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  1. I sent the breeder an email to let her know and a copy of the X-ray. We will do further X-rays when he is 12 months and inform her then too so she is aware. I will look into the LIDA database. Thank you
  2. Alfie has had a few quiet days and had 3 days on pain meds. He seems to be a lot happier now. Im starting to think his body needed a rest as he had fallen or slipped. We are looking into an option in which the vet will give him injections of an arthritis medication into his hip to see if it slows down the progression of his hip issue. So 4 initial injections over a month then either 3 monthly or 6 monthly boosters depending how he goes with it
  3. The Vet has given us some pain relief for Alfie for now so we can work out what our best option is. Looks like there is an injection so we can put off surgery for a while
  4. Brookestar I feel like you're attacking me when all I have done is follow direction and try to make sense of all of this. I love me pup and I am doing my best - I have been super stressed by this and scared that Im not doing enough or the right things (hence why i started this post to ask for help) Obliviously it is your opinion that I have done nothing and just swept under the rug that my boy is in pain and clearly uncomfortable - I must be a terrible owner Your advice isn't very constructive or helpful to me. You just make it sound like I have ignored his pain and forced him to do everyth
  5. Initially he was not bad. So we did everything we were told to do to help him. Believe it or not the boswellia complex was helping as pain relief for some time (I wonder if he has landed badly or done something silly that has made him worse) When I say I need to triage the needs of my kids and Alfie it doesn't mean that he won't get what he needs. I have and always will look after every member of our family including my 2 beautiful fur babies, however if one week i need to choose between my little fellas OT or ST and an appointment of procedure for Alfie I'm sorry but my son comes first.
  6. Thank you for all the advice. My vet is wonderful - we opted to take a conservative route to start with and try natural pain relief as we didn't want to drug him up all the time being so young. She did offer pain relief but was open to natural remedies. I think it is time to go back and do some serious talk and re-evaluation of his hips. Maybe re-xray him. He is really funny on our short walks. He doesn't like when i pull the lead out and tries to hide. When we are walking the tail is high in the air but anytime someone goes past us or another dog comes along he can't manages and jumps aro
  7. Thank you. Last X-ray he had showed this his right hip wasn't looking good but the left was not too bad. Both femurs had flattening on the inside of the ball head (not sure what the flattening will do) I was told by the vet to wait until he is 12 months she said she will re-xray and we would make decisions based on what those X-rays say.... but i just can wait
  8. Hello, Been a while since my last post As discussed with you all in my "Bedding Wetting" post my beautiful brittany Alfie was diagnosed from X-rays with hip dysplasia. He is now 9 months old and doesn't seem to be improving at all with the measures we have put in place... if anything I think my boy is getting slightly worse. We are seeing more bunny hopping behaviour, very limit muscle mass at his back end, issues with getting up from his bed, anxiety when going for a walk, he also seems to want to spend more time sleeping now rather then playing. The measures we put in place for him to
  9. Some photos from out trip to O'Reilly's in Cunungra QLD Satin Bowerbird Regent Bowerbird Red Browed Finch Lewin's Honeyeater Male King Parrot Yellow Throated Scrubwren Crimson Rosellas
  10. Forrest Kingfisher Golden headed Cisticola Rufous Whistler White Faced Heron
  11. The female superb was floating around but she was in and out of the long grass. She didn't like my presence at all.
  12. They are so beautiful. I saw a lovely Varigated Fairy Wren today. But he was too fast and I ended up with a blurry mess :-( I'll try again next time
  13. I spent 2.5 hours out birding today while my boy was at kindy so I could identify birds before he sees them. LOL The superb wren was hanging round and was easy to photograph.... the others..... not so easy
  14. I feed my boy twice a day. He also gets bits and pieces through out the day while we are training. My puss gets fed twice a day also. No extras for him.
  15. Lewin's Honeyeater Sulphur Crested Cockatoo Superb Fairy Wren
  16. Thank you everyone for your help and suggestions. I'll be looking at all option and figure out the best for him and us (hopefully) soon
  17. I have been feeding Alfie (7 month old Brittany) on Big Dog barf patties - when he came to us he had ear infections, UTI and gut flora inbalance so we moved him from Proplan biccies to the big dog patties as we were advised. He seems to enjoy this diet and all go his medical issues have been resolved. However recent developments with my 4 year old and the problems the company my husband works for means that we need to make adjustments to his diet to make it more cost effective. We have already my adjustments to many other things in the house hold before coming to this. Can anyone advise me on
  18. How amazing!! I would love to become a wildlife carer but I don't think my cat Bernie or my Alfie would enjoy it very much!! We were going to go birding today but the weather isn't very good for it. It is blowing an absolute gale out there!!
  19. Yes I love him too. He is a real little naturalist!! Birds were the last thing I expected him to get into. He is a little OCD about them. It is very cute. We are definitely encouraging his love of birds and nature. It is wonderful. He will correct people if the give him the wrong name for a bird, very very funny!!
  20. Amazing photos. We have just come back from the QLD museum (where he was meant to be going to the dinosaur discovery exhibit but instead got stuck at the birds) He had and absolute ball looking at all the birds and learning about them, looking at all the different birds eggs and nests. We went to the botanical gardens after that and we saw Pied Cormorants, little black cormorants, galahs, scaly breast lorikeets and a brush turkey. A great day for him :-)
  21. m not much of a photographer... but my 4 year old son loves going out birding. He likes me to take photos and he enjoys I.Ding the birds in his encyclopaedia when we get home. Here are a couple of our photos I
  22. catbrit

    Bed Wetting

    What is the go when you buy a puppy thinking it is ok and then find it has HD? Im getting very distressed at all the "advise" or "direction" given to me by either a person treating him or when I talk to someone.
  23. catbrit

    Bed Wetting

    Both good questions Helen! I have since found her contact number. Yes all discussions where via email, it was the easiest way to keep contact i guess? X-rays haven't been scored as such. I thought i would treat accordingly and get him re-xrayed at 12 months then send them off. I don't really know what the breeder will do with the information - is there anything she can do? Im not sure what the protocol (if thats the right word to use) is when buying a dog if they are found to have hip dysplasia. If anyone could shed some light?
  24. catbrit

    Bed Wetting

    who is your vet catbrit? I take him to the Thornlands Veterinary Hospital in Thornlands, Redlands She is a new vet on there Amanda? Very thorough compared to other vets I have seen with previous pets. after taking the x-rays she gave me an array of options on how to help him and she shared a lot of literature with me. He has also seen Jenny Day the Mobility Vet where he got acupuncture and and manipulation. I have also (today) sort a second opinion from another chiro in the area who has had many years of experience in the field (he is actually retire but still occasionally seeing animals
  25. catbrit

    Bed Wetting

    The X-rays don't look good for a 6 month old. Im going to try management at the moment I'm just trying to work out the right supplement in the right doses for the little guy. He has been in a lot of pain since his boswelia complex tablets ran out so i need to put a plan in place soon!
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