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01-09-2013 09:08 PM
Newton Ok. So I am having a new issue with Newton. Since being back to work these past couple weeks, the puppy has been primarily spending after work time with my fiancé as I have been working late.

Newton is starting to get very aggressive when we play and has started peeing all over when I am home (not out of excitement). Is he having an alpha male complex? And how do we correct it. Its I can deal with it now that he is 20lbs, but it will be an issue when he is 50 or even 80lbs.

Please advise

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01-04-2013 11:29 PM
Capone22 My puppy had some kind of infection when I brought her home. We never figured it out but after several different antibiotics over the course of a month or so it got better. But she never completely lost the pudding soft stool. I finally switched her over to raw and her stools are perfect.

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01-04-2013 11:22 PM
Newton That is the reason we are trying to make the food switch. I hope things start going better in the coming weeks, or we too may switch to raw.
01-04-2013 11:15 PM
onyx'girl my question about how many times, is based on the fillers certain brands of kibble have. My rawfed dogs poop once a day, and it isn't a big amount, because they utilize their nutrition. When you feed a lower quality kibble, you have to feed more and of course the dog will poop more often. Filler is just that, nothing nutritious that is absorbed.
I'd rather pay a bit more to pick up a bit less, and have the dog benefiting from the meal vs just having it work its way thru the system.
Of course pups eat more often, and go poop more, but I'd still feed a better nutrition, especially to a growing puppy.
01-04-2013 11:06 PM
Originally Posted by onyx'girl View Post
How many times does she poop a day?
4 or 5 times. Usually after dinner time.
01-04-2013 11:02 PM
Originally Posted by Newton View Post
What is Leptospirosis and why should it be avoided?

Thank you

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It's a bacterial infection and the vaccine should be avoided because it tends to make puppies very ill.
Many dogs aren't even prone to it so it makes no sense to vax for it, that and kennel cough, skip it, as well.
On the link I provided it shows core vs. non-core vaccines. Core vaccines ought to be done, while you can skip non-core vax unless your dog is very "at risk" to develop the illnesses which they protect against.
01-04-2013 10:59 PM
onyx'girl How many times does she poop a day?
01-04-2013 10:51 PM
MichaelE Lisl was brought home at 7 weeks and she's none the worse for wear now at almost nine weeks.

She is also on Purina Puppy Chow. In spite of what many here might think about Purina products, I've been raising dogs on Purina products for 30 years and all have faired well, none have died, and all dog health visits were positive. I'm not using the latest 'designer' dog food, but I stick with what works for my dogs over the years.

No sickness, fever, diarrhea, or other common puppy maladies. Her stools are firm, but not like a rock, and samples were negative for worms.
01-04-2013 10:41 PM
Newton Well, Newton has been given a clean bill of health for the time being. The vet advised to return if his diarrhea does not subside within a week.

He weighs 18lbs, can't wait to see how large he ends up being.
01-02-2013 08:12 AM
Originally Posted by msvette2u View Post
Definitely do a stool sample. Good luck at the vet

Here's the vaccine schedule recommended by the leading vet school in our corner of the country, btw. In our rescue we start puppies at 6-7 weeks of age, but only use 5-way vaccines.
Please start with 5-ways and do not let the vet give your puppy Leptospirosis vaccine. You will need to specify or else they may use it routinely.

Community Practice Vaccination Protocols from the College of Veterinary Medicine

Puppies 6,10 and 14 weeks or 8, 12 and 16 weeks
Repeat 1 year later
Then repeat every 3 years
Each patient should be evaluated for increased risk of exposure – may consider yearly protocols for these patients
Give in right shoulder

Start puppies at 12-16 weeks of age
Repeat 1 year later
Then repeat every 3 years or as required by state, provincial, and/or local requirements
Give in right rear limb
What is Leptospirosis and why should it be avoided?

Thank you

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