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    Hi There!!

    Hello, I'm Cassie's Daddy. She's my first Frenchie, and I have fallen completely in love with this little cutie!


    She's had me now for 3 months, and I think she's the funniest little pup I've ever known. I so look forward to learning from you all, and your experiences with these beautiful dogs. She's had her share of health issues, but from what I'm reading here, the issues she's been having aren't uncommon with the breed. I'll be glad when they're resolved, or at least under control!! No matter, I love this puppy!!

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    Re: Hi There!!

    Cassie is very cute - welcome! Would love to hear about some of the issues you've been experiencing. Maybe we can help :-)
    ~ Hattie ~ Mom to a Frenchie (Daphne), a Boxer (Sox), and a Tuxedo cat (Stella)

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    Re: Hi There!!

    Quote Originally Posted by FroxerMom View Post
    Cassie is very cute - welcome! Would love to hear about some of the issues you've been experiencing. Maybe we can help :-)
    Thank you for the welcome!!

    Well, first thing, she wants to eat everything. Rocks, sticks, leaves, dirt, etc. She swallowed the rubber backing off of a dog tag, which required a scope down the throat. Just today, there were some fairly large chunks of sticks in her stool. And just now as I'm typing this, I caught her chewing on an electrical cord. She has had diarrhea and mucus/blood in her stool ever since she was spayed a week ago. Vet put her on a prescription diet and her diarrhea just won't subside. She's on panacur, metronidazole for those issues. She also wants to eat her poop. It's a lot to correct, and a little overwhelming.

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    Re: Hi There!!

    Welcome! She is such a cutie pie!

    Wanting to eat everything at that age is completely normal, just keep an eye on her and try to teach the leave it/drop it command. My bulldog just turned 2 and he still eats the bark chips in the backyard and either throws them up or poops them out. I am actually going to remove the bark and replace with something else he won't eat.

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    Welcome; hope she works through some of her bad habits.

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    Welcome to the board !!!!! I would love to tell you the eating everything stops but that would be a straight up lie. As they get older it turns more into a curiosity, when they get bored .


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    Thank you Matt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by james1991 View Post
    Welcome to the board !!!!! I would love to tell you the eating everything stops but that would be a straight up lie. As they get older it turns more into a curiosity, when they get bored .


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    LOL! Yeah, I kinda figured. For the short term, I'm going to get her a short snout muzzle. I do work on "drop it/leave it", but there are so many sticks/leaves in the yard, I'd be hoarse in 3 minutes. I need to get her in an obedience class as soon as she's all healed up from her spay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CassiezDaddy View Post
    LOL! Yeah, I kinda figured. For the short term, I'm going to get her a short snout muzzle. I do work on "drop it/leave it", but there are so many sticks/leaves in the yard, I'd be hoarse in 3 minutes. I need to get her in an obedience class as soon as she's all healed up from her spay.
    Our dog will try to grab everything too, but a “hey” or “drop it” works pretty good now. I walked around with a retractable leash too.

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    Cassie's getting better, but with so much to get into, it's an ongoing struggle. She'll drop it then immediately pick up the next item.

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    Re: Hi There!!

    Quote Originally Posted by CassiezDaddy View Post
    Thank you for the welcome!!

    Well, first thing, she wants to eat everything. Rocks, sticks, leaves, dirt, etc. She swallowed the rubber backing off of a dog tag, which required a scope down the throat. Just today, there were some fairly large chunks of sticks in her stool. And just now as I'm typing this, I caught her chewing on an electrical cord. She has had diarrhea and mucus/blood in her stool ever since she was spayed a week ago. Vet put her on a prescription diet and her diarrhea just won't subside. She's on panacur, metronidazole for those issues. She also wants to eat her poop. It's a lot to correct, and a little overwhelming.
    Sheesh. That's quite a list!! It definitely sounds overwhelming! I agree with what others have already suggested. Teaching the drop it/leave it command and then handing her something she CAN chew right away, would hopefully start working and over time, she should just start seeking out those items/bones/toys she is allowed to have. Having an assortment of appropriate chew toys readily available is recommended. Marrow bones are good (I use them sparingly) but I would stay away from rawhide items.

    Maybe her food isn't agreeing with her? Are the medications helping at all? I had to switch mine over to a commercial raw product and her health issues subsided almost immediately. I believe there is some kind of supplement that you can sprinkle on her food which will make her poop taste unappealing (this is a ridiculous thought, right? It should already be unappealing). You could look into that - I'm not sure what it is called. I had a Pug who liked to investigate other dogs' poops when we'd go walking and she also liked to dine from time to time on my cat's turds covered in litter and my vet wasn't overly concerned. It was just super gross to me.

    You sound like a really patient Frenchie dad, so Cassie is very lucky to have you in her corner. Keep at it - it'll get better :-)
    ~ Hattie ~ Mom to a Frenchie (Daphne), a Boxer (Sox), and a Tuxedo cat (Stella)

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    Re: Hi There!!

    She is a beautiful girl! Welcome to FBN!


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