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My Boykin Spaniel, Mila, is in my sig.
We've always had Danes. And I'll have one when I get a place of my own. Love 'em.
Black Lab, Lexi.
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My German Shepherd, Bear
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You got a pretty big one. I will admit that I'm not a big German Shephard fan but I also realize that many people love them. It's a good looking dog all the same. Not sure why I've never been a fan of them.
Like I said I raise pits and Bull Staffs so don't take it personally. There are a ton of people that hate the breeds that I love.
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It is all good man lol. He is pretty big but keeps getting stomach worms(And has heart worms....) so he can't really get about about 100 pounds. His dad though.....you could confuse him for a great dane or something lol. He was enormous. Weighed about 135 or so.
Pretty dog. Is that a lick granuloma on her left forelimb?
You might really want to look at that. What are you doing to fix it? I rarely take my dogs to the vet anymore because it's overpriced BS. I honestly mean that. If you go to Tractor Supply Co. you can get exactly what the vets give your dogs for about 20% of the price. My wife's sister is a vet from out of state but she told me that her office buys their stuff from Tractor Supply Co.
If your dog has worms go in and get you a $40 bottle of Ivermectin. Your probably going to need a little more than that and need to see a vet for heartworms but that is the best worm prevention medicine you can get. Look at the active ingredient on the heartworm box that will cost you $80 for six months for a dog your size. The $40 bottle of straight Ivermectin will last you damn near three years if you don't let air get to it for half the price and is more potent than the shit the vet sells you. It also works on any other type of worms your dog can get.
Also for others that are struggling to provide the shots for their dogs or whatnot because the vet will charge you $50 just to check your dogs heartbeat and clip their nails, Tractor Supply also sells all the shots you need. Now that I breed them I have found this will save you hundreds per dog if you keep them. First shot is a 5-1 shot and the next three given in three week integrals will be 7-1 shots. After that you can take them to the vet to get a rabies shot that will cost around $16 if you tell them to skip the physical. All they do is check your dogs pulse, clip their nails and weigh them. They charge you serious money for that.
P.S. The ivermectin will say it's for cattle and swine but it doesn't take much. It will also come in a package that will make you think your supposed to inject them with it but don't do it with dogs. All you have to do is literally give them, depending on weight, about 0.2 mL a month and you won't have worm issues. If you go over it's really not a huge deal. Pits and Bull Staff's inherently have issues with mange and I have had to give them over 1 mL or more a day for over a month so it's not going to kill them. There are a couple of breeds that don't do well with Ivermecting but can't remember them so check that out as well. I believe they are the Lassie type dogs but don't quote me on that.
No one likes my dog....
I like labs just got on another rant with the guy who's dog has worms. Labs are great dogs as well. Your's does seem a bit fat but one of my pits is fat too. Don't take that the wrong way.
those of you with English bulldogs, have you had any medical issues? I want an English Bulldog, but I keep reading that the medical costs of them are just outrageous, and since I'm still a student I can't afford to have a dog in and out of the vet.
Okay I'll bite. What did I say that was wrong?
My sister has one that is four and she hasn't had any issues yet. They are notorious for skin conditions, nasal issues, and more importantly hip issues. I've never had one so couldn't really tell you how true but that's what I've heard FWIW.
yea thats what I keep hearing, but they look awesome and from what I've read are great dogs. I just can't risk spending thousands of dollars at the vet.
You dress him up huh? Just kidding, well at least half kidding.
She is fat. Don't have to tell me, lol. She has hip problems. She collapsed one day and couldn't walk for a couple hours.
Unless you have a buddy or friend of the family that is breeding them, your going to pay a lot for the dog in the first place. I think the average for a good Ole English is around $1500. Honestly you seriously can avoid the vet if you use the info I gave above. I haven't gone to a vet outside of yearly rabies shots and heartworm checks in years and that is with several dogs. You can give your dog the same shots that the vet gives them for $12 instead of paying damn near a hundred.
I'm a student and mine is 1 1/2. I've had no problems what so ever. They are sensitive to the heat so they can't really go outside for a long time. Also gotta wash their face often. It's all bout finding a good breeder. They don't have very long life spans which sucks and they are known for heart problems, but mines up keep so far has been pretty simple. Don't let it scare you away from them
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How old is she?
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