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I have been showing miniature schnauzers in conformation, obedience, and earthdog for forty years, and am a professional dog groomer. I am not a veterinarian and cannot answer questions of a veterinary nature. However, I can give my opinion or share some experiences on some health issues. Everyone should remember that this is a volunteer service, and few of us are up late into the night. Medical emergencies require a veterinary visit, or at least a telephone call... not an internet question which might not be viewed and answered until hours later. If your dog is sick or injured, it should be seen by a licensed professional for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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I have taught obedience classes and have taught people how to groom for many years.

Learn more about me and my dogs: http://britmorschnauzers.com


Member of: American Miniature Schnauzer Club; Twin Cities Miniature Schnauzer Club; Twin Cities Obedience Training Club; Elk River Kennel Club; Minnesota Professional Pet Groomers Association; Greater Twin Cities Earthdog Club.


Fifty-one years of living with, observing, and training dogs, along with numerous seminars during that time.

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2014-04-15 feet bothering my dog:

Well, I don't consider a 7-year-old dog to be old; I reserve that label for when a dog gets into the double digits<G>    Your dog's problem could be just about anything, and will most likely require your

2013-12-29 my dog reacting to whistle sounds:

Just a guess, but I suspect he heard some similar sound at the vet's while he was there and he is associating the two in his mind. Or maybe he is starting to lose his hearing a bit, and that is one of

2013-11-15 Dry Dog Foods:

Technically, you have not asked a question, but here I go anyway since this is a subject close to my heart.    Dogs get overweight the same way we do. They are taking in too many calories for the amount

2013-10-09 Letting our Dog Go:

I am so sorry to hear about your dog; sometimes life just isn't fair.    In my experience, the dog will usually tell the owner when it is time. They no longer want to eat, and the light seems to go out

2013-10-08 dog:

If she is deaf, she will not respond to anything you say to her. She may still hear loud noises, such as clapping or calling her in a louder voice, but eventually that will most likely be gone, too.  


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