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  1. Getting another dog.

    Thanks. I will look at getting some nightlights.
  2. Getting another dog.

    Thanks. Yes, the house feels very empty without him. I think Yuna is liking the extra attention though. I don’t think she has dementia. Though the vet said her eyesight is deteriorating so dunno if that could be related. thanks all for the replies.
  3. I apologise in advance if this is a dumb question. hamish died in March. How do I know if Yuna is lonely and I should get Her a companion? I am concerned as restrictions are lifted more and she is home alone more she will be lonely by herself. She seems pretty good for the most part but I hear her wondering around the house some nights which she didn’t really do before and sometimes she seems a bit lost. I am a bit torn as to whether I myself want to get another dog.
  4. Tasty food

    Thank you.they hadnt suggested it so thought they must not have it. sorry to hear about Jeune this is all very hard isnt it? I wish they could tell you how they feel. thanks everyone for the advice. I will try to dissolve his meds and syringe it to him. Hopefully that will help. At least until i can get some nutrigel. he ate some dry elderly cat food this morning of all things. Hopefully it will keep him interested for a couple of days at least.
  5. Tasty food

    where do you get the nutrigel from?
  6. Tasty food

    Thanks for the replies. hamish has a very aggressive lymphoma. The vet had mentioned that he had sores in his mouth and we think that is why he hasnt been eating much. He does have tummy issues as well. Unfortunately if i cant give him food i cant give him meds... Id rather not spend his last days fighting over pills (he still has plenty of strength to fight ). ill try the dog rolls and mackeral. He had gone off sardines some time ago because id hide pills in them but mackeral may be a bit different. We had tried cat food but I’ll try a kitten one. Unfortunately i just end up throwing the high end canned dog food away as he won’t eat it.
  7. Tasty food

    Apologies in advance if this is the wrong place to put this. hamish is eating less and less. He still seems happy in himself though and seeks affection ( the vet said if he stopped eating and stopped seeking affection then its probably time to give him his wings) so i am after ideas of what might encourage him to eat. He has lost all interest in puppy canned food. We had been getting BBQ chickens but he only had a couple of bites this morning. Mornings seem harder though.
  8. Getting dog to play

    Thanks all for the great suggestions
  9. Just as a bit of a background - Hamish is 12 and Yuna is nearly 11. Yuna's idea of play is sumo slamming and tackling Hamish and they'd roughhouse running around and crashing into each other and play biting. Yuna isn't interested in balls. We'd throw them for Hamish and she'd chase him. Due to a combination of osteoarthritis and lack of muscle tone due to prednisone and being unwell lately Hamish isn't up to roughhousing. He thinks she is still a puppy but Yuna has knocked him over a few times when they have played. I have tried to play with Yuna, I got her to tug on a toy a bit but she isn't really interested in me. Just wondered if anyone had any ideas for things I could do to get her more interested in playing with me to try and make up for Hamish not being able to?
  10. I might be too much of a softy. I worry hes going to end up choking on them. They have said i can put a small amount of pb on the tablets and that seems to be working for now.
  11. Dog. I only mentioned the cat pill popper as i wasnt sure if there were different sizes. Thanks for the replies everyone. I will contact the specialist and see if they can be covered in food.
  12. Not sure about the pill applicator. I had a cat one years ago but this tablet would be too big i think. Guess ill persevere and if that doesnt work maybe wrap it in cheese
  13. Hi Normally id just put any pills in his food but these recent ones need to be given on an empty stomach. They are also rather large and are not supposed to be broken. I try to fling it back as far as i can, hold his mouth closed, lift his head and rub his neck but he still manages to bring it back up somehow. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
  14. Hi i have tried several different foods for my dogs over the years. The airedale had a cast iron stomach and could eat anything and be fine but the shar pei would often have skin issues. I have recently changed them from VIP Grain free chicken and duck and vegetables to Meals for Mutts Turkey and Duck grain free. http://www.mealsformutts.com.au/dog_duck_turkey_grain_free.html The meals for mutts seems to me to be far superior. The Shar Pei's skin is fantastic but now the Airedale has skin problems he has had turkey before without issue. The only thing i can think it would be might be the lentils. Im not sure that that has been in anything before. Is this a common allergen or might 30% protein be too much for a dog nearly ten? Does anyone have any suggestions as to what else i could try ? Not sure that im ready/ have the time and brain power to go full raw.
  15. Second Dog?

    My Airedale only gets shaved about twice a year. However, we don't give him the show coat we just shave him. We will need to trim under his chin more often that that so he doesn't get for stuck in it. Airedales need to be groomed every 8-10 weeks, they are not low maintenance if you are used to short coats and they do tend to want to chase cats and even small dogs so I would be very careful. I have three cats and while my Airedale will chase a timid one that runs around the house, it is in play. We had two of them when we got him as a puppy though. It is certainly helpful if you are getting a puppy and your cats are confident. Haven't had a problem with small dogs. Coat is definitely not low maintenance though, especially this time of the year when all the fallen foliage and flowers get stuck in his hair, but I usually only clip though the warmer months.
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