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04-06-2014 10:18 PM
RebelGSD Awwww, he is a baby, he wants attention. Poor guy, he lost his home twice... He may be stressed out... Hoping for the best, good luck!
04-06-2014 09:26 PM
Dmctruby Vet check up and X-rays all normal. Things were great until 2 days ago he decided to stop eating. He had eaten his entire meals in less than 5 mins. I did two days with the routine of putting the bowl down for 30 mins , if he did no eat (which he did not) i took the food away. On the 3rd night I got concerned and gave him some food by hand. I got played, he ate the entire 2lb raw meal (same food I always used ) when in hand feed him.

So looks like I am in for a rough few days as know I know he likes the food he was just manipulating me. Back to putting the food down and taking it away and not giving in this time until he decides to eat for himself.
04-04-2014 10:22 AM
Lark That is good news. What a beautiful dog, and I bet your daughter is thrilled he is back.
04-04-2014 10:16 AM
Blanketback I hope you get a clean bill of health for Kobe. I followed this thread, and was so happy for you when you got him back! My boy has a heart arrhythmia, and that really freaked me out, seeing his weird heartbeats. Good luck!
04-04-2014 10:00 AM
Dmctruby Thx again to everyone. Will post status after the X-ray but I think all will be fine. He slept MUCH better last night. Was probably his stupid owners nerves making the dog all uptight. Kobe on the deck at home, good to have him back home
04-04-2014 12:27 AM
Midnight12 Ahhh I hope all comes out okay for you and doggy. You clearly love him.
04-03-2014 08:25 PM
Dmctruby Update. After returning the dog to the breeder yesterday I decided to bring the videos to a local vet. He reviewed and said he did not see any cause for major concern. He said if I was worried, after a physical exam he would take chest X-rays and discuss if a 24 hr heart monitor EKG review was needed.

Fortunately the breeder allowed me to take the dog back. He said he stands behind his health 100 percent and stands behind me. I knew him to be an honest and caring person so I feel better with this plan. I don't want to give up on this dog.

Will keep you posted on the results when I have my vet do the check and tests.
04-03-2014 12:11 AM
Dmctruby In my short 3 day ownership with this wonderful dog I did get very attached. The breeder/trainer is an upstanding person. He agreed with me something was off inspite of his own vets assessment that the dog was fine.

With my own heavy heart I returned the dog for a refund. The breeder is not reselling him, he is keeping the lovely dog for himself and will pursue the issue further.

If I could describe the perfect dog, this was it. An amazing gentle disposition yet razor sharp obedience.

In the end I had to think about his longevity and potential financial cost. These were considerations more with my 16yr old daughter in mind than myself. She was heart broken we were not keeping him, but she would be devastated as I would if he had a short life or health issues. Having spent $10,000 to purchase and allotting a very generous budget for a premium raw diet and other "normal" care expenses a costly heart condition was not something I could risk. I had a limit and a college fund to build and had to draw a line on expenses.

My thanks to all who replied. I am not sure the crying in our house is over yet, we miss him, but we know he is being watched more closely now and in good care.

I tried to post a pic, hope it works.
04-02-2014 06:57 PM
K9POPPY Just like with people that have heart problems are often advised to get a second opinion, you can lay your worries to rest with another vet's exam of your GSD. We have seen a lot of heart problems thru the years, and personally, I am worried with your GSD- IMHO! Bob
04-02-2014 05:57 PM
carmspack how is the dog during the day time ? Have you had any prolonged exercise? Does he start breathing heavily ? show irregular gait ?
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