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    BC, Spending time with My BC. Traveling with my BC. Did I mention BC's?

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  1. NW_MONTANA_BC

    Can we talk testicles

    Thanks Journey for telling it like it is. I've learned a lesson here. I have the documentation from my 72 hour visit but I am not sure its worth the hassle. I would rather get the word out to stay away, far away from this breeder. In the mean time I will get an appointment with the vet and take care of what I have to, and then provide Tucker with the best possible home and life I possibly can.
  2. NW_MONTANA_BC

    Can we talk testicles

    I take it you were not very impressed at what you saw on that site. I haven't been either. She had at least 8 litters of puppies in a 2 week period. And I really don't like all the colorings of the pups. She been on the number one and two spot of the high breeder list for a few years now. Never again will consider buying a pup there again. She did return my e-mail saying that Tucker had 2 dropped testicles when she had the pup at the vet prior to me buying him. I don't no how you could tell at 5 or 6 weeks old. Well this is her statement When Tucker went to my vet and had his shots, both of his testicles were there. Sometimes with male puppies, they can get sucked back up in the cavity, which is out of my control. It has happened before and then later they come back down. Sometimes they don't. When your vet neuters him, he will be able to find the testicles and take them out, if they haven't dropped back down by then. That will prevent any health issues down the road. The papers were sent in to the ABCA last week (I register the pups after the litter is all sold and in their new homes), His last sibling left a couple of weeks ago, and as soon as I got his new name from his owners, the litter was sent in. So as soon as the ABCA sends the registration papers back to me, I will send them right out. This new secretary is very slow. Sometimes she takes 6-8 weeks to get papers back.
  3. NW_MONTANA_BC

    Can we talk testicles

    I wonder if mine did. He never mentioned it to me or did I see it on his written report. Hmmmm
  4. NW_MONTANA_BC

    Can we talk testicles

    I did take him in to see a vet within 72 hours and it is all documented with her. At six weeks old he did not find this. Tucker has been back to the vet several times with no mention of it. I sent her an e-mail and will follow up with a phone call tomorrow .
  5. NW_MONTANA_BC

    Can we talk testicles

    Here is his guarantee. Of corse I don not know if it covers testicles?
  6. NW_MONTANA_BC

    Can we talk testicles

    He came from here: http://www.jawannabordercollies.com/about.html I believe there was some kind of guarantee. I will have to dig it out. Fly was his mother and Scrooge was his father.
  7. NW_MONTANA_BC

    Can we talk testicles

    I do not know if there is a family history of this with Tucker. I got him at 6 weeks old but I don't really recall but I think not. What is a US? I have not talked with the breeder though I was planning too because I still have not received his ABCA Papers.
  8. At 20 weeks old Tuckers testicles have not drop down yet. Is this something to be worried about or is this normal in a Border Collie? I have been reading some about this, but not specific to BC's, and it seems like everyone is saying they should have dropped down by now. I have read it is dangerist for a dogs testicles to stay up so long. I don't know but it has me worried. I was not going to have him neutered until he was much older but now I am not sure what to do.
  9. NW_MONTANA_BC

    What else could I do

    Not all.........I am not sure what some of them are. I will have to do more checking.
  10. NW_MONTANA_BC

    What else could I do

    All the test came back negative. I asked why they had him on antibiotics they said that his stomach and intestines were inflamed from the diarrhea and it was for a precautionary measure. They said if he is not doing better by Monday to bring him back in. They wanted me to put him on a special food (Hills ID) diet and I told them that i already had him on boiler white rice and chicken. The Hills ID was $3.00 for a small can and it would take 1 1/2 to 2 can a day to feed him. I did by a couple cans the last time and it had a lot of rice in it. So I am going to see how he does on boiled chicken and rice, finish his meds and then determine what I need to do after that if anything.
  11. NW_MONTANA_BC

    What else could I do

    At the vets now with a stool sample they said they would run tests for worms, giardia, and coccidia. I am waiting for the results.
  12. NW_MONTANA_BC

    What else could I do

    They did treat Tucker for coccidia with Albion when he was 8 weeks old. He is 19 weeks now. I don’t no if he tested for giardia. Changing the protein, do you mean from beef to chicken or fish? D’ELLE........I don’t know what they found in his stool sample. They said at first they could not run it because it was diarrhea. Then the vet came in and they decided too but he had all ready prescribed the meds. So good question. I don’t know
  13. NW_MONTANA_BC

    What else could I do

    Update on Tucker with advice needed..........Tucker has been on his meds for a week now. All though there is a significant improvement in his diarrhea, he still has a soft stool that's more like a cow patty. It does have some form sometimes but it's generally very very soft. He does not have the urge to go now as he did before and he is not going in his crate any more. I have taken him off TOTW food and put him on another brand but it still does make a difference. He has another 7 days of meds left. Should I be concerned and take him back to the vet or continue with his meds and assess after he has completed them. Maybe change his diet to boiled rice and chicken. I am not sure what I need to do here.
  14. NW_MONTANA_BC

    Failed Obedience Class

    Yes GentleLakes I agree. This is what I have been doing lately for just a few minutes 3 or 4 times a day. He learns easily, its his biting and over-stimulation that bothers me the most. It seems it's the only way he knows how to play. It takes the fun out of it for me. I just have to keep in mind, he's a puppy.
  15. NW_MONTANA_BC

    Failed Obedience Class

    Maybe there some misunderstanding here. It is an hour drive there, and Tucker is crated and usually sleeps, but if he doesn't I give him a Bully Stick to chew on and he has his toys in the crate.. After we get there he comes out of the crate and we walk around on the grass and play until class is going to start. There are other dogs there he likes to see and does get to play a little with them outside. Granted he is his crate 1 hour there and 1 hour home but he does not seem to mind that at all. He always like going for a ride and is the first one at the door of the truck. I believe the class portion is way too long for him. I can see his disinterest about a 1/2 hour into the class. So while I think the over all experience seem good for him the length of the class is too long.
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