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by jlp8cornell
Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Food/Diarrhea Help
Replies: 42
Views: 5856

Re: Food/Diarrhea Help

by mcbosco Skip the wormer and just use a new food. Wormers shouldn't be used without confirmation of a problem, so maybe the vet should advise you. Coccidia is largely an issue for young puppies anyway. Buy Precise, Canidae Chicken & Rice, Royal Canin Medium Active (called Special) those should be...
by jlp8cornell
Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Another recall- River Run
Replies: 27
Views: 4582

Re: Another recall- River Run

True but Cargill and Nutrena each make feed I believe
Yes and Nutrena lists Loyall and River Run as it's products.....
by jlp8cornell
Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Another recall- River Run
Replies: 27
Views: 4582

Re: Another recall- River Run

Ezzy: I looked it up. Loyall and River Run are from the same manufacturer- Nutrena. Nutrena is owned by Cargill......
by jlp8cornell
Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Another recall- River Run
Replies: 27
Views: 4582

Re: Another recall- River Run

True...
by jlp8cornell
Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Another recall- River Run
Replies: 27
Views: 4582

Re: Another recall- River Run

Iams was aflatoxin as well. 2 in one day- they have to be produced in the same plant.
by jlp8cornell
Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Another recall- River Run
Replies: 27
Views: 4582

Another recall- River Run

I think I have read some people use River Run on this forum. Must be Iams makes it....

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm282753.htm
by jlp8cornell
Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:59 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Non-Hunting GWP with Painful Wrists - Input Please
Replies: 9
Views: 1977

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

He told me that running does not turn the wrists in to where they would hurt, and that she will instinctively not do any activity that will cause her pain. However from what I have read on this forum, a dog like Mags might overlook her pain while on the hunt. Most dogs will do activities that will ...
by jlp8cornell
Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: dog with stiff neck
Replies: 6
Views: 862

Re: dog with stiff neck

My older dogs has a similar issue every now and again. She tweaks her neck, mostly when digging for voles. I will find her with her head/neck down. I can feel the knot on the right side of the neck. I give her anti-inflammatories and pain meds and she is usually better a couple hrs later. Has happen...
by jlp8cornell
Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Would you feed horsemeat?
Replies: 40
Views: 5328

Re: Would you feed horsemeat?

There are other medications that concern me as well
Me too, such as hormones like Regumate used in mares, anti-inflammatories (other then Bute), steroids for horse with heaves...etc.

FYI: You might be surprised how many drugs are allowed in racehorses. http://www.arci.com/druglisting.pdf
by jlp8cornell
Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What breed has your dog been mistaken for?
Replies: 140
Views: 25728

Re: What breed has your dog been mistaken for?

A "ticked Coonhound", a Weim and a mutt
by jlp8cornell
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pup limping
Replies: 21
Views: 4631

Re: Pup limping

Doc played around with his knee and the dog reacted a bit, said could be a torn ACL but dog is young and he really didn;t think that was The cranial drawer test for a torn cruciate is pretty definitive. Even is there is a partial tear, your vet should know and eventually it will fully tear. There i...
by jlp8cornell
Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rehab for my gsp (broken leg) Ideas?
Replies: 9
Views: 2729

Re: Rehab for my gsp (broken leg) Ideas?

Fracture=break. same thing.......
by jlp8cornell
Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question about a sire
Replies: 12
Views: 2138

Re: Question about a sire

Or "MD" is part of his registered name and not a title
by jlp8cornell
Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rehab for my gsp (broken leg) Ideas?
Replies: 9
Views: 2729

Re: Rehab for my gsp (broken leg) Ideas?

The dog broke his leg just 2-3 wks ago? Don't push it! Fractures do not heal in 2-3 wks. That dog should be on crate rest. Problems happen when owners allow too much freedom to dogs too early. You should consider your fall season as rehab. Dog should return to work next year. You usually start by wa...
by jlp8cornell
Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Stapled dog up in the field. Infection question.
Replies: 30
Views: 4317

Re: Stapled dog up in the field. Infection question.

There are a ton of studies that show H202 is not an effective anti-bacterial plus it irritates healthy cells. Plain soapy water works well. I use Nolvason solution. Either way, then use an antibitoic ointment.

As far as a course of antibiotics, 10-14 days. 4? No.
by jlp8cornell
Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: coyotes
Replies: 55
Views: 6949

Re: coyotes

They are very noisy around here (upstate central NY) at night. I have seen coyotes as big as German Shepherds. we have a ton around here.

About 5 miles up the road, the coyotes lured an English Setter from his home...owners found him dead. I hear them all the time at night. Eerie...
by jlp8cornell
Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Unsure what to do
Replies: 12
Views: 1865

Re: Unsure what to do

Does that store carry Earthborn Primitive? I started using this with my hard keeper GSP about 9 months ago. I am very happy with this food. He looks great and I do not have to feed much to maintain his weight. He ranges from 62-64# and eats between 2-3 cups/day. I bought it last at doggiefood.com f...
by jlp8cornell
Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Yearling gsp too thin, Food question.
Replies: 76
Views: 15626

Re: Yearling gsp too thin, Food question.

Ultra...There is not an ounce of fat on that dog in the pic. Yikes! I like a really thin ribby dog but that is too thin. The show dogs are cows, I agree. Trust me, I swear every time my dog loses to a 26" 75# soft dog. Makes me sick. But this dog is the extreme opposite.
by jlp8cornell
Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: darn squirrels
Replies: 16
Views: 2885

Re: darn squirrels

Cajun do they taste better if shot or hit by a car?
Yeah Cajun. I want to know too. I like them shot and in soup. Larry, what about you?
by jlp8cornell
Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Yearling gsp too thin, Food question.
Replies: 76
Views: 15626

Re: Yearling gsp too thin, Food question.

Re: Yearling gsp too thin, Food question. Postby ultracarry » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:26 pm I'm sure he isn't to thin. It's almost impossible for a.GSP to be too thin as long as they eat. The pic is big but its my dogs sir .. guy could eat all you put in front of him and never gain a pound. Attachments...
by jlp8cornell
Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Broken toe-nail
Replies: 10
Views: 1485

Re: Broken toe-nail

Are all parts of the damaged toenail gone? If not, any "dead" parts should be clipped down. The main concern is potential infection. You can soak the toe in warm soapy water, apply antibiotic ointment and keep bandaged. Some vets would put the dog on a course of oral antibiotics. I would try to trea...
by jlp8cornell
Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dog shedding
Replies: 46
Views: 5619

Re: dog shedding

The pup looks skinny to me as well. You can see a good 5 ribs plus hip bones. 2-3 ribs is where I like to see them. Try adding some fish oil for his coat. Its good for them anyway.

Where in Central NY are you?
by jlp8cornell
Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:38 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Something for pain
Replies: 10
Views: 1546

Re: Something for pain

Tramadol.
by jlp8cornell
Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:24 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog will not eat
Replies: 26
Views: 5213

Re: Dog will not eat

What is GTD?
Guaranteed
by jlp8cornell
Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:41 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog Poop Question
Replies: 22
Views: 5042

Re: Dog Poop Question

I know plenty of Shorthairs in the 60lb range eating 2-3 cups of higher quality food And I would like to meet all of the 60 lb dogs that are getting by on 2 cups per day. Max is 64# and eats about 2-3 cups per day,most days ~2. He always has since he was a pup. He's always on the skinny side but lo...
by jlp8cornell
Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:19 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Questions about TPLO
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: Questions about TPLO

You are welcome. Yeah, that is a really good rehab program. Might be worth starting from the beginning even though your dog is 8 wks post-op. Good luck!!
by jlp8cornell
Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:54 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: On that note...insurance?
Replies: 36
Views: 4745

Re: On that note...insurance?

Yes I find it ridiculous that someone would treat an animal as a human, like their child. We are people and they are animals. You wouldnt ever believe the folks that send dogs to me that need started as three year old animals because the only thing they know is the kitchen table, the back seat of t...
by jlp8cornell
Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Questions about TPLO
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: Questions about TPLO

PM or email me (jlp8@cornell.eu) with your email address. I have a great rehab protocol I can send you.

However, at 8 wks post-op, your dog should be more then toe-touching while standing. Have you asked your vet about this?
by jlp8cornell
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The ultimate chew toy ... for the dog, not me
Replies: 24
Views: 3301

Re: The ultimate chew toy ... for the dog, not me

For hard chewers nothing comes close to the Galileo bone, nothing. Mine is 3 years old and has years ahead of it. Nylabone makes it.
Ditto.

Bully sticks last about 20 minutes in my house. Not a "long term" chew toy. They do love them though and they make good treats.
by jlp8cornell
Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy teeth still in adult teeth coming in too.
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: Puppy teeth still in adult teeth coming in too.

How old is the pup? I worried as well but quickly had nothing to worry about....Hopefully the same is true
by jlp8cornell
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: On that note...insurance?
Replies: 36
Views: 4745

Re: On that note...insurance?

Spending 3-5k on an animal is ridiculous in my opinion. Umm, if you have it or are willing to spare it, why would it bother you. For some of us, our animals are basically our kids.You find it ridiculous? I for one would never make that statement concerning anything you spend money on...birds, truck...
by jlp8cornell
Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: vets waiting room
Replies: 29
Views: 4804

Re: vets waiting room

You mean when the crazy dog lady lets her dog run up to mine and I step in between? She says " What? Your dogs are not social?" and I say " No, they are. But they are not rude."

Drives me cray. Luckily my Vet has dogs put in rooms immediately and there is a separate exit door. Never an issue.

Jen
by jlp8cornell
Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ANYBODY EVER USE ONE OF THESE??
Replies: 13
Views: 2201

Re: ANYBODY EVER USE ONE OF THESE??

I think maybe i will keep her in a plastic crate
Good idea. I have a soft crate but only use it at shows, obedience clinics, etc. I wouldn't put a puppy in one or a dog that isn't fully crate trained. Even then, some dogs still paw at the doors and rip them.
by jlp8cornell
Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Sick, sick pooch
Replies: 28
Views: 4597

Re: Sick, sick pooch

Xrays do not always pick up foreign bodies. If that was my dog, I would be back at the vet office, asking for an ultrasound. ASAP
by jlp8cornell
Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Great dog food/treat website....
Replies: 23
Views: 4510

Re: Great dog food/treat website....

You never mentioned the weight of the food.
It is 1.48/#. That's all you need to know.
by jlp8cornell
Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Great dog food/treat website....
Replies: 23
Views: 4510

Re: Great dog food/treat website....

It is easy just divide one number by another.
DUH.

If you care, figure it out for yourself. Or better yet, here, let me help you. 1.48/#. Math 101
by jlp8cornell
Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Great dog food/treat website....
Replies: 23
Views: 4510

Re: Great dog food/treat website....

So how much per pound did the kibble cost?
For me? Don't know and don't care. It's what I feed and it is cheaper so I bought it. If I had more dogs I would care but with just 2, doesn't matter.
by jlp8cornell
Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Great dog food/treat website....
Replies: 23
Views: 4510

Great dog food/treat website....

I just placed an order on http://www.doggiefood.com/ A good variety of dog foods, treats, etc with free shipping. What would have cost me $133 here, cost $89 online. Worth taking a look at if you feed brands like Wellness, Earthborn, Evo, Innova, etc. I think there are about 40-50 brands they offer....
by jlp8cornell
Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Heartbreaking...
Replies: 24
Views: 5916

Re: Heartbreaking...

Now my eyes are all wet :-(
by jlp8cornell
Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Patellar luxation
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: Patellar luxation

I would go to Yahoo groups and join the "orthodog" group. You should be able to get recommendations there for ortho surgeons in your area. Also, lots of information within that group pertaining to the surgery, rehab, etc.
by jlp8cornell
Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: And another 'designer' breed: The Deutsche Kurzhaar Doodle
Replies: 61
Views: 14360

Re: And another 'designer' breed: The Deutsche Kurzhaar Doodle

and she is claiming excellent hips
K9- That was my favorite too. And how she spoke about the 6m pup having a "perfectly aligned spine". WTH??? The sad thing is, some idiot will look at that site and think, "wow- what nice dogs and good breeders".
by jlp8cornell
Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: And another 'designer' breed: The Deutsche Kurzhaar Doodle
Replies: 61
Views: 14360

And another 'designer' breed: The Deutsche Kurzhaar Doodle

Just came through on my GSP listserv. UGH... http://www.buyadoodle.net/AboutTheDeutschKurzhaarDoodle.html Merry-Belle, our purebred German Shorthaired Pointer, will be the founding bitch for our Deutsche Kurzhaar Doodles. She will be bred once she completes and receives full health clearances of whi...
by jlp8cornell
Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Now THAT's a hot food!
Replies: 38
Views: 6945

Re: Now THAT's a hot food!

And when a company is good enough to make half of the feed fed in the country they just might have the possibility of having more problems.
So does that justify the aflatoxin deaths?? Do people not believe this happened? I saw the necropsy reports.
by jlp8cornell
Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another one bites the dust
Replies: 34
Views: 5260

Re: Another one bites the dust

If you can't run him, how about letting him trot besides you while biking. Or swimming?
by jlp8cornell
Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another one bites the dust
Replies: 34
Views: 5260

Re: Another one bites the dust

Get a Galileo bone for $10, it will last for years, just don't throw it I have 2 of these that the dogs love to chew on. Soft toys can end up being a disaster for an aggressive chewer. I would never let him have one unsupervised. Not worth a trip to the vet and possible surgery if a piece gets stuc...
by jlp8cornell
Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How much does your GSP weigh?
Replies: 30
Views: 6341

Re: How much does your GSP weigh?

3 yrs.
62 # and 24"
ribs and hips showing...
by jlp8cornell
Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Your Dog's Nickname
Replies: 51
Views: 8252

Re: Your Dog's Nickname

Max: Max K, Smallie, Baby Loving, Small K, and the most popular -- Lil F'er when he is running around with something he stole.
Chloe: Chlo Chlo, Cake, Apple

Boy am I odd ;-)
by jlp8cornell
Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP Limping
Replies: 9
Views: 3196

Re: GSP Limping

Lymes disease? Sounds like typical symptoms.
by jlp8cornell
Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: SPAZ at feeding time.
Replies: 26
Views: 3714

Re: SPAZ at feeding time.

Yikes! Put him on leash, make him settle and sit/stand/down (whatever you prefer) and wait for his food. By 4 months he can learn to stay until released. No reason to up the food- that's why he has runny stools. Put something in his bowl that forces him to slow down and not gobble. Good luck..easier...