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    Of course. Call them. Meredith

    Of course. Call them.

    Meredith
  2. Thread: Losing hair?

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    Bitches often almost go bald after weaning the...

    Bitches often almost go bald after weaning the pups. They will shed terribly and have bald spots on the chest and flanks.

    I use a product called Mirra-Coat to help get the dead hair out and grow...
  3. There is so much cancer in Goldens I would be a...

    There is so much cancer in Goldens I would be a bit concerned with a tight line breeding. You need to shop for the breeding that will most likely produce an even-tempered companion hunting dog and...
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    It is not communicable! It is a neurological...

    It is not communicable! It is a neurological condition. EdA and the other docs on here can explain it better than I.

    Meredith
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    Thanks Dr. Ed! Meredith

    Thanks Dr. Ed!

    Meredith
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    Question for the veterinarians on the forum

    Does cephalaxin affect fertility in a male while taking it?

    Meredith
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    The walk-up is to simulate upland hunting where...

    The walk-up is to simulate upland hunting where you flush a bird and your dog must be steady to shot.

    Meredith
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    You can say "sit" or blow your whistle, but not...

    You can say "sit" or blow your whistle, but not both. The judges will tell you when it is ok--as the bird is thrown, when it is at the top of the arc, etc.

    Meredith
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    The rear end atrophy is part of the condition,...

    The rear end atrophy is part of the condition, not because you have reduced his exercise. With my girl, we went from a shuffling, stiff gate in the rear until the morning where she could no longer...
  10. Thread: Sit or Stay

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    For those of us who train for obedience, the dog...

    For those of us who train for obedience, the dog is trained to follow the left leg. When I step forward, the dog is supposed to heel. If I just say "sit," the dog will sit by my side until I begin...
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    I had a gal with it at age 14. I chose not to do...

    I had a gal with it at age 14. I chose not to do surgery and she lived a fairly good life until 17. Had to avoid severe heat/humidity and severe cold. I had pred and valium on hand if she had a bad...
  12. I had a dog get diahrrea after heartguard...

    I had a dog get diahrrea after heartguard chewable. It was quite obvious sitting intact in the liquid diahrrea.

    Meredith
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    I do not think anyone has suggested using a...

    I do not think anyone has suggested using a leash. A flat collar and a leash on the pup when guests are coming. In fact, not a bad idea to let the pup drag a leash in the house and in the yard so...
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    I think you are just seeing genetic diversity in...

    I think you are just seeing genetic diversity in an outcross between the littermates. Neutering early causes longer, taller dogs.

    Meredith
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    http://drjeandoddspethealthresource.tumblr.com/pos...

    http://drjeandoddspethealthresource.tumblr.com/post/60944623740/dog-aberrant-behavior-thyroid-dysfunction#.V2dCWWt5mSO

    Here is one of Dr. Dodds' papers on how low thyroid can affect behavior. ...
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    If you just walk away that would be a fail. If...

    If you just walk away that would be a fail. If you think you might need someone to handle for part of the test, list him or her as alternate handler when you enter your dog in Entry Express. If...
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    I have a 3-yr old male that developed low...

    I have a 3-yr old male that developed low thyroid at 2--aggression, fear, anxiety. Started him on thyroid meds which helped some of the issues, but he was still aggressive toward my other intact...
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    I have tried putting her dinner in the topper--no...

    I have tried putting her dinner in the topper--no go. Tried cookies and same result.

    We will just keep helping her in until she gets over it.

    Meredith
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    Well if I could fit my fat self in one of the...

    Well if I could fit my fat self in one of the holes I would give it a try :)

    Do not know if stray voltage is/was the problem but we improved the grounding just in case. Had a training day today...
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    I asked my neighbor the electritian to come take...

    I asked my neighbor the electritian to come take a look. We discovered that the wiring for the exhaust fans was not properly grounded. Now that is fixed we will see...they are going to have to get ...
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    It seems that a lot of these injuries happen when...

    It seems that a lot of these injuries happen when we are throwing "fun" bumpers or other non-training scenarios where the dog is jumping or lunging or turning more intensely than training.

    Maybe...
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    Well that is a good question. I have no idea...

    Well that is a good question. I have no idea about that.

    Meredith
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    Stop the broom and mop play now--crate the pup...

    Stop the broom and mop play now--crate the pup when you need to clean.

    I would limit time the two dogs spend alone together for two reasons--the possibility of someone getting hurt is the biggest...
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    Do you mean yeast pills? What the heck are those...

    Do you mean yeast pills? What the heck are those (speaking as a woman)?

    It sounds like your dog has a systemic yeast infection. I think a medication called ketoconazole will help, but you need...
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    Yes the truck sits a little higher, but they were...

    Yes the truck sits a little higher, but they were loading fine. Now I have three who balk at loading.

    Meredith
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