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Welcome to Ask Jude! This is a blog and open forum for all everything about dogs. Here I will share with you my experiences and expertice. If you have any questions, suggestions or thoughts, feel free to contact me or post to this blog... Sed porttitor urna nec arcu sagittis quis aliquet mauris sodales. Praesent eget ipsum justo. Curabitur pharetra pharetra arcu, ac pulvinar lorem faucibus nec. Vivamus iaculis ultricies pharetra. Nulla dapibus, augue ac convallis porta, ligula nibh imperdiet nisi, quis vulputate nibh erat sed turpis. Nulla eu turpis eros, at adipiscing erat. Suspendisse potenti. Suspendisse posuere volutpat nibh pretium viverra.

Happy Autumn

September 24th, 2010

The fall is a beautiful time of year but it can also be dangerous for your dog!  Remember that unless your area has had a deep freeze, you must continue to use your heart worm prophylaxis.  In addition to heart worm it also protects again parasites.   So think about using this product year round .

In addition to heart worm you should continue with flea protection. Remember those buggers are still very busy doing their damage.

So to sum up, please use all of your summer protection until the cold sets in and you have a deep freeze.

Be Wise And Be Careful!

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Lazy Days Of Summer

June 9th, 2010

Summer is here and it can be a very dangerous time for our dogs.  A dog has a normal body temperature of approximately 101 degrees.  Their heating and cooling systems are not at all like ours.  They perspire through their mouths and the pads of their feet.  It is very easy for them to overheat.

To prevent this disaster make sure that there is plenty of fresh, clean water available at all times of the day and night.  On extremely hot, muggy days your dog would be better  in your air conditioned or fan filled house.  Above all DO NOT let your dog go to open fields  or the beach where there is no cover or shade.

The time has  also come to Frontline your dogs.  This product not only prevents fleas but also prevents the deer tick and we all know how dangerous that tick is. It causes pain, sickness and sometimes death.  You apply this product once a month so you can do it  on Heartworm day.

By the way for those of you who have Shetland Sheepdogs or Collies make sure that for Heartwowrm medication you use INTERCEPTOR ONLY.   The other products on the market can be very hazardous if used on these breeds.

Remember I am always here to talk dogs with you and answer your questions.

Have a wonderful, safe summer!


Sheltie Puppies

May 3rd, 2010

I have some very exciting news!  A Sheltie breeder friend of  mine is going to have three litters of Shetland Sheepdog puppies.  The due dates start today.

If you are interested in adopting one of these babies please get in touch with me at :  617-527-9071 or Heathcliffshelties@Gmail.com.

Message Of The Day

March 16th, 2010

The message of the day is get the right breed of dog for your family and your lifestyle.  It is imperative that you do your homework – get a general all breed book and see what each dog was bred for (is it a hunting breed, a toy breed, a working dog, etc.).   Know that this affects the personality of the dog.

Once you have made a list of those breeds that interest you, go to your local library and borrow breed books.   These give the history, confirmation, temperament and where these dogs will do best .  This information is very important :  for example if you live in an apartment you CAN NOT have a Boarder Collie!  He will tear you house apart.   On the other hand if you live on a farm this might be the perfect addition to your family.

Remember you  can always contact me and I will be more that happy to help you find your new friend.  We can discuss breeds and where to find a reliable breeder.  WE DO NOT GET A DOG FROM A DOG STORE OR THE NEWS PAPER OR EVEN OVER THE COMPUTER.  you don’t know who these people are and if they are reputable breeders!

Remember this beginning search is very important.  The end result is a bright, loving addition to your family who you will hopefully have any where from ten to fifteen years.

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March 9th, 2010