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by RescueSquad
Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: Health and Grooming
Topic: Lacey's surgery went well
Replies: 1
Views: 3270

Lacey's surgery went well

Lacey came home about four PM today. She was a little dopey and wanted to sleep for the first three hours she was home. I let her be quiet in her crate and she appreciated the solitude. By dinner time she was making just as much noise as the rest of the kids clamoring for their dinner. I still can't...
by RescueSquad
Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Health and Grooming
Topic: Broken bones update not good news....
Replies: 1
Views: 3316

Broken bones update not good news....

We had our third X-ray today and Lacey's toe has displaced again. There is nothing to hold the bones together.. It isn't healing properly and the prognosis is not good. She is so tiny and her bones are so small that they can't put a pin in the bone to hold it in place. The choices I have is just let...
by RescueSquad
Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Behavior and Temperament
Topic: Face Rubbing
Replies: 6
Views: 8953

Re: Face Rubbing

It's been my experience after fostering hundreds of this breed of dog that when a sheltie rubs his nose it's because of some sort of allergy. Whether to something in his food or air borne it can be really troublesome. Check between his toes and between the pads of his feet. If they are overly pink o...
by RescueSquad
Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Health and Grooming
Topic: Broken bones update
Replies: 1
Views: 3509

Broken bones update

We saw the vet on Friday for Lacey-Lou's broken bones. Her toe is knitting just fine and has not moved so it didn't have to be reset. Her leg was redressed with a bright pink wrap so now her pants and her wrap are the same colors... Two weeks more in the splint then if all goes well she can be free ...
by RescueSquad
Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Health and Grooming
Topic: Densely Matted Coat - Help!!
Replies: 2
Views: 4430

Re: Densely Matted Coat - Help!!

There is a product that will detangle any kind of mats. It's a little expensive but worth the price IMO. It's called Cowboy Magic detangler. I know it's available on line so if you google that name you may find it available in your area. It is poured on a wet dog before shampooing and worked into th...
by RescueSquad
Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Health and Grooming
Topic: Lacey Lou has a broken toe!
Replies: 0
Views: 3315

Lacey Lou has a broken toe!

What a nightmare! She was so agitated with the fireworks for the July 4th celebration in our neighborhood that I decided to take her out of her crate and hold her to calm her down. She is accustomed to vaulting into my arms from the open crate door. This time she missed her step and caught her foot ...
by RescueSquad
Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: Beginners and General Chat
Topic: New Here!
Replies: 5
Views: 5044

Re: New Here!

Good morning Thank You! Thank You for giving this little girl what she needed. Stability, love and rules and boundaries. These poor little dogs get a bad rap for being barkers, of course they bark it's their job. We at Sheltie Rescue see this every day! Thank the Lord I am down to seven dogs (includ...
by RescueSquad
Fri May 24, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Beginners and General Chat
Topic: Breed info ?
Replies: 7
Views: 7521

Re: Breed info ?

This is an article we at Sheltie Rescue send out to people who are considering adopting a sheltie and never have owned one before. It's not meant to discourage you from adopting a Sheltie but will give you an honest appraisal of what they are really like. Are Shelties for Everyone? Based on an artic...
by RescueSquad
Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Beginners and General Chat
Topic: new arrival tomorrow, transition ideas??
Replies: 5
Views: 6319

Re: new arrival tomorrow, transition ideas??

I have a slightly different situation than you but I will offer you advise as I know it will work for all. When I bring in a new rescue dog I immediately crate the dog then I let all of my "trusted" dogs meet and greet the new guy or girl through the crate. That way the new dog isn't intimidated by ...
by RescueSquad
Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Health and Grooming
Topic: I Hate Hot Spots!!
Replies: 12
Views: 15764

Re: I Hate Hot Spots!!

Since Curdie has a propensity for these hot spots I'd use it for every bathing during your hot season. As long as you rinse him very well and dry him all the way to the skin after each bath it won't hurt him at all.. If you want you can go back to your regular shampoo when the weather turns cold aga...