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Australian Shepherd Lovers Newsletter -- Is It Safe To Give Your Australian Shepherd Meds?
February 09, 2015

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Hi Everyone,

Is It Safe To Give Your Australian Shepherd Meds?

This month we really want to focus on drug safety. There are too many tragic stories about dogs being seriously harmed and even dying when exposed to certain drugs.

Even if you think you know all about drugs that are dangerous to Aussies due to the MDR1 gene mutation you will still want to check out this months new articles. Your dog can get into unexpected sources of these drugs that you need to be aware of and to look out for.

In addition to our new article about Ivermectin, Trifexis and the MDR1 gene mutation we want to also let you know about Rimadyl. While this is a drug primarily used for joint pain in dogs with arthritis there are also other uses that could expose Aussies, young and old, to it's often serious (and sometimes fatal) side-effects.

On another topic, remember if you like our site you can help support us (without any extra cost to you) by ordering from these merchants and using our links each time before you order. We'd really appreciate it. :-)


~ Anton

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New Articles

Reader's Aussies

Photo of the Month

Cartoon of the Month

Dog Quote for Today

Deal Alerts

Aussie Rescue

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New Articles

Ivermectin for Dogs, Trifexis and MDR1 Gene MutationURGENT WARNING FOR AUSSIE OWNERS
Ivermectin for Dogs, Trifexis and MDR1 Gene Mutation in Australian Shepherds

Ivermectin for dogs, Trifexis and a host of other drugs can be deadly for dogs with the MDR1 gene mutation. Find out how your Aussie could be at risk for exposure to dangerouse levels of drugs in ways that you may not be aware of and how to get your Aussie tested.

Rimadyl for DogsIs Rimadyl For Dogs Safe?

Rimadyl for dogs (also known as Carprofen) is used as an anti-inflammatory and pain treatment for arthritis joint pain and soft tissue damage. But is it safe for your Aussie? While Rimadyl is considered relatively safe and is FDA approved for use in dogs it is not without risks. There is a growing volume of anecdotal "evidence" of dogs suffering ill effects up to and including death.

Australian Shepherd Photos

Reader's Aussies

Beach Girl Maggie Mae

More of Ozzy and Sydney

Just For Fun... Puppy Sail - Video

How aussome is your Aussie? Why not tell us about them?! Create a page all about your Aussie and include up to 4 photos!

>> Reader's Aussies

Photo of the Month

Australian Shepherd Photo of the Month  

This is Kolt, a 2.5 yr old male, blue eyed red tri. This picture was taken Christmas Day 2014 at Medina Lake near San Antonio.

Thanks to Tracy Keller for sending us this aussome photo.

>> Australian Shepherd Photo of the Month

Cartoon of the Month

Australian Shepherd Cartoon

Did You Get Your Copy of The Aussie Ebook Yet?

Ultimate Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care"Zeke and I are
making leaps and bounds in trainging thanks to your

~ Heather C.


Note: This is an Ebook in PDF format that you download (no shipping fees or waiting). Book cover shown for illustrative purposes only.

>> Get Your Copy Here...

Dog Quote for Today

Okay, it's technically not a "dog quote" but it's something I came across that I hope you enjoy...

You know you have a velcro dog when:

  • You can't remember the last time you went to the bathroom alone.
  • You've forgotten what it's like to take a solo flight through a doorway.
  • You always feel like someone is watching you and you're not paranoid.
  • Your dog jumps up to follow you when you just think about standing up.
  • There is snot art on your shower door.
  • You don't need to turn on the heater because your dog keeps you warm.
  • You try to sneak out of the house but it never works.
  • You panic if you find your dog spending time alone (must be sick!).
  • Your dog snoops your stuff when you come home.
  • If your dog is taking a nap, you hate to get up and disturb him.
  • You forget that not all clothes are covered in dog fur.
  • Sometimes you feel like a piece of furniture.
  • Personal space is now just a foggy notion.
  • The second your shoes are tied your dog is waiting halfway between you and the front door.
  • Sneak a treat? Forget about it!
  • Your dog is happy to be with you-every day, every hour, every minute, every second…
  • To get to you, they'll have to get through the dog first.
  • You never have worry about being alone.
  • You sleep well knowing your dog is always right there

Aussie Rescue

>> Rescue Listings Page

>> Aussie Rescue Organizations

Australian Shepherd Breeders

Calling All Breeders—If you are an Australian Shepherd breeder please make sure your listing is up to date. I have made many improvements to the Premium Listings (and dramatically reduced the annual subscription). Whether you opt for that or want to continue with a free listing I still need to hear from you. You can find out more at the following link or email me if you have any questions.

>> Breeders Directory

Deal Alerts

Sponsored Links—any purchases you make through our affiliate links helps support I hope you enjoy these featured products. ~ Anton

Should You Get Pet Insurance —
BEFORE an Illness or Injury Strikes?

Why Not Get a Free Quote Now (while you're thinking about it) and See How Much It Would Really Be Compared to Facing a Massive Vet Bill? (It might be more reasonable than you think...

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Until Next Time...

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