Tuesday, June 03, 2008

News Alert RE: Jazzy, House and Lily

The news is SWEET about our pups that had Parvo.

Not only did they survive the 50% odds of recovery they are butterballs.
House weighed in at 12 pounds while Lily clocked in at 11.5. They got their booster shots as well as their first Kennel Cough shot. 'Kennel Cough' is the term that was commonly applied to the most prevalent upper respiratory problem in dogs in the United States. Recently, the condition has become known as tracheobronchitis, canine infectious tracheobronchitis, Bordetellosis, or Bordetella. It is highly contagious in dogs. The disease is found worldwide and will infect a very high percentage of dogs in their lifetime. Vaccination and Prevention
They are due for the 2nd Kennel cough Shot June 24, when Jazzy will be getting spayed.
The best prevention is to not expose your dog to other dogs, especially young puppies. If this cannot be avoided, then proper vaccination is the next best option. Chances are that if your dog is regularly vaccinated with a standard 5-way or 7-way vaccine, he is already being protected against several of the agents causing tracheobronchitis, mainly parainfluenza and adenovirus. However, these vaccines alone rarely provide protection against contracting the disease, although they will help reduce the severity of the disease if the animal becomes infected.
Before you take your dogs to a boarding place OR dog show, puppy school, or other situation where they'll be around a lot of dogs, it's a good idea to vaccinate your dog against kennel cough," says Dr. Jennifer Brinson, veterinarian formerly at the University of Illinois Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital in Urbana. "Kennel cough is a highly contagious respiratory condition thought to be caused by a bacteria called Bordatella. Kennel cough vaccines are not generally necessary for house dogs that rarely have contact with other dogs."
YES INDEEDY she [Jazzy] is now 48.6 pounds and gaining in weight as well as strength. The Vet said the Puppies could now go out in the yard to be exercised. They will sure love that.
When it stops raining!
Life is still hectic here with the three new hairy residents. Feeding puppies three to 4 times a day. Then there is exercising them and playing with them. They have their first dog collars. Tooooooooo Cute.
ALWAYS FEED THE DOG IN ITS CRATE. 8 weeks of age to approx. 16 weeks of age feed 3 times per day about 1 cup of food per feeding.
16 weeks of age (or when the puppy is showing less interest in eating 3 meals per day) feed 2 meals per day about 1-11/2 cups of food per feeding.
Feed your puppy as much food as it will eat in 15 minutes. Remove uneaten portion and refrigerate until the next meal. It is normal for dogs to be " off their food " on occasion, especially during the first few days of being in it's new home.
Soon lessons about being on leash will commence…IN TIME. Just Superior Extraordinary NEWS to report.
AWWWWWWWWW MOM we are soooooooooooo TIRED
Now This is how it is DONE, so Pay Attention
I love you Mom


dot said...

Cute, cute and that last picture is really special! Glad they are doing so well.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great news,great pictures and a great post Dee...

Kerri said...

Oh this is such a FANTASTIC post, Dee! Your doggies are so adorable! LOVE LOVE LOVE all of the pictures!!!!