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  1. North Queensland Flood - Farm Photos

    This came up in my feed yesterday. The photos are eye opening for us townies.
  2. New dog won’t stop chewing!

    I agree with Diva, Cavs are smart dogs and need mental stimulation as well as exercise. I've taught my girl how to fetch and then keep upping the game, eg, first of all she had to drop it at my feet, then we worked on siting calmly before I would throw it and now she has to make eye contact before I will throw it. There are lots of 'brain games' and tricks online. I also find that mental stimulation is more tiring than the physical. Also, one month isn't a long time for a dog to settle. Good luck and you sound like a great dog owner.
  3. The Ckcs Photo And Chat Thread

    I'm sure she would! I am looking around for something and if the right dog turns up I might make the plunge.
  4. The Ckcs Photo And Chat Thread

    They are gorgeous! My first Cav was tri and she was a bit speshal. lol I have a beautiful Blenheim girl now and am tossing around whether to get her a little friend.
  5. Waking up through the night

    You could try crate training him and having him sleep where he can see humans, or feels not so shut away. What sort of mental and physical exercise does he get?
  6. Corneal Ulcer

    You were very lucky to have a vet that could do the surgery for you. I'm going through a similar thing at the moment with an old cat and all the local vets don't feel experienced enough to do it. One of the downers of living in regional areas.
  7. 14 is a great age for a Cav and some do live until they are 16. If he is deaf, then he will jump at your touch as he doesn't know you're there. As you approach him, bang on the floor or wall so that he can feel that you're approaching by the vibrations. And with deaf dogs, you need to touch them gently until they realise you are there.
  8. Corneal Ulcer

    My experience with eye ulcers tells me that if it is a surface scratch it will heal within 5 days If it is something deeper and the wound becomes like a crater, then a grid keratectomy is required. When my cats have had the grid keratectomy their eyes have healed very quickly. I hope it's the same for your pooch.
  9. Was there a topic on “catching flies”?

    There is a lot of info on the net about brain games for dogs at the moment. Because it's so hot outside here, we have been doing some of them and that is keeping my active little dog very happy.
  10. Was there a topic on “catching flies”?

    Is he a purebred Poodle or could he be a Cav x Poodle? The reason I ask is that Cavaliers can get 'fly catchers syndrome' and I guess other breeds could too. A bit of info here: https://www.cavalierhealth.org/flycatchers.htm
  11. I have no advice but would recommend you get in touch with her breeder, if you haven't already. They may have come across this before and have some advice for you.
  12. Puppy scared when meeting people

    The first thing I would be doing is booking her into a good puppy pre-school. And also, be careful taking her out for walks until after she is fully vaccinated - have a chat to your vet about it. I did take my pup out for socialising when she wasn't fully vaccinated but we went to places where dogs didn't frequent so the risk was minimal. There is a lot known about dog behaviour now than there was a few years ago and perhaps she is going through a fear period (I can't remember the ages). Have a look through this website, read the articles and check out his blog. http://k9pro.com.au/
  13. Prices for breeders rehomed dog

    Adult Cavs do seem to be the same price as a pup, and some times even more. You have to consider also, that an 8 week old pup still requires two more vaccinations and desexing and I imagine that is included in the price of the young dog you're interested in.
  14. Most dog rescue has moved over to Facebook. There are a few working dog rescues that might be able to help. I don't have links but Google will help. Hopefully he will find the right home.
  15. Tick treatment for puppies

    I used Nexgard for my pup, without any problems, but am considering switching to the Seresto collar after the latest info released on Bravecto and Nexgard.