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He can't eat alone [Jan. 7th, 2007|03:29 pm]
keeshond_fur

fibro_witch
So yesterday my neighbor came over to clean my house. I'm disabled and I can't do this stuff on my own. She moved Byron's food dish into the kitchen, it was in the front room. Today he started barking at me and giving me what for. He would ask me to follow him into the kitchen, then bark at his food bowl. He would then take some food in his mouth, walk back into the front room and drop it on the floor.

He would wait till I followed him in, then with great aplomb, eat each piece of kibble. I got the hint. I picked up his food bowl and moved it back into the living room. He ate his kibble with relish, and is not sitting next to me on the couch watching the world go by.

And talking to it. Oh yes, we must let every one know our opinion of the world and all that are in it.
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Now this is Interesting [Nov. 5th, 2006|01:13 pm]
keeshond_fur

starphoenix
For those of you who have aging fuzzy babies who are getting a wee bit stiff, here is a possible method of relief: GNC has a Triflex supplement (contains Chondroiton, which contains shellfish...so if you or your dog are allergic, then DO NOT USE OR TOUCH). I have seen the results in my little Stormy 9who weighs approx 27 pounds, for weight/doseage reference--a normal human would take 2-3 pills at a time. I started her with half a pill once a day (usually in the morning before breakfast). There was some improvement. I upped her daily take to 1 pill (usually cut in half and fed wrapped in cheese) and saw a marked improvement in her mobility. I had previously discussed this treatment with her vet and with a vet tech that I know. Both said that it was worth a try. So far, her movement is much easier and she does not seem to be as stiff.
This is not a cural, but it may make life a bit easier on you and your fuzzy baby.
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Greetings! [Aug. 20th, 2006|04:40 pm]
keeshond_fur

melebeth
Hello,

I'm the owner of a 7 year old Keeshond named CC: who I adopted from a local rescue society about a year and a half ago. I'm a new convert to the breed, but I'm crazy about my little fuzzbutt. She has a bunch of health problems (diabetes, recent cataract surgery), but we deal with them pretty well and I'm wrapped around her little fuzzy fingers. Speaking of which...

Does anyone have any suggestions for toe-fuzz trimming techniques? I know you're supposed to trim the fur that sticks out between the pads, but her feet are so ticklish (and she's so squirmy) that it's hard to get more than a little done at any one sitting.

Elizabeth
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What difference a year makes... [Jun. 20th, 2006|03:27 pm]
keeshond_fur

lupini
As I understand it, Kye was rescued sometime in June 2005. We adopted him in September 2005.

A very scared Kye his first day with us...Collapse )

His coat had been clipped since he was terribly matted.

Kye today...Collapse )

Sweet Kye-bye, that day in June when strangers picked you up may have been very scary, but it was the best day of your life. :-)
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KSRF February Auction [Feb. 22nd, 2006|10:04 pm]
keeshond_fur

lupini
The Keeshond Sunshine Rescue Fund has monthly auctions to raise funds dedicated to providing financial assistance for the medical expenses of rescued Keeshonden in foster care. Check out the February auction:

http://www.ramsey-furkids.com/auction/auction.cgi
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Copper Toxicosis in kees, among other breeds [Feb. 11th, 2006|09:00 pm]
keeshond_fur

lupini
Got this from another list. Evidently keeshonden are one of the breeds that have a genetic predisposition towards copper toxosis. High levels of copper can lead to liver problems of various sorts. Here are links from a doberman owner that has some information. The first is a summary page that includes a list of some kibbles and their copper content. The second is a more detailed description of the condition.

http://www.geocities.com/rottndobie/coppercontent.html
http://www.geocities.com/rottndobie/coppertoxicosis.html

Just something to be aware of. Although I feed mostly a raw food diet, we do use some Newman's Own dog kibble. I wrote them and they promptly sent me a reply with the copper amount. I recommend others check their kibble.
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Newest member of the family [Feb. 11th, 2006|08:48 pm]
keeshond_fur

lupini
I'm overdue for an announcement, but a few months ago we adopted another keeshond, Kye (life got busy in many ways besides working with Kye). I created a journal for Kye, in order to document his rehab--that way his foster mom could check up on him as she desired. kyesjournal Kye has come a long way in a few months!

Dan and Kye, 2006

More photos are available at Kye's photo album
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Keeshond in Upstate NY needs home! [Feb. 3rd, 2006|06:10 am]
keeshond_fur

littlehounddog
This adorable 2 year old neutered male Keeshound, Shadow, needs a new home. His owner doesn't have enough time for him anymore. If interested or you'd like more information, please contact Adam at 518-774-9762.



Crossposted.
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Question [Feb. 2nd, 2006|04:14 pm]
keeshond_fur

starphoenix
I have a furbaby with some pretty bad arthritis setting in. She is 12.5 years old and otherwise healthy. Does anyone have any recomendations on what to give her (besides pain meds, as I try to keep the furbabies away from that) to allieviate the arthritis?
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