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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by wesessiah, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. charly

    charly Guest

    Sorry to hear all you've gone through.. We had a Rotti that developed epilepsy at the age of 5, he lived another 3 years. He had seizures where he would lose his bladder and dog paddle on his side, then finally wake up and walk around in a daze for 15-20 minutes.. He use to cycle around a full moon having about 12 episodes within a one 2 week period... We loved him and worked with him.. He would shake his head before he started. Lots of times we would jump up out of bed to throw a towel around him before he started to pee and make sure he didn't hurt himself.. So I fell your pain trying to give such could care to a dog you loved... My dog one day was sitting by a friend who was petting his head, all us sitting around an outside fire.. Next thing my dog let out a yelp and down and went... Must have had either a blood clot or heart failure from 3 years of seizures.. I immediately started CPR, I remember him taking one breath. As I looked into his eye's I could see I was losing him , giving him another breath of air between compressions.. All I could hear was everyone crying around me as I tried to bring my Rudy back.. it was his time.. He was a well loved dog and loved kids, even are vet said he was a credit to his Rottweiler breed. Hope your knew dog brings you much happiness.. Just remember, they love you with all their heart, it's up to you to become the pack leader and understand how they are seeing things. Then you have a bond!

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  2. save$

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    I wonder how much of these things such as epilepsy are in "purebreds" vs mutts? I have had many mutts and some purebreds. Only the purebreds have cost me a lot in vet bills aside from treating accidents. That being said, I have to say that my purebred labs, are the most friendly and loyal of any of the dogs I have shared my home with. Many of our mutts were rescue pets. They purebreds came from private breeders where I was able to see the mother, and sometimes the father. I spend a big chunk of money on my pet friends every month. I would give up a lot of things before giving up on them.
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  3. charly

    charly Guest

    We make our own food and add vitamin, calcium, fish oil, etc. supplements. Done it for 20 years,, I don't trust the dog food companies to my best friends... Yes I think pure breeds are more subject to issues.. If a dog has epilepsy another dog in the breeders line has had the condition.. The breeding should have ended so as to not have that issue continue in future dogs, but money talks and people pay for it in vet bills...
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  4. tfdchief

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    wesessiah, So sorry Man. That is tough. Prayers sent.
  5. wesessiah

    wesessiah Burning Hunk

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    thanks. i had never really had much experience with it before, and really only knew about the tonic-clonic/grand mal seizures.
    it's definitely more frequent in pure bred dogs. the line breeding that happens ensures the genetics for it are passed on, and if it didn't exist before is more likely to happen from mutation. i didn't know about this with magnus until late in the game. i got his pedigree back 4 generations, and if i had gone back further i could have seen it. my wife is on a facebook group for the breed and when she mentioned it on there, a lady from argentina (where the breed is from of course, and magnus was only a couple generations separated from argentina) contacted my wife and asked if a specific dog was in his pedigree. of course he was and that dog had two generations of direct line breeding behind him. she told us she had noticed a pattern with this, and that every other generation with this dog in the line appeared to have about a 50% chance of being epileptic. one of the reasons i chose my breeder was because he focused on hunting, and so did the people his dogs came from, rather than a show ring focus. a lot of the show breeders have watered down breeds from their purpose and caused a lot of problems with the breeds these days. the physical appearance in american and european dobermans is astounding, on top of the american versions having a much higher risk for von willebrand's disease. "roach back" is becoming common in german shepherds and causing joint problems etc.
    speaking of food, i feed hollistic supplemented with raw.
    thanks for the prayers.
  6. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

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    The dingo has reached adolescence. She's teaching bad habits to the middle aged, steady-as-she-goes sheepdog. Egg stealing, hole digging and such. She does make us laugh all the time though. Nothing like a pup to provide levity in a household.
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  7. wesessiah

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    is it a real dingo? or just has that look? there's a stray (someone had it before, we believe) carolina dog around my area. they look just like a dingo, but this particular one has been deemed a nuisance. it's gotten to the point of attacking small creatures for fun.stopped coming close to my land after magnus got after it one day. not relating this dog to yours on behavior or anything, just the look made me think of that dog. anyway, they look like they really enjoy each others company.
  8. Adios Pantalones

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    There's a recognized effect where cross breeds pick up stronger traits, and/or don't have the gene from both sides for a breed specific weakness. Seems that the mutts are normally healthier all around.
  9. Mrs. Krabappel

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    The Australian Cattle Dog (ACD or Cattle Dog), is a breed of herding dog originally developed in Australia for driving cattle over long distances across rough terrain. In the 19th century, New South Wales cattle farmer Thomas Hall crossed the dogs used by drovers in his parents' home county, Northumberland, with dingoes he had tamed.
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    Stegman Feeling the Heat

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    This is Moxie as a puppy at her first vet visit. She's now about 18 months old. Her ears are the same size, but the rest of her has grown. We think she's a border collie/flatcoated retriever mix, but honestly have no idea.

    She's high energy and mischievous, so we're pretty confident about the border collie part. She's the right size, too - about 35 pounds. I'm lucky enough to work from home, and she's by my side all day. A great pal.

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  11. Lumber-Jack

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    Feeding time for one of our pets.
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    So did he/she get it all in? Where's part II?
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    LOL Unfortunately not this time. I was really hoping he could do it,,, but he eventually jumped under water and spat it out. I'll tell you one thing though, I bet that caterpillar got a good look at what the frog had for supper the night before. !!!

    You might say that video was part II, it was his aggressiveness in "part I" (the video below) that allowed me to believe he might be able to swallow that whole caterpillar.
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  14. Shadow&Flame

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    Hungry little guy....gonna have to watch him around kids...;) Very cool water feature.
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    in memoriam...

    here's a better picture of clovis, who snuck under magnus's leg to sleep together.

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    here's magnus dwarfing our 8 month old (at the time) apbt katerina, who is a really sweet dog, but i've had to get her used to seeing guns and power tools. she didn't like them even before making any noise. i've been keeping her outside with me while i split wood and do other work to get her used to them.

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    and here's a picture of magnus doing his signature horse posting trot while looking for a place to poop.

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    Cooper (working as a therapy dog here)

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    Zuzu (hoping for a bit o' that sandwich)

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    And the newest addition, Hooper the wonder pony!
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    Jolene, out 4.5 year old Choco Lab with our son. She's such an awesome dog when it comes to her not always so gentle boy.

    Best Buds!

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    Loves the water.

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    well currently I now have 5 dogs, I had to put the lab down this summer below are some of the most recent favorites
    1.Beans-the wifes bulldog laying in front of the woodstove.
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    2.Beans and my oldest beagle scarlet(she rules the roost with the lab gone and only allows the bulldog around when she wants)
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    3.Scarlet gave in this time
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    4.Scarlet and Sissy after opening day of rabbit season last year Sissy's first hunt we all sleeping in the warmth of the stove, ok altleast I was.
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    5. Daisy(coondog) and Teddy the lab last winter. Daisy was on the injured reserve and enjoying time inside.
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    6. The three beagles after running all night this summer.
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    Not everyone lives inside the bulldog is now the only full time resident with the lab gone but everyone gets to come in and is trained. Scarlet the beagle spends most time inside. Old dogs always spend the retirement years inside.
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    image.jpg Sorry for all of you who have lost your dear companions.

    Here's a pic of Boomer. A rescue. He's a Pointer mix.
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    Boomer looks like a real buddy. Happy life to him.
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  22. Adios Pantalones

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    Two of ours doing a Pet Shaming shot
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  23. charly

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    Here's quite the owner - dog bond... That's has to be one happy dog!
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    This was my boy. Gone 12/11. This guy fills a book from start to finish. Three Stooges, lover, and ready for anything in the woods. Beat cancer for four years. Unbelievable. And he was a smiler. Just showed up on the porch one night in 06. People meant EVERYTHING to this dog. Words can't express how much we learned from each other (I'd never seen a pit before). He put each and every moment before his problems, and his problems would have devastated a mere mortal. He will remain my hero.


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  25. charly

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    What a beautiful dog.. and what a loss...so sorry! I feel your pain.... You should feel honored that the dog knew to come to your house out of any,,, showed he knew your were good people and that he could love you and you would certainly love him back... Dogs my friend a very good judges of people... Ever see those one or two people your dog doesn't like! That my friend tells me everything about a person, something that no one can hide...Thanks for posting about such a great dog and what you did for him!
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