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Medical Conditions & Diseases / What could cause red jowls?
« on: August 06, 2007, 09:45:05 pm »
We picked Rosie up from the kennel yesterday. When we inspected her a little closer, we saw that the left and right side of her jowls were a bit pinkish-red and slightly swollen, like they were irritated. We figured it was from chewing her rawhide a bit too violently like she sometimes does, but her rawhide was untouched. What could be causing this? Allergies? She did eat Canidae for one meal while she was at the kennel since they ran out of her usual Royal Canin Urinary SO13. Could she be allergic to this? If it's not allergies, could it be something else?

We're into Day One of dogsitting my sister's little Yorkie and it's already getting itself in trouble. We keep it in its crate since it's not potty trained [or trained AT ALL really] but we thought we'd remove the crate's top since it seemed unnecessary considering the size of the dog. But we learned it was necessary, here he is climbing up his crate! We arrived home today with him prancing around the house and probably laughing at our faces.

Newfoundland Pictures / Rosie loves those chin rubs
« on: July 01, 2007, 11:00:55 am »
Rosie loves her chin rubs and she definitely lets us know she's loving it. Check out the video.

Also, if someone knows how you can 'rotate' a video, please let me know. I feel like a retard posting a video that's sideways because I took it with the camera on its side.

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Newfoundland Pictures / Grooming royally SUCKS!
« on: July 01, 2007, 10:34:56 am »
With family visiting for the 4th of July, we don't want them to be greeted by a funky-smelling, rough-around-the-edges Newf. So we groomed and bathed her. It's been raining on and off all week and a downpour suddenly came just as we were in the middle of her trim. You can tell just how much Rosie enjoyed it.

Yes, she's on our patio furniture (we have no grooming table as of yet so my husband hoists her onto the patio table). And mind all the soaked Newf hair on the floor that we just had to powerwash as it was impossible to clean out.

Newfoundland Pictures / Rosie and her best tussle buddy
« on: June 28, 2007, 10:06:57 am »
Rosie knows when a dog can take her rough play. She knew instantly when she met Barkley, an abnormally large golden retriever-poodle mix, that he could use some of Rosie's smackdown.

This is post-tussle, when the two decided to take a short break.

Medical Conditions & Diseases / Allergies or something more serious?
« on: June 20, 2007, 05:07:46 am »
The last couple weeks, Rosie has been producing more 'sleepies'/eye discharge. Granted she sleeps ALL day, but she seems to be producing more lately. We told the vet her symptoms over the phone and he prescribed us some antibiotic eyedrops without seeing Rosie first. The vet said it's likely allergies, but of course reading online literature suggests so many other eye diseases that could cause the same symptoms. So we've been applying the eye drops and I suppose it's getting a bit better but she still produces enough for us to have to remove them at least twice/three times a day.

Could it really be allergies? Her nose is running a bit more than usual too, so we suppose it could be. Do any of your dogs have allergies and if so, what are their symptoms?

Newfoundland Pictures / Rosie turns 4!
« on: March 13, 2007, 03:50:36 pm »
Rosie turned 4 on Sunday, so we celebrated by engaging in her favorite activity, SWIMMING and EATING! We took her to the lake where she had a blast 'saving' sticks.

She's so funny! She snatched one of the sticks on its side instead of in the middle and she tried desperately to tilt her head while swimming so that she could keep it out of the water.

And video of course:

Treatment & Preventative Meds / Minor UTI or pre-UTI clues?
« on: February 28, 2007, 04:40:41 pm »
Rosie has had frequent UTIs since she was a puppy. Since we've had her (last 6 months), she's only had one UTI episode and since then we've put her on a urinary diet and have been giving her urine acidifier, cranberry tablets, and her usual vitamin C.

Since last night though, she's had to pee twice each time we let her out. This is not nearly as severe as her UTI episode where she tried to pee a dozen times in different spots with each trip outside and having accidents inside the house.

So is this a clue to an approaching UTI episode? Has anyone with UTI problems experienced this sort of pre-UTI behavior? Is there anything else we could be doing to avoid a full-blown UTI? Or could it be something else apart from a UTI?

Remembering those no longer with us. / Where do dogs go after they pass?
« on: February 21, 2007, 08:03:07 am »
I have never had to deal with a doggie death before and just talking about the future when Rosie might pass gets me teary-eyed.

I assume that when a dog dies, you have to bring them to the vet. Then the vet does something with it. Can you get a dog cremated? Can you take it home and bury it yourself in your yard? Seems like stupid, silly questions, but I just don't know better.

Food Discussion & Information / Birthday cake recipe
« on: February 21, 2007, 07:56:51 am »
Rosie's turning 4 on March 11. It's her first birthday with us and we want to celebrate it well. I was thinking of either giving her a 'real non-chocolate cupcake' or making her her own doggie birthday cake. Does anyone have a good doggie cake recipe?

Food Discussion & Information / What people-food does you dog NOT eat?
« on: December 21, 2006, 05:29:26 am »
So we all know dogs would much prefer our people food over their boring dog food. But what people food can your dog do without?

For Rosie, it would have to be any kind of vegetable (unless it's seasoned or has dressing on it) and oranges (I guess they're too sour for her taste).

Newfoundland Pictures / Family Christmas photos
« on: December 21, 2006, 05:06:30 am »
This year is our first Christmas with Rosie and of course she had to be this year's Christmas photo. Here it is! She was sitting at first, but suddenly stood up when people started to exit from the church in front of our house. So the 'family photo' ended up being a 'Rosie photo with a little bit of mom and dad in it.' She's such a cutie!

The other photo is Rosie on our one and only Texas snow-day. She loved it!

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / What to give a miniature dog?
« on: December 01, 2006, 05:40:59 am »
My brother-in-law and his wife just got their first dog, a Shih tzu puppy, small enough to cup in your hands (probably 5 lbs as a heavier approximation). We're getting her a Christmas gift of course but have no idea what to give a small puppy. We only have experience getting gi-normous dog toys for Rosie.

What's a good toy/treat for a miniature puppy?

Newfoundland Discussions / Rosie and tennis ball videos
« on: October 24, 2006, 08:30:53 am »
We took some videos of Rosie having some tennis ball fun in our yard.

Sorry to say, the tennis ball only provided about one minute of entertainment, then she was ready for something else.

Newfoundland Pictures / #1 College football fan
« on: October 20, 2006, 12:15:10 pm »
Rosie is officially THE #1 Michigan football fan (by association, since her dad was a Wolverine). My husband Brian is going to put her in a Michigan jersey at the next Michigan game.

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