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Wed May 15, 2019, 12:06 PM

puppy news

First item: Yippee! We have a new pitbull in the neighborhood. Who's owner leaves it off leash with the usual "you don't have to worry about my dog, no sirree!" and subsequently admitting his pit has wandered on multiple occasions up the road to play with the pit that lives kitty corner, so I've had a random pack of pits on the loose.

He's since charged my puppy twice and my senior dog once, demonstrating that on his own property he is dog aggressive. The first charge was the worst because I watch for them let the owner that we're coming and that day I didn't see them behind trees and the dog made it quite a ways down the driveway before he caught up with him. In the meantime, there was nothing we could do but hope to outrun him to the next side street. Gracie was a trooper -- never barked, growled, lunged, or challenge-stared. If the owner had been 1 or 2 strides further away from his dog, the ending might have been very different. The next 2 charges were a few days later after I yelled out for him to hold his dog and within an hour of each other.

So I've notified animal control that there is trouble brewing since this moron is under the mistaken impression that he'll always be able to stop his dog from attacking, he'll never be 1 step too many far away, his training will outweigh his dogs dna, and despite witnessing obvious dog aggression, his dog would never attack another dog, no sirree.

2nd item: Yippee! Gracie tested positive for lyme and anaplasmosis exposure! The good news is she is asymptomatic, so in all likelihood her immune system eliminated b. burgosia and whatever. The bad news is I have 2 follow-on tests -- the cbc came back negative, but I still have to collect some pee to test for lyme antibody-mediated glomerular nephritis. So the excrutiatingly expensive cost of spring vax this year just grew by another $100 or so

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Response to bernt-toast (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 01:19 PM

1. I hate it when people don't take responsibility for their dogs!

And sorry your puppers is sick.

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Response to JanetS (Reply #1)

Wed May 15, 2019, 01:58 PM

2. she's exposed but not actually sick

only about 10% of infected dogs actually develop clinical symptoms.

her urine test will be the most important. I've been reading nonstop -- turns out labs and goldens are most susceptible to the potentially deadly kidney disease. a lost of the vets recommend automatically treating them with antibiotics, as opposed to waiting to see if disease develops. I'll be talking to my vet about this.

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Response to bernt-toast (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 06:08 PM

3. If you don't already have one buy a handgun and get some firearms training

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