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MADE IN AMERICA”
Breeders of the finest quality Schutzhund/IPO
titled & Breed Surveyed German Shepherds in the United
States for over 43 years. Our breeding
the integrity of the
German Shepherd's heritage to preserve the human-canine bond.
"BREEDING BETTER DOGS BY DESIGN"
Our Merkel Geneology is from Haίloch, Germany
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& category of
puppy you are seeking & time frame you would like to have
Located in Texas on
three beautiful acres
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Pit Bulls attack my female after going
through the 6' Chainlink perimeter fence and then ripping
into her 6' chainlink paddock
to attack and try to kill her.
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are NOT to replace a veterinarian visit; please take your dog to a vet
immediately at any sign of odd behavior or any symptoms of illness or
injury. Call your vet and describe your dog's symptoms with any of your
concerns about the dog's well-being. Your veterinarian may discover
changes in your dog's health that you have overlooked. It is always
better to err on the side of caution
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My beloved mother
(Dorothy Conner Merkel
Love, kindness & laughter was her gift to all.
90 Percent of Pet Foods May Cause Disease in Your Pet
THIS IS WHAT WE FEED
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Giant Breed Puppy
This formula is designed for those puppies
that will reach 50 pounds or more as an
adult. Its triple meat protein source builds
good solid muscle, providing optimum calcium
and phosphorus. In addition, there are
slightly fewer calories so that puppies
dont gain too much weight before their
bodies are ready to support it.
HOW TO GREET A DOG
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BEST INFORMATION YOU CAN EVER HAVE ON MEETING OTHER PEOPLES
DOGS-Children really need to learn this.
READING A DOGS BODY LANGUAGE
attribution (C) DFDK9
Canine body language
THIS is why you do not walk your dogs on asphalt or concrete
in the summer. If you see someone walking their dogs on
asphalt or concrete, PLEASE educated them and get the pet to
cooler ground. Original post was from Pet Ambulance Victoria
This should be sent to all the veterinarians including the specialists!
DOG PARK ALERT
We have received two notices.
(1) Nails wrapped in cheese at dog parks in Chicago and
Massachusetts (see pic). (2) from some friends that in
Augusta Maine dog park, antifreeze is being found in doggie
water bowls. Please beware and be careful and PLEASE SHARE
and spread the word
Ever wonder where puppy mill dogs come from? Here's an
example. Many get cooked alive in the sun and freeze to
death in the winter. If you purchase your dog from a pet
store, I can guarantee your "AKC" certified dog came from a
place like this. This one is even better than the ones
I saw in Iowa and Missouri!
Do you recognize she is a Yorkie?
Please do not purchase your pet from a Pet shop, Backyard
breeder or Commercial Puppy Mill.
"The man who rears a
dog must complete what the breeder began..." Max v. Stephanitz; Father of
the German Shepherd Dog
"Fun at the Beach"
just hanging out"
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This is a real
combination of symptoms that spells out EMERGENCY. These are the classic
symptoms of a condition referred to as "bloat" - a dog that is pacing,
restless and has unproductive attempts to vomit.
This is a common problem in large breed
deep-chested dogs but can also occur in smaller dogs.
Basically what happens is this - the
stomach twists causing the blood supply to the stomach to be compromised
then leads to tissue death. As tissues are damaged, toxins are released
and a sequence of events occurs that if left untreated, leads to death.
If you ever notice these symptoms in
your dog, call your local veterinarian or emergency clinic as soon as
This is a condition that is fairly
common and often occurs in the evening or nighttime hours. It is also a
very expensive condition to treat.
Dealing with Excessive Barking
The first step to stopping barking is to understand why it is
happening. Dogs bark for all kinds of reasons, including
anxiety, boredom and/or loneliness. Sometimes they bark just
because it feels good. Luckily, most dogs will respond to
one or other intervention to curtail their barking. Whether you
simply bring an outdoor dog inside or take the time to apply
behavior-modification techniques, you can cause a dog to be less
of a nuisance and to be more socially acceptable.
Removing Skunk Odor
No need for the tomato juice. Use a mixture of 10 parts hydrogen
peroxide to 1 part baking soda. Add a dash of degreasing
dishwashing soap and pour into a spray bottle. Spray liberally
over dry coat and allow to air dry. Avoid eyes. Works on other
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WHO LIKE BIRDING
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Dr. Jean Dodd's NEW vaccine protocol
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Dr. W. Jean Dodd's vaccination protocol is now being adopted by ALL
27 North American veterinary schools. I highly recommend that you
read this. Copy and save it to your files. Print it and pass it out
at dog fairs, cat shows,
kennel club meetings,
dog parks, give a copy to your veterinarian and groomer, etc., etc.
Get the word out.
Hi everyone.... THIS is wonderful news, that the
veterinary schools are now going to be teaching that
over-vaccination of pets (once a year "boosters") is not only
unnecessary, but in some cases can be harmful or deadly! It has
information for both
dogs and cats. There still is an ongoing study regarding the
Rabies vaccine. Most states now allow (reluctantly) 3 year Rabies,
but the study is collecting data on whether or not even that may be
too much. They are
looking at 8 or 10 year Rabies!I hope you have all stopped having
yearly boosters for your pets. If you're concerned with immune
levels, have the vet run a Titer test. THEN and only then, if the
levels are below acceptable, should you have a booster. After all,
when is the last time you had a "booster" for
whooping cough, or anything else you had shots for as a
child? Immune systems work the same in all mammals, and the concept
that pets have to
have yearly shots doesn't make any more sense than if you had have
shots every year. If mammal's immune systems were that weak in
fending off these things, all of them, us included, would have been
extinct years ago!
VACCINATION NEWS FLASH
I would like to make you aware that all 27 veterinary schools in
North America are in the process of changing their protocols for
vaccinating dogs and cats. Some of this information will present
an ethical & economic challenge to vets, and there will be skeptics.
Some organizations have come up with a political compromise
suggesting vaccinations every 3 years to appease those who fear loss
of income vs those concerned about potential side effects.
Politics, traditions, or the doctor's economic well being should not
be a factor in medical decision.
NEW PRINCIPLES OF
"Dogs and cats immune systems mature fully at 6 months. If a
modified live virus (MLV) vaccine is given after 6 months of age, it
produces an immunity which is good for the life of the pet (i.e:
canine distemper, parvo,
feline distemper). If another MLV vaccine is given a year
later, the antibodies from the first vaccine neutralize the antigens
of the second vaccine and there is little or no effect. The titer is
not "boosted" nor are more memory cells induced." Not
only are annual boosters for parvo and distemper unnecessary, they
subject the pet to potential risks of allergic reactions and
hemolytic anemia. "There is no scientific documentation to
back up label claims for annual administration of MLV vaccines."
Puppies receive antibodies through their mother's milk. This natural
protection can last 8-14 weeks. Puppies & kittens should NOT be
vaccinated at LESS than 8 weeks. Maternal immunity will neutralize
the vaccine and little protection (0-38%) will be produced.
Vaccination at 6 weeks will, however, delay the timing of the first
highly effective vaccine. Vaccinations given 2 weeks apart suppress
rather than stimulate the immune system. A series of vaccinations is
given starting at 8 weeks and given 3-4 weeks apart up to 16 weeks
of age. Another vaccination given sometime after 6 months of age
(usually at 1 year 4 months) will provide lifetime immunity.
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Monday, April 04, 2011 04:41:53 PM -0400