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    Is he peeing and pooping? If he isn't pooping,...

    Is he peeing and pooping? If he isn't pooping, the I would be worried about a blockage.

    Meredith
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    In my experience, it is the early spayed girls...

    In my experience, it is the early spayed girls who develop leaking. If it does occur, you medicate with phenylpropanolamine and the bitch will be fine.

    Meredith
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    If the tooth has turned color, the tooth is dead....

    If the tooth has turned color, the tooth is dead. If it is a baby tooth, it shouldn't be an issue. If it is the new adult tooth, you need to keep an eye on it. It could get infected, and you could...
  4. Thread: Allergy Relief

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    A high fever will also cause hair loss, but I...

    A high fever will also cause hair loss, but I don't know about the itching.

    Meredith
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    My experience: Girl spayed at eight, lost at...

    My experience:

    Girl spayed at eight, lost at fourteen after a stroke
    Girl spayed at eight lost at three months shy of seventeen from layrngeal paralysis complications
    Girl spayed at eight, lost...
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    No way to know the outcome of hips. If the pups...

    No way to know the outcome of hips. If the pups will be placed with no registration and no warranty, then perhaps it is a moot point. Buyer/new owner beware.

    Meredith
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    Since she has already been bred without the hip...

    Since she has already been bred without the hip and elbow clearances, what difference does it make if the hips and elbows are x-rayed three weeks after weaning or right now? The pups have already...
  8. I tell people hunt tests are my form of legalized...

    I tell people hunt tests are my form of legalized gambling--you pay your money and take your chances--but at least I am outside in the fresh air.

    Meredith
  9. Or in my case, getting my husband to enjoy the...

    Or in my case, getting my husband to enjoy the dogs--or at least tolerate them on bad days--so I can continue to play the game.

    Meredith
  10. Thread: Fortiflora

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    I use a product called Probios. It was the first...

    I use a product called Probios. It was the first animal probiotic developed and is still an excellent product. You can get the dispersable powder in a five-pound jar and put a little bit on his...
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    The pup is about eleven weeks old at the START of...

    The pup is about eleven weeks old at the START of the video.

    Meredith
  12. Thread: Why hire a pro?

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    For not judging anyone you sure are. We all...

    For not judging anyone you sure are.

    We all have our challenges and priorities. You are lucky to have a situation that allows you to work with your own dog at a pace that pleases you. I have...
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    You need to mark the pups somehow so you know...

    You need to mark the pups somehow so you know which claws came from which pup.

    The turnaround on the test is quick enough where you can wait until they are old enough to chip and still get results...
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    It would be much cheaper to do EIC and CNM on the...

    It would be much cheaper to do EIC and CNM on the PARENTS rather than all of the pups.

    PRA is a genetic test done with cheek swab from Optigen.com

    Meredith
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    I think most people are going to tell you that he...

    I think most people are going to tell you that he is too young to start enforcing steady at your side for marks. He is just a baby and forcing him to sit and wait at this age is not usually done.
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    I wouldn't do it. I would be worried about her...

    I wouldn't do it. I would be worried about her core temp going up and damaging the pregnancy process. Leave her home on her pillow.

    Meredith
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    Yes club trials follow HT or FT rules, are scored...

    Yes club trials follow HT or FT rules, are scored accordingly. Clubs give out ribbons, some clubs keep track of points and give awards at the end of the club trial season for high scores, or for JH,...
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    A "sanctioned" trial must be run by a club to...

    A "sanctioned" trial must be run by a club to "earn its stripes" in order to achieve AKC approval for a licensed trial. There are no points or titles awarded.

    What you are describing is a club...
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    Pred is no longer recommended. As several people...

    Pred is no longer recommended. As several people have mentioned, anti-nausea medication can be used as long as it is needed. My gal only needed that med for about two days, and then she was eating...
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    That is a very typical presentation for Lyme. Even if the blood test is negative, put the dog on the antibiotics for at least a c couple of weeks and see if the problem resolves. Assuming this is...
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    I actually used a harness to help hold them up...

    I actually used a harness to help hold them up and help them walk.

    Meredith
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    Yes it is common in older dogs. It is...

    Yes it is common in older dogs. It is "idiopathic" meaning they don't know what causes it. She could be wobbly for days or weeks or months. My doc told me it never recurs in the dog. I have had two...
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    Here's what I tell people who ask me about...

    Here's what I tell people who ask me about American versus English.

    Most people misuse the terms. "English" is used to refer to conformation dogs, where "American" is used to refer to field dogs....
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    Another option is to teach the front sit on the...

    Another option is to teach the front sit on the return. Make him stop and sit in front, then give the heel command. It will slow him down and make him think a bit.

    Meredith
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    If the dog hasn't dried out by the time you get...

    If the dog hasn't dried out by the time you get to your host's place, rinse the dog off with warm water, NO soap. If the dog has pretty much dried out in the crate on the way back from hunting, just...
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