It's been 15 days since Ziva decided to eat rat poison! The great news is that she nor any of the puppies have shown any signs of symptoms. Ziva and pups are treated with vitamin K1 every day as prescribed by our vet. They have 27 more days to go. Then they should all be in the clear. My vet tells me that there should be no after or side effects from this. The puppies are now starting to eat more food they we feed them instead of nursing from mom. So, their exposure to the poison was limited through her milk and will continue to get smaller as they get older and nurse less.
My name is Ryan Strickland and my wife Anita and I fell in love with the white dog, "Ziva" on the our dogs page. I found an older male "Yoda" and brought him home and we talked it over and decided to branch out Strickland's Kennels into NE Cape Fear GSD. Strickland's Kennels was a working retriever kennels that bred, raised, trained, and hunt tested retriever. We bred Golden and Chesapeake Bay Retriever since the early 1990's. I still train a retriever every so often for myself as a hunting dog or for a special client. We've been breeding and raising dogs since 1993.