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  1. Solvensky Cuvac Breeders?

    If there were any here you’d probably find them as Kuvasz as the closest thing or like above the Tatra
  2. I recently purchased a terrier table off Liberty. They’re not as public as they used to be. I contacted them through messaging their Liberty International Facebook page.. They are good tables at very reasonable prices. And good old fashioned service as well.
  3. Take a look at Petnetwork.com.au. They sell to the public. it says you’re in SA? If that’s right, look up Clipper Jack He usually has a few on display/for sale in his workshop and is very helpful. Or join HERE and keep a look out. Tables often come up. Just a few days ago someone put up 4 professional tables with accessories!
  4. I think it’s time to say goodbye. Think about how you’d like to remember your precious pet. If you take him home to pass, drugged up or otherwise, do you really want to see him gasping for air or screaming in pain, or such outcomes, and possibly have to rush him to an emergency vet to find all of you in that situation. Or would you rather take a deep breath and take the most peaceful and painless of options, of which we are so privileged to be able to choose for our pets. There are vets who will visit you at home to perform this service. Your pet can be passed over peacefully in his bed or favourite chair, or gathered with his family in the yard in the sun, however you’d like it. Can anyone here in Melbourne recommend a mobile vet? . Or you could ask your vet if they offer this service or know of one who does. It is a very difficult time, but please act quickly. Ease your dog over peacefully rather than let him drag on just for the sake of a few days. if you have never been present for the euthanasia process, it is so quick. Your pet will appear to rapidly drift off to sleep and that’s it.
  5. Dogs are sentient beings

    This is what jumps off the page at me. All animals are sentient beings. And animal welfare absolutely should get in the way of the economy if it’s right for the animals!
  6. Debarking

    I just randomly came across a video of a cute little client I used to have who is de barked. How can I post a video from iPhoto?
  7. Debarking

    I’d debark a chronic barker no problem at all. I’ve been around several dogs who’ve been debarked and yes they still make noise but it’s a raspy hollow version of their former bark. The dogs don’t seem to know that their voice is different and behave the same as before. Which is why if the barking is found to be anxiety based, that the dogs anxiety continues to be supported long after the bark is modified. From whhat I understand in SA at least it is not illegal, but you have to meet certain criteria. Ther are certainly vets in SA who will do the procedure. unfortunately it’s an emotional topic but firstly find out the legal facts for whatever state you reside in. Personally as long as the dogs mental health is being supported it’s a no brainer. It’s people who think ‘the dog can’t expeess itself’ or other emotion charged BS. Things that will change are the dogs volume. And also stress reduction is reduced by default because every one around the dog is less anxious about the barking, and the dog isn’t having to be managed too quite the same level as before. In fact, the dog will be MORE free to express itself! links. All states would have similar information available. Vic SA
  8. Instead of extending the fence, I’d block off the whole corner with some board of fencing panel or similar, the same height or higher than the existing fences. You can tie it to the pool fencing easy enough, and sit the other side in one of the lows in the iron fence, which will brace it somewhat. Sit something heavy along the inside bottom to prevent pushing. But it should naturally brace itself into the corner if pushed .
  9. The old puppy exercise question

    I feel the same way. I think forced exercise, especially on hard surfaces, is definitely to be avoided, but letting young dogs freely romp and run without force seems normal and logical to me.
  10. separation anxiety .. one person's idea .

    Needs to put a comfy dog bed by the dummy!
  11. Hydrobath's who to repair

    They say they go all over Melbourne to service groomers and the like. I got the heads up from the guy himself so no harm in looking them up.
  12. Seasonal flank alopecia

    I’ve had clients have outstanding results even for Alopecia X with this line of products. Apparently they are very helpful if you contact them and ask for advice. I have no affiliation, just witnessed amazing results! CLICK THIS LINK
  13. Hydrobath's who to repair

    If you’re on Facebook these guys might be worth a call. Click here
  14. Question for moderator

    @Troy I tagged Troy who runs the forum. Hopefully theyll see the tag and drop in to help with your question. Or you could message Troy
  15. New breed in Australia

    As far as I can tell the Catahoula Leopard Dog is an AKC recognised breed, but is not as FCI recognised breed, and is not included on the list of ANKC recognised breeds. That doesn’t mean someone hasn’t brought them into the country, just they won’t be running around the show ring. But I’d be more inclined to think the alleged ones over here are a general hunting mix with probably merle Dane genes in there, like bullarab, Am Bulldog, G Dane mixes or such, maybe even Koolie, and anything boofy looking with that muddy Merle colour gets called a Catahoula or mix of.......