Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Puppy Titer and Health Tests

Puppy titer test blood draw
Puppy Health Exam
It is that time at Stonepine Aussies...the Sash-Turner litter are almost ready to go home. But before that happens each puppy receives a blood titer test to determine their antibody levels for Parvovirus and Distemper virus.

The results of this test tell us if the puppy requires a vaccine or if the mom's maternal antibodies are still hard at work protecting the babies. This is an ongoing project to improve the immune system of our puppies with a dedication and focus on the overall health and longevity of each puppy.

The puppies were in outstanding health according to the veterinarians, probably in part due to their wonderful diet of puppy formula green tripe (www.greentripe.com); the excellent care from their mom Sash and a little help from me.

Thanks to Dr's Gwen and George for their support our  journey to breeding and raising healthy dogs!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sash-Turner Litter Week 7

Black Tri Female: slated for great things!

Doggy Home Decorating

The reason that dog people have leather furniture!

So true about leather furniture!!!  With one dog I managed, but when I got Jazz I knew I needed to make a change.  I had Salvation Army come and pick up my old couch and it had so much dog hair on it that they didn't want to take it!  My new couch was coming that afternoon and I guessed I looked panicked enough that they gave in!  Jazz also convinced me to replace my carpets with laminate.  She has been an expensive little luxury!"
Kathy and Jazz

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Merry Christmas!

"Merry Christmas from Sammy's family. I sound like a broken record but we are so in love with her and can't imagine our family without her. She's everyone's favorite family member. People stop us all the time to comment on her beauty. Truly, she is even prettier on the inside. Thank you again for her!"

Friday, December 20, 2013

Sash Turner Litter Week 6!

Well, the best laid plans. There are actually six puppies in the litter. I had intentions of filming video of the litter this afternoon (a day early!). I shot some fun video clips, got several nice still shots and when I went to download I evidently maxed out my memory card and NONE of the video clips survived. More tomorrow I promise!