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Forum: Puppy Behavior Today, 10:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 645
Posted By blackshep
I agree Galathiel. OP perhaps start working on...

I agree Galathiel. OP perhaps start working on your 'leave it' command? That way is she gets wanting to sniff, you can give gentle pressure on the collar with a 'leave it' and carry on
Forum: General Puppy Stuff Today, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By blackshep
I would never do a surgery without being 100%...

I would never do a surgery without being 100% sure about something. Poor pup, I'm sorry you're going through this.

I think if you're careful and go slow, you can take him to the elevator and...
Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic) Today, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 133
Posted By blackshep
The day they come home! :)

The day they come home! :)
Forum: The Senior Dog Today, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By blackshep
Have you checked thyroid? That can do weird...

Have you checked thyroid? That can do weird things to their coats
Forum: Basic Care Today, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By blackshep
Does anyone have/use a dog treadmill? Are they...

Does anyone have/use a dog treadmill? Are they good for conditioning, building stamina?

My dog has a borderline hip and I want to keep her in shape, but I worry about throwing a ball for her...
Forum: Miscellaneous Dog Sports Today, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By blackshep
Yep, box work is never done! That is so...

Yep, box work is never done!

That is so awesome, I'd LOVE to see a vid. Wait until you get racing, it's so much fun!
Forum: Puppy Behavior Today, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 645
Posted By blackshep
Holy smokes, you're really angry over something...

Holy smokes, you're really angry over something that's not a big deal at all, I'd hate to see what happens if your dog actually does something worth getting upset over.

Check your emotions at...
Forum: Health Issues Yesterday, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By blackshep
A healthy immune system will keep giardia in...

A healthy immune system will keep giardia in check most often :)

Did your vet do a fecal test?
Forum: Health Issues Yesterday, 01:18 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 13,941
Posted By blackshep
Yay!! Wonderful update!

Yay!! Wonderful update!
Forum: Development & Socialization Yesterday, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,771
Posted By blackshep
The steroids were to get her reactions to...

The steroids were to get her reactions to allergens under control which resulted in the pyoderma/staph infection. Once her body got ahead of it with the prednisone, we transitioned her to Reactine...
Forum: Development & Socialization Yesterday, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,771
Posted By blackshep
My pup had it, I'm surprised your vet didn't...

My pup had it, I'm surprised your vet didn't start you on a dose of prednisone. Prednisone sucks, but it does help get it under control

My dog, after her meds, went onto Reactine. She's 70 lbs...
Forum: Miscellaneous Dog Sports Yesterday, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By blackshep
Expect awesomeness!! At the beginning,...

Expect awesomeness!!

At the beginning, it's not a lot of fun, just like starting any sport. You have to get a good foundation down. We always started with restrained recalls for pups, as they...
Forum: Health Issues Yesterday, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 524
Posted By blackshep
That can be the sign of a cracked/abscessed...

That can be the sign of a cracked/abscessed tooth. Smells like a rotting carcass.

I'd get tot he vet, especially if it came on suddenly.
Forum: B.A.R.F./Raw Feeding Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By blackshep
I believe so. I think it has to do with them...

I believe so. I think it has to do with them swallowing air.

There are people who feed horses with hay nets to either slow them down, reduce mess/wastage, or keep them from ingesting...
Forum: Puppies/Raw Diets Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By blackshep
check out the link David posted, but most people...

check out the link David posted, but most people start with chicken (some start with skin off initially, since fat can cause loose stool). After a couple of weeks, you can start adding some organ...
Forum: B.A.R.F./Raw Feeding 08-27-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By blackshep
http://avmajournals.avma.org/doi/abs/10.2460/javma...

http://avmajournals.avma.org/doi/abs/10.2460/javma.2000.217.1492?

"Approximately 20 and 52% of cases of GDV among the large breed and giant breed dogs, respectively, were attributed to having a...
Forum: B.A.R.F./Raw Feeding 08-27-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By blackshep
No, it's a published study on the AVMA website

No, it's a published study on the AVMA website
Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic) 08-26-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 493
Posted By blackshep
Do crate train! Do socialize as much as...

Do crate train!

Do socialize as much as reasonably possible, once your pet has had a round or two of shots. Be sensible about where you go in the meantime, stay away from pet stores etc, until...
Forum: B.A.R.F./Raw Feeding 08-26-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By blackshep
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10603564_10152204883360997_2070214448968234125_n.jpg?oh=91028a91f221833a2270d429456159ac&oe=546BFB84&__gda__=1417708690_6918a1dd884fd32d...
Forum: General Information 08-26-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 462
Posted By blackshep
I had a 36" crammed into the back of my Civic and...

I had a 36" crammed into the back of my Civic and it was too small for my 70 lb female. She could curl up ok, but was not big enough for her to stand up without ducking her head, I can't imagine...
Forum: B.A.R.F./Raw Feeding 08-26-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By blackshep
FYI, raised bowls are linked to increased risk of...

FYI, raised bowls are linked to increased risk of bloat
Forum: Puppies/Raw Diets 08-26-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By blackshep
Also heart is muscle meat not organ ;)

Also heart is muscle meat not organ ;)
Forum: Puppies/Raw Diets 08-26-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By blackshep
raw dog ranch is awesome!! I think your...

raw dog ranch is awesome!!

I think your proportions are out. Start with just muscle meat and bone for the first bit and gradually add in organ meat. 15% is too high in organ meat. Stick with...
Forum: Introductions & Welcome Mat 08-26-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By blackshep
Congrats! I've learned a lot off this forum, lots...

Congrats! I've learned a lot off this forum, lots of great brains here :)
Forum: Chat Room 08-22-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 381
Posted By blackshep
Best wishes for your dad!

Best wishes for your dad!
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