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  1. Please Delete

    No longer needed :)
  2. My MILs poodle had ongoing ear infections, yeast and secondary staf infections for ages, and after trying diet changes and antibiotics with little to no effect, a new vet put her on a course of cortisone tablets and an ear rinse containing cortisone as well. It cleared up within a few weeks and has not returned after several months. The vet said it is very rarely a food allergy in poodles, and more likely to be seasonal, like hayfever in people.
  3. David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/ They do amazing work with elephants and other wildlife, you can foster the animals or just donate. They also have a Facebook page that they update regularly so you can followthe progress of their rescues. Absolutely wonderful organisation :)
  4. Adopting Older Dogs

    We adopted our dog from the pound a few years ago, he was 6. From day one he was "home" there was barely a period of adjustment, he just fitted right in. He was in the pound for quite a few months before we got him. Strangely, we found out that he had actually lived a few doors up from us when he was a pup, but he never shows any recognition or interest in that house now.
  5. Bill

    RIP dear Bill, you were my dog first, then you brought 17 years of joy to my mum and dad. You have well earned your rest ❤
  6. Ear Infected With Yeast

    My MILs poodle has ongoing ear infections, yeast and secondary staf. A new vet has just put her on a course of cortisone tablets and an ear rinse containing cortisone as well. So far it has worked brilliantly. The vet said it is very rarely a food allergy and more likely to be seasonal, like hayfever in people.
  7. Goodbye Beautiful Drake

    Goodbye my beautiful boy. You were with us 9 years and your passing was too sudden, our only consolation was that it was probably very painless for you. I miss you so much boy, the house is too quiet at night without you. Rest well
  8. Dog Rooms

    We had a dog room, it was the laundry/ storage/ dog room, with the back door going out onto the deck. Now, that room has been enclosed and turned into a 4th bedroom, so the dog has been booted out onto the back deck along with the washing machine and dryer. He is not impressed. The deck does have a roof on it now and doesn't get wet when it rains, so he is perfectly fine out there during the day. He sleeps on a couch in the loungeroom at night.
  9. I was visiting with someone who does wildlife rescue and we were talking about the snake she had there that she was minding for a friend. She said it's definitely illegal to feed live mice to snakes and she has to defrost and warm up a frozen mouse in the microwave to feed it (so the snake can sense warm blood and will actually eat it). That personally sounds about as appealing to me as feeding it a live mouse (as in not even remotely) but since snakes scare the crap out of me there's no fear of me ever owning one and being in that position anyway... lol. She warms it up in the microwave They can explode if you do it that way! Better to put them in a ziplock bag and sit them in hot water for a bit, it warms them more evenly too.
  10. External drive and Dropbox. Every time I take a picture on my phone it is uploaded to Dropbox automatically.
  11. That is a fantastic outcome, and proof that you can get a good rental property without resorting to dishonesty. Well done
  12. Im not judging you as a pet owner, Im saying if I was a landlord I would not allow rodents to be bred in my shed, and they are obviously not pets.
  13. Have you never had an inspection? I wouldnt mind the dogs or snakes, but I would be furious about the shed full of rodents if I was a landlord (having firsthand experience with breeding rodents in the past) Why would you be furious about the rodents?? Because they chew, which means huge potential for damage, they smell no matter how clean you think they are (which I imagine is why you have them in a shed, we did too) and they attract other pests like rats. We own so we could do what we like, but I would never allow a shed full of breeding rats or mice in any rental property of mine. I would also insist on regular inspections if you had pets..do you have inspections?
  14. Have you never had an inspection? I wouldnt mind the dogs or snakes, but I would be furious about the shed full of rodents if I was a landlord (having firsthand experience with breeding rodents in the past)
  15. Dogs V Humans

    Yep. And I honestly thought that would be obvious. Apparently not to some. I agree, I love my dog, we had him way before we even thought of having kids, but my son/ unborn child definately come first and I could never put an animal before my kids (or hubby, for that matter) Human family first, animals fits into that. My dog is loved and cared for but he is not treated like a partner or a child, he is treated like a dog.
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