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About: Deb Eldredge, D.V.M.

Deb Eldredge, D.V.M.

Recent Posts by Deb Eldredge, D.V.M.

Track Dogs Make a Living

When we hear the words “track dogs,” we think of racing Greyhounds. When we hear the words “showing and conditioning,” we think of show dogs. In Texas however, those words often have totally different meanings. “Track dogs” are dogs who put in an honest day’s work helping to condition show goats and sheep. Yes, there Continue Reading

Destination – Herding

Dog fanciers are forever looking for dog friendly vacation spots and lodgings. If those lodgings happen to come with sheep and ducks for someone with a herding dog – why even better! Many fanciers are looking to take their dogs back to their roots and prove that breed champions can still do the work the Continue Reading

Thoughts On Puppy Milk Replacers

Most breeders and many rescuers end up having to supplement puppies at some point. Ideally all puppies get at least a day or two of “fresh from their dam” colostrum, but after that, supplementing may be required. Ill health of the dam, a large litter, a pup who has trouble fighting littermates for a fair Continue Reading

Trophies – The Great Ones!

Last time we talked about the sort of “oops” trophies- the unusual, the less than ideal, etc. so now we have the great trophies. Some of these trophies are great because of the event they represent. Polishing silver comes right below nail trims on an aggressive Chihuahua on my list of “fun things to do”. Continue Reading

Trophies – The Good, The Unusual and The Useful

Trophies are a fact of dog showing life. This is especially true in performance events like obedience. At the average breed show, the group winners might get an actual award as well as Best in Show, but regular breed winners don’t unless someone specifically sponsors an award. Our obedience club even offers a High Score Continue Reading

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