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Everything posted by Katrinka

  1. You can put in Innotek fence.
  2. what a fantastic topic:) I feel like buying bookreader just for the dogbooks!
  3. Training People: How to Bring Out the Best in Your Human and The truth about dogs , by Stephen Budiansky.
  4. My daughter and I were once too upset by a cafe owner.... he said "that's a really old dog", and Stella was just 9! She looks fabulous, just a bit slow. To be fair, he allowed Sella to sit in the cafe and brought her water, so we felt much better after that:) Nowdays if I hear "what an old dog", I can only answer "Yes, but with good manners:))"
  5. How early! All I can say, My Stella had a very bad paralysis, that is total, was on breathing machine for 2 days and then on oxygen for 2, had bad pneumonia, and she is 10. She eventualy got out and as good as always today. So dont give up, though there is a chance of sad outcome.. And she had 2 doses of anti-serum. Stella has sore legs and she often doesn't go anywhere at all, just 100m down the street and then back, all on footpath. The tick or bite spot was never found. Go figure... you don't need to go bush to catch it.
  6. How awfull:( AWL does cremations here via Pets Eternal. We used Pets Eternal , too.
  7. no. Some look very cute:) I felt for Lab in Moscow, too I dont do that stuff, but my Stella LOVES to wear Elizabethan collar. It makes her feel special. (abuse is breeding poor chis with eyes falling out of eye sockets...)
  8. It's not treatment, only diagnosis cost us 1200, and that's without biopsy.
  9. I hope I'm not repeating? Correct me please if I do! Endogenous Gonadal Hormone Exposure and Bone Sarcoma Risk http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/11/11/1434.full In summary, this study found that male and female Rottweilers with the shortest lifetime gonadal exposure had the highest risk for bone sarcoma. Dogs that underwent early elective gonadectomy had a one in four lifetime risk of bone sarcoma development compared with a significantly reduced risk among dogs that were sexually intact throughout their lifetime.
  10. Mine eat apples,peas, carrots, beetroot (baked), all sorts of cabbages and the fav is broccoli.
  11. Are you saying that pounds and rescues should NOT desex before re-homing ????? You cannot be serious !!! I am saying, ]at least some sense could be applied. Size, age and the owener's credibility can be taken into account. I'm not for BY breeding, but desexing, say, large breed at 6m instead of 18 is not right.
  12. Same with pounds or rescues selling desexed dogs no matter what. Blanket idiotism I'd call it. Desexing increases risk of osteosarcoma and other problems. Owners should have right to decide which risk to take ... at least some sense could be applied. Its easier if the puppy is yours and is not desexed forcefully, you can do it later andjust pay higher registration. I did not have that choice not happy.
  13. I did LC with Solly (who has passed away), and LOVED it. Great fun! Stella did not have drive at all:) In October will take Argo The Puppy to his first run. He has drive! Any smell-baiting is totally prohibited and leads to disqualification.
  14. One of my premiums went up last year (as Stella turned 10), but overall I am in a big + on both policies. Just one major operation equails dog's lifetime premiums.
  15. My dogs are insured , and euthanasia is covered. I haven't received the refund yet, but so far every expence was covered..
  16. I can recommend Park Ridge hospital...we've been with them for 9 years, had operations, emergencies and the lot... Animal Options were very nice too, but we've only seen them twice.
  17. 220 for euthanasia at home 300 for cremation and ashes +paw print returned
  18. Hi, I am sending all possible good vibes.. :heart: maybe you can delay it a bit... I lost by beautiful Solly a week ago. Still crying every day. He started limping slightly on front left leg, wich was diagnosed as a strain. That was in May. In the end of June he started couhing up blood, a lot.. we were terrified. 9 x-rays and 3 clinics later it was sonfirmed that he has a tumour on the edge of shoulder blade - very hard to see on x-ray. And lungs full of spots. I did everything possible, cancer diet, herbs, acupuncture (helped a lot!!) Went to beach once, but that's it. Too hard to walk, too hard to breath. He was on Onsior (that helped) and on Palladia. And propolis. Last Tuesday he could not step on the leg and was yelping at every movement even with Tramal. We kissed him last time on Thursday:( Propolis can slow it significantly, I've read a few good papers on it.
  19. Yes, I mean when I'm at work. Didn't train him specially. He can spend the whole day inside the house though, just sleeping.
  20. Our other dog, Stella spent quite a lot of time in the crate (she had operations on both knees). There was a bit of rival between them after that, so I hope Solly will see crating as little victory. We plan to keep him in crate when we are away - 2 weeks?
  21. Well, exactly a week ago Solly bolted across the road (very quiet one!) and was hit by a car I allowed the situation to settle down a bit befor sharing. Thankfully, the car driver bracked very well, and there was a very kind lady who showed us the new location of the Emergency, so in about 20 minutes we were there. The damage turned out to be: shock, brocken front leg, dislocated hip, collapsed lung and a lot of cuts and bruises, especially on legs and tummy. It was an absolutely horrible picture All staff in Emergency and Specialist centre was very nice and very caring, he was stabilized and the hip was put in place. We transfered Solly next day to our vet, and yesterday he had an operation on the front leg - plates inserted. The back leg is still sore and swollen. The lungs are a lot better. He will stay in the Hospital till Saturday, probably. We are so glad Park Ridge hospital looked so well after him! We visited every day, and the first two days we was crying badly, to tell us about how hard the life is:( But then he realised we haven't abandoned him. If anybody woud have some tips and tricks about looking after dog in such condition, it would be much appreciated I'll take a photo of Solly as soon as he is back home.
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