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GSD-Keegan

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All of our dogs, past and present really enjoy visiting the front porch in the evenings. Mostly in their golden years. Probably because they get free reign and we’re not too concerned about them venturing too far and out to the roadway..as compared to their younger days. The lab loves to wander around and eat dandelion and clover for some reason



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Lily, our lab has always had allergies. Seems to be a big thing with dogs now a days. Over the years, we spent a lot of money, switched the food many times, and ended up on a beef based raw diet with supplement, a little fruit and vegetable. Still didn’t quite fix the issues. Anyways, every now and then she would lick her paws and sometimes bite at her nails. Well, we believe she actually may have chewed one enough to break it off?? Many vet visits the past two weeks, now looking like surgery to remove part of the toe as it is not healing. Here is a pic of her with the dread cone!

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Lily, our lab has always had allergies. Seems to be a big thing with dogs now a days. Over the years, we spent a lot of money, switched the food many times, and ended up on a beef based raw diet with supplement, a little fruit and vegetable. Still didn’t quite fix the issues. Anyways, every now and then she would lick her paws and sometimes bite at her nails. Well, we believe she actually may have chewed one enough to break it off?? Many vet visits the past two weeks, now looking like surgery to remove part of the toe as it is not healing. Here is a pic of her with the dread cone!

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I've had two dogs with allergies. The first was a pit bull who was allergic to grass. She would clear up in the winter but in the summer she was in and out of the vets for steroid shots to help keep it contained.

The other was a jack Russell terrier that was allergic to fleas.

We had to be religious with the flea treatments. Usually used k9 advantix. I would program it into my calendar to make sure and give him the treatment when he was due.

If we missed the treatment it would cost us $500 at the vets office to get him cleared back up.
 

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It is best to get fleas and ticks under control in early spring when you are putting down fertilizer. Buy a couple of 50-pound bags of diatomaceous
s earth and mix it with your fertilizer. The diatomaceous earth will get on the bodies of the fleas and ticks and when they run their feet through their mouths to clean themselves, they will ingest the powder and die. The diatomaceous earth will have no ill effects on your lawn and it is completely inert and nonpolluting. It will also work on ants and other insects because it is able to pierce the exoskeleton of the ant which causes dehydration. Diatomaceous earth is made from the fossilized remains of tiny, aquatic organisms called diatoms. Their skeletons are made of a natural substance called silica.
 

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This old girl had to have two teeth pulled on Wednesday. She's only 105lb but when I picked her up from the vet she was dead weight, and it's hard to move a body when you care about the body.

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12 years ago today we rescued Wrigley

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A little over 2 weeks ago we rescued Digger. Hard to tell from the photo but still very nervous of people but a huge improvement over when we first got him...pretty much my shadow now.
 

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Well, unfortunately our labs toe was not healing and surgery was suggested. One of the toes was removed and sent for further testing. She’s a feisty girl. One rough day and bounced right back. We are missing our daily routine of walks and other activities but we are trying to come up with other ideas to occupy the minds. She needs a bandage change every couple of days, and a boot to wear outside, plus the dread cone. Those hard plastic ones are a nightmare….I didn’t know soft shell cones existed until I did a little research. We are giving this Comfy Cone a try…

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Hopefully it’s an uneventful and speedy recovery for the sweet girl….
 
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They always look so sad with those cones on but she's still a beauty. Hoping all turns out well and you'll all be back to enjoying your walks soon.
 
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We lost our old boy on the 31st. First time in over 23 yrs to not have a dog in the house. He was my constant companion and never more than a few feet away. He live to be 14 yrs and 8 months. Hard to adapt.
 

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We lost our old boy on the 31st. First time in over 23 yrs to not have a dog in the house. He was my constant companion and never more than a few feet away. He live to be 14 yrs and 8 months. Hard to adapt.
So sorry for your loss John....
 
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We lost our old boy on the 31st. First time in over 23 yrs to not have a dog in the house. He was my constant companion and never more than a few feet away. He live to be 14 yrs and 8 months. Hard to adapt.
Oh man I feel your pain and I'm so sorry for your loss. Time eases the pain but we never fully get over missing them. Be strong my friend, you are not alone.
 
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We lost our old boy on the 31st. First time in over 23 yrs to not have a dog in the house. He was my constant companion and never more than a few feet away. He live to be 14 yrs and 8 months. Hard to adapt.
I feel for you too. :( Many of us here have lost numerous beloved companions over the years and it never gets easier, and it shouldn't. Time doesn't heal anything, we simply learn how to live with the loss. I'm sure you take comfort in knowing that you gave your lad a long and happy life and that's the best we can do.
 
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We lost our old boy on the 31st. First time in over 23 yrs to not have a dog in the house. He was my constant companion and never more than a few feet away. He live to be 14 yrs and 8 months. Hard to adapt.
John, I'm sure it depends on one's belief but I believe our pets are God's give to us. How we treat them is our gift to GOD. We find solace in knowing we did our best.
 
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