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  1. Check out small ceramic heaters, they are great and pretty safe..........
  2. Not sure of the issue and it is a young female, but when "aggressive" behaviour starts to escalate it might be worthwhile to have her thyroid level checked. Hypothyroid can have a genetic cause and with her hormones maturing it might accentuate low thyroid activity. Just a thought.
  3. I think the light colored one is a sable merle and won't look merle at all when it matures
  4. Haven't heard anything about that. Just because it "can" be given at 3 months doesn't mean it has to be given that young. I agree keep the pup away from areas where it would be exposed to rabid animals. I also give rabies seperate ( by at least 2 wks ) from the basic vaccine. And I usually wait til they are about 5 to 6 months old before they get their rabies vaccine. Me? I'd tell them I considered it (the lepto vaccine ) and my answer was no. I'd also be a bit concerned about them "pushing" the lepto vaccine since they already know your protocol. If dogs are going to react to a vaccine i
  5. I used the same vet for over 25 years...watched his kids grow up.......it was really hard to leave the practice. They grew,in the last 4 years built a huge new hospital, hired two young vets, who married shortly after being hired. They were right out of school and young, still had/have a lot of other things they would have rathe been doing. The original vet was practicing less and less and the new clinic/vets increased his costs. I watched the practice become about money not pet care. I was truly sad. But, I didn't want my dog's care to become just another business money maker. And yes,
  6. For the bordatella, since you are required to have it, ask for the intra nasal bordatella as opposed to the injection. And it is true the bordatella and lepto vaccines do not cover nearly enough of the strains out there, for that reason my dog doesn't get those particular vaccines. I have a good relationship with my vet(or she wouldn't be my vet) and she is aware that I live in the country, ( with plenty of wildlife in the surrounding woods ) she knows I don't vaccinate for Lepto, in the event that the dog became sick, she would know that Lepto might be a possibility, and act accordingly. D
  7. Two BAER testing locations listed for GA. Dr. Mark Kent at UGA College Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal teaching hospital Athens, GA (706)542-3221 MKent@vet.uga.edu and Dr Ronald P. Johnson at GA Veterinary Specialists 455 Abernthy Rd NE Atlanta, GA (404) 459 0903 Johnsonr15ucf@aol.com Perhaps the breeder could contact them and schedule the whole litter for BAER testing at a litter rate? Dr Johnson at GA vet specialist is listed as temporarily unavailable. There is another tester in Opelika AL Tha Animal Health Center (334)745-0060, call for appt. arvlel@bellsouth.net
  8. I second the Lovetree dogs. I have been very happy with my dog from them. I drove over 2000 miles roundtrip to meet Mary and her amazing dogs. She is very good at helping the new LGD owner with questions.
  9. Once predators "discover" your livestock is an easy source of food, you are pretty well sunk without some kind of livestock guardian. Llamas are truly not aggressive enough(as a general rule), donkeys are certainly aggressive enough, but may also be aggressive with the stock they are suppose to be protecting. An LGD is a good way to go, especially once you already have a problem with predators. Granted LGDs may require a learning curve and innovation on your part. How to feed the dog, etc. You will find it well worth the effort. An LGD or multiple LGDs will give you peace of mind and save
  10. I agree with a non professinal not relocating a coon. I think I would live trap it, then s,s,s and be done with the problem for my flock. With the added benefit of not running a risk of transferring a disease to another area.
  11. Another place to get some advice, suggestions might be to go to BackYardChickens.com they have a very active site with a section on ducks, along with several other sections on medication, predators, etc. Also have sections on sheep, llamas, goats, etc.... Hope the duck survives and does ok, trauma might be too much? Hope Sam gets back to duty soon.
  12. I use SWAT on my dogs, I put it on the ear tips of my Border Collies to keep the flies from "chewing" the dogs' ears bloody and I use it on my LGD, on the top of his nose/muzzle where the flies seem to love to land and bite. I have not seen any adverse reaction to using SWAT. I don't know about putting it on an oozing wound.... you could probably smear it on the leg/paw around the open areas to keep flies off the area. Whatever happens I hope he heals well and soon.
  13. Have you actually put a pencil to the numbers? From the little bit of info you posted, it is costing you $70 a week in gas to commute.......so say $300 a month for gas. Can you really find/rent a place closer to school/work where that same #300 will cover your rent, utilities and living expenses? Is it truly gong to be less expensive if you move? I agree with others who have posted, if my dogs aren't welcome then I'm not staying there either. Good luck whatever you decide.
  14. Contact info listed on USBCHA site: Carol Clawson 801 272 7836 Hope that helps, have a good time.
  15. Sounds like a Lovetree puppy, you'll love it. I got one last Spring(my first LGD)after coyotes discovered, after 25 years, that I had sheep. He has been great to work with and is a good dog for staying in close. He was only 5 months old when I drove up and got him. He is settling in very well and no more coyote problems since his arrival. He is very smart and enjoys visits when I go to the field.
  16. Perhaps talk with your vet about all your options, then if you decide to vaccinate for rabies ask about giving Willow benedryl before and maybe even after vaccination to reduce the amount of histamine released?
  17. Don't know how to link to the topic, from 2009, search for list of dogs deregistered, that is the topic. Post #31 is Eileen's. The dog in question is indeed the offspring of a deregistered dog and the other parent was granted a breed championship before deregistration began. There is at least one person who believes in their dogs and is/was persistent enough to pursue an ROM on their dog. Absolutely, no doubt, ROM is hard to do and requires major effort from the dog and the handler. The dog in question runs regularly in Open trials, qualified for and ran in Nursery Finals and in more than o
  18. offspring from deregistered dogs can and have been registered with ABCA thru the ROM process
  19. My guess is Richard has covered any "connection" to the folks advertising puppies and I'd bet his "name" is not on any paperwork having to do with any breeding or puppies............that would be part of his past behaviour also......he isn't going to change his spots and will continue to just do as he always has, with few if any penalties..........I'm sure he was back in business before the dogs that were taken from him had made it to safety. I'm not sure how he can truly be stopped.......He should certainly not be allowed to own or have possesion of any animals............but chances of that
  20. For anyone wanting to go with the preventic collars, Zema makes a collar that is the same active ingredient as the preventic collars. Right now Jeffers has the preventic collars for just under $10 apiece and the Zema collars are actually on sale for $5 apiece, cheaper the more you buy. So if you are using or planning to use tick collars you might want to check out Jeffers.
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