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by Alifaire
Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Catching Birds!
Replies: 20
Views: 13129

Re: Catching Birds!

Could you use some temporary fence, like the wire garden borders, to keep the dogs far enough away but still make it easy to move for mowing?
by Alifaire
Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Oral Epulis - UPDATE 12/17
Replies: 22
Views: 16081

Re: Oral Epulis - UPDATE 12/17

A very Merry Christmas indeed! :D That's great news!
by Alifaire
Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Oral Epulis - UPDATE 12/17
Replies: 22
Views: 16081

Re: Oral Epulis - UPDATE 12/13

Hoping your pup is doing well today! Looking forward to good reports soon.
by Alifaire
Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: How can you tell if your Britt is too heavy?
Replies: 5
Views: 5344

Re: How can you tell if your Britt is too heavy?

In our house, if DH is feeding the Britt... the Britt is too heavy :roll:

Victor is 20" at the shoulder and was 32 lbs. when he was running agility. He's now 38.5 and that's way too heavy - he's starting to get the 'Cocker Spaniel waddle roll' :( Bad Daddy!!!
by Alifaire
Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Oral Epulis - UPDATE 12/17
Replies: 22
Views: 16081

Re: Oral Epulis - UPDATE

Is your vet using the laser to remove the tumor? It sure helps the healing process.

Victor sends his 'get through it and get well' wishes to Kayla! He highly recommends the scrambled egg and sweet potato menu for a the first week! :lol:
by Alifaire
Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Oral Epulis - UPDATE 12/17
Replies: 22
Views: 16081

Re: Oral Epulis

Victor is home now and is sleeping. The epulis was bigger than the vet realized but she is certain she got it all. She is also certain that since the first one was benign that this is also - plus it looks just like the first one. The vet said many people either don't notice them or just leave them a...
by Alifaire
Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Just pondering ....
Replies: 11
Views: 6040

Re: Just pondering ....

Victor has no issue with up-chucking in the daylight. He just wants to be outside when he does it. :roll: However, several times I have walked through the house in the morning and wondered what kind of party must have taken place the night before given the number of slimy stains on the carpet. :shock:
by Alifaire
Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Advantix II
Replies: 1
Views: 2734

Advantix II

Has anyone seen side effects from using Advantix II? Right after applying Advantix II, Victor's ears turn red and hot and he lays around with an "I don't fee so good" look for about 8 hours. Victor used to get a sebaceous cyst shortly after applying Advantix, but none with Advantix II. The vet recom...
by Alifaire
Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Oral Epulis - UPDATE 12/17
Replies: 22
Views: 16081

Re: Oral Epulis

Sorry for the delay in responding to your post - but glad Kayla is healthy! Victor is back at the vet today having another epulis removed. The first one was benign and the vet is sure this one is also. This epulis is pushing out between the front teeth where the first tooth was lost from the first e...
by Alifaire
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Obedience
Topic: CD at last!
Replies: 5
Views: 16438

CD at last!

After 7 - yes 7 - attempts at the CD title, Victor and I finally earned that title on Saturday. Who would have thought that sitting for 60 seconds would be the 1 thing that had to be conquered. It seems Victor will not sit next to a male dog - only a female dog. So out of 7 tries, there was a female...
by Alifaire
Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Agility
Topic: Q, Q &Q
Replies: 7
Views: 8833

Re: Q, Q &Q

Congratulations! It's all part of the agility journey which always has a few stops at the corner of 'Humility' and 'Humor'!
by Alifaire
Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Agility
Topic: AKC's Lifetime Achievement Titles
Replies: 5
Views: 6646

Re: AKC's Lifetime Achievement Titles

Victor has had too many issues with his back and he has some hip dysplasia so I made the decision to walk away from agility while I still have a somewhat healthy dog. We are working toward the VCD1 title which isn't seen as often as multiple MACH titles. The challenge will be getting the tracking ti...
by Alifaire
Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Agility
Topic: AKC's Lifetime Achievement Titles
Replies: 5
Views: 6646

AKC's Lifetime Achievement Titles

As of July 1st AKC implemented lifetime achievement awards for agility. Victor has achieved the Silver level for both the Standard and Jumpers categories. That's a nice way to cap off our agility career! :D
by Alifaire
Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Hair loss from insect/spider bite?
Replies: 4
Views: 4382

Re: Hair loss from insect/spider bite?

Thanks - as usual - you're all an excellent source of wisdom!
by Alifaire
Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Hair loss from insect/spider bite?
Replies: 4
Views: 4382

Hair loss from insect/spider bite?

Well, the saga continues... the insect/spider bite on Victor's front leg is now losing all the hair around the bite site. The bald spot is about 1.5 inches up and down the leg and around half of the leg. The skin is dark pink to brownish pink. He is not favoring the leg, but does lick it occasionall...