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lefty's random dog thread.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by lefty, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. NorCal

    NorCal Senior member

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    I've been told that the shank's can be too hard for their teeth and can chip them. They bear the most weight so it makes a certain amount of sense. I usually go with necks or tails. Knuckles should be fine too.
     
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  2. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    I'm sticking with marrow bones for now. I toss them when she's gone through all of the marrow.

    She has crap teeth anyways, so I probably wouldn't notice if one chipped.
     
  3. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    The narrow bones can split and splinter at the ends so be aware of that.

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  4. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Never been, so wouldn't know. It's required by law, if I want to bring my dog to another country, which I do 4+ times a year.

    There's other that can be infectious, if they smell another dogs poop like Giardia.

    My dog gets rabies, parvo, Hepatitis, leptospirosis, distemper, paraflue and kennel cough.
     
  5. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    On a related note, my dog has a stomach bug at the moment, due to him eating shit.

    He was squealing earlier, as his belly hurt and he had to hurry out.
     
  6. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Do a blood titer test on your dog and you'll be surprised on how much antibody he carries, rabies included. Most vets are putting dogs on a three year protocol.

    lefty
     
  7. Find Finn

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    They have a fixed schedule, so he doesn't get everything every year.
     
  8. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You can do at home titers with a swab these days. Most counties will take them. In general, a dog should carry a high enough titer to parvo to never need a shot after year one, and likewise with rabies.

    We do knuckle bones and lamb femurs. I don't like the marrow bones because it is just about the fat and not chewing the bone. He will chew a knuckle bone for hours, probably until he passes out. The bone shits the next day are hilarious too. You don't get bone shits from marrow bones.
     
  9. rnoldh

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    It's #NationalDogDay today
     
  10. gomestar

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    who scheduled NationalDogDay on WomensEqualityDay? My facebook feed was full of awesome dog pictures, and then the one feminist pretending to flex her muscles. Kind of hilarious.
     
  11. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Someone very very very wise.
     
  12. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Senior member

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    We got her over a year ago. Our neighbor found her running around in our neighborhood with another dog. She was about 3 months old at the time.
     
  13. limping_decorum

    limping_decorum Senior member

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    older brothers new ridgeback...

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  14. djblisk

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    Any advice on a growly dog who doesn't like to cuddled. I know I know, but I have a wife who was hoping for a cuddly dog. She is a rescue and of no particular breed, just a third world mutt (saved her in baja). Issue: Whenever she is laying down she doesn't like your head anywhere near her body or if you put any sort of weight on her.

    This all sounds dandy, but she is around a slew of nieces and nephews during the holidays, and I would like for this to not be an issue. She is 8 months and around 38 pounds.
     
  15. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Senior member

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    real cute
     
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    Also real cute - hope she gets enough exercise.
     
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  17. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Management. You can't convince her to like being cuddled, and its a lot of trust to think she won't get pissed off.
     
  18. djblisk

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    Agreed
     
  19. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    jump jump jump

    (ok, so she can't really jump particularly high, it just looks cool there)

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  20. NorCal

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    random dog post. I met some really first rate pooches the other day. The male was a Bull Mastiff with a head like a goldfish bowl. The female was a Bull Mastiff/Fila cross. Nice Brindle colour, not over-sized at all. Sporty looking almost. Square head but not too cinder block like. And sweet as can be. Her owner said she was stubborn and willful but was growing out of it. Makes me want another dog.
     

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