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  1. Hugo has a treat dispenser shaped like a kong, that wobbles, but he empties it really quickly. Can anyone please recommend some treat puzzles or dispensers that keep their dogs occupied for a good amount of time (filled kongs only work in certain situations so I need some other things) Thank you!
  2. Thanks all. The last hour he's coughed less and hasnt been bringing up the mucus when he does so fingers crossed the medication just needed a few doses to work
  3. Vet knows about the mucus, he was coughing it up the whole night before. Antibiotics because he had a high temp, so she's covering him for infection. We've got a strain of KC going around Adelaide at the moment and what he has seemed to fit with what they were seeing in the area. Codeine is a cough suppressent.
  4. We're day 3 of Hugo's canine cough. He's on antibiotics (he had a high temp) and codeine for his cough. The codeine really isnt doing much (hes prescribed 30mg morning and night). He's coughing (often with big globs of mucus) multiple times an hour. I haven't had any significant sleep since it started so feeling rough myself! (thankfully hubby was home this morning so took over nurse duties for a few hours so I could get some sleep) Any tips for helping his cough or is it just time? He's got a week of antibiotics and codeine. Thanks
  5. my GSP is about to turn 8 and in the last couple of months we've seen him occasionally limp on front leg after a big run or when he's been jumping for a ball. He's not in pain and no problem with moving joint around but I'm obviously concerned about joint health. I'll take him to vet to discuss our options but would appreciate any advice on what to give or not to give. He's just come in from running around with kids and he's holding his paw up off the ground but its not bothering him at all, checked his paw, moved his joint and he just keeps wagging his tail.
  6. My GSP has just started a course of norvoclav post stitches for a cut. Id like to prevent any antibiotic diarrhoea if possible. What can I/should I give him? Thanks
  7. Hi. Recommendations for preservative free biscuits as treats please. Savour life look good. Any others?
  8. Thanks Off to the vet today so he's getting thoroughly checked out.
  9. I'm off to the vet today for yearly check up but thought I'd ask here too. My boy has a callous on one elbow. Sometimes it looks faintly pink but other times it looks quite inflammed. I guess depending how often he plonks down on the pavers. Whats a good product to use to help with this? Thanks
  10. I know there have been some threads about insurance not being paid on claims for pets so just wanted to share a good outcome Our 6 year old GSP got happy tail and a month later needed amputation. I got a text yesterday morning from Pet Insurance Australia to say our claim had been received and would have a determination within 5-10 days. That afternoon 80% of my vets billed had been deposited into my bank account. I was expecting that I would get money back but to get it so quickly was fantastic. Just wanted to share a good experience :-)
  11. GSP Put the velcro in "Velcro dog". Has to be with someone ALL THE TIME....unless they are outside exploring then they won't come when called lol. Shut the toilet door for privacy....well I'll just lay against the door until you open it. Lying on the sofa watching tv...I must lie with you...preferably under a blanket thanks. You went out for 5 minutes.....oh lord I thought you were NEVER coming home! Let me go crazy over you and whip you with my tail a hundred times. Let me out for a wee. No I don't want to come back in I'm happy out here thanks.....5 seconds later screaming at the
  12. Lol...iggies are never in the wrong section. What a cutie
  13. He's doing great. None the wiser for missing some of his tail :-)
  14. hmm, I'm hoping infected happy tail requiring amputation comes under number 8 :-/
  15. I think you made the best call, given the infection is showing no improvement. Hope it all goes well :) Now he will look American! It really was disgusting poor boy,not that it seemed to bother him at all. He's home now. Doped up to the eyeballs, but has pain meds and antibiotics and a very well padded stump.
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