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by cheetome
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best dog trailer
Replies: 1
Views: 868

Best dog trailer

I'm in the market for a dog trailer. I've never owned one so I'm looking for input on the better options out there. Would like a tandem axle and 6 to 8 hole. Please share your thoughts and experiences. Obviously want the best bang for the buck so pros and cons you may have had or heard of would be g...
by cheetome
Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Won't point wild birds
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Re: Won't point wild birds

That is exactly what I was thinking but I didn't want to accuse. I think the dog is shutting down. Easier to do nothing and not get hit I suppose. I will try to get out with him when testing is over. I can report back with what I see. Thank you for the reply.
by cheetome
Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Won't point wild birds
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Won't point wild birds

I have a friend who has a 17 month old setter. I don't train with him but he has come out a few times for help. He said his dog wouldn't point but after our first session the dog was pointing beautifully. He got better each time he was out(4-5×) He also claimed the dog was gun sensative or shy but m...
by cheetome
Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Vomiting
Replies: 6
Views: 1847

Re: Vomiting

Vet can only get her in on Saturday. So I guess wait and see.
by cheetome
Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Vomiting
Replies: 6
Views: 1847

Re: Vomiting

She throws up like an hour or more after eating. Not a fast eater either and the bowl is elevated.
by cheetome
Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Vomiting
Replies: 6
Views: 1847

Vomiting

Dog vomited about a week and a half ago and then was fine for several days then she threw up again Sunday night. Only one time then she was good by Monday afternoon. She eats drinks and poops. Stools are not firm but not overly loose either. Then tonight she ate and threw up an hour and a half later...
by cheetome
Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: gsp with hair loss
Replies: 42
Views: 10500

Re: gsp with hair loss

what would the ultrasound be for? I have thought the same about the urinary thing but both vets seem to just blow it off, almost don't even address it seems I have had to repeat just to be sure they heard me talk about it.
by cheetome
Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: gsp with hair loss
Replies: 42
Views: 10500

Re: gsp with hair loss

She also said LD was out. Got more antibiotics and a prescription for allergy food that will run $80-90 a bag!
by cheetome
Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: gsp with hair loss
Replies: 42
Views: 10500

Re: gsp with hair loss

Vet did test the antibodies at my request. Came back normal. She still wants to go the food allergy route. I am not happy with that as I said dog has zero itching. She still stands by saying the dog is not thyroid because her levels were normal and after 8 weeks she started to get small pustules and...
by cheetome
Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: gsp with hair loss
Replies: 42
Views: 10500

Re: gsp with hair loss

Well vet called back with test results. Thyroid levels normal. So she wants to stop the thyroid treatment because the lab told her the dog would not have had the bumps return and hair regrowth should have started. She said the antibiotics the first vet had the dog on can cause thyroid levels to show...
by cheetome
Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: gsp with hair loss
Replies: 42
Views: 10500

Re: gsp with hair loss

That is a great point. I remember the vet saying she was doining a full panel as the first vet I saw was not but I do not remember hearing her say anything about the antibodies. I will ask her about this as well. Thanks for the the help everyone. I expect a call tomorrow and will post back. Like I s...
by cheetome
Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: gsp with hair loss
Replies: 42
Views: 10500

Re: gsp with hair loss

Not that I know of but they may not be looking in that direction since there is no itching or soreness. I will talk to the vet about though when she calls with the thyroid recheck results.
by cheetome
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: gsp with hair loss
Replies: 42
Views: 10500

Re: gsp with hair loss

Well my dog has been on .5mg soloxine for 7 weeks now. Had blood drawn again to see where we are at. Hair has not come back as of yet and she started to get pustules again last Thursday. If her levels come back normal I am going to pull my own hair out as this will most likely mean something else is...
by cheetome
Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: launcher question
Replies: 24
Views: 6027

Re: launcher question

I would like to see the floater setup myself :lol:
by cheetome
Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: launcher question
Replies: 24
Views: 6027

launcher question

I am looking to buy 2-3 launchers and can't decide if I should spend a few extra dollars and get the dt bl509's or go with the lcs launchers(i see gundog supply also carries the same ones) i think these are the innotec with a new name and I have read and heard bad things about innotec. i have seen a...
by cheetome
Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: gsp with hair loss
Replies: 42
Views: 10500

Re: gsp with hair loss

Update on dogs condition. Met with a new vet for a second opinion. I spent two and 1/2 hours in the room with the vet. 1 of the first things she commented on was why the vet was using the local hospital to get bloodwork and thyroid or any lab checked. She did say they are faster in an emergency but ...
by cheetome
Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: gsp with hair loss
Replies: 42
Views: 10500

Re: gsp with hair loss

Update on skin issues. Dog has a staff infection and a bacterial infection--again. Got meds to clear up but will be making a 3 hour trip to a vet who has a good reputation with the guys I test and train with. I need a second opinion... there has to be an underlying cause for these reaccuring infecti...
by cheetome
Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: gsp with hair loss
Replies: 42
Views: 10500

Re: gsp with hair loss

Yeah I have spent a good $1500 already and don't seem any closer to an answer than before we started :cry:
by cheetome
Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: gsp with hair loss
Replies: 42
Views: 10500

Re: gsp with hair loss

One more thing I forgot was she missed her last heat cycle so the sex hormone thing might be a good thing for the vet to look at.
by cheetome
Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: gsp with hair loss
Replies: 42
Views: 10500

Re: gsp with hair loss

Thanks for the advice everyone. I was looking fo some new directions. Yes I did mean both sides and not itchy at all. Have heard about the melatonin and will get guidance from vet and start there. Maybe just show him these posts and see what he thinks. Again thanks everyone. I will post back on what...
by cheetome
Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: gsp with hair loss
Replies: 42
Views: 10500

Re: gsp with hair loss

One thing I forgot to mention is she also started peeing in her doghouse where she sleeps. She had never done that until the hair loss started. Unrelated?
by cheetome
Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: gsp with hair loss
Replies: 42
Views: 10500

Re: gsp with hair loss

Not sure, the hair loss does get worse seasonally but hair loss occurs year round.
by cheetome
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: gsp with hair loss
Replies: 42
Views: 10500

gsp with hair loss

I have a female gsp she has symetrical hair loss on both sides, back of ears, back of legs, nose ect. I am exhausted trying to find answers over the last year and a half. I have had her tested twice for thyroid (heard it is common to get false tests in dogs) both negative. Had a full blood pannel do...
by cheetome
Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Duck retrieve issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1046

Re: Duck retrieve issue

I think Bill is also correct as I did mention the steadiness in the op. I will shoot a few fresh wing clips and go from there.
by cheetome
Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Duck retrieve issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1046

Re: Duck retrieve issue

She will retrieve a dead duck no problem and up to this point loved the chase. I had ducks taped to begin with but switched to wing clipped since that is what they do in tests. As far as ducks in the cattails she will get a live one no problem just when the swim into open wate that this problem star...
by cheetome
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Duck retrieve issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1046

Duck retrieve issue

I have a 2.5 year old gsp that has been doing fantastic in the water all summer huge searches in cover ect. now last night she didn't search nearly as well and when the duck was found in the cattails she would catch it and retrieve to hand but when she pushed a duck out of the cattails in the open s...
by cheetome
Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: happy jack duraspot
Replies: 0
Views: 340

happy jack duraspot

Anyone use this new product? If so what are your reviews?
by cheetome
Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Homers gone?
Replies: 9
Views: 2765

Re: Homers gone?

Well I went home a couple of hours ago and 4 pigeons showed up but 8 are still not home. I figure if they aren't around by the time I get home tonight they never will be. :evil:
by cheetome
Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Homers gone?
Replies: 9
Views: 2765

Homers gone?

I received some young never flown homing pigeons. They were penned for 30 days then I started releasing them from the loft for a week then I moved them to across the yard last night. I had them in the pen for 30 min. then opened the cage. They spent a good 30-60 min. walking around the back yard and...
by cheetome
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Which Bark Collar
Replies: 17
Views: 3318

Re: Which Bark Collar

I second the dogtra. TT makes a great shock collar but the bark limiter is junk.
by cheetome
Wed May 23, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Training
Topic: steadying question
Replies: 6
Views: 629

steadying question

I have a gsp who will point like crazy on wild birds but flags and or crowds pigeons when I train. I have used the launcher with a wing locked bird out front I have planted birds and gone on to another area to train for up to an hour to get as much human scent out of the area as possible but the res...
by cheetome
Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: heartworm prevention
Replies: 62
Views: 12212

Re: heartworm prevention

Thanks for the replies. Those of you that use the paste have you had any problems? It doesn't seem like the measurments would be as accurate? Also do you give a dose of safegaurd once a year to get the worms ivomec doesn't?
by cheetome
Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: heartworm prevention
Replies: 62
Views: 12212

heartworm prevention

Ok so I want to use ivomec and safegaurd liquid for goats instead of buying heartgaurd plus. My question is what is the proper dose for each and should or could they be given at the same time orshould they be spaced apart? Also would be open to other suggestions.

Thanks
by cheetome
Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dog shedding
Replies: 46
Views: 5741

Re: dog shedding

What kind of dog bedding do you use?? I had the exact same thing going on with my liver female. I took her to the vet had blood tests and scrapes all came back normal. Through conversation with the vet he asked what bedding I used. I was using a pine bedding and he said he believed she had a bacteri...
by cheetome
Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Water problems
Replies: 13
Views: 2467

Re: Water problems

She is 17 months old and a pro trainer isn't in my budget. What water force program do you suggest?
by cheetome
Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Water problems
Replies: 13
Views: 2467

Water problems

I think i may have ruined my dog on water retrieving. I had been working with several friends training water work and my dog has been behind and not progressing like the others have. i had her out and she was retrieving bumpers willingly but only if she sees this happen. long story short I lost my t...
by cheetome
Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: WATER FORCE TROUBLE
Replies: 13
Views: 2483

Re: WATER FORCE TROUBLE

I don't have the water force dvd. I have his 2dvd set but have not received the water force yet. I did order it the other day.
by cheetome
Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: WATER FORCE TROUBLE
Replies: 13
Views: 2483

Re: WATER FORCE TROUBLE

She loves the water actually. I think I may need to get right in the water with her and make her do it. She is a quick learner. I don't have her all the way through force in the field yet. Force breaking is still a work in progress.
by cheetome
Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: WATER FORCE TROUBLE
Replies: 13
Views: 2483

Re: WATER FORCE TROUBLE

I have been using Smart Fetch videos. I have gone all the way through force to pile ect. I don't over do my training sessions and can usually read when the dog is getting bored or tired. She will take after a thrown bumper she marks but just quit on the blinds. I'm thinking I will have to back up a ...
by cheetome
Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: WATER FORCE TROUBLE
Replies: 13
Views: 2483

WATER FORCE TROUBLE

I have been working with my 18 month old DK on blind water retreives. I bring her to the water sit her and then send her with a point and a fetch comand. This was going good but one day last week she decided half way out to turn around and not search for the bumper. I called her in and set her up ag...
by cheetome
Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: training buck
Replies: 3
Views: 391

training buck

Anyone know where I can get one of those adjustable weight wooden training bucks? None of the dog supply stores have them. :evil:
by cheetome
Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: gun shy??
Replies: 25
Views: 3797

Re: gun shy??

ok I backed up in the gun process, went back to the starter pistol shooting at 150yrds down to 75yrd. no reaction from pup at all. I only shot three times and called it good at that. I plan to repeat next time out and if the results are the same I will move a bit closer than 75yrds but I will take i...
by cheetome
Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: gun shy??
Replies: 25
Views: 3797

Re: gun shy??

This pup is just short of 7 months old. Sorry it took so long to give a reply.
by cheetome
Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: gun shy??
Replies: 25
Views: 3797

gun shy??

Ok I'm no pro by any means but I have succesfuly trained around ten personal dogs and conditioned them all to the gun and have never had any of them turn out gun shy. However the current pup I'm working with seems to be headed that way. I was out doing the wing clipped bird and having an assistant f...
by cheetome
Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Wild Game Recipes
Topic: Pheasant poppers
Replies: 3
Views: 2944

Pheasant poppers

needed---- pheasant breast, sliced jarred jalapenos, thin sliced bacon, cream cheese, fresh jalapenos take some of the juice from the jarred jalapenos and place in a bowl add some olive oil and seasoning of choice. I use garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper and season all. Cut pheasant in bite ...
by cheetome
Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Timed Feeding Once a Day or Twice?
Replies: 35
Views: 18537

Re: Timed Feeding Once a Day or Twice?

Twice a day. I tried once a day for a while but the dogs seemed to be starving by the time I feed to them the next day. I also heard as posted earlier that deep chested dogs should be fed more than 1 time a day due to bloat. I feed around 7am and again around 7pm accept when I plan on hunting the ne...
by cheetome
Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: how did you guys get into hunting and bird dogs?
Replies: 25
Views: 5219

Re: how did you guys get into hunting and bird dogs?

I like many others came from a hunting family and got started quite young 3-4 years of age. I started out with a bb-gun. I would spend countless hours at my grandparents farm shooting mice and sparrows in and around the barns or under an old bridge by the river picking off swallows. As I got older t...
by cheetome
Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: PET INSURANCE
Replies: 12
Views: 1006

Re: PET INSURANCE

Found the thread from about a month ago. Thanks. From what I can see I'll save my money and pay for any vet bills that arise. The insurance really seems like a joke! I checked out several websites offering pet Ins. with all their pre-existing garbage and fine print I can't imagine ever getting my mo...
by cheetome
Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: PET INSURANCE
Replies: 12
Views: 1006

PET INSURANCE

Do any of you use a pet insurance? If so who do you use? I just do't know if it is worth the cost or not. I know they most likely have improved quite a bit since I got my two dogs, now 3 & 4 yrs. but I had heard a lot of bad things back then like paying premiums (sometimes for a year or more) with n...
by cheetome
Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Dog Food
Replies: 295
Views: 200756

Re: Dog Food

I had the same results with Ol' Roy, dry skin and dull coats!