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  1. Kodi: why is this forum quiet about it?

    Maddy, why are you so angry? Do you personally know the family of these children? Evetyone here is having a reasonable discussion, main point being that we don't know who attacked who first. But Kodi was presumed guilty and declared dangerous.
  2. Kodi: why is this forum quiet about it?

    How do you know the owner was irresponsible? Yes, the owner was not present. But the dog was clearly stabbed. And was in a secure yard with double fences. How is that irresponsible? Shouldn't one question why the boys were trespassing on that property with knives and arrows? Just because the council declared the dog dangerous doesn't mean they know something. It is more likely that there was no evidence to prove that the boys stabbed Kodi. Kodi was considered guilty until proven innocent.
  3. Kodi: why is this forum quiet about it?

    From an evidence point of view I'm not sure. But no one is releasing any information from the boy's side. However, it is reported that the police have dropped all charges against the boys saying "boys will be boys"!!!!
  4. While dog owners in Tasmania and across Australia are raising a storm to change dog laws, so that what happened to Kodi doesn't happen again, I'm surprised to see no topics related to Kodi except one news article. Kodi was a German Shepherd who was viciously stabbed in his own backyard by two boys. In self defence he bit one of the 11 year old boys who had to be airlifted for treatment. These boys deliberately took knives and arrows and climbed over double fences to attack Kodi. But Kodi was declared dangerous and, confined to his cage, he sunk into deep depression and had to be euthanized last week. While the Tasmanian Dog Control Act 2000, section 19(7) specifies that: "(7) It is a defence in proceedings for an offence under this section if the defendant establishes that – (a) the dog was being used in the reasonable defence of any person or property; or (b) the dog was being teased, abused or assaulted;"... This defence could not be used since there were no witnesses to the trespassing or the stabbing. I wonder why the mere fact of the dog being stabbed and those kids' presence in a backyard they had no reason to be in wasn't enough to establish trespassing and abuse. A really dangerous dogs would have mauled these kids to death before they had a chance to stab him. Only a very gentle natured dog would allow seven stab wounds before reacting. The kids were considered innocent until proven guilty beyond doubt. Kodi was given no such consideration. He was considered guilty until proven otherwise.
  5. Limping after an injection

    Thanks for the responses. The limp was completely gone by yesterday evening and he was playing and wrestling as usual.
  6. Limping after an injection

    Thanks. I don't know if it is related to the injection and I was wondering if any one has had a similar experience with injections. Trying to find a booking with our regular vet.
  7. I have been boarding my two at Akuna pet resort (https://akunapetresorts.com.au/ ) for six years. Very happy with them. They have a policy of not letting strange dogs interact with each other. So I feel better leaving my dogs there. Plus my dogs seem very eager to go there and look relaxed when we pick them up. They get their own room with air conditioning, a single bed, their own yard.
  8. Hi, Need help. My dog Odin (Elkhound) has been on monthly cartrophen injections. He is 9 and a half. So far he has been doing really good. On Sunday he got his injection. However, our regular vet wasn't there. A new person administered the injection on his shoulder. Normally Odin doesn't even seem to notice the shot but on Sunday he yelped and flinched. Monday morning he started limping on his front right leg. while the limping has now decreased, it hasn't gone away. Odin has a very high threshold for pain so I worry when he looks unwell. Could this have been caused by the injection? Any advice?
  9. Cats And Dogs

    Thanks guys. This is really dolforum to the rescue. Like the baby gate idea. Long term I'm going to get that cool furniture built
  10. Cats And Dogs

    Hi, Finally I got two kittens in April this year. They are Norwegian Forest Cats. Initially Odin was in hyper drive and we couldn't even get the cats out in carry bags in his presence. Over the next few weeks we gradually introduced them, bringing them out in play pens for a few minutes at a time, conscious that the kittens shouldn't get traumatised. It seemed like an impossible task. But two weeks ago, Odin's attitude suddenly changed and became protective. As if they were now part of the pack. Now they play with each other, chase and are generally extremely comfortable. We still don't let them together unsupervised, but when we are home they all have free reign. So i thought I will post this photo: Now for the main issue. Genie, our GR, is hell bent on eating cat litter (and the cat poo with it ). We have tried different types of litter but she isn't deterred. We now don't let her have access to the litter boxes (they are covered with little flaps, but Genie can push her head through the flaps). Is there anything we can do to stop her eating the cat litter?
  11. Sudden Weakness In Hind Legs

    Better news this evening. When we walked her to the oval she wanted to run Seems quite normal now.
  12. Sudden Weakness In Hind Legs

    Thanks everyone for your support. The vet suggested that we take her out for a walk as usual and let her decide if and how much she wants to walk. That would help identify the cause. So far she is improving and even tried to play with Odin.
  13. Sudden Weakness In Hind Legs

    All good so far. Vet did a thorough check and has 90% ruled out tick. Her leg is getting better but the vet has asked us to continue to observe her. The vet thinks that it is probably a muscle pain or a hip joint issue.
  14. Sudden Weakness In Hind Legs

    By the way I did give her food this morning. Is that ok?
  15. Sudden Weakness In Hind Legs

    Thanks. I suspect a tick as well. Gave her a thorough check but couldn't find one. Going to the vet at 8.