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  1. He's got lamb necks. He's done ok for 9 years on this diet. Whatever works best for your dog.
  2. Bloody hell, I just started Orijen. Should last a few months though.
  3. There's a standard: 'IATA regulations'. Here's the info on Virgin's requirements Guidelines for Pet Containers The following container guidelines are designed to protect the welfare of dogs and cats travelling with us, whilst also complying with occupational health and safety legislation. We reserve the right to refuse carriage of pets which are not travelling in a container which complies with the following requirements: The container must be: Supplied by yourself or purchased from Toll Air Express (within Australia). In good repair so that the dog or cat cannot escape from it. Not too small for the dog or cat. Lined with absorbent material so that no water or excreta can escape. Strong enough to withstand damage. Made of metal or a polypropylene material and must not have any wheels attached. And also: (if two part rigid plastic containers) - the top and bottom or side parts must be secured by screws or nut and bolt. Must have escape proof hinges and latches & be adequately locked. When weighed complete with dog or cat, not exceed 65kgs for Australian Domestic or New Zealand Domestic flights. Not exceed 120cm long x 70cm wide x 80cm high. Must not be collapsible. http://www.virginblue.com.au/cms/groups/gc...nt/p_002442.pdf There are heaps of companies that organise the flight of your pet, drop them off at the airport etc. I don't know how many go from Aus to overseas though. You can also do it yourself.
  4. I'll be flying my doggy in December and have purchased an airline appropriate crate to begin training him. That's something you can start on now.
  5. Sounds cheap and it's easy for me to puree the vegies. Takes up less space than all the meat, throw in the odd bone to munch on and we solved our holiday food storage problem.
  6. He's got his energy levels back. The urine seems a bit bright, has done so for a while. I'll check out his eyes.
  7. I know! BARF is hard enough and new to us so it will be a challenge to change again. If I was to organise a blood test on Tuesday, would it be too late? I should of got one. I was very stressed and tired and the vet said you have option 'blah', which we took, or bloodtest and we keep him in overnight on fluid. I assumed that would be oodles more expensive so went for the first one. I didn't think to say 'can we have a bloodtest and take the anti-biotics home with us too?'. She said pancreatitis because he had signs of pain in his upper chest area.
  8. Seems back to normal. I don't think he's pooed, but may have - I didn't inspect the yard thoroughly. I'll keep an eye on that and I'm sure we're both looking forward to getting back to BARF foods on Wednesday.
  9. He's kept down two small meals this morning and his meds. We're off for a little walkies soon and he's looking bright-eyed and busy-tailed.
  10. Original post updated with latest news.
  11. Yep. Cancelling plans this evening. Tense couple of hours! I thought 'You wouldn't take a person with those symptoms to the doctor'. But a dog can't tell you where it hurts and if they've eaten anything naughty. That's why I was seeking opinions. Furthermore, the dog doesn't have medicare! But yep, will definitely take him if he worsens.
  12. He's looking brighter already! Sitting up now and looking around at things. Will be watching him closely.
  13. I called them earlier. She asked me a few questions. The answers of which I posted in my OP. Vet was going to make an appointment for this arvo but I asked if it was okay to monitor. She said yes but call back if no improvement or gets worse
  14. Hi, Rodney is not well. He's vomited a white foamy puddle, twice in about 2 hours. He'll drink but not eat. Very restless, but also lethargic. Definitely not himself. Hasn't got into any poisons to my knowledge. Vet was going to make an appointment but I asked if it was okay to monitor. She said yes but call back if no improvement or gets worse. Should I go to the vet? Would you go to the vet if this was your dog? Thoughts please. Thanks in advance. Update: Took him to vet after he threw up a few hours later after a little bit of cooked veg and rice. His temp is fine and she said it's most likely mild gastro or mild pancreatitis. He got an antibiotic shot and a few days worth of tablets. No dinner or walkies tonight and small meals of cooked chicken breast and brown rice for a few days starting in the morn.
  15. I lurve the smell of the 'doggy cologne' the dog-wash lady puts on Rodney. When I first heard of it I thought the idea was ridiculous. I still think it's a bit silly, but he smells so yummy!
  16. I imagine it would depend on the breed and lifestyle but my vet said about once a month for the hydrobath. Maybe give them a bit of a spot-wash?
  17. http://www.barfqld.com.au/brisbanedist.htm
  18. http://www.championpetfoods.com/orijen/about/ Always do a 'web' google search if your Australia only search fails.
  19. How much are titre tests, what do they involve and do all vets do them?
  20. I know of an avian specialist on the other side of town. I can find out the deets if it's any closer than the old specialist. This one is around New Market
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