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could anyone post this on their Facebook, or whatever they have for media. It is for Lucy (my beagle) She is totally blind from cataracts in both eyes. She can get surgery, but, it cost $1000.00 per eye. Even if I got one eye done, it is better than nothing at all.
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Intact prairie dog

Postby Yatzee » Wed May 15, 2019 7:44 pm

Watson is almost 5 years old. When I rescued him, he was about 8 months old so, I didn't bother neutering him. From what I read, it didn't matter at that point.
Well, he stinks. I bathe him but, the very next day, he smells the same. I wash his bedding every 2 days.
He isn't caged. He wonders around with the cats because they all grew up together. I can't get him to eat anything except cat food because that's what the previous owners fed him. They bought him as a baby and kept him in a small rabbit cage. When the cuteness wore off they stopped paying attention to him and just threw food in the cage.
He has chewed some of the base boards in the house. I bring branches in from outside for him and the squirrel. He doesn't pay too much attention to them. What can I give him to chew on so that he won't chew baseboards? I tried those brick red chewable houses at petsmart. He won't touch them.
For the smell, I tried giving him fresh step kitty litter because, he is always in the litter boxes. I figured some of the smell would lessen if he sat in the boxes. Nope.
His butt area is always wet and sticky. And stinky. I still wash him because I don't want him to develope an infection or anything.
Also, his testicles used to be visible and now they are not. Is that normal?
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Re: Intact prairie dog

Postby pat » Thu May 16, 2019 9:36 am

I don't know much about prairie dogs. I think neutering is possible at his age. if praire dogs are like most animals, it takes a few+ months for the brain to catch up. I did read a little about prairie dogs. some intact animals will throw off odors.

as for something to chew on, how about raw hide bones? sam's club sells the large ones. I would think other stores also sell them.
here is some other things:
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Re: Intact prairie dog

Postby TamanduaGirl » Fri May 17, 2019 11:39 pm

It sounds like he may be over weight. The extra fat can hide the genitals and make it messy around there as well. Being on an unhealthy food will for sure make an animal smell worse.
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Re: Intact prairie dog

Postby pat » Sat May 18, 2019 10:38 am

TamanduaGirl wrote:It sounds like he may be over weight. The extra fat can hide the genitals and make it messy around there as well. Being on an unhealthy food will for sure make an animal smell worse.


good point. never thought of that. I know when george (my raccoon) was obese. he did smell a little at his ass end. I have to trim the fur around
there.

I love squirrels, I always wanted one. but, don't know enough about them. don't have the time for another animal though.
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