Irish Setter Dog Names in Pop Culture
Mac celebrated his birthday in early May in his favorite way possible: a long run on the beach and through the dunes with his pet parent Chantal Mcilvene-Wright. He loved the experience and had a joyful day.
But just a couple days later Mac didn't want to eat. Nor did he want food the day after that, and by the third day he not only didn't want to eat but he seemed lethargic. His owner knew it was time to make a move.The vet thought Mac might have crystals in his bladder so he took a urine sample and they went home. The next day Mac didn't want to move at all and his owner immediately called the vet again. This time they took a blood sample and Mac was kept at the clinic on an IV for dehydration. More blood sample were sent to the lab.
The next morning Mac's owner was told the Irish setter was dying. They said he had AIHA and wasn't strong enough to survive it. The shock was horrific. Fortunately family friend and setter breeder Dorothy Park was unwilling to give up. She made a few phone calls and in no time Dorothy, Chantal, Mac, and Dorothy's dog Charlie made the trip to Earlswood Veterinary Referrals Hospital in Belfast. Charlie was along to be a blood donor.
Mac was severely anemic when they arrived and was immediately put in the intensive care unit. AIHA tricks the body into destroying its own red blood cells. These are the cells that carry the oxygen throughout the body and to the vital organs. Without them, the blood thickens and form clots everywhere, bringing about certain death. Charlie was the first dog to donate blood. He was given large doses of drugs to suppress the immune system.
Still he needed two more transfusions. The results were that he was still alive but not doing well. They needed that medicine to kick in and do its job. And at last it did. Mac is now back to his old, energetic self, thanks to Dorothy Park, good medical care, and luck. The sad part is, the AIHA can return at any time. At last count he was eight years old.and living and loving life with his family..
Irish Setter Dog Name Considerations
First, eliminate the names you don't like from the categories you have chosen. You may want to break your choices down into groups like sports names, names inspired by the breed heritage, or a name that fits your pup's personality. Sometimes it is best to take a few days to settle on a name while you get to know your new dog. That gives you time to discover if your dog is speedy, funny, brave, or loving.
Many people choose to give their dog a human name. If you decide to take that route, choose a name that isn't already in the family. Although you might be honoring your husband William by naming the dog Willie, it will be confusing to the dog. When your dog hears, "Will, take out the trash, please," it's sure to confuse them.
In the same way, a name that sounds too much like a command will create misunderstandings as well. "Moe" can easily be mistaken for "No' or 'Shea' for stay. Naming your new Irish setter is a big step in their training, so keep it short and clear. Your dog needs to be able to easily tell when you are speaking to them and respond well to commands. Using one or two syllables is best. Don't worry. You'll find the perfect name for your pup with a little thought and care.