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    I enjoy the beach, working old homes, and spending time with my family.
  1. I took him to the vet today. Turns out Ted has some inflammation in his growth plates. He feels Ted will outgrow it but changed his diet and gave him a prescription for the pain. Will re-check in a couple weeks if he is still having trouble.
  2. I took him to the vet today. Turns out Ted has some inflammation in his growth plates. He feels Ted will outgrow it but changed his diet and gave him a prescription for the pain. Will re-check in a couple weeks if he is still having trouble.
  3. I took him to the vet today. Turns out Ted has some inflammation in his growth plates. He feels Ted will outgrow it but changed his diet and gave him a prescription for the pain. Will re-check in a couple weeks if he is still having trouble.
  4. Excellent suggestion. I will do that.
  5. I have an appointment next week to get him looked at and get his last round of vaccinations. It would not surprise me if he has Pano as he went from 9 lbs at 2 months to 18 lbs at 3 months. I haven't weighed him now at 4 months, but I think he is at least 25 lbs. I think I need to adjust his collar almost weekly he is growing so fast. It seems he is noticeably bigger each day. He looks great all day, but mornings and especially evenings are tougher on him. It effects his entire body, as I will see him stretching his back, as well. I never had a puppy that has done this, so it is all new to me. Thanks, everyone, for offering suggestions. We think "Ted" is the best and it bothers us that he is uncomfortable.
  6. Thank you very much for your input. I questioned if it was hip dysplasia but since it seems to affect his front legs, as well, I didn't think it was that. In fact, I think it is primarily in his front legs, but he does get lame in the back also. He is due for his final round of shots, so I will make sure to set up a time for him to have a longer appointment where they can x-ray him. It does seem to rotate from leg to leg and at times when he stands up, he will curl his back up like a cat does, or stretch out. Once he does that, he is off to the races and he wants to go with us constantly. It bothers us to see him in pain, so we will definitely get it checked out. I will post what the veterinarian says so others who might be having the same issue with their puppy will see what was said. Thanks for the information!
  7. My 4 month old border collie puppy seems to have bouts of being painful upon rising. It is his front legs as well as his rear legs. Once he gets up and moving, he is fine, but he seems like he feels stiff. Some days are worse than others, especially if he is extra active during the day. He runs around and plays like any puppy, but I don't recall having one that seems painful afterwards. Could it be growing pains? He has doubled his weight the past month, about the time this started. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  8. At 9 weeks, my puppy weighed 9 lbs, and at 13 weeks, he weighed 18 lbs. I am curious as to how much he will weigh when he is done growing.
  9. Thank you so much for the information! I do appreciate it, and have read the postings on puppy aggression. We found that when we give the puppy a "time out", he dramatically calms down. If he is "herding" us and barking at us, we will tell him "no", stop, and not look at him. Most times, he will stop doing it and entertain himself with a toy. When our 14 year old border collie mix died, we were heartbroken, and this new puppy has brought such joy back into our lives. We just grew concerned as we have a young grandchild, that he would bite her. He is very good with other people and is very well behaved when going to the vet's office or in public. He isn't aggressive with other dogs, but barks constantly when another dog comes to the house. If we are in public, he doesn't bark at other dogs, just in his own home. Thanks, again, for the information and welcoming me to the boards. I see that there is so much that I can learn here.
  10. My 13 1/2 week old border collie puppy has bouts of aggression. Typically, he is a sweet boy and calms down nicely if we tell him "no". He knows how to sit, speak, is housebroken, and will not go to his food dish until we tell him that it is okay. Our issue is that at times, he will actually growl and even snap at us if we attempt to correct him. Also, if we are near his food and it is a special treat, he will growl and snap if he thinks we are getting too close. He will eat very gently out of our hands and we can hold the food dish where he won't snap. We have been working with him, and it seems to be getting better. When my husband put his food bowl down and held his hand up to stop him in a stop motion. The puppy sat down, but bared his teeth briefly and growled as if he might bite. He doesn't bite, but we are afraid it will get worse. He is a typically a very well behaved puppy and has started to roll over onto his back to have us pet his belly, in a submissive stance, but his moments of aggression causes us concern. Does anyone have any suggestions? Or had a puppy like this that outgrew this behavior? We are taking him to obedience training, in hopes that it will help. Also, when we are walking, he wants to herd us at times, but will seem like he is getting aggressive if we tell him no. We love the puppy and don't want him to become a nasty dog. We have had border collie mixes for 30 years, but this is our first pure bred border collie. He is so smart but we just are nervous about his aggressive tendencies. Is this normal for such a young puppy? Thanks!
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