Monday, November 24, 2008
Well, a Starlo's Cockapoo by the name of Lucy is encouraging folks to take their dogs for a walk to lose those extra pounds! That's right, in the September-October 2007 issue of Weight Watchers, Lucy is pictured in the upper left hand corner in a pane of four dog photos. She helps her owner Alan Biederman and his family keep in shape.
I thought you might like to see what Darby looks like now that she turned 7 yrs old yesterday (July 2, 2008). She is still the best little gal in the world. I am also attaching a picture of Docker (he’ll be 6 on Nov. 2). He is such a lover—so, so sweet!
Hope all is going well with you.
Hugs, Pat, Jean, Darby & Docker
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Saturday, August 09, 2008
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Last Friday evening, I arrived home from work, fed Chloe, our 24 Lb
dachshund, just as I normally do. Ten minutes later I walked into the den
just in time to see her head inside the pocket of Katie's friend's purse.
She had a guilty look on her face so I looked closer and saw a small package
of sugar-free gum. It contained xylitol. I remembered that I had recently
read that sugar-free gum can be deadly for dogs so I jumped on line and
looked to see if xylitol was the ingredient. I found the first website below
and it was the one. Next, I called our vet. She said to brin g her in
immediately. Unfortunately, it was still rush hour and it took me almost 1/2
hour to get there. Meanwhile, since this was her first case, our vet found
another website to figure out the treatment. She took Chloe and said they
would induce her to vomit, give her a charcoal drink to absorb the toxin
(even though they don't think it works) then they would start an iv with
dextrose. The xylitol causes dogs to secrete insulin so their blood sugar
drops very quickly. The second thing that happens is liver failure. If that
happens, even with aggressive treatment, it can be difficult to save them.
She told us she would call us.
Almost two hours later, the vet called and said that contents of her
stomach contained 2-3 gum wrappers and that her blood sugar had dropped from
90 to 59 in 30 minutes. She wanted us to take Chloe to another hospital that
has a critical care unit operating around the clo c k. We picked her up and
took her there. They had us call the for a case number
and for a donation, their doctors would direct Chloe's doctor on treatment.
They would continue the iv, monitor her blood every other hour and then in 2
days test her liver function. She ended up with a central line in her
jugular vein since the one in her leg collapsed, just as our regular vet had
Chloe spent almost the entire weekend in the critical care hospital.
After her blood sugar was stabilized, she came home yesterday. They ran all
the tests again before they released her and so far, no sign of liver
damage. Had I not seen her head in the purse, she probably would have died
and we wouldn't even had known wh y.
Three vets told me this weekend, that they were amazed that I even
knew about it since they are first learning about it too. Please tell everyone you know about xylitol and dogs. It may save another life.
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Sunday, July 13, 2008
Visit Starlo's "Cockapoo Hugs" Store!!!
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Breeder's Note: Buddy is a dark sable, 1st generation CCA American Cockapoo. He was born to Starlo's Candi Kiss and Starlo's Lil' Jim Dandy.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Monday, June 02, 2008
Black Male 2
For all puppy inquiries please contact Debbie by phone: 1-541-576-2493 or firstname.lastname@example.org
He was born March 20th to Starlo's Peggy Sue and Starlo's Lil' Red Cinder.
Sunday, June 01, 2008
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Wrangler is a 1st Generation, CCA American Cockapoo, born to Starlo's Pawnee and Starlo's Lil' Jingle Bell on March 10th. His sister is pictured in the last post!
I get to take him to work with me and he is a perfect angel. He stays in his crate quietly watching me until he gets to come out. He loves to sleep on his back and a couple of times I have looked over to find him and his little "goatee" upside down.
I will be making him a blanket, vest, cushion for his bed, leash, wild rag and halter out of "Wrangler" jeans! He will be riding on the "West of the Pecos Rodeo" Committee float during our 126th annual rodeo at the end of the month. I will take pictures to post!
Starlo's Webmaster & Wrangler, the Little Starlo's Cockapoo!!!
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Hi Debbie. Chloe is doing great. It’s hard to believe we have had her only a week. Her first vet visit and shots went well. She never even whimpered. She loves the backyard and she and my cat Benny are slowly getting to know each other. I haven’t received the contract yet. I’ll keep my eye out for it. Thanks again.
Editor's Note: Chloe was born on March 10, 2008. She is the daughter of Starlo's Pawnee and Starlo's Lil' Jingle Bell and is a first generation, black and white CCA American Cockapoo.
Breeder's Note: MoJo was born on September 26, 2005 to Starlo's Candi Kiss and Starlo's Lil' Jim Dandy. Therefore he is a first generation, sable Starlo's Cockapoo!