cavNrott

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  1. My dogs get all the puppy shots and then a booster at 16 months. After that they have no more vaccinations.
  2. I'm so sorry for your loss Griff. Fly free, Sirena
  3. Juice do you want to sell the meds you have. Do you have Fortekor? If so I'm interested. Would you message me please if you're interested.
  4. My own Rott and two rescue Rotties lost their lives to bone cancer.
  5. Just distract her with a toy Paul. My Rotty girl did the same thing as a young puppy. I used to say Ah Ah quietly and give her the toy.
  6. Don't despair yet LuisK. The bottom canines should be behind the top ones in a Lab (as opposed to, say, bulldogs who are meant to have an underbite) but it sounds as though he has a significant overbite. The bottom jaw will continue to grow after the top jaw has finished growing. The adult teeth may come in nicely. Don't lose hope yet. I trust your breeder will be involved in this process and if your pup does need a canine dentist when he matures, it would be nice to think the breeder will kick in some $$$. Don't play tug with your pup and make sure no one else does. I made that mistake with my dog and I may have been partly responsible for my Rotty's underbite.
  7. Different breed here but I'm referring to a large breed. My large breed had a perfect scissor bite when she was around the 18 month old mark. The top jaw had indeed finished growing and her jaw alignment was perfect but the bottom jaw continue to grow and she ended up with an underbite. So the top jaw does indeed grow faster than the bottom jaw. However the bottom jaw takes longer to reach it's final position. Most people describe all jaw problems as an overbite but often this is not the case. My vet gets overbite and underbite mixed up too, he kept referring to my dog's overbite (in conversation) when she had an obvious underbite. We just need to clarify whether this dog has an overbite or an underbite. An overbite means the top jaw has grown at a faster rate and is therefore well out and over the bottom jaw/teeth. In an underbite the bottom jaw has grown out past the top jaw/teeth. If your dog has an overbite LuisK, chances are the bottom jaw will continue to grow and it will more than likely correct to a nice scissor bite. If this is the case there will probably be no need for any dental work. If he has an underbite at this tender age, I'd say your canine dentist was spot on in his assessment and that you should have a seriously talk to the breeder. This is an 8 week old puppy and his little jaws should be correct at this age. However puppies don't grow uniformly, they grow randomly in bits and pieces.
  8. Sorry Tint, I haven't been back to DOL until now. If you're interested in these two bowls you can have them for $15 all up. I gather you'll collect them from me to save on postage costs. The $$ will be donated to the Lort Smith Animal Hospital. If you pm me I'll receive email notification of your message.
  9. I have two almost new Spaniel water bowls. I'm in Mount Waverley Vic.
  10. One of my GSD's had both carnassials extracted and his facial features didn't change, neither did his eating habits.
  11. Nope - too unsettling for the dog IMO - and the owners - send photos in a weeks time and then one at Christmas and thats it. But CnR I defer to your much deeper dog behaviour knowledge if you think this would work. So - so weighing it all up - I'd tell them politely to 'bugger off' and keep the dog. This is nonsense. I don't have any more dog behaviour knowledge than you Westiemum but thank you for the compliment. You're right about not letting them meet up with the dog on neutral territory. It probably would be unsettling for her.
  12. Please don't give up on this dog yet. She needs a new home. Her loopy previous owners know that. So you don't have a signed receipt for your payment for this dog. Bad move on your part. When you pay cash for anything at all, you get a signed receipt. I know that's not helpful right now but it had to be said. You may have enough documentation to prove ownership anyway. Especially as the vet has also been informed of the change of ownership. Unless you thought they were bit unscrupulous they probably won't come to your house and steal your dog. Law abiding citizens don't do that stuff. I doubt breaking and entering would be on their bucket list. The courts hand out jail time for that kind of behaviour. You're home and will be with the dog most of the time and when you need to go out you can either crate the dog inside or leave her loose in the locked house. If this was me and I thought the dog would be better in it's previous home I would hand her back. However the dog is better with you so I would not hand her back. We need to remember this is about the dog and what is best for her. If you need to engage in some slightly uncomfortable conversation with the previous owners...so be it. This dog is worth it isn't she? If you give her back she'll be on the market for a new home again once the novelty of having her back with them wears off. If you do decide you're prepared to advocate for her and want to keep her, when the owners arrive tomorrow have a receipt already written out and ask whichever adult you gave the money to, to sign it. Note on the receipt what the payment is for.
  13. I would keep the dog because life will be better for the dog with you. Remidog said she has nothing bearing the previous owners signature and that's a bit of a worry. It sounds like you don't have a signed receipt. I hope you do. Ask your Father to look closely into the laws of rehoming/selling of an animal. You need to know these details just in case. The rescue girls on this forum can probably also help with the rules. They know what they are. What the previous owners are now doing is below the belt. First the distraught teens who were not caring for the dog anyway and now the partner/wife. I would keep the dog because she'll have a better life with your family and this is what it was all about until the old owners started moving the goal posts and making it about themselves. Both you and they know the dog is in a better home with you. All should start thinking about the welfare of the dog again. I would call the previous owners and tell them I'll not be returning the dog and would like to cancel their visit on Sunday because the dog has settled in nicely and she'll think they've come to take her home. It would definitely unsettle her. Perhaps you can take the dog to meet them on neutral territory in a week or two if they still want to see her. It's natural for them to miss their dog for the first few days but they don't want to keep her or they would not have gone to those lengths to find her a new home. What they're feeling is a knee jerk reaction to her absence and in a few more days they'll get used to her not being with them.
  14. Dana, my 10 1/2yo blk/tan girl is deaf. She went deaf at about 2 years of age. My neighbours 8 1/2 yo Tri is deaf. He went deaf at about 5yo. Deafness seems to be a big problem in CKCS's.
  15. Yes, it's not a rare occurrence.