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  1. One of the issues here is that potential adopters don’t know where else to go. I am not on Facebook and would love to see a linked list of rescue organizations website pages that don’t use Pet Rescue.
  2. Breeder Take Backs

    I ended up getting the rescue pup out of the litter that I didn’t want because he seemed to have the worst temperament of the rest of the litter but he was the one my family wanted based more on his looks. Not a good way to choose a dog. But as as it turned out I am now so glad I got him over the others. Ironically he turned out to have coat issues and probably ended up the least attractive of the litter but I am so glad he was the one we got as he completely has my heart and soul. Sometimes things that seem to not work out exactly how you want them to really do end up for the best. I suspect that if you go for another of the litter then once the pup is in your home and you have bonded you will be glad in the end that it worked out the way it did. I understand the disappointment and the breeder should have handled it better but they probably feel terrible about it too and it may be a lesson learnt for them as far as not allocating puppies to particular homes so early. If you can get over your disappointment and feel you can still have a supportive relationship with the breeder then things can still work out. Sometimes our initial disappointments in life turn out to be the best case scenario.
  3. Chemo Experiences

    Annie is gorgeous. I couldn’t help noticing the familiar little bare patch on her front leg. I know what you mean about the other people and dogs you meet there. Sending you, Annie and your pack wishes for many, many more fun and special times together (and an extra special batch of ninja vinblastine).
  4. Chemo Experiences

    Hi Kayla, I was wondering how Annie had been going and was happy to read the positive report in the other thread. I hope you are going ok, too. There is no denying that having our best friends go through chemo is stressful for us as our minds are always ticking over but the saving grace is knowing our dogs don’t have that stress. It used to make me smile getting home on chemo day and she would bound out of the car like an idiot. Chemo gets a bad rap but I am so glad we took that route and look back at that time with so much thankfulness in my heart for what it gave us- so very much more than we ever could have hoped for. Best wishes to you and Annie.
  5. chemo

    This was our experience with chemo (different cancer and protocol though). I completely agree with Kayla1’s suggestion to consider consulting with a vet oncologist. I hope you can get some answers.
  6. I see that you are right, Pandi, but honestly, so what if the OP has accidentally mixed up the gender of the dog a few times. It sounds like they are facing a difficult enough decision without being nit picked on their use of gender pronouns and accused of telling stories. They are only asking for a bit of advice.
  7. This was explained directly in the post below the one that called the dog a he (obvious typo) and is irrelevant to the OP’s very reasonable question. Selkie, you sound very fair, sensible and are looking at this in as much of an objective way as you possibly can given the situation. I would be inclined to give the dog a second chance with the original owner but would still feel annoyed about being mucked around.
  8. Run free Maverick. I am sorry for your loss Serenity. It is so hard to say goodbye.
  9. Specialist Vet - Sydney

    It is the reality you stated @persephone based on many years of your personal experience and you also stated the positive part, which is a BIG positive, so there is no way you need to apologize. Being that it is a discussion forum of course people will give their opinions based on personal experience. My one personal experience was full on and really difficult at times and although I would choose not to do that ever again I don’t regret for one second that I did do it and wouldn’t change that experience for the world. Anyway OP sorry I didn’t have any answers for your original question but best wishes with your new additions to the family.
  10. Initially I felt horrible using the plastic cone so purchased an inflateable one but it didn't work and it seemed more uncomfortable. Finally I went back to the e collar and she got used to it and within a couple of days she started using it to her advantage to boof everyone out of her way and as a barrier from the others to scavenge any dropped food. I wish i had stayed with it to start with as when I was trying it with the inflateable one and doing collar off time she got to the wound and it prolonged the healing time considerably. As soon as I just stuck with the e collar it healed quickly. Maybe try try a size smaller if it is too big.
  11. Goodbye Bubby my darling

    I am so sorry for your loss Bubitty. Bubby was so lucky to have such a wonderful family. He also lived the gourmet life that dogs dream of. Such a good boy and loved Dol favorite.
  12. Liver Failure treatment

    The vet also sells a product called Denosyl. It is basically the active ingredient of Milk Thistle and SAMe in a single tablet.
  13. Quiz on canine body language

    I got 16 but agree some of those answers could have gone either way. It's not the same looking at a photo compared to seeing the dog and situation first hand.
  14. I'm not 100% sure where I stand on this issue. I have had to take time of for my animals but have taken it as leave without pay or annual leave. My employer has been accommodating, in that they have allowed it at short notice, and I considered that an acceptable compromise.
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