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Discussion in 'Memorials' started by GennyB, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    I understand your concern but it's best to live for today, give them the best care we can and appreciate every moment we can spend with them. All breeds "can" get DCM and even though it's a prevalent thing with Dobermans, there are quite a few who never have it and others who are getting up there in years before any symptoms are noticed. Our girls mother is 13 now and she's still doing great aside from slowing down a little.

  2. Gpcoguy

    Gpcoguy Jr Member

    True. I did all the research Before picking a breeder and I'm confident they breed for health and temperment
  3. GennyB

    GennyB Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    I certainly understand your concern. Just be aware there are some things you can do. First is look into pet insurance. Next find a Veterinary Cardiologist and have your pup tested annually starting at age 2 . Starting at age 5 bump that to 2 times a year.
    Sadly we still don't know enough about this disease but testing and finding it in the occult stage can actually stop the disease from affecting their life expectancy.
    The other thing that can really help is research before you buy. Check the pedigree of both sire and dam of any potential pup. Look for things like longevity and COD's.
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  4. GennyB

    GennyB Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    I've been struggling to put this into words. Monday was Memorial Day and it was hard without my Draker Dude. We did go to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery like we always do. Although the ceremony was canceled due to covid it wasn't right being there without Drake representing the war dogs like he did for almost the last decade. Way more emotional than I was prepared for.
    Drake........I. MISS. YOU.
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  5. MyBuddy

    MyBuddy Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    Brings tears to my eyes. :( We miss these guys so much!! I'll bet Drake was right there with you!!
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  6. Ravenbird

    Ravenbird Notable member

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