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  1. They go by another name ? I tried cylinder dryer but got clothes driers Yeah I think your right on the technique part I will probably need to try and sectionalise the area and make sure the pins are getting down and into that lower layer, not desexed yet vet said wait til 1 yr old so his coat might change again post that
  2. Hi any suggestions how to strip a 9 month old bc under coat? he gets brushed daily with a normal brush (dont know what to call it but its a dog brush that looks like a human one???) and pin comb. i thought it was doing a decent job as could brush through his coat with ease, when i went to bath him tho i have noticed he has a dense undercoat that has started to develop little twist matts (only a few so can go around and using the dematting comb and remove them) clearly the brush and pin comb are not getting into the lower layers, this wasnt a issue with our first border collie this method seem to work fine any suggestions? cheers
  3. The pet store was really good about it, refunded the bag after showed them the Emails from black hawk, picked up a small bag of mfm he likes it but his stomach isn't adjusting at all to it, feed him chicken, veg and rice for a week, stomach started to get back on track, introduced a quarter of a feed of the mfm and his stools have gone back to slop, will call the vet about it but they will just push hill science diet range Tried to find his old food around all the local pet food places but only new stock. So annoying they just switched formula.
  4. Hi any one here feed blackhawk to there dogs? the recent formula change has made the food have a really strong smell, to the point our pup now walks over sniffs the food and walks away, he will eat it eventually but can only eat it in small amounts and appears to give him gas, naturally going to change him over to something else, but was just wondering if anyone else has noticed the change? or if potentially we have a bad bag of food? any suggestions on alternatives? our previous dog we feed purina pro plan, until we had to switch him over to low fat id hills science diet after a issue with pancreatitis, so was considering that (purina pro plan). thanks
  5. saw this a few days ago seemed like a good trick to see if too hot for them (apart from knowing there limits your self) http://www.buzzfeed.com/carolinekee/happy-paws-happy-dog#.eb30KaP0w
  6. just checked my emails and found what i was thinking of, apparently at the begining of the year our local chemist warehouse had a batch of near expired frontline and has had a several times which has resulted in people buying 6 packs but the frontline expiring before they could use more than 3 or 4 of the tubes, that what i was remembering thanks for the responses tho :)
  7. Hi I remember a while ago someone told me that the Frontline from the Chemist Warehouse isnt the same as the Frontline you buy online or from regular pet and produce stores (eg PetStock, Petbarn etc). Is there any truth to this? I am out and need to buy some, but Petbarn is a 10 minute drive from work and they alwasys close before i get there, same with PetStock. Alternatively i can get from the Vet but they charge a premimum for it Cheers
  8. didnt mean full time, just while the kids are around
  9. are muzzles any good for this situation? ie quicker and cheaper than building a pen/dog run. And give them a little bit of piece of mind until they can get him assessed and work out what there doing? (not sure if muzzles are any good etc, i just remember reading an article on my local councils website about dogs that are declared dangerous must wear a muzzle when in public, and all other times unless they are in there pen (which was also a requirement for dangerous dogs here))
  10. Yeah kids socks with the little rubber pads on the bottom or you can get dog boots (petbarn sell them if not there are more serious ones for hiking etc available online) We got some for our BC when he was pup, more so because he was sliding everywhere (i think he liked that tho) and would get go thud into a wall or some furniture. Our boy wouldnt wear the dog boots tho, he would walk really weird - really slow and would lift each leg really high then slowly put each foot down - funny to watch but not really worth it for him to walk around the house like that would take an hour to get anywhere LOL
  11. Eye lids/rim? I cant say i have never noticed what color they are, having said that i havent noticed a color change either (ie its not apparent that they changed color). Thinking about it i say black/brown color but will double check. I only really pay attention to his actual eyes. Lips? Now thats another strange one, when he was a pup (attached in the pic with his mouth open) it was light with a few patches, as he got older it went darker (as seen in the shot at the beach), now that he is older again its gone back to how he was as a pup but i would say with more contrast, ie its now pink and black patches. The vet has always said his mouth (lips, gums and teeth) are healthy. Also attached is a pic of his nose when he was very little pup. Yeah i had a look into the bowls, the wife went out and got some at petbarn, looking on the web tho they say you need to make sure that the glaze doesnt contain lead and you have to check the bowls regularly for cracks as bateria can grow in the cracks (if they get any). The wife was going to ring the petbarn today and ask about the glaze (we doubt they would know tho). Or if lead free a standard now for product just not house paint etc? He hasnt used them as yet. thanks for the help :)
  12. He is a red and white, so from what i read still prone to less pigment color his nose was only black while a puppy, then went to to a shade of brown, attached is a pic of him from march last year, ideally i would like to see him return to this but if that cannt happen thats okay just want to make sure it doesnt get worse/irrates him
  13. yeah that what i originally was thinking, but the local vet is adamant that is not, also previous sunscreen didnt appear to work, having said that i had to stop using it at times since the sunscreen would dry his nose and out it would crack. I have ordered the filta bac sunscreen from petnvet direct and we will see how that goes. His nose has also gone from being black as puppy, then brown, browny pink, to now pink. I forgot to mention previosuly the vet did do a blood test / sample of his nose (not a chuck out of his nose, just put a needle in and took some blood). That came back as all clear. When we have like a week of rain and alot cloud cover, his nose does get more moist as well but doesnt appear to get better as such. So i guess that would support the sun burn side of things. The other thing i was originally thinking it could be is 'winter nose' but now its summer that should have cleared up. Living on the south coast i wouldnt think the lower UV levels in winter would be that low. http://vetmedicine.about.com/od/diseasesconditionsfaqs/f/snow_nose.htm
  14. sure no probs, sorry for the bad pic he wouldnt stay still didnt like the flash going off also was taken on my phone not camera cheers
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