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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
  16. @Kirislin when they shoot horses they use a bolt gun so there are no bullets flying around. A bolt gun is held firmly against the skull and is one of the most humane and quickest methods of euthanasia. I do not know the ins and outs of Markham's case but it is likely if he 'went off' and sustained an injury that was irreparable, eg fractured hock or shoulder and euthanasia was the only option then it may have been safer and quicker to 'shoot' the horse with a bolt gun rather than administer lethabarb. A few years ago now we had a racehorse rupture a tendon in a race in Melbourne.....we live in NSW. The horse would not have been able to stand the lengthy travel back to our property and we couldn't afford the thousands of dollars for him to be treated and rehabilitated in Victoria to come home and be an unrideable pet. We elected to have him euthanised and we told it was by bolt gun. The advantage of bolt gun is the animal can be used for pet food. I know the local zoo in Canberra laments the fact there are no vets in this area who euth large animals with a bolt gun.....they all use letha barb around here. This is how horses fly, by the way! http://www.irt.com/irt-international-transport-of-horses/
  17. Thank you everyone for the petrescue links, the Schipp was my first suggestion......being a little Belgian! Have had a great sounding candidate put forward via PM, so between it and the impoundee they have some options to look at.
  18. The couple looking for a dog have previously had small dogs, the most recent were papered Pomeranians. I detect a hint of sarcasm in the above posts, but there was no mention of a Beaglier, they simply like the Beagle/ Cavalier crosses they have met because now living on small acreage they think this type of dog will suit their lifestyle and they are impressed with their temperaments. They are knowledgeable about bybers, which is why they have asked me to help find them a dog through rescue channels. They are clients of mine, and I do not consider it fitting to interrogate them as to why they do not wish to source a dog from a registered breeder this time. A small mixed breed is not out of the question at all, in fact they are very taken by a little dog I spotted in need of assistance at DAS (Canberra Pound), however they are away until 15th June so this individual unfortunately does not fit their time frame as its time is up next Wednesday. However, if this dog is lucky enough to get rescue, then it could well be a candidate for them upon their return. Their dogs have had wonderful lives and have lived well into old age, late teens in fact; their previous property was well snake proofed and their pets were always cared for by a housesitter whenever they went away. I don't know why this thread has gone off topic with talk of JRTs and Poodles.... The type of dog they would like doesn't seem to come up in rescue all that often, particularly in the Canberra area where there are actually not that many small dogs in rescue at all (9 listed on petrescue). This is my reason for asking, spreading a wider net, not inviting comment on designer breeds. I have already initiated wider searches, but thought I would post here in case there was a dog in foster care or languishing in a pound looking for a great home.
  19. As the title suggests I have been asked if I know of a Beagle x Cavalier looking for a home. The prospective owners have excellent credentials and live on small acreage. The retired couple have no children and any pets are well and truly part of the family. If you know of a suitable candidate, please post links here and I can forward the information.
  20. I have come to the conclusion it is an absolute waste of money supplementing fish oil, whether it is for our dogs or for humans. Fish oil oxidises very quickly even in capsules. The method of production is also questionable, and at the very least unsustainable, as many brands use the by catch of super (factory) trawlers. I used to feed raw salmon heads and spines but having visited salmon farms in Tasmania and the conditions under which the fish are farmed, I'm looking for new sources of omega 3s and currently researching phytoplankton.
  21. Did you end up buying a new camera DeltaCharlie? I am at long last able to afford to upgrade my camera and have been hankering after a D750 for a while which would be a move to full frame for me. However, having done some research in recent weeks I am very taken with the D500 which is the long awaited replacement for the D300s which was a great camera. Anyone on here have a D500?
  22. I once put our Kelpie into a duffle bag with just his head poking out as I needed to transport him in our taxi without getting it dirty. He was happy to sit in the bag in the passenger foot well , only a short distance, but it worked. Wish I had taken a photo of him, but it was before mobile phones had cameras!
  23. I feed VAN every other day mixed with chunks of meat and some offal. On the off days they get half a chicken or lamb necks. I found you do not need to feed as much as the directions advocate. A cup of the complete mix (dry) would be enough when soaked to share between a Kelpie and a Belgian Shepherd. Latterly I have been feeding the grain free version due to the Kelpie having a problem with reflux (just recently occurring at the age of 12). With the grain free version there is less bulk so I find that half a cup of the dry mix is sufficient when soaked for the two of them. For many years I made my own mix but VAN is so much easier particularly if I am away and OH has to feed the dogs!
  24. I used to buy it from Steve and gave a similar amount to Plaque Off as I did not want to overdose on iodine. However, I cannot confidently say it made a difference. Have had more success in maintaining clean teeth by feeding large chunks of meat that they have to tear and shred.
  25. Thanks dogmad! I am in UK at the moment and was trying to help from afar!
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