German Shepherd Dog > Puppy seems to be losing movement in rear and now front (55 replies)
by Blitzen on 08 January 2012 - 19:37
|Right, workingdogz, I don't try to beat the system here either. I live at a shooter's club and golf course where we have all sorts of strangers coming and going. Most residents are snow birds with little foofoo ankle biters. They are scared half to death of Bev, one of those man killing GSD's, and when their little yappers bark at her and she barks back which she always does, they act as if she's at fault. And a lot let them their little darlings run loose so much that I now carry pepper spray and have warned the owners who don't leash their dogs that one more time and they are getting a shot of mace. If Bev would ever get one of them there is no doubt in my mind she'd kill it and the law would be knocking on my door within the hour. You betcha I keep her rabies vac UTD. If they try to confiscate my dog, I'll have to kill them LOL.|
by Blitzen on 08 January 2012 - 19:40
|I thought that was sand, Betta Wolf LOL.|
by Jenni78 on 08 January 2012 - 19:43
|WD, I didn't read most of your post. I confess. I only read the first line after you quoted me.|
YOU COMPLETELY MISUNDERSTOOD MY POINT. As usual. Or maybe you just enjoy going way out of your way to argue with me? I'm flattered.
I don't think anyone else missed it that badly, but just in case, let me repeat and remind you all that RABIES IS THE ONLY VACCINE REQUIRED BY LAW.
by workingdogz on 08 January 2012 - 19:47
|Blitzen, it's not "if they try to confiscate my dog", you have to know what your laws permit when it comes to that sort of scenario.|
It can be an eye opener for people to find out what terms they agree to when they license their dogs!
When they come with Police to seize your dog, and they will, ask people that live in Los Angeles how AC works there!
And all it takes is a scratch. Hell, people will fall and blame YOUR dog. You are normally GUILTY till found INNOCENT when it comes to AC.
And, while Fluffy is in quarantine at AC waiting for you to come up with proof of rabies vaccine, well, whoever was "hurt" by your dog is undergoing rabies treatment too. And when you cannot come up with proof of rabies, well, not such a good outcome for your precious dog. Especially if your dog is kennel aggressive, aggressive towards strangers etc. They will simply decide it is better for society to euthanize your precious dog and lop his head off for rabies testing.
All because you wanted to give your dogs a chance at an "OPTIMAL LIFE"
by workingdogz on 08 January 2012 - 19:48
|Don't flatter yourself, really.|
The problem is, I can see through some of the bullshit you shovel here.
I am well aware of the requirement of Rabies in many of the States in this great country. I am bringing to light YOUR OWN WORDS.
Again, it's not about YOU, hate to break it to you.
by Jenni78 on 08 January 2012 - 19:53
|Holy cow. Lost my temper now. WD, your drivel is getting really absurd, as you don't even understand that you're bitching and whining and harping on something that has no bearing on what I was even saying! YIKES......please READ and COMPREHEND prior to getting all nasty and outraged. It's unbecoming. |
by Betta Wolf on 08 January 2012 - 19:57
If the other dog is off leash, in my county, that puts THEM in the wrong,
Not size or breed matter then.
As well as, If They Are ON My Property!!
I'm going back to my White Sandy Beaches Now
(Nice thought when -20) Calif Dreamin!!
by workingdogz on 08 January 2012 - 19:58
|Jenni, you are far too young to instruct me as to how to conduct myself thank you.|
You really should watch the insults too, as you like to quickly correct anyone else.
Speaking of drivel, I can quote you for days, but frankly, don't have the time.
You run along and post some more snippy little responses now. Try to back peddle.
Just remember, it's a long fall down from the pedestal you have placed yourself on.
by Blitzen on 08 January 2012 - 20:01
The FL Dog law and the county laws are on the net so no excuse to not be familar with them. The counties have primacy over the state so many can and do enforce their own regs as long as they are as stringent as or more stringent than the state's. It was an eye opener for me when I read that an unvaccinated dog can be confiscated by the country in the event it causes an "inujry" to a human or another "animal".
by GSDPACK on 08 January 2012 - 20:04
|that reminds me, need to vaccinate the puppies and my cat!....|
by Betta Wolf on 08 January 2012 - 20:16
by dogshome9 on 08 January 2012 - 22:03
This thread has gone totally off topic, I thought the OP was looking for assistance and we have 2 people raving on about county/state laws???????
by Blitzen on 09 January 2012 - 04:26
|Excuse me, dogshome9. No harm meant and I think the question has already been addressed.|
by yellowrose of Texas on 09 January 2012 - 04:37
|For approaching dogs off leash... or men !!!|
Carry a squirt bottle full of Ammonia, and a billy club made from a bat with a rope thru neck of it so you can carry it clipped on your belt of over wrist and put bottle in pocket..;
I use a smaller squirt bottle that fits in your pockets..
or you can tie a rope and clip it also
by hexe on 09 January 2012 - 05:39
|Back to the actual topic at hand, not actually *finding* a tick on this pup does not eliminate tick paralysis as a differential...nymphs are difficult, if not damn near impossible, to see; full info on this disease can be found here:|
Myesthenia gravis isn't generally observed in pups, just mature animals, so that would be low on the differential list; 'coonhound paralysis', or idiopathic polyradiculoneuritis OTOH would be right up at the top with tick paralysis, as would the possibilities of protozoal radiculoneuritis from either toxoplasmosis or neosporosis.
More info on those can be found here:
And for the record, the nearly 16 year old bitch I lost this past August was vaccinated annually with the distemper complex vaccine, including lepto, up until the time when the recommendations changed to biennial vaccination for those diseases (though the lepto was still done twice yearly due to the short duration of immunity coupled with the increased risk here on the farm), and she had her rabies every three years as well...and it would be a hard sell to allege that her vaccination history played any role at all in her passing at 15 1/2 years of age. Ditto the 14 1/2 year old I lost in 2010 or the 14 year old I lost in 1996...I agree with workingdawgz, if a dog is too fragile to withstand vaccination, they bloody well aren't going to stand a chance if actually ever exposed to the field strain of the disease. And contrary to what people may wish to believe, these diseases ARE still present, and dogs do still become infected with them, and they still die from them. While it would break my heart if I lost a dog to an adverse vaccine reaction, it would destroy me to lose a dog to a disease I could have likely either prevented entirely, or at least reduced the virulence of, simply by keeping my dog's vaccinations current. That would be a guilt from which I could never recover.
by Blitzen on 10 January 2012 - 00:21
|I am trying to schedule my dog for an informal novice walk-through at indoor OB facility. I need to show proof of parvo, distemper, and para influenza, and rabies. Sigh..............|