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  1. http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/canine-crisis-thousands-of-sydney-residents-at-war-with-nuisance-dogs-and-their-owners-20170112-gtqd67.html
  2. Well the good news is no surgery required. Another round of painkillers and a series of cartrophen shots. Also less walks and no running.
  3. Just phoned my usual vet practice and they said its not a CL tear or break but it has been traumatised, so I may have my wires crossed. I'm taking him for a checkup in about an hour.
  4. Thanks. The reason I asked is the link I posted above implies surgery is really the only long-term option.
  5. So would she operate as per the link above or do a different sort of treatment regime?
  6. Thanks for the feedback, he is 10 years old. Appreciate the contact info. I am a bit reluctant to go to a different vet until I talk to my regular one. They know his history and have his x-ray. The limp is the back left leg. He already has arthritis in one of his front legs and gets a series of cartrophen shots around every 9 months. I want to make sure this is fixed because from what I read if it isn't fixed properly arthritis can set-in the knee joint.
  7. I came home a week ago to find my dog limping. Off to the vet and after being sedated & x-rayed i was told it's his cruciate ligament and was given some pain killers for him and that was that. A week later he is still limping occasionally, though sometimes he seems normal and runs around like his usual self. The limping comes and goes. Should I rest him or walk him? Is there a timeframe on this before you would ask questions or go back to the vet? Does CL ever heal itself? From what I've read it doesn't - which is puzzling because my vet didn't say anything at all about any further treat
  8. I give my dog one of these per month as a special treat. He loves them. I popped into Pet Barn to buy a large bag of them today -perhaps around one dozen in a bag. $64.95!! Have we got a nationwide shortage of pigs ears? :laugh:
  9. Anyone going to this? http://dogloversshow.com.au/sydney/
  10. 10 years old today. The decade zoomed by.
  11. When my dog was on anti-biotics a few months back he was peeing like a fountain and had an accident or two on a hall runner inside my house. I soaked and scrubbed it with boiling water. Recently, he has peed again on the same spot twice so there must be some scent still there. Today I chucked away the peed-on hall runner, mopped the floor with disinfectant and laid down a brand new identical hall runner. So the scent should be gone. Is there anything else I can do that will ensure he doesn't pee there again or is there a chance he will identify the area as an okay-to-pee zone? Bloody dog.
  12. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-27/making-clothes-from-pet-hair/7548230
  13. Article here: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/rendezview/dr-chris-brown-australia-we-need-to-talk/news-story/b82de3dc4a192dc9a1cd6c44dd0ab764
  14. Humans may have domesticated dogs two separate times, taming wolves both in Europe and Asia thousands of years ago, according to new research. A major international research project may have cleared some of the controversy surrounding the origins of man's best friend, which has until now remained a mystery with two primary hypotheses. The first holds that humans domesticated dogs for the first time in Europe more than 15,000 years ago. Opposing researchers believe the domestication happened approximately 12,500 years ago in Central Asia or China. The new study, published in the American jo
  15. This is incredible. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-20/goodbye-maggie-australian-kelpie-may-be-world's-oldest-dog-dies/7341720
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