"I have Willow's body cut down to 1/2 " Leaving her ears, tail, and longer on the shape of her head. She loves it and looks so cute. She acts like she can finally breath after we take it off. It will always grow back if…"
"Okay, well, last night I brushed Oscar's beard with baking soda again before bed and left it on overnight. It did appear lighter this morning, however, it was completely dry (unlike most times during the day when its wet, and darker). Good to…"
"Hey Patti, regarding your suggestion of water and baking soda for beard staining, do you leave it on to dry after brushing it on or just brush out the stain while its wet? I just did it, but realized I didn't know…"
"He looks so cute!!! I think the cut is great! I have found that using a tooth brush with water and baking soda removes a good deal of the staining around the mouth. I do this after every grooming and it doesn't bother Willow at all."
"Thanks so much. We just dreamed of the day we could walk down the sidewalk with her. Or just do what most see as normal things with their dogs. Even being able to go to the park without her fleeing in fear of people, bikes, kids, or anything…"
Willow experienced every kind of possitive early socialization. Went everywhere with us from 10 weeks of age, has been loved just like a child, even sleeps with us at night.She has been enrolled in so many training classes with wonderful gentle trainers, along with well-adjusted gentle dogs that we have lost count. She has had several private classes with very qualified trainers. She has had the most expensive and knowledgeable medical evaluation we could find (UC David, Behavioral…See More
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What Type of Doodle(s) do you have? What are their names? Tell us about your doodle(s) or any other pets you have!
Australian Labradoodle, she was born on December 1, 2010, her name is Willow. She came from Signature Labradoodles in Oregon. Her dad is "Blazing Star Sirius Addiction", her mom is "Gemstone's Tawny." Rutlands & Tegan lines.
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Okay, well, last night I brushed Oscar's beard with baking soda again before bed and left it on overnight. It did appear lighter this morning, however, it was completely dry (unlike most times during the day when its wet, and darker). Good to know it really should be rinsed off. Thanks.
Hey Patti, regarding your suggestion of water and baking soda for beard staining, do you leave it on to dry after brushing it on or just brush out the stain while its wet? I just did it, but realized I didn't know what to do afterward. Oscar took a big drink after and I'm afraid it all got washed off anyway! LOL! Oh, BTW, Willow is adorable.. she reminds me so much of my Lucy in the way she looks. Very feminine and girly like.
Yes, it would have. :( Years ago I had a dog that began having seizures after an eye surgery. Of course there is not much Allopathic medicine can do about that except treat with drugs. I worked with two well known Holistic vets and no success. I found a site on line and I don't normally do this but I was so desperate that I decided to give it a try. It was a Holistic Vet in Australia that does a "Bioscan" of your pet and determines the cause of the problem and then she creates the remedy(remedies) specifically for your pet. (not off the shelf). They were homeopathic but the nice thing was that I could just put them on the skin and not have to drop in the mouth. Anyhow, long story but his seizures did stop permanently. I was quite impressed. And I did research the vet before I bought in and she is pretty well known and seems solid. So I will give you the web site and you can do with it as you wish...delete. file away or whatever. In the upper right corner of the page there is an orange button "Need expert advise?" That will take you to the consultation page. The cost in U.S. dollars is less then the stated price because of the exchange rate or was at that time. Not sure what the exchange rate is anymore. I wish all the best to you and Willow and hope you find her answer soon.
Hi Patti, I just saw your update. Have you discussed using a diferent med for Willow? I know several people that have said Clomipramine did nothing for their dogs but other meds worked wonders. I think it is just like with humans, you have to experiment a little. Murphy had his appointment with the behaviorist last week and she put him on Trazadone twice daily and an extra at first sign of a storm. I can already tell a difference. Hugs to you both.
Hi Patti, I just saw your update about Willow and am sorry that you didn't get good results with the meds. I see that you are open to holistic medicine and was wondering if you have consulted with a homeopathic vet about Willow's fear? I was also wondering if her symptoms started after she got her first or second rabies shot? Not immediately but was she okay before the shot (s) but has since developed fear issues? I've been reading up on the rabies vaccine (hate, hate hate them!) and see that behavioral changes are a common side effect of that vaccine. It must be heartbreaking to see her in such a state...so sorry.
At 11:02am on September 15, 2011, Ann Kendig said…
If Willow's sister is also anxious, does the breeder have any insight? Our breeder told us ahead of time that Melody was shy, and she worked with her more because of that. I didn't realize to what extent she had anxiety. We got her at 5 and a half months old. The breeder said that Melody's Mother was a quite little dog and was a little shy. When my husband and I went to her place we met the Mother and she seemed pretty outgoing to me. Very sweet. We had not met her before getting Melody, but were interested in a second dog and wanted to see the set up, meet the breeder in person, and pick out our next puppy. We chose a puppy from the same parents, and one that seemed outgoing. The breeder helped us a lot, talking to us weekly about how the puppy was doing, his personality, etc. We wanted an outgoing puppy, but not extremely so. We thought that might help bring Melody out, and it has. She is not bullied, she is very playful with her younger brother. I think there are a lot of factors that can contribute to anxiety, and I also think that some just show up to the planet this way. With 2 litter mates being anxious, I just wonder about the personality traits that may come from genetics, especially if early socialization had occurred and no trauma,etc...I took Melody to the Vet about her shyness and fearfulness. The Vet suggested a behaviorist and that was looking pretty spendy. We will do that if necessary. Adina suggested obedience training and that can help the dog focus on you and in so doing, can help with confidence, keeping her from noticing things that might frighten her,etc... I also just got the book Kyoko suggested. It just came yesterday. I am hoping for more tools there. We have not gone the route of medication, but that is an alternative if needed. I definitely think that there is a place for that. One of our previous dogs had fears as well, and we wound up trying Zoloft for her, and it was very helpful.