouldn't let the poor guy cry in pain. It's quite possible
    something can be done...
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    Re: Is my dog sleep walking?

    Does your dog keep his food down, or just bring up bile? This could be so SO many things, your best bet is to get him to the vet and quickly. Something could be seriously wrong that could turn for the worse in a matter of hours. I'm thinking of all the things it could be, from an innasuception, (not sure of the spelling on that one) to something he got into, to liver or kidney disease or failure....so many things. Please, get your dog to the vet right away!! And let us know how things work out, would you please? Val and I hate hearing of pets suffering.
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    Re: Is my dog sleep walking?


    randall venturing into uncharted waters,
    'evening all. I hope someone can offer advice to us as my wife is beside herself with worry over the Lhasa Apso (8 years old) which she was given in a present by our next door neighbour - we have very, very good neighbours or else I would have managed to persuade my wife to get out of this house long ago.
    TOBY's brother lives next door and is called "Dudley"
    When we arrived back from our sojourn in Tamp on the 10th January he had a bare patch which looked like a crater on the moon on his right flank.
    The first vet we attended did nothing but give us ointments which did no good and took large fees.
    We went to a country vet and she gave him injections and ointment and we saw a difference within days.
    Oddly the hair that has grown back on the patch is jet black as the day he was born.
    But we cannot stop him from licking at it all the time and of course the hair comes out and bare skin appears.
    It would seem to me that he is suffering some intolerable itch or burning in that one area and we just do not know what else to do for him/
    In the cold weather his woolly coat stopped him from, getting at the spot. We have even tried that stuff you put on children's fingernails to stop them from biting them but nothing seems to work but a steady dose of steroids and even the vet does not want than to go on indefinitely.
    Hope someone can help.
    God Bless,
    randall

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    Re: Is my dog sleep walking?

    Randall, this is probably one of two things, although it could be something else entirely. But what you've described sounds to me like what we called "hot spots". It could also be a food allergy. For hot spots, there is a wash that your vet can get you along with a topical ointment, (I have to go look back in my old records to get the names for you). For a food allergy, you could try a fish and potato based diet. Eukanuba makes a very good one, but be sure, if you're going to change your dogs diet to do it gradually. A bit of the new food mixed with the old, gradually changing it to entirely the new food. And don't change your dogs diet without first consulting your vet, to be sure that this is actually the problem. Have they run allergy tests?
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    Re: Is my dog sleep walking?

    Quote Originally Posted by randall

    randall venturing into uncharted waters,
    'evening all. I hope someone can offer advice to us as my wife is beside herself with worry over the Lhasa Apso (8 years old) which she was given in a present by our next door neighbour - we have very, very good neighbours or else I would have managed to persuade my wife to get out of this house long ago.
    TOBY's brother lives next door and is called "Dudley"
    When we arrived back from our sojourn in Tamp on the 10th January he had a bare patch which looked like a crater on the moon on his right flank.
    The first vet we attended did nothing but give us ointments which did no good and took large fees.
    We went to a country vet and she gave him injections and ointment and we saw a difference within days.
    Oddly the hair that has grown back on the patch is jet black as the day he was born.
    But we cannot stop him from licking at it all the time and of course the hair comes out and bare skin appears.
    It would seem to me that he is suffering some intolerable itch or burning in that one area and we just do not know what else to do for him/
    In the cold weather his woolly coat stopped him from, getting at the spot. We have even tried that stuff you put on children's fingernails to stop them from biting them but nothing seems to work but a steady dose of steroids and even the vet does not want than to go on indefinitely.
    Hope someone can help.
    God Bless,
    randall
    Hiya Randall, i dont have as much experience as BR & Val but i also have a Lhaso Apso and my mum has her brother Charlie, Charlie is the same, he also has a patch that he cant leave alone, the vet says its similar to exzma (sp?) we use liverine paste on it, its similar to germoline in texture but without the smell, i buy it from the pet shop, its the only thing that stops the patch flaring up again.

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    Re: Is my dog sleep walking?

    It does sound like might be a hot spot. I wonder if he isn't licking at
    somewhere else, maybe between toes/feet? And are his ears okay? No
    flapping, head tilt to one side?

    Not sure what topically applied meds are available to you there in the
    UK but when BR gets a chance I'm sure she'll help with that, but Abbey
    does sound like she's got a good suggestion.

    The foods BR was talking about are called "Single Source Protein" and
    "Single Source Carb" foods. Basically it is a way to narrow down what
    your dog is eating to avoid allergies. Even if (maybe ESPECIALLY if!)
    your dog has been quite happy and well with a food for years, they
    can become sensitive to a particular ingredient. The usual likely culprit
    is corn. BR is right, the switch should be made slowly (avoids the poops!)
    and after you've completely switched over give it another couple weeks
    before you decide to keep the new food.

    If you can't get the Euke, Natural Balance makes a Potato and Duck
    Formula. At 8 years old I would also consider a Senior diet. My 13
    year old girl gets Bil-Jac Chicken and Oatmeal Senior Formula. Easy on
    the oldster's tummies.

    Having said all that, I'm going to give you a bit of a "home remedy"
    that works but has a couple of drawbacks. Wet a cotton ball with
    hydrogen peroxide and dab the spot thoroughly. This should be a ONE
    TIME application, since the hp can be cyto-toxic. (Kills cells) It is also
    a "bleach" and the black hair will turn rusty brown. (I know, happened
    to my black and red gsd!) Use an old towel underneath puppers and
    maybe on the kitchen floor, to avoid ruining carpets, etc. This might
    cause your dog to feel a little "tingle" but it does not have a bad
    sting like rubbing alcohol would.

    Once the spot seems to be healed, you might try an application of
    "Bag Balm" (dairy farmers use it on their cows) to soothe itchy dry
    skin.

    Good luck, and do report back and let us know how it goes.

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    Re: Is my dog sleep walking?


    randall again,
    Many, many thanks for all the posts sent to us on our dog's condition.
    We haven't had time to got the vet yet - some sixteen miles away - as I've said before we live in a rural area.
    However, I did try "GERMOLINE" cream today which contains a local anesthetic as well.
    He seem to be a bit more settled but I think that, as some of you said, he should be tested for allergies.
    The vet did offer to send us to a local skin specialist somewhere in Buchan but she didn't say where but I think we will go back and ask her for a referalll.
    Many thanks again.
    God bless.
    randall.

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    randall here with his thanks,
    Many, many thanks for all the replies and offers of advice to "TOBY" recently.
    I printed out some seven pages of A4 to my wife.
    On the more practical side we did stop his tinned food from Lidl that he has been using for many yeras along with a dried food from the same source - Lidl is a very cheap line of German supemarkets appearing all over Britsin and very popular among the "RICH" folk who queue up before eight in the morning before the old age pensioners can get there. Another group appearing is Aldi.
    I started sharing my srdine sandwiches with him and then gave him meals of sardine - he has always licked the tins anyway.
    My wife treated his sore with cream from the vet and then tried TreeTea Oil on the advice of a friend. I added Cod Liver oil and Halibut Liver Oil along with a rop of Virgin Olive Oil to various meals.
    The most obvious and rapid change was in his behaviour.
    He stopped running around the house rubbing himself against the chair and settee throws. Stopped making sudden and irritating snaps at various parts of the body and it certainly looks as if he is "cooling down"
    Anyway, sleet and snow are forecast tonight!
    I shall let you know how he progress and thank you all again most profusely for all your genuine interest and volumes of advice.
    Even my wife's friends who think I am a bit "queer" always "playing with a computer" are impressed at the rapid responce I received from all of you from all over the world in twentyfour hours.
    God Bless.
    randall.

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