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#31 of 33 Old 09-21-2011, 05:00 PM
 
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Eh, I'm with Mirzam. I don't vax my kids or myself and I don't vax my pets anymore. My dogs are fed a prey model raw diet and haven't been vaxed by me. Their breeders did vax them as puppies, two of them only got the first puppy shot. They are 9 and 8 years and I also have a German Shepherd puppy that is coming up on a year old. I can't even remember the last time I had a dog licensed. I do use heartworm meds and will use flea meds though and wormers. My cats were rescues and had tapeworm I had no problem using wormers to get rid of them.

 

But then I also think that AKC championships for many breeds are highly over rated, especially for the breeds I favor. I don't care where working and hunting dogs place in the show ring when choosing a puppy. I also can't stand AKC show lines German Shepherds. 


I had to put down my JRT last year for issues due to breeding. I got the dog after he was sold back to the breeder when cataracts were found at age 3. The breeder had him neutered and stopped using that line, and the cataracts were likely congenital. (Same line as Wishbone and Frasier's dog.) Aside from the cataracts, he had severe allergies to foods, and flea bites. We had to be extremely careful about his food. He went downhill fast at age 13 from neurological issues, but should have still had at least a couple good years left. Irresponsible breeding makes me sick.

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I had to put down my JRT last year for issues due to breeding. I got the dog after he was sold back to the breeder when cataracts were found at age 3. The breeder had him neutered and stopped using that line, and the cataracts were likely congenital. (Same line as Wishbone and Frasier's dog.) Aside from the cataracts, he had severe allergies to foods, and flea bites. We had to be extremely careful about his food. He went downhill fast at age 13 from neurological issues, but should have still had at least a couple good years left. Irresponsible breeding makes me sick.

13 is still not bad (early 70s for a smaller breed).  I was thinking you were going to say 5y/o. 

I do agree though, that bad breeding/overbreeding is the cause of many issues in dog.

 

 


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No, 13 isn't horrible. It took a lot of veterinary care and hard earned money to keep the poor guy around for that long, though. By 5 he was mostly blind and likely saw very little, though.

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