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Medical Conditions & Diseases / Paw Problems in the Cold
« on: January 19, 2008, 03:49:46 pm »
Hi everyone!  Sorry it's been so long since I've posted, okay really long, but Cheyenne and I need some help.  There's been some snow and lots of ice here in IL and Cheyenne's not coping very well.  Outside she tiptoes and occasionally lays down when she can't walk on her paws.  I think the ice and salt are causing her pads to crack and she's in a lot of pain, but she won't let me touch her paws.  She actually growls and snaps at me, which is really not like her.  I got some booties to protect her feet, but she won't let me put them on her.  And I can't even see if there are any other problems with her pads, all of which seem to be affected.  I'm hesitant to take her to the vet, but I'm afraid I might not have a choice because I can't handle her properly without a second person and a muzzle (yes, she seems to be in that much pain).  Has anyone else dealt with an issue like this before?  This is her first winter and none of my other dogs ever had a problem like this.  She's got me really worried :-[.  Any advice is really appreciated. 

Groans, Gripes, Brags & Boasts / Rain, Rain Go Away, NOW!!!
« on: August 23, 2007, 08:51:30 pm »
Sorry guys, but I have to get this out.  We've been getting an endless stream of bad storms and the kids and dog are stuck inside driving me crazy!  It wasn't so bad at first, a day of rain, and then out they went the next.  But so far we're on day three with no sign of relief until the weekend.  I work from home so this has been testing my sanity more than usual.  If the dog isn't getting the kids up all worked up, the kids are getting her worked up.  I lost count of everything that's been spilled, dumped and ground into my carpets and I'm losing my patience and my voice.  And the worst part is, I can't stop them when I'm talking to a client on the phone!  Instead I look like some lunatic with my arms waving all over the place and throwing dirty looks at the kids and dog, which of coarse, they all play dumb to.  I feel like biting something!  GRRRRR! >:(

Food Discussion & Information / Is Soy Safe?
« on: August 21, 2007, 01:29:34 am »
Okay, I've checked the forum, and can't find an answer.  My son is allergic to peanuts and we'd like to make Cheyenne some homemade treats.  Is it safe to substitute Soy Butter for Peanut Butter? Commercial food and treats are giving me a headache now!  Between the recalls and nutritional needs I can't keep up.  At least if we make our own treats, they're made with love and safe for my son to help make and handle.

Behavior, Housebreaking, Obedience / Agression Over Wet Food
« on: August 17, 2007, 10:00:37 pm »
We have a 7 mth old Belgian Malinois and we've recently (as in today) added wet food to her diet.  Ever since we got her four months ago I've made a point of petting her, messing with her muzzle, paws and food while she was eating.  I've had my children (ages 4 & 9) and husband do the same thing with no problems.  In fact, she would often stop eating just to kiss the person giving her attention, but this was always with dry food.  This morning while feeding her breakfast with the wet food added to her dry I started petting her as usual and she growled!  She gave me "that look" out of the corner of her eye with hair up on end.  I immediately took the food away and pretended to eat it myself.  She sat quietly while I did this and I gave the food back to her.  She growled again when I started petting her.  We went through this routine several times until she got to the point she showed no agression, although she was wary of my presence.  This is a huge concern because of my children.  I don't want to take the wet food away from her, and I'm reluctant to relegate her to her crate for meals.  But of course, my family's safety comes first.  The kids give her treats and play with her toys all the time, she has never been agressive toward anyone in any way until now unless you count mouthing (which we're working on).  If anything, she's overly friendly.  This is a side of her I've never seen before and it's very unnerving.  Please help, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Sorry this was so long.

Introduce Yourself to the Forum / Saying Hi!
« on: May 23, 2007, 12:17:43 pm »
I am totally new to BPO and wanted to introduce myself and my girl.  I am the proud new mom of a 4 month old Belgian Malinois, Cheyenne.  Can't wait to post pictures of my sweet girl.  We've only had her for a few weeks and she has been nothing but a joy.  I'm hoping to meet other Malinois owners as I have no prior experience with this breed.  My only regret is I didn't find her sooner - she is so much fun, loves to give kisses and is a great companion, up for anything!  We live in the Western Suburbs of Chicago and we enjoy hiking, running (more her than me) and meeting new dogs and their people.

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