It is really getting old weeding through all the jabs at Sienna.
I don't want to tell you how to do your job , you all do very well.Thank you for that. But seriously, it needs to be stopped once and for all. I think alot of the others her agree.These are adults acting like children and it REALLY IS QUITE ANNOYING. Why is this allowed to continue? Now, before the bashing begins. I will not respond to any of you so bash away.
I dont copy and paste advice. It can take three years to housetrain a dog, I said certain dogs. Italian greyhounds are terrible to try and housebreak like dusty said. And, my friend has a pug that isn't housebroken fully and is two. The tylenol and benadryl accident was a mix up, im new to the states and it was a typo. I deleted the post once I realized what I had said. Get over it and stop harassing me online this is enough. If your such an adult you can move on. That's one respect I have for thelifeofriley.. she doesn't act like a 5 year old and spend her whole day on here bashing me. You need a life, I don't know how old you are, but you're certainly no adult.
i think the problem began over the giving out advice issue. i do see mericos point and i have to agree on that one. giving no advice is better than giving bad or harmful advice. you do seem to jump in alot of posts with advice that is not always good advice. i am very experienced when it comes to dogs. BUT , i am still learning things and dont give advice unless i have had experience or can provide links that are helpful. you said that you meant to say benedryl, but said tylenol by mistake. someone that is in a desperate situation and is here for help, could have easily ran to give the tylenol and ended up causing even more harm to an already distressed pet. this was pointed out to you very nicely in the beginning , yet you still continue to give out advice that is wrong. i think this is what annoys merico. if you are not sure, why reply ? its not fair to play guessing games with other peoples pets. it could cost them even more problems , maybe even ones with devastating results.
If you are not 100% sure about the advice you are giving, don't give any at all. People that come on here for help, new to the forum, don't know which of us are Vets/techs/experienced with animals, and which of us are just children.
Sienna, please don't consider this bashing but since you said you were new to the states and it was a typo, here in the states a typo is when you misspell a word like you would type tyelnol instead of tylenol, not typing a whole different name.Where are you from?
Are we still bringing up the whole Tylenol/Benadryl thing? It was a mistake, and she did what many others wouldn't have done...she corrected herself and has apologized more than enough times. Someone else posted in another thread that she should forgive her friend for taking her dog when she expressly told her not to, and that forgiveness is beautiful and so on. But then they brought up the whole Tylenol/Benadryl thing here again. What more is Sienna supposed to do? I was taught that when you truly forgive someone for something, it never gets brought up again, kinda like forgive and forget. It was a mistake, one that I can totally understand. And really, did it endanger someones dog? Anyone that would give their dog any type of drugs without the direction of the vet, even Benadryl, should not have one.
Many people on here have suggested putting Neosporin on their dog for a variety of reason. This is equally horrible advice, and not a mistake or mixup. If you get the wrong type of Neosporin, the Triple-Antibiotic type, one of the antibiotics are poisonous to dogs and cats, but the advice is still freely given.
And now its gotten so bad that every single post that Sienna makes is attacked. She starts her job properly tonight? I personally wouldn't have used the term properly, but I didn't grow up in England either. Yet, I completely understood the statement to mean that she starts the actual job tonight. And I'm not a brain surgeon.
But yet, Sienna is the one referred to as a "child" as if to be ashamed of it. There certainly is a lot of immaturity on this topic, but it sure as hell ain't on the part of Sienna. So, to the adults, grow up already!
I wasn't going to reply here, but after going back and reading some posts after being gone all day, well I just can't believe it. I agree with op, this is too much. I am a well educated adult and I would be upset if people were harrassing me and changing my words around and telling me how to live my life just because I wanted to vent. I am ashamed at how people treat others. Not just here but everywhere these days. We want out kids to grow up and be polite and respectful adults, but many (not all) adults don't even act this way anymore. As a 6th grade teacher I see it over and over and to have to see it on my summer break is really disgusting to me. There is a polite way to say someone is wrong, or you disagree, or whatever, and then there is the other way that is becoming way to prevalant in society. It's really too bad. Some of you I've seen on here for years and some just since I recently came back but I've never seen the regulars behave this way and personally I am embarrassed for you, even if you don't see it yourself. Take a step back and read what you are writing as if it were written to you and think how you would feel. I have a poster in my classroom it says " Respect is not having to agree on everything, but agreeing to disagree." I have pretty strict rules in my classroom about behavior and respecting each other's differences and opinions, sounds like it's needed here too.
Here, Here Debg. I myself was getting quite sick of it. I often leave the forum after reading so many bashing comments.
Sienna was RIGHT when she said some dogs can take up to 3 years to housebreak...I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE.
So she said Dusty instead of Rusty...OMG...let's hang her from the tallest tree. WHO CARES!
Oh wait, I should not have used OMG, it's not proper grammar.
Someone wants to be a breeder. Ok lets find fault with that. Someone bought a dog from a pet store. Chop off their head.
There are a lot of things said that can be taken wrong. If you come here to get information on medication for your dog then you are foolish. They say that Rimadyl, not sure if my spelling is right so don't shoot me, is fine for your dog. I know 2 that have died after they started using it. That's a prescribed drug by vets. Some say don't give your dog allergy meds. I give my dog Claritan-D. Every single circumstance is different. What can kill one dog may save another.
This is suppose to be a fun site to come to in order to see other dogs, helpful hints on housebreaking, maybe some information on foods, chit chat about how much we love our pets, etc. If you come here for veterinary care information then shame on you. I would never give my dogs an over the counter medication because I read it was ok on a some website. I would consult my vet.
It must be wonderful for some people to be so PERFECT that they can just sit around picking on or continually finding fault with someone else. I can't imagine myself feeling good about that, and if I did then I am one sorry example of a human being.
Several vets YEARS ago told me to give tylenol on several occasions. I have given it ON RARE OCCASION ever since, and has been fine for my dogs. I try not to medicate my dogs any more than I medicate myself or my children and guess what, nothing has ever killed anything. Asprin, Pepto, PEDIATRIC cough medicine, benadryl are all things I have given with caution and moderation. Sometimes if it is in the middle of the night and going to the vet isn't an option, you do what you can do to make your dog/horse/cat comfortable until morning. I guess not every one is capable of that, but I feel confident doing those things for NON-EMERGENCIES. By the way I have read that Asprin will kill a cat very quickly.
My yorkie ate at least 20 raisins that dropped on the floor, before I could get to her. Didn't kill her, didn't even make her sick, though I wouldn't recomend it. I had a shih tzu growing up that was a TERRIBLE chocolate stealer. She must have eaten POUNDS of it in her 17 year life.
The only medication that I ever seen kill an animal instantly was actually at a riding stable. The VET gave a horse pennicyllin and that poor thing dropped like a stone. She died before the vet could get the antidote.
Some people on here do pick, and don't let things go. There are ways to disagree with out attacking some one.
Isn't it Minnyar that says 'attack the post not the poster?' Or something like that? If some one doesn't like another person's post or advice then DON'T listen, particularly if other people are doubting it. There are some people on here that I definately listen to more than others. That's life, but I am not vicious or post stalk those I don't agree with.
Can't we all get along and play nice kiddies?
***Edited By: alicat1 on 7/15/2006 7:26:07 PM*** Reason: ad