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Would you ask for Xanax for your dog?

Never.
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No, but I cannot say never.
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Maybe if his barking is disturbing neighbors
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Yes, why not?
1 (14.3%)
YES, I should not own this dog.
1 (14.3%)

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Xanax for dogs? Epidemic of medicated dogs calling into question sanity of their owners

Sunday, July 20, 2014 by: Aurora Geib
(NaturalNews) More and more vets are prescribing mind-altering psychiatric drugs for dogs they've diagnosed with depression or anxiety. These drugs come with a whole busload of side effects and warnings, including, according to the ASPCA ironically, increased anxiety.(1) Dogs who react to stress with aggression can even become more aggressive when they're on Xanax because the drug lowers their inhibitions. Just like people, dogs sometimes pick fights when they're stoned.

http://www.naturalnews.com/046084_Xanax_medicated_dogs_pet_owners.html

Please read the complete article before responding to this thread. Thanks.
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2014, 11:05:07 PM »
Another reminder of why cats are better than dogs.
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2014, 11:07:19 PM »
There is no option to say I do not own a dog.

If I did own a dog, I would probably not give him Xanax. That stuff is expensive and I would keep it for myself.
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2014, 11:56:42 PM »
If you read the article, it answers your poll already.


I would give a dog a medication if the only alternative was euthanasia.

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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2014, 12:00:22 AM »
If you read the article, it answers your poll already.


I would give a dog a medication if the only alternative was euthanasia.

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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2014, 12:36:42 AM »
There is no option to say I do not own a dog.

If I did own a dog, I would probably not give him Xanax. That stuff is expensive and I would keep it for myself.

A stoned human should not own a dog.
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2014, 12:50:17 AM »
There is no option to say I do not own a dog.

If I did own a dog, I would probably not give him Xanax. That stuff is expensive and I would keep it for myself.

A stoned human should not own a dog.

Maria constantly speaks of Christian love, yet has no qualms in suggesting TheTrisagion is stoned. Nice.  >:(
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2014, 12:56:47 AM »
There is no option to say I do not own a dog.

If I did own a dog, I would probably not give him Xanax. That stuff is expensive and I would keep it for myself.

A stoned human should not own a dog.

Playing armchair drug addictions counselor?   ???
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2014, 01:07:22 AM »
There is no option to say I do not own a dog.

If I did own a dog, I would probably not give him Xanax. That stuff is expensive and I would keep it for myself.

A stoned human should not own a dog.

Playing armchair drug addictions counselor?   ???

No, that is basically what the article said. Stoned humans cannot properly take care of children or pets.

Besides, I did take several drug/addiction courses in college and actively participated in two interventions outside of my college classes.

By the way, we helped to save a friend who was suicidal, who was addicted to both alcohol and cocaine, and who tried to go cold turkey from both drugs when he heard a sermon at a Protestant Church talking about the evils of addictions. The pastor did not cover drug withdrawals, but told the congregation that demons and drugs go together. So this man thought that he could do it by himself by invoking the Name of Jesus. He ended up with a 72 hour commitment when he almost took the TV station off the air. The shrink was convinced that he was schizophrenic not even considering the fact that he was on drugs. We got him into a hospital for drug detox and treatment. He was able to return to work a very sober and thankful man.
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2014, 01:35:53 AM »
There is no option to say I do not own a dog.

If I did own a dog, I would probably not give him Xanax. That stuff is expensive and I would keep it for myself.

A stoned human should not own a dog.

Playing armchair drug addictions counselor?   ???

No, that is basically what the article said. Stoned humans cannot properly take care of children or pets.

Do you trust the systems that are in place to protect children and pets from 'stoned humans?'

Besides, I did take several drug/addiction courses in college and actively participated in two interventions outside of my college classes.

I took Psych 101 - that doesn't make me an armchair psychologist.   :laugh:  :police:  :laugh:

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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2014, 01:47:44 AM »
I like how among all the conspiracy and sky-is-falling articles they still give space to things like "10 health benefits of cucumbers." Just because the world is ending that's no excuse to stop eating your veggies.  :police:

As for the dog question... I don't have a pet, but I would appreciate if they could get me on the right drugs.
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2014, 02:00:17 AM »
There is no option to say I do not own a dog.

If I did own a dog, I would probably not give him Xanax. That stuff is expensive and I would keep it for myself.

A stoned human should not own a dog.

Playing armchair drug addictions counselor?   ???

No, that is basically what the article said. Stoned humans cannot properly take care of children or pets.

Do you trust the systems that are in place to protect children and pets from 'stoned humans?'

Besides, I did take several drug/addiction courses in college and actively participated in two interventions outside of my college classes.

I took Psych 101 - that doesn't make me an armchair psychologist.   :laugh:  :police:  :laugh:

Well, you act like an armchair psychologist. Betcha never took any courses in child psychology either.

Part of the drug/addiction courses that I took at college had as their scope our training as interventionists with specific training in how to conduct an intervention to get people into drug detox and treatment. So, I was not acting as an armchair shrink. I was certified to act as an interventionist, not as a shrink.

That shrink at the mental hospital had no knowledge of how drugs and alcohol can affect people. He had asked the patient, "Do you drink or take any intoxicating drugs?" Since the patient had not taken any intoxicating drugs for four days, he honestly answered, "No."  How can that shrink be an effective psychiatrist without a knowledge of drug and alcohol addiction, and without a knowledge that people can be in denial?

While earning my degree in Health Education, I also took Medical Nutrition and Medical Parasitology, two courses which many M.D.s never take.
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2014, 02:52:24 AM »
There is no option to say I do not own a dog.

If I did own a dog, I would probably not give him Xanax. That stuff is expensive and I would keep it for myself.

A stoned human should not own a dog.

Maria constantly speaks of Christian love, yet has no qualms in suggesting TheTrisagion is stoned. Nice.  >:(
Maria has made no suggestion that TheTrisagion is stoned.
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2014, 03:03:14 AM »
There is no option to say I do not own a dog.

If I did own a dog, I would probably not give him Xanax. That stuff is expensive and I would keep it for myself.

A stoned human should not own a dog.

Maria constantly speaks of Christian love, yet has no qualms in suggesting TheTrisagion is stoned. Nice.  >:(
Maria has made no suggestion that TheTrisagion is stoned.

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No, that is basically what the article said. Stoned humans cannot properly take care of children or pets.

1. The article questions whether veterinarians should prescribe Xanax for anxious or aggressive dogs. Nowhere did the article Maria linked to refer to "stoned humans", or their ability to look after children or pets. What the article did say was this: "Just like people, dogs sometimes pick fights when they're stoned".

2. TheTrisagion wrote: "that stuff is expensive and I would keep it for myself". The article equates the taking of Xanax to being stoned, hence my calling out Maria on her inference that TheTrisagion is a "stoned human".
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2014, 03:09:36 AM »
There is no option to say I do not own a dog.

If I did own a dog, I would probably not give him Xanax. That stuff is expensive and I would keep it for myself.

A stoned human should not own a dog.

Maria constantly speaks of Christian love, yet has no qualms in suggesting TheTrisagion is stoned. Nice.  >:(
Maria has made no suggestion that TheTrisagion is stoned.

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No, that is basically what the article said. Stoned humans cannot properly take care of children or pets.

1. The article questions whether veterinarians should prescribe Xanax for anxious or aggressive dogs. Nowhere did the article Maria linked to refer to "stoned humans", only this: "Just like people, dogs sometimes pick fights when they're stoned".

2. TheTrisagion wrote: "that stuff is expensive and I would keep it for myself". The article equates the taking of Xanax to being stoned, hence my calling out Maria's inference that TheTrisagion is a "stoned human".

Yes, LBK, I can read. I read Maria's post three times already. It doesn't say any of those nasty things you project into it. Have you tried asking her what she really meant to say?
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2014, 03:11:43 AM »
There is no option to say I do not own a dog.

If I did own a dog, I would probably not give him Xanax. That stuff is expensive and I would keep it for myself.

A stoned human should not own a dog.

Maria constantly speaks of Christian love, yet has no qualms in suggesting TheTrisagion is stoned. Nice.  >:(
Maria has made no suggestion that TheTrisagion is stoned.

What Maria posted:

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No, that is basically what the article said. Stoned humans cannot properly take care of children or pets.

1. The article questions whether veterinarians should prescribe Xanax for anxious or aggressive dogs. Nowhere did the article Maria linked to refer to "stoned humans", only this: "Just like people, dogs sometimes pick fights when they're stoned".

2. TheTrisagion wrote: "that stuff is expensive and I would keep it for myself". The article equates the taking of Xanax to being stoned, hence my calling out Maria's inference that TheTrisagion is a "stoned human".

Yes, LBK, I can read. I read Maria's post three times already. It doesn't say any of those nasty things you project into it. Have you tried asking her what she really meant to say?

Why don't you try asking her, PtA? She has an aversion to answering my questions.

LBk, I do not see any moderator stars or moderator green font in your request. Therefore, I am free to ignore your non-mod directive.
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2014, 03:16:35 AM »
There is no option to say I do not own a dog.

If I did own a dog, I would probably not give him Xanax. That stuff is expensive and I would keep it for myself.

A stoned human should not own a dog.

Maria constantly speaks of Christian love, yet has no qualms in suggesting TheTrisagion is stoned. Nice.  >:(
Maria has made no suggestion that TheTrisagion is stoned.

What Maria posted:

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No, that is basically what the article said. Stoned humans cannot properly take care of children or pets.

1. The article questions whether veterinarians should prescribe Xanax for anxious or aggressive dogs. Nowhere did the article Maria linked to refer to "stoned humans", only this: "Just like people, dogs sometimes pick fights when they're stoned".

2. TheTrisagion wrote: "that stuff is expensive and I would keep it for myself". The article equates the taking of Xanax to being stoned, hence my calling out Maria's inference that TheTrisagion is a "stoned human".

Yes, LBK, I can read. I read Maria's post three times already. It doesn't say any of those nasty things you project into it. Have you tried asking her what she really meant to say?

Why don't you try asking her, PtA? She doesn't like answering my questions.
YOU are the one embarrassing yourself by making baseless accusations with your shoot first, ask questions later style. Maybe YOU should ask her to keep from embarrassing yourself even more. I'm not going to ask her any questions, for I'm not accusing her of anything connected to this thread.
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2014, 03:21:11 AM »
Embarrassing myself? Heh. I would say you're the one who should be embarrassed. This part of your post makes no sense at all:

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Maybe YOU should ask her to keep from embarrassing yourself even more.

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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
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Embarrassing myself? Heh. I would say you're the one who should be embarrassed. This part of your post makes no sense at all:

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Maybe YOU should ask her to keep from embarrassing yourself even more.

 :D
It makes a lot of sense, actually. You make yourself look foolish with your baseless projections and accusations against Maria. By asking her what she really meant to say, you can avoid compounding your foolishness with the even greater foolishness of more senseless accusations.
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2014, 03:29:16 AM »
There is no option to say I do not own a dog.

If I did own a dog, I would probably not give him Xanax. That stuff is expensive and I would keep it for myself.

A stoned human should not own a dog.

Maria constantly speaks of Christian love, yet has no qualms in suggesting TheTrisagion is stoned. Nice.  >:(
Maria has made no suggestion that TheTrisagion is stoned.

Maybe you should let Maria speak for herself, rather than jumping into the 'knight in shining armour' costume for her, just because you have a 'thing' for sticking it to LBK and would side with anyone who disagreed with her.

It's honestly not all that becoming on you, that suit.

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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2014, 03:29:54 AM »
There is no option to say I do not own a dog.

If I did own a dog, I would probably not give him Xanax. That stuff is expensive and I would keep it for myself.

A stoned human should not own a dog.

Maria constantly speaks of Christian love, yet has no qualms in suggesting TheTrisagion is stoned. Nice.  >:(
Maria has made no suggestion that TheTrisagion is stoned.

What Maria posted:

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No, that is basically what the article said. Stoned humans cannot properly take care of children or pets.

1. The article questions whether veterinarians should prescribe Xanax for anxious or aggressive dogs. Nowhere did the article Maria linked to refer to "stoned humans", only this: "Just like people, dogs sometimes pick fights when they're stoned".

2. TheTrisagion wrote: "that stuff is expensive and I would keep it for myself". The article equates the taking of Xanax to being stoned, hence my calling out Maria's inference that TheTrisagion is a "stoned human".

Yes, LBK, I can read. I read Maria's post three times already. It doesn't say any of those nasty things you project into it. Have you tried asking her what she really meant to say?

Why don't you try asking her, PtA? She has an aversion to answering my questions.
BTW, LBK, Maria doesn't like me either. :(
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2014, 03:34:36 AM »
There is no option to say I do not own a dog.

If I did own a dog, I would probably not give him Xanax. That stuff is expensive and I would keep it for myself.

A stoned human should not own a dog.

Maria constantly speaks of Christian love, yet has no qualms in suggesting TheTrisagion is stoned. Nice.  >:(
Maria has made no suggestion that TheTrisagion is stoned.

What Maria posted:

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No, that is basically what the article said. Stoned humans cannot properly take care of children or pets.

1. The article questions whether veterinarians should prescribe Xanax for anxious or aggressive dogs. Nowhere did the article Maria linked to refer to "stoned humans", only this: "Just like people, dogs sometimes pick fights when they're stoned".

2. TheTrisagion wrote: "that stuff is expensive and I would keep it for myself". The article equates the taking of Xanax to being stoned, hence my calling out Maria's inference that TheTrisagion is a "stoned human".

Yes, LBK, I can read. I read Maria's post three times already. It doesn't say any of those nasty things you project into it. Have you tried asking her what she really meant to say?

Why don't you try asking her, PtA? She has an aversion to answering my questions.
BTW, LBK, Maria doesn't like me either. :(

None of my concern, PtA.
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2014, 03:36:49 AM »
Embarrassing myself? Heh. I would say you're the one who should be embarrassed. This part of your post makes no sense at all:

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Maybe YOU should ask her to keep from embarrassing yourself even more.

 :D
It makes a lot of sense, actually. You make yourself look foolish with your baseless projections and accusations against Maria. By asking her what she really meant to say, you can avoid compounding your foolishness with the even greater foolishness of more senseless accusations.

Your advice is useless and pointless. I've already told you Maria doesn't like answering my questions. Or did you not read that post of mine?
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2014, 03:39:53 AM »
There is no option to say I do not own a dog.

If I did own a dog, I would probably not give him Xanax. That stuff is expensive and I would keep it for myself.

A stoned human should not own a dog.

Maria constantly speaks of Christian love, yet has no qualms in suggesting TheTrisagion is stoned. Nice.  >:(
Maria has made no suggestion that TheTrisagion is stoned.

Maybe you should let Maria speak for herself, rather than jumping into the 'knight in shining armour' costume for her, just because you have a 'thing' for sticking it to LBK and would side with anyone who disagreed with her.

It's honestly not all that becoming on you, that suit.
Denise, I'm standing up for someone who doesn't like me, either, and if I agreed with LBK, I wouldn't have any qualms defending her against Maria. If that causes you consternation, then maybe you should just ignore my attempt to call LBK out for her bad behavior at the moment and just mind your own business, or at least attend to the fact that I've seen you call Maria (and LBK?) out for things she has posted.

Now I've said just about everything that needs to be said, and I really don't want to derail this thread anymore than LBK's comments call for. If you're just itching to have the last word, that's fine by me. Don't be surprised if I don't reply to you, though.
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2014, 03:43:09 AM »
Embarrassing myself? Heh. I would say you're the one who should be embarrassed. This part of your post makes no sense at all:

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Maybe YOU should ask her to keep from embarrassing yourself even more.

 :D
It makes a lot of sense, actually. You make yourself look foolish with your baseless projections and accusations against Maria. By asking her what she really meant to say, you can avoid compounding your foolishness with the even greater foolishness of more senseless accusations.

Your advice is useless and pointless. I've already told you Maria doesn't like answering my questions.
Then stop hitting her with your off-topic accusations and refocus your efforts toward answering the OP.
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2014, 04:55:13 AM »
Another reminder of why cats are better than dogs.

When cats rub their heads on your legs, they are marking you as theirs!
It is their purring and soft fur that is so soothing to humans.
Plus felines serve as awesome feet warmers.


Incidentally, did you know that their cousin, the mountain lion, can also meow?


Barking dogs, on the other hand, are not popular. That irritating sound can keep people awake at night even though they could be chasing potential burglars, coyotes, bears, raccoons, or even mountain lions away. However, they do serve as man's best friend, but only if man is willing to invest time and money in training, walking, talking, hugging, petting, bathing, and feeding them. Oh, do not forget the doggie massage.

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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2014, 08:37:22 AM »
For the record, I took no offense at what Maria said. I dish out enough on this forum that if I can't take a few jabs back, I shouldn't be here.  My comment was a weak attempt at humor and I'm sure Maria saw it as such.

Now, back to drugging dogs...
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2014, 08:48:47 AM »
If the problem of canine anxiety is so widespread, one would think someone would have developed canine tranquillisers by now (and made a fortune in the process).

I've never seen a dog in such a state, myself. Are we sure it's not the result of too much attention?

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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2014, 10:10:22 AM »
Yesterday, I met my uncle's dogs. They were all cute, but beagle mix Chloe was the nicest. She went to everyone around the table and nudged them, to be petted. So I obliged.   :)

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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2014, 11:11:55 AM »
What's all this hating on Xanax?  ;)

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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
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What's all this hating on Xanax?  ;)
I'm a Paxil man myself.
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #31 on: July 21, 2014, 01:17:14 PM »
For the record, I took no offense at what Maria said. I dish out enough on this forum that if I can't take a few jabs back, I shouldn't be here.  My comment was a weak attempt at humor and I'm sure Maria saw it as such.

Of course!  :laugh:

Now, back to drugging dogs...

Oh, you little rascal.  :o  ::)  ;D You would not, would you?





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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2014, 01:19:19 PM »
Yesterday, I met my uncle's dogs. They were all cute, but beagle mix Chloe was the nicest. She went to everyone around the table and nudged them, to be petted. So I obliged.   :)

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« Reply #33 on: July 21, 2014, 01:52:08 PM »
For the record, I took no offense at what Maria said. I dish out enough on this forum that if I can't take a few jabs back, I shouldn't be here.  My comment was a weak attempt at humor and I'm sure Maria saw it as such.

Of course!  :laugh:

Now, back to drugging dogs...

Oh, you little rascal.  :o  ::)  ;D You would not, would you?





p.s. I forget to use smilies. Some commentators have stated that smilies are a very poor replacement for natural human gestures, bodily movements, head nods, and facial expressions. It is said that 80 percent of our message is delivered by our bodily movements and vocal intonations, but only 20 percent by the written word. Linguists such as Denise should know that!
I'm not a big fan of emoticons, but I use them frequently just because I'm afraid that people will misinterpret what I'm saying.  I failed to use them in this thread and WWIII almost broke out!  With great power comes great responsibility. I must remember that my words are frequently taken as gospel around here and I therefore need to exercise more judicious restraint.   ;)
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #34 on: July 21, 2014, 02:04:44 PM »
For the record, I took no offense at what Maria said. I dish out enough on this forum that if I can't take a few jabs back, I shouldn't be here.  My comment was a weak attempt at humor and I'm sure Maria saw it as such.

Of course!  :laugh:

Now, back to drugging dogs...

Oh, you little rascal.  :o  ::)  ;D You would not, would you?





p.s. I forget to use smilies. Some commentators have stated that smilies are a very poor replacement for natural human gestures, bodily movements, head nods, and facial expressions. It is said that 80 percent of our message is delivered by our bodily movements and vocal intonations, but only 20 percent by the written word. Linguists such as Denise should know that!
I'm not a big fan of emoticons, but I use them frequently just because I'm afraid that people will misinterpret what I'm saying.  I failed to use them in this thread and WWIII almost broke out!  With great power comes great responsibility. I must remember that my words are frequently taken as gospel around here and I therefore need to exercise more judicious restraint.   ;)

Some females are truly hysterical, and this thread proved it.  ::)  ;D I wonder how many wars were started by women or were started because of women.  :o
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #35 on: July 21, 2014, 02:05:35 PM »
Some females are truly hysterical, and this thread proved it.  ::)  ;D I wonder how many wars were started by women or were started because of women.  :o

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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #36 on: July 21, 2014, 02:07:20 PM »
Some females are truly hysterical, and this thread proved it.  ::)  ;D I wonder how many wars were started by women or were started because of women.  :o

All of them. 

And that includes the female dog too! They can be very protective of their pups.
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #37 on: July 21, 2014, 04:56:58 PM »
Another reminder of why cats are better than dogs.

Well I'm allergic to felines so I don't know much about them. I did find dogs however along with wolves to be much more people friendly. It's amazing what a canine will do for a snack.
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #38 on: July 21, 2014, 04:59:15 PM »
Barking dogs, on the other hand, are not popular.

Huskies and some more exotic dog breeds don't bark but howl. Same with Wolfdog hybrids.

The sound of cats mating, however, THAT can get pretty loud. The neighbor has a large amount of cats and they can occasionally keep you up all night with the incessant sound of their mating.
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #39 on: July 21, 2014, 06:02:35 PM »
The sound of cats mating, however, THAT can get pretty loud. The neighbor has a large amount of cats and they can occasionally keep you up all night with the incessant sound of their mating.
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« Reply #40 on: July 21, 2014, 06:15:49 PM »
Barking dogs, on the other hand, are not popular.

Huskies and some more exotic dog breeds don't bark but howl. Same with Wolfdog hybrids.

The sound of cats mating, however, THAT can get pretty loud. The neighbor has a large amount of cats and they can occasionally keep you up all night with the incessant sound of their mating.

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« Reply #41 on: July 21, 2014, 06:17:08 PM »
For the record, I took no offense at what Maria said. I dish out enough on this forum that if I can't take a few jabs back, I shouldn't be here.  My comment was a weak attempt at humor and I'm sure Maria saw it as such.

Of course!  :laugh:

Now, back to drugging dogs...

Oh, you little rascal.  :o  ::)  ;D You would not, would you?





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I'm not a big fan of emoticons, but I use them frequently just because I'm afraid that people will misinterpret what I'm saying.  I failed to use them in this thread and WWIII almost broke out!  With great power comes great responsibility. I must remember that my words are frequently taken as gospel around here and I therefore need to exercise more judicious restraint.   ;)

Some females are truly hysterical, and this thread proved it.  ::)  ;D I wonder how many wars were started by women or were started because of women.  :o


I agree, rudeness is insulting, demeaning, embarrassing, and humiliating others.
To label a woman as "hysterical" is frequently done here at OC.net. I cannot provide examples without violating the rules, but you can search that term.
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #42 on: July 21, 2014, 06:39:08 PM »
Barking dogs, on the other hand, are not popular.

Huskies and some more exotic dog breeds don't bark but howl. Same with Wolfdog hybrids.

The sound of cats mating, however, THAT can get pretty loud. The neighbor has a large amount of cats and they can occasionally keep you up all night with the incessant sound of their mating.

First frognography, now cats.

No this is actually a serious problem. The cats are constantly mating and it's very loud. Animal control doesn't do anything apart from giving you a trap and even if you trap them,  it does no good wherever you drop them off because they always end up coming back. My dog when I had one wasn't always quiet, but he at least kept the loud mating cats away.
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Re: Would you ask your vet for a prescription of Xanax for your dog?
« Reply #43 on: July 21, 2014, 06:40:40 PM »
Instead of everyone picking on Maria, why don't you simply ask TheTrisagion, why he posted the below remark?

There is no option to say I do not own a dog.

If I did own a dog, I would probably not give him Xanax. That stuff is expensive and I would keep it for myself.

TheTrisagion, I do hope that you, and everyone else, would use prescription drugs wisely, and ONLY if they were actually prescribed to YOU, and not to your dog.  ;)

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« Reply #44 on: July 21, 2014, 06:45:42 PM »
Barking dogs, on the other hand, are not popular.

Huskies and some more exotic dog breeds don't bark but howl. Same with Wolfdog hybrids.

The sound of cats mating, however, THAT can get pretty loud. The neighbor has a large amount of cats and they can occasionally keep you up all night with the incessant sound of their mating.

First frognography, now cats.

No this is actually a serious problem. The cats are constantly mating and it's very loud. Animal control doesn't do anything apart from giving you a trap and even if you trap them,  it does no good wherever you drop them off because they always end up coming back. My dog when I had one wasn't always quiet, but he at least kept the loud mating cats away.

A lot of cat rescues offer a TNR (trap, neuter, release) program - a couple neighbors and I have done this for stray cats in our neighborhood.
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