Hi! I'm a new member here, been lurking on the board for almost a year! I love this board so I thought I'd finally join. Figured I had a few stories to share with you.
So, was wondering how many of you have Labs who hate getting their ears cleaned and their nails clipped? Buffy (yellow girl) has some yeast in her ear (a frequent thing) so I got out the cleaner and Otomax which I hid in my pocket, but when she saw the Kleenex, she ran to hide! It's pitiful!!! Even if I grab a tissue for myself, she goes out of the room quickly, ha ha! She is better with the nails being trimmed, as she likes to eat the clippings (GROSS!).
Also, a tech. question...any time I want to add a picture to the post, it should go through photobucket, right? You can't post directly from your computer?
Hi and welcome!!!! Cute dogs, love the photo you have for your siggy pic.
Yes, I believe you have to use a storage site such as photobucket (that's what I use) in order to add your pics. There were instructions in another post on how to post pics. I'll come back and edit this once I look at the forum titles, I can't recall right now which one it was.....
Edited to add: I think it's under the "Administration" heading, under Help Desk. I believe if you look on there, you'll find a post or posts dealing with photo posting.
Welcome to JL. I use imageshack.us to store my pictures. It's free and easy.
As to the yeast infections I found out with my last lab that they were caused by food allergies. Once I changed her food no more ear problems.
Murphy is my only dog who detests having his ears cleaned. His modus operandi is to throw himself on the floor; with the ear I am trying to clean closest to the floor. :
Recently, Riley (one of my other dogs) had an ear infection so, naturally, I was spending much more time fussing with his ears. I took the ear medicine out of the 'dog drawer' (for Riley) and Murphy, who recognized it for what it was, threw himself on the floor!
Welcome to the forum. Oh, and you are not alone in the lack-of-love for grooming. Shelby doesn't even liked to be brushed. I prefer the sneak attack when it comes to cleaning her ears -- first I hide the cleaner and cotton balls nearby. Then I get her to come and lay down beside me. Once I've got her in position, I spring it on her.
Welcome! And if you use any of the photo sites like photobucket, imageshack, etc. you should be fine. I use photobucket. But yeah pics have to be on those before you can post.
On the ear cleaning, Tal doesn't seem to mind that, and he tolerates getting his nails clipped. I hate doing it, but has to be done. Lots of times I chicken out and take him to the vet and let them do it... :-[