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  1. One in centigrade and one in Farenheight so pick one that you are familiar with The 5 Second Rule: Put the back of your hand on the pavement, if you cannot hold it there for 5 seconds it is too hot to walk. If the asphalt is so hot you could probably fry an egg on it, then it can burn your dog's feet.
  2. 100% on what Princess Fru Fru said edited to add...perhaps not Dandies; real triers but those legs are just too short for keeping up
  3. this came up on my FB page https://www.facebook.com/BelleVieAnimalRescue/photos/a.489318744866895/1435087090290051/
  4. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/jun/11/nearly-70-of-veterinarians-have-lost-a-colleague-or-peer-to-suicide-study-finds Nearly 70% of veterinarians have lost a colleague or peer to suicide, study finds Australian research shows six in 10 have sought professional help for their mental health Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing Expert puts Australian vets’ worsening mental health down to increasing client demands, changes in attitudes towards veterinary care, increasing costs and dealing with people who can’t afford them. Photograph: zoranm/Getty Images Australian Associated Press Sat 11 Jun 2022 14.24 AEST New research shows nearly 70% of veterinarians have lost a colleague or peer to suicide and about six in 10 have sought professional help for their mental health. For those with decades of experience, including former Australian Veterinary Association national president Dr Warwick Vale, the figures come as no surprise. Like many, he’s struggled with mental illness and had close colleagues take their own lives. “[A lot] don’t have [my] same sort of optimism and haven’t probably had the same luck or good fortune to have the benefits realised for themselves in their career,” Vale told AAP. “That’s not right - it’s a tragedy. It’s an issue we’ve got to solve and I think the problem is probably getting worse.” The research, led by Dr Nadine Hamilton with the backing of petfood maker Royal Canin, reflects long-running issues in the sector. Another larger study by the veterinary association showed about 67% of vets have experienced a mental health condition at some point. Vale puts vets’ worsening mental health down to increasing client demands, changes in attitudes towards veterinary care, increasing costs and dealing with people who can’t afford them. “It’s quite demotivating for vets to have to cut corners on treatment or euthanise animals because of a lack of resources to treat the animal,” he said. Vale said the profession has a lot of “housekeeping” to do when it comes to better supporting workers and ensuring the industry’s viability. He said some work 12-hour days without lunch breaks, earn $50,000 a year and deal with abuse from clients. “We’re trying to fix people after they’re broken, when really we should be concentrating on preventing them from breaking,” he said. Melbourne vet Dr Morgan Baum was lucky enough to find a supportive workplace that mitigates the hardships faced by other new graduates. However, she and Vale agreed there’s a big disconnect between vets and the community. Hamilton’s research found nearly eight in 10 Australian pet owners do not know the incidence of suicide among vets is four times the national average. About four in 10 believe vets’ salaries are more than $100,000, when entry-level vets with up to three years’ experience earn an average of $87,810. “People are truly treating their pets as their children and if they want the best care … it’s important vets are of sound mind and happy, and enjoying what they’re doing to provide that care,” Baum said. She said vets were constantly in a flux of highs and lows; moving from one euthanasia appointment to an appointment with a family’s new puppy or kitten. “When you go home with your family and friends, you’re just too drained to talk to anyone.” Vale said unlike medical services for humans, animal services received little government support, with no tax incentives for pet care and few resources for training. He pointed to one vet practice in Western Australia that has had to suspend its weekend emergency service. “Without a community contribution and the community recognising that we’ll be poorer and worse off without a veterinary service … then we’re going to see closure, especially in country and regional areas,” Vale said.
  5. This guy (Ian) is very good https://www.clippersharpening.com.au/ give him a call and have a chat about your crook clippers https://www.clippersharpening.com.au/general-pages/contact.phps
  6. there's a dryer for sale on marketplace https://www.dogzonline.com.au/classifieds/forsale.asp?cat=2 PHOTOS Oldfield Dryer Oldfield dog dryer. Two speed settings. Needs a new hose. Works very well, just too heavy for me to lift anymore. $200 ONO Contact : Cathy Location : BATHURST Email : Send Email
  7. a friend of mine has an Irish Terrier, he is so fit and keeps up with him where ever he goes (he hikes) such a happy dog with all the 'smarts' of the terrier breed
  8. You know what? think outside the box...a Sealyham would suit, such neat little dogs
  9. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-06/lexie-ute-driving-dog-jack-russell/100999102
  10. I came upon this a few weeks ago when I was looking for something else, I don't know if it'll help but you never know https://pet.reviews/best-dog-food-for-diabetic-dogs/ and https://dogfood.guide/diabetic/
  11. I'm so sorry LFF, it's heartbreaking and just so awfully sad when your best buddy just isn't there anymore Big hugs from me xxx B
  12. excellent news PK! thanks for posting
  13. I just saw this, maybe someone here knows the owner https://www.facebook.com/Queenslandlostpets/photos/a.5287896091255168/5307780612600049/
  14. try taking a Dandie or a Westie for a brisk walk...not a hope! Those four short Dandie legs just plant themselves like 10 ton blocks, no moving until the sniffing is done! (at this time of year they are following the wood duck poo-trails along the road )
  15. perhaps you'd be happier with some dogs like these for sale (negotiable) on Scumtree, that way you can quibble to your heart's content "American Staff Terrier pups negotiable"
  16. just in case you are looking for it; here it is those Cocker Spaniels are impressive!
  17. As Rebanne and Perse say... go and see your vet first to find out what is causing the skin problems, don't just presume it is a food allergy and don't be talked into doing allergy tests either as it can be caused from pollen in the air to general dust round the home or a reaction to cereal products in kibble. Your vet will put you on the right track then you can tackle the on-going care. Soothing ointment on the dog's back may help until your vet visit, I have used both Calendula and chickweed ointment with some success as well as a soothing cortisone cream (I had a tube in the fridge) or something like Soove. Your vet will probably start your dog on Apoquil as well as a course of antibiotics. From B-who-has-a-wee-white-dug-from-Qld-Westie-Rescue
  18. This is worth a read (There is a Whippet race video link at the bottom, I have included it here) https://nationalpurebreddogday.com/the-elegance-of-mill-collier-workers-dog/?fbclid=IwAR1L3NkoXz7DUVjp6GI40R8qXnC_ueGdjyzWL_iTS1oMnBHMtNkh2GxWvw8
  19. saw this Well Done Ireland https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=1087551368479460&set=gm.5082508008503023
  20. https://7news.com.au/politics/nsw-bans-killing-of-shelter-animals-c-5735323?utm_campaign=share-icons&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&tid=1645156254895&fbclid=IwAR0V6jwIsT2P2OAUYxMghBz8pOnuz_oNMGHySoQZ3RbIrsFhPD61C7I0Vos NSW bans killing of shelter animals Phoebe Loomes Published: Thursday, 17 February 2022 6:05 PM AEDT The NSW parliament passed a private member's bill to outlaw convenience killing of shelter animals. Credit: AAP Killing cats and dogs because it is cheaper and easier than finding them a permanent home will soon be a crime in NSW. New legislation outlawing the convenience killing of animals passed both houses of parliament on Thursday. The bill was brought forward after 15 dogs and puppies were shot by Bourke Shire Council in August 2021, despite at least two rescue organisations offering to take and rehome them. The council were cleared of any legal wrongdoing after investigations by the RSPCA, the NSW Ombudsman and Office of Local Government. Animal Justice Party MP Emma Hurst tabled the Companion Animals Amendment (Rehoming Animals) Bill 2021 which was carried to the lower house by independent Alex Greenwich. "The shooting of these dogs should never have happened. Now we can be sure it will never happen again," Ms Hurst said. "This atrocity could have been avoided - our weak laws failed these dogs." She said the law will have ongoing benefits, adding "some council pounds have very high kill rates because they are not working with rescues". "One NSW pound euthanised nearly 150 dogs and over 130 cats but released less than 40 animals to rescue groups." She said the bill was a "mandate" for pounds to work with rescue groups and will stop unnecessary killings where a rescue group is willing to take the animal. "The community will never accept the killing of healthy, re-homeable animals for the sake of convenience." Mr Greenwich congratulated Ms Hurst on her first piece of legislation. He said NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet's government were "true to their word" about being open to private members bills with merit. He said passing the bill as one of the first in 2022 was a "significant sign of respect for the cross-bench".
  21. awwww, now you're just being silly
  22. That was Lucifer...a paragraph in this link answers your question LMO https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-14/frank-finger-annie-muster-dogs-champions-2022/100820258
  23. @YOLO have a look at a Westie rescue group and the pitiful skin conditions some of these dogs have through feeding commercial food, apart from vet care they need 100% raw food to get them back to almost normal and even then the hair won't grow back, it takes ages especially in an older dog. It's not a contest it's a necessity for the health of the dog here's an example of why some people are so obsessed with "Raw" when this little Teucher has been fed commercial all his life and 8 weeks after vet care, hours of work and a raw diet
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