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  1. Thank you! All excellent points that I am sure I can incorporate. I did try searching for past posts, but most seemed to deal with older puppies or dogs; some that were more aggressive and others that were afraid. I knew I needed to get on this immediately. They are never out in that yard (or any yard) unsupervised at this age. My place is on 2 fenced acres, but I also have two fenced enclosures (one off the house for pottying -- which is where this is taking place) and the other further from the house and road which is a play yard.) At this age, they do NOT have full run of the 2 acres (except when on leash for walks)-- only the two yards and only when supervised. Here are their pics; they are Piper (white - girl) and Parker (red -boy)....and they are soooo much FUN!!!
  2. Hi We have a new border collie puppy (actually two) that are 12 weeks old. One has just noticed cars that go by on the road from the play yard (which sits about 50 feet away from the road - so it is not up against the road), and has started to run the fence to "chase" them. Knowing this is not a desirable response, and wanting to correct is asap, would love recommendations on how others would correct this. Thank you for any input.
  3. Another question: looking at pictures of the litter from the same parents (black and white sire x red and white dam). One puppy in the picture appears to be a red and white -- but with a black patch on his face around the eye. Is that possible (or is the camera playing tricks on me)? In two pics, the patch appears darker than the red on the rest of the puppy, and looks to be black. And there are no tan eyebrows like with a tri.
  4. THANK YOU!! I found that article easy to read, easy to understand, and the answer to my question!
  5. Hi I am looking at border collie puppies from a working farm. The father is black and white and the mother is red and white. Two of the puppies have predominately white bodies - one with black markings on the head and some ticking. The other is predominately white with some black on the head and some black patches on the black. Does this mean these dogs carry what is called the white factor? Does it mean they could possibly be deaf and or blind? I'm very confused about what I read about white. Any information will be helpful. thank you!
  6. I also have been checking back and hoping for better news. They never live long enough, and we are so privileged to have had them for such a short time. My sincere condolences....and he will live on in your heart.
  7. wow. This has happened to two good friends of mine. One has been giving fluids for over 6 months now, and the dog is still responding well. The other gave fluids for about 6 weeks, and all seemed fine until a very rapid deterioration last week, and after upping the fluids to no avail, it led to having the dog being PTS. Both dogs were elderly. So I agree with Liz's statement that it is variable.
  8. So, so sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Kipp.
  9. Did you take a stool sample to the vet? I'd take the first stool sample of the morning. I've had similar symptoms with hook.
  10. I have used pumpkin for more than one day....and I have a friend who uses it as an additive all the time!! I, also, have heard that it is good for constipation. Go figure.
  11. two heaping tablespoons (out of the silverware drawer) usually does the trick for me.
  12. this? http://www.thesmartcollar.com/web/ This from a site that sells them: The Smart Collar ´╗┐This innovative collar uses ionic technology to reduce your dog's shedding by promoting healthier circulation and increased blood flow, keeping hair follicles alive longer. Safe, comfortable and environmentally friendly, it's embedded with ion magnetic chips throughout the underpadding. Nylon webbing with contoured quick-release buckle. Colors: Green, Black or Red. Sizes: S (8"-12"), M (12"-16"), L (17"-22"), XL (22"-28"). **** Item #: D13335 Price: $39.95
  13. Well, got sick and tired of the biting and stopped at the vet yesterday, and she gave me Comfortis. She told me to feed them and give it 5 minutes later....not to give it on an empty stomach. I vacuumed, changed bedding and gave it to them yesterday around 5 p.m. Today...no biting, scratching, nothing!! I agree it was worth every penny!! Only trouble is it doesn't kill ticks (but it can be used with Frontline.) I am lovin' the Comfortis.
  14. Alligande - what area are you from? I have always used Frontline and only when needed (not monthly) so I can't image that my dogs or the fleas have developed an immunity to it...and yet, starting about in early June, I have been battling fleas. They are biting and scratching and the Frontline Plus doesn't seem to be having any effect on the fleas. I have also been vacuuming like crazy. I am in Western Pennsylvania. I have used DE in my kennels to control crawling insects, but never on my dogs. Is it really safe to dust them with that??? Any info would be appreciated as I am going nuts trying to stop this. Gonna call the Vet tomorrow.
  15. Trying hard not to be jealous...he is bea-u-ti-ful!!!! Congrats! I, too, want a smoothie next time.
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