contract gives a specified time for you to see your Vet. By all means do
that. Always take a stool sample when you visit your Vet. Heís going to
charge you for an office call anyway and this is a good thing to do. Even
with worming, puppies sometimes get worms (ugh!) so have the Vet check.
has been started on heartworm medication. This is a terrible disease carried
by mosquitoes. The medication is measured by the animalís weight, so until
the puppy is grown you have to get a different pill each month or so. We
like the drug Interceptor. You give it once a month and it also prevents
other types of worms. We give it year round. If your Vet is progressive
heíll agree to this. Most want you to give heartworm medication for seven
months or so and then stop for the winter. Then they have to test the
animalís blood in the Spring ($$$) for signs of heartworms. If you give the
medication year round, there is no chance of getting the disease. The few
extra pills cost a lot less than the Vetís test. Good luck in dealing with
the Vet on this.
be given in hamburger, Velveeta, anything that rolls up tight enough to hold
them. Always look to make sure the pill didnít fall out of the goodie and
end up on the ground.
You have a
shot schedule to take to your Vet. He may progress slightly differently but
this is the NUMBER of inoculations you need. Rabies vaccine can now be given
at 16 weeks. You must have current shots to go to any classes.
are completed, and even after, I suggest you stay away from dog shows,
humane shelters and any nasty parks and beaches. You canít believe the
number of infected animals there are out there.
English Sheep Dogs love water and some hate it. Remember, that coat will
matt up as it dries.
Sheep Dogs must be brushed from the skin out once a week at least. Pick your
favorite TV night and donít change it. A grooming table will save your life
and back. At first itís ten minutes, but make sure you get the job done.
Then give a treat. The same goes for nail clipping and tooth brushing. Use
dog toothpaste only and try to do it once a week. Youíll save yourself some
real money later.
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