First, she's like, oh, I'm going to get Chinese Crested and breed them so I can make money. Trust me, I have gotten in a HUGE amount of arguments on that with her, then she goes, this puppy is soo ugly how come it did that..hmm, crappy bloodlines? She got all of her dogs from byb's. Well now, she said "What would cause a dog's nipple to be infected"..Well HELL if I know, I never had that issue, call a vet and ask. "You know them they'll say bring her in and we'll look". Well, dumb*ass (excuse the language) something on her body is infected if it ends up being really bad I can only imagine the worst case scenario of her dieing. So, I'm not going to tell her anything, but, anyone know why this infection would occur? I've never had this problem nor have I ever heard of it, any ideas? GAH, I'm seriously on wits end with this woman...I hate how I'm related to her...*angrily stomps off*...
O yea, I agree, I'm sorry if anyone's offended, there's so much thats gone "into" this relationship, I really..I cannot ever respect her husband and when I'm not ticked off at her I still can't respect her totally.
monkey, thank you. When we're on a good day, I can respect her almost fully, but not 100%, because everythings that ever happened floods back to me. I'm trying to find causes online but no luck yet. : I have never heard of this on a dog, a cow yes, but not a dog.
Nicoolx2, sorry your mom is one of those people who is into breeding dogs for money, without knowing a single thing about them. It's hard for you as a kid to educate your mother (I'm assuming that you're not that old),the best thing you can do is educate yourself well, and then try to influence your mom. Look on the web at all the puppy mills, and read lots of books.Try going to a shelter, and just looking at all the poor animals that have ended up in there. A nipple infection could be due to many things. Is it red and inflamed, or is it oozing? Has the dog had puppies lately? She could have mastitis, or any other # of conditions. You said the key word- BYB. These people are famous for not giving proper medical attention to their dogs, because they are in it for the sole purpose of making money. They don't spend money on vets. I hope you learn lots about dogs, and don't fall into the same thing that your mom is doing.The dog needs medical attention, thats the bottom line. I'm not trying to be mean to you, either.
Pen, thank you. I'm not that old, but I don't live with her either, I'm actually 12 hours away, so I don't know how bad it is. So far, its only reddened and if you squeeze it you can tell its infected inside. I looked up Mastitus but I don't think thats it, unless dogs could get it when they haven't had a litter, as far as I know she has not. I would like to get involved with breeding, but I also want to rescue/foster. I agree that the dog needs medical attention, only medication is going to get the infection to go away. I'm just confused as to how a dog can get a nipple infection when she's not even pregnant let alone has never had a litter.
Could be Mastitis, could be a Mammary tumor. Could be alot of different things, that only a vet can properly diagnose. Maybe you could pursuade your mother to take the dog to the vet, or allow you to do it. She really needs to be seen as soon as possible, before it developes into a life threatening situation. I hope that you really do not hate your mother, Being upset is one thing , but hate is a bad thing for you to harbor inside. It will only end up causing emotional damage to yourself. You have no control over what your mother does. You are not responsible for what she does. BUT, she is your mother and good or bad,the only one you have.
If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail.
definetly tell your mother to take that doggy in, my neighbor had a beatifull black labrador retriever, she had a litter of pups one time (accidentally....supposedly) one of her nipples got infected and my neighbor thought nothing of it....six months down the the road her dog developed breast cancer another six months and the dog had to be pts.
Dusty is right, When you hate your mom is affects you a lot more then you would think. If you ever need to talk mother talk, or just want to talk you can PM me.
I want to breed dogs too but I dont because I dont know enough about it and I dont think I could handle half of the things i have learned about. i can be a very emo person, it takes a lot of long term picking and puching to get me mad, but bringing me to tears is easy when it comes to animals. Anytime someone on here says there dog died I start crying. I though about opening a rescue but I dont know if I could handle that eather, id probly cry everytime one was adopted, one came in, if one had to be PTS, one didnt look healthy, Ect.
if she wont take the dog to the vet maby you can. if its a money problem some vets offer specal credit cards that can only be used at vets and carry a very low intrest rate, they are easy to get too. One vet told me everyone who applyed at there office got accepted. That could be a great thing to have for just in case.
I'm gonna trade this life for fortune and fame I'd even cut my hair and change my name
I'll try to persuade her to take her dog in, I've taken their dogs in my myself, but normally its just for yearly vaccinations, and since I moved I'm not able to do that and now all but one of their dogs is behind. The only reason the one isn't behind is because my youngest brother, bless him I love him soo much, is such an amazing owner, I would actually say he's better than me, or just as good, for him being a minor, he is soo responsible. If I post again, or about the dog, its because I got through, or, she came down and I took the dog in myself. I know hatred really eats up at you, I would know. :P I honestly supress it, ignore everything, talking to her doesn't help, I've written so she needs to "listen" and hopefully it registers, that doesn't really help either. So, unless she does something that angers me, I just try to get along. Now with her husband, forget it. She'll probably hate me forever and never talk to me again because when I have my wedding he is not allowed to come, what he has done is unforgivable. So, hopefully my mom can see why I don't want him there and just comes to it with my brothers anyway. I hope, we'll see when it happens I guess. I'm going to talk to her again really soon, try to get her to take her in. Also, I'm looking up something thats happening with me, and its either I have a tumor, breast cancer, or its a result of me taking this drug, and no its not illegal. :P So now I'm halfway worried about that as well. lol. Thought I'd throw that in there. :P I'm off to "persuade", or try to, atleast.
nicoolx2, how long is it that you've been to your mom's place, and are you sure she has'nt had a litter. Do you know if your mom bought her as a pup, or lately, as an adult? If she has mastitis, she is in serious trouble; so you must get her to the vet.
I'm pretty positive this girl hasn't had a litter, her other two females she has just did, I know about it I have pictures of them, I'm pretty sure she would have told me about this girl, except, when I asked there wasn't a reply, so I'm not sure. Yes, she has had her since she was a puppy. I know I want her to go to the vet, if she was here with me or if my mom was just closer I would take care of it, but 12 hours is a little out of the driving range to take care of someone else's animal. I haven't talked to her since after I told her the first time to take her to a vet, obviously I didn't give good home remedy advice ;). I'm going to ask my brother if anything happened, otherwise, hopefully I'll talk to her tomorrow.
Also, this is a silly question. I read about mastitis, it never said if left untreated the animal will die, I'm assuming she would, wouldn't she? Or would she just have a gaping hole in her belly from it. I swear, if she refuses this animal medical attention...I'm on my last straws with her...If she was my dog she would have been in the vet the second I noticed it.
nicoolx2, if the dog has mastitis, and it is left untreated, the infection can become systemic, meaning it travels from the breast through the dog's whole body. It will cause high fever, loss of appetite, shock, and sepsis, which means the dog's body is poisoned throughout.This could easily kill the dog. The dog must receive antibiotics, must be kept very clean, fed well, and if she has puppies their little nails must be kept trimmed. That's if she has puppies. It would be nice to know what's really going on, would'nt it? When you find out, let us know.
Pen, I know what'll happen if this goes untreated. I'm 12 hours away, jobless, I'm not driving up there just to take a dog to the vet. Now, supposidely, she is going to the vet, but we'll see, it'll have to wait until Monday, my mom doesn't do emergency vets. I'm going to ask one of my brothers to see if she actually went to the vet, I talked to my brother about it, maybe he told her what I said. I'll let you know what happens Monday, or this week, definitely.
Get somewhere and if you need to get in front of a mirror. Now lift up your shirt and look real closely at that little indention in the middle of your stomach call a belly button. You were attached to your mother at that point for nine months. During that time she ate for you, she pooped for you, she breathed for you.... you get the idea.
I don't care what kind of person your mother turned out to be....she gave you life. For that reason alone you owe her respect. I'm not talking about a "feeling". I'm talking about an act.
Blue Dixie, I understand that, but there's way too much thats gone into play with our relationship that I can't completely respect her, I just ignore whats happened and make the best of it. Pen, sorry, I forgot, but I've looked a lot of it up too so I basically read everything you told me, lol, sorry though.
BlueDixie, respect isn't free, it is earned. Regardless of who the person is in relationship, including mothers.
Not only that, you have no idea what the circumstances are here between this daugther and her mother. People have the right to feel the way they feel. If someone feels this way about their own mother, then obviously there is a lot of history.
"At least the war on the middle class is going well"
I can understand that some relationships just dont work, even mother-daughter. From my own experience, i was not close to my mother. I was beaten with extension cords or whatever my mother could find to use. I became a very stubborn person and as i got older , i stood up to her abuse. She would slap me in the face over and over to get me to cry and i held it, because i did not want to give her the satisfaction of knowing she broke me down. Once i was old enough to get out, i did. I rarely went around my parents or any of the family get togethers, and when i did go i never stayed long and avoided my mom.
recently my dad had a stroke and my mom has alzheimers, so me, and my sisters have been taking turns staying with them. At first my mom told my sisters that she didnt want me there. She didnt have a choice and neither did i, she could not be left alone when my dad was still a little out of it. Its strange how things work out. I was the only one that treated her good and now i am the only one that she wants there. She knows how she treated me was wrong, and she told my sisters that she never realized what a beautiful person i really was, and she is so sorry that she drove me away and she missed so much of my life.
Well i have forgiven her and put it behind me. Its like a big weight was lifted off my shoulders. I cant change the past, but i can work on building the relationship that we missed. My sisters dont want to even deal with her and they are the ones that she coddled and spoiled on. Now the black sheep is the only one that is really there for her. Sorry to go on and on. I just want you to see that everyone makes mistakes, parents included. Its how WE choose to deal with it. We can let it continue to eat away at us, or we can forgive, put it behind us, and move on.
If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail.