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  1. Yeah he's a skinny minnie! We feed Black Hawk too, not at the moment, but we have for a few years. For perspective: Our 13kg corgi x terrier gets 1/2 cup of kibble for breakfast and maybe 200g (?) of raw at night, I can't remember exactly because I'm lazy and do it by eyesight, but he maintains a good weight so I'm not too worried about perfect measurement. Although since you need to put weight on him, I'd suggest you measure it. Our 21kg amstaff/staffy gets 1cup kibble for breakfast and he gets maybe 300g (?) or so of raw for dinner. Usually the container fits about 500g and we split it so Monty gets the bigger half. (Sorry for vague measurements...) He gets 2 chicken drummies for bones and Scrappi (smaller) only gets one. When Monty was getting too lean and bony we made up some meatballs to add to the regular food to beef him up. (crush a few cups of kibble to crumbs in food processor so it becomes like a flour/thickener, some cream cheese or cottage cheese, tray of mince meat, some grated veg (optional), and then mix it up to be little patties and freeze raw, add a few to each meal. Not something to feed as a balanced diet forever but it might be a good "fattener-upper") Here are some links for feeding calculators: BlackHawk calculator:
  2. Which type of slow feeder do you have? Highly recommend the 'Kyjen Slo Bowls'. We have a mini teal one for Scrappi and a large purple one for Monty and I find they are really good quality and work much better than the simple 3 prong/lump ones. You could also give him half his food in a bowl and the other half use for training, should have a very obedient pup soon haha! Except the downfall with super food motivated dogs is that even boring kibble etc gets them hyped up, I find it hard to teach settle and nails being clipped to my dog because he just wants the treats but if I use pats/praise/toys he doesn't find it rewarding enough to overpower the scary nail clippers.
  3. Aww sending love for the little fella, not a fun situation. Fingers crossed the meds work well!
  4. You could buy her a little bell like a cat bell (or maybe a kitten collar for inside) so you can hear her so she doesn't get under your feet! I know people with little breed dogs that did that while they were little pups.
  5. Yeah Kikopup is great! Also could check out Zak George is good for puppy manners.
  6. That's a fantastic idea! Similarly you could get the students to become foster carers for the local rescue, and foster pups/kittens or if that's too much work while studying, they could foster an older dog/cat. I think I'd pick that uni just so I could have dogs around!! Haha.
  7. I had never bothered to look in the 'Photos' category of DOL before. Glad I did those photos look pretty cool! Might have to post some pics on here when I go to Vietnam later in the year. I saw some family friends at Woolies the other day, and they are a South African family. The daughter is 15, and her parents have been divorced since she was little, so she lives here with her Mum. Her Dad moved back to South Africa a couple of years ago and she was saying that now she can't see him because she is too scared in South Africa. She said the houses are like maximum security prisons and that they have the big barbed wire fences, guard dogs and they even have a roll down gate at the bottom of the staircase that they lock every night before bed. (In case there is a break in, the intruders can't get upstairs to the bedrooms) And her grandfather was murdered in his own home last year! A pretty crazy place! Would still be interesting to visit, it looks like a great place, but the violence is pretty crazy!
  8. The other day I was watching a friend's soccer game and it was a lovely day so lots of people brought their dogs. There was a boofy British bulldog which everyone was giving pats and fussing over and he was near us on a really long lead. There was also a man who had a border collie on a bright yellow NERVOUS collar & leash, jogging around the oval. The man was about 5 metres away from the bulldog and he made the border collie heel closely and they calmly walked in a sort of arc around the bulldog (obviously so it wouldn't chase or lunge at them or frighten the collie) The man with the bulldog let it lunge and chase after the border collie and said "haha chase 'em buddy" despite the border collie being obviously uncomfortable and the owner slowing down and carefully walking around AND an obvious brightly coloured lead that I would've thought said NERVOUS very clearly. Maybe be the general public aren't as aware and switched on about things like that as I thought. I was thinking of getting a yellow 'Nervous' or an orange 'No Dogs' one for Monty if we join up for obedience, I feel like people at dog training will be more aware, but seeing that man not even notice just made me a bit annoyed. Also a lady with a beagle on a retractable lead walked past the bulldog, and the owners let them say hi. The bully was sniffing the beagle quite forcefully and pushing it about and the beagle had its tail tucked under and was trying to get away but tangled up and neither owner did anything about it.
  9. Yes, that's mostly a cat thing. I have 2 male dogs who have NEVER toileted in the house since they were housetrained. Our eldest dog we got as a 12wk rescue puppy, he was 100% toilet trained within weeks and I remember taking him to Tamworth and we brought him to the markets to socialise him a bit and there wasn't any grass up the whole main street. The little fella (4mths old) held it for ages until we got to the end of the street and there was a little tiny patch of grass which he quickly ran over to haha. In 2015 we got flooded and had to evacuate, only one motel was kind enough to let us bring our small dog in, and we had to leave him in the bathroom. It was pouring rain for 3 or 4 days solid and every time we took Scrappi out to go to the toilet he would refuse. I think he did one little wee over the course of 2 days. Haha he's very particular.
  10. Thank you Thats good to know.
  11. Might have to ask them! :-)
  12. It is just behind his armpit where that lump node is...
  13. Just randomly stumbled upon a chart of dog Lymph Nodes... there is one smack bang where the lump is. I've heard that if there is problems with Lymph nodes and they can have lymphoma which is pretty bad right?? Anyone know much about this? I think we will try to get him into the vets!
  14. I saw this on Instagram and thought I would put it up here, might be handy for someone about to get pups chipped...
  15. This Coton de Tulear is free to good home. She's 8 years old, desexed female, in QLD but you could ask breeder about flying her down I suppose (fairly easy to organise, and as the dog is free it would be equivalent to adopting her anyway) I believe they are somewhat similar to Maltese. Although I'm pretty sure they have a bit more "big dog" personality.