The hip xray experience with Addie was most unusual. We sent the xray below to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. Each xray they receive is sent to three of the orthopedic vets on their panel for review and rating. Addie’s elbows were normal, but her hip xray elicited three different ratings — one from each of the reviewing vets. I called foul and we re-xrayed her, set up for PennHip. The results — her hips rate above 90% of the Cardigan hips submitted for review. I am good with that rating and would have no issue breeding her. So, yay Addie!
April 9, 2016 by myeye
December 22, 2015 by myeye
Yesterday it was Addie’s turn to visit Dr. Donny. We did hips, elbows, and a patella check for OFA. I think these are pretty nice hips:
Donny took the time to explain to Debbie, Pam, and me what he was looking for and why he liked these hips. I always appreciate his conversations.
I am firmly convinced that OFA and the IRS are sister companies so I’ll just hold my breath until the results are in. We submitted digitally so should have an answer in the next two to three weeks.
December 5, 2015 by myeye
This morning we again ran an ultrasound over Copper’s tummy — just to be sure. Unfortunately, she is still not pregnant. I am so bummed!
Tuli has been suffering with hotspots. Last week, my vets took skin plugs and sent them off to Spectrum labs to see if our puppy has environmental allergies. Indeed, Tuli does. The results are below. The answer is the compounding of oral drops that will be administered under her tongue for 3 to 5 months. The Clinic will order the drops on Monday. In the meantime, I will re-home Tuli’s pet cockroach.
August 28, 2014 by myeye
We’ve run a battery of health tests on Daisy. Some of the other dogs have been in the way and been tested as well — so, here’s the skinny:
Daisy: Hips – PennHip 70th percentile, Elbows – OFA normal, Eyes – PRA tested clear, CERF (now CAER) normal, DM – normal by parentage, Cosmetics – Fluff Free, Ee (carries pink). Daisy will soon be bred to Chase. There will be red and brindle puppies.
Chase’s health profile: Hips – OFA Good, Elbows – Normal, Eyes – PRA tested clear, CAER normal, Patella – normal, heart – normal, thyroid – normal, DM – normal, Cosmetic: pink free (EE), but carries fluff.
Copper had a recent dental emergency. While she was asleep, we PennHipped her. Her hip results were “above 90th percentile” — fabulous result! Copper is DM and PRA clear by parentage, she is fluff free and does not carry pink. When she is 2, we will x-ray her elbows, but I would say she is one healthy girl — now husband-hunting for our little red girl (who also carries for black).
It is just so nice to receive results like those above. It makes me confident that any litters we breed here will be healthy and sound. I’ve added the PennHip report for Copper. I think it is BEAUTIFUL!!!
August 15, 2014 by myeye
This morning I received the results from the rest of Daisy’s “cosmetic” testing. Good news and “oh, well” news. Daisy is fluff-free so we will have no fluffy puppies (cute as they are). Daisy is pure for red — does not carry black — so we will still have Brindle puppies and Red puppies. Daisy does care “e” which is the pink factor. Since Chase does not carry it, we will not have pink puppies (sorry, Taryn). However, some of the puppies will carry the gene for pink and/or the gene for fluff.
The only thing left to check are PennHip results from the re-xray of her hips and her CERF (eye) check.
GOOD GIRL, DAISY!