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  1. This was on the Dandie FB page, a rather good map though Ireland seems to be missing some dogs...Glen of Imaal for one
  2. Public Notice: Important Voluntary Product Recall Information Hill's Pet Nutrition is expanding its voluntary recall of canned dog food products due to elevated levels of Vitamin D. This expansion relates to the same vitamin premix that led to the 1 Feb. voluntary recall. Please review the full list of recalled products below including the additional products added 21 March, 2019. Find out if your products are affected in the list below. https://www.hillspet.com.au/productlist?fbclid=IwAR0TC_9ZpTRufC9AYSSZGSIvKzEN2ilqfgRlqJlz5Ive-uBEAV5xlGHY03c
  3. IVDD- how to go about treatment

    I hope you see this @giraffez
  4. Kibble+raw

    Zara had a big piece of apple that we forgot to core, I later found the seed capsule/carapace on the floor with no apple-flesh attached...a tiny ball with seeds to be seen through the openings, she must have spent ages nibbling the apple flesh without getting one taste of the inner it looked a bit like these
  5. The best news EVER Fred, how wonderful Agatha is home
  6. Saturday Senior

    someone is going to be one lucky hooman if it all works out
  7. Crufts

  8. This is from a link that Dogs Outside the Ring posted http://veterinarymedicine.dvm360.com/study-finds-new-supplement-supports-muscle-mass-retention-and-earlier-return-normal-weight-bearing-p Study finds new supplement supports muscle mass retention and earlier return to normal weight-bearing post-TPLO surgery The compound, derived from fertilized egg yolk, was studied in a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Feb 15, 2019 By Theresa L. Entriken, DVM, Katie James, dvm360 Associate Content Specialist VETERINARY MEDICINE A new supplement showed positive results for dogs with naturally occurring cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture recovering from tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) in a study conducted at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After undergoing a TPLO, veterinary patients often show marked muscle loss in the affected limb due to disuse atrophy. This study evaluated the impact of Fortetropin on attenuating muscle atrophy after TPLO surgery. Principal study investigator Kenneth R. Harkin, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), presented the study results on Jan. 20 in the Discovery Theater at the 2019 VMX conference in Orlando, Florida. His presentation “The impact of Fortetropin supplementation on dogs recovering from TPLO surgery” was sponsored by the product manufacturer, MYOS RENS Technology, a biotherapeutics and bionutrition company. The company also fully funded the study. Dr. Harkin’s presentation highlights and the study’s key findings include: One of the dvm360 team participated in this study! Associate Content Specialist Katie James’ dog Blitz tore his right CCL in March 2018 and had a TPLO repair performed at K-State. They participated in this study as mentioned in this article about the postsurgical recovery process. > This randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study involved 100 dogs. As a model for recovery from surgery, TPLO was selected because of reproducibility. > Fortetropin is a nonthermal pasteurized, freeze-dried fertilized egg yolk product. Fertilized egg yolk exhibits a proteomic profile that differs in 18 proteins compared with unfertilized egg yolk. > Dogs in the Fortetropin and placebo (cheese powder protein) groups were evaluated at baseline and postoperatively at eight and 12 weeks. The dogs had eight weeks of forced exercise restriction postoperatively, with a gradual return to activity during weeks nine through 12. > The study participant evaluations included thigh circumference measurement, stance force analysis, serum myostatin and C-reactive protein concentration measurements, ultrasonographic assessments of thigh and epaxial muscle thickness, and muscle condition scoring. > Dogs in the Fortetropin group showed no change in thigh circumference, which was statistically significant at the p < 0.1 level. This indicated that dogs receiving Fortetropin did not exhibit disuse muscle atrophy compared with the placebo group. > Force plate stance analysis showed that Fortetropin-supplemented dogs had more significant improvement in percentage of weight supported by the affected limb (faster return to normal stance distribution) than did dogs in the placebo group. > Myostatin is a protein that prevents muscle growth and promotes muscle atrophy. Dogs that received Fortetropin showed no significant change in serum myostatin concentrations over any time period, which indicated that myostatin was inhibited in this group compared with the placebo group. Significant changes in myostatin concentrations were noted in the placebo group, indicating that myostatin was not inhibited in these dogs. The mechanism of action of fertilized egg yolk in reducing serum myostatin concentrations is unknown. > The study results also showed that C-reactive protein, a biomarker of inflammation, was not elevated in either group. Muscle condition scores were not significantly different between the two groups. Furthermore, the results indicated that ultrasonographic evaluation of muscle thickness may have been a suboptimal assessment because of interobserver variability and because the same ultrasonographer did not perform all evaluations. In the MYOS RENS Technology press release, Dr. Harkin says, "This study demonstrates the benefits of Fortetropin in dogs with prolonged postoperative recovery periods. Restoration or maintenance of muscle mass through the reduction of serum myostatin levels with Fortetropin offers veterinarians a novel approach to in-home rehabilitation of injured dogs, including potentially improving or restoring mobility in geriatric dogs." The company also states in their release that they believe the results of the study will enable them to expand their veterinary business and change how veterinary teams address canine muscle health. It also plans to pursue clinical trials for human rehabilitation and recovery applications.
  9. https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/intro-earthdog-terriers-dachshunds-fearless-leaders-underground-movement/?fbclid=IwAR1Hqs_qMRrN8yYsgTVDyclv5HtyPVBX6jEPQEirJXWHE48e3jGn6GY05c0 Earthdogs: Terriers & Dachshunds are Underground Hunters By Bud Boccone Feb 25, 2019 | 2 Minutes Among the marvels of human ingenuity is the way various breeds of dog were developed, mentally and physically, to tackle specific jobs. Consider the farmer’s eternal war against rodents and other burrowing mammals that devastate grain stores, raid henhouses, tear up fields, dig away riverbanks, and carry disease. As their number-one weapon in subterranean warfare, farmers developed a variety of terrier breeds and Dachshunds. These “earthdogs” were built small and flexible enough to pursue quarry into underground lairs, but with jaws and forequarters of sufficient strength to hold and dispatch a recalcitrant woodchuck or gopher. They had to be smart, independent workers (there’s no room down a rathole for a handler), with keen eyes and a piercing, relentless bark that a handler waiting aboveground could use to mark their location. Above all, a certain spirit was demanded, a plucky, devil-may-care fearlessness that has made the word terrier synonymous with feisty persistence. Planet Earthdog These days, most earthdogs are valued as house pets instead of ingeniously contrived rodent-catching machines. But an inner exterminator still lurks within these breeds, and the AKC Earthdog program was founded in 1993 to test their go-to-ground instincts. Earthdog is a performance event for Dachshunds and 28 terrier breeds. It has an introductory class and three levels of titling competition: Junior, Senior, and Master. In earthdog, specially constructed tunnels, or “dens,” are laid beneath the ground by the event-giving club. At each level of competition, the dens are more challenging. The dog has from 30 to 90 seconds, depending on the competitive level, to enter the narrow, turning den and find the quarry at its end. The dog then works the quarry—bark, scratch, growl, and otherwise “worry” the rat, which is always safely caged. (In fact, the quarry is often a pet of one of the participants, sometimes even a purebred show rat.) A judge times and evaluates each run. What might be appealing to a dog-sport newbie is that earthdogs require little, if any, training. It is fairly common for one with no experience to earn a passing score. It’s all about instinct. “It’s not unusual to see a puppy in the introductory class tentatively enter the den and, in a minute or so, hear him barking and growling at his natural prey,” says Karla Diethorn, a longtime enthusiast of the sport. “He goes down the hole a puppy, but he emerges an earthdog!” AKC Earthdog will awaken your terrier or Dachshund’s instincts and provide an opportunity for you both to get outdoors and enjoy quality time together. It might also change the way you think of your dog. “I think once people attend an earthdog event, they see their dogs differently,” says Jo Ann Frier-Murza, author of the book Earthdogs In and Out. “After an introduction to earthdog tests, owners see their dogs as animals with natural instincts, not pets or toys,” she says. “Instead of just taking their dog along with them when they go places, they might actually consider what the dog would like to do. Sort of the way a parent would take a child to a soccer game or a birthday party.”
  10. Goodbye my gorgeous girl

    I am so sorry Animal house, she was your beautiful best buddy. Have fun over the bridge Minty-girl
  11. It is gone now, other customers have written reviews so it's disappeared... how rude of them! LOL
  12. I was browsing for low magnesium kibble (Zara=struvite crystals) and got sidetracked on other stuff, came upon this which has already been suggested but on my 2nd link there is a review if you scroll down towards the bottom which you may find interesting,...it made me think of Justice Their postage is pretty reasonable https://www.thevetshed.com.au/buy/paw-digesticare60-150gm/PAWDIGEST60 review is here
  13. Worms

    Just for interest https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24534524 http://www.lagosvet.com/diseases.htm https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304401714004671