Saturday, June 15, 2013

Happy Birthday !!!

Today Jada and Griffin's litter of nine, born on June 15, 2011, are TWO YEARS OLD!!!

How time flies!

Happy Birthday Chessie, Izzie, Julia Maria, Lady,
Lucy, Nathan, PJ, Rock, and Zoey!!!

Taken when pups were one day old. (6/16/2011)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Bella, You are a lucky girl to have owners who acted quickly when you developed GDV!

Bella developed GDV (Gastric dilation and volvulus) commonly known as bloat with stomach twisting.

Common signs of bloat are restlessness and pacing, drooling, apparent discomfort, retching, unsuccessful attempts to vomit, and enlarged (bloated) abdomen. 

Bella had several of these signs and her owners took her immediately to the vets for treatment and surgery.

If you own a standard poodle, PLEASE read about this condition and be prepared to act quickly. Talk to your vet about current preventive measures and treatments of bloat.  Know your vets office hours and have an emergency clinic that you trust as a backup for off hours.  

GDV is a life threatening condition...your dog can go from healthy to gravely ill in a matter of hours.

Here are some preventive measures that are believed to help.  Feed 2-3 smaller meals a day rather than one large feeding, include wet food in your dog's daily diet, feed from a dish on the floor (NOT raised) and avoid exercising heavily before and after meals.

Some owners choose to have elective surgery on their poodles to prevent the stomach from is called  "Gastropexy" or stomach tacking.  
Below is one place you can check out for more information:
Here is a picture of Bella recovering at home.

Get well quickly Bella and we hope you are up and playing VERY soon!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

More of Jada's puppies!! Bert and Lesa have two of Jada's pups from different litters....Belle, born in Oct. 2009, and Nathan, born in June, 2011

Here is Belle...
And here is Nathan....

What beautiful pups (actually full grown now!!!)

Jada's puppies visit...actually, all full grown!

Here is Lucy, a Jada/Griffin puppy born June, 2011.  Almost 2 years old!!!

Thank you, Libby for stopping by.  She is just wonderful...And so pretty.
Here she is with Dave...we just love seeing our beautiful puppies, all grown up!!!