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Great Dane Discussions / Duke got his ears cropped
« on: March 23, 2007, 06:09:57 am »
Well, Duke got his ears cropped Wednesday and already I am a nervous wreck.  My husband was in charge of finding the vet (our regular vet refused to crop), take him there, and pick him up because I just couldn't do it because of the horror stories I have heard about ear cropping.  Well he has stiches in his ears right now and it is already a nightmare. He is going to the vet again today to have them look at his stiches because one of them has come out. There's more to this story concerning the people who work at the vet...when I called to see how he did after the surgery one lady said "oh it's no big deal" and another lady told my husband that our dog was "yappy".  She's glad she didn't say that to me!  How about I cut your ears and put 100 stiches in them and see how you feel, lady? Not to mention the vet sent him home with virtually no instructions and I've called there a hundred times asking questions (I think they hate me).   The funny thing is this vet came highly recommended and is known as one of the best Animal Hospitals to take your pets.  Well, I will stop venting now...I'm just so worried about my puppy.  I feel so bad that I am putting him through this.  My husband tells me that I will be glad we did this one day, but I'm not so sure.  I'm also not saying anyone else who has had this done is a bad person...I think each person should do what is right for them.  However, I am the type of person that I worry about everything (you should see me with my son), so obviously this is really bothering me and I just think it's going to get worse when we have to do the taping! Maybe I'm just overreacting (I tend to do that  ;)) I mainly wrote for some support and some reassurance that he will make it through this okay.  I know many of you have Danes that have cropped ears and many of you have Danes that don't.

Great Dane Discussions / Ear Cropping
« on: February 28, 2007, 01:53:58 pm »
Hi everyone! My husband and I are getting our puppy's ears cropped next month.  I was just wondering what everyone's experiences with ear cropping has been.  What did you do to make puppy feel better and did the ears seem tender or did the puppy seem to be in pain?  Please no debates (I know many people feel strongly against this), I'm just looking for some advice and some first hand experience. Thanks everyone!

Medical Conditions & Diseases / Worms
« on: February 27, 2007, 09:34:59 pm »
Our puppy had been wormed at his first visit with the vet when the breeder took him for his first set of shots,but I know he has to have another treatment or two. My husband read up on worms in puppies and he said that it is possible for puppies to pass the worms to humans. Is this really true?  This may seem like a dumb question, but I'm not very educated on parasites I guess.  My concern is for my 4 year old child...should I be concerned that the puppy could somehow infect my child?

Behavior, Housebreaking, Obedience / Nipping
« on: February 27, 2007, 12:19:19 pm »
Our puppy really likes to nip and bite. He's bit two holes in my son's shirt and we've only had him for three days. We are telling him NO and then giving him a chew toy and when he chews the toy we praise him. Is this the right thing to be doing or do you have any other ideas that might work?  I know this is typical puppy behavior and this was to be expected.  I've done research on what to do, but there are so many different options.  What seems to work best for you?

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