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  1. Somerford Raw & Natural Dog Food

    The Proudi rep at the show gave me a couple to try, Henry thought they were pretty yummy but he has a problem called... Greed
  2. Somerford Raw & Natural Dog Food

    I went to the Dog Lovers Show a couple of weeks ago (I was helping at the Sporting Terrier stand, I helped mind the Dandies ) I had a look at the other stands and came across this food you may be interested in http://www.proudi.com/ Scroll down for the retail outlets
  3. This article which 'Dogs Outside The Ring' shared is interesting, it's just not just terriers that are excellent in the ratting game The last picture has some lovely varminty dogs in it https://www.thefield.co.uk/country-house/ratting-with-terriers-26835?fbclid=IwAR0vBiwcLhMPRMiT54ntY8Ksc0_L1qFMHqBOTkp6l0OMyTgsqF4433AmP9A#YYmhG53HTtSmSOS0.01
  4. I'll pop this here as it will get more views than the 'News' forum https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/australian-pet-food-pulled-from-shelves-after-perth-dogs-become-ill-20181107-p50emg.html?fbclid=IwAR3eA4oJz1iNmeCloWvJDw18A7hGChqnDNP5dzB598sWf95nV2UWZOGfT1Q
  5. Phenergan Dosage

    I can't help you with the dosage but have found this to be pretty helpful to greatly lessen Westie-Henry's anxiety in thunderstorms
  6. Introducing.... Bolt!

    Wow! what a neat-looking pup and what a rascal he will be How lucky are you!
  7. Dogs with diabetes

    There is an old topic here Mischie that may help, though other DOLers will post as well (well I hope they will)
  8. An article on ABC https://www.abc.net.au/life/what-you-need-to-know-before-getting-pet-insurance/10182750 ABC Life / By Patrick Wright Updated 1hhour ago Image Pat Wright with his dog, Rosie, with an illustrated love heart.(ABC Life: Matt Garrow) This is a photo of me and my dog, Rosie. In case you didn't pick it up, I'm deeply attached. I've also developed a strong urge to protect her. Like many worried pet owners before me, I started investigating the minefield that is pet insurance, but all the policies I looked at were expensive, confusing and full of exclusions. Dogs don't have to cost a fortune Did you know you can save money by buying your dog's medication online? Here are some other cost-savers you may not have considered. Read more It turned out I wasn't alone in questioning the options on the market. When consumer group Choice recently reviewed 76 pet insurance policies, it couldn't find even one to recommend. Nevertheless, I still found myself weighing up getting insurance for Rosie, simply for the peace of mind I imagined it could bring. I wanted to know more, so I reached out to pet owners to hear their stories about insurance: the good, the bad and the ugly. The good: Peace of mind Image Kasey Drayton's dog, Max.(Supplied: Kasey Drayton) Kasey Drayton's Max, a fluffy white Lhasa Apso/Maltese, was no ordinary dog. He was a companion and a member of the family. For 12 years, Max accompanied Kasey to work. He came with the family on holidays. When Kasey married, Max was the ring bearer. But, from an early age, Max was beset with health problems. He had issues with digestion, which were eventually diagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome, and had cancer for four years before he died last January. Pet insurance at a glance Australians spend an estimated $490 million each year on pet insurance. 26 per cent of dog-owning households had pet insurance in 2016 — up from 17 per cent in 2003. Expenditure on dog insurance is almost twice that of cat insurance. Source: Animal Medicines Australia, Pet Ownership in Australia Report, 2016 Kasey's vet told her she was one of the lucky few dog owners to have come out ahead on pet insurance. "[Max] didn't have a hip replacement or anything, but there was an endless stream of little things," she told me. Kasey now has two Schnoodles, Sullivan and Chester. They are both insured, but Kasey's not sure she'll come out ahead again. "I think any gains we have made previously may be negated by these two," she told me. "You just don't know. We haven't claimed anything yet, but nothing has happened." Kasey Drayton's pet insurance experience Premiums: About $10,000 over 15 years for Max ($55 a month) What she claimed back: More than the premiums she paid What if something happened? "It's very difficult. It's one of those things, where you just think, 'Oh my goodness, they spent $25,000 on a hip replacement'. But they're your baby." Image Jodie Bennett's dog Sam, recovering from an injury.(Supplied: Jodie Bennett) Jodie Bennett lives in the Pilbara with two dogs and two cats and wouldn't be without pet insurance. When one of her cats, Ninja, was diagnosed with acute leukemia, the insurance meant Jodie didn't have to make decisions based on money. In the end, before Ninja died, the vet even tried a blood transfusion. Jodie's bigger dog, Sam, a 35-kilogram American Staffy cross, has a habit of hurting herself while trying to escape the backyard. Big dogs live shorter lives, and are more expensive to treat than smaller breeds, which means higher premiums. One thing on Jodie's mind is snakes: Sam was bitten by one about three years ago, but thankfully wasn't injected with venom. In the Pilbara, an injection of life-saving anti-venom could set Jodie back thousands of dollars if she was uninsured. "The insurance means if something really bad happens, I don't have to think about the cost straight away," Jodie told ABC Life. Jodie Bennett's pet insurance experience Premiums: About $1,440 per year ($120 per month) for two dogs and two cats What she claimed back: "It'd be in the thousands, easily. And I've had 80 per cent back on that." What if something happened? "It means cost doesn't have to come into the equation when you have to make a decision about treating your animal." The bad: Premiums, premiums and more premiums Image Gaye Slater's Groodle, Benji.(Supplied: Gaye Slater) Gaye Slater decided to take out pet insurance for her dog Benji, a Groodle, shortly after getting him eight years ago. Gaye decided to stop paying the insurance last year, but she's not sure she's made the right decision. Because of Benji's age, most insurers wouldn't cover him now — so Gaye might not be able to change her mind even if she wanted to. Gaye has decided to rely on her emergency savings to cover Benji's health costs. "It's like health insurance. You're damned if you have it, you're damned if you don't," Gaye told me. "When I walk along the beach, sometimes I [say in my head], 'Please don't attack my dog', now that I don't have insurance." Gaye Slater's pet insurance experience Premiums: About $6,000 to insure Benji over eight years on a top-level plan ($62.50 per month) What she claimed back: About $1,000 What if something happened? "I do have back-up money … [but] if it was an astronomical bill, I'd be in trouble." What insurance might not cover Elective treatments, such as de-sexing operations or dental work Large-breed or senior dogs can be difficult if not impossible to insure Complex operations, such as organ transplants Illnesses that can prevented by vaccines, such as kennel cough, canine distemper, parvovirus Accident-only policies only cover accidents, and not all of them. Tick paralysis, for instance, is a common exclusion Every policy is different, so always read the product disclosure statement The ugly: Exclusions and restrictive policies Image Jane Rainbird's dog, Essy, injured her cruciate ligament.(Supplied: Jane Rainbird) Of all the people I spoke to, Jane had the worst experience with pet insurance. Jane took out a top-of-the-range policy for her two dogs before going on an overseas trip. Three weeks later, after paying the $1,300 annual premium, Jane's Jack Russell, Essy, injured her anterior cruciate ligament at the park. After paying another $1,500 for an operation, Jane was shocked to find out her policy didn't cover injuries in the first month. "What they didn't tell us was that we had a month where we couldn't make any claims," she told me. "We were paying for insurance, but we weren't getting any insurance." 10 common plants that are poisonous to dogs and cats Love making your home look like a jungle? Bad news: your favourite houseplants and flowers are probably toxic to your dogs and cats. Read more Shortly afterwards, the insurance company told Jane that, because of the injury, Essy's joints would no longer be covered under the policy. On top of that, her premium went up. After looking around for a better deal, Jane has decided she won't renew her insurance after this year. Jane's pet insurance experience Premiums: About $2,800 for two dogs on a top policy for two years ($125 per month) What she claimed back: About $300 so far. What if something happened? "It's a difficult one … but I know we will always take advice from our vet and do what's best for our precious girls." Questions to ask yourself Image Thinking about insurance might make you want to crawl up into a ball.(ABC Life: Patrick Wright) If you're thinking about taking out an insurance policy for your pet, here are some questions to ask yourself: Have you read through the product disclosure statement and other important documents? Do you understand what's covered and what's not? Is there a co-payment? How are bills paid? (Under most policies, you pay the bill and insurer reimburses you.) If your pet was in an emergency, would you be able to pay for the bill at short notice? If so, have you thought about self-insurance? Is your dog's breed prone to health issues? If so, are these issues covered by the insurer? How old is your dog? Older dogs can be difficult to insure. Are you prepared to be slugged with premium increases as your dog ages? Does your dog have pre-existing conditions? If so, they may render the policy useless. Does the policy have a waiting period during which you are unable to make a claim? Do you plan to keep your dog insured? Once your dog reaches eight or nine years, it can be very difficult to switch.
  9. skaly rash on my dogs back

    Hi there CD, can you post in this forum---> https://www.dolforums.com.au/forum/22-health-nutrition-grooming/ more Dolers will see it there and you will get some answers
  10. Pet Insurance

    Does you household insurance have pet insurance as an add-on? I am with RACQ and they do so maybe NRMA do as well (if you are with NRMA that is) RACQ have a $750 ceiling added to my household insurance for around $50 extra, they also have separate pet insurance which is dearer than BWM but comparable to some of the other companies; I just had a look and it appears to be only for Qld :-/ Hummmm---> https://www.productreview.com.au/p/rspca.html doncha just love reviews
  11. Double K Groomers Edge Shampoo

    it's maybe a little too frequent bathing your Scottie every two weeks; it'll dry out the skin terribly eta: just brush and comb his hair every week that will stop him/her getting stinky, perhaps dust your dog with something like Vets All Natural Dry Pet Shampoo which can be brushed out after you have rubbed it in
  12. Pet Insurance

    Bow Wow Meow
  13. Mollymutt

    can you get them from here F? or is the postage prohibitive? https://www.petandcountrystore.com/en/au/Molly-Mutt/b-88.aspx maybe here---> http://www.mammothpetsupplies.com.au/buy/doog-molly-mutt-stuff-sack-medium-large/2018693 or here---> https://petsuppliesempire.com.au/?s=molly+mutt&post_type=product
  14. Click on the 'Ivy Bordeaux' FB name in Asal's first post, it's just under the video (lots of news, support (and the usual numbskulls) there)