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  1. From the Va Tech Vet School website, they say...

    From the Va Tech Vet School website, they say they offer Regenerative Medicine- PRP and IRAP-for both horses and dogs:

    http://www.vetmed.vt.edu/emc/clinicalservices/regenmed.asp

    But, you might...
  2. I have an Irish Wolfhound who recently had a bout...

    I have an Irish Wolfhound who recently had a bout of septic arthritis in her elbow- both elbows have previously had surgery for elbow dysplasia.

    Two weeks ago, we did Platelet Enriched Plasma...
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    I agree with previous posters, in that I would...

    I agree with previous posters, in that I would steer clear of a trainer who use prong or shock collars with every dog, for basic obedience training.

    Not that such tools do not have their...
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    For all you Louise Penny fans, this is Book 4 in...

    For all you Louise Penny fans, this is Book 4 in the Inspector Gamash series, and was also published as "A Rule Against Murder".

    I had to check, thought I'd missed one! New one will be out August...
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    Please, hosspuller, don't beat yourself up or...

    Please, hosspuller, don't beat yourself up or second guess yourself because of one study.

    I comtinue to feed raised, as do most IW people I know, despite the correlation with raised food bowls and...
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    I think it depends upon whether you want a...

    I think it depends upon whether you want a particular individual who is meant to excell in Agility, or whether you would like to live with a member of a particular breed, where the individual may do...
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    Sent you a PM.

    Sent you a PM.
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    I will ask my friend who shares the very...

    I will ask my friend who shares the very experienced surgeon who does it laparoscopicly. She has never has one torse after the surgery, and has not had any complications as far as I know. Of course...
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    I should have said, this breed (greyhounds) is...

    I should have said, this breed (greyhounds) is more prone to bloat, and as hosspuller has found, once you have been through GDV and have perhaps lost a dog, if you know there is surgery that...
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    I'm so sorry about the loss of your Dobe,...

    I'm so sorry about the loss of your Dobe, Hosspuller. GDV is indeed a terrible thing. I've had two Irish Wolfhounds who bloated and torsed over the years. One was about thirty years ago at Cornell...
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    Yes, border collies can do extremely well in...

    Yes, border collies can do extremely well in agility, as in obedience.

    Just be sure you would like to live with them as companions.

    Personally, most of them, I would not care to live with. ...
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    Many people who have Irish Wolfhounds also have...

    Many people who have Irish Wolfhounds also have Border Terriers, or Cairns, to fill the small dog niche....they are sturdy, less terrier like in the negative, barky, dog and critter aggressive,...
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    I thought Lowchens might appeal to you because...

    I thought Lowchens might appeal to you because you like Standard Poodles....similar build, similar temperament, similar nonshedding coat, but it could be managed by keeping it clipped short, or let...
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    I know two Lowchens that rock agility! ...

    I know two Lowchens that rock agility! Interesting breed, about 15 pounds, no shedding, athletic, very trainable. They are very rare though.
  15. Tori has another cold laser treatment today, I...

    Tori has another cold laser treatment today, I feel like that is helping. She has an appointment with the orthopedic vet tomorrow at the vet specialty hospital, I don't know if they will do the PRP...
  16. Wow, your poor dog has really been through it! I...

    Wow, your poor dog has really been through it! I wonder if the doxy is the right antibiotic for the septic arthritis, if that is what she has. Tori was on doxy for two weeks, but that was in...
  17. I am very glad to hear of your good experience...

    I am very glad to hear of your good experience with PCP!

    Tori is three years old, she is on supplements too- Ligaplex, Phycox, Dausequin with MSM, Tumeric, and gets a hard-boiled egg every day.
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    I always wanted a litter of three, so I could...

    I always wanted a litter of three, so I could name them Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy.

    Because, I think it is in the Bible..."Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me (or is it "you"?) and...
  19. Anyone used Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for a dog?

    My beloved Irish Wolfhound Tori has recently (in June) had a bout of septic arthritis in her elbow. She had a high fever (104.5) and swelling and acute pain in her elbow. It was treated with two...
  20. Excuse me? Yes most breed rescues are run by...

    Excuse me?

    Yes most breed rescues are run by breeders of that breed....and that is a bad thing in your opinion?

    I am a breeder who also does rescue, as do very many of the breeders I know.
  21. I think probably the shelter people just reacted...

    I think probably the shelter people just reacted to "He's a really big dog"! With the Irish Wolfhound guess. Plus, they know people respond positively to the wolfhound cross idea, so very often...
  22. Earl sounds like a fantastic dog! He is very...

    Earl sounds like a fantastic dog!

    He is very handsome! However, as an Irish Wolfhound owner of 45 years, and a judge as well, I've got to say, I see no Irish Wolfhound characteristics in him at...
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    I wish I had a hunting dog breed to train, let...

    I wish I had a hunting dog breed to train, let alone a herding breed, I would not know what to do!

    But you know, training one of the "off brand" breeds can also be very rewarding, in a different...
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    I think it is fascinating! Apparently cats...

    I think it is fascinating!

    Apparently cats only shed it when they are young kittens?

    Very interesting!

    You can always count on Sapolsky to do something very interesting
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    You guys are so wise to stay away from Irish...

    You guys are so wise to stay away from Irish Wolfhounds while you still can! I'm afraid it's too late for me.

    I also love Dobes and Borzoi!
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