Took Kiba in today for an annual check-up, rabies vaccination, and to discuss her leg.
When walking she would swing her left leg around and twisting it inwards and sticking her right leg out to the side (very minimal movements, only because I live with her I could tell and it took the vet a few minutes to see it too). Dr. Anna checked her hips, knees, joints, etc. and come to find out her right knee slips a
bit. The weird gait is most likely due to Kiba overcompensating for the other side. Dr. Anna also found no signs arthritis or
weakness in her hind end.
Kiba has a few more sebaceous cysts than her last check-up. Dr. Anna confirmed the lump on her chest is a fatty lump, and the smaller one on her loin is another cyst. Kiba is also bladder-stone free! All in all it was a very good visit for my lumpy bumpy Schnauzer girl. We have a week long trial sample of Rimadyl to start tomorrow, then we'll go from there if it needs to be a daily thing or dispense as needed.
Our first how-to training video! I plan on training the dogs a lot more this year, and want to share some of our methods/techniques that have worked for us. Enjoy!
Finally decided it was time to start a Blog for the dogs. I want to Blog about everything the SugarHighK9s do this year, and many more years to come. Right now our primary focus is Agility with Tricks and general oddness thrown in. We plan on trying Rally-O at some point this year, and perhaps some Weight Pull and Dock Diving thrown in.
Now for the introductions:
Kiba, born 7/12/04 is a black Miniature Schnauzer. My HeartDog, my Rockstar. She is always up for anything, and lives to play Agility. She currently holds a CL2 and CL3-F titles in CPE Agility, and has a few Qs in AKC. Plans for Kiba this year: Obtain her CATCH
Stryder, born 1/4/06 is a black Miniature Schnauzer. My Babyboy, he is Kiba's 1/2 brother, though nothing like his sister. Very high drive, though missing a few fries from his Happy Meal. He is dubbed "Uncle Stryder" as he just LOVES the rest as puppies, almost motherly. Plans for Stryder this year: Agility, Weight Pull, and maybe Flyball.
Tsuki, born 11/14/08 is a silver Toy Poodle. The Charmer, she is hands down, the sweetest dog I've ever met. Don't let her size or breed fool you, she is a kickass little spitfire. Often times she is beating up one of her brothers and giving Kiba a run for her money. Plans for Tsuki is year: Agility
Lincoln, born 11/27/08 is a red Miniature Poodle. The NaughtyDog. No obstacle is too high, nor can anything be left untouched. He makes me laugh everyday. The odd dog out, the Orange Blur, I have high hopes for him. Plans for Lincoln: Agility
Charlie, born 1/29/11 is at best guess, a Border Collie/Terrier mix. The Beast. Fast, smart, drivey, with an off switch. Plans for Charlie this year: Started in Agility and Dock Diving