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Hello, I have a four year old Golden Retriever rescue, Hannah. We rescued her about two years ago and she was extremely fearful and shut down; she had been abused. Any time any noise was made she would drop down and lock up. Two years later she is like a different dog. She is playful and happy. We noticed she has something going on in her hind end and she has had this issue since we have gotten her. When she was at the rescue she was checked out by a veterinarian and they said she was fine. (This was before we noticed the hind end trouble, but she still had it - she just didn't walk very much at the rescue) 

I will try to describe the hind end issue to the best of my ability - It is almost like her hind end is weak, or the connective tendons and ligaments are loose. I don't think she has good control over her hind end, however she sits, lays down, and gets back up relatively easily. When she trots her hind end is very bouncy looking. She cannot jump very well and she seems quite uncoordinated. Also, possibly unrelated, she has very loose skin. 
Up until yesterday I had never seen a dog with issues similar to Hannah's. Yesterday I was watching The Dog Whisperer and he was working with a dog who was Hannah's exact copy in physical build and mannerisms. This dog had the exact same hind end troubles. Cesar had noted the hind end, he had said possible "Parvo" and one other disease that I did not catch. I Googles Parvo and apparently it is contagious. Hannah has been around many other dogs, plus she lives with one and all of those dogs are healthy. Also, wouldn't the vet at the rescue tell us if she had a condition like that?

I am 13 and looking for a dog for my moms house. The dog needs to be hypoallergenic because my mom is allergic. The dog needs to be able to be alone for long hours. The dog cant be to big or to small. I am hoping for a dog that is friendly and can be trained easily. Also not too many grooming needs. 

I will keep looking but your inputs will be very helpful.

Okay I really want a Rottweiler, yes I am ready and am capable of taking car of one.

But, because of over breeding they now have week bones especially hips and shoulders and too much protein is bad for them. I was wondering if I could give them a special diet and excersise routine to benefit these problems and maybe even prevent a fatal problem. So for excersise, is swimming good for dogs bones and joints? I know its great for human bones, joints and muscles. And just to be safe with the hips I reckon I won't be teaching it agility with the jumps as it may put pressure on hips and possibly shoulders? I will of cause walk him everyday. Diet, well I want to keep a healthy, fit dog so I was wondering should I get high Quality dry food, wet food tends to make my previous dogs get runny poos, and too keep the bones strong would it be alright to feed my dog a special calcium milk or powder to sprinkle on the food for my dogs? Or can I get daily vitamins for that? I really want whats best and I need to prepare if I am going to get a Rotty!
- Thanks SO much- Paws Up! 

I fed my boy orange juice every day of his life, and now look what happened, he is orange!  Just kidding, that was his Halloween costume last year.  In all seriousness, is fruit a bad thing to feed dogs, or is something that can help them stay healthy?

Good Wishes to Everyone,

My name is Shreal Lynn. I am here to gain some knowledge through this forum, which will help in my business and other works.

Thanks a lot!
Sheral Lynn

Good Wishes to Everyone,

My name is Shreal Lynn. I am here to gain some knowledge through this forum, which will help in my business and other works.

Thanks a lot!
Sheral Lynn

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decafdog

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Does anyone have any good tips on managing shedding?  I have tried everything, but my dog constantly sheds.  I have seen people who have shaved their dogs, but it seems a little mean.

Are there more people here who like dogs or cats?

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Kathryn

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I'm responding to dog owners desperate for a product that keeps your dogs off of couches and chairs. Try the new couch defender. A couch defender takes up space on your couch and deters your dog from jumping up. When you want to relax on your couch simply store it underneath or behind the couch. It folds to approximatley 1.5 inches. No more dog hair, no more saliva stains. No more coming home from work and cleaning. You decide when you want your dog on the couch. The product does not scare or hurt you dog. Go to couchdefender.com

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erin11302012

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Has anyone ever heard of the Caucasian Ovtcharka dog breed?  I saw a picture and the breed is just huge!  Is it a real dog or just photoshop master having fun?

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