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  2. Advice Needed - 1yr old Jack Russell

    I have this problem too with my boy too (not breathing through my nose), but just all of a sudden he seems nervous and fearful - at that time even a cuddle he doesn't like.. I never found out what it was, it just comes and goes out of the blue and is once in a blue moon situation. One thing i know for sure is smoke alarm beeping when the batteries are low. He is terrified of the beeps. Terrified. He would literally shake on the spot, tails behind his legs and goes into hiding. Perhaps its some high frequency noise when you blow on the squeaker that we humans can't hear - almost like when you whistle? Funnily enough, I would think my boy would be scared of squeaker toys, but he loves them. He will squeak it until it goes mute. And then squeak it some more just to make sure.
  3. Urinating on furniture

    Oh it is too. Sorry. I saw this on page 1 of the forum so just assumed it was current.
  4. Italian Greyhounds

    Thanks, I had the pleasure of meeting a bunch at a coursing meeting in Bendigo last month. That was pretty exciting as I've never seen one come out in SA . To the people that have suggested whopper my boyfriend is pretty adamant about having a small dog I think 12kg+ Is pushing it. I'll make sure he gets pet insurance or has enough in savings for any mishaps. If it ends up being too risky the dog doesn't need to course
  5. @teddybeans this is an old post. AAGM / OP, hopefully you have found a solution. Pen or crate training should also help.
  6. autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia

    can't help with info but sending best wishes for a full recovery
  7. Italian Greyhounds

    Hi Esky There are now a number of IG's Lure Coursing around the country and there are also a number of the hardy European lines about. I would suggest contacting Shantiah IG's and Claire can point you in the right direction. If you want a glimpse of what they can so, google the European Lure Coursing Championships, they are amazing little creatures.
  8. autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia

    Sorry not sure what the shading is on the post
  9. My daughters little 4 yo dog has been in hospital for 5 days now. At first the vets thought he had either been bitten by a snake or ingested poison. They are now treating him for autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia First two blood transfusions failed but it is now 24 hours since his third transfusion (different donor) & his blood count is now up to 26. This is great news, as we didn't expect him to last this long & hopefully it is up & up from now on. Anyone had experience with this...anything we should know?? They will keep him in for another couple of days
  10. I have a 1 year old female Jack Russell and she's been perfect. Really fast learner and very sooky/affectionate when she wants a cuddle. The problem is, over the last few days she's become scared/nervous/terrified when I breath out of my nose (really weird). Last weekend she destroyed one of her toys that had a squeaker in it and I was mucking around with her blowing the squeaker. I saw she didn't like it so I stopped. That afternoon/night she wouldn't come near me. Had her ears back, not making eye contact, nervous wagging of tale, cowering away... The next day she was fine until that night when the same thing happened. I couldn't work out what was causing it until I blew my nose (I have a cold) and she ran away from me terrified... Are there any tips to help her get over this? Anyone seen something similar with their dog? It's like when dogs are scared of fireworks only it's me breathing through my nose... The only other thing I've done recently is dose her with Comfortis and also wormed her. Any help is appreciated, thanks.
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  12. RSPCA South Australia

    pretty impressed. wasn't deleted, not even the angry later poster. and received a reply of sorts...didnt answer my question is this comming to nsw though. J P S good luck with that. RSPCA ... PETA by another name (?) ... do not want to be transparent and are in no way dog / horse / cattle friendly and even less so to their owners. Hell will have frozen over x 3 before they get another cent of mine. RSPCA NSW Hi S, Please contact RSPCA South Australia if you have any questions in regards to the above case involving Border Collies. You can contact them here: https://www.rspcasa.org.au/contact/ and here: https://www.facebook.com/rspcasouthaustralia/ RSPCA NSW were not involved in this case (as it is out of our jurisdiction on New South Wales), so are unable to comment. Thanks. S Thank you. Although I am concerned that this has set a precedent and "chronic mental suffering" may become used in nsw to describe any dog that is "chary, wary or suspicious" of strangers, as this is a characteristic of many of our purebred and a percentage of x bred dogs as well? Few people realise what great guard and family protection dogs poodles are, so they too could fall foul of this as well if it is to become legislated as a basis for seizure and prosecution, as I am aware new laws are currently being drafted?
  13. PRIME100 Pet Food Review

    Have you considered making your own raw food mix? I've found buying human-quality meat and veges can be cheaper than pre-made dog food. Whole free-range chickens cost $8/kg at Coles, which I think is about the same price as Big Dog chicken patties per kg. Chicken peices like necks and legs can be $4/kg. There are lots of resources online that have suggestions for a homemade BARF diet. I read this book many years ago but I think you could get the same sort of information/advice for free online. https://www.amazon.com.au/Raw-Dog-Food-Make-Easy-ebook/dp/B002RL92M2/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1560850564&refinements=p_27%3ACarina+Beth+Macdonald&s=digital-text&sr=1-1&text=Carina+Beth+Macdonald Or you could try https://vetsallnatural.com.au/ + meat <they have puppy mixes
  14. Dog / wolf differences

    another one https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7150335/Dogs-evolved-muscles-sad-eyes-trigger-nurturing-response-owners.html?ito=social-facebook&fbclid=IwAR1F47L52bZDb46GWeecBncFwtDjFV5PfaTQ80wFruyhxmET51yp8koeq0A
  15. Puppy with flatulance

    I can’t remember who told me or where I saw it but fish was the least allergy prone. That’s why I went with fish. Don’t forget, it probably won’t happen immediately as there will still be some chicken or whatever protein in their system between the switchover. And gradually change the diet (mix a bit of both) switching it completely in one go may cause the runs.
  16. PRIME100 Pet Food Review

    I feed the Prime SPD rolls. https://prime100.com.au/product_categories/single-protein-diet/ Give them a call to see what they recommend. I've found them to be very helpful in the past.
  17. Puppy with flatulance

    I don’t know whether it’s scientifically proven but my dog had bad allergies when he was little and I did a lot of reading and found that chicken was the main culprit. My boy was on a chicken based kibble and at that time was hard to find a kibble that didn’t contain some sort of chicken. Even if the protein wasn’t chicken it usually had chicken meal or chicken fat. But I was able to find one that was fish, and once he was on it, he noticeably scratched less. https://pets.webmd.com/dogs/guide/caring-for-a-dog-that-has-food-allergies I can’t say for sure but usually it has to be a process of elimination. Switch him to something not chicken and try to stay with one protein so if something caused him irritation you can deduce which protein it is. My boys used to be on taste of the wild salmon range. I recently switched to meals for mutts salmon which has no chicken and they seem to be doing well. I switched for two reasons 1. TOTW is imported from USA while MFM is made local. I recently heard they do something on imported dog food (at quarantine) which I didn’t like. 2. MFM was better value You can give it a try. ask for samples but I think it usually take one full regular bag to tell whether it works or not. Samples are usually not enough.
  18. Puppy with flatulance

    The time to give a food is one of many factors because you need to eliminate other foods . Personally when ivory coat started changing there formulas and adding stuff to it I stopped using it . Itching isn’t due to teething . Most products that say lamb,fish or what ever else often contain chicken of some sort which makes it challenging for those owners with a legit chicken allergy dog and yes chicken is one of the bigger allergy food . But dog could be itchy for over reasons ,dirty coat ,are you brushing the dog etc etc
  19. Dog / wolf differences

    BBC News - Dogs' eyes evolve to appeal to humans https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-48665618
  20. Puppy with flatulance

    Just stroke her muzzle/mouth as you stroke her everywhere else her muzzle and mouth should receive the same attention during patting/brushing as her belly/ ears/ feet/ chest/tail Get her used to you stroking her mouth etc..then move on..don't let her dictate STOP...rather just stroke elsewhere on her head for a second, and get back to the muzzle, quietly and calmly praising her .you may send her to sleep if the stroking is smooth and calm!
  21. Puppy with flatulance

    Persephone, I will try stroking her mouth tonight. Teddy Beans, I have just checked the Ivory Coat ingrediants of the lamb grain free and it contains chicken fat, could this be the problem?
  22. PRIME100 Pet Food Review

    Sorry, I completely missed that you said it was a GSD puppy. Clearly I hadn't had enough coffee when I replied earlier...
  23. PRIME100 Pet Food Review

    Love it, but I'd call them for sure. The table doesn't mention large breed puppies. http://prime100.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Prime100-SPD-SK-D-200-Product-Table.pdf <---SKD not chicken & veg
  24. Puppy with flatulance

    LOL..so I guess you don't look in her mouth very often!! It's a really cool trick to teach babies ...one which is SO useful ..and which will stand them in good stead all their lives When she's relaxed, lying alongside you, or on your lap ..stroke her face/muzzle gently .... her lips ... just inside her lips ..and along her gums . Just bit by bit , and just for a minute ...until after a few sessions, you can rub your finger along her gums with her mouth closed That's a good start .... I prefer to do it without talking , so to lessen any chance of pups getting excited .
  25. PRIME100 Pet Food Review

    I can’t find that one on their website. You’d have to call them to check whether it is suitable for a large breed puppy (“all life stages”).
  26. Diabetic Dog Food Suggestions

    go with what the vet suggested to start with, keep doing your research and when you have a better idea of things you will be able to make changes if you wish. I'm insulin dependant and would struggle if one of my dogs became diabetic.
  27. Looking to buy new puppy from breeder

    if it is a GSD you are wanting then I suggest you join your state club and ring/email the puppy officer. I wouldn't say 100% of members would do the right thing but most would, otherwise they get thrown out. Also, as the club can be political, there are very good breeders who are not members. But you want one that can show proof of their membership of an ANKC state body, proof of their dogs papers and health tests.
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