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by Shearaha1
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: does your dog ever lose its balance for no reason?
Replies: 99
Views: 16360

Re: does your dog ever lose its balance for no reason?

Looks a lot like what happened with Flip (my previous dog) but his was MUCH worse. Towards the end he needed to lean on me just to stay upright :crybaby: I really hope that it's just some swelling or a deep ear infection. I did a ton of research on IVD when Flip got it. Some dogs have intermittent e...
by Shearaha1
Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: does your dog ever lose its balance for no reason?
Replies: 99
Views: 16360

Re: does your dog ever lose its balance for no reason?

Has Idiopathic Vestibular Disorder been brought up? My last dog (Border Collie/Lab) got that in his last few months. It can be caused by swollen nerves leading to/from the inner ear, a deep inner ear infection or a tumor placing pressure on the nerves/inner ear. Without an MRI it's a process of elim...
by Shearaha1
Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Jethro in Arkansas!
Replies: 9
Views: 1093

Re: Hello from Jethro in Arkansas!

I'm not saying you're wrong, but that is the first time I've ever heard that and I've done quite a bit of reading. Why would a terrier (with high prey drive) be used for guarding a farm...with animals, I'm assuming. I know that my grandparents used "pitties" and other terriers (welsh, wes...
by Shearaha1
Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Jethro in Arkansas!
Replies: 9
Views: 1093

Re: Hello from Jethro in Arkansas!

starrlamia wrote:Pit bulls are not a guarding breed, in fact they are the opposite and extremely friendly toward family and strangers alike

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Yes, but they were also historically used as farm guardians. That may be what jethro is talking about.
by Shearaha1
Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro Post
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Intro Post

Well, I should get this out of the way shouldn't I? I'm Shearaha, or Shea. I stole the name from my lovely (formerly demon) kitty. I live in Ohio, not that I like it here, but it's where I was born and I haven't wandered all that far. My boy, Will/Wilfred/Silly Willy/The Will Monster is a 2yr Rottwe...

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