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Cuz they are pink with rhinestones?PageRob wrote:My dog hated his booties, for what its worth.
Ah... good advice. The time my dog lifted his leg over a cholla and I was without pliers is the closest we've ever been. We would both not like to repeat that.Alston Neal wrote:Also carry a Leatherman or something with pliers, great for cactus thorns.. ;)
What studies? Respectable peer reviewed studies, or internet B.S? There's a vet who posts on here who says that all such studies are merely anecdotal, and NOT PEER REVIEWED, and the reason people BELIEVE the vaccine worked because dog didn't die from the snakebite is actually because most dogs don't die from it anyway. So, they go around telling people that the vaccination worked, but they have no hard evidence. Most dogs just don't die from snakebites.PLC92084 wrote:Mine didn't like her booties, either (Yellow Lab...). She clomped around a little when I first put them on then just stood there til I took them off. The look of disgust (then relief) on her face was priceless... My current hiking partner (see avatar) crashes over and through everything if allowed to run amuck. I couldn't imagine taking her to AZ and letting her run loose; I'd become friends, immediately, with the local veterinarian ( soooooooo many prickly, biting, poisonous things out there...).
Big_load suggested snake-training. I second that and recommend rattle-snake vaccination as well. I've never had to test its efficacy but all the studies I've read indicate it helps reduce mortality and adverse affects (of course, keeping the dog away from the snake would do the same thing!).
Liz... You'd have hated the hike I went on Saturday! Of the seven people who went, I was the only one who didn't bring a dog (mine isn't used to doing 20 mile hikes, yet). I didn't feel guilty for leaving her at home; I knew it was better for everyone that I did... If I'm contemplating a hike with dogs, I try to match the folks with the activity... I realize not everyone loves them as much as I do.azbackpackr wrote:I like dogs well enough but hate it when I show up for a group event where 3 or 4 people have brought dogs