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    Wow! I am so sorry for your girl and for you. I...

    Wow! I am so sorry for your girl and for you. I have no other advice but will think good thoughts for you.

    Meredith
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    mastitis usual treatment is hot packs, expressing...

    mastitis usual treatment is hot packs, expressing the gland, but don't want to do that pre-whelp. Sometimes antibiotics are necessary. I have never had it in one of my girls before whelp. If you...
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    You can also have drive without trainability or...

    You can also have drive without trainability or desire to please. Blinding drive is out of control-gotta get it at any cost--without the desire to work with you or do it on your terms.

    Meredith
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    "The wide brim hats are incompatible with the...

    "The wide brim hats are incompatible with the ear-muff style of hearing protection that I like. The orange spongy things are uncomfortable.

    Sunburn vs. deafness: how to choose..."

    The choice...
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    U of MN developed the test and I would not trust...

    U of MN developed the test and I would not trust any of the other labs to run the test.

    If the dog tested "carrier" after the event, then something else caused the collapse. Could have been heat...
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    clostridium is nasty stuff and can be fatal in...

    clostridium is nasty stuff and can be fatal in dogs and humans. I would not doubt that the dogs feel awful for a while before, during and after symptoms. Give your dog a week or so past meds before...
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    Yes I have the same ramp. It goes flat, and we...

    Yes I have the same ramp. It goes flat, and we have a spot desginated for it under the topper. We have a slide-out bed under the topper with drawers and storage for bumper boys and the ladder. Also...
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    Bought my 8-hole topper used for my long bed...

    Bought my 8-hole topper used for my long bed F250, but the ladder is from Ainley. The upload picture feature isn't working on my iPad so I can't add photo. Maybe someone else can.

    Meredith
  9. Where do you live? If you are anywhere near...

    Where do you live? If you are anywhere near Chicago, I would highly recommend John and Nancy Miner in Sheridan, Il. Their daughter, Bridget Carlson, has several OTCH, MH, QAA dogs all from John and...
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    After Nestle bought Purina pet products, my dogs'...

    After Nestle bought Purina pet products, my dogs' coats and body condition went downhill. I switched to PMI Exclusive which is Purina Mills. The story I heard was that the guys who orignally...
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    Last year my male was rubbing his eye at dinner...

    Last year my male was rubbing his eye at dinner time. I washed it out, and almost instantly his whole eye swelled shut. Then the swelling started progressing up the side of his head, along the...
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    Does the dog come with a trial period or is it...

    Does the dog come with a trial period or is it as-is? Do you know anyone in the area of the dog who could go take a look for you in person? I think if you have searched the trainer's name and have...
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    GDG new location, new adventure

    As of yesterday, we are now residents of Chewelah, WA. The house and kennel are under construction so we are in our travel trailer with four dogs, a cat, a puppy--oh and a spouse : ) The weather...
  14. Thread: Female peeing

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    nope…you can dilute it with water, or restrict...

    nope…you can dilute it with water, or restrict where she pees to an area that does't matter/show as much. The males burn grass too. It is the uric acid.

    Meredith
  15. Thread: Feeding Question

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    I feed twice a day, and cookies at bedtime. ...

    I feed twice a day, and cookies at bedtime.

    Meredith
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    If she picks it back up without a lot of begging...

    If she picks it back up without a lot of begging from you, no problem. Dropping or repositioning the bird is not a fault and certainly not a failure if she immeditately picks it back up and delivers...
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    We had a man in our club who attached a bellows...

    We had a man in our club who attached a bellows device to his whistle and would "pump" it with his hands to get it to sound. It was cyllndrical and plastic. I don't know if someone rigged it up for...
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    Because I want the dog's identity verified, I...

    Because I want the dog's identity verified, I have my doc scan the microchip and confirm the dog matches the form. I then collect the sample in front of him and then ship it off. I usually do tests...
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    I think this is a better chart because of the...

    I think this is a better chart because of the visual as well as the chart.

    http://www.blueknightlabs.com/color/coatcolor.html

    Basically if your dog is solid chocolate with no hidden color,...
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    DNA profiling isn't really necessary unless you...

    DNA profiling isn't really necessary unless you plan on breeding your male a lot. AKC requires it on studs used a certain amount.

    I personally would not go to the discount shops for the DNA tests...
  21. Thread: Sonogram?

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    28 days is the usual time for first ultrasound to...

    28 days is the usual time for first ultrasound to detect pregnancy.

    Meredith
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    My rock pen airing yard has 6' chain link. My...

    My rock pen airing yard has 6' chain link. My one-acre "play" yard has 4' woven wire.

    Meredith
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    Are you feeding the salmon because of allergies? ...

    Are you feeding the salmon because of allergies? if not, put her on ProPlan performance.

    Five- to six cups a day is a LOT of food to process.

    Meredith
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    I don't let the buyers pick. They can request...

    I don't let the buyers pick. They can request sex, color. If I have that, then they get the pup I match with them. If they want "pick," then I tell them that's not how I do it.

    The deposit...
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    I crate my barkers at night, a couple of them in...

    I crate my barkers at night, a couple of them in my kennel building.

    Might be anticipating breakfast, might just be barking at the night beasties. Mine are barking at the night beasties. If they...
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