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  1. He had been on a trial in a new home and escaped through a door inadvertently left slightly ajar. Logan had been rung and asked if he was there and they said no. We then left details giving his description and emailed a photo (he is kinda distinctive).

    I was advised by the rescue in NSW that helped us get him out under their Clause 16D that they had been advised he was in Logan Pound. Then they wouldn't release him to us. Many heated words later we have him back but he was required to be registered in the Logan Council area (I don't live in their area and as he is a rescue he is not required to be registered here, not can I transfer his rego over to here as I have my quota of registered dogs).

    I'm not impressed.

    I understand they have procedures that need to be followed but they have now created a bit of a legal tangle with this boy if the people decide not to keep him. He is registered to me at an address I do not reside at in a Council area I do not live in.

    Thought you might have trouble with Logan, they can be painful sometimes

    I hope he gets to stay in his new home

  2. So sorry Cin and El, so truly sorry

    Your tribute to Tina is a special tear jerker to read

    Tina really was a special wonderful girl

    Hugs to you all

  3. Have you looked into these two things?


    Hypothyroidism is a common complaint of all dogs. The thyroid gland is unable to function and maintain adequate levels of the various hormones needed to keep the body systems functioning. The commonest reason for hypothyroidism is thought to be "auto-immune thyroiditis". This is when the dog's own immune system turns on the thyroid gland and systematically destroys it.

    Symptoms of inadequate thyroid production are varied and range from hair loss (generally symmetrical and starting with the thighs and back legs), lethargy, weight increase and inability to keep warm. Diagnosis is done via a blood test which checks for various values of the different thyroid hormones, Michigan State is the main testing facility in the United States. Treatment is simple, a daily dose of synthetic thyroid is given to the dog. Care must be taken though in monitoring the dosage and thyroid panels do need to be run on a regular basis to make sure the correct dose is still being given. Again, thyroid supplementation is something that must be done with veterinary supervision.

    Cutaneous mucinosis:

    As mentioned in the opening paragraph, mucin is the substance in Shar-pei skin that allows the wrinkling. For some unknown reason it can "bubble" up into the top layer of skin, forming clear blisters, generally under the the neck, on the flanks and/or on the hocks. These blisters can be broken open and will leak a sticky, clear fluid - mucin. No treatment is necessary for this condition and causes no problems. However, if the dog has other skin problems the dog can scratch the blisters open and a superficial skin infection can result. Keeping the area clean and dry will prevent infection and and treat these areas much as you would hot spots.

  4. My little rainbow Yoshi got sick on Monday I found her fluffed up in her bed not looking very well

    A trip to the vet confirmed she was egg bound, we thought we got it in time and she survived the surgery to remove it, we thought she would be ok but she passed away in my hands on Saturday night from a secondary infection ;)

    I raised her from a 2 week old chick and she was a wonderful little bird, told the dogs to shut up when they barked ;) , ran around the house like she owned it, showered with us and talked and whistled in English and Greek. Total smart ass clown of a bird who loved to sleep in my sons bed with him

    We have all shed tears for the little monster

    I miss her terribly, it is so quiet around here, the dogs miss her too and cry at her empty cage

    Fly free sweet girl, you where taken from us far too young :)

    :thumbsup: :D

  5. I have a dog that sleeps outside, her choice, she is too nervy inside

    I also walk my dogs seperately at strange hours

    Like last night one got walked at midnight

    Not everything is always as it seems

    The dog is healthy looking

    Leave things alone

  6. I was talking to OH about the strays and he said if a cafe or someone takes a liking to the stray they will care for it, but mostly the dogs belong to the gypsies and no one really cares for them.

    Now if a cat comes to your door you have to take it in and care for it, but not dogs

    Would be interested where you got your information from valleyCBR

    OH and I lived there for years, and it was not like this back in 1988*1991

  7. I spoke with Jed last week to tell her she had been nominated for an award for her Lutheranian Mountain dog piece in Best dog Publication Category. She was stoked but has no idea of how much she has contributed - this thread will make her see that a little more I think.

    She is one special lady

    I know when I needed advise she was always willing to patiently share her wealth of knowledge

    One is a million

    Get well soon Jed

    RIP sweet dogs

  8. I voted no

    I believe it is every dog owners right whether they be breeder, shower or just owner to have their dog as they see fit, be that entire or desexed

    Not all entire dogs are breed from and I know many that have never had a litter or sired a litter, it is called responsible ownership

    But, once a dog has been in a pound and gets rehomed from the pound or repeatedly picked up by rangers as roaming, desexing should be mandatory. All dogs rehomed by a

    rescue group should be desexed regardless of breed or mix

    All my dogs are desexed, my choice but I do not think bad of people for having entire animals

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