1. BonesBones can snap and get stuck inside your dog’s body, requiring a trip to the vet and could mean your dog might need surgery to get it out. In some cases it could even lead to death.2. Turkey SkinWhile the skin of the turkey might be our favorite, you must not let your dog eat it. The skin is too fatty for your dog to digest and could enflame their pancreas.3. Macadamia NutsThese are vey bad for dogs and can cause a reaction called macadamia nut toxicosis. The symptoms include vomiting, lethargy, and may even prevent your dog from standing up or walking.4. MushroomsWhile they are good for us, they can be very bad for your dog. Mushrooms can cause vomiting, seizures, and can even cause a coma or death.5. Onions and GarlicThese ingredients contain something called sulfides, which are toxic to dogs. It can cause destruction of red blood cells which leads to anemia.6. SageSage is a common ingredient used on Thanksgiving. You must make sure none of that accidentally falls into you dog’s bowl because it can cause problems with their nervous system.7. NutmegIt has mild hallucinogenic properties that could cause your dog to have tremors, seizures, and nervous system issues.- See more at: https://sniffandbarkens.com/what-not-to-feed-your-dog-on-thanksgiving/#sthash.dwO1y3Ii.dpuf
O CHRISTMAS TREE, DON'T HURT MY PET
Keeping your furry family members safe during the holidays can be a difficult task. There are the ornaments, plants, presents, lights -- oh, and who could forget the Christmas tree (if do you decide to put one up this year)? Let's take a look at some simple steps that will allow your pets to join in the holiday fun this year, while avoiding any trips to the animal emergency room.
Christmas Tree Tips:
1. Place your Christmas tree in a corner, blocked off from your pet's wanting eyes. If this doesn't keep your dog or cat from attempting to jump onto the tree, you can place aluminum foil, a plastic drink bottle filled with knick knacks, or anything else that creates noise on the tree's bottom limbs to warn you of an impending tree disaster.
2. Tinsel can add a nice sparkling touch to the tree, but make sure you hang it up out of your pet's reach. Ingesting the tinsel can potentially block their intestines, which is generally only remedied through surgical means.
3. Do not put lights on the tree's lower branches. Not only can your pet get tangled up in the lights, they are a burning hazard. Additionally, your dog or cat may inadvertently getshocked by biting through the wire.
4. Ornaments need to be kept out of reach, too. In addition to being a choking and intestinal blockage hazard, shards from broken ornaments may injure paws, mouths, or other parts of your pet's body.
5. For those buying a live Christmas trees this year, keep the area free and clear of pine needles. While they may not seem dangerous, the needles can puncture your pet's intestines if ingested.
Other Great Holiday Item Tips:
1. Did you know holly, mistletoe, and poinsettia plants are poisonous to dogs or cats? If you normally use these plants to decorate your home, they should be kept in an area your pet cannot reach.
2. Edible tree decorations -- whether they be ornaments, or cranberry or popcorn strings -- are like time bombs waiting to happen. These goodies are just too enticing and your pet will surely tug at them, knocking down your wonderfully decorated spruce.
3. Burning candles should be placed on high shelves or mantels, out of your pet's way -- there's no telling where a wagging tail may end up. Homes with fireplaces should use screens to avoid accidental burns.
4. To prevent any accidental electrocutions, any exposed indoor or outdoor wires should be taped to the wall or the sides of the house.
5. When gift wrapping, be sure to keep your pet away. Wrapping paper, string, plastic, or cloth could causeintestinal blockages. Scissors are another hazard, and they should be kept off floors or low tables.
I get this question about once a week, "my German shepherd has itchy skin what causes that?" Well, there are a number of things that can cause dry skin in your pet. The winter months are as hard on a dogs skin as it is on our own skin. The heat from you heating and air unit, dries out their skin and coat, just like it dries our skin. You can't realistically rub lotion on them and their problems are usually best treated from the inside. So, I use some form of fish oil to help give them extra oil to their skin and coat. You can use pills or I personally use Yummy Chummies Alaskan Salmon oil, it comes in a pump and it is really easy to just add a little to their food. Another thing that can cause dry skin is too many baths. Be careful not to over bathe your shepherd. Bathing can cause their skin and coat to be dry and itchy because it removes all of the natural oils from their body. Brushing helps remove dry and loose hair which can cause them to itch and brushing helps spread the oil on their body. Hope these suggestion help you shepherd to have an itch free winter.
We currently still have two puppies available from Laika and Timmy's litter, one solid black male and a black and tan female. Both of these pups are going to great family dogs and/or competition dogs. All of Felony's puppies have gone to their new homes and Bella's puppies will be ready for their new homes next weekend.
Bella's puppies were born on 7/20/14, yes my 50th Birthday, what a birthday present. There are 7 beautiful little ones born, 4 females and 3 males. They are all doing well and Bella is doing great. Blitz of course is smoking his big daddy cigar. LOL.
Laika and Felony are both doing very well and their puppies are growing like little weeds. New pictures were posted on their pages.
A new website and we are on our way, or at least partially on our way, still working to get this site up and running and everything moved from the old site. Please bear with us on the transition. We have 3 litters of German Shepherd Puppies due in the next couple of weeks, so we are about to be very busy little bees. Along with several dogs here for obedience training. We will do our best to start keeping this page updated with current information.
A new year that has started off with a bang, a very busy time here at Camelot German Shepherds, Since our girls all seem to cycle together, it kind of puts us in a bind with breeding, so we have several litters at the moment and have been super busy, but I love what I do and I spend a lot of time with these guys. We have German shepherd puppies available in Lumen's litter, I have one solid black female, 1 sable male, and 2 black and tan males. I have puppies available in Mercy's litter as well, 1 solid black female, 1 very dark bi-color male, and 3 sable males. I have one female available in the Shepinois litter from Cooper and Thorn. We have another Shepinois litter due in March and they are going very quickly. We are still accepting deposits on that litter, but the wait list is almost full. Training is going very well, Timmy is moving along very well in his training for his PDC, we hope to earn it early this spring and work on his 1 for fall of this this year. Justice is coming along nicely as well and Rampage is doing exceptionally well, we hope to earn his PDC in the spring as well.
Wow the time has really ticked by, It has been crazy busy and about to get even more so. All of our puppies have gone to their new homes and we are in preparation for the upcoming litters, we are about to have a very, very busy winter. Did I say, that I do love me job. It can be very hectic, but so much of what I always wanted to do. We kept a female from Saphria's litter to possibly be a future breeding female. We named her Legacy, she is a beautiful very large black sable female. She is doing amazing, very quick to learn and so super easy to housebreak. We are keeping one or two from Nissa's upcoming litter and then we will be finished with keeping any young pups for hopefully a couple of years. These two will put all of replacement breeding females in place and we can just train and enjoy them. We are planning our upcoming trial season, hope to earn Timmy's PDC and his PDA1 next year and possibly a PDC on Mercy. We are also trying to certify both Pandy and Pain for SAR, they are doing great, Pandy is a crazy dog whenit comes to the rubble work and will go through anything to help a person and Pain has a phenomenal nose for scent work, she is doing great work as a cadaver dog.
Another busy week in our German shepherd world. We have German shepherd puppies available. We have 2 females available from Laika's litter they are 14 weeks old, they are beautiful little girls with great temperament. They are house broken, crate trained, they have had all of their vaccines, including their rabies. They are doing really well in their obedience training as well. You can see more information and video of them on the available puppies page. We have solid black German shepherd puppies available as well, in Tory's litter. She has 2 bi-color females and 3 solid black females available in her litter. They were five weeks old on Sunday and are great pups, very social and outgoing, they are showing really nice drive and willingness to please. We have 3 bi-color females available in Saphira's litter as well, they are little fat butterballs, they are not quite 3 weeks old and absolutely beautiful. We have Shepinois puppies that were born on the 19th and they are gorgeous. They have more than doubled in size in 11 days. We will be posting new pictures of them later this week.
We have German shepherd puppies available, We have 4 females German shepherd puppies from Laika and Blitz's litter, they are doing amazing with their housebreaking and obedience. They are very smart little girls. We have one male and 3 females available in Tory and Thorn's litter and we have 1 male and 2 females available in Saphira's litter. Our litter of Shepinois puppies is due this week/weekend. This should be a phenomenal litter. We just did our OFA prelim on Excalibur who is my Guinevere and Thorn son and his hips and elbows looked beautiful. We are very excited to add him to our upcoming studs. We will be doing Justice at a later date, since he is currently experiencing some growing pains. Imagine a 100 pd 15 month old with growing pains. Training has started back and is going really well. We are currently working on a lot of our young dogs and hope to earn some titles on these upcoming dogs at the beginning of next year.