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    My 4yo BT boy's marked when visiting, so his...

    My 4yo BT boy's marked when visiting, so his breeder kindly gave us a kind of a velcroed gaiter that goes around his middle & covers his wee-wee. I've also since used polarfleece neck-gaiters from...
  2. Thread: Skin redness

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    My BT male gets a noticeable redness on his white...

    My BT male gets a noticeable redness on his white chest & foreleg areas, but it doesn't seem to bother him (i.e., no scratching or rubbing).
  3. 'Bravecto' chewable; adverse effects in BTs?

    Has anybody seen any adverse side-effects in their BT within days of the oral administration of 'Bravecto' (12wk flea/tick preventive)?
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    Rather than having the poor little guy be busting...

    Rather than having the poor little guy be busting in a crate, why not just get a cheap plastic kitty-litter tray from PetSmart (along with some cheap unscented kitty litter from Costco, like I do)...
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    That's exactly right. My 3yo boy didn't seem in...

    That's exactly right. My 3yo boy didn't seem in the least concerned or irritated by his little balding patches at the time, either.

    In the end, I fixed it for us by just cutting things out and...
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    Going to see a vet dermatologist is a great idea....

    Going to see a vet dermatologist is a great idea.

    In our own case, it took several weeks to notice that new hair was coming back.

    FYI, I have a friend with a BT in DC, and he's been doing great...
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    We developed balding spots behind both ears, and...

    We developed balding spots behind both ears, and the breeder told me that it'd likely be some kind of food/chew/treat allergic reaction. Anyhow, at her suggestion, I switched-out his main food and...
  8. Thread: Leash Issues

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    I think that if that (i.e., the treat-giving...

    I think that if that (i.e., the treat-giving prior to leashing) doesn't work for them, then it might be necessary for each of the two of them to re-establish their dominance by simply holding the BT...
  9. Thread: Leash Issues

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    Maybe try having those two affected individuals...

    Maybe try having those two affected individuals offer him a favourite treat (with a convenient "Sit!" prior to the giving) immediately before they try to harness/leash him.
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    Also, the breeder farmer's choice of NexGard Pro...

    Also, the breeder farmer's choice of NexGard Pro for his dogs suggests that he might be particularly concerned for tick-borne Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever prevention (i.e.., since RMSF can infect...
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    I'm very sorry to hear of your BT's sickness, and...

    I'm very sorry to hear of your BT's sickness, and I sincerely hope that all will be well again soon.

    Anyhow, just FWIMBW, knowing how quickly BTs can 'snaffle' smelly things up off the sidewalk...
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    My BT loves his plastic "Igloo" kennel/den, with...

    My BT loves his plastic "Igloo" kennel/den, with its plastic door-flap. He knows that it's definitely his private space & safe hideaway/bolthole, hehe.
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    Don't pay that whopping bill. I'd call or...

    Don't pay that whopping bill. I'd call or call-in & challenge that vet practice's billing person/office. They're rorting you.
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    I use the genuine 'Puppia' brand of dog harness,...

    I use the genuine 'Puppia' brand of dog harness, but I make damned sure that I get the authentic kind, not the cheaper copycat knock-offs which are all too common and that have inferior padding and...
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    My breeder said to feed my BT raw, but my vet...

    My breeder said to feed my BT raw, but my vet told me not to; so I just split the difference & I feed him a little bit of raw cut-up beef every morning, and we rarely ever get any bad gas. I...
  16. Thread: nasal irritation

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    Use soda bicarb for cleanups as then there's no...

    Use soda bicarb for cleanups as then there's no smell. Could there be a grass seed stuck up inside the nose?
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    Definitely straight in to see a vet asap.

    Definitely straight in to see a vet asap.
  18. Then, based on their appearance & your stated...

    Then, based on their appearance & your stated context, my guess would be yes; but others on here may disagree. Anyhow, I'd want to interact (and maybe ask other relatives/friends with dog...
  19. What a beautiful-looking puppy. The parents...

    What a beautiful-looking puppy. The parents apparent (or maybe it's just the angle/camera/screen) wide-setting of the eyes, along with the apparently broad chest & strongly-grounded stance suggest...
  20. Thread: Toys?

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    We've found that the "Look Who's Talking" range,...

    We've found that the "Look Who's Talking" range, as well as the "Fluff n Tuff" range of toys last the longest. BTs are hard on their toys.
  21. They are often a bit sad & miss their mom &...

    They are often a bit sad & miss their mom & littermates for the first couple of days. A responsible breeder would advise every new owner to have their new puppy taken to be checked-over by a vet...
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    Congratulations on getting your BT puppy. FWIW,...

    Congratulations on getting your BT puppy. FWIW, I had my pup sleep in bed with me from Day 1 (he was 13wks old when I got him), so we bonded very quickly & I learned quickly how to 'read' his...
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    A BT friend in DC has told me that Fromm's dog...

    A BT friend in DC has told me that Fromm's dog food (out of Wisconsin?) is still good & reliable & trustworthy, but I don't think that I can get that up here in Canada.
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    No problem. I was also giving my BT 'Orijen'...

    No problem. I was also giving my BT 'Orijen' treats too (which he loves) as well as their 'Adult' dog food, but I'm not buying anything else from that company now after reading of this lawsuit this...
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    Acana & Orijen dog foods are in trouble.

    I've just become aware of this this morning, and am posting here for others' benefit. I've been using 'Orijen' for the past 3yrs ("Puppy", then their "Adult"), but I'm dropping it having just read...
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