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  1. Thread: matted eyes

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    I do not think matted eyes are ever normal. Is...

    I do not think matted eyes are ever normal. Is your dog outside where the flies can get to it?

    Meredith
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    Got the Gun Dog ones recommended above. Actually...

    Got the Gun Dog ones recommended above. Actually they look just like the ones I have. I just could not remember where I bought them.

    Meredith
  3. In the wild eating placentas served a purpose--to...

    In the wild eating placentas served a purpose--to hide the birth from predators. No real need for that now and most of our domesticated dogs cannot handle it without stomach upset or vomiting.

    If...
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    unfortunately they are back ordered on white...

    unfortunately they are back ordered on white ones, with no idea of when they will be available.

    Meredith
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    Where to buy bumpers

    I have not purchased bumpers in probably 10+ years. Who has the best priced, long lasting ones? I cannot see a brand name on the ones I have. Looking for 2-inch, no valves.

    Thanks.

    Meredith
  6. There are cataracts that are hereditary and some...

    There are cataracts that are hereditary and some that are not. In Labs, punctate cataracts are usually not hereditary.

    Eye exams should be done ANNUALLY in breeding animals. I would NOT buy a pup...
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    CERF is no longer keeping the eye exam database....

    CERF is no longer keeping the eye exam database. It is now maintained by OFA. I checked the link to CERF and that website is down.

    If you submit your results to OFA, it shows the date of the...
  8. Good points--I had not thought of titles showing...

    Good points--I had not thought of titles showing up on pedigrees.

    Meredith
  9. AKC awards performance titles to mixed breed dogs...

    AKC awards performance titles to mixed breed dogs all the time--you do not have to have a purebred dog to run Hunt Tests or obedience, agility, rally, etc. You need an ILP number to run HTs but I am...
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    To the original poster--if you choose to rehome...

    To the original poster--if you choose to rehome this dog there are tremendous liabilities. You know the dog has an aggression problem which you must disclose but in our litigious society I would...
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    some girls will train like normal, others will be...

    some girls will train like normal, others will be space cadets. You just have to see how your girl reacts.

    I do avoid water work when they are in heat. The cervix can open up during the heat...
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    First would be a trip to the veterinarian for...

    First would be a trip to the veterinarian for bloodwork to see if there is a thyroid imbalance or anthing else that would cause such a swing in behavior. Right around two the male dogs go a bit...
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    40% is NOT very good!!!! It should be 60% or...

    40% is NOT very good!!!! It should be 60% or better.

    I have done fresh chilled surgical AI and got a big litter. I have done numerous frozen surgical on different bitches and all resulted in...
  14. My Labs over the last thirty years have lived...

    My Labs over the last thirty years have lived well into their teens, the oldest being three months shy of 17.

    Then a couple of years ago I lost a dog at 10 to a rare form of cancer. And then a few...
  15. Thread: A yeasty Lab

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    There is anti-yeast medcation that I will not...

    There is anti-yeast medcation that I will not even try to spell. Having a yeast overload like that is not normal--there are ways to get rid of the yeast, which will include finding the right food. ...
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    Not binocular, but I got one in the "bargain...

    Not binocular, but I got one in the "bargain cave" at Cabela's for a decent price.

    Meredith
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    I did not say all forms were inherited. I just...

    I did not say all forms were inherited. I just said there are lots of forms and the DNA test only addresses one of them.

    Meredith
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    Is it for a short box?

    Is it for a short box?
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    Well for the last 30 years when I took a dog into...

    Well for the last 30 years when I took a dog into my doc for hip and elbow x-rays (usually prelims at a year and then finals at 2) he has always checked the knees for tightness to see if there is any...
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    And the other difficulty is that PRA-prcd often...

    And the other difficulty is that PRA-prcd often does not present in Labs until eight years old. By then a bitch's breeding career is over…

    And my doc did say "dozens" of forms of PRA. He may have...
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    According to the veterinary ophthalmologist who...

    According to the veterinary ophthalmologist who looked at my dogs for almost 30 years (and was the head of his department at a teaching hospital) it is important to remember that even with the...
  22. Thread: Hot Spots?

    by mwk56
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    I use an Absorber cloth on my dogs when they come...

    I use an Absorber cloth on my dogs when they come out of the water. Really helps pull water out of the coat--use under the neck, on the chest, everywhere!

    Meredith
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    There is an option on the puppy registration...

    There is an option on the puppy registration papers to register the chip when you register the pup. I have always used the AKC registration, so this makes it easier for the puppy buyer. All on one...
  24. The old joke was to call all the neighbor dogs,...

    The old joke was to call all the neighbor dogs, run them through your house and problem solved!

    I am sorry that you are dealing with this. I had the issue many, many years ago and Advantage had...
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    Any information you get will be subjective. You...

    Any information you get will be subjective. You would have to take a litter of pups, preferably a large litter, split the litter in half, hopefully with same number of males and females. Then use...
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