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  1. That is great news of the vet not finding any opportunistic infections yay! The challenge, as you know, is to keep it that way. At the risk of upsetting the cats, put a puppy pen or something around the litter trays so cats have to jump in to use them and puppy cannot access them as it is too risky to let her eat cat stools. If she is finding cat stools outdoors, you will need to either exercise her only in a run or on leash. I'm sure that with your vigilant care, she will recover quickly! And @persephone I beg to differ. She is a pretty girl now LOL, even at the awkward gangly stage!
  2. Don't go away Phyl pleeeeeeease! People who get frustrated and upset over an issue can sometimes be a bit emotional and, let us admit, bombastic which can certainly be overwhelming, it does happen on all sorts of public communications media. We can sometimes attempt to educate with a shotgun rather than reasoning, as has been said. Apologies if you felt shotgunned.Welcome to our little DOL family - all families have the odd tiff LOL. We can't wait to watch photos and hear stories of your little girl as she grows up, and of all your other fur family too!
  3. She's lovely Selkie! And the sheen on that coat shows how well you care for her!
  4. rossebooth I knew it wasn't on purpose, I enjoyed the laugh No apology needed! Thank you for sharing! Now we are waiting to see pictures of your beautiful Maremma!
  5. Are we getting a bit here perhaps? I'm as guilty as anyone I will be first to admit, but is this the right thread for what this discussion has become? In fact, is this the right website even? LOL
  6. Is your Standard black, @Selkie? How exciting! I have seen many black giants in Australia, and a few black minis but I've not yet seen a black standard. Photos pleeeeeeeze?
  7. Welcome rosebooth! Would absolutely love to see a picture of your Maremma!! And thank you so much, I know you didn't do it on purpose, but you gave me a lovely giggle with your mention of your uncle living in the outhouse with your Maremma, because where I grew up "outhouse" meant an outside unplumbed toilet and that would have been a tight squeeze! Your English is better than many born in this country, I might add, but that image made me laugh - it has made my day! Thank you!
  8. No worries it is always good on a public forum like this to give cautions like that. I was really just interested in pointing out that it wasn't in response to Phyl's ad. And yay for little Cody to go to a tibbie-wise home!!! I'm not sure that I understand why it seems ironic to you though @mita ? Can you enlighten me please - I am a bit thick headed today!
  9. They can call them whatever they like as long as they don't call them purebred. The general public thinks that "hybrid breed" means purebred, probably because they don't know that hybrid literally means a crossbreeding has occurred (check the dictionary). Designer breed names are a marketing ploy designed to fool the public into thinking they have a purebred. I have absolutely no problem with crossbreeds as such. Most of my fosters are crossbreeds. But I do object strongly to designer names. i have no objection to "type" names as used for example by the hunting crossbreeders: e.g. bull arab type, staghound type as there is no pretence that they are are purebreeds, just a descriptive name. Edited to add; Check the guidelines on this forum, it is against the rules to use designer names here. Can understand a complete newbie not knowing that but @mingaling you've been around long enough to know better.
  10. Phyl has said that the seller was inundated with calls so it was her ad that Phyl replied to not vice versa. So quite unlikely to be a puppy farmer as pup is 12 weeks already. Most likely being a situation where a buyer has realised that puppy is not best suited to them or a change in circumstances so they can no longer keep puppy. I know that we all would have expected such a seller to have returned the dog to the breeder first - but poodle cross breeders are quite unlikely to take the puppy back (if they can even be traced LOL) Just my opinion.
  11. I forgot to say it is an absolute MUST to share photos of your baby girl with us!!!!
  12. Congratulations! Baby puppies are very hard work but so worth it in the end! Just a heads up - poodle crosses are often very lively and smart dogs so you might want to think about doing some sort of obedience or dog sport in time to keep her happy so that you don't end up with a bored neurotic dog. Now you need to get busy and email any one who has not yet replied to you LOL to let them know you are withdrawing your application! Some of them might be busy arranging home checks in your area etc. before they reply.
  13. Unlikely to have been triggered by anything the pup has eaten. It is basically an immune system stuff up. To start with, treatment is not going to cost an arm and a leg, you should know within two weeks if he is going to respond well. If he is one of the quite rare cases where chemo is required, then you may need to rethink or seek extra funding for his treatment, but usually the only complications are caused by secondary opportunistic infection - being extra vigilant with hygiene should avoid that. Take a deep breath - it is extremely unlikely to be the worst case, and you will know that within a couple of weeks of treatment starting.
  14. Too early to tell if euth required. Scarring in itself will not be a problem re finding a pet home and the condition itself is not so debilitating as to cause extreme distress to the pup. The danger is possible secondary infection during treatment. Hopefully the parents will never be bred from again - this condition is hereditary. I assume that this is from a rescue litter raised and the dam has already been desexed and pup will be desexed before rehoming, if so, that solves that!