Comments for Shiba Shake https://shibashake.com/dog Dog Tips, Care & Training Wed, 22 May 2019 19:26:07 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Comment on How to Deal with Bad Dog Behavior by shibashake https://shibashake.com/dog/how-to-deal-with-bad-dog-behavior#comment-858945 Wed, 22 May 2019 19:26:07 +0000 http://shibashake.com/dog/?p=12267#comment-858945 That sounds a lot like separation anxiety. For some dogs, it can be extreme. There are many articles and books about this, and I would consider getting a positive based trainer, especially one with Shiba experience, to help with this. I did desensitization exercises with my Shiba when he was very young to get him accustomed to alone time. He is ok with it as long as it is according to a fixed routine. When it is out of routine, he still gets a bit stressed.
https://shibashake.com/dog/separation-anxiety-dog-why-how-reduce-dog-stress#desensitize

I also set up a safe play-pen space for my Shiba when he is alone so he can’t run around and cause damage to himself. He has some arthritis now, so I don’t want him jumping and running around too much. I connect together multiple play-pens so it is a large but safe space. Some dogs may do better with a larger space compared with a crate, but it is something that I would test on for very short periods of time at first. Desensitization is also very helpful for a pup to get used to a crate or play-pen.

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Comment on How to Deal with Bad Dog Behavior by Mel https://shibashake.com/dog/how-to-deal-with-bad-dog-behavior#comment-858905 Wed, 22 May 2019 05:47:53 +0000 http://shibashake.com/dog/?p=12267#comment-858905 Hello,

I have a one-year-old Shiba that I have owned for four months. I work from home 3x days a week and go into the office 2x a week. On one of the days I go into the office I take him to doggy daycare and the other day I leave him at home and a dog walker will take him. On the days I leave him at home for the dog walker, he destroys the house until she arrives. Even when I leave nothing of mine around and provide chew toys and treats he still finds something of mine to destroy. I’ve tried to leave him at home for one to two hours in the evening and the same result. I’m having a hard time not being able to leave him alone at all as I have errands, work and things I need to get done and can’t afford doggy daycare every single time. I tried crate training and that did not go well. He chewed through the bars and did the Shiba scream and whining the entire time I was away. I know he requires exercise and mental stimulation but he destroys the house even on the days that I provide this. He simply refuses to be left alone, any recommendations?

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Comment on My Dog Was Bitten by a Rattlesnake! by shibashake https://shibashake.com/dog/my-dog-was-bitten-by-a-rattlesnake#comment-858891 Wed, 22 May 2019 01:57:01 +0000 http://shibashake.com/dog/?p=9009#comment-858891 Thank you for letting us know what happened. Glad to hear that Achak is home. Give him a big hug from me.

Yeah, I know all about crazy vet bills. Even though we didn’t do the antivenom, our bill was also really high because Shania stayed over for several days for observation. She didn’t want to eat the first couple of days, so they wanted to keep her until she started eating again. I am currently doing the rattlesnake vaccine with my other Sibe. It is supposed to reduce the effects of the poison some (not fully, so emergency visit is still necessary). But the hope is that it will increase chances of recovery.

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Comment on My Dog Was Bitten by a Rattlesnake! by Betty https://shibashake.com/dog/my-dog-was-bitten-by-a-rattlesnake#comment-858878 Tue, 21 May 2019 21:28:01 +0000 http://shibashake.com/dog/?p=9009#comment-858878 Thank you so much for your prayers. We had a bunch of people praying for Achak (pronounced ah-chahk), even the vet staff prayed for him. It took 6 units of serum @ $560 per unit for the first 5, and the 6th unit came from a vet across town who uses a different brand of serum which costs $805.19 per unit. So, I paid a total of $3,605.19 for the Antivenin. The 5 blood tests “PT/aPTT” totaled $498.75. The grand total for the billing was $5,056.73.
He was admitted on Saturday, 5/18/19 at 6:45 PM.
He was released to come home on Sunday, 5/19/19 at 7:30 PM.
On Monday, 5/20/19 he saw his regular vet, who told me “Achak is still not out of the woods yet, he could still die. He still has a lot of venom in his body and it is still having the anticoagulating effects.” His left eyeball was not visible, his inner eyelid could not move because there was so much swelling. All I can see is the bloodshot white of the eye.
His vet gave me a tube of antibiotic for his eye (administer 4 X per day). That antibiotic was “Vetropolycin” which is bacitracin-neomycin-polymyxin and cost $25.06 for 1/8 oz tube. I have sticker shock over these medications. Today (Tuesday 5/21/19) both vets have called to check on Achak. Tomorrow I will be taking him back to see his regular vet. I am hoping and praying the best for his eye.

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Comment on Siberian Husky Facts by Jean https://shibashake.com/dog/siberian-husky-facts/comment-page-6#comment-858758 Mon, 20 May 2019 09:08:35 +0000 http://www.shibashake.com/dog/siberian-husky-before-buying-a-siberian-husky-puppy#comment-858758 Hi , we have a 6 months male Siberian husky , my brother is the alpha , as for me when he see me he lay on his back and as i start to cuddle him he stays calm and then he tries to bite me in a jumpy way , is there any explanation for his behavior
Thx

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Comment on My Dog Was Bitten by a Rattlesnake! by shibashake https://shibashake.com/dog/my-dog-was-bitten-by-a-rattlesnake#comment-858734 Sun, 19 May 2019 22:25:59 +0000 http://shibashake.com/dog/?p=9009#comment-858734 I am so sorry to hear this Betty. Our prayers are with you and your brave boy.

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Comment on My Dog Was Bitten by a Rattlesnake! by Betty https://shibashake.com/dog/my-dog-was-bitten-by-a-rattlesnake#comment-858689 Sun, 19 May 2019 07:05:42 +0000 http://shibashake.com/dog/?p=9009#comment-858689 Northeast Florida here. Today my 75 pound Husky/GSD bitten by 7+ foot Diamondback Rattlesnake — on my back patio. There is about 20 acres of woods on one side of us, and all the rest around us is subdivisions and plenty of traffic.
We got him to the pet emergency within 45 minutes of the bite to the face (cheek). By then his face was swollen twice its size. They gave him 2 units of anti-venom within an hour after we got there (they had to thaw it out first). Each unit costs $500. You have to pay first. After an hour, they tested (2 tests); he was worse on one test, a tad better on the other test. Then they gave him 2 more units. Tests again in another hour. Basically same results. They gave him a 5th unit (their last on hand). Called another emergency vet on the other side of town for another unit, and sent a runner to get it. It is now 3 AM and I am awaiting results from the next round of tests. They tell me my dogs eyes are swollen shut and his face is now horridly swollen. He has about a 50/50 chance to survive. We have a lot of people praying for him and the vet said they are all also praying for him. They said that if he has to have any more units, he will have to be transferred to the other emergency vet.

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Comment on Why We Don’t Walk Our Dogs by Nikki https://shibashake.com/dog/why-we-dont-walk-our-dogs#comment-858431 Wed, 15 May 2019 15:38:31 +0000 http://shibashake.com/dog/?p=4356#comment-858431 Hey, I was wondering how much exercise Sephy got when he was a puppy. Unintentionally we end up exercising our 14 week old Shiba about 2 hours a day, some days even more.

We would come out for toilet breaks and if he sees one of his puppy friends, they end up playing for like 45 minutes and I have to take him away after that. When I do take him away, a lot of the time he doesn’t want to come back home so we have to entice him back with treats. I’ve been reading that some puppies his age shouldn’t get so much exercise as it can damage their joints. Is this the case with shibas too?

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Comment on What Does Your Dog Smell Like? by Susan https://shibashake.com/dog/what-does-your-dog-smell-like#comment-858315 Tue, 14 May 2019 00:07:05 +0000 http://shibashake.com/shibainublog/?p=126#comment-858315 OK. I think think I have something here that adds a new dimension… Perhaps a dog smell runs in a family. I have had Shelties in my life for 35 years. Sometimes three at a time (yahoo!!! Best fun!) All had dog smell until this one…Biko. Sweet, cinnamon, ginger, big-time nutmeg, pepper and chili; an all-over clove cigarette smell with extra. Probably not so unusual. He has it all over, not just his ears or butt. The big surprise is that his full brother, Duffy, has the same smell. Comes on strong when they are wet. Big spicy smell with two wet dogs. Fun!

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Comment on Best Dog Toys – Interactive Food Toys by Cindy https://shibashake.com/dog/best-dog-toys#comment-856812 Fri, 26 Apr 2019 02:57:47 +0000 http://shibashake.com/shibainublog/?page_id=486#comment-856812 Our Shiba did that too! We figured out it was when she had to poop and wanted to eat the treat badly, but didn’t have room in her belly for it. So she would cry and walk around with it. We would take it away, take her out for a walk, she would poop and then upon returning, we give it to her and she eats it!

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