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    What were the condition of the birds? I've seen...

    What were the condition of the birds? I've seen quite a few young dogs do that when the birds start to get nasty.
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    As said in an earlier post, duck eggs are richer...

    As said in an earlier post, duck eggs are richer than chicken eggs and are preferred by chefs to bake with. Duck eggs incubate for 28 days as opposed to 21 for a chicken. Also shouldn't wash if...
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    I have Petplan and have had two TPLO surgeries in...

    I have Petplan and have had two TPLO surgeries in the last year and a half. I provided all of the necessary paperwork and the claims were both paid @ 80% no questions asked. It would have been...
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    I would think the best thing to do is to shorten...

    I would think the best thing to do is to shorten the marks up to 40-50 yds. Let the dog build his confidence back up and slowly lengthhen marks back out but only as he shows absolute confidence. ...
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    I'm 20 min south of Cheltenham. Have plenty of...

    I'm 20 min south of Cheltenham. Have plenty of birds in freezer. Send me a pm.
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    I'm also a member of rappahannock river retriever...

    I'm also a member of rappahannock river retriever club. Depending on where you are, I could probably get you some birds. Send me a PM.
  7. Thread: ACL injury

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    Well here we are 9 months removed from tplo...

    Well here we are 9 months removed from tplo surgery on her right leg and she has blown her left leg out. I was told after surgery on her right and they did the X-rays on her left that she had a 100%...
  8. Thread: Ear Problems

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    Another vote for a grain free food change. I had...

    Another vote for a grain free food change. I had a lab that had the same issues. Changed his food to grain free and didn't have another problem.
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    Jen, I know my dog all too well which is why...

    Jen,

    I know my dog all too well which is why she is in the crate. I have a kennel with 5x10 runs attached to a building and won't put her out there because she likes to jump up on the fence and...
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    Sue, Gracie is more the fire breather/ hyper...

    Sue,

    Gracie is more the fire breather/ hyper type. If I put her in an enclosure with a low fence like that every time someone was around she'd have her paws up on top of the enclosure and more...
  11. Thread: ACL injury

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    Breck, For rehab now, we are doing ice and...

    Breck,

    For rehab now, we are doing ice and range of motion. The heat was only for the first two days. She did have minor meniscus damage. He said they basically had to trim it up.

    Believe...
  12. Thread: ACL injury

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    Just a quick update. She is doing a whole lot...

    Just a quick update. She is doing a whole lot better than I expected her to be doing at this point. She wasn't eating very good for about the first day, I did contact the sugery center about it,...
  13. Thread: ACL injury

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    She had the TPLO on Tuesday. I picked her up...

    She had the TPLO on Tuesday. I picked her up last night (Wednesday). I had talked to them about leaving her there for a couple weeks to start her rehab, and he said he didn't really recommed it. ...
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    To all that replied to my thread. Gracie is at...

    To all that replied to my thread. Gracie is at VOSM now, just got the call that she is being prepped for surgury. I had the consultation with them last night and dropped her off. I came away very...
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    Breck, Thanks for the quick reply. I called...

    Breck,

    Thanks for the quick reply. I called VOSM and have an appt set up for Monday. I'm glad I looked into this more. It sounds like VOSM is a top notch facility. In your experience did the...
  16. Thread: ACL injury

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    ACL injury

    I know this has been discussed on here in great length, and I've read through a bunch of archives about ACL injuries.

    I came home Monday evening and when I let my 3yr old out, she was limping. ...
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    I built my house 5 years ago. I installed oak...

    I built my house 5 years ago. I installed oak hardood in all the living areas. I was worried about the scratches as well so I bought dog boots that have the velcro straps for my lab. They work...
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    With my limited experience in which I've had a...

    With my limited experience in which I've had a couple of each, males tend to be a little more hard headed, but tend to handle "preasure" better. The females seem to be easier to train at a young...
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    I have heard good things about the Equinox. ...

    I have heard good things about the Equinox. Supposed to be getting around 30 mpg. We bought a Honda crv in March, and it has 7,000 miles on it and is getting around 24-25 mpg. The fluids have all...
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    I just finished building a 10x16 kennel. I built...

    I just finished building a 10x16 kennel. I built it on 2x6 preasure treated frame on 1 foot centers and 2 4x4 runners under (like the prebuilt portatable sheds are built). It has the synthetic...
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    I can get some pictures when I get home form...

    I can get some pictures when I get home form vacation next week. I built about 8 pens that are built out of preasure treated 2x4's for all 6 sides. Mine are 3 ft tall 8 ft x 10 ft wide. They are...
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    I like the Cabelas Ultimates I have. They are...

    I like the Cabelas Ultimates I have. They are similar to the super mags. 5mm and the armor flex. The thing I wanted and what sold me was that they have the velcro straps. They are great to shoot...
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    I have a female that just turned two. She just...

    I have a female that just turned two. She just finished her first heat cycle. She is very trim, athletic and active as well. Seems like she wasn't in for long though. My male only acted stupid...
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    Does anyone have any experience with Healthy paws...

    Does anyone have any experience with Healthy paws insurance? Reading through what is covered it seems that they cover as much with less exclussions than Pet plan. The monthly premiums are within a...
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    I don't give her praise when she is "acting"...

    I don't give her praise when she is "acting" lazy. I only give her praise when she is deserving, and don't give it all the time ie. every retrieve. I guess that came across wrong.
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