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  1. Thanks I had seen that site but was hoping I might be able to find something a little less expensive. If not then i guess I'll just have to save up!
  2. I'm thinking about trying bikejoring with my Aussie and Std Poodle (separately lol) ... wondering if anyone can recommend a good harness for it? I'm struggling to find many options online.
  3. I live in a country town. The town is growing rapidly (noticed a huge amount of city folk moving here recently) but most people still have decent sized backyards... many people have quite large backyards or they live on property. Despite that, most people here seem to have oodle mixes. Golden Retrievers and Border Collies would probably be the most common purebreds here.
  4. My old Kelpie has CDA (I always called it Colour Dilution Alopecia). She's had it since a pup and I've never found anything to fix it... she's 13 now. For her it's worse in summer, her coat naturally thins out for summer so those areas on her sides impacted by CDA go practically bald... Her winter coat she gets a short plush undercoat on her sides, no guard hair. It's never bothered her in the slightest but I'd be interested to hear if anyone has come up with anything that helps it.
  5. Thanks all I got in contact with Euro Dog Designs and they have the one I want coming in soon... it's good to know there are other options online to source Hurtta though, I just love their products!
  6. Does anyone know places that I can buy Hurtta products in Australia or even places online that actually ship to Australia?? Ive bought from Euro Dog Designs before but they don't appear to have the item I'm after at the moment. In particular I'm after the Hurtta Rain Blocker... I like that it covers the neck, need something like that to keep my Poodle's neck fluff dry, haha! https://www.hurtta.com/global_en/rain-blocker
  7. I've noticed Aussies looking like BC's more. Lighter body structure, different ear sets (more like BC) etc. I have noticed many show line BC's now days have a heavy body structure like Aussies do.
  8. I love seeing videos like the ones in this thread I haven't taken the dogs on any big adventures for a while, got some planned soon though! Finn's first time at the beach, it was on leash only. Spent most of the time teaching him waves aren't scary, he had a blast! And last year I filmed the daily walk I go on with my doggos... just a leisurely walk, but it's nice
  9. Mine eat mostly dry food too but they get a bone at least once a week. I find if my dogs don't get regular bones they start getting tartar build up and yellowing. Sometimes my local woolworths have bags of beef brisket bones, They're actually quite soft... even frozen my dogs can get through them super quick but they still seem to do a reasonable job at teeth cleaning
  10. Meaty bones absolutely do help with teeth as persephone said. My 3 dogs all have pristine teeth and gums (quoting my vet there). My Kelpie is 12.5 years old and this is her teeth now... never brushed her teeth, never had any kind of dental work... This is all from regular meaty bones
  11. Large marrow bones (cow femur) are very hard and can break teeth... I'm actually surprised your vet recommended them! For my dogs I like to give brisket bones, kangaroo tails and lamb necks. All bones are given to my dogs frozen. Takes my boys about 30 to 60 minutes to get through a frozen lamb neck. Keeps those teeth sparkly clean
  12. Haha that's surprisingly practical! However they're still not protecting themselves from breathing in all the dander that comes off the dog :/ I wear masks for every dog I blow dry now days, can't handle breathing in the dander that comes off them!
  13. I haven't lost a dog to this but i did lose one of my beloved ferrets to hemangiosarcoma exactly 2 years ago to the day He showed no symptoms of being unwell other than having a big belly (which honestly isn't that uncommon in ferrets). He passed away under anaesthetic while having his teeth cleaned at the vets (never would have done it if I knew he had cancer). He went into cardiac arrest just as they were finishing up the dental work, they did CPR for 20 minutes but he couldn't be revived... Autopsy showed these awful tumours on his spleen which had spread to his heart. Vet said he would
  14. Absolutely! My cat has eaten kibble his whole life (Yes I realise that's bad now... didn't know that until his bladder blocked up 18 months ago). He'll eat raw beef muscle meat but won't have a bar of any offal (he literally gags at the smell of offal) so I've found Feline Natural an awesome substitute, I add plenty of water to it and he loves it and seems to be doing very well on it
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