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Whiskered

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  1. Clippers for poodle feet

    Perfect. Thank you so much
  2. I’m sure this has been asked before but I’m getting an error message when I attempt a search. Looking for recommendations for clippers for standard poodle feet. I’ve got km2s I use on the body but find they’re a bit cumbersome at times getting into nooks and crannies of feet. Many thanks
  3. What Could It Be?

    it is definitely not a probiotic...and a softer poo at night time (after a sleep the poo is mostly a little bit softer as there is less compaction due to muscle usage) is nothing that point to digestion issues in the first place. Dogs get older, metabolism can change and so the periods between poo ime... What does this mean? Usage of which muscles influence poo softness? for most people (and dogs ...) sports or another activity where they use their core muscles (stomach / back) will result in 'compacting' the intestines, plus there is the impact of a more efficient metabolism due to a higher energy demand - both will normally result in a firmer stool. Conversely, the poo is likely less firm after a rest / sleep phase when the body relaxed for a longer period - of course, it will also depend on the health state of the organism, fitness level and the type and amount of food. Ok, I was wondering if that is what you meant. Thanks for clarifying. Just so you know that is incorrect. Skeletal muscle plays no role in compaction of bowel contents. And metronidazole is an anti-protozoal too. It's use would be indicated in this case. think it over next time you sit on your toilet... Valsalva manoeuvre does not equate to skeletal muscle firming the stool. I wasn't referring to holding your breath because your poo is smelly - it was more about the muscles usage / control while you pee and poo; there are even specific pelvic floor muscle exercises to strengthen those muscles that doctors might recommend in case of incontinence etc. ...sorry for getting off-topic. Valsalva manoeuvre is not the same as breath-holding and has nothing to do with faecal odour. Anyway, input was to address statement; use of stomach and back muscles results in compacting of intestines resulting in firmer stool. People use this forum as a legitimate resource in sourcing dog husbandry advice. We should at least provide accurate information.
  4. What Could It Be?

    it is definitely not a probiotic...and a softer poo at night time (after a sleep the poo is mostly a little bit softer as there is less compaction due to muscle usage) is nothing that point to digestion issues in the first place. Dogs get older, metabolism can change and so the periods between poo ime... What does this mean? Usage of which muscles influence poo softness? for most people (and dogs ...) sports or another activity where they use their core muscles (stomach / back) will result in 'compacting' the intestines, plus there is the impact of a more efficient metabolism due to a higher energy demand - both will normally result in a firmer stool. Conversely, the poo is likely less firm after a rest / sleep phase when the body relaxed for a longer period - of course, it will also depend on the health state of the organism, fitness level and the type and amount of food. Ok, I was wondering if that is what you meant. Thanks for clarifying. Just so you know that is incorrect. Skeletal muscle plays no role in compaction of bowel contents. And metronidazole is an anti-protozoal too. It's use would be indicated in this case. think it over next time you sit on your toilet... Valsalva manoeuvre does not equate to skeletal muscle firming the stool.
  5. Bindi - Dingo Cross Foster Pup

    She is beautiful! Would have loved to see what her litter mates looked like
  6. What Could It Be?

    Oops, sorry stitch - just saw your update. Glad treatment has been effective 🙂
  7. What Could It Be?

    it is definitely not a probiotic...and a softer poo at night time (after a sleep the poo is mostly a little bit softer as there is less compaction due to muscle usage) is nothing that point to digestion issues in the first place. Dogs get older, metabolism can change and so the periods between poo ime... What does this mean? Usage of which muscles influence poo softness? for most people (and dogs ...) sports or another activity where they use their core muscles (stomach / back) will result in 'compacting' the intestines, plus there is the impact of a more efficient metabolism due to a higher energy demand - both will normally result in a firmer stool. Conversely, the poo is likely less firm after a rest / sleep phase when the body relaxed for a longer period - of course, it will also depend on the health state of the organism, fitness level and the type and amount of food. Ok, I was wondering if that is what you meant. Thanks for clarifying. Just so you know that is incorrect. Skeletal muscle plays no role in compaction of bowel contents. And metronidazole is an anti-protozoal too. It's use would be indicated in this case.
  8. What Could It Be?

    it is definitely not a probiotic...and a softer poo at night time (after a sleep the poo is mostly a little bit softer as there is less compaction due to muscle usage) is nothing that point to digestion issues in the first place. Dogs get older, metabolism can change and so the periods between poo ime... What does this mean? Usage of which muscles influence poo softness?
  9. Poodle Thread

    Have PM'd you
  10. Mistaken Dog Identity

    Giant Schnauzer (pepper and salt) most often mistaken for Irish Wolfhound. Standard Poodle (black and white parti) has been mistaken for all kinds of crosses. Most frequently Dalmatian. Any plenty of disbelieving looks when I say he's all poodle!
  11. Mistaken Dog Identity

    Giant Schnauzer (pepper and salt) most often mistaken for Irish Wolfhound. Standard Poodle (black and white parti) has been mistaken for all kinds of crosses. Most frequently Dalmatian. Any plenty of disbelieving looks when I say he's all poodle!
  12. Free To Rescue

    I have a 150gm container of rose hip vital (less 6 scoops) to give to rescue. Happy to post. Alternatively I'm in southern Brisbane if any local rescues are interested.
  13. Happy 16Th Birthday To Mac!

    Happy Birthday Mac! Hope he enjoys his SA blue cheese. I've been quietly following his progress and hoping we would get to see him celebrate his 16th birthday in fine style :D
  14. Roadtrip Through Central/outback Australia

    Wow! Spectacular images there - I loved the Dalhousie ruins and the old stockyards. Thanks for sharing.
  15. I've been doing a clean out and I've got a few items I'd like to donate to rescue. They're quite bulky so I'd prefer somewhere in Brisbane rather than posting. I'm more than happy to drop them off. Items include XL snooza cushion, collars and leads, stainless steel treat containers etc. Could anyone recommend an ethical rescue in Brisbane that I can contact? Thanks all!
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