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Getting to the bottom of Border Collie collapse

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by AndyPR, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. AndyPR

    AndyPR Senior Member

    http://www.aaha.org/blog/NewStat/po...-to-the-bottom-of-border-collie-collapse.aspx

    Thought it was interesting as it sounds so familiar. @Ben Howell , worth highlighting to Ron?
     
  2. Denise

    Denise Senior Member

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    I'd like to know what the Workwell folks and Betsy Keller think of this also.
     
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  3. Joh

    Joh Inactivist

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    Come on, clearly some spoiled, decontitioned, middle aged dogs who like to complain. I wonder what they would do if they didn't get any treats for free anymore. You know, other dogs have to work for their food, like herding dogs or guide dogs. ;)
     
  4. lansbergen

    lansbergen Senior Member

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    Are Border collies and Kelpies not working breeds anymore?
     
  5. Joh

    Joh Inactivist

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    Seriously? I guess in that case they're burned out and need to work on their type A personalities. :)
     
  6. TiredSam

    TiredSam The wise nematode hibernates

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    Listen you can say what you like about ME sufferers, but being unpleasant about dogs can get you into serious trouble, especially in the UK.

    I know we have lot of dog lovers on the forum (judging by the recent avatar craze), but if a diagnostic marker and treatment is found for dogs before it's found for me I'm going to be thoroughly peeved.

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    I'll adopt a disguise if I have to.
     
  7. Joh

    Joh Inactivist

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    Haha, this is now officially my favorite post on PR, thank you for making me laugh so hard! :)
    And to make sure I'm not getting mails with Dylan lyrics from vocal young men: I'm a crazy dog person myself. :dog:

    Sorry @AndyPR, for taking your thread a little off topic. :dog:
     
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    Plum Senior Member

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    I don't know if anyone will find this clip interesting:

    I have often thought Vets understand illnesses better than Dr.s - at least the ones I know....
     
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    Barry53 Senior Member

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    Unless of course it paves the way for a speedier solution for humans :)
     
  10. TiredSam

    TiredSam The wise nematode hibernates

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    Sorry I'm not having that. A diagnostic marker and treatment for me can pave the way for a speedier solution for dogs with my blessing, but I'm not getting to the back of the queue behind a bunch of hounds.

    A side product from a dog treatment. Honestly.
     
  11. Joh

    Joh Inactivist

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    Sorry, but I guess if you compared the exercise study on dogs with BCC with PACE, it would be
    Team Border Collies 1 vs. Team TiredSam 0. :dog:
    (Just kidding and I never read the BCC study, but it can't be worse than PACE.) ;)
     
  12. Dechi

    Dechi Senior Member

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    Is there something you dislike about my avatar, lol ? I have been a poodle from the start, nobody can take that away from me !
     
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    I did read the BCC study - and without doubt it is way better in terms of both science and compassion than the vast majority of research on ME/CFS.

    Certainly I'd retrieve balls or chase sheep to get such a comprehensive investigation of my illness.

    This one may be more effective.
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  14. Jan

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    Lovin' the disguises :rofl:

    And yep, I'd gladly chase balls or sheep for better research studies. Might need a quad bike though, though I'd probably end up running some over :eek:
     
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  15. antherder

    antherder a.k.a. Princess Dauer, Nematode Nation

    I've always thought of myself as part cat, but now I'm thinking that I must be part dog too. Would explain why I'm always so dog-tired, and why I feel like my life has gone to the dogs...

    I've been trying to tell my doctors for years that I simply can't muster the energy to herd more than a few ants, but they just don't understand. (I don't think the ants understand either - why I'm trying to herd them, I mean...)

    I bet it was the psychobabblers who tricked everyone into thinking that the phrase, "let sleeping dogs lie," has a deeper meaning, when really it is just supposed to be taken literally... don't tell the poor dogs to GET up and exercise more...they can't...just let them rest, damn it!
     
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  16. antherder

    antherder a.k.a. Princess Dauer, Nematode Nation

    In a Superman outfit...?

    Would make an interesting youtube video.

    I'm not convinced the sheep would run though. I'm picturing them huddled in a group, giggling. (But then, I am picturing my unco awkward self trying to herd them, tripping over my cape, probably face planting in a cow pat or three in the process, so that might explain why they're laughing.)
     
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  17. TiredSam

    TiredSam The wise nematode hibernates

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    Collecting Balls Therapy? Getting Ewes Together?
     
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    That could be interpreted as a threat. But I am sure it could be of great psychological benefit to sufferers.
     
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    I think we already are ... ? :):rolleyes:
     
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    A bit akin to the "Porridge" joke that goes something like "I'm collecting for the policeman's ball" ... "I can't dance" ... "it's not a dance, it's a raffle".
     
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