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by anb
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: bumps with black pus discharge
Replies: 8
Views: 3284

Re: bumps with black pus discharge

Well, the bump hasn't returned, so perhaps it was just a sebaceous cyst. I hadn't thought that originally because of the color and lack of smell.
Like someone else mentioned, the ol girl has more to worry about trying to get her back end to keep up with her front!
Thanks
andi
by anb
Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: bumps with black pus discharge
Replies: 8
Views: 3284

bumps with black pus discharge

i know, gross. I recently found a lump on my 14yo lab-rottie mix. It looked like it had an opening (like a blackhead). The bump was silver-grey colored and the "head" looked like scabby black color. Well, I gave it a good squeeze and a bunch of black-grey gunk came out. It didn't smell bad (which wa...
by anb
Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Stretching my athletic gsp?
Replies: 4
Views: 719

Re: Stretching my athletic gsp?

My GSP was the same way, and ended up with bicipial bursitis (tendonitis in her shoulder) after only 2.5 years! Massage any areas that feel as though they might be stiff or have knots. Range of motion stretching. Ice after exercise to reduce inflammation and act to numb any pain she might be experie...
by anb
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Peanuts
Replies: 10
Views: 1728

Re: Peanuts

Wow, late respose but Macadamia nuts and moldy Walnuts are toxic.
for the record, grapes and raisins can cause renal (kidney) failure in some dogs too.
Andi
by anb
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: fake pregnancy
Replies: 9
Views: 1684

Re: fake pregnancy

My girl usually get them on every cycle now. She usually just acts different - sometimes unresponsive to commands and training, in which case we don't hunt or track; sometimes she just seems a little scared and unsure of herself. One time it was so bad that she had morning sickness, i swear every ti...
by anb
Sun May 01, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How Do You Deal With a Dog In Heat?
Replies: 17
Views: 2946

Re: How Do You Deal With a Dog In Heat?

Hasn't been too much of a problem for us either. I just put a towel under her when she gets on any furniature, and wipe up the occasional drop from the floor. Haven't tried the underwear/diaper yet, but sounds like a great idea when visiting.
good luck, its really not that bad!
-Andrea-
by anb
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Flyng tips?
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Flyng tips?

I will be flying my GSP from Boston to "Alaska this summer. I ended up shelling out a few hundred more on the flight to get shorter flight times and less layovers (9.5 hours there total) to minimize her time in the crate/cargo. She, like many shorthairs, is pretty high strung and can get pretty nerv...
by anb
Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: natural/alternative treatments?
Replies: 34
Views: 4979

Re: natural/alternative treatments?

mcbosco wrote: Any East Coast vet will tell you more than 50% of his/her patients have disorders or other problems linked to obesity
Not only the patients - but their owners too!!!! :lol: I would wager abouve 50% in the owners, in my area for sure! :P
by anb
Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: natural/alternative treatments?
Replies: 34
Views: 4979

Re: natural/alternative treatments?

I think the original question was about alternative therapy, right? Some that I am familiar with through my own use and through clients' reports are: homeopathy, naturopathy, herbal therapy, Bach's flower therapy, iridology, kinestheology, Reiki, traditional Chinese five element, and communicator. ...
by anb
Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: natural/alternative treatments?
Replies: 34
Views: 4979

natural/alternative treatments?

Hi there! I am doing a speech project on different forms of natural and alternative treatments in animals. I am wondering if any of you use/have used any type of these therapies with your dogs or other animals? I have been doing some book and journal research, but would like to hear from the public ...
by anb
Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: cold weather gear (for dogs)?
Replies: 0
Views: 664

cold weather gear (for dogs)?

Just wondering if anyone can reccommend some cold weather stuff for the pooches? I have a GSP and she gets pretty cold sometimes. She has the neoprene vest, but it seems to really scoop at the neck and collect snow/ice. I made a fleece liner for it, but the snow just shovels right in there. I have m...
by anb
Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: avacado???
Replies: 9
Views: 980

Re: avacado???

My dog loves them. I know I have seen it as an ingredient in dog foods, so it is safe for them to eat. I imagine this would even be great for the skin and coat since it has so many good oils/vitamins in it. Also a great source of protein (for a veggie). Bon apetit!
by anb
Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Top of PAW Swollen
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: Top of PAW Swollen

wems2371 wrote: Kept her out of the field from any hard running for 2 weeks

Bet this was fun. :lol:
by anb
Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: doggy vests
Replies: 9
Views: 2563

Re: doggy vests

I got my dogs vest from Cabela's. I have a 60-lb GSP, she fits inbto the L but if she gets any bigger I think we will have to go to the bigger size. They work great. We got one armor flex and one with the armor flex and floatation. Keeps them much warmer in the water - we use them hunting in the win...
by anb
Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: I-Kam Video sunglasses
Replies: 4
Views: 1225

Re: I-Kam Video sunglasses

We are also thinking about getting these. Probably not untill summer, but they sound really helpful. Could've used them yesterday to get some thrilling footage of our rabbit hunt! Would also love more info if anyone has some!!!
Andrea
by anb
Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: signs of infection??
Replies: 0
Views: 214

signs of infection??

Hello all, My little girl had cut her paw & pads really badly last Thurs. We took her to the vet for surgery and antibiotics (clavamox). The vet had said not to change the bandage unless necessary. The other day I noticed it had gotten wet, so I took the bandages off to change them. Somehow the band...
by anb
Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Breed Poll: What are the size of your dog's "wrists"?
Replies: 8
Views: 2687

Re: Breed Poll: What are the size of your dog's "wrists"?

Female GSP, 18months: 4.75inches wrist ; 4.25inches ankle
female yellow lab/rottweiler mix, 11 years (pretty sure she has arthiritis now): 5.75inch wrist ; 4.75 inch ankle

hope this isn't too late to help!
by anb
Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:34 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Muck Boots
Replies: 8
Views: 1726

Re: Muck Boots

LLBean now sells Muck boots, some of them anyways. They offer lifetime guarantees on their products. The boots will be a good $20+ more than if you order them straight from Muck, but it will be well worth it once they start leaking!
Andrea
by anb
Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Forum News & Announcements
Topic: GDF CONTEST: CONGRATS: Ricky Ticky Shorthairs
Replies: 200
Views: 150464

Re: GDF CONTEST: Reply ONLY ONCE to Enter

Worth a shot!
by anb
Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Wild Game Recipes
Topic: Duck
Replies: 29
Views: 13604

Re: Duck

I usually just roast them in the oven like a chicken or turkey. Salt the skin before you put it in the oven. We stuffed three mallards for Thanksgiving, they were delicious!
by anb
Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Wild Game Recipes
Topic: Duck
Replies: 29
Views: 13604

Duck

Y'all probably know this, but wanted to post just incase. Lots of people say they don't like duck - too gamey tasting, greasy, etc. It just needs to be cooked right. Duck is supposed to be cooked rarer than poultry you buy at the grocery. Cook to an internal temp of about 135 F, not 170 F like other...
by anb
Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: Wild Game Recipes
Topic: Woodcock?
Replies: 2
Views: 1339

Re: Woodcock?

bake in oven with garlic, fresh basil and olive oil. great with roasted potatoes too!
by anb
Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Help with pup *GSP* (new question 3 12/3/10)
Replies: 14
Views: 2827

Re: Help with pup *GSP* (new question 2 11/16/10)

I agreee with Tall Boy about basic conditioning. Just making connections between what he is doing and what you say is a great foundation. Don't feel like you are failing!!! One of the hardest things for me to learn whe I got my pup was not to expect too much of her, or for her to preform every time ...
by anb
Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: bumps on GSP
Replies: 17
Views: 5849

Re: bumps on GSP

Normally, I just take her in the shower with me and wash with water only, baby soap is more for cleaning her ears out as they have gotten infected before. I do have an ear cleaning solution now though. I really like the idea of using natural products, but I don't think I could keep her from licking ...
by anb
Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: bumps on GSP
Replies: 17
Views: 5849

Re: bumps on GSP

Another question on this topic: Would staph be contagious to humans too? I have noticed I also have some bumps on the back of my neck/ears. What causes staph infection? Could it be from switching food, changing schedules (stress); what I am thinking is the duck retrievals in ponds then not washing g...
by anb
Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: bumps on GSP
Replies: 17
Views: 5849

Re: bumps on GSP

cajun casey -
I have a bottle of pure tea tree oil right here at home. Ok to just mix that in with a mild soap? ( I usually use baby shampoo on her.) I thought I might have read about tea tree being toxic to dogs at some point - just rinse super well then?
thanks!!!
by anb
Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: bumps on GSP
Replies: 17
Views: 5849

Re: bumps on GSP

ultracary - she has them all over. Right now about 7 on the top of her head, a few on her chest and armpits, about 5 on her back and rib cage, probably 5 on her neck and a few on the insides of her legs. They kind of resemble spots where ticks used to be, although since I have only pulled one tick o...
by anb
Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:31 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: duck hunt with GSP
Replies: 7
Views: 1844

Re: duck hunt with GSP

Not sure how good of advice this is, but it is what I do with my GSP. She loves loves loves water retrievals. When she doesn't see where the duck fell (sun in the eyes or whatever). I just toss out a small rock to the general area of the down bird. The splash gives her a direction to go in, when she...
by anb
Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Help with pup *GSP* (new question 3 12/3/10)
Replies: 14
Views: 2827

Re: Help with pup *GSP* (new question 1)

GSP's are really smart, but I think the hardest commands with them will be stay and heel. 12 weeks is pretty young, so don't overdo it. They are always a million miles an hour, sometimes it even seems like they are trying to go slower, but physiclly cant. :)
Andrea
by anb
Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How many hunters with 2nd season GSP
Replies: 6
Views: 1938

Re: How many hunters with 2nd season GSP

Agreed. It can be handy to have another shooter with you, so you can focus on what the dog is doing and be able to read him/her better. Definitely DO NOT take people/person that is more worried about shooting birds than helping you with your dog. Some people will get frustrated and try to have the d...
by anb
Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:31 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: bumps on GSP
Replies: 17
Views: 5849

bumps on GSP

Probably no big deal, but I have been curious about these bumps she keeps getting. Not sure it is from crashing through brush in the woods, or maybe retrieving ducks out of less than clean water, or something else. My GSP is 16months and she will get bumps all over her body - head face, leggs, back,...
by anb
Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Urgent response needed about heat cycle
Replies: 13
Views: 2882

Re: Urgent response needed about heat cycle

Solon - thanks for the site, it was really in-depth infromative!

So now it looks as though her swelling has gone down and still no blood - guess she's just a little irregular.
by anb
Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Urgent response needed about heat cycle
Replies: 13
Views: 2882

Re: Urgent response needed about heat cycle

I won't be bringing the pup, but out of curiosity, how do you define day 1? I had expected her to be going into heat about two weeks ago (based on her first and some research). It seems they are as unregular as humans. Haven't taken my animal breeding class yet, so I am not too informed on these mat...
by anb
Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Urgent response needed about heat cycle
Replies: 13
Views: 2882

Re: Urgent response needed about heat cycle

I definetly don't want every male dog harassing her! I noticed that during her last cycle. Had her in the car and male dogs from all around were flocking to the yard! Thank you so much for the info - good to know when it's not ok!
by anb
Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Urgent response needed about heat cycle
Replies: 13
Views: 2882

Urgent response needed about heat cycle

Hi all! I have a question about the dogs heat cycle. My girl is just going into (about to go into?) her second heat (she just turned one year). She hasn't started bleeding yet, but she is showing signs of swelling. I am wondering at what point I have to start being really careful about her getting p...
by anb
Mon May 10, 2010 7:46 am
Forum: Training
Topic: training with birds off-season
Replies: 7
Views: 2717

Re: training with birds off-season

Yes, I would make some type of pen/ house for them. Probably wouldn't start anything until the beginning of June though, so I have a bit of time to get things ready and make final decisions.
Andrea
by anb
Thu May 06, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: training with birds off-season
Replies: 7
Views: 2717

Re: training with birds off-season

Where I am living now is very small land (under 1 acre), although there are a fair amount of woods behind our house (at least 20 acres). The place I would be moving to during the summer has 5 acres plus unlimited woods around the land, very few houses on the road. Cover is pretty thick in both place...
by anb
Tue May 04, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: training with birds off-season
Replies: 7
Views: 2717

Re: training with birds off-season

Thanks for the info quailrunner! I did a little research and found out the propagator permit I would need is only $27 for two years. This would allow me to raise and keep the birds, as well as use them for training. I would have never thought to look up propagation permit. Laws laws laws. At least m...
by anb
Sun May 02, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: training with birds off-season
Replies: 7
Views: 2717

training with birds off-season

My GSP is now 10 months old. We didn't really get on upland birds much last fall, so I was thinking about buying some live birds for training this summer. Something fun to do in the off-season without the pressure. Most of our hunting has been just getting out into the woods and exploring, although ...
by anb
Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: handgun hunting?
Replies: 31
Views: 5736

handgun hunting?

Anyone here ever do much hunting with a handgun. I am thinking about it for next season - seems easier to carry through heavy cover than a big ole shotgun. The range won't be nearly as good, but in thicker cover you have to be closer to even see them anyhow. Anyway I was thinking a nice .410 would b...
by anb
Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Changing come to here
Replies: 7
Views: 731

Re: Changing come to here

I have recently gone through this also. I had been using "come', then when the bf started hunting her too he would say "here". After thinking about it, I knew I had to choose one or the other, I decided "here" was a better command, also since it is close sounding to "heel". I proceeded as 3Britts an...
by anb
Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: first heat questions
Replies: 4
Views: 442

first heat questions

My girl just went into her first heat yesterday (or I noticed it yesterday). This is the first time I have had an intact female. Just wondering if there is any nutritional changes she might need during this time - extra protien/fat/fiber/vitamin/etc.? Also wondering if I should just lay of on any tr...
by anb
Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: blood tracking
Replies: 11
Views: 2091

Re: blood tracking

Great to see there are other blood trackers here! Madonna, Thanks for the advice - making her sit and say "show me" is a wonderful idea - helps slow her down as well as show me she is doing the right thing! Website in German, aber spreche ein bisschen Deutch! I will have to pick one of these up at s...
by anb
Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Water Training- How Cold is too cold?
Replies: 15
Views: 3148

Re: Water Training- How Cold is too cold?

my girl (GSP) is 7 months right now and jumps into the ocean any chance she gets. I won't let her go in for more than a few retrieves at a time, because it is so cold in the winter (Maine). I would say if your dog goes in willingly, let it, but definetly do not force it!!! Water can be very scary an...
by anb
Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: blood tracking
Replies: 11
Views: 2091

blood tracking

Just curious if anyone else on here trains their dogs for blood tracking (big game recovery)? I have started Annabelle, she seems very enthusiastic and good nose, but sometimes goes too fast - it seems hard to slow her down for anything. Unfortunately, we dont get to lay trail very often due to a la...
by anb
Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: Wild Game Recipes
Topic: best venison spice
Replies: 0
Views: 960

best venison spice

I grew winter savory in my garden last year. This is the best herb ever on venison! I usually cook a roast or tenderloin in the oven with carrots, potatoes, and sometimes onions. Salt, pepper & winter savory on venison; olive oil, salt, garlic and some savory on the veggies. Cover with foil and bake...
by anb
Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP and rabbit hunting
Replies: 11
Views: 4083

Re: GSP and rabbit hunting

Thanks for all the advice guys. Just thought I would let y'all know that we finally jumped one today, had a perfect shot . . . and the bullet was a dud! GD Wal-Mart ammo! Annabelle did a great job though, which is what really counts!
by anb
Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Help: Member Support
Topic: delete pedigree?
Replies: 0
Views: 1741

delete pedigree?

Oops! I accidentally made three pedigrees instead of one! How do I delete the other two? I sent a message to admin@perfectpedigrees.com, but gmail sent it back.
by anb
Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Weight of your adult GSP's
Replies: 9
Views: 5517

Re: Weight of your adult GSP's

My girl is only 7mo. but I'm sure that she is over 50lbs. I think her last vet visit she was btwn 5-6mo. and she was 46lbs then. She's gonna be huge! I guess we should have named her Old Valley's BIG Annabelle, instead of Little :lol:
by anb
Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP and rabbit hunting
Replies: 11
Views: 4083

GSP and rabbit hunting

Just looking for some tips on getting my pup started on rabbits. Do you train them to hold point like on birds or run them like beagles do? Most places we hunt are in heavy cover; there are trails through the snow, but we have had quite the time finding any this winter, I think the eagles may have g...