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About roscoe11

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  1. Gideon's girl posted this website For heartworm, Ivomec sheep drench. http://www.dogaware....l#08sheepdrench
  2. Anyone have a source for the 0.08% sheep drench ivermectin
  3. From what I am reading ivermectin is only problematic in dogs with the MDR1 gene mutation in high dosages, for example when treating mange, or other parasites. The way I am understanding this is if you are using ivermectin to prevent Heartworm (thus using a relatively small dose) it is safe even for dogs with the MDR1 gene mutation. It sounds like ivermectin is the active ingredient in a lot of the Heartworm prevention solutions, so If you have ever used Heartgard etc. then your dog has ben given ivermectin. The web site above posted a good chart on how to dilute ivermectin so over dosage is less of a threat Thanks everyone
  4. Hey what is the cheapest way to guard against fleas and heartworm. I was using trifexis but it is expensive and money is tight right now Thank you
  5. I have had GSDs in the past. Their lineage was from Germany so they where a different then the American German Shepherds you see at the park. For the most part they where hard, driven, focused, dogs. When I started looking for a Border Collie I got the same comments, "you have no idea what you are getting yourself into". It made me a little nervous, now I am very glad I did not listen to these people. My Border Collie does not need any more mental stimuli or exercise then my GSDs did. If you have had working dogs you probably know what you are getting in to. By the way not all Border Collies are soft or sensitive dogs. I would not consider my Border Collie a soft dog by any stretch. Good luck. From my anecdotal experience Border Collies are great dogs.
  6. Dexter has a mystery limp that shows up now and then. The ex-rays do not show anything obvious and my regular vet seems stumped. Does anyone know a vet in the Atlanta area the specializes in sports dogs. Thank you very much Thanks
  7. So the big round knuckle beef bones are not as bad as the beef leg bones? That's mostly what I get. Are beef neck bones OK Where do you get your bones?
  8. I give Dexter raw soup bones everyday. My vet recently told me because she sees a lot of broken teeth she does not recommend raw bones for dogs. What do you all think about this? Thanks
  9. Very cute and good luck with your new pup.
  10. If you had not heard Atlanta, Ga was shut down because of 2 inches of snow. Yes, I said 2 inches of snow. Thousands of people where stranded in there cars. School kids had to sleep in busses and classrooms. It goes on and on. But thats the bad news, the good news is that since I teach college i had the last three days off. Here's Dexter finding out that chasing a person sliding down a hill on a piece of cardboard is almost as fun as chasing sheep
  11. Picking Dexter was nerve racking. I new I was not going to have a pack of dogs to train and compete with, so the dog i picked had to be the right one. Also I had read how Border Collies can be a little soft, and did not think my personality would blend well with a soft dog. The breeder sent weekly updates, observations and video taped the puppy personality test. Before I went to pick up the pup I had a good idea witch dog I wanted. When the day came to pick the pup, I walked in to the pen with a large pull toy, Dexter was the first pup (out of 8) to run up to the toy, clamp down and hang on for dear life. That sealed the deal. Now at 2 1/2 years old he is a very outgoing, fearless, confident dog that shows no signs of being soft. He is the exact dog I thought he would be looking at the puppy test when he was 5 weeks old. I have found in my anecdotal experience that puppy tests are a very good predictor of an adult dogs personality. I have picked two other pups (GSDs) this way and have been very pleased. Does this mean that the dogs personality is cast in stone and will not be effected by the environment… no. But it gives you a good idea what the starting points are going to be.
  12. I know there is a lot of Concerned about over-vaccination, witch I know nothing about so here is my question. Dexter's annual checkup and shots are due. Last time he was in he got a three year rabies along with DA2PP, Laptospira, and Bordetella shots. besides the rabies, do these all need to be updated annually?
  13. Thanks everyone! it was a lot of fun. I can tell you that I was more then a little nervous leading up to the run. If it had not been poring rain a friend would have video it. I can hardly remember what happened I was so Hyperfocus on the moment. Emily it was good to meet you also
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