August 5, 2019: News update

August 5, 2019:  Brodie and Ava were bred again yesterday.  He and Bonnie were bred this morning. He bred with Ava this afternoon.  Brodie has been a busy boy!  Puppies will be due around Oct. 3rd.

August 3, 2019: Exciting news

August 3, 2019:  Exciting news – Brodie and Bonnie were bred this morning!  I am excited as I hope to get a black female to keep from this breeding.  Puppies will be due around Oct. 3rd.

It has been a daunting task with so many females in heat or coming in heat.  Ava was bred twice.  Gracie is coming in heat, but I will not breed her anymore.  I am watching out for Scarlet as she will not be bred either.  I plan to get them spade after they have come out of  their heat cycles.  Tori is out of heat, but the males are not going along with this.  They think she is.  She goes under the bed, and a young male will go under there too, and she sets him straight.  So, I usually end up putting Tori in the crate for the evening.

When heat cycles converge to the same time as with women in college dorms do, it usually goes to cycle according to the alpha female.  It is called the McClintock syndrome.

August 1, 2019

August 1, 2019:  Finally out of July, not much longer before cooler weather with no humidity!  Raeford is always the hottest spot in the area.

Brodie and Ava bred again this morning.

I will see if Bonnie will mate with Brodie this afternoon.  Bonnie’s discharge is too red, so she should be ready in a few days.

July 31, 2019: Exciting news!

July 31, 2019:  Brodie and Ava have been bred.  I was expecting her to come in heat in September, but I realized she was coming in heat.  So, I kept her inside much to her dislike.  Next in line should be Bonnie. Puppies will be due around Oct. 1st and should contain wheatens.

June 28, 2019 Dog food warning

June 28, 2019:  I have been using A Taste of the Wild (Pacific Stream) for years, and it is rated a five star food by Dog Food Advisor.  A Scottie parent sent me an article that there had been 53 reports of heart disease from using this product.  It was in third place.  So with my next mommas and puppies I am going to consult my vet to see what the best food would be for the puppies.  It is the grain free food that is causing the problems. All my adult Scotties are on Hill’s Prescription Diet c/d for the Urinary Tract.  Five years ago, I had six of my oldest dogs tested with urinary analysis and blood work.  They had high numbers of crystals, and I felt the protein level was too high.  At the time, I was using Orijen which has a five star rating. Orijen had 12 cases of heat disease reported. ratinghttps://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/06/28/dog-heart-disease-fda-finds-potential-link-16-brands-dog-food/1592388001/.

  My puppies eat the canned food, Chicken for the Soul puppy formula until they can handle the dry.  It is a five star rating.

I now feed to my moms to be and their puppies when they are older, Purina Pro Plan Sport All Stages.