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About Jumabaar

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    Rehabilitation, Conditioning and Veterinary Care
  • Birthday 08/02/1988

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    Kelpies, Finnish Lapphunds

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  1. Dropped pasterns in puppy

    Please put your puppy back on a high quality puppy food- they have regulated amounts of Calcium to phosphorus. It is likely that your pup will improve without adding in vitamin C but it won't hurt. Further soft surfaces will actually help your pup start using muscles that stabilise the joints. This is a common stage in growing. If it is not looking better in a week please see your Veterinarian or see a rehabilitation therapist. Dr Jaime Jackson BVSc (Bachelor of Veterinary Science) CCRT (Certificate in Canine Rehabilitation Therapy).
  2. Bull terrier puppy mill

    To me it looks like a hoarding or health issue rather than this being a case of a puppy mill or deliberate neglect. If this is the case I do hope that the owner gets the help they need. People that do not love their dog don't go to shows and spend money on importing etc. So I feel like compassion should be our number one emotion. As a group of dedicated breed and dog enthusiasts we do need to look out for each other. Had this breeder been able to reach out for help, or have help find her earlier then the RSPCA wouldn't have needed to be involved. But as it is I think action did need to be taken for these dogs to receive appropriate care. The only issue that I have with the RSPCA is that they have let their own emotions get in the way when they have been posting. I would have liked to see more information on where people who have excessive numbers of pets can find help and advice on how to notice and support people who are facing these types of problems.
  3. Snake aversion training

    People have had success in teaching dogs to 'notice' the scent and then perform a behaviour to move away from them. They have specific courses in WA for this. It is as reliable as a drug detection dog if trained appropriately. Certainly not a one off training session but probably the best way to keep dogs safe.
  4. This is an 18mth old pup so not quite comparable. As a vet I spend all of my time assessing physical abnormalities. And I have found a few pups well under 12mths that I have referred for early surgery. Usually these are due to the way bones are growing and early intervention can give better prognosis. These may not be black and white cases. I agree that some are done without just cause, but some are done very appropriately. It’s worth looking at every case as an individual to make sure those that need early intervention don’t miss out.
  5. If it slips out easily then it is not a normal joint.... I check for patella dislocation on all dogs I work on and the vast majority stay in place regardless of what I do. I also get owners to feel the bone slipping out and how easy it is when the tissues are not developed or have been injured.
  6. Behavioural Issues

    The eating everything is concerning as it sounds like Pica. I would go to your vet and you may need a referral to a Vet Behaviourist for assessment. I worry your pup will end up with a blockage and need major surgery so acting sooner rather than later is probably going to solve you money. Your vet will do a physical exam and probably run some bloods. This is a list of vets with an interest in Behaviour- some of them work as GPs and so would be a good first port of call https://www.k9events.com/behaviour-vets.html In addition hunt up a trainer on this site to help you with some training. https://ppgaustralia.net.au They will be able to work through points 2-4 with you. This is not a 'rotty' problem. These are not problems that will easily resolve in a class situation. You need good advice that will help you long into the future.
  7. Vet fees.

    $400 of that was probably anaesthesia. Possible additional costs Pre anaesthetic bloods - maybe $80 Fluids-- $50/80ish ab- 30 pain relief- 30 Dental xrays -100to200 Then the dental may have taken over an hour to complete- with a veterinarian and a dedicated anaesthesia nurse. Some teeth just take a really long time- even if its a specialist performing the procedure!! The special dental machine that needs to be payed off + have upkeep. The special dental tools required for extractions. The facility, electricity bill, water etc also needs to be paid. An equivalent human procedure would be in the thousands with a GA. I think my wisdom teeth had a 3k excess with private health insurance.......
  8. There are rehab professionals that would be able to set up an individualised plan. Swimming is great for cardiovascular health but does little to support joints. The muscles that do this only work when resisting gravity- so land based exercises and wading are necessary. It does seem counterintuitive to exercise a painful dog but that is where a good diagnosis and pain management plan comes into the picture. I will often put dogs on a few different pain meds to allow them to feel comfortable and build muscle. Once they have built some strength we can then reduce their pain meds because they are less painful.
  9. Spasms in front leg

    I think it is worth some investigation to ensure that there is nothing more that you can be doing. a Physical exam by an experienced vet in orthopaedics or rehab should be able to give a lot of information. There should be a list of differential diagnosis ie a list of things it could be. Some of these will respond best to management, others may be surgical with good prognosis. Is the shaking due to pain, or is it due to the information not getting to the leg appropriately from the brain, are soft tissues damaged so shaking is a result of instability. I do recommend a Veterinarian as first point of call to ensure that a plan is in place to prevent further deterioration. Ideally also a plan to improve your dogs current situation is always ideal. From there you can make an informed decision about what to do/who to see next. They may discuss further diagnostics but they may also decide, based on very specialised knowledge and experience that it is not necessary. Right now going to a non-veterinarian may lead to additional pain and suffering if they do something assuming it is one thing but it turns out to be something else.
  10. I prefer beds with good support over heated beds. Henry Hottie is my current australian favourite. Pair it with an area that has no drafts and a blanket and they should stay comfortable. If that is not enough then I would be looking at additional support with exercise therapy and meds.
  11. When it comes to arthritis at least the 3 proven treatments are Weight management NSAIDs (anti inflammatory) Exercise therapy It is only when you look at all 3 (and then adding in other meds and supplements) that you will get the best results.
  12. Antinol is a new supplement that is also worth looking into.
  13. Dog Bed Recommendation

    I have been happy with the Henry hottie beds. The Kelpies love them and the Lappie will throw a tantrum if she doesn’t have one in the room at night. They often choose them over the human bed. I dont get any fur sticking to them. I do give them a quick vac when we have fur bunnies floating around. They look great after that.
  14. If this is happening commonly then you may benefit from more planning before a training session. What is your goal from the session. How are you going to support your dog to that goal. What will your response be if your dog fails. You can then evaluate your session after. Did you achieve your goal. Why did it work or not work. Can you modify how you taught your dog to reduce frustration, increase success or be more clear. Were you happy with your response to your dog. I think taking the time to practice our own mechanical skills such as treat delivery, walking away from situations etc can make a big difference to how we handle training sessions. If we are not able to give clear physical or verbal directions how can the dog respond appropriately? Their behaviour is the cue that triggers our next behaviour. So we need to practice recognising the cue and responding smoothly to it as much as our dog needs to learn to recognise our cues to them and fluently respond to their behaviour. I would also consider reducing distractions that would require correction. The more you are focused on looking for behaviours to reward the better frame of mind you will be in, also reducing your frustration. You may be surprised just how many things your dog is doing 'right' when you start to hunt for them. Even with my reactive dog I dont need to correct him because I train him away from situations where the reactive behaviour is triggered. It has resulted in us being able to go into situations that would have been stressful for us both previously because we haven't been practicing frustration. Instead we have practiced a TON of useful behaviours that he is fluent in that we can use out and about. Since making these changes I am almost never frustrated during training. And if I am it is at my own silliness or knowing that i am missing an ingredient for achieving my goal. Even that is reducing because I am getting better at thinking through training sessions and often they end up going in the direction i hoped for.
  15. Rose hip vital is high dose vitamin C. It will not prevent arthritis, but it can mitigate it. I suggest finding a rehabilitation professional now to set up a proactive therapeutic exercise program. I advocate modification of exercise rather than exercise reduction.