I've very sorry to hear about your dog. I know how hearbreaking this can be.
Unconsciousness would come faster depending on how much blood was being lost and how quickly, but blood loss can cause some dulling of the senses even before unconsciousness comes. If he was in a lot of discomfort, the bark collar wouldn't have overridden his ability to bark. His need to bark would have overcome the correction, in my opinion. I think it's likely that he went quickly. You can also tell a bit by body position. If he was curled up or lying down when it happened, without a lot of signs of struggle, it's likely that he wasn't suffering too badly.
Thank you! I really appreciate your detailed, thoughtful response. I know it's a little off topic, but there have been official topics from the editors that inluded such discussion questions as "do you let your pet sleep on your bed?" so I figured it wasn't too far afield.
I'll save this information. Every cat who has ever owned me, save one, has been a rescue. Mouse found her way to me and she's so wonderufl and special that I'm glad there's a breeder's association that specialises in breeding cats that sound a lot like her.
The diarrhea may not have had anything to do with the Rescue Remedy. The pup could have gotten diarrhea from stress, an unrelated illness, or a change in food. If he's active and fairly happy otherwise, you might want to watch him and only call the vet if it gets worse. As long as he's eating and drinking normally it's not such a concernt. Check for signs of parasites and watch for any changes to his food. Feed a bland diet (like chicken and rice) for a day or two and see how he does.View Thread
Your cat looks a lot like mine. Mine is also calico, with about the same color eyes and the same length of fur. I was wondering, was yours a particular breed, or mixed breed? She's absolutely lovely. My calico started out life as a near-to-stray so I don't know much about her lineage. Someday, hopefully many years down the road, I'd like a better chance of finding a kitten like her.View Thread
It depends on what type of cancer it is and what the vet thinks. There isn't much advice we can give you before we know more, and when you know more, your vet will have a treatment plan or at least advice to give.
I hope things turn out okay for your kitty. For now, love her, give her good supportive nutrition and plenty of pettings. My thoughts will be with you.View Thread
I would be worried too. Parvovirus can be really nasty. Follow the directions from your vet, but you are right, he needs calories to help his body fight the infection. If he's still drinking, perhaps try him on some homemade unsalted chicken broth. Even a little sugar water. Stay away from milk or cheese, but keep him hydrated try to get at least something down him. Also, call your vet back for suggestions.View Thread
Tips to get rid of urine smell. A lot depends on whether you can move the rug or not. If you can't move the rug, I've heard some peole have had luck with vinegar. I've had good luck with enzymatic cleaners, there's a pretty cheap one you can get at pet stores.
If you can move the rug, you could try a baking soda paste, and afterwards let it sit out in the sun for a day. That can help knick down odors.View Thread
Diatomaceous earth sprinkled in your carpet will help dry out the fleas and kill the eggs. You could use some of that herbal flea spray in her bedding and on her clothes, the kind made with oil from marigolds. That should be gentle enough. Don't forget to wash all the bedding on hot, and you may want to put some kind of plastic slipcover on the mattress so that any fleas hiding in there can't get out. And you might want to feed her garlic, sometimes it can make people less tasty to bugs, but it depends on the bug.