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Dogster Lifestyle, News & Entertainment > Holy cow, this is scary. Dogs being kept alive for their blood.
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Barked: Mon May 5, '14 1:37pm PST 
Note that, appalling as this is, Sid is alive and back with his family, while if they had stayed with him while he was euthanized, he'd be dead.

The family didn't just blithely accept a random vet's word that an apparently healthy dog needed to be euthanized. They brought him to the vet they'd been using for several years because he was having a problem with his leg. The vet took him back for xrays, and showed them films that he said showed a serious congenital defect in the spine, said the dog was really in a lot of pain and that there was no treatment possible.

I'd suggest that very few people would take their dog for a second opinion if they trusted their vet and believed their dog was suffering.

And before you conclude that they were lazy fools for trusting this vet, notice how many people still don't want to believe the charges despite ample evidence. This is a man whose vet skills may be minimal, but who has really good people skills.
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Behavior & Training > Former Dogster User MISSING IN LA
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Barked: Sat Apr 19, '14 4:56am PST 
I've been sharing and sharing. I hope she's found soon.
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Behavior & Training > Help with Fighting Females

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Barked: Thu Mar 13, '14 6:48pm PST 
There are many females who do great together, but when it goes bad between females, it often goes really, really bad. Get a behaviorist to evaluate them.

All the cases I personally know of where the situation couldn't be fixed and one dog had to be rehomed have involved two females. On the other hand, I do have two happy females here with me now, so don't give up without consulting a behaviorist.
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Dog Laws & Legislation > Breeder broke contract

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Barked: Mon Mar 10, '14 9:02am PST 
You are responsible for medical care, not the breeder. "Show quality" doesn't mean "without bothering to do necessary health care."

And when you buy a puppy on a show contract, YES, the requirement that the dog be shown to its championship before breeding is normal and routine. It's one of the ways breeders protect their puppies from becoming the foundation bitch or stud of a mill aimed at the segment of the market that knows that well-bred puppies should come from "champion lines."
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Dog Health > healthy dog keeps attacking sick dog?

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Barked: Wed Jan 22, '14 8:15am PST 
First, feed them in separate rooms.

Second, yes, get Lily fully checked out, but there's a real possibility that her problem is "only" Scruffy's declining health. Not all dogs react that way, but it's not outside the normal range of canine behavior to regard the sick member of the pack as a weakness that needs to be Dealt With.

If that's the case:

1. Crate and rotate. Don't give her the opportunity to attack him.

2. Consult a behaviorist if possible. A qualified, experienced professional may have been more and better advice.

3. A friend, sadly, had to regime a younger dog in the end, in order to allow her ailing older dog to live out her last year in peace and safety. I hope that's not necessary in your case. frown
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Choosing the Right Dog > Need help, new dog dont know what breed she is
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Barked: Sun Jan 19, '14 9:49am PST 
If you're on Facebook, post and share her on lost/found groups there. Take her picture and info to localv shelters, rescue groups, veterinary hospitals. Put up posters ALL AROUND where you found her. The ad on Craigslist is great, but put ads in your local papers.

You are describing a well cared for, house trained dog. The likelihood no one is looking for her is close to zero, and failure to make a REAL effort to find her owners is morally equivalent to theft.
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Puppy Place > PI is home.......

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Barked: Fri Jan 17, '14 7:13pm PST 
Many dogs, and many humans, live long and happy lives with heart murmurs. A mid-range murmur might limit activity while still letting him have basically a healthy life. Find out what grade the murmur is, and talk to your vet about what it will mean for him.
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Dog Laws & Legislation > AKC Registration!

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Barked: Fri Jan 17, '14 7:11pm PST 
Not having any pics of her own dog, whom she was using to produce "purebred" puppies for sale is the most suspicious part of the whole story. Not to say the bitch wasn't purebred, but her owner was, at best, a BYB. She scammed you.

I'm glad the dog you got from her is the wonderful dog you wanted, regardless of the details of her breeding.

But you've discovered Continental Kennel Club papers won't let you do everything you wanted to do. Please consider whether you are doing potential puppy buyers any favors by providing papers that have those same limitations. Might they be better off knowing they are getting puppies from sound background but unpapered? AKC will let them compete in anything but conformation with a PAL#; no other organization will care about papers at all.
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Behavior & Training > Coping with loss.

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Barked: Fri Jan 17, '14 8:19am PST 
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Raw Food Diet > Chicken wings for dental health
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Barked: Fri Jan 17, '14 8:16am PST 
Sammi is a minpin, rather smaller than most of the dogs who have responded. Chicken wings srecfar more likely to be good for a decent session of chewing. That said, a turkey neck will certainly last longer.
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