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  2. My first thought is contact allergy. Maybe to grass. Is there Tradescantia (wandering Jew) on your property? But Rebanne is right, you need a vet's advice...and roo+veg isn't a balanced diet. Diagnosis via internet is a dubious process.
  3. What are they rolling in?

    Good suggestion. Yep. I'm in NZ and we have possums. But my Springer (hunting lines) is possum mad, and she's not interested. Just the Labs. When I lived in WA, the Labs' great granddam had a special plant she liked to roll in. It was odorless to me. But when it happens on tarmac, I think you can rule out plants. Mystery unsolved.
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  5. Where's the calcium in the diet? meat and veg is not a balanced diet. It is possible he is allergic to something in his diet or environment. Has the vet done a skin scraping? A course of antibiotics? Is it the actual skin or just the fur? I wouldn't be rubbing coconut oil on his feet, that would just encourage him to lick the area, at least it would my dogs. Ever tried tinea powder? I would be going back to the vet, asking for cortisone to nip the itching in the bud and some antibiotics for any secondary infection and keeping the feet as dry as possible.
  6. What are they rolling in?

    Sandgrubber you are in NZ ? If so it’s quite possibly possums... they are a pest over there.
  7. My boy used to lick his paws raw. I used to washed them everyday so that Bacteria doesn’t thrive but come to think of it, it may have caused it to dry out the skin causing more itch. I found after washing it, (and drying completely) he would lick less, but would start licking again later in the day. One thing I did is trim the fur down to a minimal in between his paws so it’s not constantly wet ( again bacteria ). I remember taking him to the vet and the vet gave him a cortisone (I think) shot which almost immediately stopped the licking. It’s important in the next couple of days after the shot to keep the area dry and clean, so that he doesn’t lick at it after the injection wears off. it could start off as an allergy and become a habit if you know what I mean. my boy doesn’t have it any more, it was more when he was younger, once in a while he will lick at it and I would inspect it closely because there may be some foreign object like a grass seed or a bindi that’s causing the irritation.
  8. Hey guys , this is my first time on here, I have an adorable 3 year old pure bread British bulldog named Basile whom I’m very much attached too. He is on a raw food diet of kangaroo and veg purée (boiled carrots , pumpkin , sweetpatato, eggs, coconut oil ) 450gm per day. I have been having this battle with his paws and in between his toes getting red and inflamed and he consistently licks them which he is now wearing a cone. i have been trying to battle this for 2 years I have tried everything holistic from epsom salt soaks , iodine soaks, vinager soaks, Malasab soaks. I have cleaned every time we walk and rub coconut oil on them , also I have been to the vet whom gave me several creams and powders with no luck! I really love my boy he is my best friend and I do what ever I can for his well-being (even sometimes before myself) he is a health 25kg walked twice daily, he is in great spirits he plays etc never had any other medical conditions , but I just can’t seem to get his paws right and I’m on the verge on stressing out and breaking as nothing is working. So I have turned to anyone that could please give me some advise, words would not be able to explain how appreciative I would be ! Below are some photos of Basile . unfortunatley I am unable to upload pics but his paws and inbetween and underneath are red and inflamed.
  9. Dental - to pull or not to pull

    Ok thanks. He doesn’t seem to be in pain and I can’t see any redness or swelling. I’m just paranoid then.
  10. Dental - to pull or not to pull

    Hard to tell just from that Infection is more likely to produce pain, swelling, redness, smell,yucky discharge...dog not feeling 100%. More saliva can be produced if there's a delicious scent around, or if dog is a bit warmer than usual....
  11. Dental - to pull or not to pull

    Sorry may seem like a silly question. I know of dogs (bigger ones) where the water bowl is full of saliva. But my two never have this problem in their water bowls. So got a bit worried whether there was an infection or something
  12. What are they rolling in?

    +1 for my eldest boy! Only on grass. He is smart enough to not do on concrete or hard floors.
  13. Rain Anxiety

    I hope it helps. Once you know if it has a positive effect, you could ook at getting a trainer in to help you with desensitisation and counter conditioning to try and reduce or eliminate your girl's reaction to rain.
  14. What are they scratching at?

    Molly does this too. In her bed, on the lounge and even just on plain carpet. She scratches around, messes up the spot, does the 360 turn, then sits down for a 2 minutes and then she gets up and comes and sits with me.
  15. RSPCA in the news

    interesting statistics https://www.michaelwest.com.au/nsw-doggy-death-row/?fbclid=IwAR3OcrdEWp0bh2sTSp0NjaCsRNU7kiUh8Wspqv00lRMBsWkNoG-Tms7Ux8Q
  16. Rain Anxiety

    The vet has give me xanax to try next time it rains..
  17. What are they rolling in?

    With my three dogs, the only one who does it a lot is the female. The others just seem to do it when they want to scratch their back & it is never in physically dirty stuff, but maybe where something has peed. My theory is that in nature, it is the female who finds the food for the pups, so she rolls in the poo of the species that she would normally be hunting in the wild, mainly kangaroo or cow poo. She does this to camouflage her own scent to enable her to creep up on her prey. Just my theory...no scientific evidence to back it up LOL. I just know that when we take her for a walk around the farm, she has to stay on lead.
  18. autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia

    Yes I agree. Last night his blood count was up to 30
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  20. Dental - to pull or not to pull

    I wouldn't worry...that's pretty normal
  21. What are they scratching at?

    Instinct rules!!
  22. What are they scratching at?

    And all this time I thought they were logical!
  23. What are they rolling in?

    Because the birds living along the river where we are often leave carcasses lying around, or fishermen throw away the carp which are not allowed to be returned to the water
  24. What are they scratching at?

    Lol.. I get that but I think it's a more instinctual behaviour than a logical one.
  25. What are they scratching at?

    On a bed that makes sense, but on a portable carpet??? It’s flat, it doesn’t get any flatter.
  26. Dental - to pull or not to pull

    it’s almost been two weeks since my boy had a bunch of teeth removed. Stitches not completely desolved, but he has finished all his antibiotics about a week ago. I noticed today in his water bowl, after he drinks water the water looks like it has saliva in it. Is this something I need to be concerned with? he hasn’t been complaining about pain and is going about his activities like business as usual. No loss in appetite even on the day of surgery.
  27. What are they scratching at?

    I've always assumed it's a type of nesting behaviour, trying to make their sleeping spot more comfy, even if it sometimes has the opposite effect.. lol.
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