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  1. I still haven't found which rescues those dogs went to. RSPCA & local Council moved on the PF because accommodation was not suitable for welfare of 57? dogs. PF elected to reduce the number by surrendering them to rescue groups. RSPCA directed that a few remaining be desexed. RSPCA didn't have a list of those rescue groups, nor did the local Council (Loden). I did find that Animal Aid had taken dogs from an illegal Cavoodle PF that was required to close. But that was another Council area... Wellington (?). So please keep ears to the ground if you hear of any Vic rescue group (s) that have taken PF dogs.
  2. Thanks to both of you. I'll go check with both those places.
  3. Puppy farm at Dunolly Vic (near Bendigo?) was directed to close by RSPCA & Council because accommodation (& sales methods) not in compliance with current law. Bendigo newspaper reported that the owner surrendered most of the dogs to independent rescue groups. A photo of a Tibetan Spaniel accompanied the article so we're trying to track which rescue groups took dogs in and which one/ones have Tibbies. Does anyone associated with Rescue in Victoria have on-the ground info about these rescue groups, so we can check for any Tibbies? Thanks.
  4. Puppy farm at Dunolly Vic (near Bendigo?) was directed to close by RSPCA & Council because accommodation (& sales methods) not in compliance with current law. Bendigo newspaper reported that the owner surrendered most of the dogs to independent rescue groups. A photo of a Tibetan Spaniel accompanied the article so we're trying to track which rescue groups took dogs in and which one/ones have Tibbies. Does anyone associated with Rescue in Victoria have on-the ground info about these rescue groups, so we can check for any Tibbies? Thanks.
  5. "Designer" dogs rescued from Illegal Breeder in Vic

    Good suggestions, thank you. I've already left a message for the RSPCA. . I'm also hoping that people associated with Rescue groups in Victoria & on DOL, might have some on-the-ground knowledge.
  6. "Designer" dogs rescued from Illegal Breeder in Vic

    There's also just been a puppy farm shut down from business at Dunolly (near Bendigo). The Council & RSPCA Vic directed them to do so because they did not have adequate accommodation for 57 dogs.... local newspaper article says that's due to new laws which came into place in April. This person in complying with the directions, elected to surrender the dogs to rescue groups. I'm trying to find out which rescue groups/organisations in Victoria took in these dogs. The photo accompanying the article is a Tibetan Spaniel & we want to find what rescues took in Tibbies. Anybody know or have suggestions where to start looking?
  7. Thanks for that, Jumabaar. I've noticed just recently in the news, medical research was presented showing that humans with dodgy knees may actually avoid knee replacements in numbers of cases....by doing precisely what you said can apply for dogs. A specialist, individualised exercise program was worked out & the results were startling. The program had a name (can't remember!) and it said physiotherapists and exercise physiologists can be trained in it. You're right about counterintuitive! Also recently, medical research was showing how tailored exercise can have enormous benefits to patients going thro' often harsh cancer treatments... just when we would've thought only rest would be needed. The program said the evidence was so strong for the benefits, that prescribing an exercise regime be undertaken should be part of an oncologist's role.
  8. Is Synovan a more recent treatment than the Cartrophen (spelling?) injections our Sheltie used to get some years ago?
  9. That makes sense to focus on core essentials. What's the best kind of exercise therapy? I'm noticing that people can tend to do the opposite....as soon as there's any limping or other signs of discomfort, they may stop walking the dog because they fear it's causing pain. Is swimming good?
  10. Thanks. I've not heard of Antinol. Off to follow it up, too.
  11. Good point that it's not standalone treatment for developed condition but adjunct to medications. Bianca's GSD is a good example.
  12. Thank you so much to you both! Just the kind of information I was after ... it can be used for the developed condition and also as a preventative.
  13. Has anyone used, or know someone who's used, 4CYTE for osteoarthritis in dogs? It's an Australian-New Zealand (?) product which claims it has clinical trials behind it. Also used for horses and cats.
  14. https://www.guidedogs.org.au/autism-assistance-dogs You need expert selection & training of dogs to get the best benefits for a child with autism, as well as the best welfare for the dog. There's a section of Guide Dogs which does exactly this, Autism-assistance Dogs. Consider looking into it.
  15. Minxy, the good thing is that you and your sister are doing your research and also figuring out what would fit with the environment & lifestyle. Rescue people would wish that everyone thinking of getting a dog would do exactly that! Your sister & family, when they get the right dog for them, will be more likely to get one that settles well. Best wishes for their ongoing search.
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