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    Thanks for the info Eric!

    Thanks for the info Eric!
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    As far as I know, degenerative myelopathy has...

    As far as I know, degenerative myelopathy has been documented in Chessies, German shepherds, Pembroke welsh corgis, Boxers and Rhodesian ridgebacks. Like Ed said, there is no one definitive...
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    It is rare in any dog breed. The ones I've seen...

    It is rare in any dog breed. The ones I've seen or know about have done fair to well. Some dogs may need lifelong immunosuppressive therapy. The folks at LSU will be on top of taking care of the...
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    I've heard Bam bark twice in the last 15 months. ...

    I've heard Bam bark twice in the last 15 months. She's still excellent in the field as well as an excellent couch surfer. I wish I had a Bam pup!
    Sarah
  5. Thread: Can't close mouth

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    I agree, sounds like it may be trigeminal...

    I agree, sounds like it may be trigeminal neuritis, also called "dropped jaw". But hard to say not seeing the dog. Those usually take time and steroids can help. It can also sometimes be helpful to...
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    Wow!! Thanks for all the love to Bam, I will...

    Wow!! Thanks for all the love to Bam, I will pass it along to her. She is a very, very special dog with a huge heart, I am grateful every day I have her and get to run her. We've bonded in an...
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    Bam says happy birthday Vicky!

    Bam says happy birthday Vicky!
  8. Thread: Like Competition?

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    Go Aliy!! She has a lab she's trained that is a...

    Go Aliy!! She has a lab she's trained that is a bird hunting machine.
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    I would recommend diagnostics before using...

    I would recommend diagnostics before using prednisone, which may or may not be needed. Here are 2 hospitals that have veterinary internal medicine specialists:

    http://westernvet.ca/
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  10. Money grabber. Awesome.

    Money grabber. Awesome.
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    Myasthenia gravis is a disease of the immune...

    Myasthenia gravis is a disease of the immune system in adult dogs. rotcsig443 has a great description of it, see above.

    Acquired and non-acquired are not quite how it is classified, rather it is...
  12. Thread: Howard Neimi...

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    I've only known Howard a few years but long...

    I've only known Howard a few years but long enough to admire, respect and appreciate him a great deal. And long enough to tell him to put a cork in it when he told me every mistake I made! He's...
  13. John, I'm so sorry for your loss of Yoda. It's...

    John, I'm so sorry for your loss of Yoda. It's so hard when they're gone. I'll miss seeing him with you this winter.
    Sounds like 15 great years.
    Sarah
  14. Thread: Coccidia

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    Try this site, decent information. It's fairly...

    Try this site, decent information. It's fairly common in young dogs. Talk to your vet to see if you should treat the other dogs in the house. It's usually easily treated.
    ...
  15. Thread: Alaskan Cruise gdg

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    I have, it's great. Called it the poor man's...

    I have, it's great. Called it the poor man's cruise. I saw tons of sea life, met fun folks. It's tough with dogs though, they have to stay down in your vehicle and you can let them out only at...
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    Love, love, love my Roomba. Run it and empty it...

    Love, love, love my Roomba. Run it and empty it every day.
  17. Not a fan of Momentum in working dogs. Hard to...

    Not a fan of Momentum in working dogs. Hard to keep weight on with it when I tried it.
  18. Congrats to you, Missy and Bam! Nice weekend for...

    Congrats to you, Missy and Bam! Nice weekend for you!
    Sarah
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    As far as I know, Natural Balance is the only...

    As far as I know, Natural Balance is the only true, hypoallergenic OTC food. Your dog may or may not have loose stool due to food allergies or inflammatory bowel disease, there may be something else...
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    Have to put in my 2 cents, as canine...

    Have to put in my 2 cents, as canine hypothyroidism is so overdiagnosed and results can commonly be misinterpreted. All the laboratories listed on the OFA form are excellent laboratories to send a...
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    Thanks both for the info. The link did not work...

    Thanks both for the info. The link did not work :/
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    What if the dog comes in those 2-5 feet, sits...

    What if the dog comes in those 2-5 feet, sits straight, then completely refuses to look at you? Turning head side to side, avoidance of looking straight to you for the cast. The dog is yawning,...
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    I live way out, no phone line, no cell service, have Hughes net internet service. It's decent, not super speedy, but much more reliable than the previous satellite service of Starband. You can...
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    Congratulations Rob, Carma and Trudi!!! Sarah...

    Congratulations Rob, Carma and Trudi!!!

    Sarah Love
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    I feed Euk 30/20 to my retrievers and sled dogs. ...

    I feed Euk 30/20 to my retrievers and sled dogs. I like it but find when I have to increase their calories and feed more, their stools get soft. Anyone else see this consistently?
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