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by Mike S.
Thu Jun 03, 2004 8:15 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Rosie is Fine!
Replies: 6
Views: 7696

he did a complete blood analysis to check for heartworms (even though she was negative in Jan and on preventative) and also to check for any liver damage or any evidence of toxins which she may have been ingesting some of from some toxic plants in the yard. her blood was perfect he said. he also did...
by Mike S.
Thu Jun 03, 2004 8:00 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Tarter... Uh oh..
Replies: 6
Views: 7279

rosie has a few stains that would require scraping. we opted not to as the vet says her gums/teeth are fine. we brush her teeth usually once a week.

who ever had her before may have not so thats how the stains came about - its very minor.
by Mike S.
Tue May 25, 2004 2:39 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Sleeping Habits!
Replies: 5
Views: 5414

Sleeping Habits!

does anyone elses britt toss and turn alot during the night.

sometimes rosie moves all over the crate as she seems not to be able to get comfortable.

this happens once every few weeks or so.
by Mike S.
Mon May 24, 2004 12:04 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: could it be separtation anxiety?
Replies: 9
Views: 7799

i was skeptical (guilty) about penning rosie for the work day (8-9 hours) but it is the best desicion we have made (with the boards help of course). she has never done anything wrong while inside but it is more of a preventative thing than anything else. shes trained to stay on the tile in the kitch...
by Mike S.
Mon May 17, 2004 10:00 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Rosie is Fine!
Replies: 6
Views: 7696

Rosie is Fine!

Well, good news with Rosie. No damage from the toxic plants and no signs of anything medical (heart etc) that is causing her stamina issues. Her tongue discoloration is normal so it may just be heat related. She is still a bit overweight so as a few more pounds come off - she may take the heat bette...
by Mike S.
Fri May 14, 2004 4:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: So, other than pups, what are y'all into??
Replies: 46
Views: 59324

Patti and I (both 37) have been married for a bit over 9 years. We have no kids but have been down the exhausting fertility road for 6 of those 9 years to no avail. We stepped back in Dec 2002 and never went back. Rosie is our first dog since we have been married (acquired from Louisiana ABR in Nov ...
by Mike S.
Fri May 14, 2004 4:07 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: New Developements with Rosie!
Replies: 2
Views: 4124

thanks.

the plants are coming up this evening :lol:

as far the tongue color - i believe our vet mentioned ox deprivation caused the discoloration of the tongue. will let you know for sure monday.
by Mike S.
Fri May 14, 2004 10:24 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: New Developements with Rosie!
Replies: 2
Views: 4124

New Developements with Rosie!

Boy oh Boy it is one thing after another. Rosie likes to nibble on plants and grass in our backyard and we never thought that much of it. We moved the Poinsetta's from the backyard when we got her because we knew they were poisonous. We found out that the Lantana plants (yellow sage) we have in our ...
by Mike S.
Thu May 13, 2004 8:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Walks!
Replies: 5
Views: 6700

ty barb. i keep going back to my memory and her change seemed to happen as spring and summer came on. i guess what i am looking for is other britts that are moderately to seriously affected by the heat as she is. you suggested it may be due to her body style/build - is that something that she could ...
by Mike S.
Thu May 13, 2004 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Walks!
Replies: 5
Views: 6700

Walks!

How much does a 1/2 an hour brisk walk wear your dogs out? We get worried sometimes about how quick she starts panting when she walks and we are not sure if other britts are in the same boat and if this is normal. We hear how people take there britts running and stuff and i can imagine what that wou...
by Mike S.
Tue May 11, 2004 10:07 am
Forum: Agility
Topic: yay! Agility!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 6906

rosie is in obedience as we speak and has made some progress since january. she is a very fast and agile dog and i would love to break her into agility. i'm sure obedience is the key right - does she needs to be at the top of her class in obedience before trying any agilty? i could see her getting t...