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  1. Please read: article here This is very important. Our Governor is looking to repeal the Hayden Law, which would allow shelters to euthanize a lost pet within 72 hours. In addition, shelters would no longer be required to offer veterinary care nor would they be required to keep records.
  2. It is the last premolar before the molar on the top and the first molar before the premolar on the bottom. So it almost looks like she tried to break something by placing it toward the back of her mouth. The only thing I give her to chew on is meaty chicken bones (breast, wings, and now legs). However, I have caught her trying to chew on tree branches in the firewood pile. And when she chews, she chews to break. She also likes to chew on her rubber chuck it ball. Maybe it is abrasion from trying to chew something she wasn't suppose to. All I know is she chews to destroy and I was nervous that maybe her teeth are too soft for bones, but her teeth get so dirty so fast. In fact, she has been eating raw for almost a month and she still does not have all the tarter gone...getting better but still. And she is really young still too. Just turned 2. Does eating raw wear teeth faster?
  3. Can you tell me your thoughts on feeding chicken legs? I am concerned about breaking teeth. I have given them lately and just had a look at Daisy's teeth and noticed not a tooth completely broken, but the edge looks like it has lost its smoothness.....like very very very small piece missing. Maybe I better go back to wings and breasts. I don't want to give up entirely because her teeth get so dirty so fast and she refuses to let me clean them with a brush...it is a battle just to look at her teeth. Thanks for the help.
  4. Diane I am so sorry for your loss. I was hoping so much for a different outcome. Thinking of your family during this difficult time.
  5. I am so sorry. You and Lacee are in my thoughts.
  6. "Away To Me follows five top ranked international competitors from South Africa, Canada, Ireland and the U.S. in the lead up to, and during the 2011 Soldier Hollow Classic, one of the premier sheepdog trials in the world, held annually outside Park City, Utah." http://www.sheepdogmovie.com/
  7. Looks like Maggie is going to be ok, but will more than likely never be able to herd cattle again: http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2011/07/06/injured-cattle-dog-heading-home-after-recovering-from-hit-and-run/
  8. Just wanted to say thanks so much for the reply. It was really helpful. I think I will do lots of asking around. For now, I am keeping her out of situations where bees frequent the most and waiting till evenings to take her out for walks. She is not happy about it, but I would rather that than an even more serious reaction. I know even with being as cautious as I have been, something can still go wrong so I would really like to have a plan in place.
  9. Unfortunately I found out my BC has a moderate bee allergy with symptoms that have bordered on anaphylactic shock. The emergency vet is advising that we have an epipen on hand (and doing everything possible to keep her away from bees) because her symptoms have progressed from the first bee sting last summer. However, my regular vet is on the fence because her initial symptom is quite generic which could lead to giving the epipen when it is not needed. My regular vet thought was to start with benadryl because she feels the epipen also has some negative side effects. Once stung, epipen or benadryl she would still need to be seen by the vet to be monitored. She was stung last summer (which I saw) and this second time I did not see. Last summer her fist symptom was vomiting followed by being lethargic. This time it was vomiting again, then lethargic, finally heavy breathing and unsteady/drunken like gait which led to collapsing. Once at the emergency vet she began to swell and had a few hive like bumps on her face. They then gave her benadryl and a steroid. I tried doing some research but have not found much about epipens for dogs. With people the rule of thumb seems to be if there are two or more systems of the body being affected, then you give the epipen because it could mean there is a strong indication of a systemic reaction. Also there seems to be a conflict with using benadryl first because it can potentially mask the anaphylactic reaction. And it seems you have a 30 min window to give the epipen or it may not work. In my case, the closest emergency vet is about 30 min away so that does not leave much time for a wait and see approach. I just don't know if this information would hold true for dogs as well. The emergency vet did say that allergies for dogs are similar to humans. If anyone has used an epipen on a dog or has any information, it would be greatly appreciated as I don't know which way to go with this.
  10. Are you sure she is not cantering like the poodle in the video below? I thought Daisy ran strange until I did a search on youtube and found this video. lol. Daisy is about 2 to 3 months younger than Sita and canters often. Especially when she is just kind of sniffing the grass and looking for things to pick up. She will run when she is chasing after the ball or something else. But she canters on the way back or when she gets distracted. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSHb98-C8V4
  11. Sending you more mojo! I will keep Ollie in my prayers.
  12. 247Shane and stockdogranch, Does this person ever dump litters at animals shelters or are the puppies considered the money makers??? If she does dump puppies, do you know how far North they get dumped at the various shelters?
  13. Hi Everyone, I have not participated in the forum much lately, but I wanted to give an updated about Daisy and also ask some questions about exercise. 1. Daisy is showing great improvement with her fear of cars thanks to all of the help here on the forum. I have been driving Daisy to the park to play every evening and just this week she finally decided it would be nice to stay standing and look out the window! That is sure a big turn around from shaking and staying on the floor with her head buried under a blanket. 2. She rarely barks at unfamiliar dogs. She now wants to meet them and tries to play with them. She is still cautious at first, kind of creeps up on all fours, but no longer urinates from fear and once she is convinced they wont do anything to her she is ready to play. 3. She has made progress with not barking at bikes, but we still have some work to do with children. Children have been very difficult for her and I know she makes parents nervous so it has been very difficult to work on this. Finally my question about exercise. I know over exercising puppies has been talked about here before, but I am wondering at 13 months of age, how much is too much? Right now we walk two miles every day which breaks down to two 30 min walks basically. In the evening she runs at the park. I have been very cautious about doing anything with a ball or frisbee. At some point, I would like to be able to find an activity like throwing the ball for 15 min (maybe 5 min at a time??) during the day to take a break from working and to get her outside as she starts pulling papers off my desk. I can tell she is getting annoyed. I know breaks would be good for the both of us as I tend to not take breaks while designing on the computer. Is she still too young to introduce the ball? Her hips and knees were x-rayed last month at U.C. Davis and they said everything is excellent thus far (I posted a few months ago on here about the popping I was hearing). I just don't want to mess things up for her later on in life.
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