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by dmedric
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RIP Cooper
Replies: 8
Views: 6334

RIP Cooper

We lost our Cooper (8 years old) over the holidays. He was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation, and a prolapsed valve about 8 months ago. He was on five different medications trying to address all the symptoms and slow the progression of the disease -- finally his heart gave...
by dmedric
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: oral flea and tick preventative
Replies: 5
Views: 5945

Re: oral flea and tick preventative

We've been using Nexgard for about a year now for our Brittany and Beagle mix. No problems that I have seen (and the dogs like the "treat"). I think it is a bit more expensive though.
by dmedric
Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Snow
Replies: 13
Views: 10047

Re: Snow

We're a bit east of Cindy in Northern VA. We at about 2 feet of snow already. Had to shovel some paths for the dogs in the backyard. Cooper (our Brit) is definitely not happy that he didn't get his walk this morning. We haven't been plowed and it is just too deep to get down the block. Hoping to see...
by dmedric
Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Snuggly?
Replies: 3
Views: 3431

Re: Snuggly?

My Cooper is definitely a snuggler. He loves to curl up beside me on the sofa with his head on my leg and jump into our bed for morning snuggles. Our Beagle/Brittany mix, Belle, is more of the independent type -- she only snuggles when she wants to make Cooper jealous -- so he walks away from whatev...
by dmedric
Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Time change
Replies: 6
Views: 5447

Re: Time change

Yes, here too. Cooper is still getting up an hour earlier than usual.
by dmedric
Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Fence fighting
Replies: 9
Views: 12443

Re: Fence fighting

There's a product called "fence weave" that would prevent the dogs from actually seeing each other (of course, they could still hear/smell each other, so I don't know if it will solve the problem). Here's a link: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Pexco-250-ft-Fence-Weave-Roll-in-Green-FW250-GREEN/202025817...
by dmedric
Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Tick tock tick (ick !)
Replies: 3
Views: 4142

Re: Tick tock tick (ick !)

We are in Northern VA and live adjacent to a heavily wooded area. We use Frontline Plus too. While it doesn't prevent the ticks from landing on the dogs, it does seem to keep them from firmly implanting themselves. It's the Lymes ticks that scare me more -- they are so tiny. My Cooper had one on his...
by dmedric
Thu May 21, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Losing sleep...
Replies: 3
Views: 4821

Re: Losing sleep...

I know this doesn't help, but we have the same issue here in the Spring. The combination of an earlier sunrise and the critters (foxes, deer, etc.) moving through the area seem to get my Brittany and Beagle mix up earlier every day. Fortunately, they are old enough to ignore them for a bit, but we a...
by dmedric
Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Help with fearful brittany puppy - 7.5 months old
Replies: 10
Views: 12202

Re: Help with fearful brittany puppy - 7.5 months old

You've hit on one of my pet peeves -- people who let their dogs off-leash without having control over them (and I live in a county with a leash law). My Brit, Cooper, is very selective about other dogs and really doesn't react well if a dog he doesn't know runs up to him while he is on leash. I can'...
by dmedric
Tue May 27, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Saying goodbye to Holly today
Replies: 13
Views: 10297

Re: Saying goodbye to Holly today

What a nice tribute to Holly. Never easy to make this decision. My condolences.
by dmedric
Tue May 20, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Newly Adopted Brittany Behavior Concerns
Replies: 18
Views: 19950

Re: Newly Adopted Brittany Behavior Concerns

She's beautiful!
by dmedric
Sun May 18, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Newly Adopted Brittany Behavior Concerns
Replies: 18
Views: 19950

Re: Newly Adopted Brittany Behavior Concerns

Have to agree with what has been said so far. Our Brit, Cooper, is great in the house -- likes to be with us, but usually laying on his bed or on the couch. Outside, he runs the yard and hunts for critters and will never turn down a walk. Cooper is not a particularly playful dog (and like our first ...
by dmedric
Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Define "young children"
Replies: 5
Views: 5215

Re: Define "young children"

I know this doesn't answer the question, but my boys were 5 and 9 when we got our first Brittany. Our boys were very dog saavy though and weren't frightened if Max jumped on them (or easily knocked down).
by dmedric
Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Running Away!
Replies: 19
Views: 22441

Re: Running Away!

I know this doesn't help with your problem, but he is adorable. :D We had a couple of scares with Cooper when we first adopted him. The trainer that I worked with suggested a super recall word (that we didn't use for any other reason) with really high value treats (e.g., meat). We trained it, but ha...
by dmedric
Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Snorin' up a storm
Replies: 4
Views: 4335

Re: Snorin' up a storm

It's definitely true for our Cooper. He sleeps all day when the weather is crummy.