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  1. RIP Genevieve

    Genevieve was one of a kind. Who knew such a small dog was capable of destroying toys supposedly able to withstand tigers' teeth??! I'm still so sad for you.
  2. Urinary Tract Infections

    I was worried about bloat too, and did question what she said, but the vet said it's more likely to occur when they drink after eating and the biscuits swell. I live in quite a cold area (around Orange), so even though she has access to water all the time, I guess she's not very inclined to drink it on a cold day. I know my own water intake declines in winter.
  3. Urinary Tract Infections

    Bumping an old topic to inquire about cranberry tablets. My 3 year old Labrador, Ruby, has just finished up a course of antibiotics to treat a UTI. There were concerns there were stones (or even something more), but the ultrasound didn't show anything, and subsequent urine tests haven't shown crystals; the most recent test was done today. However, even after the 10 day course of antibiotics and a meat only diet for the past 2 weeks, the pH level of her urine is still very high. Ruby is fed a premium brand of dog biscuits (Royal Canin or Nutro) and this was the first incidence of a bladder problem. The vet has said that she can go back to her usual diet, but has advised me to soak the biscuits in 4-5 times the amount of water before giving them to her as a way to get more fluid into her diet. Any other advice? Also, where do you get cranberry tablets from, and how much/when do you give? Thanks :)
  4. Shit, really?? In Orange?? I was talking to one of the guys at work the other day and he said a friend of his in Bathurst had their dog taken while they were home and they jumped in the car and saw a guy walking it down the street. They said "That's our dog" and the guy gave it back. Not sure how true it is, but it's worrying.
  5. Elbie, Hoover, Dodge & Friends!

    Such good doglets :)
  6. Elbie, Hoover, Dodge & Friends!

    One of the 'friends' in the title :) I realised it's been a looong time since I've posted in here. It was funny reading the first few pages :)
  7. Those Crazy Labradors

    Hi everyone. Just thought I would pop in and say hello. Today is my Ruby's 3rd birthday- you can see how excited she is! Lol! So unphotogenic is my Roo :) I went to the Bathurst dog show today and caught up with Tapua and her doglets, including the beautiful Daphne. I also met THE most handsome looking male black Lab. His name was Cody and he was just divine! His owner is from Tamworth, but he originally came from Qld she said, so if he is a pup from one of the fabulous breeders on here from Qld, you must be so proud! If I was in the market for a pup, I would want one just like him! Hope everyone is well. I don't seem to get on here much anymore.
  8. Those Crazy Labradors

    Roo varies between 30-31kg. She tends to look 'rounder' when she eats bones (turkey wings) regularly, and thinner when just on biscuits. Hi Mrs TS Glad your (human) bubba is doing well. I'll leave the advice about the fur bubba to someone more knowledgable :)
  9. Boarding Kennels

    The two closest to me are the same as what Stan's Mum said. The bigger one charges on a sliding scale, so school holidays are 'high season' which is the highest charge. During school holidays, they charge a 50% deposit of your total cost which is non-refundable, and they're also closed on public holidays. The other kennel has a flat rate all year round, and doesn't ask for a deposit, nor a fee if you change your mind about a booking. Each kennel has its own terms and conditions. Do they have a website you can check beforehand?
  10. Those Crazy Labradors

    Wow! She must really love it! The only other product that is similar that I know of is the dog pyramid, but from memory it's smaller than the Wobbler. Ruby loves her Wobbler too, but obviously not as much as Abbey! <img src='http://www.dolforums.com.au/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> Ruby doesn't have a Christmas stocking, but that's also because I don't have room in my house for a Christmas tree! She got plenty of treats and presents though :)
  11. Niki8, as the others have said, we have all been there when it comes to a new puppy :) You've been given some great advice. Your pup is gorgeous! Gotta love a Lab puppy, especially a black one! Come join us in the Labrador thread (Those Crazy Labradors).
  12. Elbie, Hoover, Dodge & Friends!

    Such great photos of your doglets :) I love the first one of Hoover.
  13. Those Crazy Labradors

    Oh RubyBlue How scary! Hope the treatment goes well for Milly and Dyson.
  14. Those Crazy Labradors

    Hee! Ruby has that pig too :)
  15. Those Crazy Labradors

    I think someone told me once to use Curash on a hotspot to dry it out. I haven't tried it yet though.