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I'm pretty sure that my dog is a Gsd, however the more I look at her the more I see a possibility that she is a Malanois.any help would be appreciated. 

Hi has anyone else got a labradoodle and do you have any advice to offer as we will be bringing our beautiful little willow home next week, thanks bex x

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emilie

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If,there's is a problem is the eye ofshi tzu is cloudy eyes?it is danger or what medication they need...

I thought someone may be interested in my recent experience with Alopecia x.
My Pomeranian Koda developed Alopecia x when he was two or three years old. It was gradual with his hips and neck going bald first. His coat became dull and coarse. Then virtually all of his undercoat came out.
Our vet tried all of the usual tests (Cushings, Hypothyroidism, etc), but came to the conclusion that it was Alopecia x. I took him to the breeder of my other Pomeranian and she was of the same opinion. A friend of a friend told me of anecdotal success with a herb and oil combination. He had that for six months when his hair suddenly came back.
It lasted about a year when it started falling out again. At this point we carried on with his herbs and oil but accepted that he would always be bald. His skin had gone quite black, so it seemed the Alopecia x was here to stay.
This past July, Koda suddenly became very ill. He was taken to a specialist hospital where they diagnosed pancreatitis. When he was scanned by their high quality ultrasound, they also found his bile ducts were congested. They cured the pancreatitis, but could only offer medication to try to prevent worsening of the bile duct congestion. He was put on a dose of a quarter tablet daily of 150mg ursodeoxycholic acid, so approximately 37 mgs. a day.
He returned for a repeat scan three months later, where we were told the bile duct congestion was stable and therefore to continue with his medication for his lifetime.
Only a month or so after that October appointment, he started growing new hair on his very bald hindquarters, followed by hair on his equally bald neck.
He is now so completely hairy with a full undercoat. It's only been six months since the diagnosis. I don't know if, perhaps, Alopecia x is caused by congested bile ducts and it just goes undiagnosed. Or perhaps the regrowth of his hair is a side effect of the medication. Either way, I thought I should share this with owners of other Alopecia x sufferers.

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I need to know the best way to clean my dogs ears. It is not like an infection. But he does dig at them BAD!!!! He has never had this problem before in all of his 5 & 1/2 yrs. Please help. He is my baby!!!!!!

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tiggerrpwz66

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Bad infected pressure sore

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geeakira

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Im lookin for somwone to mat with my dog she a shiraz small size

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mo1945

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Hello I am new to this site. My border collie is 14yrs old and on saturday afternoon she had a stroke. It came out of the blue. She came home from the vets today and we are extremely worried. has anyone had a dog that has suffered ,if so how did you treat your dog afterwards???

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stacie

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Hi, our 9 1/2 year old chocolate lab started limping about 2 1/2 weeks ago.  We thought she had stepped on something in the yard.  This was her only symptom.  It did not get better within a few days, so my husband took her to the vet.  He did an xray and discovered she had bone cancer in the top part of her front leg.  It is about 1/2 way down her leg.  We are not sure what to do.  She was given 2 types of pain meds to be taken 3 times a day, but she is not using her foot and is is dragging it.  Based on what I have read, even amputation and/or chemo will not prolong her life for long.  I hate to put her through all of that at her age.  I am devastated as is my family.  We just had to put a cat down about 6 weeks ago.  Has anyone had to go through this type of thing with their pet?  She is otherwise acting and appears normal - eating, sleeping, interacting with us and our other dogs, just the limping.  I am just so sad and upset.  Thanks for your feedback.

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