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Thread: Cav Dragging Bottom on Ground-not Worms or Anal Glands. Any Idea???

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    Yes, they can get them from playing in your backyard. They can drop off other animals or birds that may use your backyard as a passageway. I agree with your vet that prevention is better than a cure. I don't like not treating Batty, but his skin needs to be sorted first IYKWIM. Once his skin is sorted then I'll look into tick prevention. He loves his checks though, I give him a bit of a puppy massage and he's usually dead to the world, upside down when I'm finished

    The cat is treated with frontline although I don't actually think it does much.

    Batty gets checked twice a day every day because I'm not treating him if that makes sense?

    The lady with the pug may not be experienced or just may not like her dog playing rough. She may be overly paranoid too. Who knows lol?

    It's hard for new owners when they see their 'babies' playing rough and growling and biting and carrying on. A lot of people don't realise that that is how puppies learn what's right and what's wrong. I hope the chi is ok and comes out of it's shell soon though. I have my suspicions about what may be happening, but I'll keep quiet about it for now I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    Yes, they can get them from playing in your backyard. They can drop off other animals or birds that may use your backyard as a passageway. I agree with your vet that prevention is better than a cure. I don't like not treating Batty, but his skin needs to be sorted first IYKWIM. Once his skin is sorted then I'll look into tick prevention. He loves his checks though, I give him a bit of a puppy massage and he's usually dead to the world, upside down when I'm finished

    The cat is treated with frontline although I don't actually think it does much.

    Batty gets checked twice a day every day because I'm not treating him if that makes sense?

    The lady with the pug may not be experienced or just may not like her dog playing rough. She may be overly paranoid too. Who knows lol?

    It's hard for new owners when they see their 'babies' playing rough and growling and biting and carrying on. A lot of people don't realise that that is how puppies learn what's right and what's wrong. I hope the chi is ok and comes out of it's shell soon though. I have my suspicions about what may be happening, but I'll keep quiet about it for now I think.
    Okay...will ask my vet on Thursday to reccomend me something and start treating her! The paralysis tick sounded VERY nasty and I don't want her getting that.

    I think your right about the Pug lady. She is very nice and Poppy and her Pug had LOTS of fun playing last night! I guess if Poppy (who is not very vocal at all) started making those sorts of noises I would be worried too!

    I hope the Chi comes out of his shell too! We were the first ones there and all Poppy wanted to do was go say hello to him! But he barked and barked and I think she knew that meant LEAVE ME ALONE!!! Haha! I heard the vet saying to the owners that he could come again next week and he might be more relaxed then as it was a whole new bunch of puppies that he had never met. What do you think is going on? Don't leave me in suspense!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    Okay...will ask my vet on Thursday to reccomend me something and start treating her! The paralysis tick sounded VERY nasty and I don't want her getting that.
    We had to hand raise a baby goat because of one when I was growing up. He spent two weeks in the vets and another five weeks recovering in my bedroom. It's really nasty.

    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    I think your right about the Pug lady. She is very nice and Poppy and her Pug had LOTS of fun playing last night! I guess if Poppy (who is not very vocal at all) started making those sorts of noises I would be worried too!
    She's had a good couple of growls at Batty, definitely not as much noise as some!! I'm guessing little puggy also grunts and snorts and growls and barks too I think if Poppy was making the same noises as a pug everyone would be worried

    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    I hope the Chi comes out of his shell too! We were the first ones there and all Poppy wanted to do was go say hello to him! But he barked and barked and I think she knew that meant LEAVE ME ALONE!!! Haha! I heard the vet saying to the owners that he could come again next week and he might be more relaxed then as it was a whole new bunch of puppies that he had never met. What do you think is going on? Don't leave me in suspense!
    Second time through and is doing the same thing now as he was..? Hope he does come again!

    TBH My first thought is he gets spoilt, if he's scared of something he gets coddled when they're at home. They may not do it at the puppy school either, but the behaviour will carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    We had to hand raise a baby goat because of one when I was growing up. He spent two weeks in the vets and another five weeks recovering in my bedroom. It's really nasty.



    She's had a good couple of growls at Batty, definitely not as much noise as some!! I'm guessing little puggy also grunts and snorts and growls and barks too I think if Poppy was making the same noises as a pug everyone would be worried



    Second time through and is doing the same thing now as he was..? Hope he does come again!

    TBH My first thought is he gets spoilt, if he's scared of something he gets coddled when they're at home. They may not do it at the puppy school either, but the behaviour will carry on.

    Yeh, he (Charlie was his name) has already graduated but came back for more socialisation. That may be the case. He was TINY!!! The vet tried to get the pug interested in him and encouraged them to play but it just didnt happen. All the other dogs were HUGE compared to tiny Charlie. The biggest one, the Husky, went up and sniffed at him and he just cowared. Poppy loves the Husky too. I think she's used to that size from Batty so she is not scared of the bigger dogs!

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    Tiny little puppies should be segregated into a different puppy class.

    I would never put a Chi in with a Husky pup unless the Husky was equally reserved.

    The Chi should not be forced to come out and socialise. It will only make it hate the experience more. It will shut down and get nothing positive from the experience.

    For a puppy like that I recommend one on one socialisation with a calm puppy separated by a fence. Put each puppy in a crate and place the crates beside each other, slow move crates closer together.

    Puppy classes need to be organised in size/temperament rather than age.

    Chi's are often not from large litters, two or three/litter so a room of puppies is overwhelming.

    Chi's are wonderful dogs. Unfortunately people including those running puppy classes and owners of other breeds have preconceived ideas about them. We make lots of exceptions for large breeds, slow maturing, special dietary needs, exercise needs etc, but forget that our smallest dog breed needs a little special attention as well.

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    The husky is probably the most reserved out of all the puppies.

    There are only 6 of them in the class. And then the Chi.

    I think the vet is trying to be helpful by inviting the pup back.

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    Yes but he still went up and sniffed at Charlie.

    My puppies were kept separate from the other dogs by a mesh fence. So that they could decide when they were comfortable to come to the fence and touch noses etc.

    Because of Charlie's size it is inbuilt that he be reserved for his own preservation.

    It is a good thing he is coming back into a younger group of puppies, hopefully they won't force him to be social but let him sit back and watch and decide when he's comfortable to make a move.

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    Thanks guys, I tried looking for a thread about this issue but couldn't see yours Amy87. Well hearing your Story Amy86 that makes me think that it might just be a behavioral problem.
    To those that dont get the imbarrassing side of it, Amy86 hit the nail on the head.
    Hearing people at the dog park saying "dont you think it's about time you wormed your dog" That's the imbarrassing side! It may not be to you but it definantly is for me.
    But back to the subject...Would love to hear what your vet has to say on
    Thursday Amy87

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