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by jlp8cornell
Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:44 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: James Taylor- Ol' Blue video
Replies: 5
Views: 1678

James Taylor- Ol' Blue video

Some of you may enjoy this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss3JiGaFj3w
by jlp8cornell
Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Bladder issue?
Replies: 1
Views: 480

Re: Bladder issue?

This is common in female dogs, especially those that are spayed. They lose muscle control and "leak" urine. There is a drug called PPA that is very effective in treating this.
by jlp8cornell
Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Other leg with a torn ACL
Replies: 26
Views: 6702

Re: Other leg with a torn ACL

From experience, if she has already partially torn her other CCL and you continue to let her run, she will fully tear the other. It is just a matter of time. I have no idea how well they work but there are braces made for dogs with CCL tears. Many people use them in place of surgery. I don't know of...
by jlp8cornell
Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Where are you all buying your Doxy from these days?
Replies: 10
Views: 2202

Re: Where are you all buying your Doxy from these days?

There is only one company making it now. That's why the price went up so much. A friend told me she used to pay $40 for 500 tabs. Now it is $70 for 100.
by jlp8cornell
Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: therapy/service dogs?
Replies: 34
Views: 8952

Re: therapy/service dogs?

I have visited nursing homes through a group at the vet school here with the dogs. There are dogs of all breeds being used for therapy work. Does she want a therapy dog or a service dog? TDI is the group that certifies a lot of therapy dogs. http://www.tdi-dog.org/ AKC even has a therapy dog title n...
by jlp8cornell
Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: eosinophilic myositis
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Re: eosinophilic myositis

Try researching "Masticatory Myositis". You might find more info....

Good luck.
by jlp8cornell
Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What to keep dogs in SUV?
Replies: 17
Views: 3325

Re: What to keep dogs in SUV?

Midwest makes crates that are normal size, LxH, but the width is smaller. They are specifically designed for use in SUVs. I have them in my Pathfinder. I know the Xterra is smaller but not sure how much. You need to have 42" for 2. http://www.amazon.com/Midwest-Side-Double-Plastic-Inches/dp/B000ZLY0KU
by jlp8cornell
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dr Tim's Dog Foods
Replies: 176
Views: 38360

Re: Dr Tim's Dog Foods

I switched to Dr. Tim's food almost a year ago. The dogs love it and look great. One nice perk is that I feed about 25% less. My GSP had a hard time holding weight on other foods and also had loose stools. His stools are normal now and I actually had to drop his food even more because he put on 3-4 ...
by jlp8cornell
Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Medial Patellar Luxation in 10 mo old pup.
Replies: 6
Views: 2269

Re: Medial Patellar Luxation in 10 mo old pup.

There are some Ebay vendors that have very good deals on Dasuquin.

My GSP had stifle surgery when he was 10m old as well. Ask your vet about sedating him slightly in the crate if you have problems. Acepromazine helped me tremendously with Max....
by jlp8cornell
Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Torn ACL
Replies: 9
Views: 3101

Re: Torn ACL

Have done both. TPLO for sure. Do a search for torn CCLs. Lots of info.
by jlp8cornell
Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Use of a platelet rich plasma-collagen scaffold for CCL Rupt
Replies: 6
Views: 882

Re: Use of a platelet rich plasma-collagen scaffold for CCL Rupt

Worth a try....my Ortho DVM did this free for me with my young dog's stifle injury. It's a simple procedure. Hopefully stem cell extraction will decrease in price as well.
by jlp8cornell
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Toenail pulled out
Replies: 10
Views: 2717

Re: Toenail pulled out

Denise- I had this happen with my German Shepherd I had as a kid. The quick was exposed. I soaked his foot in a bath with a very small amount of anti-bacterial soap and then kept it wrapped. I had some kind of (very) non-stick dressing at the time that I put on it, then vetwrap. I kept it very clean...
by jlp8cornell
Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: vestibular disease
Replies: 10
Views: 1772

Re: vestibular disease

I have with Chloe. She has had 2 acute episodes and she does have some chronic balance issues now. I keep meclizine (non-drowsy dramamine) on hand all the time. This is the only way to help alleviate some of the symptoms. During an acute episode, when I am not home, I keep her in a confined space wi...
by jlp8cornell
Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DC AFC CHOCOLATE MOUSSE'S FEATHER MH
Replies: 16
Views: 1464

Re: DC AFC CHOCOLATE MOUSSE'S FEATHER MH

You should be very proud of your accomplishments. What an amazing dog!
by jlp8cornell
Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Digestive Enzymes
Replies: 22
Views: 5535

Re: Digestive Enzymes

Paul- What kind of food are you feeding? Also, can you post a pic of the dog?
by jlp8cornell
Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Digestive Enzymes
Replies: 22
Views: 5535

Re: Digestive Enzymes

Thinking along those lines Ezzy.....I guess I don't understand why anyone would add enzymes to a healthy dogs food. It doesn't make sense to me. The only dog I ever gave enzymes to was a GSD that had EPI. It was crucial for him to be supplemented since he failed to produce his own digestive enzymes....
by jlp8cornell
Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: food,food,food,......
Replies: 98
Views: 16196

Re: food,food,food,......

You can buy Dr. Tim's Pursuit for $1.25lb on PetFlow. TOTW costs much more like $1.50+ a lb and you will feed a lot more. I switched to this food about 2 months ago. My GSP wasn't a great eater and therefore, hard to keep weight on. I started him on 3c/day and he has gained 6# so I have cut him bac...
by jlp8cornell
Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GSP Water Test NY
Replies: 0
Views: 391

GSP Water Test NY

The GSP Club of the Finger Lakes is having a water test on Saturday, July 14th in Addison NY. we will be offered all 3 levels; NRD, RD and RDX. Email Diane Krause for details (windkisst@aol.com).
by jlp8cornell
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: A New Feed For an Over Weight Lab
Replies: 58
Views: 9909

Re: A New Feed For an Over Weight Lab

Has anyone considered that the dog may have some metabolic problem? 2 c. for a Lab sized dog, even at ~500 kcal/cup, isn't that much. I feed my 13.5 yr old, 85# mix 3 cups of Dr Tims Pursuit. Its 481 kcals/cup. My GSP has done the best on that food and I don't want to feed 2 foods. She shows 3 ribs ...
by jlp8cornell
Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Best tick blocker? Collar or treatment?
Replies: 18
Views: 4358

Re: Best tick blocker? Collar or treatment?

mcbosco wrote: B&BWeims wrote:Clove oil is the best flea and tick repeller. It keeps the fleas and ticks away. Feed a high quality food and put 1 tsp of garlic powder in your dog's food for each meal. Garlic powder wards off fleas and ticks. Feeding a high quality diet will definitely help with kee...
by jlp8cornell
Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Need advice on feeding two dogs
Replies: 15
Views: 3831

Re: Need advice on feeding two dogs

I agree. Pick one food (adult formulation) and feed it to both of them. At one point I had my 2 on different foods and they always wanted each others. Good luck.
by jlp8cornell
Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Can't get my GSP to gain wieght?
Replies: 24
Views: 7177

Re: Can't get my GSP to gain wieght?

++1, Smallie only eats 1 -2.5 cups per day?
Oh my- you actually agreed with me. And yes, you know how much (or little) my dog eats.
by jlp8cornell
Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Can't get my GSP to gain wieght?
Replies: 24
Views: 7177

Re: Can't get my GSP to gain wieght?

My male GSP didn't start eating well until he was around 3 years old. Even still, on days he doesn't get enough exercise, or it's too warm, etc, he won't eat that much. The food you are feeding is 491 kcals/cup. For comparison, I feed my 63# dog about 2.5c/day of a similar food. Some days he eats 1 ...
by jlp8cornell
Wed May 23, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Hows the weight
Replies: 39
Views: 11744

Re: Hows the weight

by JIM K » Wed May 23, 2012 1:47 pm if you can see the dogs RIBS,its underweight.PERIOD. :wink: Jim- That is absolutely untrue. This is a topic probably 98% of this forum agrees on. Look at pics of the dogs that run FT's. They are even thinner then this dog. They have to be to do their jobs. Look a...
by jlp8cornell
Wed May 23, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Hows the weight
Replies: 39
Views: 11744

Re: Hows the weight

The dog looks great. When people make comments, use the opportunity to educate them on proper feeding. You and your dog will be thankful you kept him in this condition when he gets to be a senior citizen. Just remember that even if they aren't working, they should still look like this. I try and kee...
by jlp8cornell
Mon May 21, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Snapping turtles
Replies: 16
Views: 3868

Snapping turtles

Has anyone here had a dog injured or know of injuries from snapping turtles? Curious as the pond my dog swims in has at least one now although he may be just passing through. Thanks for any input.
by jlp8cornell
Mon May 14, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Wound care and honey
Replies: 13
Views: 2760

Wound care and honey

I was wondering if anyone has used honey in caring for wounds. It's an anti-bacterial/antimicrobial agent. I used it when one of my dogs had an infection on the suture line of a surgery. It worked nicely. I know some of the vets around ere are using it more in wound care. Just curious if anyone had ...
by jlp8cornell
Sun May 13, 2012 7:13 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Rear Leg Question
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: Rear Leg Question

Look at some of the past threads. Lots of info. PM or email me if you have any questions once a diagnosis has been made. I have been through a TPLO and the traditional/extracap suture procedures. Your vet will know quickly if it is a CCL tear by performing a cranial drawer test.. http://gundogforum....
by jlp8cornell
Fri May 11, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Do the Dew?
Replies: 40
Views: 8454

Re: Do the Dew?

I was curious about this subject so I asked for a professional opinion. I work for a bunch of anatomists including the 2 that wrote the book (Miller's...) that was quoted/figure used in the original post. I spoke with one this morning and in his opinion, there is no valid reason to leave dewclaws on...
by jlp8cornell
Thu May 10, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: annual vet shots?
Replies: 17
Views: 2767

Re: annual vet shots?

I do rabies every 3 yrs- required by NYS law. I do the Distemper series (basic series, no extra Lepto, bordetella, lymes, etc) every 3 yrs on my young dog and will probably stop giving them once he is older. I only do rabies on my 13 yr old dog.
by jlp8cornell
Thu May 10, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: In the house
Replies: 17
Views: 3871

Re: In the house

Mine also steals clothes and shoes. It's not so much to destroy them as he wants to lie down with them in his mouth. Weird. Socks were a huge problem so I make sure no sock is ever left out considering it could amount to a hefty vet bill. (Keep peroxide on hand in case to induce vomiting). I find th...
by jlp8cornell
Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Beer?
Replies: 185
Views: 47600

Re: Beer?

rkappes » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:55 am Just picked up a sixer of Lagunitas IPA Maximus. Good flavor/body, decent amount of hops. I'd recommend tyring it if you like hoppy beers. The higher IBU beers always catch me off guard. If you can find Ithaca Beer Flower Power you might like it. Very hoppy. Might...
by jlp8cornell
Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Forta Flora
Replies: 7
Views: 685

Re: Forta Flora

Not sure about effectiveness but you can buy it anywhere and for a fraction of what you would pay at the vets. Check Amazon....lots of reviews.
by jlp8cornell
Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Eating Issue.....
Replies: 11
Views: 1969

Re: Eating Issue.....

Mine was the same way. He is almost 4 and just started eating consistently. I too made the mistake of trying to "jazz up" the meal. Finally I put the food down for 15 mins. If he ate, good- if not, oh well.
by jlp8cornell
Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: pup peeing alot
Replies: 13
Views: 2263

Re: pup peeing alot

Yes Sharon he said 4x/hr, every hour (or so) as per quote below. Not normal....Check original post. And it's not Mr.......my name is Jen as per my sig. :-)
so i let her outside last night ever 1hour or so when she whined and she peeed 4 times every time i let for out
by jlp8cornell
Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: pup peeing alot
Replies: 13
Views: 2263

Re: pup peeing alot

Post by Sharon » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:38 pm jlp8cornell wrote:Sounds like a urinary tract infection and a trip to the vet. Nothing you can give her at home now unless you have a stash of antibiotics and know what to use and how to dose.... Could be . easy to get checked but puppies pee a lot. How ol...
by jlp8cornell
Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: pup peeing alot
Replies: 13
Views: 2263

Re: pup peeing alot

Sounds like a urinary tract infection and a trip to the vet. Nothing you can give her at home now unless you have a stash of antibiotics and know what to use and how to dose....
by jlp8cornell
Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I am looking for info on these events
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Re: I am looking for info on these events

If they are AKC hunt tests, you can find them here. Search by state and event type:

http://www.akc.org/events/search/index. ... ixed_tab=7
by jlp8cornell
Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Senior Dog Food
Replies: 8
Views: 1705

Re: Senior Dog Food

I have my 13.5 yr old Hound cross on Annamaet Salcha (grain free 30/16). She looks amazing and has a ton of energy. I had my grandparents 17.5 yr old mutt on senior but switched her back to adult a few months ago because she lost too much weight.
by jlp8cornell
Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Great Lakes Wolf Hunting
Replies: 100
Views: 13700

Re: Great Lakes Wolf Hunting

Greyhounds (Hound group), Whippets (Hound group) and Italian Greyhounds (Toy group) are all separate breeds recognized by the AKC. As Ezzy said, the dogs used for hunting are Greyhounds, the largest. Along these lines, article that was in the NYT last year that some might find interesting: http://ww...
by jlp8cornell
Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Need recommendation for ACL surgeon in IL
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Re: Need recommendation for ACL surgeon in IL

I would join the "orthodogs" group on yahoo. I am sure someone there could answer your question...
by jlp8cornell
Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cell Phhone Signal Repeaters/Boosters
Replies: 6
Views: 1955

Re: Cell Phhone Signal Repeaters/Boosters

I bought the Verizon Network Extender off from Ebay (new). Verizon wants $250 for it and I got it for $95 with free shipping. Works very well at my house. Every now and again calls will be fuzzy but it's not the norm. Easy setup- just call Verizon and they activate it. Very happy with it. (I only us...
by jlp8cornell
Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: 2nd Knee Gone Bad
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: 2nd Knee Gone Bad

My hound cross had a TPLO when she was 9. She just tore her other CCL, 4 yrs later, and we did the extracap suture (traditional) technique.If she was younger, I would have done another TPLO. She is still gimpy but considering she's 13 and 85#, I think she is doing well. She had surgery about one mon...
by jlp8cornell
Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Another feeding amounts question
Replies: 20
Views: 4257

Re: Another feeding amounts question

use the Ultra which is 32%. It comes in a blue bag. I feed a cup in the morning and a cup at night. I run Kona three times a week for at least an hour at a time and this is the only food I have found that she seems to perform better and look better on. 2c/day. That makes up for it being pricy and t...
by jlp8cornell
Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Sasha's Blend
Replies: 22
Views: 4776

Re: Sasha's Blend

Have you looked at Metacam, it might be sold under a different name south of the border but It is a wonder drug imo. +1. I will add....I have my vet write me a human script for meloxicam (generic). You can get it filled at Target, Walmart, etc under the $4 scripts provided your dog is big enough to...
by jlp8cornell
Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: So what are the new HT titles added by the AKC?
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: So what are the new HT titles added by the AKC?

The Criteria Advanced titles may be earned in all three testing levels. After a dog has earned its initial title in a given testing level, it may continue to enter the same test. To receive a qualifying leg toward the Advanced title, the dog must achieve an average score of 8.0 or higher. (Note: The...
by jlp8cornell
Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Another feeding amounts question
Replies: 20
Views: 4257

Re: Another feeding amounts question

I started using anemaat, spelling??
It's Annamaet. Which formula are you feeding and how much are you feeding/day? I have heard good things about that company and the food.
by jlp8cornell
Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Non-Hunting GWP with Painful Wrists - Input Please
Replies: 9
Views: 1948

Re: Non-Hunting GWP with Painful Wrists - Input Please

Sharon » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:09 pm Once they get up to 7/8 arthritis can be a problem. I have a 13 year old with arthritis. Takes a dropper of Metacam and is good to go. My "go to" anti-inflammatory med as well. But...instead of getting it at the vet, ask them to write a script for meloxicam (generi...
by jlp8cornell
Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:44 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Sick Dog
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: Sick Dog

I would have been to the vet yesterday. Your dog sounds like he needs fluids. Don't wait any longer
by jlp8cornell
Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: cups/day food question
Replies: 35
Views: 6379

Re: cups/day food question

BTW: A few of the canned foods do have substantial calories. For example, Evo Venison has 520 kcals/can.