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  1. Thread: Dead Tail?

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    Thanks for the good responses. I looked over the...

    Thanks for the good responses. I looked over the old posts, too. I'm surprised this isn't more well known, I've worked in vet clinics and had dogs for years and never heard of "dead tail." He's...
  2. Thread: Dead Tail?

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    Dead Tail?

    We got back from a weekend of a lot of running and swimming, and on Monday Remi's tail appeared to be broken about 1/3 of the way down, but without obvious dislocation, swelling or site-specific...
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    I have a different view, but I also dont't...

    I have a different view, but I also dont't compete with my dog. For me, heel is like any other command- if I say it, he needs to do it and continue doing it until released. Same policy as for sit,...
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    Yes, they CAN, but it is extremely unlikely. ...

    Yes, they CAN, but it is extremely unlikely. Most vets will pronounce a dog a true cryptorchid at 8 weeks, with the outer limit being 16 weeks. According to Johnston et al., partial closure of the...
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    I had good results with salmon oil as part of a...

    I had good results with salmon oil as part of a plan to put weight on my two year old, balls to the wall chocolate. Until they got ahold of it while i was at work and chewed it up on the couch....
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    I was under the impression that a decision on the...

    I was under the impression that a decision on the actual harmfulness of BPA was still out. Am I wrong about this?

    Study on the health risk posed to infants found no concern......
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    A year to 18 months, the same as with any other...

    A year to 18 months, the same as with any other dog that is unfit for breeding. Cryptorchidism very likely has a genetic component and yes, dogs with one undescended testicle usually only suffer a...
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    What is the functional distinction between a pole...

    What is the functional distinction between a pole and an ecollar, aside from distance? They work on the same principle as far as I can tell. Personally, I know that my collar applied to the same...
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    gels and ointments aren't always used correctly,...

    gels and ointments aren't always used correctly, which is why a bunch of places say not to use them. Puncture wounds and unclean wounds are hindered by pretty much anything that isn't warm water,...
  10. What a good lookin guy, there's a lot of wisdom...

    What a good lookin guy, there's a lot of wisdom in those eyes. Have fun!
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    We talk so much about drive and breeding and...

    We talk so much about drive and breeding and color and all that, but a good dog is a good dog, and they make our lives richer. She sounds like one of those good dogs you never forget.
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    Where and why did you start?

    I became interested in retrievers because of my humane society adopted boy. I had fostered GSPs for a year or so before I adopted Remi, so I had already learned a lot about natural drive in a dog. ...
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    Been feeding diamond naturals large breed formula...

    Been feeding diamond naturals large breed formula for a couple of years and haven't had any problems. Shiny coat, good energy (an understatement), great muscle, teeth look good, regular bowels,...
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    Agreed- Took my dog down one spring break for the...

    Agreed- Took my dog down one spring break for the Ronnie Smith Seminar with GDS and we had a great time. Great gear, great people, great service. Free oilcloth hat for hunting, too :-)
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    Age isn't as big as factor as the bitch's...

    Age isn't as big as factor as the bitch's history, conformation and reproductive health. Usually older dogs that have had a few successful litters will continue to do so even into maturity. A lot...
  16. Sorry if I incorporate horses too much into my...

    Sorry if I incorporate horses too much into my posts, but they're mammals too, and the big difference is usually more money involved in funding research. I also know more about them :-)

    Foals...
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    Agreed. Down is possibly the most useful thing...

    Agreed. Down is possibly the most useful thing my dog does, second to a really good recall. Also, I use a trick I borrow from training horses and bill murray- baby steps. Reward lavishly even 2...
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    This year and probably the next 3-4, yes, they're...

    This year and probably the next 3-4, yes, they're in for a beating. I do think that being in the SEC will attract a slightly higher level of new talent though, so in the next 5+ years, I see...
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    You had it half right ;-) 8922

    You had it half right ;-)

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    I have gone through this with both GSPs and my...

    I have gone through this with both GSPs and my lab. After talking to people and the vet, I added a half a small can of wet puppy food (there are a bunch of good ones out there, I think I used Fromm...
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    I've also heard this- it seems to be that...

    I've also heard this- it seems to be that anatomy, more specifically deep chested dogs like weims and GSDs, are simply more prone to bloat due to their conformation. Labs seem to fall in the...
  22. Or they can produce Yellow. You breed bbEe x...

    Or they can produce Yellow. You breed bbEe x bbEe, you likely get chocolates (bbEE or bbEe) or dudleys (bbee). No black though, you'd have to have at least one dominant black gene in the parents to...
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    I work at MU's small animal ICU, and Dr. Cook is...

    I work at MU's small animal ICU, and Dr. Cook is well known and quite respected. The university is a teaching hospital, so you have a lot of options and resources available by bringing your dog...
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    My cattle dog mix goes through this at the end of...

    My cattle dog mix goes through this at the end of every summer and into the fall and winter. It sounds like you have a very thoughtful and dedicated vet working with you, which is invaluable. We...
  25. I too have met many soft-mouthed, polite pits and...

    I too have met many soft-mouthed, polite pits and bully mixes. Very good with treats and such. I have also seen many bully breeds go to town on a spring pole, and have a lot of fun doing it. Hobo...
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