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Sashas Mum

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  1. In summer I would never leave a dog outside longer than the time it takes to do it’s business... but that’s just me.Today in Adelaide it’s 39 degrees and my dogs are happily snoozing next to me under the aircon. The problem with cross breeds is you don’t know which traits it will mostly have until it’s a bit older... so all you can do it wait and see.
  2. Thanks for the tip about dryers! I never thought to use one Lacey is a CKCS and apart from trimming her feet, ears etc I leave her coat as it is.
  3. I need some ideas because I’m at my wits end In the last 3 weeks I have had Lacey at the emergency vet twice because of a grass seed.. one in her ear that pierced her ear drum and then today she was back there again with a grass seed in her foot . I check both of my dogs 2-3 times a DAY and yet the little b******s are still getting in , I just don’t know what to do. Currently Lacey is wearing a snood when she is outside , but now I am thinking of getting her some socks to wear... I feel like wrapping her in bubble wrap! I keep my grass short and use a catcher but that hasn’t worked. If anyone has any other ideas I would love to hear them
  4. I was feeding my 2 dogs BH grain free salmon and they seemed to thrive on it for a while and then I started a new bag and bam! I had to put plastic sheeting on my flooring because the diarrhoea was so bad it was just coming out on it’s own free will :/ it was horrible. Luckily the company I bought it from took it back ... now I feed them TOTW which they love. This happened about 2-3 years ago ... but I’m not sure what happened to the formula back then.
  5. I agree with Dogs and RP..... When I got my CKCS I had her trained fairly quickly, sometimes just like human babies some take longer than others.. I just got lucky. I hadn’t had a puppy for a few years before I got Lacey so I just winged it... I only had one exit to the backyard so fairly quickly she knew where to go when she wanted to go out.. I also gave her plenty of praise after she went , possibly went too overboard haha but she loved the attention and learnt quickly. I agree that you need to go back to basics.. good luck
  6. Scotland is on my to do list.. I’m so jealous lol. Have a lovely time
  7. I feed my dogs Taste of the Wild... they love this one, I rotate the flavours for variety.
  8. I have a pet savings account ...... Lacey had a abscess on one of her anal glands over the weekend (typical) and it cost me just over $200 ... I could have waited until today but she has trouble expressing her glands so I wanted it done ASAP . I have never had pet insurance and I have had pets all my life ... I guess it’s like comparing oranges to lemons.
  9. Thanks penrithabby for starting this post .... my Kelpie is 13 now and starting to show her age, and it’s been on my mind a lot lately how I will go about it.... she definitely shows me everyday that she is still a crazy puppy so she has a ways to go before that happens but it’s always great to plan these things. I will start enquiring soon who does this service around where I live.
  10. I feed my two dogs TotW and they are doing very well on it ... my 13 year old has a coat that gleams.
  11. Sashas Mum

    Kaos

    I'm so sorry Teebs
  12. Sometimes bathing them too often can cause them to itch... unless he is getting muddy/ dusty a lot I would cut down the bathing. My dogs are due for a bath but they haven’t had one for about 4 months... they aren’t smelly either I would just brush him to make sure his coat is free of burrs etc.
  13. I use Dentipet... I get it from my Vetrinarian. I also use a toddler toothbrush because my CKCS has tiny teeth and I find a toddler brush a good size. What I do and it works for me ... I let them lick a tiny bit off the brush to get a bit of a taste and then I brush away, they love getting their teeth brushed.
  14. I have a Vet appointment for her in early May to do a repeat of blood screening so will ask about injections while I’m there.
  15. Lacey’s coat went woolly after she was desexed .... I trim under her feet every couple of weeks and check her every couple of days as she is a magnet for grass seeds and burrs :/ apart from that she is very easy to keep groomed.
  16. I tried a box and she wouldn’t have a bar of it i even tried to encourage her with treats but no she didn’t want to try. Its ok though.. she has a really nice thick matteress on the floor that she likes sleeping on.
  17. I have always been extra cuddly with Sasha as she is the oldest and we have a very close bond.. last night she wanted up on my bed so my housemate picked her up and put her on my bed and for a few minutes , I just laid next to her and buried my nose in her fur... it was one of many special moments we have shared over the years I have had her on Sasha’s blend for a few years and last year when she pulled a muscle in her neck she was given Carprofen tablets which I give her one if she needs it. Its her birthday on 28th March so I plan on spoiling her a bit lol. Meant to add... she still demands her daily walk even if it’s pouring with rain haha it’s just a 10 minute walk around the block.
  18. I was feeding my dogs Blackhawk ... they loved it, and when the new formula came in they went off it. I now feed them Taste of the wild and they love it ... they do less poos too I have noticed.
  19. Yes your right.... I am blessed to have the time I do have with her, I need to remember that dogs live in the moment and so I make sure I spend a lot of time with her.
  20. It’s so hard isn’t it Every now and then she gets the zoomies but more often she just sleeps.
  21. I have given my two dogs Sasha’s Blend since they were young as a preventative.. one had 2 hip surgeries and my older one has never had joint problems.. so I guess it is down to the individual dog.
  22. Hi everyone My Kelpie will be 13 in 4 weeks ... although she is still her normal crazy self, I have noticed literally overnight that she is looking her age. She used to be able to get up on my bed but now she can’t get up on my bed anymore, so I have stopped her from doing that but I miss my girl being with me on my bed... she is 19 kg so too heavy for me to lift her. I tried training her to walk up the steps I have here for my CAV but she doesn’t want to know. I am not ready for her to be old and frail How does everyone cope with the knowledge that their loved one is on limited time? It’s making me sad and worried.
  23. I think you have already answered your own question... yes he is gorgeous but I think you are letting your heart and emotions get in the way.
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