Zeppelin CGN

Siberian Husky/Cocker Spaniel
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Home:Moncton, NB, Canada  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 9 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Zeppy, Zep, Zepples

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

August 26th 2007

ice cubes, bugging Jagger, cuddling, sleeping in bed with us, playing in the snow

being ignored, missing his walk, the dreaded e-collar, getting his ears cleaned

Favorite Toy:
any squeaker stuffed toy, squeaky bowling pin, Kong filled with PB

Favorite Food:
RAW meat! carrots, apples, cheese

Favorite Walk:
in the snow, at the Dog Park

Best Tricks:
sit, lay down, come, stay, shake paw, howl (will only do it when we do it too), leave it, take it, up (puts his paws in our hands, standing on his hind legs)

Arrival Story:
I had been looking around for an opportunity to get another dog for a few months. My boyfriend wasn't too sure he was ready for another one just yet. Then we saw an add on the internet with pups for sale. We checked the pictures and immediately my bf was very taken by him. We talked to the owner and she invited us to come see the dogs later that week. We went to visit and played with the puppies and chatted with the owner for over an hour! We met the mother (a husky/american white shepherd mix) who was very calm and kind. I told my bf he could pick whichever puppy he wanted as they were all very beautiful and it would essentially be his dog. It seemed like Zeppelin picked us! He came into our laps over and over and would look right into our eyes when we talked to him! So off we went that very night with yet another family member. Jagger and Zeppelin get along great and always want to be together! Zeppelin is quite silly and doesn't seem too rushed too learn many tricks. But he sure loves to cuddle and talks to us often with howls and rumbling barks!

His father is a cockapoo and his mother is a husky/american white shepherd mix. He obviously has some terrier somewhere as his face is all scruffy and he has a beard!

Forums Motto:
Mellow is the path to happiness

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Feeding organ meat: tips or alternatives

Zeppelin just passed the Canine Good Neighbor test. We'll work on getting a Trick Dog title next! http://domorewithyourdog.com/pages/trickdogtitle.html

I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 27th 2007 More than 9 years!

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Not so great day-after-birthday...

August 28th 2012 6:32 am
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Sunday was my birthday and it was super fun! Yesterday was not so fun... Mom brought me to the vet!! OMD! I didn't like it at all...

I decided to have Zeppelin checked by the vet because he has been acting odd over the last month. His symptoms were a bit of a mixed bag. It wasn't his usual allergy symptoms and I wasn't confident that it could be attributed simply to anxiety. He has been chewing his feet, licking his bum, whining a lot, sleeping A LOT, has a reduced appetite, has lost interest in playing, sometimes wakes up in the middle of the night and pants very very fast, excessive shedding, erracticaly runs to a corner and drops to the floor and has several sores that look like pimples.

So, after xrays and a full blood panel chemical profile, here is what we found:

He has a compressed spine in three places. :( This is very painful to him, particularly if you press on the areas, and explains most of his behaviour (decreased appetite, whining, increased sleep, waking up in the night and panting). The xrays didn't show any tumors or lumps, which is good. The blood panel was very good, nothing out of the ordinary, which is more good news. We have a prescription for a muscle relaxant (Methocarbamol) which should help the pain in his spine. For now, he needs to rest and we're back to the vet in two weeks to check him again.

Our vet believes that he is also having an allergy attack, although we don't know to what. That would explain the itchiness and chewing of the paws. It can also explain the sores. The vet said they were "hair follicle cysts". We have a prescription to help ease the reactions (Vanectyl P) and a cleaner and spray (Dermacool) to use on his paws. There is inflamation between his toes due to his constant chewing and licking.

My plan of attack to help his allergies: diet change (eliminate anything added in the last month, I keep a journal of his meals since he is on a prey model raw diet, so I know what to remove), wash all floors (woopee!) and bedding was just washed. I'm hoping that this, combined with the meds, will help him get back to normal.:)


It's my birthday!!

August 26th 2012 7:18 am
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yay today is my birthday and Mom said she's going to spoil me silly! Wow! And, to make it even better, Dogster says it's National Dog Day. Aren't I lucky?
Thanks for the birthday wishes everypup! woofs 'n' howls


Yummy yummy raw!

January 24th 2012 1:29 pm
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Hey there pals!
I've been eating raw chicken for a week now and I LOVE it! Am I ever happy Mom decided to take the jump, wow. I am starting to feel a bit better too, but still itchy. Mom says I'm going to the groomer tomorrow, so a good bath will do me some good. We may not have any snow (which makes me sad), but at least I've got raw meat!!


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