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  • Birthday 30/09/1987

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  1. Nipping around butt area

    Does it smell? He could have blocked anal glands maybe
  2. Unplanned litter

    Good luck trying to police the desexing, you can't make someone do it even if they agree to it. There's been numerous threads here about desexing contracts and people not following them and there's nothing you can do.
  3. luxating patella surgeon Melbourne please

    When I lived in Melbourne I used Southern Animal Health for my dogs. They didn't need that procedure but all the vets we saw were very knowledgeable and experienced, by far one of the best vet clinics I've used. Worth giving them a call for a chat if you are considering them.
  4. Kate Haines???

    I used a guy in Cranbourne as do a few other locals. PM me if you want his details, he and our Bowen lady (who comes to us so will probably go to you too) changed our kelpies life and probably saved it to be honest after he compressed nerves in his spine.
  5. Oh this is so wonderful!
  6. Dog cut

    Its possible your dog has been scratching in that area. They should heal on their own but if they get worse or you notice your dog licking or scratching excessively I'd go to the vet.
  7. How to cool down your dog???

    No they don't get a diet version (there isn't one) but just be sensible. They don't get them multiple times a day every single day of the year, just half or a whole one each on really hot days when it's more than one in a row when I can see they are boiling and over it. Our local IGA sells bones frozen but can't see why you can't do it yourself.
  8. How to cool down your dog???

    Zooper Doopers. Our 12yo Kelpie is really struggling in this heat, to the point his back end is fairly wobbly (12 months post compressed nerves in his spine) and we find the sugar gives him a bit of a boost as he has lost his appetite the past few days. As they're frozen it really helps my two cool down. They get sick of plain ice blocks and chicken feet don't seem to help with cooling them down at the moment. He can mostly eat what he likes these days (within reason) and our younger pooch doesn't miss out either. On warm but not boiling hot days I'll buy them frozen chuck bones to eat, that's tomorrow's treat I think.
  9. Dog Export Guidance?

    The OP reads like they want the dog to go to East Timor, traveling via Australia not relocating here.
  10. How to cool down your dog???

    We just feed plain iceblocks or frozen chicken feet. If they are looking a bit lethargic they get a zooper dooper for a sugar boost. Sometimes they'll go sit by the freezer to wait for a treat. It makes a big difference. Mine dont like cool mats and I've lost their cool coats so thats how we are managing them until we get new coats.
  11. Neighbours treating Puppy Badly

    I am pleased you phoned the RSPCA. It sounds like they are taking this seriously. The pup is lucky to have you on her side. Good luck.
  12. Coping as an only dog

    I just saw this, how is he going? If hes still struggling you are welcome to bring him to meet my boys, we have someone home nearly all the time at the moment so can possibly help.
  13. The only advice I can add, is BREATHE. Your posts show a great passion for wanting to learn, but you also need to know when to just step back, breathe and trust your judgement. Sometimes there can just be too much information. Your boy is lovely and labs can be decieving with their build. For an example of information overload, I have significant issues with my fish tank at the minute which are causing me crazy amounts of stress, i spoke to 3 different people in the last 24 hours. two gave similar information (one person I trust the other I don't) to someone I thought had *all* the answers. If I researched it, I'd be none the wiser (probably rocking in a corner) as it's an unusual issue, so I just had to stop, take a step back and trust my gut and weigh up what I feel is best. If that doesn't work, then I'll try something else. My point is, with things like this, you just have to roll with it, trial and error. No two dogs are the same. My mum and I both have vizslas, two completely different builds, and feeding needs. My boy gets up to 2 cups a day and still looks lean, my mum's girl looks like a whale on that much food now, yet a few years ago it was a different story, no matter how much she ate she was skinny (to us, but different vets had different opinions). You will learn what's normal for him and what isn't, I can tell in a glance now if mine are getting chubby or if it's just a bloat tummy that day, but it took time. Trust yourself a bit more, but if you still aren't confident, be guided by the breeder who knows the dogs.
  14. I noted in your post you said you give him toys when you go to work, and take them away when you get home. Other than you and your girlfriend does he have anything to play with when you get home? If not it will partly be boredom I suspect. My dogs always have access to toys. Nice things to show it's ok to be left are bones, treats and aussie pigs ears. He is jumping because he wants attention and to be with you. I have a dog who digs to china when stressed if we leave him outside, so I don't. He is inside when we aren't home, and inside with me 95% of the time, unless he chooses to be outside. It does not mean he's always getting attention but he's always with us as he is happier. He knows he can come on the couch, but he also has his bed we can send him to when he is too much, and that is great. He is 9 and only just became secure enough to sleep in his own bed this year after a lot of work. I also agree with getting a trainer. Good luck.
  15. Selecting a Dog Breed

    On what planet do 'most people ' go for pitbulls?? They're a restricted breed! I can count on one hand the number I have met in all my years of dog ownership. Far from being a common pet and most certainly NOT a breed for a novice owner.