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Just brought my BT home

Discussion in 'Bull Terrier' started by socalbully, May 13, 2011.

  1. socalbully

    socalbully Puppy

    After a couple months of looking. I was checking out some shelters and I finally seen a shelter with one. So I go swim there about two hour drive. Check him out I notice he has a big adscess on his neck told the vet I guess they didn't even notice it. They said they found on the street and it looked like he got in a bad fight. They drain his neck tons of blood and puss come out. I took him home cleaned him up really good. I'll be taking him to the vet tomorrow for some anti biotics. His two years old and tri colored mostly black with a little brown and white
  2. aprotopo

    aprotopo Big Dog

    Congratulations!!! I'm sure he will heal beautifully now that he will be taken care of! Can't wait to see him!
  3. Hucklebutt

    Hucklebutt Banned Back Yard Breeder

    omg yay! hes lucky to have found you! cant wait to see pics!! were here to help you with anything you may need!
  4. socalbully

    socalbully Puppy

    I was wondering his my first male dog. He's getting fixed next week and right now he marks everything. And bothers my girlfriends smaller mixed dog but she's also fixed. Do you think once he gets fixed things will be better? I'll get some pics up soon
  5. stardog82901

    stardog82901 Little Dog

    Yay for rescue dogs! Can't wait to see pics!

    Sometimes neutering will helps it all depends on the dog...Wally the new BT I rescued this week marks in the house and he is neutered.

    However i've seen many dogs who mark stop or at least control themselves better once they are fixed.
  6. socalbully

    socalbully Puppy

    What do you do about marking do u just put up with it or is there some thing I can do to try and stop it
  7. crazybully

    crazybully Little Dog

    You can mark it with a negative marker, others have suggested a can full of pennies and following him around when he's sniffing potential marking spots, rattle that at him to interrupt the behavior.

    Congratulations on getting one btw!! fantastic of you to get a rescue! Get some pics up!!!
  8. King Rat

    King Rat Little Dog

    In regard to marking, If it was me I would go about it the same way I would potty train a puppy. Make sure you clean any spots he has marked very well to remove any smell and then limit where he can go so he is under your supervision all the time if he goes to mark, intervene and correct him, if he does it and you don’t catch him at the time then just clean it up. when he goes out side give him lots of praise and maybe a treat. He will soon learn.
  9. socalbully

    socalbully Puppy

    I'll get some pics up when I get on my computer. He's doing good sleeps in his crate all night doesn't cry or bark at all. I've been trying to get him to walk on the leash a little better. And get him to listen better. My girlfriend have a liittle mix dog about 15lbs and he can care less about her. He's probably the perfect.dog expect for him marking everything. but im working on that ill get pics up later today
  10. socalbully

    socalbully Puppy

    heres some pics the vet shaved his neck cause of the adscess on his neck but its looking alot better and he has alot of scabs all over his he must of got in a pretty good fight before they found him but i gave him a couple baths and he was really dirty my tub was full of dirt and hair. but i ran out of shampoo does anyone know what a good one to get ill be going to petsmart later today and get some also and toy recommened i got him a bone and he ate half of it in one minute now wont touch it now lol just need some thing to keep him busy

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    BULLTLOTT Little Dog

    Wow! What a find. He is stunning. Wow I can't believe they needed to shave that much off! Happy he's out of there and in a loving home. :)
    I love tris. Congratulations on the fab find!
  12. aprotopo

    aprotopo Big Dog

    He is beautiful!! I think there is a shampoo thread somewhere here, maybe you can get some ideas there? I use a medicated shampoo because of allergies...

    I really like the flavored non-edible Nylabones (they're slightly flexible to the touch and look see-through). Also people on here have introduced me to bully sticks from bestbullysticks.com, they're amazing! Definitely get a Kong as well. If you're crate training, this will make leaving him in the crate much easier! While you still aren't familiar with his digestive tract, I would stay away from flavored real bones and rawhide. I know many dogs, Sonya included, get ridiculous diarrhea from them. I almost forgot, raw frozen soup or marrow bones from the grocery store have helped my dog with her chewing needs as well as helped clean her teeth pretty nicely! However, I have heard that they may break teeth, so I would be careful with those.

    I'm so happy that you guys found each other, very exciting!
  13. Hucklebutt

    Hucklebutt Banned Back Yard Breeder

    I recommend the harder nylabones, the solid white ones mine love to chew on them and it takes them awhile before its all chewed up (months) before I need to buy a new one. A good shampoo would be a tea tree shampoo because of its stunning healing factors. I would like to recommend the supplent k9 show stopper because it will put weight on a dog very fast and help with everything, the stuff is amazing and found at petco.

    espree tea tree medicated shampoo-14 dollars
    nylabones for strong chewers the solid white ones-10 dollars
    k9 show stopper supplement one pound is 19 dollars
  14. Bullful

    Bullful Little Dog

    Do not leave them alone unattended in their crates with any toys. All toys eventually break and can become obstructions. My girl goes thru kongs monthly and don't even consider any toys with squeekers inside as they are gone in minutes. Zipper surgery to remove obstructions run around 3 thousand dollars.
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  15. crazybully

    crazybully Little Dog

    have you given these a shot? they are 100% replaceable if they can get through them, in fact they urge heavy chewers to get them so they can better their product.

    GoughNuts Dog Chew Toy

    GoughNuts Guarantee - If your dog chews through the outside wear layer, Green or Black, to expose the indication layer, Red, GoughNuts will replace your toy. GoughNuts patent pending, "Chew Toy Safety Indicator" is a mechanism for the dog owner to see a clear indication of when to take the GoughNut from the dog.
  16. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    I can vouch for the GoughNuts, they are a great toy!
  17. crazybully

    crazybully Little Dog

    you're actually the first that i've spoken with that has heard of these!! has any of yours gotten through the green or black?
  18. aprotopo

    aprotopo Big Dog

    Wow! I guess I have a light chewer in my house!
  19. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    I have one green and one black goughnut. I think I've had them for two, maybe three years.

    They are just as pliable, flexible and appealing to the dogs now as they were on day one, and there's virtually no sign of wear. They are absolutely amazing!
  20. crazybully

    crazybully Little Dog


    Thats amazing!!! I've been thinking of getting one for Tobi but he doesn't really care for rubbery stuff but i've heard so many good things about them and think the company as a whole is fantastic for making such a worthy product!

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