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  2. Brindle Pug in Australia

    I don't breed dogs of any sort, let alone dogs that suffer as a result of their own terrible anatomy. So no, I don't have to "man up" because I wouldn't be involved in something like that to start with, because I consider it to be grossly unethical. Anywho. If you want to argue the issue, could you please try actually addressing points that I've made, rather than just throwing out random, unrelated accusations? I'm not avoiding the science, I pointed out the science. I pointed out the issue of genetic bottlenecking, of extreme traits, etc., and instead of addressing those issues, you start waffling about excuses. It doesn't even make sense, and frankly, it's a little irritating to have to reply to someone who flaps from one hysterical, unrelated accusation to the next, purposely avoiding the actual issues.
  3. Corneal Ulcer

    I'm glad your sweet boy is doing so well.
  4. Worms

    You need to take your dog to a vet to have a blood test for heartworms. If you even suspect your dog may have heartworm please do not give them any heartworm treatment without veterinary advice as it can make them very sick. The water itself won't give her heartworm, it is transmitted via mosquito bites, but still mosquitoes can be very prevalent around still water areas. Heartworm is serious. Please get your dog to a vet.
  5. Worms

    Hiya,so i am unsure if my dog has worms and/or heartworms as she does have a few symptoms that may be a sure sign that she does D:...she has been constantly itching-she was always an itchy dog but seems to be worse,scoots her butt in the grass but she does get a bit of poo in her bottom as she has a long coat so i have to constantly clean it (urgh sorry)sometimes coughing but she does eat random stuff even when i try my best to keep it from her, like wood sticks,lack of appetite but she does eat her kibble even though not in one go,notice her more tired but still playfull but maybe not as much etc...and she drinks from the fish pound that i have when shes out in the yard,even though she has 2 places with clean fresh water and i constantly tell her and warn her to not drink from the small lake as it is still water- constantly worried as i just read that still water thats been out for a while can cause heartworms. I just gave her a dewormer tablet 3 days ago and a spot on even though she does not have fleas or ticks and i did not seen any worms on her poop so i guess she does not have them but i am worried about heartworms and dont really know how it works to get them checked or if i give her a pill for it? Help me please!,and thanks ahead.
  6. Worms

    Hiya,so i am unsure if my dog has worms and/or heartworms as she does have a few symptoms that may be a sure sign that she does D:...So she has been constantly itching-she was always an itchy dog but seems to be worse,scoots her butt in the grass butt she does get a bit of poo her her bottom as she has a long coat so i have to constantly clean it (urgh sorry)sometimes coughing but she does eat random stuff even when i try my best to keep it from her, like wood sticks etc...and she drinks from the fish pound that i have when shes out in the yard,even though she has 2 places with clean fresh water and i constantly tell her and warn her to not drink from the small lake as it is still water- constantly worried as i just read that still water thats been out for a while can cause heartworms. I just gave her a dewormer tablet 3 days ago and a spot on even though she does not have fleas or ticks and i did not seen any worms on her poop so i guess she does not have them but i am worried about heartworms and dont really know how it works to get them checked or if i give her a pill for it? Help me please!,and thanks ahead.
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    Looking good Teddy! Not much cloud showing any more... go you good thing! T.
  8. Monkeying around... and other animals

    Exciting stuff Grizabella, more please. And just love the duikers, beautiful.
  9. Brindle Pug in Australia

    Very broad statements.. Just the same old excuses.. Do you have any supportive evidence & specifics? Or is it more about blowing smoke rather than manning up & doing something that you claim to be passionate about. smoke & Mirrors & little if any substance.. Like this Brindle Nonsense . AVOID THE SCIENCE because it isn't convenient..
  10. Litters Due September 2018

    just a quick pic of the kids ;) we had 2 boys and a girl on the 29th of sept <3
  11. Corneal Ulcer

    Sorry I forgot again! Here we go
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  13. Food Advice Please!

    @MARY H B, I have nearly gone mad over the years with some of my dogs eating barely enough to keep them alive. And I’ve posted exactly the same as you have and spent $$$$$ on trying all the foods and treats in which to bury pills. One of my dogs was impossible to medicate in the normal ways because she was like your Angel - food was something you had to endure to stay alive and there was no way you could force a pill down her throat (I hate that anyway) or put it in food because she wouldn’t eat. I have found success in two ways: 1. For the dogs who are difficult to feed, I crush up tablets in a tiny bit of Nutrigel and home made bone broth and syringe this mixture. 2. With the other dogs who will eat, I also found the skin of roast chicken was 100% fool proof provided the pills were wrapped up tightly so the dogs couldn’t work it around and spit the pill out. All other things, cheese, omelettes, liverwurst, cabanossi, etc didn’t work at all. I’ve stopped using the roast chicken skin as it is very fatty and both the dogs whom I medicated like that are a bit overweight. I now buy human grade chicken mince and bury the pills in that and that, thank goodness, works as well as the roast chicken skin without the calories. In desperation, I also have medication (Anaplex) for the dog who wouldn’t eat and was skin and bone. As she is a fluffy Maltese x Shih Tzu this wasn’t noticeable until you picked her up. My heart used to sink as she was so skinny and a feather weight. Since being on the medication, she is now a good weight (maybe some would say plump ) and when meal times comes, she is bouncing around as if on springs. Anaplex is quite expensive, but worth its weight in gold as it does the trick. I have recently (after seeking advice from my vet,, of course) started giving another of my dogs Anaplex and although it took about a week to kick in, she is now eating so much better. This latter dog is 18 so she is watched extremely carefully and she does have a tumour, but she was going up to two days without eating and losing weight at a frightening rate. She is now eating at nearly every meal; not a lot but enough to stop the weight loss. Hopefully this is of help.
  14. Can Eveyone Please Check Out My Golden Retriever

    I read the whole thread and did not notice the date until @ryansmithnzmade his post. We need a thread “I wonder what happened to . . . . "
  15. Brindle Pug in Australia

    You know your argument must be seriously flawed if I'm agreeing with asal.
  16. Puppy rash near belly button area?

    You could make a note to yourself to ask the vet at the next vaccination? of course if it suddenly gets worse or seems to be paining her, go there ASAP.
  17. Brindle Pug in Australia

    interesting that haoxian conveniently ignores that the gene pool of the Australian stumpy tailed cattledog was sourced from classifying back yard bred dogs into a register for grading up or they would still been have bottlenecked into one breeder only? There is a vet in Sydney who has been lobbying the AVA for years to compile a list of recommended breeders selecting for health and to his frustration they have never gone ahead with it. As he said who better to know which breeders puppies are filling his and their surgery with defective puppies and adults? As well as which breeders puppies do not and live long healthy lives only seen for checkups? he had the idea over 20 years ago now . imagine the improvements that could have been achieved by now if the AVA had backed it? He said he was told they feared being sued by the breeders who didn't make the recommendation list
  18. Why would anyone still use that site? There may be rehomings, but to me,what the groups lose in donations and their profile would not be worth it. The new Rescue Network one looks good, but will only work if enough groups support it.
  19. Thanks for that @Powerlegs. Why am I not surprised? Sigh.
  20. Introducing.... Bolt!

    My girl has a new toy!!
  21. I just checked https://shoutforgood.com/privacy-policy
  22. Brindle Pug in Australia

    I am not nor never have been with the pug breed. I think pug breeders, in general, have a lot to answer for... To repost a link that recently appeared in News... https://theconversation.com/vets-can-do-more-to-reduce-the-suffering-of-flat-faced-dog-breeds-110702
  23. Oh I'm gobsmacked at their generosity - our groups can get direct donations for a whole week! Woo-hoo!. (insert sarcasm emoticon here). And am I being cynical here or do any donations processed via Shout for Good have the contact details captured and onsold to marketers? Or does ANZ profit instead by being a holding site for potentially tens of thousands of dollars in transit?
  24. Puppy rash near belly button area?

    Thanks for all the responses so far - it seems as though it’s a scar maybe from her belly button that has got irritated and scratched. It calmed down a bit after a soapy warm bath yesterday. Not sure if the purpose of the breed of dog but great nature and looks so far.
  25. Brindle Pug in Australia

    You claim that it is not. And unfortunately, your opinion is not sufficient evidence to dissuade me of my opinion. Purposely bottle-necking the gene pool (as happens frequently in the ANKC world) is NOT an enhancement to the gene pool, but a serious problem. Any breeder, with any care for the genetic health of their chosen breed, would understand this very simple fact. Closed studbooks, majority of dogs ending up on limited register (squeezing that gene pool even further), the deliberate selection of unhealthy or exaggerated traits for the purposes of winning shows, none of these things are good for the actual dogs. Yes, some backyard breeders do terrible things as far as welfare goes but equally, the BB or the pug, gasping for air because its breeder chose exaggerated features over any quality of life.. that's also abuse.
  26. Brindle Pug in Australia

    Actually BYB..ing in no way enhanced by what you claim.. There are ways about doing Gene Pool enhancement & it's not the reasons you gave. Farm Working dogs & Conformation dogs.. completely different discussion. Breed Type as you might say.. We all have our preferences in what we like in our own dogs.
  27. Brindle Pug in Australia

    May I ask how long you have been in the Pug Breed ?? 50+ yrs for me.. Been there seen changes (Good & Bad).. BYB'ers have no reality to doing their time & prove that they have the Breed Interests at heart. Wouldn't have a clue what or how to achieve the Breed Standard.. More than happy to discuss the Breed Standard point by point.
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