|06-25-2014 05:08 PM|
Isabella: Turned 6 months old today.
Bella went to the vet for a nail trim and a weigh in today. She has gained nearly 30% from the last visit at 50 pounds early in May.
She still has her girly figure: rolleyes:
Still no signs of her going into heat or other problems.
|06-03-2014 10:32 AM|
This GSD is a Beaver / Woodpecker...
She know's to get into the crate -- without a big fuss.
Thanks, Selzer, I have tried to make her all she can be.. Bella, @ 5 months was larger then most of the dogs I saw at the K-9 demonstration. A few were bigger, they were males, she is one large female pup, who was supposed to be the runt of the litter. Who know's.. It's all speculation when you see a pup you love.. Loving and getting to know the word gentle..
You should see how well my wife does in this challenging situation, she really is getting the hang of a high drive animal, fast.. Yeah !
|06-02-2014 04:18 PM|
Los Angeles County Police Canine Association Demonstration
Los Angeles County Police Canine Association Demonstration Saturday, May 31, 2014 Santa Monica College, CA. A great day, it will always' be remembered.
|06-02-2014 03:28 PM|
|selzer||Nice looking pup!|
|06-02-2014 03:22 PM|
Picture taken on, May 13, 2014
50 lbs. 21 weeks old
|05-30-2014 06:50 PM|
Just passed five months of age may 25th.
Isabella, is five months old. Nothing really important to report. On June 25, 2014 at 6 months, I will post more recent pictures. Teeth are coming in. Chewing on balcony 2" X 2" wood vertical's while I am not close by. Learning how to be a guard dog from the Schutzhund, Jack Russell Terrier, Nelson. Follows the leader of the pack. Bite's him on the neck, in play. Nelson is teaching Bella to growl while playing, "tug a war" with a double knotted rope toy.
Going down stairs is not an issue. Cut carrot's out of her diet and the redness in the ear's is gone. She is large like a male, large head, long and lean, jumps pretty high on block walls during walks for playtime. Heal's pretty well on lead. More attentive at 5 months then at 3 or 4 months. More eye contact. Waiting for first heat. She will not ever have puppies, as their are much better examples out there. Her long, lean, slow sloping top line is very nice. She is not heavily angulated and I am happy about that. Met a great trainer, we have had some discussions, but there is no issues thus far where a 2 hour session @ $300.00 for a professional K-9 handler retired police Sergeant is necessary now, as I am leaning towards Bella being a "PTSD" dog as I really love when a older person (70+) wishes to be loved on, "she pours on the charm and really shines in that area." We will see.
All is good in GSD land, free Hamburger, cooked Chicken and lots of coconut oil for a nice shiny shed free black coat.
|05-13-2014 10:23 AM|
|sehrgutcsg||A few pictures. Chasing a squirrel up a tree..|
|05-12-2014 01:43 PM|
Sometimes Love just ain't Enough ....
Yes, you will be remembered... Mississppi
|05-11-2014 02:56 PM|
From Hamburger City, CA
Dog had urine test for UTI yesterday @ $115- with meds. + the office visit. The vet calls and say's the white count is elevated, (yes I know). Ph is off maybe on the acidic side and she has crystals. Well smart guy, we have her on bentonite powder (animin montmorillonite powder) the amount was recently doubled as she weighs 50 pounds now, and it is exiting the body.
The Animin is great, has worked wonder's, but now it's just not necessary everyday. As a cleanse, once a week, maybe, if it indeed caused the UTI, it's rocks and minerals, so don't be too surprised if you see crystals in the urine, because no matter how fine the powder is; it must exit the body, taking with it, any impurities the negative charged ions pick up, and eliminate.. Were talking about 72 trace minerals, very important, but a potential risk of infection...
|05-11-2014 09:50 AM|
Vet visit yesterday and just a mere troublesome UTI issue...
From Hamburger City, CA
Bella, was acting funny. She got into my daughter's bathroom trash can, may not be related. She wanted and acted like she wanted to pee, squatted but nothing several times. We went for a walk and after the initial pee, she tried again 6 - 7 times on around the block walk. So, I investigated the fact I was off a week on my last post, 20 weeks old on Wed. this coming week, thought maybe an early heat > ? No, not the case.
This is where I get upset with the protocol of vet's, my vet included, their like politicians, all of them, staff included. The girl on the phone tried to convince me that my urine sample could be contaminated. I ran through the dishwasher a Tupperware that was held under the dog. She insisted that the dog urine sample would be best obtained at the office by subcutaneous injection to the bladder or direct from the urethra. I said a very firm; "male ego" NO NOT HAPPENING your way. Not only of cost, but discomfort.
Next issue, I grilled my vet of 27 years for more information. He took the sample and dipped a swab for; "white blood cell count," Okay, $65.00 for urine to be sent to the lab and HE already know's which medicine to use, again; "notso happy."
He comes back into the room and say's it's a # 1... > ? What does # 1 mean I asked in a stern voice?? He replied; that on a # 4 scale, Bella had an elevated white blood count of 25%. Finally, I am getting somewhere in this mystical world of Vet. medicine. Keflex every 12 hours for 7 days will cure your issue SGCSG...
Started medicine, waiting on test results today.
This is what bother's me. I was schooled in this in; 1987. We did not run tests. We gave pups worm medicine anyway, we gave sick dog's antibiotics, we gave ice cubes to dehydrated dogs, we sidestepped every possible effort on a vets part to charge money for unnecessary tests. Yes, we X-rayed hips, but we saved thousands of dollars every step of the way and now, 27 years later, were back in kindergarten, looking like fools at the vet's office, and paying the price. Soothing video's of kitty cats, on the TV then WHAM, $400 visit for some poor uneducated fool. Even the cash register dinged like a Las Vegas Slot machine. They need to give dog owner's doggie downer's upon arrival to soothe their nerves as they will up-sell you a bath, upon pick-up from boarding.. I am a capitalist, not a dog-gone fool..
Sorry for the rant, there's good info in my post !!!
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