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  1. Stage 3 Renal Failure

    Happy for you both.

    Hi Rose! Please consult a veterinary behaviourist as others have said. Here’s a list of them – scroll down to see others in NSW who have further qualifications but aren’t registered specialists if cost is an issue. Some travel or do Skype consults. I disagree that things are set in stone. My chi mix was finally diagnosed with anxiety disorders at age 10 and has made remarkable progress with anti-anxiety medication and continued behaviour modification (all positive). He’s now 13 and much happier than he was at 10! Environment plays a part too, his is altered to reduce his day-to-day stress. Just like you’re doing with keeping your little one at home. Definitely a thorough vet exam including bloodwork. Many behaviour vet websites have information for referring vets that you could pass on. Anything that may be physically wrong will have an impact on her behaviour, for example if she is in pain. If exams are difficult because of her fear, a vet behaviourist can prescribe anxiety medications or a sedation protocol to assist. Until you can get help from a vet behaviourist, can you keep her world smaller? It’s a lot to ask of the kids I know, but limiting guests, keeping things calm, quiet, and relaxed at home – as much as is possible with a 5 and 10 y/o! – will help in the interim. Here’s an article about cortisol vacations from a trainer who also has an anxious dog. Best wishes. It may be that you need to make some tough decisions, but I think you owe it to yourselves and your dog to get professional advice from a vet who has further qualifications in behaviour medicine. Definitely DO NOT do the board and train thing.
  3. Best doggy doors for glass?

    When I was looking at them I was considering transpet... or it might have been the transcat? Tiny dog and all. We decided not to get a doggy door in the end.
  4. Bleeding Barnacles

    You could consider going to a specialist hospital. They have the extra equipment and training for special patients, including specialist anaesthesists if required. Our papillon with a serious heart condition had life-saving dental surgery at 15 or 16... it’s about selecting the right level of care for the patient. The specialist hospital we go to says they’d rather operate on a healthy senior than an unwell young adult! I like the dental idea.
  5. Please delete, thanks

    I’ve sent you a PM.
  6. Weight Loss - what is safe rate?

    We are cheering him on!
  7. Luxating Patella op recovery

    Consult a rehab vet!
  8. Grooming dogs with black nails?

    Got in before me! This is the group: https://m.facebook.com/groups/356060287872241?ref=share And this blog might help you too: https://susangarrettdogagility.com/2013/08/cutting-your-dogs-nails-how-important-is-it-really/
  9. If you’re up for a drive then I’d go to Polite Paws in Earlwood or East Kurrajong. I really like Lisa’s puppy school curriculum and she’s up to date with the latest science-based based methods. Incidentally, she also has German Shepherds! Otherwise contact PPGA or look here (you can change search criteria). Here’s a good article about how to choose a dog trainer: https://www.companionanimalpsychology.com/2016/12/how-to-choose-dog-trainer.html?m=1
  10. Crate training book..

  11. Tooth extraction Perth

    When comparing prices make sure you’re comparing like with like. For example does the quote include pre-operative bloods, fluid therapy, dental X-rays, take home pain relief, antibiotics, and so on. I don’t know what you mean by ‘back tooth’ but if it’s one of the cheek ones they can be harder to remove than say a little incisor, so there’s more time under anaesthesia, which costs money.
  12. Weight Loss - what is safe rate?

    Do you think Bunter might be in pain?
  13. Well done Gabby!! And yay for Papillons!!!
  14. https://www.blackmores.com.au/products/pet-health/digestive-health/paw-digesticare-60 Not terribly specific!