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    I've had clients with this issue as well. Could...

    I've had clients with this issue as well. Could be a bad bag of food. I'd try a different bag from a different supplier. If the pup eats that no need to go to the vet and you can return the opened...
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    Not needed for piece of mind. At worst your pup...

    Not needed for piece of mind. At worst your pup would be a carrier of EIC, but would be normal in function. A great dog (which will take time to see if that's what she will become) can still be...
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    True statement. One of the biggest assets to...

    True statement. One of the biggest assets to have in dog breeding is patience. You get a promising pup, raise and train it, get its health clearances, and if all goes well you can breed it if you...
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    He could have his hips scored using PennHip...

    He could have his hips scored using PennHip before 2 years, but agree that elbows would not be cleared.

    c.j.,

    What is etc.? Be aware that many bitch owners may frown on the "Clear by...
  5. So sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories.

    So sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories.
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    In recent posts the main focus concerning the...

    In recent posts the main focus concerning the silver "Lab" seems to center on the dilute gene. We can test for that dilute gene. If we wanted we could even breed it out through testing and...
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    The investigation is ongoing. Swack

    The investigation is ongoing.

    Swack
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    Final Update May 27, 2015

    The dogs have had two more rounds of testing since I last posted. There has only been one test result of concern during that series of tests; Dart's BUN was elevated on her April 13 test, but it was...
  9. Osmosis, Prayers sent for a successful...

    Osmosis,

    Prayers sent for a successful outcome!

    Swack
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    1Tulip, Sorry to hear of your dog's health...

    1Tulip,

    Sorry to hear of your dog's health issue. Prayers sent for a speedy full recovery!

    I can appreciate the emboldened statement above! It's nice to have support from others who are dog...
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    Polmaise, I had to do a double take at your...

    Polmaise,

    I had to do a double take at your photo above. It looked as if you'd brought your dog to my patio for the picture! We have a very similar bench under the window on our brick house. I...
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    Chris, I suspect the cause of more cruciate...

    Chris,

    I suspect the cause of more cruciate injuries over here than in the UK is related to differences in size and hind quarter structure/conformation which is related to breeding selection.
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    There's a difference between a British field Lab...

    There's a difference between a British field Lab and an English Show Lab. Might want to do some homework.


    Swack
  14. Thread: dog dens

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    I've had the uplander dog boxes for several years...

    I've had the uplander dog boxes for several years in my kennel. They've served me well with one glaring exception. The interior isn't plywood, it's 3 mill lauan. That stuff isn't very durable if...
  15. Thread: info on welping

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    Listen to NateB. I always take the temps of...

    Listen to NateB.

    I always take the temps of my bitches approaching whelping time and almost always will catch a drop to 99 degrees or lower 12 to 24 hrs. prior to delivery. (I take temps twice...
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    Newf, I just caught this thread. I'm so sorry...

    Newf,

    I just caught this thread. I'm so sorry for you and your dog's situation, but I'm glad to hear there's signs of improvement. Don't make any rash decisions. Our dogs are remarkably...
  17. Mn John, You are correct in stating that we're...

    Mn John,

    You are correct in stating that we're only seeing the phenotype in viewing x-rays of a hip joint. It seems to me since we've been able to test for things like EIC, CNM, & PRA, which are...
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    Good Luck Sherri! Keep us informed of your...

    Good Luck Sherri!

    Keep us informed of your results.

    Swack
  19. FOM, I'm not sure you worded the statement...

    FOM,

    I'm not sure you worded the statement above as clearly as you may have intended.

    Penn Hip scores are Distraction Indices (DI) and have no relation to the number of dogs who have been...
  20. Thread: UKC or AKC

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    Bob, The Hoosier HRC test has been MOVED to...

    Bob,

    The Hoosier HRC test has been MOVED to the Amo Bird Dog Conservation Club!!! Recent rains took out a bridge at the previous site.

    Here's a link to the website for the new hunt test site. ...
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    Mary Lynn, During my dog's recent episode of...

    Mary Lynn,

    During my dog's recent episode of antifreeze poisoning the Vet's at Purdue mentioned that they didn't have the antidote available and thus would use the IV ethanol treatment which they...
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    Bob, Hoosier HRC has Hunts Tests this weekend...

    Bob,

    Hoosier HRC has Hunts Tests this weekend at Glenn's Valley Conservation Club on the southwest side of Indy. You should come to see what it's about. I'm running a couple of youngsters in the...
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    Update March 27, 2015

    In the interest of simplicity and brevity I'm going to give a brief synopsis of this week's test results. All four of my dog's creatinine & BUN values remain within the normal range. There were no...
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    Sherri, I once bred a 9 year old bitch to an 8...

    Sherri,

    I once bred a 9 year old bitch to an 8 year old stud. She whelped a litter of 8 and raised them without any problem.

    It can work with healthy seniors . . . at least that's what I try...
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    I've heard that the first person who uses a...

    I've heard that the first person who uses a Hitler analogy in a debate loses. This may be the first and only exception!

    It wouldn't be funny if it didn't have a grain of truth. And the war...
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