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  1. You may not have the room but what I use is an outdoor table at the end of our veranda. It's sturdy and non-wobbly and you have room at one side of it to put all your grooming boxes (I keep all my stuff in those make-up cases you can buy for next-to-nothing at the charity shops) The tables are always for sale on scumtree My table is the same as this one and the cases are like these
  2. Unplanned litter

    A few years back I was looking for another older Westie and saw a 7 year-old registered bitch advertised on DOL for $250, the owner was a member of Dogs Qld, the Westie wasn't spayed and there was very little checking of my circumstances, I bought her so a BYB wouldn't, so don't beat yourself up with the ethics of SOME registered breeders, most are pretty good, your friend, unfortunately, didn't buy from one of them (and nor did I) My subsequent bestie-buying has been from good breeders who do check Please do think seriously in surrendering the pups to Yellowgirl's rescue, I think you and your friend will sleep better at night and it'll be a weight off your mind not having to listen to the lies and tall stories from unscrupulous buyers
  3. I am sorry you and your best mate are going through this. As dog owners we luckily have the choice (and moral obligation) to say goodbye to our bestie when the time comes rather than have our dog linger on, comatose on drugs and unaware of anything other than their pain (remember they are stoic and are not letting on how much in pain they are). I feel that palliative care is for humans as their loved-ones don't have this choice, you do and though it's tough, saying goodbye now is the best for your dog. All of us DOLers have needed to say goodbye and we do it because it is the final gift of love we can give them. B xx
  4. Open Pyometra in Golden Retrievers

    That is why the other posters have advised you to go to your vet so don't delay as it may prove fatal. Go to your vet and find out for sure
  5. Picking a breeder

    she is lovely John, congratulations
  6. Nature's Gift

    try your nearest IGA they may have it as I Googled and they seem to stock it
  7. Would anybody know where to get giant clips to keep the top of a big bag 7.5kg of dog-food closed? Like these but much bigger
  8. Pet insurance

    most of the companies have a 'quote' available on their website. This link may be of help, though the over-writer is the same company (Hollards), the individual companies have different costs. https://www.petsure.com.au/ Give yourself half a day to search out the insurance that is best for you. (I went with Bow Wow Meow)
  9. If anyone uses this... Recall info on http://mydog.com.au/ IMPORTANT PRODUCT RECALL INFORMATION: MY DOG® BEEF & LIVER 100G TRAYS RECALLED DUE TO POTENTIAL PRESENCE OF PLASTIC Mars Petcare Australia is recalling a limited number of MY DOG® Beef & Liver 100g 12x Pack due to the potential presence of plastic which entered the food during the production process. The only product affected is batch code 849D1WOD51 BEST BEFORE: 06 DEC 2020. The health and wellbeing of Australian pets is our number one priority, and while we have not received any reports of injury or illness associated with the affected product, we believe it is the right thing to do to recall it. We encourage consumers who have purchased affected product to discard the food or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange. The batch codes below should not be sold or consumed. Affected product was distributed to retailers throughout Australia and we are working with them to ensure that the recalled products are removed from shelf. We understand that this recall may be concerning for pet owners, however no other MY DOG® varieties or batches are affected by the recall, and owners will still be able to find unaffected product on shelf. The individual trays and the 6x Packs are not affected. If consumers have disposed of the box and believe their trays came from a 12x Pack, they can check the best before date on the side of the tray. If the date stamp is 061220 you may have affected product and should discard or return the product to store for a refund. We take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously. Our Consumer Care team are available on 1800 640 111 (toll free) in Australia or visit https://www.mydog.com.au/ for more information. We encourage owners concerned over any aspect of their pet’s health to please seek ve
  10. As I didn't know what the initials DCM meant I did a search and came across this article that's interesting https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/21_9/features/DCM-in-Dogs-Taurines-Role-in-the-Canine-Diet_21901-1.html
  11. This is a link that's on one of the Dandie pages I am on, some excellent photos; lots of Glens, Dandies, Sealys and heaps more. The page is by Jan Alons https://www.facebook.com/groups/janalons/ here's some samples These are two Glen of Imaal Terriers I saw once at a dog show . They were all sitting like that in the ring! It was my first time seeing this breed and I am kind of in love with them Glen of Imaals Agatha Christie and her Dandie Dinmonts Early Dandie Dinmonts
  12. 37 animals seized from storybook farm rescue

  13. Frantic weed eating

    Perhaps she is feeling sick, it maybe a plan to cut back the tripe portion of her diet and just give her 5--10% tripe., give that a go and see how she responds
  14. 37 animals seized from storybook farm rescue

    an update https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/pets-seized-from-storybook-farm-find-original-owners-20190422-p51g33.html Pets seized from Storybook Farm find original owners By Lucy Stone April 22, 2019 — 8.51pm Several animals seized by the RSPCA at Storybook Farm Sacred Animal Garden Rescue last month have been reunited with their original families, including three dachshunds and a bulldog. The RSPCA had put out a call after raiding the farm in March for the original owners of 37 dogs, birds, horses and other animals to come forward, with some animals believed to be at the farm for therapy. Dachshund Frankie with his family after the RSPCA put out the call to find the original owners of Storybook Farm animals.Credit:RSPCA Queensland Many of the animals were allegedly living in putrid conditions with no water and many with open sores, injuries and disabilities. One dalmatian was euthanised by the RSPCA after it was discovered with open wounds along its paralysed back legs, stomach and tail. Photos posted on the rescue group's Facebook page of the dog days before had shown it covered in a knitted jumper with its back legs out of sight. Another dog had its right hind leg treated after it appeared it had been crudely amputated, leaving the wound chewed and open. Two people have since been charged with the RSPCA hitting them with 84 offences, due to be heard in court next month. Dachshunds Charlie and Spencer were rescued from Storybook Farm.Credit:RSPCA Queensland RSPCA spokeswoman Alex Hyndman Hill said several of the animals had been rehabilitated and returned to their families, while others were beginning to go through the RSPCA Wacol shelter to find new homes. "After weeks of specialist vet trips, physio, training and, of course, lots of love from the team here, we’re excited to see them heading for happy forever homes," she said.
  15. Jonah & Jesse go to Cape York

    Yes, also remembering Goodbye Canetoad I know you'll enjoy Campground Heaven

    I'm sorry that Bella has passed away PM
  17. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-07/vet-volunteers-run-free-clinic-for-pets-people-living-rough/10976762 Homeless pet clinic run by vet volunteers a welcome relief for people living rough By Dea Clark Updated 54 minutes ago Photo: Peter Swan's dog Saxon gets a check-up at Pets in the Park. (ABC News: Dea Clark) For one Sunday a month, the car park of the Salvation Army's Brisbane headquarters is being transformed into a makeshift veterinary clinic. Key points: Pets in the Park offers free pet treatment, vaccinations and desexing for homeless people Brisbane clinic founder Jackie Campbell said it was as much for owners as it was for pets A second Brisbane clinic and another on the Gold Coast are expected soon The sound of barking dogs breaks the morning silence as dozens of homeless people queue to have their pets examined by the volunteer vets and vet nurses. Peter Swan is among them. The 57-year-old former lawyer and his German shorthaired pointer Saxon found themselves on the street after Mr Swan lost his job. "I'd been living in a dog park and someone had mentioned to me there was a free vet service that was within walking distance," Mr Swan said. "I came because my dog was due for vaccinations." Each night across Australia, more than 8,000 people are estimated to be sleeping rough, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics — and many of them have beloved pets. But when those animal companions need even routine veterinary care, the cost can put it out of reach for some of the most vulnerable. National charity Pets in the Park is easing the financial strain for pets and owners in Brisbane by providing routine treatments, vaccinations, desexing and general health checks. Photo: Pets in the Park Brisbane founder Dr Jackie Campbell (L) said they were helping animal owners as much as their pets. (ABC News: Dea Clark) The care is provided by a team of volunteers, including vets and vet nurses. They provide food, medication and other treatments through the support of the community and corporate donors. Mr Swan said he now had access to vet care he could otherwise not afford. "Monthly worming tablets or heartworm tablets … even surgery at one stage. Pets in the Park is fantastic," he said. Colin Young brought his precious puss Julie Newmar, named after the American actress and singer. He said she received treatment worthy of any movie star. "This cat, when she goes upstairs to be attended to, they all fuss over her like she's some sort of baby and I think, 'oh please'," he said. Photo: Colin Young and said his cat Julie Newmar Young was treated like a movie star. (ABC News: Dea Clark) When the clinic first opened three years ago, its only patient was a pet budgerigar. They now treat about 30 animals a month. Jaq Sampson's dog Diesel is another regular. "Diesel is my emotional support animal. He's my reason to get up in the morning — without him, I wouldn't be here," he said. Brisbane Pets in the Park co-founder and vet Dr Jackie Campbell said the service was as much about the pet owners as their animal companions. "A lot of our clients will put their pets first, so we do find that they'll buy dog food and pet food for their pets before they'll potentially feed themselves," she said. Photo: Jaq Sampson said Diesel the dog was the reason he got up in the morning. (ABC News: Dea Clark) The pop-up clinic was timed to coincide with a monthly Sunday roast at the Salvation Army's Streetlevel Mission. Mission team leader Paul Maunder said the clinic helped his service connect with people who might not otherwise seek help. "We want to give people a little bit of a taste of heaven," he said. "We want people to know they're valued, accepted and loved and for people doing it tough in life that doesn't always happen." A second clinic recently opened on Brisbane's northside, and there are plans for another on the Gold Coast.
  18. You can buy Colorbond fence extensions/lattice, maybe that'll do the job https://www.bunnings.com.au/colorbond-2350mm-fencing-lattice-surfmist_p0911066 https://www.pinterest.com.au/ozzypowers/colorbond-fence-extensions/
  19. Zara cannot have any red meat (she forms struvite crystals) so she has raw chicken...drumsticks, wings and frames. The problem I have is that she pretty near inhales the meat; the minimum chewing required to quickly form it into the right shape so it's forced down her throat, these pieces are usually hucked up and re-shaped to repeat the trying-to-swallow trick at least three more times. She will not happily chew a bone/frame, her main aim is to get it down as quickly as possible. Do any Dolers have suggestions some sort of product that is biggish that she can chew on that'll prevent tartar build-up. Low magnesium is required
  20. I am not sure if there are doggie-biscuits that have very low magnesium and no red meat SG. I have only given Zara fresh turkey necks Perse, I had chopped one in half and gave her the narrower piece, she tried to swallow the whole neck without chewing. I will freeze some and give her the ginormous end. I was getting good at performing first aid for choking :-/
  21. I thought of that just after I posted Perse, do you think freezing would also be successful with thighs? Can one buy ginormous Greenies (are Greenies chewable or do bits of them just crack off?)
  22. 37 animals seized from storybook farm rescue

    Maybe DOLers can share this ABC info ABC Brisbane 1 hr · ‼️CALL FOR INFORMATION - CAN YOU HELP RSPCA?‼️ RSPCA Queensland is appealing for the owners of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier seized in the Storybook Farm raid to get in touch. The dog, who has been named Pauly by RSPCA staff, was discovered with one of his hind legs crudely amputated, at the property in north Brisbane on March 20. They say it's extremely important they find out how Pauly came to be with the group. “We’d like to speak with the owners or whoever may have dropped him at Storybook Farm so we know a little more about what we are dealing with. There won’t be any judgement, it’s simply about working out how and when this poor dog came to be at Storybook," RSPCA Queensland Chief Inspector Daniel Young said. Pauly has since had further surgery on his leg and is recovering with RSPCA vets watching over him. Meanwhile, RSPCA said it’s staff are waiting for the dogs to be officially handed over by the owner of Storybook Farm so they can start either sending them back to their homes or getting them ready for adoption. If you have any information about Pauly or any of the animals surrendered to Storybook please contact RSPCA Queensland by email on [email protected] or by phone on (07) 3426 9999.
  23. Maybe you can help here @Danois and @Flashsmum
  24. This was on the Dandie FB page, a rather good map though Ireland seems to be missing some dogs...Glen of Imaal for one