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http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19125713.800-distraction-tactic-wipes-out-allergies.html

 

 

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn10184-dust-mite-droppings-damage-skins-defences.html


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Ok. I'm kinda clueless. If a pup's sire and dam were cystinuria negative does the litter need to be tested too or is that like the PRA thing that if the sire and dam are clear the litter is.

For a nurse, my genetics knowledge is pathetic.


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Hi, Kat!  Good to see you here!  Each individual dog needs to be tested for Cystinuria...they have not yet developed a DNA test for this disease.  That is why PRA can be cleared by parentage...the parents are found to not have the gene so if they do not have the gene they can not pass it on. 


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anybody have pictures of some nice mastiff feet?


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This is my understanding of antioxidants like Vit C and how they work:

Free radicals and toxins in the boys destroy the fluid in the joints. 

Antioxidants destroy toxins and free radicals leaving your body to produce fluid in the joints. 

This fluid works as a lubrication in the joints.  If there is no fluid then the joints are left rubbing. 

Cargilege/bone/etc all rubbing against each other wearing the joing out and thus arthritis, displasia, etc etc. 

This is why glucosamine(sp) and Vit C work on protecting joints.  glucosamine builds up the fluid and Vit C prevents the breakdown.  My dogs get both and they are totally healthy.

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Our Maddox has awesome feet; the best feet I saw on a Mastiff.
This picture was taken one day, when giving ''lessons'' on the nails/dremmel... not a good pic but you'll get the idea!





And other pictures where you can see his feet (geesh!! He's always in snow in all of my pics!!! Don't we have a summer here!?)






... a bit of rear feet...




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Annie,
Those are beautiful, perfect, tight, cat feet!  I find that Mastiffs that have feet like this have better soundness later in life.    Feet are very important!
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I think these are pretty nice feet! Oh, and I get to show of his BOB pic!

Maddox has very nice feet too!


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Huge congratulations Liz & Maddox!  And yes he does have great feet!  He's HUGE btw! 

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Kristen - YES, Emmett is HUGE! He is about 34 inches and 197 pounds at 12 months!


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Nice feet on both these guys.

Annie, excellent trimming on the claws... everytime I get the trimmers out a wrestling match begins and I usually lose.

Liz, Emmett is amazing and just keeps getting better with age.

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Liz,
Please forgive me.  As I was posting, I kept thinking to myself that you don't have a "Maddox."  I kept thinking, "that's Emmett!"  Then I was just confused.  LOL  Sorry!  Give that handsome boy EMMETT a kiss from me.  He's fabulous!
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Is toe seperation a function of weight? Age?

Anybody have pictures of mature large mastiff feet. Good and Bad

Are good feet a requirement for good movement?


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