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Bloodhounds and common sense

The subjects we talk about aren't something out of a book...

We present to you the potential customer (Our answers) for the questions we get from you daily...

Plain common sense teachings from our

Fathers,Grand Fathers, Great Great Grand fathers, Cousins and uncles and 45 + years

of our own Bloodhound experience

We don't claim to have all the answers .

It comes from years of experience and proof of our successes..

Just common folk with the undying love for our Bloodhounds

We are not Vets nor do we claim to be...

We are not dog show people...On occasion our dogs are asked to enter tracking and ability

contesting over different parts of the region and other Countries..

We sometimes accept, when or if it doesn't interfere with our hunting expeditions..and we just want to have some plain straight fun with our dogs...

Simple truth ----We're Hunters...

Born and bred from Ancestral Mountain Men, who lived

and survived by tracking and hunting.

These men learned with experience how to

get the Hound to work his or her best capability....

We're so privileged and honored
to have been born and raised by True Caring Hounds Men

who have proved to be some of the finest Hunters in the State 
Our experiences are tried tested and true
 Old fashioned common sense remedies
that work for us and we still use today..

We've had Bloodhounds long before computers and internet 

and we're not trying to make any monies on our publication.

We hope you can enjoy the following information with an educated interest and maybe with a little bit of humor..

Bloodhounds were brought over to the USA in Civil War times..

(some claim earlier)..then again in WWI ... They are one of the original dog breeds....
    On both sides our Grand fathers bought their first bloodhound
 while fighting the Civil War.
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   Some of Our Bloodlines stem from these..

We remember stories told to us generation after generation

 of how it took our Great Great Grandfathers almost everything they owned
 to buy their first Bloodhound..
      Many people bred their dogs to the Royal Bloodhound and got
 what they called "Poor man's Hounds"

   Today the Hounds from these mixes would be called designer dogs.

     Did you know it takes only 32 microns of a cell for a Bloodhound to find anything...

They don't need Blood to find what they are looking for...

They can track in the worst or best weather..hot or cold..
   Our personal record is 14 days

Our dogs were willing to go longer but we tuckered out...
Bloodhounds are easy to train...very intelligent and  eager to learn and please..
they are loyal to family love children..with great personality ..very sensitive...

 Bloodhounds are one of the most versatile dog breeds in the world today..

They are natural born hunters and trackers a working dog...

    Because Bloodhounds are gifted with the most sensitive nose in the Animal Kingdom

They are the only dog breed that is admissible in a Court of Law as a witness...
If you own a bloodhound you could be asked or summoned

to appear in a court of law with your dog to testify if your dog was or is a witness to a crime...

also you might be required by your state or county to register your Bloodhound

with your local authorities so they would have the option to use your dog if needed as a witness in a crime..
    Bloodhounds catalog and retrieve scents for future reference..
Their long ears pick up scent as they are dragged along the ground...
The wrinkled skin ..drool..the large nose...wet eyes.

.all become factors to help the bloodhound track air borne scents

Rain, lakes, streams or swamps doesn't stop our bloodhound from tracking his prey..
  Bloodhounds are used in the Armed forces..Police force..Prisons..local jails..

Fire departments for arson..EMT vehicles to locate body parts etc..finding cadavers.
.lost or stolen articles and SAR people...
  Did you know a Bloodhound can detect a human cell 32 microns in size

 shed three days ago in the pouring rain in a mall...
   Did you know our dogs can track a person who left a train station three days ago
 in the pouring rain..
Where Bloodhounds differ from the rest of the Hound breeds

They can stay on the same scent without distraction..in any kind of climates

They are determined ..and their nose makes them accurate ...
Ours are great retrievers some of our dogs point birds
 and retrieve ducks and geese..
As hunters we like a dog that comes out of the woods clean of burrs and mats...
We can drop a tail gate and our dogs will stay with us

having not to locate them for hours or days later....
They stay with us and don't have to run faster or longer than we can...
Here is the test our pups take to pass the honorable mention
as one of our hunting dogs...
Do they have the heart and stamina along with the drive
and desire to stick to (One) scent for hours..
Is there a willingness to endure different terrain of rocks,

mountains, woods, swamps,woods and bush, and thick brush,

 in climates of pouring rain, snow blizzards,

 extreme heat, or dry drought conditions...
Do they look forward to the experience...are they enjoying it?...
Does fear overcome their ambition?
Do they shutter at the sound of a rifle, crack of a twig,
 rumble of thunder, or bolt of lighting?
Do they travel well and work well with other dogs in the same pack
 or non pack members?
Are they leaders or do they follow the pack as subordinates?
Can they work alone without distraction of needing companions
or humans around them?
Do they understand commands well and respond quickly?
Are they intimidated or distracted with commotion?
Will they retrieve in water as well as on land..

Are they willing to dive in 10ft or more of water cold or warm?
When we train our dogs....

We consider our dogs mentally puppies until approx 3 years of age...
We do not push our dogs to a capacity beyond their limit..
Dogs similar to humans have their own attitudes and desires...
The Key is to find  (That one Pup)
That has the same excitement and desire to hunt and track like you do...
True hounds-men know it can take years to raise ..and train a good seasoned dog..
Repetition, patience, experience, along with good ol'e fashioned love is the benefit
 for both hound and man...
We don't try to drag a pup into the woods if he will never enjoy the trip..

 but on the other hand we try not to judge a dog by his cover..
We do not determine that a dog is never going to make a good hunter

 or tracker just by his or her timid or shy actions...We give every dog a chance to prove itself..
Sometimes a pup or adult dog will fool you into thinking he is afraid of Gun noise

 but given time and training... he learns to accept it...
We personally do not believe any dog is gun shy.

Its just how much time you want to put into the dog to get him out of it...
Bloodhounds are normally quiet trackers and their natural instinct is to bay the prey once treed...
Because of their slower speed...Dog hunters use the Bloodhound for a strike dog...
 They start the bloodhound on the trail of an animal then once the bloodhound

 is certain on the track they put smaller faster hounds on the trail...
But as soon as other hounds get distracted or loose scent because of coolness etc...

they bring out the Bloodhound to start the tracking again...
Our Bloodhounds are very protective and have literally moved in between us and the enemy

 (Hooch is our hero) he intentionally moved between us and an injured Black Bear...

We practice and provide strict standards of conformation health temperament to the best we can...
We produce the old foundation colors as well as the size and weight Bloodhounds originated with  ...
This takes years of dedication!
Are we perfect?  NO...but we try our best..
We will never knowingly sell any Adult or puppy with health problems for breeding or otherwise...
These are just a few good reasons why we are so loyal to our dogs...
Our dogs grow up to be top notched well socialized Champion tracking dogs people count on...

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Mountain Crest Bloodhounds make

Wonderful House Pets .....

and are commonly called Gentle Giants

Layed back they find their own spot

in the house or traveling

They are a clean animal...short hair

and shed very little in spring 

It is such a pleasure to have them

join us at the end of the day...

We lie around like a bunch

of lazy Hounds.......

Mountain Crest Bloodhound males generally

take 3 years to completely mature

 both in size and stature...

Our Females usually take 2 years

We train accordingly...to what a

dog would do in a pack...

Instinct!

We believe Bloodhounds are  (DOGS)

and we do not make the mistake thinking... we are raising a person.

Our dogs are not  humans nor do they think like humans...

nor do they have feelings like humans...

They are not man's best friend!

They are a pack's best friend...

for example... in as little as three days after a pack member

has left they can forget that pack member

and move on to the next..

We're grateful for this.....

or our dogs could not adapt to different

hunting or family experiences

and they would never learn to accept

another pack member etc...

A new dog becomes a member of our pack

We...are the Alpha leaders...

A dog in real life earns the right to be in a pack..

There is always a pecking order and each dog earns it

by expressing subordination or aggression..towards one another..

It's very important

to Show Alpha Status in the

beginning of Your puppy's life..

We start training as soon as our puppy is 5 weeks old

As household pets they know the rank they hold with us (subordinate)


Not good to leave a young puppy in a crate or kennel unsupervised

for any length of time...

Our reasoning is this..

We would never leave a newborn baby or toddler in a crib alone for hours at a time.

Unsupervised!

Puppies can get into  all kinds of dangerous situations...

All breeds of Puppies react to instinct..

Panic...left alone...They will dig and paw to get out...

Dogs cannot breath through their mouths..

Yes it may appear they're breathing when panting but air can only ventilate through the nose..

In a panic situation the nose gets stuck in between the bars ....

this starts to shut off the air intake..the more they struggle the nose starts to swell..

the puppy instinctively drops its body to pull backwards...

this drops the top canine teeth on the cross bar locking the mouth to the cage...

Once the oxygen is shut off to the brain..

the body usually faints and drops...dislodging the mouth and teeth.....

A person comes home hours later..

they start to notice the puppy acting lethargic or having seizures..

throwing up..etc...or even death.

Most times never understanding what happened to their pet...

We have heard this story too many times for it not be true...


Again Dogs do not think...they react

they learn....by watching us and

other pack mates..

by repetition....and correction

Watching the well established older

members in their group..

And this is how they learn from us.

Seems the the trend of people today expect

too much out of their dogs.

Puppies do not understand time out!

Learned behavior..is followed by WATCHING

and tasting.....

If we act rough and rowdy while playing

....our pup will become...


If we ignore our Puppy?

Most creatures desire attention...

And any attention is better

than non...

therefore.....our pup

will react with ...the amount

of attention he gets...

the type he gets........or lack of....

If you fight and  hit each other

your dog will learn to bite.

If you and your family are loud....

your dog will become loud too....

If a puppy is becoming unruly...

we sometimes have to look at our own behavior..

Sometimes we have to look at what we are teaching our dog?

If we allow our puppy to get up

 on the couch or bed when he's little and cute

How can we blame him when he grows to 150 + lbs ?

If you think it's cute when you bring the new puppy into your home with and older dog

who has been there longer and think it's so funny and cute when the puppy is barking

and growling at this dog ...this is the beginning of aggression learning..What's happening

is the puppy is scare of this dog and what looks like play is actually a defense mode..

He is learning to defend himself against another pack mate and you might be next..

Bloodhounds automatically think they are lap dogs or bed

buddies..they want to be reclining with their pack mates

They are very sensitive animals

especially to smell...

We teach our puppies early

 to stay away from trash....counter....table...

Training and Correction

We like Chain Collars...we use them with great success in open territory's

What we don't like about collars..they wear the hair off the throat area..

Our dogs never have collars on when unsupervised around the home or outside..

Puppies are defiantly off limits



If a person starts yelling and demanding His Attention

The Bloodhound Brain will shut down in a New York Minute!

Instead:

Calm yourself... Calm the dog...start over again .....Talk to your Bloodhound...

watch how quickly they respond....

and don't try to teach your Bloodhound

 manners after you've worked a 10 or 12 hr shift.
Teach your dog with respect, repetition and kindness...

gentle.. but firm.. persuasion...

This may sound like an old cliché...but....we're adamant at what we say"   

Patience...

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Feeding and Maintaining our dogs

Bloodhounds can be aggressive

at the food dish

This is what we find works.....

Constant food and water

with Auto Feeders and Auto Waters...

Low to the Ground....

(Dogs are used to eating off the ground)...

We have never experienced bloat in our dogs...

What happens when you eat fast???

All Hound types have the tendency

to gorge themselves when it comes to eating...

their old instinct makes them feel ....

that 1 Cup of food you are giving them once or twice a day...Might be their last meal.....

but with constant food.....they go to the feeder

various times a day and nibble...learning there's always food

and fresh water available.....they eat less...and don't

inhale the food....also they stop the squabble with each

other over the food...

Our puppies are raised this way and continued as adults


Some Expensive dog foods aren't necessarily best for Bloodhounds....

 Simple and basic


We supplement our dog food with calcium High protein based products

such as daily Red Raw Bloody

Uncooked Meat>Meat>Meat

Kidneys, heart, lungs, brains,tongue,stomach, raw eggs, cottage cheese,

raw chicken, oat meal

Our dogs love raw corn on the cob....Antlers and Horns...

Possum...Raccoon..Squirrel..Bear meat..Venison..Moose..etc...


PORK BONES ARE NATURAL NUTRITION   

for Bloodhounds...

easy to chew and fit around the Bloodhound lips

Bones strengthen and clean teeth....

gives them extra calcium too....

Feed raw...don't cook..

Here in the USA there are

Packing plants and slaughter houses..

We go to our local slaughter house

and get pork bones by the bulk....

For the cost of one bone sold in the grocery store

we can buy several lbs for the same price

We have them cut up in small pieces

approx......3 to 4 inches

they especially love the knuckles and completely

devour them for the Marrow...(marrow is good natural calcium)

TREATS....

Hot Dogs best treat ever....Cheap and good for them...

We use them for rewards..

We also carry Hot dog Baggie pouches when we're training..


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We personally do not believe in Kennels.

fenced runs, or chains

here at Mountain Crest

Our dogs are fortunate to have free rein of acres to play

... run... swim... and nose around...

Because of this opportunity they have the ability to develop athletic body's

at home as well as hunting expeditions....

We see dogs develop flat feet if kept in kennels

on cement or crushed rocks..

If you compare the foot of these dogs to our dogs on

regular ground and can see a huge difference

Our Bloodhounds are a typical Laid back

 Dog  but not a lazy Breed

Bloodhounds  Do not require large areas or acres

The size of the area needed depends on how many dogs you own...

Even though we have several acres....

our dogs choose to lay next to the gates 99.9 % of the time...

but.... the excess area does allow them to exercise daily....We might add 

families who have purchased our dogs that

live in NY City apartments...Chicago,... LA,... Boston, etc....

Who love the breed with the laid..back temperament works well

 in these situations...


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We do not believe in Neutering or Spaying Animals


When given an animal this surgery.....
It is cutting their life span
                                                      5 to 7 years early

For the effort of watching your dog twice a year if she is a female...she can end up

with a life time of mental and health problems for the rest of her life...

and the same with a male..


There is proven statistics..that taking away hormones at an early age

can cause devastating effects on animals bodies...

If you want to know more read up on the effects of Hormone Deficiency

Some Vets will argue the opposite...

but 100 + years of Hounds-man experience tells the truth....

We have witnessed post surgery and most animals get very lazy

inactive.....and.........FAT especially small breeds

There is a huge loss of muscle quality.

And eventually it starts to weaken bones....

The loss of calcium ..(symptoms start slowly) 

developing  weakened arteries, collapsing veins

(this leads to early heart Problems)

Lack of hormones can cause brain hemorrhaging....

causing unexpected or unfounded seizures

and dementia 

Deteriorating kidney and Liver problems.

Animals can develop early Blindness,Deafness.......early Otiose Arthritis....

Tumors and fatty tissue that...can turn into Cancer and

other health problems...

A healthy animal is in tact and exercising naturally

When taken hormones away from an animal especially at a young age,

the full potential of that animal will never be seen at maturity.

If your dog develops an attitude problem?

Maybe becoming more aggressive short tempered?

Maybe it just doesn't feel well WHY?  Could be Lack of Hormones...

If a person has to fix their dog....

we  recommend a hormone replacement...

  Try it see if there is an actual difference customers tell us YES!


Our Dogs have never been spayed or neutered.

99.9% of our dogs are living 16 to 18 years average...

(Now two of our dogs was 20 years when they passed of natural causes)

In the last 30 years no signs of Cancer

No Hip Displacia 

No fatty tissue,...early tumors, Blindness...or Deafness

No weakened bones lack of calcium or heart problems

We can actually say very very limited arthritis

The Huge Yearly Profits from this surgery

ends with a chain effect of health issues....

Therefore begins a promise of multi returns monthly and yearly to defined

Organizations ?........

         In Layman's terms   A fixed dog is Job security...

Instead..try to be responsible owners 

 put up with the small problems....

Dogs put up with ours!


HIP DISPLACIA

Not all cases but.....

When we were kids (60's) we seldom if ever heard

for instance about Hip Displacia...

This seems to us has gained popularity since the big

trend to fix dogs early and could be lots of different reasons BUT just reason with us for a moment

Truth

It had to start somewhere.... and come on .....we can't blame it all on

inbreeding... and genetics

As kids we didn't have grocery stores selling dog food...our animals

lived on scraps from the table or what was slaughtered on the

farm..Our dogs lived long healthy lives...

Most our mutts were inbred to any stray male dog that came into the yard...

Now some of these ol'e hounds might not have made it in a dog show

but they were tough.......

And they kept the family fed on what they treed or

chased in front of the shotgun..

Seems to us the only time you'd see one limping was due to a.... too

close encounter to a coon or tangled up in a fence or shotgun blast.

We were told not to feed our dogs Raw wild animal meat unless it was cooked....not

because it was unhealthy... but because the dog would get accustomed

to the smell and taste of raw meat which they prefer....

Our Grandfathers knew the dog would go

out early daylight or after dark.... to hunt this animal on their own....

and this took from the family table...

(We certainly remember the egg sucking days)

In past years most dogs were free to come and go as they pleased..

And it was nothing to find your dog running a deer or coon, or rabbit

5... 10 miles away (or further)

Wild game was food on every family's table ...

OK so with all this going on why did you see more Hip problems or for that matter Heart..lungs liver Cancer etc...


I often wonder how much we missed about what our fore fathers was telling us.....

Now we know our dogs crave raw bloody red meat and they will never avoid the

opportunity to...

Find it...dig it up...scratch it off the pavement...catch it..and consume it..

This is a gross picture for most... but.. the dead animals dogs find

and consume....... give them the needed bacteria to keep

their guts healthy...

They're not people they're Dogs..their systems are different than ours...

And actually we've learned we have to keep enough bacteria in our systems

too to keep healthy too ( And I'm not gonna eat road kill)

So could it be dogs just aren't getting the extra ump they need to grow healthy bones

with possible hormone deficiency

We do go by years of experience and Folks believe it or not years of experience is far

better than a book read...

So this is what we do to help the nutrition balance is buy a extra deer license and

throw the whole deer without gutting.. into the dog pen and let them have at it..

Our Vet is not afraid to agree it's the best thing we can do for our

dogs

Yes... we have to worm a little more consistently... but it's

worth their long term health

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Bloodhounds love to walk on a leash (or a harness)

and Our Bloodhounds love to pull  so....we harness that desire

(A Healthy Bloodhound can pull up to 5 times His or Her own weight)

Our dogs work for us....

We have special padded harnesses made for them......

The Harness is made to house the dog completely...it is

carefully designed to put the pulling weight centered in the

chest area..through the brisket..along the back...

You will note we put extra wide straps and Sheep wool for

their comfort ...The extra straps help to even the pulling...

We never cheapen the harness for our dogs if

  we intend to use him or her for pulling...

The intention of the harness is to alleviate the stress on their

muscles and joints and equal the pressure on the whole body.

We find if the harness is too loose it will strain

the dogs muscles.. if it

is too tight the dog will get hot spots..

Just like going to a good shoe store for our feet..........

We take our dogs to a specialist...a harness maker

he's the expert...( we like and use Amish harness makers)

 Our dogs help out around our home.....

They haul our wood for the stove..or campfire....

We let them carry our tent for camping..

 Food...water...Medicines

We let them bring in our recovered game..

They carry our tree stands..on two wheeled carts..or

sleds and take them out after the hunt is over...

They pull and Drag downed trees..

They help carry fire wood into camp...

They bring in tools to build our blinds...

Drag brush ..and tree poles..

Our dogs love something to do...they enjoy working ...it's their nature...

One of our adult dogs can drag out

any size Michigan Deer with rack

by his or herself with sled...cart....or wagon..


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We breed our dogs selectively....

We feel it's important to breed large bone and

good height and weight...

Our dogs need these qualities to conquer

 the mountains, boulders, swamps,thick woods & brush..

Our dogs especially need Athletic Body's...Agility & Stamina....

This creates the character needed to become a part of our pack.

We learn to rely on each other...

and they know their rank within the group.

There is nothing more satisfying than to see our dogs happy...

working like a team and allowing us to be a part of.

Tracking with our dogs

Our standard equipment for open territory is

Choke Chain....Leash...Whistle..and Bell

Each Bell we use has a different tone for

each dog....we know exactly what dog is where..at all times....

The Bells on collars are for safety when hunting.....

Why Bells?

With these Bells our dogs are easily heard while tracking...

If for some reason we did become separated

we could tell what direction they were in...

On the good advise of A Colorado Vet...

In the western states of the USA or countries

known for poisonous snakes

we use bells to keep rattle snakes away from our dogs..

Although our dogs have been trained to stay by us.....

We do carry a leash in the woods...We have experienced

a DNR officer DOM or Type of CO

coming up on us and get dirty looks

 when the dogs tackle the officer with lots of kisses...

The Western USA Hunting can be dangerous.....

As well as the Unforgiving Canadian Bush. We take every precaution for our dogs...


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People ask:

"How are you able to take so many

dogs with you when you hunt or camp"?

We laugh "You mean...besides the three trucks and two trailers"...

All our dogs go with us young and old to

any event they would enjoy...and every hunting trip of course...

Electric Fence....

This keeps the varmints out....and the dogs in.... 

We bought a Cow-Horse fencer at our local feed store...

Good advise....When buying a fencer

( Double the miles of the fencer more than you would expect)

  As you zig zag....wire miles add up fast... and soon you have

lost strength of the fencer..

We bought the fencer that attaches to

a car battery....(always take an extra battery)

It lasts up to 7 days without charging

In the remote areas of the world we use

(Generator) typical 1000 watts for the charger)

We buy push in rods and posts...

String up two to three strands of wire ...and there we have it!...

It works great and we have Safe and practical fencing for our dogs...


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At Home

We have taken down most of our chain link fence

and put up electric farm fencing...

We found underground fence works great....But? it keeps our dogs in

but doesn't keep other animals out...

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Why do we remove Dew Claws? Simple......It's not easy

 to take a Vet with us

while hunting

Last thing we want is a

bloody foot caught

in a fence or bush hung up by a dew claw

 200 + miles away

from the nearest Vet Clinic...

and that Dew Claw can become a lethal weapon

                                 when a dog jumps up accidentally or intentional....

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Bloodhounds love water...


Every chance available.....take them to rivers or the beach...

They will spend hours....swimming and playing....always be ready to get wet ....

They would much rather you in the water with them...

than just an observer on the shore....

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Our Dogs enjoy the game of fetch...

Our Sissy will start and play fetch for hours

Then she gets the others interested and we have a ball team..

Our bloodhounds are natural retrievers

Great dogs for goose and duck hunting....

If needed... they dive to get birds for us..and if your lucky to see it they will actually lift a leg to point.

Here's a couple of questions we get.

"How do we deal with our puppy?

 When we first bring him home.....

He cries all night"?

This ole trick that has worked for us for years.....

We went to a  department store and bought one

of their cheapest wind up clocks

Something that made a Loud ticking

we take this clock....put it in a towel...or sometimes we use a....
plush toy with a pouch..... wind it up.....

Place it in the box or kennel with our new puppy.....

It sleeps like a baby..

(Try warming the towel in the dryer for a few minutes.)

Also ask your breeder to give you something with Mom's scent on it ...smelling it helps the pup to relax


Do Puppies Bite ?    Of course they do...

This is how they learn to defend themselves and earn the right in a pack...

Just like human babies...puppies learn by putting every thing in their mouth..

We grab their mouth when they bite and cry like it hurts...

Most puppies will stop when they hear it is hurting the other playmate..

Mother dog takes her mouth

and puts the pup in it's place..

She doesn't bite hard but...stops the pup

and continues persistently until the pup learns to quit.

We also put our hand over the pups muzzle

and hold it firmly saying NO!

Bloodhound puppy's learn quickly...

(If you consider any puppy has an attention span of about 5 seconds)

Our new puppy gets car sick what can we do?

Here are our remedies

Diphenhy Dramamine for car sickness....

Tums..Antacids..Pepto..for upset stomachs

(with Calcium and vitamin D)....We give 2000 mg

Puppies can get a little Diarrhea when

you first bring them home

this sometimes due to stress or

change in food. water...environment...etc.

Don't panic use a little Mylanta or

Kayopectate for about 3 days

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Administering Medicines

Sometimes it's very hard

to give powder meds

or pills to Bloodhounds..

They can smell through the best

 of temptations...

We use a hot dog or wrap our meds

 in a slice of raw bacon

(like pigs in a blanket) they will gulp it down.

Allergy Medicines

Due to high sensitivity....yes Bloodhounds get allergy's..

Bloodhounds have a tendency to eye water...

This is a trait our Bloodhounds are gifted with for scent tracking...

Some Vets are quick to think

watery Red eyes are a sign of trouble

and often misdiagnose the symptoms....

Unless your Vet has long time

 experience with Bloodhounds

Get a second Opinion!

Excessive watering and Red eyes

and Red Membrane that covers partial eye

can be due to Allergies...

Bloodhounds have a huge sinus cavity...

Everything gets in there..

they sound like Vacuum cleaners..

Common sense says.... their nose

gets into all kinds of Allergy prone places...

We use over the counter Human liquid Eye relief..

If it persists to the point of infection then we get help...

We always carry Benadryl for our Dogs 

We have found most allergy meds for humans

will work for dogs...

We are careful to watch our dosage....

Humans take one or two pills so..... we divide the dosage

according to the size and weight of our dog..

We Carry Epipen's with us (Epinephrine Auto Injectors)

We are positive...we saved Brono"s life while on one of our hunting trips....He got

into a nest of Ground Wasps which stung him hundreds of times...We could tell he

was in distress...and going to stop breathing..We quickly got out a syringe and

gave him half a shot..He recovered completely...A person could possibly save

their dogs life with this shot as well as their own We followed up with

Benadryl pills...

When Hunting or Camping

It's good to have a Medicine kit

with you at all times...

We Pick our older dogs for a pack dog....

We have them carry for both us

and all the dogs....

It makes them feel useful....

and they aren't just laying around

Our Bloodhounds are built for this!


We bring extra bandages, gauze...surgical scissors 

stretch tape,needles and surgical thread..Super Glue works great on cuts and gashes...

Salve...Peroxide...Ora Jel to numb the injured area...

We've learned to stitch a few cuts and cauterize in emergency's.. 

Blood stop powder

(CATTLE ONE WORKS FINE)

Baby or children's aspirins for puppies

for sprains,and fever ....

Dogs really do get headaches... from different types of stress and injury's

Adult aspirins work for adult dogs...again

we watch our dosage compare our

weight to our dogs weight..We use the same recommended hours of dosage is says for humans..

Ibeporephen for swelling and fever

Liniment for pulled tendons...stiff muscles etc..and a good soaking in Epsom salt

Boric Acid.... for sore tired and bloodshot eyes

Sweet oil..Camphor...for ear infections...

or over counter products for swimmers ear ...

Glucosamine....(there are some great combo's)

for Stiff joints and muscles

Anesthesia...Important!

Bloodhounds do not require the recommended dosage

per lb..

Tell your Vet to start with lesser amounts of Anesthesia

Barbiturate anesthesia is not recommended for the

bloodhound...

Bloodhounds are unique and remarkable

They are the most intelligent and 

 unbelievable animals

you'll ever encounter in the dog breeds..

If raised properly, and treated right

They can become your very best pack member

Thanks for reading about our pets ...our

buddies and pack mates...and if you are still interested in getting a Bloodhound

Then give us a try....

Sincerely

Mountain Crest Bloodhounds



Our May says Hi
While showing her work harness.     She loves to pull and she is a great asset around camp.. May especially likes to get fire wood and always has an extra piece in her mouth.    If she hears the bell on her harness she comes running to get hitched up..    (This picture shows May still nursing her litter)    We do not let our females pull while in this condition...but she heard her bell and insisted she wear her harness...