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  Winter Care for the Border Collie
Posted by: Phynix - 12-04-2007, 03:20 PM - Forum: Topic Archive - Replies (10)

Here is the problems I need help finding cheap solutions!

I am a stay at home mom with one furry boy, and a non furry daughter. Any ways My fur baby and my baby and I go outside daily about five or six times to enjoy to snow and the fun and games of snow. but here is the thing with the snow comes cold, with the cold comes frozen paws. My daughter can do an hour easy outside but the poor dog can only do about half hour and in less we go in with him he wont go in on his own.

So the issue, his paws freeze so fast compaired to my daughter that it is a pain in the arse getting her dressed then I, then outside if only for a few moments.

My aunty suggested getting a few old socks and putting them on my dogs feet, but does anyone have a pattern for doggie boots? And when I used the sock idea I found that he did not like having that on his feet. How can I convince him to LEAVE them on.

Now even with the booties I find that my boy is gettin a dry nose when he comes in... how can I protect him against the harsh cold of winter?

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  They should'a used a BC
Posted by: LadyDaniela - 12-04-2007, 02:47 PM - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (1)

TYPE IN a command and see what happens... sit, roll over, down, stand, sing, dance, shake, fetch, play dead etc. and...it's also very cute if you type in a command that's not recognized...!!

Make sure you type in "Kiss" too, but do it last.

I do tricks

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  Posting Video
Posted by: Border Collie Stew - 12-04-2007, 07:46 AM - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (2)

I have tons of our agility runs in quicktime and media play. I thought I would post some of them from time to time. Can anyone tell me how to do that?

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  Discusting and question
Posted by: smileyzookie - 12-03-2007, 07:54 AM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (5)

I have a deck outside my back door where I let Riven out. There is a box from thanksgiving back there with mostly boxes and junk I decided to get rid of. I have asked hubs to take it to the trash as it is too heavy for me to carry. My husband works tons and keeps forgetting. Well, evidently *I* forgot I put the plastic walmart bag containing the turkey carcass sealed in that box. I thought I had taken all the food items to the trash, but evidently I was wrong.

Fast forward to yesterday, a week and a half since Thanksgiving. I open the door to let Riven in, and she is in heaven chewing on this stupid turkey carcass. I was so mad that she even got that box/bag open, but also that she knows better. I just sent her inside. It has been mostly freezing temps lately, but still that stupid turkey was outside for like 10 days. To top this off, she gets BAD gas with turkey.

We have switched her to kibble now since poultry was giving her gas out of nowhere, and we cant afford a raw diet if we cant give a lot of chicken. So I spent nearly a week of gas free days and it was heaven, then this morning her gas was so bad it ran me out of my room. I hope she doesnt get sick like vomiting or some awful food poisoning or something. She acts fine and hasnt poo'd and is still eating/drinking so I am assuming it hasnt hit her full on yet. Should I take her to the vet? Do you think some pumpkin will help her gas? Any ideas why poultry suddenly bothers her?

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  Snow and Dogs
Posted by: only-borders - 12-03-2007, 07:26 AM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (7)

Our first real snowfall this season. It's about 8 inches of wet heavy snow.

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  Health and Supplements
Posted by: BCMixs - 12-02-2007, 12:53 PM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (5)

I tend to be very cautious about all the supplement stuff that goes on on these Internet message boards and websites. But given Indie's hips and the medical and veterinary research I've read, I'm giving him a glucosamine/chondroitin/MSM supplement to help with his (suspected) hip dysplasia until our evaluation appointment in January. Man oh man! #1, it HAS worked. I've noticed a huge improvement in his symptoms. #2, wow, the gas!!! I feel like I'm living in a mustard gas factory! I've read that it's one of the side effects and it's worth the improvement in his symptoms but geez! I'm going to go broke buying air fresheners! LOL

I met a vet at the dog park last night who graduated from Va Tech who gave me lots of good info about their services there, so I'm hoping they can take good care of Indie and his hips. I also hope that his arthritis isn't too far advanced to eliminate the possibility of a full hip replacement. Sad

She also gave me info on a supplement that has shown good response in dogs that have anal gland issues like Woobie so I've ordered it and hope it helps him. Paying $13 every 2 weeks to have them expressed is a (literal) pain in the A$$!!!

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  border collie boards malfunction???
Posted by: kelpiegirl - 12-01-2007, 04:12 PM - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (8)

Hi guys
I try and go to the site, and my browser does not recognize it as a site- rather, it wants to download it as a file....
What the heck????

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  Hi From the UK
Posted by: johnnyb - 12-01-2007, 02:08 AM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (1)

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  New Collie Forum
Posted by: johnnyb - 12-01-2007, 01:59 AM - Forum: Off-Topic - No Replies

With Thanks to Brandon for allowing me to post the link of a new Border Collie forum i have just set up in the uk.

There is an opening in the uk for just general chat about collies, a forum not connected to any wesite, group or selling company. Please pay us a visit from time to time.

Best wishes

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Posted by: Bluecollie - 11-30-2007, 06:00 PM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (4)

Hi All,
I am a huge BC fan & have 4 of my own as well as an Aust Cattle Dog and a Greyhound. I am President of a Rescue Org here in Aus so spend day in day out loving and helping dogs of all types though my favourite will always be Border Collies. I love taking photos of mine so heres one to introduce my crew though Mindy the Cattle isn't there as we got her after it was taken.
Left to right > Jess(f), Polly(g'hound), Beau(red), Scooby(m) and Misty(blue)
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