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by jlp8cornell
Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: When to check fo Hip Dysplasia?
Replies: 10
Views: 3299

Re: When to check fo Hip Dysplasia?

A dog has to be 2 yrs old before you can submit hip films to OFA. Although any vet can do your radiographs, you should find someone experienced in this area as positioning the dog correctly is important. OFA grades the hips, not your Vet. Once you have the films done, you send them to OFA along with...
by jlp8cornell
Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: EP allergies-tried everything-at wits end-HELP
Replies: 52
Views: 7231

Re: EP allergies-tried everything-at wits end-HELP

am going to call certified veterinary dermatologist tomorrow
Aren't there derm specialists at U Wisc Madison???? Seems like it is long worth a trip.
by jlp8cornell
Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:51 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Raw Eggs
Replies: 14
Views: 2844

Re: Raw Eggs

Mine love raw eggs as well.
by jlp8cornell
Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:49 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Supplements
Replies: 37
Views: 6187

Re: Supplements

Both of mine get Dasuquin because they have both had stifle surgeries. I use it more as a preventative measure. They also get ~2T. fish oil/day for joint health as well.
by jlp8cornell
Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
Replies: 10
Views: 2036

Re: Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

Here is a good synopsis from the Merck manual. There is a short section that addresses dogs used for breeding. Benign prostatic hyperplasia is the most common prostatic disorder and is found in most intact male dogs >6 yr old. It is a result of androgenic stimulation or altered androgen/estrogen rat...
by jlp8cornell
Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Broken Puppy Leg (femur)
Replies: 18
Views: 8158

Re: Broken Puppy Leg (femur)

The stiffness is due to a greater than desired amount of scar tissue (fibrosis) on the muscle.
Shockwave therapy helped tremendously with scar tissue build up after my dog's surgery.
by jlp8cornell
Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Broken Puppy Leg (femur)
Replies: 18
Views: 8158

Re: Broken Puppy Leg (femur)

What we learned is be patient.
Ditto. If you need help like I did bc I had such a young dog, ask your vet about Ace (acepromazine). Very helpful sedative..
by jlp8cornell
Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: aggressive eater only with dogs
Replies: 8
Views: 2182

Re: aggressive eater only with dogs

Ruth..deal with this now while it is easy. My old dog eats first, gets a treat first etc. If Max challenges her, I step in and let him know who is boss. If he goes after her, which has happened 2 times in two years, he gets hung up by his collar and yelled at. Not a happy boy so we do not have this ...
by jlp8cornell
Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Broken Puppy Leg (femur)
Replies: 18
Views: 8158

Re: Broken Puppy Leg (femur)

Fractures usually heal well provided the surgery was done correctly. I would think your vet would have given you some kind of rehab schedule or at least guidelines for what you should expect. My GSP had surgery when he was 8m old on his left hind. It was not a fracture but just for reference, he was...
by jlp8cornell
Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Skinny Pointer Questions.... Pancreatic Cancer??
Replies: 20
Views: 4310

Re: Skinny Pointer Questions.... Pancreatic Cancer??

I had a GSD with EPI in the 90's. He was very hard to keep weight on. Once he was diagnosed, I put him on Science Diet ID and Viokase. He did well on that until he was 13 and he was diagnosed at 2. Viokase is darn expensive. I cannot remember who was telling me recently, but they have a GSD with EPI...
by jlp8cornell
Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pro Plan vs. Taste of the Wild
Replies: 84
Views: 20527

Re: Pro Plan vs. Taste of the Wild

I'll ask the same here:

Ezzy: How does it make sense to feed a GSP 6+ cups/day? Why wouldn't you try less of a more calorie dense feed? It can't be a cost issue because you would be feeding much more of the "cheaper" food.

Just curious what your rationale is.
by jlp8cornell
Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:13 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What Dog Food and Why?
Replies: 113
Views: 15928

Re: What Dog Food and Why?

Ezzy: How does it make sense to feed a GSP 6+ cups/day? Why wouldn't you try less of a more calorie dense feed? It can't be a cost issue because you would be feeding much more of the "cheaper" food.

Just curious what your rationale is.
by jlp8cornell
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ride'n the truck/car...
Replies: 27
Views: 5315

Re: Ride'n the truck/car...

What size/type of vehicle to you have? We have an Xtera & that was one of our concerns if we decided to get another GSP: how to fit 2 crates in the cargo area. I have a Ford Explorer. The crates fit perfectly in the cargo area. I think the Xterra is too narrow but you should check anyway. I know th...
by jlp8cornell
Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ride'n the truck/car...
Replies: 27
Views: 5315

Re: Ride'n the truck/car...

Does anyone use those doggy grates that you put up between the cargo section & backseat? How much do they cost & more importantly, do they work? I used one when I had only one dog. Worked very well in my Explorer. I think I paid around $75 for it. I know they are cheaper now. Here is one from Amazo...
by jlp8cornell
Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ex-Pen escape artist
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: Ex-Pen escape artist

You can buy a wire mesh top for them. I have one from Midwest. Snaps on and it hinged in the middle so you can flip it back when putting pup in or taking out. I have used it with my GSP for 2 yrs with good luck. http://www.midwesthomes4pets.com/category/default.aspx?maincatid=32&subcat=6&submenu=0&c...
by jlp8cornell
Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: our first NAVHDA MEETING, any thoughts?
Replies: 34
Views: 5543

Re: our first NAVHDA MEETING, any thoughts?

Your pup is 11 weeks old- a baby. You can start working her on sit and down- simple stuff at home. There is not much you can do beyond that. Whoa and Force fetch are WAY down the road. The only obedience you should be doing at this point is fun stuff at home and in very short sessions and with lots ...
by jlp8cornell
Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Back in the saddle again..............
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Re: Back in the saddle again..............

Glad she is up and running again!
by jlp8cornell
Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Possible ACL injury
Replies: 19
Views: 5029

Re: Possible ACL injury

My old dog tore her CCL when she was 9. No swelling, no heat, etc in that knee. Off and on lameness that did not resolve she I brought her in. Diagnosed with a CCL tear, did surgery 2 days later and she is still going strong at 12, with no lameness. My young dog injured himself when he was 8m old. W...
by jlp8cornell
Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Westminster - Sporting Group
Replies: 106
Views: 14700

Re: Westminster - Sporting Group

Given the extra weight the Lab was carrying around with him, I'd argue that point All the show Labs are like that. They look like Angus beef cows. I saw one at a fall show here that could not trot around the ring. Of course it won Best Veteran. Sad... Here's a pic of the BOB lab: http://www.nytimes...
by jlp8cornell
Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: EP allergies-tried everything-at wits end-HELP
Replies: 52
Views: 7231

Re: EP allergies-tried everything-at wits end-HELP

A trip to a derm specialist seems long overdue. How far are you from U Wisc?
by jlp8cornell
Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What Is Your Feeding Time Like?
Replies: 20
Views: 4748

Re: What Is Your Feeding Time Like?

The little one sure doesn't waste anytime eating lol
LOL. We call her "Piggy Princess".
by jlp8cornell
Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What Is Your Feeding Time Like?
Replies: 20
Views: 4748

Re: What Is Your Feeding Time Like?

Feeding time at my house....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HcA2mEr87M
by jlp8cornell
Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gun Dog injury - Warning GRAPHIC photo !!
Replies: 34
Views: 7618

Re: Gun Dog injury - Warning GRAPHIC photo !!

Katy's would looks great. I bet you cannot wait to get er out and running again.

Are you still using the Colendula Gel? Just curious- it might be good to have on hand.
by jlp8cornell
Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: A good year.
Replies: 13
Views: 1443

Re: A good year.

Great pics of Piper Frank! Max is very proud of his girlfriend! :-)
by jlp8cornell
Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thought for a new topic/category
Replies: 52
Views: 9040

Re: Thought for a new topic/category

Would be a great category!
by jlp8cornell
Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pigeon-toed Vizsla Puppy
Replies: 23
Views: 7370

Re: Pigeon-toed Vizsla Puppy

The turning in absolutely stopped getting worse after about 2 days of wrapping with vetrap and a change in diet.
Wonderful! I am very interested in what exactly you did in terms of switching diets. Please share...
by jlp8cornell
Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: big lump on her side
Replies: 52
Views: 23226

Re: big lump on her side

she is still having problems, I got no clue, the vet has no clue I think its time to go down to WSU or something. Very good idea. This has been going on for way too long not to have an actual diagnosis. Plus you mention she has less energy which is also a concern. I wouldn't open this up on your ow...
by jlp8cornell
Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: natural/alternative treatments?
Replies: 34
Views: 5007

Re: natural/alternative treatments?

my question is still not answered by mcbosco who stated its oldschool to vaccinate Ruth...I think he was talking about the frequency in which dogs used to be vaccinated. I interpret 'old school' to be vaccinating dogs every year, whereas in most places they are now boosted every 3 years (DHLPP and ...
by jlp8cornell
Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: food survey for thesis
Replies: 56
Views: 15473

Re: food survey for thesis

Orijen
ProPac High Perf
by jlp8cornell
Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: natural/alternative treatments?
Replies: 34
Views: 5007

Re: natural/alternative treatments?

For the general populations' dogs that are primarily house dogs and are leash walked, there is no reason to vaccinate for Lepto, Lymes, etc. I only give my grandparent's 16 yr old dog Rabies and take complete responsibility if something were to happen, which is very unlikely. And we all know dogs va...
by jlp8cornell
Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: natural/alternative treatments?
Replies: 34
Views: 5007

Re: natural/alternative treatments?

You may want to ask this on a K9 cancer or orthopedic forum. I bet you would get lots of feedback. Jen
by jlp8cornell
Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: feedin venison to my gsp
Replies: 38
Views: 10998

Re: feedin venison to my gsp

jlp8cornell - NEVER had to get your dog's teeth cleaned? Do you feed raw exclusively? Kibble and brush teeth several times a week? Have YOUNG dogs? Do tell... That explains the high cost- the dentistry specialty, equipment, etc. Same with horses around here. I would pay Cornell Ambulatory (travelin...
by jlp8cornell
Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: feedin venison to my gsp
Replies: 38
Views: 10998

Re: feedin venison to my gsp

Oh heck my dogs are 11 and 14. I plan on $1000 every other year. I'd be THRILLED with a $500 dental bill. You pay $1000 for a cleaning? Even in the pricey Northeast that is unbelievable. Maybe a cleaning with about 8-10 extractions but a routine cleaning should be under $500. Try raw knuckle bones....
by jlp8cornell
Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: feedin venison to my gsp
Replies: 38
Views: 10998

Re: feedin venison to my gsp

I feed my dogs raw venison every now and again and usually feed it in place of a meal. I can't afford to buy a lot of raw either so I asked some of my friends who hunt to save me parts they aren't going to use. I get a lot of meat in the trimmings. I bag it up and freeze it. The dogs love it...
by jlp8cornell
Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Acid Reflux
Replies: 14
Views: 2178

Re: Acid Reflux

I was asking about a morning feeding because the dogs I know who do this do so because they are hungry/empty stomach. Was just a thought....
by jlp8cornell
Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Top GSP Pedigree/Breeder
Replies: 68
Views: 15728

Re: Top GSP Pedigree/Breeder

Check out this recent thread...

viewtopic.php?f=69&t=27029
by jlp8cornell
Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Acid Reflux
Replies: 14
Views: 2178

Re: Acid Reflux

The dogs eat by 6:00pm each night.
Do they eat in the AM as well? If not...that might be your answer.
by jlp8cornell
Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Acid Reflux
Replies: 14
Views: 2178

Re: Acid Reflux

My old girl was having similar issues. I would give her one pepcid (or generic famotidine) at night before she went to bed as she had problems in the early AM. Not sure when your girl is having issues but I found that if I give mine a small snack before bed, she is fine in the AM.
by jlp8cornell
Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: weight on gsp
Replies: 6
Views: 880

Re: weight on gsp

Can you post a pic? How many ribs showing? I keep mine so that you can see about 2 ribs...
by jlp8cornell
Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: 1995 model
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Re: 1995 model

What a great brag. The old ones are so dear to our hearts....
by jlp8cornell
Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gun Dog injury - Warning GRAPHIC photo !!
Replies: 34
Views: 7618

Re: Gun Dog injury - Warning GRAPHIC photo !!

Keeping Katy low key has proven to be BRUTAL !! She has zero idea that she's still injured.
Have you thought about sedating her a little? I had to when my boy was rehabbing. He ripped out internal sutures while in a crate. Acepromazine worked wonders. Might be worth a try.

Good luck...
by jlp8cornell
Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: add one to the family
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: add one to the family

Cute pup and one very happy lil girl!
by jlp8cornell
Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Doc's Choice Dog Food?
Replies: 31
Views: 7128

Re: Doc's Choice Dog Food?

Ezzy- I almost fell outta my chair laughing over the last post of yours. Interesting analogy. :lol:
by jlp8cornell
Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pregnacy Test
Replies: 11
Views: 1661

Re: Pregnacy Test

Ultrasound. Dogs do not have the hormone fluctuations like humans do.
by jlp8cornell
Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Nuetering Question
Replies: 36
Views: 6423

Re: Nuetering Question

Makes a guy wonder whether the girls would have that done to US if they had a chance. :cry:
It does cross our minds from time to time. :lol:
by jlp8cornell
Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Yellow bile
Replies: 18
Views: 3404

Re: Yellow bile

eed later in the evening and/or give a nice rich snack before bed.
Ditto. My old dog sometimes wakes up 4-5am, wants to eat grass and vomit. If I give her a snack before bed or feed after 8pm, we do not have issues.
by jlp8cornell
Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Nuetering Question
Replies: 36
Views: 6423

Re: Nuetering Question

Here are past threads dealing with this issue. Lots of info: http://gundogforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=88&t=23910&start=0&hilit=neuter http://gundogforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=25004&start=0&hilit=neuter http://gundogforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=88&t=24794&start=0&hilit=neuter http://g...
by jlp8cornell
Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Anal Glands
Replies: 11
Views: 2498

Re: Anal Glands

The reason I asked is my vet recommends Metamucil as a fiber supplement but didn't say anything about hydrating before adding to the dog food. I'll double check just to make sure.....

Coveyrise64
I asked a friend who is a DVM nutritionist- Yes--hydrate metamucil before feeding it.
by jlp8cornell
Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Yellow bile
Replies: 18
Views: 3404

Re: Yellow bile

Usually with an obstruction/foreign body the dogs would become more and more depressed, lethargic, will continue vomiting and would act very ill. Hopefully it is not that!
by jlp8cornell
Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Anal Glands
Replies: 11
Views: 2498

Re: Anal Glands

Would wetting the dog food prior to adding the fiber be adequate? I pulled those fiber sources off a website. I assume the amount of water you add would depend on the fiber source. For example, bran/metamucil/etc will expand while ground flax seeds won't change that much. Thinking of that..you can ...