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  1. Lab proof dog beds

    I have a 6 month old BC pup & we have just been away camping for a month. He has destroyed almost every dog blanket I own. It's not so much that he is eating through $50 notes, but I worry about what he is ingesting. & yes he gets all the usual attention, walks, exercise, training etc & has plenty of chew toys. goats horns etc. Lately he seems to be completely uninterested in frozen stuffed Kongs. Would these Kuranda beds stand up to a BC pup??
  2. Feeding Dry Only

    This post is 9 years old
  3. Dog Poo bags left at the Beach

    I will sometimes leave my bag while I continue to walk my dogs & then pick it up on the way back. Hard to walk three border collies plus one or two poo bags, that's why I pick it up on the way back. When at the beach, if my dogs poop, I dig a deep hole & bury it. Far more natural & environmentally friendly than putting one poo per single use bag then chucking it into landfill.
  4. My local fish co-op had salmon scraps today, so I bought a kilo. There is no head or frame, but some of the other bits have bones. Do I need to remove these first before I feed them??
  5. Getting a new puppy

    Greyhound? Maybe too big, but a Whippet maybe??
  6. Everything that Pers says, plus get down to her level rather than bending over her & offer the back of your hand for her to sniff. Yes a picture is a must ...love the oldies
  7. Stay Loyal dry food

    What did the breeder have him on ??
  8. autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia

    Coopers condition was very sudden & mimicked the same symptoms as a snake bite or poisoning of some sort, so it was a couple of days before they decided on this diagnosis
  9. My daughters little 4 yo dog has been in hospital for 5 days now. At first the vets thought he had either been bitten by a snake or ingested poison. They are now treating him for autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia First two blood transfusions failed but it is now 24 hours since his third transfusion (different donor) & his blood count is now up to 26. This is great news, as we didn't expect him to last this long & hopefully it is up & up from now on. Anyone had experience with this...anything we should know?? They will keep him in for another couple of days
  10. autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia

    It is my daughters dog so I am not real sure but I think the blood count is from PCV test. He went right down to 10 at the worst of it. My girl was suffering from severe aneamia & she had a bleeding stomach ulcer.
  11. autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia

    My understanding is that he has to remain on the Atopica while ever he is on steroids, so not sure how long that will be. I will tell her about offering the vet a script fee. Thanks everyone for thinking of him
  12. autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia

    Hi Teddybeans, cooper is going well. His last blood count was around 40. The ongoing cost for his treatment is a bit of a drain on my daughters finances, but she is hanging in there, now that she has come this far. He is on a few drugs, but the one she would like to find an alternate supplier for, is the Atopica 50mg which the vet is charging $125 for 15 tablets, which last for just 15 days. A bit of a Google shows she can get it cheaper, but the problem lies in trying to get the prescription off the vet
  13. If she is breeding x breds than there is no way she could be a registered ANKC breeder. Sounds like a puppy farm breeding cavadoodles (or whatever they are called). There is no where that you could report her for not being registered except if she isn't registered with her council. Who did she claim she was registered with ??
  14. Proheart 12 Side Effects nearly fatal

    Heartworm risk where I live is pretty high, so I dose every month with Nexgard Spectra. No way would I agree to my dog being given a dose so high that it would last him twelve months. I would dearly love not to have to give my dogs any of those monthly things...but I live where I live. I cut the tablet in two, so that they are not getting overdosed as well.
  15. We have all the "baddies" where we live, so just couldn't sleep at night if my dogs wern't on Nexgard Spectra. Would be lovely to be able to live without, but to me, it is the better of two evils.
  16. Also (I am sure my vet would back me up here) I wonder what the percentages are for dogs presented to the vets for reactions to these preventative medicines, compared to the percentage of dogs presented to the vets with complications FROM NOT being on preventative medicine eg. ticks
  17. Jaxon goes to Bunnings

    A big day out today, first a puppy play date, the a trip to Bunnings to buy some screws....lots of pats & cuddles. I think he wants to go again LOL
  18. A friend of mines, border collie had this problem & after spending $$$$$$'s at the vet, someone suggested trying feeding cooked pumpkin skin. It took a few weeks & I am not sure how much he gave her, but it worked
  19. What are they rolling in?

    With my three dogs, the only one who does it a lot is the female. The others just seem to do it when they want to scratch their back & it is never in physically dirty stuff, but maybe where something has peed. My theory is that in nature, it is the female who finds the food for the pups, so she rolls in the poo of the species that she would normally be hunting in the wild, mainly kangaroo or cow poo. She does this to camouflage her own scent to enable her to creep up on her prey. Just my theory...no scientific evidence to back it up LOL. I just know that when we take her for a walk around the farm, she has to stay on lead.
  20. autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia

    Yes I agree. Last night his blood count was up to 30
  21. autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia

    He is still not out of the woods & from my understanding, from a friend whos dog had it, he will need to be monotered for at least 12 months & not sure about the meds for life, but I would imagine so. It is my daughters little dog, not mine. At the moment he has been sent home with meds & has to go back in for a blood check every day
  22. autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia

    They are treating it as primary autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia No secondary cause apparently....just the way he is Not sure if it could be genetic
  23. autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia

    Blood count up to 25 this morning
  24. autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia

    He came home this morning. Blood levels still low, but stable...thankyou everyone for your kind thoughts. He is not out of the woods yet, by a long shot, but it does look promising
  25. autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia

    Hasn't need the 4th Transfusion as his count is stable at 18. We have a couple of lovely people willing to donate the blood from their greyhounds if necessary. OMG their are some nice people in this world
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