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  1. She is about 29 pounds. She is on 300 mg a day.
  2. No change with Doxy on board :-( Will keep hoping...but I am thinking that isn't it :-( Loretta
  3. We started her on Doxy this morning.....hopefully it works! THanks everyone! Loretta
  4. For those of you who put your dogs on Doxy...how long did it take before you saw a difference in the dogs symptoms?
  5. Thanks everyone, No blisters or cracks in her feet I wish that was the case though! I will have them x-ray her feet to check for things...someone also privately mentioned ultrasounding... I was thinking of putting her on doxy as well as a "check"..will call my vet about that Monday for sure! Thanks and keep the ideas coming! Loretta
  6. Hello there everyone, I am at my wits end on this situation and I am hoping someone can shed some light... I have a 30 pound, 18" BC female. She came up lame on the front end at about 10 months....and we have been trying to figure this out. The lameness switches sides, always on the front, but sometimes left and sometimes right. She has been x-rayed for OCD by a specialist and there are no issues at all, joints are perfectly clean. No muscle issues as far as torn or tight muscles. She did have a torn tricep but that has been rehabbed and has not been reinjured. One person suggested Pano...but I am thinking, in a 17 month old dog? Tick Borne Illness came back negative on all accounts (sent off, not snap test) Not sure where to go next. I can't do anything with her other than walks and swiming...thought of looking into an equine vet that specilizes in lameness....but just not sure what else I can do. Any thoughts would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks! Loretta Mueller
  7. Gotcha... Just asking as my dogs are my stockdogs and also run agility... I am grateful that I had someone that was willing to sell me a working bred Border Collie. I couldn't imagine working any other kind of dog and if I ever had to sell my sheep or never stepped foot onto a trial field/farm situation again, I would still not want to train any other kind of dog. I would rather get a spayed/neutered working bred dog than an intact sport bred dog anyday Thanks for the explaination, Loretta
  8. What exactly do you mean by "shutting the door"? Not selling to sport people at all? Only selling on spay/neuter contracts? Not trying to be smart, just asking a question...
  9. WOW... First off, I train my dogs on stock, trialed in USBCHA trials, and we also do some contract work for local farms. I also train and trial my dogs in agility, where they do quite well. I think people on EITHER end of extremes are to be avoided. Just my opinion of course. Extremists are just that...extreme. My dogs understand corrections as a form of communication. Think of it as a game of hot and cold. A positive reward is "you're getting hot! Smoking hot!" and a correction is "you're FREEZING. Nothing more. I have to admit I was more on the positive everything side of the training debate until I witnessed the amazing communication between a very talented stockdog clinician and her dogs. They were happy! They understood what was expected of them! They LOVED their owner! And they were well behaved, well adjusted dogs. And yes, they were corrected. And that changed all things for me. I think we don't give dogs credit for their extreme intelligence, their resourcefulness and their ability to understand humans. I had a dog that was definetly a very hard dog to train on stock...but after learning how people train stockdogs, she turned into a completely different dog, on stock and in life. Not one time was she abused, hit, or in anyway harmed. But she was communicated with. In tones she understood, with pressures she understood and using her instinct to let her figure things out. I never understood how the word "lie down" could mean 10 different things...but now, I do. I tell everyone that comes to me for lessons, if you are not into any kind of correction, go watch a stockdog clinic or trial. Watch the amazing communication between the handler and dog. I never had that with my dogs until I learned how to train a dog on stock. We communicate with each other using corrections...why do we think a dog is too sensitive or stupid to do the same? Just my 2 cents...which is about all it is probably worth Loretta
  10. I have a three year old female that is out of Ettrick Tweed x Peg. If that is the correct Peg Peg is by Ettrick Scot and Patrick Shannahan's "Hannah". Loretta
  11. I am so sorry you are going through this with Maggie--recovery can be very up and down Good luck and I hope you can find it! I witnessed amazing results with my dog! Loretta
  12. There is a product called Traumeel that is a natural remedy for injuries. It contains Arnica plus many other natural ingredients. I used to use Arnica, but I was given this by my canine rehab therapist and it works great. MUCH better than just Arnica--it comes in tablets, creams etc. I would see if you can find some. Really helped with my dogs rehab. Loretta
  13. I have done accupuncture, accupressure, massage, and herbal treatments on Zip when she had her shoulder injury. She tore the muscles on her entire side and also her chest and triceps when she slipped on ice. I think without all of those things she would still be injured--she did no work for 11 months--but she has made a full recovery with no scar tissue and I will continue with the therapies. I don't know exactly WHAT happens...but it works. Loretta Loretta
  14. I have three (7 years, 3 years and 1 year) and they all sleep They look forward to my departure because they all get ready to "assume nap position" when I get my keys and go to the door. The oldest one has taken residence on our couch and that is a no-no. But I see him eyeing it up as I am getting ready to leave--hmmmm. They seem irritated also if I come home early and wake them up Loretta Ace, Zip and Klink
  15. I have to say I was wondering the same thing Jaime--I just hadn't found the topic yet. Loretta Mueller Pierz, Minnesota
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