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  1. A long time since I have been on Dolforums - but maybe it is fortuitous? I think the person you need to contact is Linda van Bommel. Linda is a wildlife ecologist who has years of research with Livestock Guardians behind her, particularly the Maremma. If you Google Linda you will see the many papers she has written. I have met Linda on several occasions and she is very approachable. Sorry, I do not have contact details but if you have Facebook you could message her https://www.facebook.com/linda.vanbommel.96
  2. That's the trouble, persephone, it doesn't seem to matter to which destination I import them, when I go to start editing there is no camera roll just a single image
  3. Hello everyone......haven't posted on here for quite a while, but when I have a problem Dolforums are always my go to! I am in the process of resurrecting my photography hobby but am disappointed to find Lightroom now demands a monthly subscription and I don't want to be paying out for the rest of my life! So I have paid a one off fee for ON1 after having read all the reviews about how it is similar to LR and how easy it is to use for a non-pro. However, in spite of studying multiple tutorials and help pages, I just cannot get the damn photos to import from my SD card. I select the photos I want to import, but when I go to find them, there is only one! Sorry, probably not explaining myself very well, but is anyone familiar with this photo editing program and can you help?
  4. You could contact Sally Rogers at Happy Paws Haven, Grafton, for information - she had a lawyer work pro bono for her in her fight against the local council.
  5. So sorry to read this news, not a great start to retirement, but I'm sure your friend will have many happy memories to comfort her. Sincere condolences.
  6. From some information provided to me from my holistic vet......but ideally I recommend your friend seek a consultation with a holistic practitioner locally....... For Kidney Disease; Protein; Diets should have high energy density, with a moderate amount of protein of high biologic value (15–20% in dogs and 28% in cats). Aim for 2.2g protein/kg body weight daily Phosphorus; Less than 0.4–0.6% phosphorus (dry-matter basis) Sodium; Less than 0.2–0.4% sodium (dry-matter basis) Calcium; Balanced calcium level and increased levels of water-soluble vitamins, should be included. Calcium binds to phosphorus preventing uptake. 1/2 tsp crushed egg shell per 20kg per day. Fibre; Feeding moderately fermentable fibre can facilitate enteric dialysis and provide a non-renal route of urea excretion. Fats; In advanced renal failure with high BUN and serum phosphorus levels, more energy from fat should be included, 11% protein calories, 1.5gm protein/kg body weight, less than 0.2% phosphorus. Water; Fresh water free choice. Water fountains encourage drinking Meats - Turkey, Cod, Rabbit, Pork, Duck, Egg, Beef, Kidney (esp pork kidney), Sardines. Veggies - Beetroot, Broccoli, Leafy greens, Kale, Celery, Seaweed/Kelp, Chinese Cabbage, Cucumber, Green beans Fruits - Berries, Banana, Persimmon, Tomato, Lychee. Grains/Beans - Adzuki beans, Millet, Barley, Rice, Quinoa - in winter, Sweet potato/yam. Fats - Coconut oil, Ghee, Flaxseed oil, Olive oil Herbs; Chinese Herbs; Xiao Yao San Homotoxicology; Heel Reneel 7 drops TWICE daily - Not needed at this stage Probiotics; Protexin Calcium; Crushed Eggshells daily with meats 1/2 tsp daily Vit B’s - 1/4 human vit B daily Vit E - as above CoQ10 - 30mg every second day (can do daily to start with)
  7. Some lovely candidates here, including older puppies https://www.dogzonline.com.au/breeds/mature/german-shepherd-dog.asp
  8. Sounds like vestibular to me particularly as she is falling and circling. Does she have a head tilt? Sorry if I seem to be always harping on about acupuncture, but my old Belgian Shepherd who suffered a particularly horrendous vestibular attack in December, is 95% right after two acupuncture sessions (acupuncture is especially good for conditions which affect the nerves). Obviously the only way to really know what is going on is to have a CT scan, but the outcome will make no difference.....so love her every day and just make sure she is content and comfortable
  9. @DesertDobes Rogan was diagnosed at Eastertime, around April, and lasted until August when the mass had become so large he put his tooth through it when chasing a rabbit and the bleeding could not be stopped. In that space of time his face had become quite disfigured, but metastasis had already occurred in the lungs when I first noticed the pea sized lump on his jaw. I have to say from the photograph, this is nothing like what Rogan had, and there are numerous types of oral tumours. Not sure if CavNRot still visits the forum but she is a mine of information on oral tumours. Wishing you both well and looking forward to good news.....
  10. Acupuncture did wonders for my Kelpie who became anxious due to the onset of sudden deafness. We see a great holistic vet here in Canberra who recommended trying a number of things (one at a time) in tandem with acupucture. L-Tryptophan L-Tyrosine Fully active B12 B6 Magnesium FWIW Prozac made our boy shut down completely.
  11. We lost our beloved Rogan to mandibular osteosarcoma when he was about 10 years of age. He was 3/4 Shepherd 1/4 Kelpie.....or so I presume as he came to us from Sydney Dogs Home. It's a bastard of a disease. I fervently hope and have everything crossed that Sniper's report and diagnosis is favourable.
  12. Interested to hear if anyone is using this as a supplement for arthritis......and if so has it helped your dog?
  13. I buy the 1kg tubs from my holistic vet for $88. She keeps it in the fridge, as do I, so I know it has been exposed to heat for long periods of time.
  14. Heike Hahner at Braidwood comes to Canberra for one on one consults. You may have heard her on the radio on Sunday mornings? I don't have her new mobile number but if you are on Facebook you could contact her on Messenger.
  15. An uptodate report - no mention of breed. Must have been a horrific attack http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/woman-killed-police-attacked-by-dog-in-watson-overnight-20171024-gz7jx4.html
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