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(CBS New York)   Man searches abandoned house, finds "old mop" and brings it to the local SPCA to get cleaned up   (newyork.cbslocal.com) divider line 41
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2014-07-25 08:10:24 PM  
I hope they can find him a good home. He's a handsome fella now that he's all cleaned up.
 
2014-07-25 09:26:46 PM  
This is a pretty good mop. It's not as good as my first mop. I miss my first mop, but this is still a good mop.
 
2014-07-25 09:28:17 PM  
Four pounds of hair on an eleven pound dog, that's got to be taxing on a small dog like that. At least someone found him.
 
2014-07-25 09:29:44 PM  

CruJones: This is a pretty good mop. It's not as good as my first mop. I miss my first mop, but this is still a good mop.


/You said mop more than thrice.
 
2014-07-25 09:31:40 PM  
The person who did this deserves a drink from the firehose.
 
2014-07-25 09:31:51 PM  
I had no idea that a dog's toenails grew indefinitely.
 
2014-07-25 09:32:28 PM  

CruJones: This is a pretty good mop. It's not as good as my first mop. I miss my first mop, but this is still a good mop.


nicely done
 
2014-07-25 09:33:45 PM  
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2014-07-25 09:39:09 PM  
I had a dog like that once, found him in a pen outside a house where the owner had died. All his teeth were loose from trying to chew out thru the fence. The bugs living in the feces under his matted fur were gross. He could hardly move, was very thin. Antibiotics and total tooth extraction followed, about three months later he jumped up and licked my face. Bestest dog ever. Sang when I played the piano. Lived many happy years, then barked real loud one day, about twice, looked at me, lay down and died.
 
2014-07-25 09:39:14 PM  
Ziggy! Get me to Sam!
 
2014-07-25 09:40:37 PM  
Done in two and seven...
 
2014-07-25 09:44:39 PM  

CruJones: This is a pretty good mop. It's not as good as my first mop. I miss my first mop, but this is still a good mop.


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These floors are as dirty as Hell, and I'm not gonna take it anymore!
 
2014-07-25 09:48:04 PM  

zulius: Done in two and seven...


Two and eight.
 
2014-07-25 09:50:38 PM  
I wonder how long it had been there. How did it survive without food and water? Glad someone found it.
 
2014-07-25 09:51:21 PM  

Ball Peen Hammer Laxative: The person who did this deserves a drink from the firehose.


No, they deserve to be set on fire. I'm pretty sure that's what you actually meant.
 
2014-07-25 09:51:28 PM  

poison_amy: I had no idea that a dog's toenails grew indefinitely.


To the point that it will impede the dogs ability to walk if left alone. The nails grow out and then curve down, pushing the bones in the dog's foot upwards, which can eventually cause permanent injury, as well as keeping the dog from walking properly (or walking at all). Some vets will do nail trims for free (or damn near it) since it's very important to do and can be difficult if you have a dog who doesn't want their nails trimmed.

/not a vet
//friends with a few, though
 
2014-07-25 09:52:46 PM  

poison_amy: I had no idea that a dog's toenails grew indefinitely.


Yeah they will until they start to break off, very painful for the dog, especially if they curl under and grow into the pads of the feet....

/worst thing I ever saw.
//I won't give you the details
 
2014-07-25 10:18:06 PM  
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2014-07-25 10:26:33 PM  
4 pounds of hair off an 11 pound dog.  Wow.  Who knew hair was so heavy.  If I shave my back I can probably fit in my high school jeans!

(I was heavier back then, but it was my long flowing locks that all the girls loved in that platonic way that makes you want to pull out your hair and become a monk.)
 
2014-07-25 10:37:42 PM  

Piizzadude: poison_amy: I had no idea that a dog's toenails grew indefinitely.

Yeah they will until they start to break off, very painful for the dog, especially if they curl under and grow into the pads of the feet....

/worst thing I ever saw.
//I won't give you the details


My dogs bite their nails so they never get that long
 
2014-07-25 10:40:15 PM  
My sister's dog is a labradoodle.  His coat can get pretty thick.  Once I picked him up from the groomer after a haircut and I wasn't certain he was the same dog.  They must have shaved off like 10 pounds of hair.  He looked so much different with his hair cut he was practically unrecognizable.
 
2014-07-25 10:41:20 PM  

outatime: poison_amy: I had no idea that a dog's toenails grew indefinitely.

To the point that it will impede the dogs ability to walk if left alone. The nails grow out and then curve down, pushing the bones in the dog's foot upwards, which can eventually cause permanent injury, as well as keeping the dog from walking properly (or walking at all). Some vets will do nail trims for free (or damn near it) since it's very important to do and can be difficult if you have a dog who doesn't want their nails trimmed.

/not a vet
//friends with a few, though


Many dogs will wear their toenails down and not need to have them clipped if they have the opportunity to walk or run a lot, especially on a sidewalk
 
2014-07-25 10:47:49 PM  
Poor little precious. My piebald Dachshund lived in a cage for 5 years. He would have been in this condition were he longhaired. I hate commercial puppy mills.
 
2014-07-25 11:01:57 PM  
In reality there is only one Shih Tzu, they just have slightly different coloring schemes.
 
2014-07-25 11:16:01 PM  

catmandu: outatime: poison_amy: I had no idea that a dog's toenails grew indefinitely.

To the point that it will impede the dogs ability to walk if left alone. The nails grow out and then curve down, pushing the bones in the dog's foot upwards, which can eventually cause permanent injury, as well as keeping the dog from walking properly (or walking at all). Some vets will do nail trims for free (or damn near it) since it's very important to do and can be difficult if you have a dog who doesn't want their nails trimmed.

/not a vet
//friends with a few, though

Many dogs will wear their toenails down and not need to have them clipped if they have the opportunity to walk or run a lot, especially on a sidewalk


Absolutely true, and I should've mentioned that, along with what another poster said about them breaking or growing into the pads (hurts to think about). A dog that's outdoors a lot and active shouldn't have a problem, but dogs that stay inside 99% of the time or only go out onto a lawn once in a while need more attention to their nails (an extreme example being the dog in TFA). Older dogs, even those that live outside, can have problems as well because they often aren't active enough to wear down their nails. My folks have three dogs, two German Shepherds that are quite active outdoor dogs and a Lab mix that's sixteen and understandably not as active.  The younger dogs, who run around constantly, haven't needed a nail trim yet, whereas the Lab mix needs her nails trimmed quite often because she doesn't get around enough to wear them down.
 
2014-07-25 11:26:33 PM  

outatime: catmandu: outatime: poison_amy: I had no idea that a dog's toenails grew indefinitely.

To the point that it will impede the dogs ability to walk if left alone. The nails grow out and then curve down, pushing the bones in the dog's foot upwards, which can eventually cause permanent injury, as well as keeping the dog from walking properly (or walking at all). Some vets will do nail trims for free (or damn near it) since it's very important to do and can be difficult if you have a dog who doesn't want their nails trimmed.

/not a vet
//friends with a few, though

Many dogs will wear their toenails down and not need to have them clipped if they have the opportunity to walk or run a lot, especially on a sidewalk

Absolutely true, and I should've mentioned that, along with what another poster said about them breaking or growing into the pads (hurts to think about). A dog that's outdoors a lot and active shouldn't have a problem, but dogs that stay inside 99% of the time or only go out onto a lawn once in a while need more attention to their nails (an extreme example being the dog in TFA). Older dogs, even those that live outside, can have problems as well because they often aren't active enough to wear down their nails. My folks have three dogs, two German Shepherds that are quite active outdoor dogs and a Lab mix that's sixteen and understandably not as active.  The younger dogs, who run around constantly, haven't needed a nail trim yet, whereas the Lab mix needs her nails trimmed quite often because she doesn't get around enough to wear them down.



Your parents are good people to have a dog reach 16. The best I've managed is 15 1/2.
 
2014-07-25 11:57:26 PM  

atomic-age: Your parents are good people to have a dog reach 16. The best I've managed is 15 1/2.


They have a near-ideal location for dogs, an old farm in the country with lots of pastures and woods and a pond, very little vehicular traffic, etc.  They're very, very good to their dogs (and cats) and I suspect that helps as well.  I should note that her age is calculated from memory, so she might not be sixteen just yet, but I'd be comfortable to say she's six months from it either way.  She's a bit deaf and a bit blind, but she still gets around and still loves on everyone. One of the best dogs they've had, although the Shepherds are no slouches either!
 
2014-07-26 12:14:26 AM  

Jaicu: I had a dog like that once, found him in a pen outside a house where the owner had died. All his teeth were loose from trying to chew out thru the fence. The bugs living in the feces under his matted fur were gross. He could hardly move, was very thin. Antibiotics and total tooth extraction followed, about three months later he jumped up and licked my face. Bestest dog ever. Sang when I played the piano. Lived many happy years, then barked real loud one day, about twice, looked at me, lay down and died.


He just gave you a shout out and told you he would see you soon
 
2014-07-26 12:27:58 AM  
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Glad somebody found that poor dog before it was too late.
 
2014-07-26 12:32:47 AM  

Ball Peen Hammer Laxative: The person who did this deserves a drink from the firehose.


No lie, I was laying down and drinking a coke and choked/coughed it up when I read this.  Well played.
 
2014-07-26 12:49:08 AM  
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The Auditor, famous stray dog
 
2014-07-26 01:17:10 AM  
God in heaven, I thought that was a Puli/Komondor at first glance.

Some motherfarkers just need killin'.
 
2014-07-26 01:56:17 AM  

atomic-age: outatime: catmandu: outatime: poison_amy: I had no idea that a dog's toenails grew indefinitely.

To the point that it will impede the dogs ability to walk if left alone. The nails grow out and then curve down, pushing the bones in the dog's foot upwards, which can eventually cause permanent injury, as well as keeping the dog from walking properly (or walking at all). Some vets will do nail trims for free (or damn near it) since it's very important to do and can be difficult if you have a dog who doesn't want their nails trimmed.

/not a vet
//friends with a few, though

Many dogs will wear their toenails down and not need to have them clipped if they have the opportunity to walk or run a lot, especially on a sidewalk

Absolutely true, and I should've mentioned that, along with what another poster said about them breaking or growing into the pads (hurts to think about). A dog that's outdoors a lot and active shouldn't have a problem, but dogs that stay inside 99% of the time or only go out onto a lawn once in a while need more attention to their nails (an extreme example being the dog in TFA). Older dogs, even those that live outside, can have problems as well because they often aren't active enough to wear down their nails. My folks have three dogs, two German Shepherds that are quite active outdoor dogs and a Lab mix that's sixteen and understandably not as active.  The younger dogs, who run around constantly, haven't needed a nail trim yet, whereas the Lab mix needs her nails trimmed quite often because she doesn't get around enough to wear them down.


Your parents are good people to have a dog reach 16. The best I've managed is 15 1/2.


I work at a vet's office and along with other stuff, I trim nails...

Pay specific attention to the dew claws. Even active dogs don't wear those down cause they don't touch the ground. More than any others, these are prone to growing into the pad. Then it takes three of us to hold them down cause it hurts that much!
 
2014-07-26 03:12:42 AM  

haolegirl: I work at a vet's office and along with other stuff, I trim nails...

Pay specific attention to the dew claws. Even active dogs don't wear those down cause they don't touch the ground. More than any others, these are prone to growing into the pad. Then it takes three of us to hold them down cause it hurts that much!


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2014-07-26 03:54:09 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: haolegirl: I work at a vet's office and along with other stuff, I trim nails...

Pay specific attention to the dew claws. Even active dogs don't wear those down cause they don't touch the ground. More than any others, these are prone to growing into the pad. Then it takes three of us to hold them down cause it hurts that much!


Oh, I love this!! Gonna steal it for work tomorrow, thanks!
 
2014-07-26 04:27:43 AM  
I have an awwrs and a hero for the person who found this lil guy.  I always say I don't like lil dogs, but now that I have one, I am somewhat revised on my own opinion.  It's awful to dump animals and think that since they're wild or whatnot that they can look out for themselves.  Breeds like Shizus are high maintenance and require a lot of grooming, had a good friend who owned two of the lil farkers.  I hope that the person who dumped/abandoned the dog is caught. Much as my own lil dog is a nuisance, I will never abandon her or neglect her. She's just more work than a big dog in so many ways, but it is what it is. She's my responsibility.
 
2014-07-26 06:19:04 AM  
Where I work, we have dreams of a machine that allows people to feel their animal's pain. Whether it's horrible infection from dental disease complete with gum recession and pus, arthritis that an owner refuses to acknowledge (tramadol is cheap and safe!), an ear infection so advanced that a TECA is the only answer, or matting and long nails...we can inform and educate, but as long as they pull the "We have no money" or some kind of "Can't/Won't" card, not much we can do.

I dremel my dog's nails, and won't ever go back to using nail trimmers on my personal dogs. The ones at the clinic don't have that luxury, and having nail dust floating around probably isn't that great for things that are meant to stay clean/sterile. Even when it comes to grooming, many of the dogs we see every 6-8 weeks aren't even BRUSHED at home. They come in with mats starting to form, and the groomer must either do a shave-down every time, or charge the owner for the time spent dematting a dog they don't WANT shaved.

Hint: your dog is, for the most part, a reflection of YOU, and how it appears (and ACTS) when out in public with you speaks volumes. This is especially apparent in a vet's office. Which, unfortunately, probably explains why many dogs don't get to see anything outside their own house/yard except for those annual vet visits or occasional sick visit every few years. I feel sorry for them.
 
2014-07-26 06:27:00 AM  

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2014-07-26 06:29:35 AM  
That really sucks.

/listens to the breathing of the peacefully sleeping mops in the dark.
//looks forward to the adventures we'll have *insert day here*.
///has a serious sad for all the unloved, mistreated or ignored mops.
 
2014-07-26 01:00:13 PM  

TwiztidDream: Where I work, we have dreams of a machine that allows people to feel their animal's pain.


TRY THIS!

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2014-07-26 02:42:51 PM  
Azlefty:

TRY THIS!

It would certainly be that much more effective than the majick fairy wand we keep in the treatment room for when we're, you know, supposed to make everything majickally better immediately or free or what-have-you.

Plus, it can make people feel pain in various places. Does your dog have a tooth slab fracture? Here, find out how that feels. Corneal ulcer? We can help you sympathize. Etc and so on.
 
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