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  1. Shock collars: ok for dogs, not for children!

    [QUOTE=Karlin;319336]Blog post today by vet and Daily Telegraph columnist Pete Wedderburn

    This is such an important subject. I'm delighted to see there is now clear, cite-able, published-study evidence that confrontational, correction-based training using shock collars, alpha rolls, shouting, 'dominance' techniques etc make problem dogs more problematical in a significant number of cases, and make aggressive dogs MORE aggressive.
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  2. Twittering about dogs

    Who uses Twitter? It's called a 'microblogging' service (because you can only type a 140-character message) but it is better described I think as a very versatile text messaging service where you can text to, and receive texts from, literally as many people as you'd like, in real time as they are sent. They can arrive and be sent from your mobile, but I have them come to my computer where you can set up a free application like Tweetdeck or Nambu to read, manage, organise into groups, and send texts. ...
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  3. Paws across the World

    Thought this special thread was worth highlighting for anyone who wants to add their dog at a time of difficulty or concern.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicki View Post
    A thread for you to add your Cavalier or friends {human or animal companions} in need of positive thoughts, prayers or healing.
    Whatever your religious/spiritual beliefs, I know we all feel better when we know that others are thinking of us and our beloved companions.

    Please post as normal in the Health and diet section http://board.cavaliertalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=43
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  4. Blog software updated!

    Check out the new features both on the main page for all the blogs, and on your individual site -- I am checking out whether there are some new modifications I can add into the site as well.

    You can manage your blog through the 'blog' setting in your User CP; it's at the very bottom.
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  5. Allergies, Nasal/Inhalational

    I want so much to share an invaluable experience after 2 years' frustration w/ my cavalier's allergies, which no vet could help with. My 2 1/2 year old male Bleinheim cavalier suffered from sneezing, coughing and congestion everyday- requiring antibiotics approx. every 3 mos. After a trip to the emergency room (benedryl made him even more short of breath b/c it dried his mucous and became stuck), he was placed on prednisone and azithromycin.

    I was told by several different vets that ...
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