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  1. Oh Scottsmum I missed all of this! I'm so sorry about Scotty. He was a lucky little dog that one.
  2. On my phone I can't seem to find what I'm looking for. I know the Spring thing in August is always on the calendar but I'm looking for something similar, maybe not quite as big, in or close to Sydney. I've been talking to a young vet student who is keen to know more about purebred dogs. He worked on a Newfy today but had never heard of them before. He's down on Pugs and Frenchies because he's only seen unhealthy ones so far. I'd love him to see the passion and dedication and LOTS of different breeds for different purposes.
  3. Vebo - and a good crate is a lifelong investment. Ours has also housed a sick little rescue dog for weeks, our cat when we moved house, a random found kitten, a found rabbit (again for a few weeks, outside) and with a bit of extra wiring kept some visiting guinea pigs safe overnight.
  4. I found that our local Vinnie/Salvo groups are not allowed to sell crappy (non standard) prams or strollers for money but might point you to the 'no sale rubbish' pile. Sadly old Maggot dog didn't get much joy from our find because he wanted to sniff at ground level. I modified with bits of netting to stop most of his falling out but sometimes he just tried to leap
  5. Poor pug at the park yesterday had a tongue almost touching the ground. Just like that one I remember seeing ads for on Bondi Rescue that had to have surgery to put its tongue back in/together a few years ago. There's no way it would ever fit naturally. So I googled and it appears not an uncommon thing for pugs to have excessively long tongues?
  6. Oh sorry SAS of course you're the massage expert - Helen's physio - d'oh!
  7. I suggest you contact Helen Nicholson and team at K9Physio, they are very professional and would be able to advise what courses are best accepted in the business.
  8. I hadn't looked at troughs or fishponds - looks like some of them have a drain point, rather than needing pump to empty, so they might be an option! Thanks :)
  9. Oh I didn't think of Bunnings, I was looking at the Kmart/target/toysRus line. Thank you!
  10. I love that one but when I checked the website they posted the ad in 2013 and haven't said much since. It was $425 plus shipping which from Vic to Sydney was going to be well over $100 - which might be ok if it lasts more than the usual year or two for plastics in the sun
  11. I need to replace the dog pool and can't seem to find the big square type I got a couple of years ago - just the small scalloped 'shell' pool. Anybody seen the big ones lately, preferably in Sydney? Or suitable substitute? I'd love one of those snazzy bone-shaped ones with a deck around it but they only seem to be in the USA and very expensive! Needs to be able to be tipped over or drained out, no pump. Ta!
  12. Five years ago to the day, 11 October 2011, I was posting on DOL asking for recommendations for surgery for an odd lump on Stevie's hock. We ended up with Stephen Fearnside at SASH who did an amazing job with a very strange growth in a difficult area. Today she's in with our local vet having a couple of small lumps taken off and he's also doing a proper biopsy on another big lump that's in the hip joint on the same leg as five years ago. Needle biopsy a few months back indicated standard fatty lump, but it's grown hard and 'different'. So I think - what if it's the same thing? Would it help with the pathology if they knew what it was last time - para-osteal-fibro-lypoma (sp?)? I rang SASH and within two minutes the receptionist had found our records, updated contact details, checked that all the case notes would be there (because they've changed computer systems in the last few years). Another 15 minutes later and she's called back to confirm she's checked with Stephen and they've been sent through to our current vet already! That's on top of just how communicative they've been over the years since the Orijen cat food horror, letting me send updates on Rocky since 2008 up until her passing earlier this year. to SASH I know the $ are a hit when you first have to go there, but the long-term follow-up is fantastic.
  13. Stevie's starting on Previcox for her stiff old legs. The vet gave me the tablets and all the warnings and said 'once per day' but I forgot to ask if it's better to give in the morning so she has a better day, or in the evening to help with getting out of bed in the morning? Or doesn't it matter? She especially liked the instruction that she MUST eat before or with the tablet :laugh:
  14. Good girl Fern! ETA I didn't realise how far behind I was. Good work Mal!
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