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nancy d
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« on: September 25, 2015, 08:34:34 PM »

Several days went by & I noticed nobody was touching them.
Dep's favorite place to nap is right under it & occasionally I would hear him being grumpy at anyone except Cal the buck. He has really taken to Cal which is a huge relief.
So I moved the mineral container & now they are playing catch up. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2015, 05:02:04 AM »

Goodness...why would Dep keep the goats away from the mineral feeder of all things?   Huh?
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2015, 10:48:41 AM »

Beats me, maybe he didn't like being woke up or something. Also it could be they just don't want much for now but usually that feeder gets a few cups about every other day.

On a sad note we put Sheriff down. His joints were getting really bad. He stopped eating the last week of his life, would not touch it even when put in front of him.
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2015, 02:31:54 PM »

Awww, so sorry for your loss. Cry
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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2015, 05:56:50 PM »

<a href="http://s618.photobucket.com/user/nancyd_01/media/CAL%20002_zpsjtdzr1sz.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt264/nancyd_01/th_CAL%20002_zpsjtdzr1sz.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo CAL 002_zpsjtdzr1sz.jpg" style=""></a>

That's a leaf, not his hoof.
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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2015, 09:20:52 PM »

Sorry to hear that Nancy
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2015, 04:55:43 AM »

 Cry Cry  Oh man, I'm so sorry to hear about Sheriff.  How old was he Nancy?  I'm sorry for your loss.

That's one very good looking boy Nancy. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2015, 10:47:42 AM »

Thank you all.
Sheriff was only 9. These guys have a life span of about 12-14. According to an article I read about early spay/neuter on LGDs it can cause a host of problems including joint because it interrupts   natural bone growth. Skin issues; allergies & a host of others can be a result.
Sheriff had them all & ate premium dog food; no corn wheat or soy.
We even went to raw for several months with no real improvement.
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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2015, 10:42:15 AM »

Sorry for your loss Nancy.  Cry
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« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2015, 02:21:06 PM »

Early spay/neuter has been found to cause those in all dogs. Nessa (Great Pyr) is 4 and I still haven't had her spayed. I need to, I know, but I think she would be awfully traumatized by being away from me.
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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2015, 03:59:17 AM »

I neutered Sam when he was 10 months old.  I was trying to wait until he was a year old, but I'm not a fan of the antics of intact dogs/cats.  So I had him done when he was 10 months and so far, no issues except the hip thing.  Samson's neutering didn't have a thing to do with his hip problem.  His hip problem is genetic.  He's been this way since I got him at 8 wks old.  He's not had any other issues.  I feed the Purina One Lamb & Rice or Chicken & Rice, with raw meat...He gets 3/4 kibble food and 1/4 raw meat.  Sam is a Pyr though, whereas Sheriff was an Anatolian right?
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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2015, 10:43:12 PM »

Yes, Anatolian. Dep is 1/4 Pyr.
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