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Online Discussion: Tracking new emerging diseases and the next pandemic

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    Posted: February 02 2006 at 5:19pm

I know there is some concern from dog owners on how to limit dog exposure to bf once it reaches our country. Even if bf is not h2h when it reaches us, it still is a significant threat to mammals. Some people are considering ways to keep dogs indoors as much as possible. In light of that, I will share this link. I have not tried this product, just thought it was interesting.

http://www.wizdog.com/

To quote someone recommending their product:

THE WIZDOG INDOOR DOG POTTY

Never Worry About Your Dog's Bathroom Needs Again

  • You won’t have to rush home to let the dog out.
  • You won’t have to let the dog out at odd times.
  • Your dog won't have to go out in rain, sleet, or snow.
  • Your dog won’t track soggy litter pellets or pee on your floors.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Spoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2006 at 5:53pm

Thanks justme,

I wasn't sure how to deal with the possibilty of keeping my dog indoors.

It's not so much the apocalypse... but the credit card bills ;-)
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Great idea Thanks
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I would need a potted plant next to it ... my Max lifts  his leg!!! LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2006 at 2:30pm
 this is just so cool . thank you thnk you . we have five little ones and i was just wondering how we where going to handle this. i have ordered one and will let ou know how it goes..
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  I bought 2 of these a month ago, I haven't tried them yet.  When I slow down a bit I will take time and find a place to put them and start the process of training.  I have 3 dogs 2 beagles and 1 german sherperd.  I also bought the stuff that you put down that attract the dogs to that area.  You can buy drops or spray. 
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Satomick / Mississipp Mama, would you share with us how it goes? It would be so helpful to have feedback on it from our trusted members!
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I SURE WILL. I JUST HOPE THE LITTLE ONE'S GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER.  I WILL LET YOU KNOW HOW IT GOES.Thumbs Up
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Remember that there is almost no chance that your dogs will get this flu. The dog flu (that came from horses) that is making the rounds in the US now is the first documented flu virus that dogs have ever caught. And once the bird flu mutates to human flu, we'll only be able to catch it from other people. The only possible case of a dog with bird flu is obviously not proven as it doesn't show up on the WHO's timeline of cases. If wild birds bring H5N1 to the US it will still only be a flu that effects birds, not other animals or humans. Unless it mutates to adapt to another species here. And that's rare. Cats seem to be more prone to catching the bird flu, so it's wise to keep cats indoors when H5N1 shows up here in wild birds. But that's so people lesson the chance of their cats either possibly catching the flu and dying or acting as a mixing vessel and then giving it to people. That seems even more unlikely as I haven't heard (though I haven't researched) of any humans ever catching a flu virus from a cat. Cats certainly spread a lot of nasties to people, but not flu.
 
Flu viruses very, very, very rarely jump species. So don't worry too much about cats/dogs/birds/bats, etc. even when the bird flu jumps to people. There will be almost no chance other species, besides humans, will be spreading it around.
 
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I know that I will NOT be keeping my dogs indoors, even if we have a pandemic. There is no way that my youngest German Shepherd would be content to stay inside. He gets bored very easily. When that happens, he starts destoying things. A little while ago, he tore a wire off of the antenna outside the house. I heard a noise and went running outside, and there he was with the wire hanging out of his mouth. If he wasn't such a great watchdog, he would already be dead. Angry

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Quote If he wasn't such a great watchdog, he would already be dead. Angry


I was just venting my frustrations. He is really a wonderful working dog. However, he does live up to his nick name "psycho-dog" quite well. Smile
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  I'm sorry guys, i still haven't tried the dog pottie yet.  I will post as soon as i do.
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