Riley, what the h*** is your problem? Usually I dont have much problem with you but you have been a real Brat lately.You must be PMSing or something,,,,might wanna check out the meds called sarafem.....
Take our attitude somewhere else and leave me alone.
I have not treated you that way.So why are ou treating me like that?
***Edited By: cockerlover on 1/7/2007 5:34:08 PM*** Reason: add
Cocker - Riley was asking for advice on how to prevent ear infections... your response was that he was probably not going to have his hearing when he gets older anyway.... then you added a "smiley" face at the end... while I don't think that your response was meant to come across as demeaning or unkind - it did. Just as I know that LOR never means to come across as unkind in some of her posts where she is very blunt about giving advice... but she sometimes does. Please just remember that how you intend for a post to come across doesn't mean that it's the way that it WILL come across.
Ash.... I now with schnauzers and other terriers that are prone to having ear problems.... we totally remove all of the hair on the inside of the ear... then use a ear wash (the kind that drys out the ear and doesnt make it feel greasy). I use the anamax (sp) with Stryder when his ears get red... and by the next day are already getting better.
I take mine to Petsmart now and they totally defur their ears. I think they use a powder to help... but they feel so much better. Plus the hair traps in all the bacteria and such.
My vet told me that if you use the same meds after a period of time... a dog can actually become immune to them so they stop working.
Have you noticed a difference of more or less infections with being on the raw? I remember him being infection free for awhile... can you think of anything that has changed? New cleaners... work done around the house, out in the yard, etc?
But I think getting the thyroid and possibly new allergy test (maybe from someone one to see if they match?). A friend of mine has a lab that has allergies too... and I think she gives her cortisone shots?? I cant really remember...
I keep reading it over and over again, and just can't seem to find the apparent rudeness in cocklovers posts. I actually found them to be helpful. It is true, if riley continues with his ear infections, he will most likely lose some or all of his hearing at some time in his life. I've had chronic ear infections since I was 14 and I know my hearing isn't right. With that said, it would be a good idea to teach him hand signals NOW while he does still have all his hearing, if you are not doing so already. Duh! To me, the smiley face seemed like a friendly, supportive gesture.
LOR, I know you've said it before on here, but you come on here asking over and over again for advice. What do you expect to get? You got advice, suggestions and some harsh truth accompanied by advice. You take the good with the bad. Follow your own advice, and grow up! Cuz as I can see it, I agree with post #21.
I didn't ask about his hearing. It was rude. You're the only one that didn't think it was and I've asked quite a few other people they all agreed. But whatever, I already know cockerlovers level of maturity and the care her animals get.
I got the advice I needed, so thank you to those that did reply!
Mere ~ he is about due to have his fur shaved around his ears. Will get that done too to see if it helps. His ears seemed fine for a while on raw diet but then they got bad again. Which leads me to believe he may have a new food allergy to something he's eating.
You asked about his ears...what do ears do? They hear! Or in rileys case, they may not in the future. :) My god, you act like a two-year old sometimes! But yet, you're the first one to call someone immature, when you're a kid yourself.
Riley Im sorry you took it that way.It wasnt intended like that.I was just saying that Riley is young and can hear now...so why not teach hand signals now?
There are alot of things I dont ask for but I get them anyway......like your rude opinion of the care of my animals.You have not seen them in person,,,,nor do you have proof of mistreatment.Get your facts straight before you go and run your mouth.Funny how the only people that think I treat my animals bad are peoplethat are on the computer and do not know me.
I have no idea why you get offended so easily....you need to get your panties out of knot.
Part of "maturity" calls for being able to apologize, and able to accept an apology gracefully...NOT continuing the finger-pointing. Seems you have some stuff to work on before you spout off calling someone immature again. :)
Whatever Riley,,,,Tacky or not you use them also.lol
Son,I gave her advice before that post,,,that one surgery may make him loose his hearing.That is why I responded like I did. :) I have had a nearly deaf dog before and had to teach him hand signals.It was hard since he was already hard of hearing and old.He was a spaniel and it was from chronic ear infections...i have already been down this road and know what to expect.
im trying to make this more clear
***Edited By: cockerlover on 1/7/2007 5:49:44 PM*** Reason: add
I hope Riley feels better, I am sorry that the options are so limited.
cocker, I probably would have gotten mad too if my dog had ongoing issues, I came here to vent, and I got a response like that with a smiley to boot.
sonjavon normally tends to stay neutral but the fact that she even understood how that may have been taken the wrong way, speaks volumes in my opinion.
This may be the time to interject the word "brat" a few times in place of the cuss bombs you are dropping.
Did you ever think someone may be stressed out because a beloved pet is going through hell and it seems you can't do much to help? Having a cocker with issues, I would think you would be understanding...
Again, Ashley, I hope there is comfort and peace in the near future for poor Riley boy!
Riley, our moose has chronic ear infections. or did. I used Para-yeast...by phd products. Google phd products, and look at para yeast. it was recommended by a vet. It's herbal, but it is strong, and works great. 35.00 a bottle. It also cleanses the gi tract and deworms. I give it to moose every 6 mos, for 1 mos.
Pope,I was understanding.I was just telling her the harsh truth.That was all.I didnt put the smiley after I said he will probably loose his hearing.I put after i told her she might try to teach him hand signals if she wasnt already doing that.
The posts I gave her before that one were not mean or anything.I suggested things and asked questions.
***Edited By: cockerlover on 1/7/2007 5:29:38 PM*** Reason: add
Mafia, It would be much quieter also with you not here.I have every right to be here as you do so get used to it.Im never rude unless you are rude first.
Would you guys like me to sugarcoat everything and say "oh no, Riley has no chance of going deaf" "dont worry about it"???? ya that isnt going to happen,,,,You guys must really read deep into posts to notice a smiley.I didnt even say it after the part of him going deaf.I put the smiley after I was talking about teaching him hands signals IF she hadnt done so already.
BTW, you "defur" them by putting a powder in their ears,massaging it,and then ou pluck out all the hair inside the ear.The powder loosens up the skin os it doesnt hurt as bad
***Edited By: cockerlover on 1/7/2007 5:41:37 PM*** Reason: add
Ok I know we’re supposed to drop the deafness talk, but I have comment on what cockerlover said about them being hard to train. I have worked with special needs dogs for over a decade and own two deafies right now and it makes me a mad when people spread myths like that about them. Giving out false statements like that and others makes it even harder for them to find the homes they deserve. They are not hard to train .They learn exactly the same as a hearing dog except you talk with your hands and not your mouth.
Well I understand that you were trying to help, but do you understand how it was inappropriate due to the subject matter?
On the Internet, you have to be way more careful in the way you interact with people. I get accused of being mean probably 5x's a week, when in actuality, I am just being me. Trust me, no one here would want to see me "mad".
This is constructive criticism from people who are usually, AT LEAST 10 years your seniors.. When you make an apology, just offer the apology and that is that. Best to quit while you are ahead, especially if you find yourself getting defensive and nasty.
The important thing is if you've apologised. The apology is acknowledging the fact that you've upset the other person and genuinely feeling bad because that was not your intention.