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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...
- Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:12 am
- Forum: General
- Topic: oral flea and tick preventative
- Replies: 5
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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.
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...
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...
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...
- Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:24 pm
- Forum: Health/Medical
- Topic: Tick tock tick (ick !)
- Replies: 3
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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...
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...
- Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:59 pm
- Forum: Behavior
- Topic: Help with fearful brittany puppy - 7.5 months old
- Replies: 10
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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'...
- Sun May 18, 2014 11:32 am
- Forum: Behavior
- Topic: Newly Adopted Brittany Behavior Concerns
- Replies: 18
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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 ...
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).
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...