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I have a six month old puppy from my local county animal shelter, although the picture was taken at around three months. I am quite curious to know which breeds are in her, because it is very unclear to me. She was certainly the runt of her litter, she is currently about twenty pounds, about fourteen inches tall, has pointy ears, a fawn/ malinois coat, non-shedding short hair, a long wiry tail, small white paws, dark brown mussel, thin frame, and a kind, gentle, loyal, slightly protective, obedient, and friendly personality. I see many possibilities of breeds in her, but want to know what you think. She obviously has shepherd in her, but which kind, and what would she be mixed with to be so small? How big do you think she'll get?


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I am wondering if I can breed my 45lb standard poodle dam to my 60lb F1 labradoodle.

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ktron68

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My boxer was lethargic a few days ago, looked almost depressed, head hung low and hid under the table (Not typical behavior).  The next day, he started bumping into the walls and furniture and had a seizure lasting about 1 minute.  He looked like he lost equibrium and didn't have control of his limbs for a few hours afterwards.  We took him to the vet who gave him a shot of something, took blood and gave us Phenabarbitol.

The blood test came back showing he has elevated white blood cellsm indicating an infection of some sort and they prescribed antibiotics.  Aparently everything else they tested for was normal..

My issue is - the vet didn't examine my dog, didn't check his temperature, check his ears for an infection (I'm thinking loss of balance may indicate an inner ear issue) - nothing.  Just doped him up and says he "probably" has epilepy.   I have read that a high fever can cause seizures.  My dog has been on the antibiotics for a day or so now and is looking much better, regained his balance and is acting fine.

I really don't want to keep him doped up on drugs he may not really need and suspect the vet is maybe just trying to get a little extra $$ treating him, but I can't really be sure.  I am thinking about discontinuing the phenabaratol and see what happens, had anyone had experience with this type of thing?

 

 

 

Help, can anyone tell me what else I can do?  I have a male maltese about 7 lbs mating with a malteshuz about the same size. My male has breed 3 other times successfully.  This is the females first time but she is ready and standing for him. He is thrusting and continues to mount her but cant seem to penetrate. I've tried to help guide him and he seems to be ok with it but still can't do the job. I've also tried to lift the female and put some lubrication on her,  but still no luck.... PLEASE can anyone tell me what else to do?
Desperate! 

My mother has a teacup poodle and i would like to breed her to have a puppy. she is 1 year old  is that to young? and also 5 lbs is that to little?

My dog has some liver issues, just recently his levels were up.  He is on

Denamarin for a month.  But my question is"Could it be his food and what

kind of food is good for a 2year old with high liver levels.

 

Cece

Our little Yorkie mix developed a large abscess in her throat a couple of weeks ago, making it almost impossible for her to swallow food. She was lethargic/sad. Took her to a reputable animal hospital in Denver. They found an abscess in her throat and, upon doing an ultrasound, they found what they're saying is a 7 millimeter-long grass awn (grass seed basically) that somehow worked its way into an area just below her left ear, deep into the tissue.

They partially aspirated fluid and the culture has grown pasteurella multocida bacteria, but the vet suspects there could also be another anaerobe in there that has gone undetected.

We are giving her clindamycin liquid and Baytril (for broad-spectrum treatment).

They also suggested, on the day of the scoping, that we try a surgical removal of the grass awn, but they also warned that it would be a dangerous operation (through her skull/nerves/windpipe, etc., etc.) and that, in any event, they could "manage" it with antibiotics in the absence of such surgery by leaving the grass awn in place, although that wouldn't be their first choice.

Now the vet has changed her tune, telling us that she wants to continue antibiotics for an
additional two weeks and then take her off antibiotics and see what happens. The grass awn could still be harboring bacteria and a re-infection could occur, and this time with more antibiotic-resistant bacteria that would be harder, maybe even impossible, to treat. It's all very scary!

Anyway...I'm posting on this forum to see if anyone else has experienced this because we're hearing from some pet owners in our community who have told us that they have had dogs who have had grass awns left in them and a re-infection never occurred. But some of the online literature seems to suggest that re-infections are likely to occur.

Has anybody else experienced this?

Thanks.

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Cece

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My dog GrufL who is two years old has just been started on Denamarin for

high liver level of 537.  Of course I have no clue as to how liver levels get

that high.  His vet was not reassuring as to what causes this. 

I have noticed since I have put him on Denamrin (1week) his appetite has

decreased some.  I am very concerned because he is a very frisky, happy little

Yorkie who weighs only 8.6 lbs.  The only thing that I started new was

Comfortis in April.  The doctor says no, but I have read that some dogs are

effected by Comfortis.  I have stopped this and just keep a flea and tick collar

on him. 

Can someone tell me how liver levels rise in a dog and would his

appetite decrease being on Denamarin.

Cece and GrufL( my dog'sname)

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barboc41

In Dogs

Can a male and female breed successfully if they have the same father and mother but are from different litters?

My 10-year old belgian malinois is starting to suffer from joint pains brought by arthritis. I know anti-inflammatory and pain medications will now be a start of his "twilight  years" but as much as possible I don't want to fill him up with drugs that give more risks and side effects than benefits. I am now looking for natural anti-inflammatory supplements or drugs that can alleviate painful symptoms of arthritis and joint problems. 

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