Duke

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Maryellen, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. Maryellen

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    Thank you. He had just woken up from one of his many naps lol
     
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    I'm waiting for the side by side when he's fully grown.
     

  3. Maryellen

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    Ill make sure to do those every year till he hits 3
     
  4. robin416

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    His three year old pic will probably be with a saddle and a kid on his back.
     
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  5. Maryellen

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    So i took duke with moe to the vet so i can weigh him.

    Duke is now 75 lbs.

    He might be more but he was too wiggly on the scale.

    He liked hanging out behind the reception desk while i paid my bill 20190913_174139.jpg 20190913_182009.jpg
     
  6. robin416

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    Love those pics, especially the last one. One of mine spent so much time at the vet they didn't bother caging him, they just let him roam the clinic.
     
  7. Maryellen

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    He does good at the vet, just lays around or visits the employees lol.
    He goes back next month for his rabies vaccine
     
  8. robin416

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    It's really a plus when they're not afraid of the vet clinic. Having one that big could be a battle trying to get him where you need him to be.
     
  9. Maryellen

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    Thats why im.bringing him to every visit, i figure he will get used to the place. This way he does good once mature.
     
  10. robin416

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    I noticed that with two of my dogs from years ago that it was actually easier to take them both because they seemed to be calmer together.
     
  11. Maryellen

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    77 lbs now. Went for his rabies vaccine last night. Took sadie with us this time. He definitely leans on another dog for the rides. He is not a fan but will jump in if sadie or moe go in first 20190924_175033.jpg 20190925_183256.jpg 20190924_175115.jpg
     
  12. robin416

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    Hopefully, he doesn't get car sick. I had one that loved to ride but got sick every time.
     
  13. Maryellen

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    He does when by himself. with another dog he doesnt
     
  14. robin416

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    Huh. It sounds like his more from anxiety than the motion of a vehicle. I guess you're going to be stuck taking two with you every time he has to see the vet.
     
  15. Maryellen

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    I dont mind taking 2 . Hopefully he grows out of it
     
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    I wonder if a mild anti anxiety med would work. I just started using them with the one I have left. I lost his brother last year, the one remaining gets really upset when I leave the house. So, now an hour before I leave he gets a treat.

    It might work to relieve his anxiety and then once he realizes the ride is a good thing he won't need them anymore.
     
  17. Maryellen

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    I dont like giving meds to puppies like those, as an adult thats fine, but not for puppies. im hoping he grows out of it seeing how the other two like the truck. .
    Hopefully he realizes it is a good thing
     
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    But will he be so accustomed to using the other as a security blanket he will always be anxious by himself? Sort of like my old boy. He always had his brother when his human wasn't around.
     
  19. Maryellen

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    Im not sure. I just dont like giving puppies light sedatives. i dont like how some drugs affect kidneys etc so i dont give puppies anything. for now using the other dogs as a crutch is fine, he is only making one long trip with me to VA for a week then home. see one of the things my husband didnt think of when he got him... what to do if we needed to go away. I cant leave a 6 month old puppy alone in the house or outside with no supervision. yet another reason i am still pissed . he has taken no responsibility for this puppy...
     
  20. robin416

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    And that is why I won't be getting another dog when this one is gone. When there was a possibility of me having to spend the night in the hospital I had to go through all sorts of gyrations to find someone to come let mine out and to feed him. At least the cats were good to go with some extra food left out.
     
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