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  1. My dog has a terrible habit of licking his front paws and always has done, and it always gets worse in spring. Then he licks them so much he gets yeasty paws. Perhaps your pup has a similar problem of itchy paws from either the grass / outside or from the shampoo ?
  2. Ahhh oh no! Sorry! Oh god I was so mistaken I always thought those were hyenas!
  3. Oh yeah I forgot about that! Because when I first heard of them, I’d never seen them before so I thought we didn’t have them. They certainly aren’t common though. Will have to meet one one day
  4. I love Swedish Vallhunds, I don’t think we have those in Aus? And Lancashire heelers!
  5. Oh my! They’re so so cute! Like some sort of sheltie/border collie x corgi x koolie x Australian shepherd all bundled into one! They are very pretty!
  6. Except be careful with non-branded pet mince like that as they can put as much preservative in as they like. There’s no laws against it, so sometimes they can put dangerously unhealthy/toxic levels of preservative in for pet mince...
  7. You could just feed minced chicken frames (instead of whole ones, same difference.) We can by chicken mince w/ bone in for like $1/kg in a bulk bag from a local guy, perhaps you could find similar? Chat to people in your area & you might be surprised; I thought there weren’t any raw suppliers around here but turns out there’s a Boerboel breeder around the block who sells raw! Otherwise the premixed stuff like Big Dog patties are all balanced with bone in. They’re really good, but the cost adds up if that’s all you’re feeding (unless dog is tiny.) edit: oh in your case BARF could be reasonably affordable for most of their diet. Probably barely need 1 patty a day per dog! And you can of course supplement with any other meaty bits as well. Edit: on the Big Dog website it says your dogs would barely need 1 patty a day between them so you’re in luck!
  8. We scored 2 Ruffwear Front Range harnesses on Gumtree for $20 each as someone bought them but they didn’t fit their dogs. (They run big, we have a small which fits both a corgi x terrier and a tall staffy x) The RRP is about $69, which personally I think is very pricey for a dog harness, but they are very good. Ours are the older version though, but I don’t think that much has changed aside from colour combos. https://ruffwear.com/products/front-range-harness We’ve also had an Ezydog Quickfit harness. It’s very easy to fit and good quality, equivalent to a collar though really. Their chest plate harnesses are apparently good too. And I’ve seen these, never used them, but they look like they could be a decent cheaper alternative: https://www.budgetpetproducts.com.au/m/product/true-love-dog-harness-nylon-reflective-padded-green-xsmall-for-dogs/10102/
  9. I agree with Maddy, the black & white one looks like some sort of bull terrier type mix. The ones with the little legs possibly have corgi in them, or even just due to a few generations of short-legged parents. It’s frustrating that the media seem to be playing up the “sausage dog” part, labelling them as such and including stock photos of happy dachshunds. Not exactly respectful to the woman who died nor is it portraying accurate information at all... The poor things and the poor woman, they should never have been allowed to roam and become so feral. The authorities were deciding whether to charge the owners, but why is that even a question? Neglected dogs roaming loose, covered in parasites, who killed a woman, it’s hugely irresponsible and neglectful...
  10. *note: there are photos of the 7 dead dogs* https://www.9news.com.au/world/2018/05/17/18/35/woman-killed-after-attack-by-sausage-dogs-in-us?ocid=Social-9News Sausage dogs kill US woman in her home A woman in Oklahoma has been mauled to death by seven sausage dogs. Tracy Garcia, 52, was killed by a neighbour’s dogs in her home last week, reports US news outlet KFOR. Authorities released her name on Wednesday. 1 shot by police, the rest humanely pts on owner’s request. Infested with fleas & ticks. Predominantly dachshund. One of the canines was shot by Carter County deputies when it turned on paramedics who were attempting to help Ms Garcia. County sheriff Chris Bryant said: “Unfortunately, yes, we had to shoot one dog”. “It did charge our deputies and to protect our deputies, as well as the medical personnel, we did have to put down a dog.” Vets at the animal shelter that carried out the euthanisations told US media none had legs longer than an adult human hand or weighed more than 18kg. They were believed to be dachshund-terrier or dachshund-border collie mixes.
  11. Yeah that’s what I figured it must be for, but sad that they can’t charge the adequate amount for the animals that need it (but then they’d never be adopted ) I suppose a cute little pup will be much more likely to sell regardless of price, especially if pups from breeders cost thousands.
  12. Yeah I’ve seen young pups on there for $800 or so who have only have the regular vet work etc, and are simply more expensive because they are purebred or a high demand cross breed... yet dogs with heaps of vet work often only cost $350-$450... dunno
  13. Haven’t looked into it, but would this not just make it more of a muddy mess for those looking to buy/adopt a pet and avoid ACTUAL pet shops? How is someone with not much understanding of the matter supposed to avoid buying pet shop puppies now??
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