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Medical Conditions & Diseases / Re: Tool to identify overweight dogs
« on: January 04, 2008, 02:25:57 am »
As you can tell from my vets notes on my Dane's chart he is slightly over ideal.  He's on a diet but here is the chart to gage your dog's weight.

Rottweiler Discussions / Re: aggressive dog
« on: January 04, 2008, 02:09:56 am »
So glad things are working out.  Please remind your mom, if things end up not working out, that she can turn the dog into a rescue who might be able to find a home that the dog is more comfortable.  I'm sure your mom is an excellent pet owner but sometimes things just don't work out for whatever reason.  Glad to hear things are good but think Rescue before you think putting the dog down,

Medical Conditions & Diseases / Re: Chocolate Poisoning
« on: January 03, 2008, 04:02:27 am »
Please see this article. My Dane just did the same thjing too, lol.  Scares you to death.  Hope your baby is fine.  Mine is,

Great Dane Discussions / Re: Modoc Wishes You All A Happy New Years
« on: January 03, 2008, 03:21:04 am »
Oh ywa, here's a great article.  Don't know if you have an information library here but it's a good article

Great Dane Discussions / Re: Modoc Wishes You All A Happy New Years
« on: January 03, 2008, 03:08:56 am »
We tried taking his carotid, we flunked taking his radial, we flunked taking his femoral artery pulse.  we couldn't feel anything.  Dogs are different then people, lol.  Finally I fo9und a stethoscope and could put it over his heart and check his pulse, lol.  Totally normal.  I think his yancyness was the fact he wanted dinner and wasn't getting any, lol.  Thank goodness for vets and vet techs because human medical people are worthless with their experience with pets, lol,

Great Dane Discussions / Re: Modoc Wishes You All A Happy New Years
« on: January 03, 2008, 03:03:31 am »
Yes, think you're a 100% right.  The amount of theobromine per kilograms doesn't equate to a 150 pound dog eating four chocolate cookies.  Being the worry wart I am, I still called the vet and asked what symptoms to look for if he had an adverse reaction.  He resently has been diagnosed with food allergies and is on atterax to help so I didn't know if he would react weird to a small amount of chocolate.  She said to watch for him puking, or getting yancy and his pulse should be around 90.  Theobromine is like caffine so if it has ill effects the heart rat will go up.  Thus causing the yancy behavior.  Well 4 hours after he consumed the 20 cookies he started acting yancy so I wanted to check his pulse.  My hubbie is a doc  and I was a respiratory therapist so we're both pretty comfortable with taking pulses. Well we flunked BIG TIME

Great Dane Discussions / Re: Modoc Wishes You All A Happy New Years
« on: January 02, 2008, 11:56:47 pm »
Well he got better then a "good Treat!"  The little bugger.  My friend made a bunch of cookies for NYE.  We went to the mountains today.  I placed the cookies up 6 feet tall in an air tight container.  When we got back from a snow mobile drive we found he had gotten them and ate 20 cookies.  No dinner tonight, lol.  Five of them were chocolate so was on the phone to the vet as to what to watch for if he had a reaction but he seems fine.  That's my Modoc, lol, always into something.  He's four now but was the "puppy from h*ll" as a puppy and I've had Danes for 30 years and can tell you he is a card, lol.  But yes, lol, he did get his treat, lol,

Great Dane Discussions / Re: Modoc Wishes You All A Happy New Years
« on: January 02, 2008, 06:25:51 am »
Oh Yeah, There was left over steak and that humilated face turned into the most happy face in the world.  Plus he got a 5 mile hike with ten friends for New Years Day.  He was one happy camper, lol, jeri

Great Dane Pictures / Happy New Years from one humiliated Dane, lol
« on: January 02, 2008, 04:27:15 am »
LOL Modoc is so tolerant but I can tell you what was on his mind is "there better be a good treat at the end of this photo shoot", lol
Happy New Years
jeri and Modoc

Great Dane Discussions / Modoc Wishes You All A Happy New Years
« on: January 02, 2008, 04:18:39 am »
As you can tell by the look on his face it says "there better be a pretty good treat waiting for me after this humiliation, lol"

Anything Non-Dog Related / Re: Do you know about Arizona?
« on: November 10, 2007, 01:59:38 pm »
I just got back from a month of SW travel 4 weeks ago.  If you can rent a car and to Sedona, don't miss it.  It is amazing.  There are places there called "vortexes" where the earths energy is really high.  You visit these spots and come away with such a sense of well being.  You can take a Vortex tour, which is nice.  It's a beutiful landscape and would be ashamed if you couldn't experience Sedona on your AZ visit,

Great Dane Discussions / Re: Jake Dilemma- suggestions
« on: November 10, 2007, 10:13:01 am »
So sorry you're going through this.  I know from experience.  Modoc was never protective until a Rottie attacked Nat at two years of age.  His behavior of protection became intense, which has limited his life exposure substantially.  You need to nip this in the bud ASAP.  You need to start him on NILF right away so he knows you're the alpha and he does not need to protect you.
For whatever reason he has determined he's the pack leader not you.  Dogs don't want to be the pack leaders they are happy following but right now he thinks he's in charge and that has to come to an abrupt end so he will be able to have a fun social life with you and your outings that you want to include him in.  He's still young and very trainable.  I would call a behaviorist right away so they can guide you in the direction that you need to go to re establish your dominance.  The behaviorist has helped us quite a bit with curbing Modoc's protective behavior.  He loves anyone with two legs and is not threatened for us but if it has four legs he thinks he needs to protect.  I don't think a training class will change his behavior.  He needs a psychological change in who is the boss.
Good luck,

Saint Bernard Pictures / Re: Meet our foster Grace
« on: October 29, 2007, 12:32:37 pm »
What a cutie.  Thank you for fostering,

Remembering those no longer with us. / Re: gone
« on: October 28, 2007, 08:08:00 pm »
I'm so very sorry for your loss.  Please accept my heart felt condolences,

Great Dane Discussions / Re: Help me! What do I do?
« on: October 21, 2007, 10:28:12 am »
I love happy endings, congrats,

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