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  1. Cotton socks? Start there, replace the cotton...

    Cotton socks? Start there, replace the cotton socks with high tech socks that wick the moisture away from the foot. Cotton socks absorb the moisture and will keep the foot wet. Just keeping the...
  2. Awww, Godspeed Kirby. Susan, what a lovely...

    Awww, Godspeed Kirby.

    Susan, what a lovely tribute.

    Deepest condolences to Team Yellow and all who loved your Big Red Dog.
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    Lower fat and lower calorie are essentially...

    Lower fat and lower calorie are essentially synonymous.

    Calories come from protein, carbohydrate and fat. Protein and carbohydrates provide about the same amount of energy per gram of food at...
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    Years ago I remember my older dog, Sophie, having...

    Years ago I remember my older dog, Sophie, having a really gruesome looking puncture wound in her paw. I remember being stunned how fast it healed, like overnight after a couple doses of...
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    This is how dog learns to take casts on blinds. ...

    This is how dog learns to take casts on blinds. All but the first cast on a blind is going to be a remote cast, you teach the dog what to do in these baby steps.

    But when you are starting out,...
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    Find a good location that you can use for a month...

    Find a good location that you can use for a month or so and stick with it. Every time you switch locations, you have to start over to reteach the dog the line to the back pile and the lines to the...
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    Ok thanks all. EdA I am relieved that this is...

    Ok thanks all. EdA I am relieved that this is normal. My vet called back and said, yes, they go at it from the top to clean and look.

    I hope fishin444 is right and that I am looking at 2 weeks...
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    Paw wound, is this normal?

    Does this look like your basic puncture wound? Why is the swelling on top? Why is it taking so long to show signs of healing?

    On Tuesday I noticed my dog had a small puncture wound on her...
  9. Thread: New puppy

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    Master Hunter is good, but the sire is a bench...

    Master Hunter is good, but the sire is a bench dog. As others have mentioned, the same $1200 might get you a FC sired (as opposed to Ch sired) hunting buddy. The Ch (show) dog is bred for looks. ...
  10. Thread: New puppy

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    Where are the health clearances? I see nothing...

    Where are the health clearances? I see nothing but elbow x-rays and an out of date eye exam on the bitch on offa.org. No CNM or EIC info provided anywhere for either of them. Stud dog's website is...
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    I bet your children thought it was pretty...

    I bet your children thought it was pretty official.
  12. Thread: Health certs

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    You can look up the dogs' names on offa.org If...

    You can look up the dogs' names on offa.org

    If the breeder says the test has been done, and you don't see it listed there, then make the breeder show you the documents.

    The eye exam is...
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    They have them at the Chessie Specialty FT.

    They have them at the Chessie Specialty FT.
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    Thanks, Iowa. I had looked everywhere, and there...

    Thanks, Iowa. I had looked everywhere, and there is was, all along, in your post.
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    I believe the Junior Handler has to own the dog...

    I believe the Junior Handler has to own the dog or be a member of the dog owner's family or household to run the dog. This is clearly spelled out for "showmanship" but not clear if the same rules...
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    Thank you all for your kind words and good...

    Thank you all for your kind words and good wishes. I am still on Cloud 9. I know it is just a beginning, but I probably wouldn't even be able to even imagine more without all the help I have gotten...
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    Alan Madsen won the Open, giving Mel his AFC. ...

    Alan Madsen won the Open, giving Mel his AFC. That's the only open result I know.

    For the Am: 16 of 33 dogs (4 scratches) were called back to the land blind yesterday afternoon, but after about...
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    As far as the immune system goes, the skin is the...

    As far as the immune system goes, the skin is the first defense against anything. It is naive to think that you are doing no harm by applying chemicals that alter the way the skin communicates with...
  19. Thread: Nexgard

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    The risk of acquiring a tick borne disease from a...

    The risk of acquiring a tick borne disease from a tick in Utah is almost zilch. So most of the decision to use (or not to use) something like Nexgard or Bravecto or Frontline or .... is about the...
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    Anyone tried the Buff fishing gloves to protect...

    Anyone tried the Buff fishing gloves to protect the hands? Can you throw ducks wearing them, and do they really stay dry?
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    Those Buffs look worth a try and would work with...

    Those Buffs look worth a try and would work with the ear muffs and ball cap.

    Plus they make them for dogs, so if you got a Golden just rotate them in with you bandanas:
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    Only $125??? What brand? The ones suggested...

    Only $125??? What brand?

    The ones suggested by Buck were $900, not sure if that is per pair or per ear...either way a lot of money.
  23. Thread: Nexgard

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    How much is the Bravecto? My vet quoted me...

    How much is the Bravecto?

    My vet quoted me $55 for 3 doses of Nexgard in the 60-121 lb dog size. They do not have Bravecto.

    I'm on the fence about using it. Ticks are worse than usual this...
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    I have been looking all over for behind the head...

    I have been looking all over for behind the head ear muffs! I just ordered a similar pair from Amazon that has a tapered top that should fit under a hat better, and also is supposed to let voices be...
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    Thanks, but these are a breed of the orange...

    Thanks, but these are a breed of the orange spongy things I can't use. I have tried some like these and they are beyond uncomfortable, they hurt. Apparently I have small ear canals, and the orange...
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