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by dog dr
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy Vaccinations
Replies: 10
Views: 3910

Re: Puppy Vaccinations

I was taught a high titer doesn’t necessarily mean protective immunity... it’s just a measure of antibodies. As far as puppies are concerned, they hopefully get some immunity from the bitch, but we don’t know when that’s gonna run out exactly, AND that immunity can interfere with the pup responding ...
by dog dr
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy Vaccinations
Replies: 10
Views: 3910

Re: Puppy Vaccinations

I currently have a 5 month old boston in the clinic that was vaccinated 4 times, by me, at appropriate intervals... Parvo positive. You just never know how well they're gonna respond to the vaccine.
by dog dr
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bringing a dog in to heat
Replies: 3
Views: 1261

Re: Bringing a dog in to heat

cabergoline. talk to your vet. lutalyse will just make her sick, especially that dose.
by dog dr
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Getting Weight on old English Pointer
Replies: 7
Views: 2651

Re: Getting Weight on old English Pointer

what is her stool like? checked for parasites?
by dog dr
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Hunting Dog (Retriever) Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1257

Re: Hunting Dog (Retriever) Question

When my wife brought home our male golden retriever, from an excellent hunting golden line and breeder, I told her she picked out a dud... sleepiest pup Id ever seen, very lackadaisical about retrieving or even being interested in toys/bumper/etc. However, NOW he is a retrieving machine... your arm ...
by dog dr
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Flusher training
Replies: 1
Views: 1006

Flusher training

Any flusher training references or resources you guys would recommend?? I have always had pointing dogs, but my wife loves her field bred golden retrievers. Thanks
by dog dr
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany outside in doghouse
Replies: 11
Views: 2128

Re: Brittany outside in doghouse

As long as the dog has a DRY spot, out of the wind, with something to insulate him from the cold hard ground or concrete, he should be fine. Small dog house with plenty of hay/straw will do the trick. And like someone said, good food and water.
by dog dr
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Economical Flea Control
Replies: 3
Views: 1094

Re: Economical Flea Control

seresto collar works very well, cost per month is just shy of $9 after the rebate. AND my dad swears they last longer than 8 months.
by dog dr
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: seal kennel concrete
Replies: 1
Views: 956

seal kennel concrete

did anybody seal the concrete in your kennel?? if so, what product did you use? anything special to consider since there will be dogs on it?
by dog dr
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Small stick or long thorn under skin
Replies: 11
Views: 3042

Re: Small stick or long thorn under skin

The veterinarian recommended surgery, but didn’t even say it was critical. He said you can do it now, or you can wait to do it. That was his recommendation. It was a weird experience honestly. I asked him if I could push it out my self and he said, He couldn’t say to, because of his position, but t...
by dog dr
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dog kennels
Replies: 6
Views: 1580

dog kennels

We are in the process of building a new place for the dogs, and are looking at welded wire kennels. What company has the best for the money?? What are your experiences?? Looked at Preifert first, but have found a couple other options that LOOK comparable. Mostly want something thats gonna last, not ...
by dog dr
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Incontinence in old dogs
Replies: 7
Views: 1812

Re: Incontinence in old dogs

Incurin if the Proin doesn't help.
by dog dr
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog killed raccoon
Replies: 7
Views: 1757

Re: Dog killed raccoon

If the dogs are current on vaccines, you have nothing to worry about.
by dog dr
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Oral flea and tick medications?
Replies: 18
Views: 4035

Re: Oral flea and tick medications?

Im saying use it. I use it for my dogs, my dad uses it, my tech uses it, has worked great for us with no issues. Im not saying it absolutely cant cause seizures in a handful of dogs, but the active ingredient distributes thriough and stays in the dogs lipid layer of the skin, which to my knowledge i...
by dog dr
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Oral flea and tick medications?
Replies: 18
Views: 4035

Re: Oral flea and tick medications?

My vet told me the biggest concern with the oral meds is the risk of seizures. That’s the bad news, the good news is they’re generally avoidable. The seizures are caused by an overdose. Too much medication for the amount of dog. My dog rides the along the line between dosages at +/-50 lbs. he wants...
by dog dr
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Oral flea and tick medications?
Replies: 18
Views: 4035

Re: Oral flea and tick medications?

look no further than the above posts... seresto collar
by dog dr
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Rescue harnesses
Replies: 5
Views: 1580

Re: Rescue harnesses

Ive been out of the game for a bit... what the hells a rescue harness?
by dog dr
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Whelping Boxes
Replies: 15
Views: 8948

Re: Whelping Boxes

kiddie pool works great for us. have never had a laid on pup. we rotate clean towels/blankets in and out also.
by dog dr
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Feeding supplements
Replies: 19
Views: 4291

Re: Feeding supplements

Ive used the "satin balls" recipe on clients dogs. just adding fat would probably do the same thing, but people (and the dogs) seem to like the meatball thing - easy to throw them a couple every day. you can find it on the internet, but I wont be responsible for any "alternative content" you might f...
by dog dr
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pneumonia
Replies: 11
Views: 2661

Re: Pneumonia

Vet should probably be able to give you a good assessment of lung health with just a stethoscope in this situation, imho. would save you money on the x-rays. If you REALLY want to hunt him, I wouldn't be afraid to as long as his lungs sound good. Just take it easy and make it a short outing. Again, ...
by dog dr
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Crate Training Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1557

Re: Crate Training Issue

my last britt did the same thing, until i moved the crate into our bedroom. for some reason that shut him up. as he got older, we moved it farhter away from our room, until he was where we wanted him to be.
by dog dr
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Canine vasectomy vets in Indiana?
Replies: 10
Views: 3127

Re: Canine vasectomy vets in Indiana?

Well, that was a surprising response! I can show you my license, or a picture of my clinic with my name on it, or a whole littany of things to prove it to you, but it doesnt sound like you would believe me anyway :roll: :roll: :) :) . I hope you find a "real vet" to help you out. Im surprised more p...
by dog dr
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Canine vasectomy vets in Indiana?
Replies: 10
Views: 3127

Re: Canine vasectomy vets in Indiana?

dont know about fort wayne, but its about 4 hours from west lafayette. we can document anything you want :) .
by dog dr
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Canine vasectomy vets in Indiana?
Replies: 10
Views: 3127

Re: Canine vasectomy vets in Indiana?

I can do it, but Im in western IL...
by dog dr
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: 9 Month Old Dual ACL tears
Replies: 12
Views: 3092

Re: 9 Month Old Dual ACL tears

Bland20 wrote:She has not been spayed yet. Going to another vet today. Will confirm the diagnosis and next steps.
what did the 2nd opinion say?
by dog dr
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Red Mange
Replies: 3
Views: 1722

Re: Red Mange

is your pups issue generalized or just a localized case, meaning just a spot or 2? not uncommon for a pup to show a mild localized case of demodex after some type of immune sytem challenging event like vaccination, a new home, or some other stressor.
by dog dr
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Kidney Failure
Replies: 6
Views: 2329

Re: Kidney Failure

Ask your vet about a product called Azodyl, too. It helps reduce the BUN, creatinine, and Phosphorus levels in the blood so the kidneys dont have to work as hard.
by dog dr
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for a good Brittany Print
Replies: 7
Views: 1813

Re: Looking for a good Brittany Print

check out Bob Bertram
by dog dr
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Seresto Flea & Tick Collar
Replies: 16
Views: 7281

Re: Seresto Flea & Tick Collar

I think the seresto collars work great. we tell our clients to keep it snug enough that you can just slide 1 finger under it. My personal dogs don't seem to mind it at all. I made the comment to my dad that the seresto collar he had on his farm dog must be working, I didn't see a single tick or flea...
by dog dr
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Recurring Anal Gland Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 2791

Re: Recurring Anal Gland Issues

I have had very little success with diet changes, fiber supplements, "no scoot" treats, etc. My opinion is they dont help, but it sure doesnt hurt to try. I have removed anal glands on 15-20 dogs over the years, and have only had 1 show any fecal incontinence issues. we were able to treat that dog, ...
by dog dr
Sat May 19, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: difficult pregnancy
Replies: 1
Views: 1540

Re: difficult pregnancy

embryos can be resorbed if they die or don't develop properly, but the other pups don't have anything to do with that.
by dog dr
Wed May 16, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Worm Infestation Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 1504

Re: Worm Infestation Problem

were the worms dead? Maybe she just now passed the dead worms. Also, tapeworms will require re-treatment 3 weeks later because the praziquantel only kills a certain stage of the tapeworms.
by dog dr
Fri May 04, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "PLACE BOARD 101"
Replies: 6
Views: 1647

Re: "PLACE BOARD 101"

sent you a private message
by dog dr
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Why Purina Pro Plan?
Replies: 53
Views: 14760

Re: Why Purina Pro Plan?

we just started feeding it bout a year ago. Adult dogs are doing well, but the best thing is our puppies have much firmer stool and much LESS of it!
by dog dr
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Barn/kennel camera
Replies: 4
Views: 1563

Re: Barn/kennel camera

That's part of the problem. the router is in the house (about 50 yards away) and our internet isn't the greatest to begin with.
by dog dr
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Low Thyroid Pointer - Aggression
Replies: 3
Views: 1984

Re: Low Thyroid Pointer - Aggression

It may depend on the cause of the low thyroid function. If it’s simple sluggishness you might see response fairly quickly but if it’s a case of something Hashi’s, where there are anti- thyroid antibodies floating around, might take several momths. Here is a link to an article by Dr. Jean Dodds, who...
by dog dr
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Barn/kennel camera
Replies: 4
Views: 1563

Barn/kennel camera

Im looking for a camera system that I can monitor with a cell phone, or with my computer at work. Anybody have anything like that they are really happy with?? Would be used inside a metal barn, which has been the problem with set-ups ive tried in the past. That, and Im about as electronically inclin...
by dog dr
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting Vest features
Replies: 10
Views: 3412

Re: Hunting Vest features

Rio wrote:
dog dr wrote:Who needs to reload? Daily limit is 3 right? My gun holds 3 shells! :wink: :wink: :wink: :D :D
I’ve been know to go through a whole box of shells for a limit if 10 quail :)


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Me too... im just being a smarta$$!
by dog dr
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: 5 Month WPG Drinking Water
Replies: 6
Views: 1950

Re: 5 Month WPG Drinking Water

average water requirements would be 1 oz per pound of body weight per day. If hes drinking more more than 120% of that in a days time, consistently (assuming hes not exercising a lot or its hot), I would get him checked out. that being said, sometimes puppies just like to drink water...
by dog dr
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting Vest features
Replies: 10
Views: 3412

Re: Hunting Vest features

Who needs to reload? Daily limit is 3 right? My gun holds 3 shells! :wink: :wink: :wink: :D :D
by dog dr
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cracked Nail
Replies: 5
Views: 2457

Re: Cracked Nail

is the dog lame? i dont think i have ever seen a cracked nail that didnt correct itself with time. your vet did the only thing you can do for a split nail.
by dog dr
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Parasites
Replies: 21
Views: 6275

Re: Parasites

If your giving heartworm prevention, your giving intestinal worm prevention.
by dog dr
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Anal gland infection
Replies: 4
Views: 1582

Re: Anal gland infection

How old is the dog? What signs are you seeing? Is it both sides or just one? Im wondering if this could be something more serious than an anal gland "infection"...
by dog dr
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: oral flea medication
Replies: 4
Views: 1903

Re: oral flea medication

nothing that does it all, but products like Trifexis and Adantage-Multi will prevent fleas, heartworms, and most intestinal parasites. For my clients that need to worry about ticks I usually recommend Interceptor (for heartworms and intestinal worms) along with Nexgard (for fleas and ticks). Seresto...
by dog dr
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Itching, Scratching and Biting
Replies: 28
Views: 8204

Re: Itching, Scratching and Biting

the lab that did the allergy testing can make hypo-sensitization shots for you.
by dog dr
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP Coat Question.
Replies: 5
Views: 2002

Re: GSP Coat Question.

that's just the poodle coming out in her! :wink:
by dog dr
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: titers
Replies: 34
Views: 15550

Re: titers

Dog Dr. Why do you say I am not going to believe what the information I get. I do not know about titers that is why I asked. I clearly stated I was looking for a better way and thought it might be titer testing. I also tried to be clear about the fact that I am not "throwing my vets under the bus"....
by dog dr
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: titers
Replies: 34
Views: 15550

Re: titers

, Cj, for a retired building contractor you seem to know a lot about what vets are taught in school and how they treat animals unnecessarily... I think your painting with too broad a brush. I really had hoped a few of the vets on here would weigh in with some information that was sensible. I think ...
by dog dr
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: titers
Replies: 34
Views: 15550

Re: titers

Cj, for a retired building contractor you seem to know a lot about what vets are taught in school and how they treat animals unnecessarily... I think your painting with too broad a brush.
by dog dr
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP Weight and Stool
Replies: 16
Views: 6255

Re: GSP Weight and Stool

Any update??