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  1. A poodle x I owned couldnt swim...we only found that out when he chased a duck into our dam and then just went vertical and started going under etc...hubby had to jump and and drag him out thru the clay...to make it worse, when we got back to the house, the power had gone off so he couldnt even shower ( we are on tank etc and have pumps) By the time the power came on, he had dried and cracked lol. The dog was fine as I used the horse trough water to get him a bit clay free.. We also had a duckling that sank, lol. We called her Minnow, after Gilligans boat that sunk. She never did learn to float...
  2. ...Add a pudgy pap to the mix here...he was 7 kg and should be around the 5 tp 5.5 kg mark. He looks like a weird long haired corgi He really stacked it on when he was desexed. Last weigh in he had lost 300 grams but that took months to do. I try to feed him one total bone only meal a week, and the rest of his meals are about 80- 90 grams of diet dry or meat. My other pap is 5 kg on the nose and even tho a finer dog, he is the right weight and eats like a horse. He could actually do with an extra 200 grams or so on, but it isn't going to happen; he is just too active lol My terrier x eats what he wants and hasn't strayed from the 10 kg mark ( which is a perfect weight for him) since he was a pup. It is really hard to whack the weight off them; hell I cant get it off myself!
  3. You know if it was a horse, I would say bot fly eggs....are tye a little hard to pull off? And are they stuck to a hair shaft or just in the fur?
  4. I have been following this thread with heart in mouth kinda, and am SO happy that you have a great outsome with your little guy. Happy New Year & many more!!!
  5. Fingers crossed for the little guy!
  6. My dog ( not bitch) has a small lump at the incission site as well and I was told it was from the internal stitching ( they sub stitch *think that is the term* ) It just feels like a bit of scar tissue under the skin. It reduced a little over time as well.
  7. oh crap, really? No jumping???? I mean that makes sense but this dog thinks he is superdog as it is, and we live on property Half the time he has 4 feet off the ground :rolleyes:
  8. I have NO idea why I thought they were in the front. Anyway I have hit google and read up and going by what I read, you^^ ( collective you) are right. So I will get the vet to check when he has his needle. I am presuming also if it is SP that it is Gr1 ( low) going by the table I read. Jumping the gun a bit here, but it is only one leg at the moment ; what are the chances of the other leg being affected later on if it is SP? Is it common if one is affected both will be? Again I don't know if it is hereditary or injury induced, but I know this pups sire & dam are totally ok in that regards ( tho again I know that is no guarantee)
  9. Thanks for all the replies I will just take him to the vet then and see where we go from there. I was wondering about luxating patella but I thought it was more in front legs ( off to google now) Thanks again
  10. My papillon Sam ( whole male, 14 months) seems to want me to own the vet surgery via vet bills Sam thinks he is a border collie, so is full on everywhere. He doesn't know the word walk I am sure. He plays...hard. For the last two weeks, I have noticed that occassionally he pulls up lame when he is playing hard with the other pap or playing fetch. He hops around with a back leg held up in the air for like 30 seconds ( usually still running full force back to us etc while doing it) He will put the back leg back down after a little while but you can see he is not putting weight on it, and then give it another minute and he is ( what seems) back to normal. Usually when I see him lame, even tho it is for such a short time and he seems to recover, I call it quits with whatever he is doing. After watching for a little while, it *looks* like it is when he does a turn. I haven't seen him do it when just running straight. He has no pain that I can determine, and no swelling, no nothing. It is always the same hind leg. He never yelps etc. It actually doesn't seem to worry him at all, especially if a ball is in play. He is due for his needle soon, so I am going to see if I can get the vet to do a home visit and see it in action, as there is NO way that the vet will see the lameness any other way. I just wanted to see if there are others who have had something similiar, as this is really puzzling Has anyone had anything similiar? TIA Kym
  11. I hit google and found out that Sertoli cells are 'nurse' cells found in the testes and scrotum, and that tumours involving these cells mainly happen to dogs with undescended testes. I wonder if that when your boy was a pup ( maybe in utero even) that he left some of these cells within the abdomin??? That is the only reason I can think of that the cells would even BE there, iykwim. Everything that I read was very positive as rarely spreads. Best of luck
  12. How horrendous!!! I hope the pups make a full recovery. On a side note it is a workplace, health & safety breech ( regardless of the pets getting to the bait forst before a child did) and comes under the hazzardous substances act. Yes, they are allowed to use it, but it has to be not accessable to anyone/anything. And in the case of a bait that a rat can actually carry OUT and drop just anywhere, it is a very dangerous thing to even do. I expect that being a 'pets allowed' place would also carry more ramifications in fact WHS hotline 1300369915 All the best!
  13. kymbo

    Car Sickness

    My pap gets car sick, even when he has nothing in his tummy; he just brings up froth and slimy drool stuff instead of chunkies. The worst one ever was when the sod ate fresh horse poo, and then proceeded to chuck that up in hte car; double whammy He is now just over one and was not growing out of it, tho we did extend the travel distance to 5 klms before he chucked....It was sad as he loves going in the car BUT I have just been trying out Rescue remedy and it seems to be working. No drool ( drool used to start at 500m down the road), and only a little chuck after 10 klms!!! Some times none at all even. I give 2 drops 15 mins prior. I have no idea how this is working, but it seems like it is. Even the vet is amazed as he is a cronic chucker, and we were just about to do the drug route with him. Previously I had tried different positions in car/ aircon on/off / with/without a doggy friend/ window up/down ...you name it I tried it. Worth a try maybe?
  14. varicool, frodo has a flea allergy and only needs one bite to be itchy constantly for weeks. I found that the PAW range of shampoo for sensative skin really helped in soothing his skin and stopping the itchies Initially I used sebazole a couple of times just make sure it was nothing more nasty tho
  15. .My pap presented with a limp, and it turned out to be a broken neck. This is a dog that was NOT out of my sight, and screamed if an ant bit him. I have NO idea how he could have possibly done it. Obviously stuff just happenes regardless of how careful anyone is I hope your poor doggy heals well and with no lasting effects.
  16. Have you a guide book? I got one for my D200 and it is great for explaining stuff. It is called D200 Digital Field Guide. I am sure they would have one for the D400.
  17. Just adding, I bought a whistle for my last dog....I found when he had his nose down, nothing broke his concentration, especially when he was down the paddock chasing a bunny or bunny scent. The whistle really gets his attention, and his love of cheese is doing the rest ;)
  18. Out of interest, I had a personal alarm that looked almost the same, and looks like it had the same features. You pushed a button to get the 'chirp' sound, or pulled the handle off for the alarm to sound. I think it even had the torch, lol I wonder if it is the same thing, but new marketing due to a new use? And if the personal alarms are still around? You used to be able to get them from the cheap shops for 5 bucks.
  19. Without being an alarmist, my dog started behaving strangely, but not consistantly, when he was about 2 1/2. As it turns out, he was in the early stages of PRA, as it affects the short? rods first, hence his night vision went first...but this also meant that on cloudy days/ dusk/ darkish areas he couldn't see very well. We firsat really noticed it when we were playing ball with him and he started not being able to see where the ball went or find it. I thought it was either sight or smell, but because it was so inconsistant, it was hard for me to tell what was wrong, only that there was 'something' He also had trouble looking thru glass ( reflections maybe?) and recognising people until they talked ( again only really when the lighting was bad) I agree with ^^ and best bet is to see a vet/specialist. Best of luck!
  20. Could I have price list too please via pm thanks :rolleyes:
  21. When my dog was on antibiotics, the vet wouldn't give him his vaccination. Seriously, if you have doubts ( and I think you have reason to) I would be going to another vet. None of what you typed ^^ up there sits well if you are paying every time you go to the vet especially if they said he needs ABS for 3 weeks but will only dispense 1 week at a time with another paid consult????? Also, when my dog/cat/horse had ringworm, I used an antifungal cream. Unless there is some sort of infection, AB's will do nothing? Best of luck
  22. These are more quirks, but one dog throws my thong at me when he decides it is time for a walk, lol, and all dogs know the phrase " behind the line" That came about from 3 dogs crowding me in the kitchen when I was cutting up steak etc. I walked them back saying 'out' and 'more' ...now if they are under my feet, it is a bit of a routine...I say " out" and they back up a few feet and just wait till I am saying 'further, further further, BEHIND THE LINE DAMMIT". When I get to the behind the line bit, they scoot out pretty quick and sit behind the imaginary line I have made :laugh"
  23. 3M vetwrap is also latex, the same as elastoplast, but there is a LOT less latex in the product. Basically the only latex in it is the little hooks of latex, similiar to how velcro works, and you can only see them microscopically) My dog still ended up with skin irritation from the co-ban ( a different maker of vetwrap but still the same) even tho it was padded away from the skin, but it was a lot less than the elastoplast. I am having a fight atm with the pet insurance, who are saying that the original thorn in foot is one claim ( thus one excess) and the allergic reaction to the bandaging of said thorn wound 10 hours later is another ( thus another excess)
  24. Both my paps do the reverse sneezing, one way more than the other. The vet said they can even learn to do it if they are rewarded for it in some way....which is what we were finding, as I would be slathering the attention on him & worried as hell. And of course this dog loves the attention I modified my behaviour to just matter of factly picking him up and taking him to his water bowl saying " have a drink". Now on the odd time he does it, I just say " get a drink" and he goes himself (mostly) The theory with getting a drink ( or making them swallow) is that it 'resets' the soft palate. I wonder if your girl is a smart cookie and is 'learning' that doing it has its rewards??
  25. Well my boy hates elastoplast ( and as it turns out it actually allergic to it ffs) but the vetwrap/coflex stuff he leaves mostly alone. You can wrap up over the the first joint and it still has enough give that it is flexible for them so wont worry them when they walk/run etc. And because it sticks to itself, you wrap it on and kinda press it and it moulds on....almost impossible for them to find an end to pull on etc. I got mine from the vets ( $7.70) but I am pretty sure the daughter paid 4 bucks at the stock place for her horse. Chemists stock something similiar too called Co Ban, but I am unsure of the price. Can't speak more highly of this stuff for ease of bandaging etc
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