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09-11-2016 11:03 PM
Well I found that Logan is afraid of storms, woke me at 4:30 and I never did go back to sleep. We were out in the rain so he could potty, That was fun
I borrowed a smaller crate from my daughter but haven't set it up yet. We'll give that a try and see if we have better luck at night.
I'm looking into puppy classes for next weekend. We'll start with Manner 1 puppy and a socialization class. The Manners 1 goes once a week for six weeks.
Talked to the breeder today, I wanted to find out how much his dad weighs. I saw his dad but didnt ask the weight. At 6 months he was 205 lbs. Logan is nine weeks and now weigha 25 lbs.I"m really watching how much I feed him, don't want him to gain to much, He goes back to the vet this week so I"ll be asking some questions about that..
09-12-2016 07:07 PM
@Nadine 205 at 6 months??? How much did he weigh at 2 years old?? Better hang on to that large crate LOL. Willie weighs around 25 pounds and he is 12 weeks. We expect him to reach around 80 pounds after seeing the mom and dad. I can see where you really need to be in control, especially walking, jumping up, etc. A manners class sounds like a winner. I will be anxious to hear how the smaller crate works for now.
That is too bad about the storm fear. Maybe he will outgrow it and maybe not. This guy is fearless. The breeder described his personality as "reserved", but he is quickly growing out of that. All of our other dogs respected gates, in fact they were actually afraid of them. This little one leaned up on it, laid on it as it was falling down, got up and walked away. Yup, he is going to be his own man. haha Of course, they are all individual. They all have different personalities and traits. It is fun learning all about them.
Anxious to hear what the vet has to say. Stay calm and pray for clear nights LOL.
09-12-2016 09:57 PM
We have more rain coming so I may be on the couch with Logan, lol
Logan certainly has a mind of his own also, he still thinks he somewhat in charge and thats why we need the puppy training. We really do need to have him mind us.
He's doing really well on the leash, I won't be carrying him into the vet tomorrow like I did the last time I was there so wanted to make sure he would cooperate walking.
Still don't have the crate up, lost my 19 year old yorki today so I was dealing with that Had to take him to the vet, last night he couldn't walk and when I stood him up he would just fall over. So many thought I was waiing to long but I always said I would know when it was time and that was today.. He had been blind for a few years but he knew me, he was eating etc. He had started wandering at night an would get stuck in places he couldn't get out of, he would stand and bark until we got him.
Will seem very strange after 19 years for him not to be here.
09-13-2016 09:10 AM
@Nadine I am sorry to hear about the loss of your Yorkie. Nineteen years is a long time and such a blessing to have a pet to love and care for. Yes, we do know when the time is right, or hope to. It is the hardest decision to make with a pet, but we accept it when we become their guardian, don't we. Blindness doesn't stop or seem to hinder a pet the way it would us. I have heard of many who have blind dogs. Our neighbor's westie just went blind. I am sure you will miss him, but thankfully you have Logan to fill your time and thoughts right now. Not that you forget, but it does help. Take it from me.
I know what you mean about carrying Logan into the vet. I think my days are numbered for picking up Willy. It always makes me sad when I can't anymore. DH always says, pick them up everyday and you will be keep doing it....NOT...especially when I swear he grows a couple pounds overnight.
Was Logan afraid last night of the storm? Is it just thunder or the rain, too? You said that you were out with him at 4:30 the other morning. Did that help with the accidents? I don't get how our guy can go from 10:30 pm to 6:00 am and not go, but we go for a one hour walk and he wets. I wonder if it is light out, he is awake, or he is upset ????
Is it shot time tomorrow or just a check up? Willy doesn't get his first shots until 16 weeks - a distemper and a parvo - that is all. I am not looking forward to that, but he is getting alot of supplements to build him up prior. Also, our breeder and bet recommending not neutering him until past one year old, closer to 2, because he would get the full benefit of the hormones for chest, head, and bone development. I had never heard this before. We always did it around 6 or 7 months old. Also, Willy has one testicle that has not descended....kind of worrisome, but not all that uncommon.
Let me know how things go at the vet. Again, I am so sorry for your loss of your little guy. He had a good long life, even though that doesn't always help to hear so soon after they are gone.
09-15-2016 02:17 PM
Took Logan to the vet on Wed and darn if he still has a UTI so new medication. I got home and wondered why they didn't send it out to a lab to pinpoint the bacteria. They did the thing at the vet to test for infection. I don't like to be giving him another antibiotic but have to do it.
We're just not making headway with his peeing but until the UTI is cleared up it's not going to happen.
I'm really thinking about going to another vet, I"ve gone to this one for over 16 years because I have ferrets and it's not easy to find a ferret vet that doesn't break the bank everytime you go. This vet really keeps the cost down and I appreciate that to a certain degree but sometimes I don't think enough is done.
My Grandson brought his Dane over yesterday. I was a little nervous because sh'e full grown but it went ok. Logan stayed close to me. He was starting to warm up right about when they left.
I have him signed up for a class at What a Great Dog. Manners1 puppy in Oct. I'm a little nervous about taking him and wondering how it'll go but he really needs to be around other dogs and he needs to learn the basic stuff.
I thinkit was the thunder and lightning that bothered him the other night.
09-15-2016 02:19 PM - edited 09-15-2016 02:20 PM
@Nadine If your gut is telling you that you need to find another vet, you probably should. I feel like I go to the best Vet in town. They have all the latest equipment and are skilled in using it. There are many reasons that I feel confidant in them.
09-15-2016 02:31 PM
I am a Vet Tech and what I would suggest is, leaving the puppy on the food the breeder is feeding for now. When you go for your first vet visit, ask the doctor what food he/she would suggest. If you change foods as soon as you bring the puppy home, you stand the chance of stomach upsets, diarhea, etc. It's best to talk to the professional that is going to be seeing your pet for years to come. Good luck, Danes are a wonderful breed to raise.
@tarerye Thoughtful and informed reply!
09-15-2016 03:12 PM - edited 09-15-2016 03:13 PM
I know, I agree, there are so many things about a dane that you have to be careful of, overfeeding, to much excerise, the right nutrition to provide what they need.
I feel like an overprotective new mom, I think I mentioned that before but can't help it.
The vet I'm thinking about is two blocks from me and one of her vet techs has a dane.
She's twice the cost of where I go but I'm hoping once we get through with vaccines and this UTI we won't be going that often.
09-15-2016 03:21 PM - edited 09-15-2016 03:24 PM
@Nadine how long did they put him on the antibiotics for his UTI? I have a male Dane that has had frequent UTIs due to being Cushingnoid so am quite familar with them sadly. They don't normally culture it to determine which antibiotic the bacteria is sensitive to, especially when they are so young, as most of the time some of the more basic antibiotics should clear it up with no issues.
Due to the extra expense, it is not standard procedure to culture unless a.) you ask them to do so; b.) the dog has a history of UTIs or c.) they dog has had to be on antibiotics for any reason often so there may be an issue with resistance with certain antibiotics. Hopefully they are going to culture it this time since the first antibiotic did not clear it up??
Good luck and hope he gets better soon!
09-15-2016 08:00 PM - edited 09-15-2016 08:01 PM
First time he was on seven days of Clavamox one twice a day and this time Cephalexin 250 MG one twice a day for 14 days. They didn't culture and I didn't even think about it until I got home.. Sure glad we have a fenced back yard, me trying to catch pee with a soup ladel is interesting, lol
Thanks for that info HappyDaze.
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