Specializing in Breeding and Training Golden Retrievers for 40 Years.

Amy’s 21st Birthday! Plus puppy and tick updates

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We just celebrated Amy’s birthday. It has been a tough year battling Lyme
disease. Thankfully Amy’s health has dramatically improved. She was on IV
antibiotics and hydration for 6 1/2 months. She was affected neurologically.
There were so many times when I wondered if I would ever see the “real Amy”
again. I am happy to say, she is back!! She is holding puppies and back to
her usual self. What a long year it was. It is heart wrenching to watch your
child suffer. We are rejoicing today that Amy is doing so well. We continue
to fight Lyme disease and strive to learn more about how to help Amy stay
healthy. I have become so much more aware of ticks and tick season. I used a
product last year called Bravecto. It is an oral medication given once every
3 months. I recommend you start your dog on it now as one of our clients
reported finding a tick on their puppy already. Don’t forget to treat for
heart worm as well.

I also wanted to post an update on our puppy availability. Unfortunately we
did not have as many puppies born this spring as I had planned. It is a very
difficult part of my job, relying on mother nature. I never know how many
puppies I will have, how many males/females. I do all I know to do and the
rest is out of my hands. This requires a tremendous amount of patience and
understanding on the part of my clients. I know how hard it is to wait for
something you want so badly. As of right now we should have puppies born in
the July/August/September time frame and ready for their new homes
September/October/November. Enjoy this Minnesota spring but be aware of
those nasty ticks!