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by KyCountry
Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pup is very ill, please help.
Replies: 21
Views: 4944

Re: Pup is very ill, please help.

Thanks for the kind words, north. She is a trooper for sure.

Cj, what kind of symptoms were you seeing? One of the things that is baffling me is her cough. She doesn't cough all the time but when she gets up to walk around she will cough a little.
by KyCountry
Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pup is very ill, please help.
Replies: 21
Views: 4944

Re: Pup is very ill, please help.

Well, good news at the vet today. Her lungs showed no signs of anything wrong, which would indicate there's no blasto or it's extremely early. We sent off a urine sample so we will know about blasto/histo soon. The vet said it's early enough that it should be fine with proper meds. Another possible ...
by KyCountry
Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pup is very ill, please help.
Replies: 21
Views: 4944

Re: Pup is very ill, please help.

Thanks, I will look into it. I am back in forth between Central and Western Kentucky. I'm going to get her checked for blasto tomorrow. After reading things, I'm scared to death.
by KyCountry
Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pup is very ill, please help.
Replies: 21
Views: 4944

Re: Pup is very ill, please help.

Mountain dogs, great advice. I will keep a log and a close watch on her tonight. Thanks to everyone else too. Every piece of input helps. Just to clear things up, she has had blood work done to check for any abnormal levels (white blood cell and such) and they checked her abdomen/belly with their ul...
by KyCountry
Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pup is very ill, please help.
Replies: 21
Views: 4944

Re: Pup is very ill, please help.

Thanks, guys. Still no diagnosis. She stayed at the clinic that spayed her and I also took her to another vet. They did blood work and checked for fluid in her abdomen but can see nothing. The vet said there was a possibility of blasto but as of now, I can't afford looking for it. I'm going to keep ...
by KyCountry
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pup is very ill, please help.
Replies: 21
Views: 4944

Re: Pup is very ill, please help.

Thanks, I will definitely ask about it. I did some reading and she surprisingly shared a lot of those symptoms. Would that cause a high fever? I haven't seen any signs like these in her before.
by KyCountry
Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pup is very ill, please help.
Replies: 21
Views: 4944

Pup is very ill, please help.

Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone could possibly shed some light on my current situation. It's been extremely stressful and being that I'm a student and my family is struggling financially, it makes it even more difficult. My girl is a 1 year old GSP. She recently was spayed on Thursday and was go...
by KyCountry
Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: this board should be proud!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 925

Re: this board should be proud!!!

This is a great board. A lot of extremely knowledgeable people. Every piece of information needed to successfully raise and train a dog can be found by reading on this site. Technology is a crazy thing.
by KyCountry
Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP Pup (Lots of Pictures)
Replies: 13
Views: 1687

Re: GSP Pup (Lots of Pictures)

Thanks, guys. She's going to make a great hunting buddy.
by KyCountry
Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Easiest dogs to look at?
Replies: 57
Views: 12418

Re: Easiest dogs to look at?

GSPs and Labs are beautiful creatures. But like stated above, hard to beat an Irish Setter as far as looks are concerned.
by KyCountry
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Doggie first aid
Replies: 28
Views: 6659

Re: Doggie first aid

steamer wrote:how to properly get your dog loose from different types of traps .
+1

I've had to familiarize myself. Very overlooked.
by KyCountry
Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP Pup (Lots of Pictures)
Replies: 13
Views: 1687

Re: GSP Pup (Lots of Pictures)

Here's some more.
by KyCountry
Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP Pup (Lots of Pictures)
Replies: 13
Views: 1687

GSP Pup (Lots of Pictures)

Well, Molly is turning 13 weeks this weekend. Thought I would post some pictures. She was the runt and was extremely small when we took her home (3.25 pounds at 8 weeks), but she is coming along nicely now, growing like a weed.
by KyCountry
Tue May 15, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What to feed a GSP pup?
Replies: 18
Views: 5279

Re: What to feed a GSP pup?

Awsome ya I spoke to my breeder and he is feeding Authority Puppy feed so I will stick with that for a week or so it sounds like than I will slowly switch over to Imes dog food. Those are my thought but I am new at this. sound good? Don't get too caught up in the brand-names. Just make sure it agre...
by KyCountry
Thu May 10, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: In the house
Replies: 17
Views: 3930

Re: In the house

+1 on the clothing. There are socks and shirts thrown all across my house. Chewing wise, just like a lab. Anything and everything.
by KyCountry
Tue May 08, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Worm Question
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Re: Worm Question

I'm feeding Purina Puppy Chow, which was what the breeder was feeding. Although he said he was feeding some of the smaller pups a little wet food on the side. But like I said, after her trip to the vet, she ate more in an hour than she usually does in a day. Although she seems like her stomach is up...
by KyCountry
Tue May 08, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Worm Question
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Worm Question

Hey guys. I've had my 8.5 week old GSP for 4 days now and every day I've had her she's had loose stools and diarrhea. I took her to the vet today for a checkup as well as her 2nd parvo shot and I mentioned the diarrhea and showed him her paperwork which listed everything she's been given. She had be...
by KyCountry
Mon May 07, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Hunting Partner
Replies: 8
Views: 1313

Re: New Hunting Partner

Thanks, guys. She may be small. But her personality is huge. She's slowly coming out of her shell, Really high hopes for this one!
by KyCountry
Sun May 06, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Hunting Partner
Replies: 8
Views: 1313

New Hunting Partner

Well, Molly turned 8 weeks yesterday so we made the trip to pick her up. Goofiest thing I've ever seen. She's the runt of the litter (obviously) and super small, although her appetite is starting to pick up. She's still a little scared of all the new noises she has been encountering. Oh... And her s...
by KyCountry
Tue May 01, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Feed Additives
Replies: 13
Views: 2639

Re: Feed Additives

Yogurt and cottage cheese are considered high calcium foods and adding them at every meal will change the calcium phosphorus ratio that your feeding. These foods are ok to use sparingly but not on a regular basis. Calcium excess: " Feeding high calcium diets with excess calcium is often blamed for ...
by KyCountry
Tue May 01, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Feed Additives
Replies: 13
Views: 2639

Re: Feed Additives

The breeder I bought my GSP from feeds his puppies 1 tablespoon of real whole fat yogurt and 1 tablespood of 4% cottage cheese or higher fat content with every meal. He said an "old timer" he knew told him about this. He usually pulls one of the puppies out of his litter at 5 weeks to keep. He feed...
by KyCountry
Tue May 01, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Feed Additives
Replies: 13
Views: 2639

Re: Feed Additives

Don't worry about her being the runt of the litter. Sometimes the runt will surpass the others in growth once it's removed from the litter. Just feed your puppy normally and take her to your vet within 2-3 days of getting her, take a poop sample with you to rule out parasites. Feeding her a food th...
by KyCountry
Tue May 01, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Feed Additives
Replies: 13
Views: 2639

Re: Feed Additives

Thanks, that's good to know. I guess I will just feed as usual. I did check the Diamond website. Thanks again.
by KyCountry
Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Picking pup question (not typical questions)
Replies: 17
Views: 3878

Re: Picking pup question (not typical questions)

Typically, pups shouldn't be taken home until 8-10 weeks.
by KyCountry
Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Feed Additives
Replies: 13
Views: 2639

Feed Additives

Hey, guys. I will be picking up my pup in a few weeks and had some questions. (Well actually a lot, but I will stick to this one for now. :D ) She is a GSP and is the runt of the litter so obviously she's a little behind physically. She's smaller and more skinny. She's currently on Purina Puppy Chow...
by KyCountry
Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP Shed Hunting
Replies: 3
Views: 849

GSP Shed Hunting

Hey guys.. I was wondering if any of you guys used a GSP to shed hunt. To be honest, I really didn't know how popular shed hunting was getting with dogs until I saw it on here and started doing a little research. I will be getting my pup next week and will mainly use her for quail and some duck hunt...
by KyCountry
Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Countdown for My Pup
Replies: 14
Views: 1802

Re: The Countdown for My Pup

Congrats. I know what the wait is like. I've still got 9 days until my GSP.
by KyCountry
Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pup Necessities.
Replies: 13
Views: 2319

Re: Pup Necessities.

Thanks for all the tips. Gun Dog Supply will love me. Picked up some of these things at Wal Mart yesterday. The money-spending officially begins.
by KyCountry
Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: louisville area
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: louisville area

I'm in Lexington and am moving to the Bowling Green area shortly.
by KyCountry
Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: A quick food question.
Replies: 44
Views: 6361

Re: A quick food question.

All dry dog foods need carbohydrates to make kibble, whether you choose a grain or vegetable as the carbohydrate is a choice you should think about. Since your new puppy has been eating a grain based food you might want to consider a food with grains as the transition will be easy. Grains help impr...
by KyCountry
Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pup Necessities.
Replies: 13
Views: 2319

Pup Necessities.

Hey guys. I'm preparing for my GSP pup and have been browsing Gun Dog Supply for a while now. I did some searching on here but could find a post related to this, so I was wondering what everyone's puppy necessities were. I'm wondering what is needed for the next 6 months, mostly training wise, but e...
by KyCountry
Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: A quick food question.
Replies: 44
Views: 6361

Re: A quick food question.

Sharon wrote:There's no such thing as a "quick food question" . :)
I'm finding that out quick. Ha.
by KyCountry
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Getting a new puppy!
Replies: 23
Views: 4838

Re: Getting a new puppy!

Are any of you like me when you are getting a new puppy? I will be getting my first gun dog come this June. The pups were born last week, and I am worse than a child on Christmas Eve. I cannot wait for it! Are any of you guys like this? And what do you do to pass the time until it comes day to pick...
by KyCountry
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: A quick food question.
Replies: 44
Views: 6361

Re: A quick food question.

They are totally different. Taste of the Wild is made by Diamond and it is a grain free food using potato, whereas Native is a traditional chicken and rice/grain food. Native would be substantially less money and probably a better food for a Shorthair because they all seem to have trouble maintaini...
by KyCountry
Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: A quick food question.
Replies: 44
Views: 6361

Re: A quick food question.

Wow, thanks for all the info, guys. After thinking about it a little more, I realized I had been using numbers based on how much all my labs ate. Obviously, my GSP won't eat as much, which is a good thing. I also had never really thought about the dog eating less because a better quality food. This ...
by KyCountry
Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: A quick food question.
Replies: 44
Views: 6361

Re: A quick food question.

Thanks for the replies. I plan on asking the breeder when I go to pick her up, but I'm assuming it's out of my price range. And Canidae is as well. If not Diamond, than can anyone recommend any brand that's under $1 a pound? Brands like Loyall don't look to be available without a long drive.
by KyCountry
Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Getting a new puppy!
Replies: 23
Views: 4838

Re: Getting a new puppy!

Congrats. I'm excited as well. Will be getting my GSP in a few weeks.
by KyCountry
Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: A quick food question.
Replies: 44
Views: 6361

A quick food question.

Hey guys. New member here. I will be picking up my GSP female here in a few weeks and am just stoked. Never had a pointer before. I've been doing a lot of research on dog foods and pretty much keep coming back to Diamond. I'm in college and really can't be spending $1 a pound for dog food, however i...