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  1. Doberman Health
    Hey DT family, I am so glad I found this website, it's comforting to know other people have gone through this and there is light at the end of the tunnel. I just found this site recently (yesterday) after an unfortunate incident with IVDD complications, and wanted to look for others...
  2. Doberman Health
    Sorry I didn’t post earlier, but honestly I can’t cope with this again right now. But around 7/8pm Sunday night Roxy was restless and pacing, her stomach looked a little large so we took her to the local animal hospital to be safe. And sure enough she had bloated, full torsion !! A hefty deposit...
  3. Ear Cropping and Posting
    Hello all! I am new to this site, I have not formally introduced myself, kind of just been observing. We have a 10 week old Dobie girl named Lady and a 16-month-old Dobie boy named Luka that we just got a couple of months ago. I have never been through the ear crop process, Lady just got her...
  4. Doberman Health
    We are about 3 1/2 mo post Ventral Slot Surgery for IVDD and about 3 wks ago this started. When he gets up from sleeping, resting or even just lying down for a while he hangs his head down and his neck is stiff. It always goes away after a few minutes but I am concerned. I do have a msg in to...
  5. Doberman Health
    Hi everyone. Since my previous post, a lot has happened. I stumbled across a dobie who had been abandoned at a doggy daycare, the daycare owner is a close friend of mine and notified me once they realized the previous owner was not coming back for the dog. I went to see her one night and brought...
  6. Doberman Health
    Hi, We have a wonderful year and a half old Doberman named Tank; The perfect dog but he has always had a problem eating socks and other random things. We try our best to keep everything out of reach but that is hard with my 4 year old daughter always pulling stuff out. My wife is a Vet...
  7. Doberman Health
    Has anyone ever gotten "gastropexy" preventative surgery for their Dobermans, or known someone who has??? My vet scared me a little last night describing what "bloat" is in larger dogs. Is this preventative surgery a good/bad idea? Thanks.
  8. Doberman Health
    I have spoken to several vets (besides our own) and searched the internet but cannot find anything like this. Since our dogs exploratory surgery (he's a sock eater) he can only swallow moist food. He chokes on dry food until he regurgitates it then swallows it again. He has been improving, today...
  9. Doberman Health
    Hi, everyone! This is my first time posting in the DT forum, although I recently discovered there is actually a thread on here somewhere about me and my 9 year-old Dobe, Lexie (aka “Lou”). We have been through SO MUCH in the past month and a half, and it’s still ongoing. You can read all of...
  10. Puppy Corner
    sooo ive been online and i was thinking about getting my pups ears done. he is in his 11th week and i had already talked to a vet about doing my pups but he said it has to be before the end of this week. just wanted to see what to expect right after the surgery he said it would be a bit bloody...
  11. Canada Region
    My dog Hector has damaged or torn his Cranial Crucial Ligament. My options right now are the TTA or the TPLO. I would prefer to get the TTA, however not many vets near where I live are familiar with the procedure. I live in Cold Lake, Alberta. Anybody know of any Vets in the northern Alberta...
  12. Ear Cropping and Posting
    Hi! I just wanted to share our experience with getting Nano's crop fixed because I couldn't really find anything similar when I was researching how it would be done. Back story: Nano was born December 2010 from a *one time* breeder (I know, I should have known better! but I can't regret my...
  13. Puppy Corner
    My new puppy has been diagnosed with a liver shunt. What should I do? My new vet is leading me to surgery. I just had to put down my 10 year Dobie after not making it through a tumor removal. My family had a hard time when I put the 10 year old down. Be easy on me with your answers this...
  14. Doberman Health
    Hi All, This site is always a relief and a great source of information about our beloved Dobermans as well as other creatures. All I can say is thank you! Now, to add my two bits. My dog, Jack, is at the vet right now going through an emergency surgery to remove a blockage in his...
  15. Doberman Health
    Hello, I am getting my first Doberman puppy in a few weeks time and I am trying to decide whether or not to get his ears cropped. I was hoping other dog owners could tell me what their puppy was like after the came home from surgery? Did they seem like they were in a lot of pain? I have found...
  16. Doberman Health
    last year, in february, prince ate a sock and had to have surgery to remove it from his intestine. well....this week he got sick one day, but it wasn't anything to be concerned about (at least i thought) and yesterday morning he threw up his food & water about 30-40 minutes after he ate. we...
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