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by Lisa
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RIP Buster
Replies: 3
Views: 2194

RIP Buster

Not sure how many old-timers are still on this board, but I thought I'd let y'all know that Buster passed today
RIP my Buster boy. 6/20/2004-2/27/2019

I might type more later, but I can't right now. It's still to raw.
by Lisa
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: General Guidance
Replies: 3
Views: 5825

Re: General Guidance

I've found, with puppies, that mental stimulation works so much better to tire them out than any kind of physical exercise. Britts are made to go all day, and add in that puppy energy and there's just no real way to tire them out. Working their little brains can give you some peace and wear them out...
by Lisa
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Camping and "The Tail"
Replies: 7
Views: 7523

Re: Camping and "The Tail"

You can use spray on conditioner or detangler to loosen the burrs. I've even used cooking spray in a pinch, but you have to wash the fur if you use that, or it hold the dirt.
by Lisa
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: flooding
Replies: 7
Views: 6856

Re: flooding

I'm high and dry north of Dallas. So far all the ABR folks in Houston are wet but safe. Pray the floodwaters recede quickly and don't climb any higher.
by Lisa
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: been absent for a while
Replies: 6
Views: 5239

been absent for a while

I've been absent for a while from the boards, as life has just kept me busy and Facebook is so quick and easy to update. When I post here, I prefer to sit down and type and I just don't seem to have the time for that any more! Anyway, I wanted to share that I've got my own little puppy boy! Litter-m...
by Lisa
Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Tartar build up
Replies: 3
Views: 4627

Re: Tartar build up

Honestly - raw, meaty bones a couple times a week really seem to help more than anything. I give my guys beef ribs with the bone in. The bone is small enough that they can eat it with no issues. If you want something longer lasting/cheaper, ask a butcher to cut up some femur bones for you or ask for...
by Lisa
Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Grooming Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 9290

Re: Grooming Problem

Both of my dogs act like I'm cutting their feet off when I try to do toenails with them on the ground. If I put them up on my grooming table, they aren't thrilled with it but behave much better. With Charm, I will put the grooming table outside so she can watch the birds as I do her toenails and gro...
by Lisa
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reintroducing myself
Replies: 33
Views: 19065

Re: Reintroducing myself

Since I haven't posted here in forever (but I'm still keeping an eye on things, like a good moderator should :D ), I'll reintroduce myself for the newbies. I currently have two Britts. Buster is nearly 12 years old and was adopted from ABR 11 years ago. Charm is 5 years old and I purchased her from ...
by Lisa
Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Snuggly?
Replies: 3
Views: 3509

Re: Snuggly?

Madi was a snuggler, Charm is an excellent snuggler. Buster is content with being in the same room and an occasional hug. I've had fosters that were and fosters that weren't. But, I get a lot of the special behavior and/or special health cases, so they aren't probably the best batch to judge from.
by Lisa
Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Hair Loss in Healthy Young Dog
Replies: 18
Views: 23403

Re: Hair Loss in Healthy Young Dog

While you're still looking for the source of the hair loss, maybe you could consider ways to encourage hair growth and strength too. For my show dog, who likes to drop coat just when I need her to be in full coat, I supplement with 5000 mcg of Biotin. I pulse it, so 1 month on, 1 month off, repeat. ...
by Lisa
Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Time change
Replies: 6
Views: 5585

Re: Time change

Yeah, Buster hasn't really adjusted yet. He keeps insisting on dinner at 4 pm and acts like he's going to starve to death for the full hour from 4 to 5.
by Lisa
Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Older Dog/Accidents
Replies: 8
Views: 7735

Re: Older Dog/Accidents

When I had a very senior Britt, she did start having accidents inside in her last year or so. I think she wasn't sure when she had to go and then when she did need to go, she couldn't hold it long enough to get out the door. I kept her on a fairly high fiber diet, so her stools were very firm and so...
by Lisa
Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: This very special place
Replies: 7
Views: 20819

Re: This very special place

I couldn't agree more - this is a very special place, and I've made some great friends through it. Facebook has kinda taken over as my primary posting venue, but this board is always a great source of information.
by Lisa
Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Fence fighting
Replies: 9
Views: 12610

Re: Fence fighting

My folks tried one of those anti-barking devices to get the neighbors dogs to quit barking...it freaked out their own dog and now she won't even go outside if dogs are barking. So just a warning that it could backfire. My parents' dog is staying with me right now and I have to force her to go outsid...
by Lisa
Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Fence fighting
Replies: 9
Views: 12610

Re: Fence fighting

If I had any brilliant ideas, I'd have told you when I was there :) Unfortunately, with the folks next door not caring, it makes it hard. Ideally, they would correct their dogs as their dogs are the instigators. Only thing I can think of is to block access to that side of the fence, which you've don...