We are home after a very long weekend. Results from show... Freedom took best of breed adult twice and a group 2 and is now an International Champion Flag took best of breed adult twice and group 3 and is now an International Champion Patriot took best of breed puppy three times and group 1 and earned her National Baby, International Baby, and Honor Baby Champion titles Captain took best of breed puppy once and best of breed puppy bred by exhibitor four times and group 2 and earned his National Baby, International Baby, and Honor Champion titles! What a busy weekend. Thank you Alicia for all your help.
Sky Creek Aussies will be out and about training and trying new events. We are so excited to participate with our well rounded Aussies in the world of dog sports. Sky Creek Aussies are not only gorgeous, well structured, and healthy....they are athletic, smart, biddable, and versatile! Some of the events we will be trying this summer... barn hunt scent work CAT and possibly more!
We will be heading to Minnesota International All Breed Canine Association North Star Spring Sieger this month. Flag, Freedom, Faith, Captain, and Patriot will be attending. We will post an update after the show to let you know how they did.
There are so many opinions/data out there as what should be used and what can be used for heartworm prevention and parasite control in our Breed.
I have been using Sentinel spectrum for the past two years on all of our dogs and puppies. We use it year round once a month every month... pregnant, not pregnant, nursing...all get it. We have not experienced any adverse side effects as of today on any of our dogs. I have also had a fecal done when it was due to give the monthly dose with all clear results. So it is taking care of all parasites in our dogs as well.
Do I recommend you use it... I recommend you use what works for your dogs.
There are a list of drugs that you need to AVOID but aside from those find what works for your dog(s).
Be AWARE of what drugs are on the MDR1 list (regardless of your dogs MDR1 status)treat all your dogs as they are MDR1 positive because it is known that negative dogs have had adverse effects while taking medications on that list.
Copied from Washington State University website Multidrug Sensitivity in Dogs Many herding breed dogs have a genetic predisposition to adverse drug reactions involving over a dozen different drugs. The most serious adverse drug reactions involve several antiparasitic agents (ivermectin, milbemycin and related drugs), the antidiarrheal agent loperamide (Imodium), and several anticancer drugs (vincristine, doxorubicin, others). http://vcpl.vetmed.wsu.edu/problem-drugs