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Old 01-15-2013, 07:57 AM   #31 (permalink)
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She is absolutely adorable and I too wish you both all the very best.

Just out of curiosity are you in Australia too (the KG and Kelpie comments)?
yes we are in victoria. from what i've found there are a few other people in Oz with dwarf gsds.
thankyou for your good wishes.

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Old 01-16-2013, 01:43 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I'm in Vic too!

Have you heard anything more about the results?
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:32 AM   #33 (permalink)
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one lot of blood test results are back in... she has low t4, i think the vet said it was 11 when it should be 18 - 40 in a dog & higher in a puppy. i'll correct that info if i'm mistaken, it was a lot to take in over the phone while i was at work today. we're getting some tablets to improve this tomorrow & another blood test in 6 weeks to see how she's responding. the dna test can take up to 21 days to confirm if the genetic defect is present & she is or isn't a dwarf.
other than the low t4 her blood shows no other concerning issues. there were a lot of little things he said were normal but the ones i remember are the red & white cells are good, no diabetes & no indication of kidney problems at this stage.
so it's not all bad news today...
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:37 AM   #34 (permalink)
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That sounds pretty good, at least you are on top of this. Hoping the tablets help
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:36 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Just checking in to see how you are both going?
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Just checking in to see how you are both going?
thanks bianca, we are going well here. we are taking 1/4 of a 400 mcg thyroxine tablet twice daily (quite happily with a little bit of peanut butter on it usually!) another blood test to check thyroid levels due at the start of march. still no results from the dna test, i'd say we'll hear next week. growing slowly, 5.3 kilos now at almost 18 weeks! she has lost 8 milk teeth now, all replaced with healthy adult teeth. occasional skin irritations on the belly & ears but nothing drastic. emu oil or sudocream seem to soothe them at this stage.
just waiting for test results to see if we need to start the growth hormones. otherwise we have a happy, energetic, (spoilt??) cheeky little girl who eats anything & gets a lot of attention wherever she goes!
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She is as cute as a button and so lucky to have landed with you!

I'll watch this thread for updates, so glad she mainly seems pretty healthy and fingers are crossed for a long and happy life.

Oh, she is just TOO cute, look at that precious face. I wish you the very best!
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Oh geeez! She is so super cute! I lover her little face and want to cuddle her.
She is lucky to have you to take good care of her.

Keep us updated on her condition please!

Maybe, some more pictures?
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Keeping everything crossed that she continues to thrive
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Hi from another fellow Victorian

Gypsy is cute as could we see some more pictures?

You know I'm surprised people haven't started to purposely try to breed shepherds like that, they would appeal to a lot of people :/ ( NO I do not think that's a good idea!!!!)


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