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Old 05-24-2012, 09:52 AM   #121 
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If he's getting unhealthy human food (sweets, processed junk, etc.) he could be having reactions to that as well as his abuse issues. Diet is a HUGE thing for dogs and their diets really should match their age, activity level, etc. Think of it like giving five pounds of candy to a child with hyperactivity--same principle.
I've been ninja stalking this thread for a while because I find it interesting but don't have much to contribute.

I hate that example of, "Don't give hyper kids sweets!" As someone who had server ADHD as a child and still has moderate symptoms as an adult, sugar = more hyper is an over simplification. Yes, excessive amounts of sugar can cause a "sugar high" but that isn't the same thing as hyperactivity. "Sugar highs" die down after a while and leaves a kid so wiped they pass out where they lie. Hyperactivity is the reason why I was always the last kid standing at most sleepovers. It's a constant over-drive mode instead of a sudden shift in energy levels. It's very hard to get people to believe that a bag of skittles makes me "hyper" because I'm human. Believe me, a bag of skittles does not have the power to negate my medication.

In fact, my symptoms improved greatly once I cut soda out of my life and switched to de-cafe tea. Caffine has much more damaging effects on someone dealing with hyperactivity than sugar. So, change the example to "Think of it like giving five cans of Red Bull to a child with hyperactivity--same principle," and you've hit the nail right on the head.

Ok...Now that the PSA is over, everyone can return to their regularly scheduled topic.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:54 AM   #122 
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Hiya Snowy xD

-forgot my dog outside- hmmm no wonder it was quiet

Anyways, today him and I may swing by the pet store (to snatch some bettas, that need my snatching) you know how hard it is to keep a dog from peeing where others have gone? The store is bad for that. I've had to "tch" him and snap the leash lightly for him to "disengage"
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:58 AM   #123 
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:57 PM   #125 
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-sighs- well we won't be able to keep him since he keeps peeing/pooping on the carpet. I think he better go to someone who is home more often, probably isn't renting (therefore no angry landlord!) and would do the dog good...
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:46 AM   #126 
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Aw I'm sorry to hear!! My heart goes out to you, it cannot be easy for you:(
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:44 AM   #127 
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It hurts, for sure -.- And now the more painful part... making sure he gets a home that is a home, not a...well... terrible place where he'll be back in the same problems?
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:56 PM   #128 
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BLARG my stupid heart is being a poop-head and saying "noooo not yet!!"

So I'm concocting some herbal remedy. hopefully he likes teat. or tea and honey. Or marjoram. Or oils like lavender and such.
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Even rubbing oils around his neck can have a calming effect.
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:10 PM   #130 
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it's just finding it xD

GOSH he is like a picky child. You know I had to make him eat a treat?? who does that? >< WHO REFUSES A TREAT?! eventually he ate it because I wouldn't stop offering he likes it.
Now he refuses chamomile. SO I added honey. He didn't want the honey. So I tricked him BWAHAHA I added it to his food. And he ate it.
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