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  1. Thanks guys!! It's the exact measurements of a 36" Vari. You've made me feel very relieved :)
  2. Not sure why the pics are coming up sideways? :/
  3. Hi all, I'm after some advice on the size crate I need to fly my Border Collie in. According to the Dogtainers calculator she should fly in a PP60 crate. I was hoping to buy one as we will be flying a few times over the next few years. However, my friend has offered me this crate, which fits the PP60 length and width dimensions however it's a touch shorter (69cm high, compared to the 73cm high PP60 crates are). I don't feel like this should be a problem as she is 60cm at her tallest point so should have enough head room. However I'm just a bit worried (paranoid?) that I'll get to the airport and they won't allow her to fly. Which means I won't be going anywhere either! I'm flying with Virgin, from a regional airport. The airport is 2 hours from me so it's not really possible for me to take her and the crate there to get approval prior to the date that I fly out. So I just wanted to ask the seasoned doggy travellers on here what their thoughts were? Is this likely to be a problem? The crate meets all other requirements and my friend has flown with the crate before (her dog is a similar size to mine - haven't actually measured though). Or should I just play it safe and buy a crate from Dogtainers or similar? At this time of year the savings could come in handy though...! I have included the following photos of my girl in the crate today. What do you guys think? I tend to overthink things like this! Any input is much appreciated!!
  4. Just wanted to know if there is an agility club in Wagga Wagga (or anywhere close by)? I will be moving to Wagga and really want to keep training. Thanks.
  5. You said he is on Hills prescription diet (not Hills science diet). Is the product Hills J/D (joint diet)? I have a 9 year old Kelpie on Hills J/D because of joint problems. He is doing really well on it, he's much less stiff and seems much more comfortable, his coat is also looking great. Although here's what i do, I feed my dog one cup of Hills J/D each morning (about half of the recomended daily amount for a dog his size) and then that's it. For dinner he gets raw bones. He seems to be getting quite enough food and it just goes to show that you can play around with the diet and recomeneded amounts until you find a combination that suits your dog. Every dog is different, those recomendations on the back of the Hills bags may work for some dogs but definately not all. So maybe try incorperating some different foods into his diet and cutting back the Hills a bit, you may find you will still get the same results but the dog will be satisfied and much happier. It's worth giving it a try I think.
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