Jump to content


Community Members
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Scrappi&Monty

  • Rank
    Forum Regular

Profile Information

  • Gender

Extra Info

  • Location
  1. Year of the Dog: 16 February

    Yay for the year of the dog!!
  2. What Not To Do - dogs off-leash , ABC news story

    I’m a bit torn. If there are no kids at our local playground and I walk by with the dogs we’ve occasionally taken them on the equipment for a play haha. (Onleash) But at the same time as someone who was frightened of dogs as a child, I’m hesitant to do so because it could make some children really scared.
  3. What Not To Do - dogs off-leash , ABC news story

    So so so true!! As an owner of a dog who is overwhelmed by new dogs, and as someone who was terrified of dogs as a child I really appreciate this article. That party situation described is the perfect way to make a kid scared of dogs. The big ‘scary’ excited dogs running up and boofing kids over, upset/nervous/cranky parents, and then retaliation by rude and aggressive idiotic owners. All of these things could send a dog-weary kid to the point of being terrified of them for years. As a 2yo I was chased around the yard by my neighbour’s happy sweet but hyper kelpie. This traumatised me and I was scared of dogs until I was 9. Now as I’m much older and a mad dog lover, I feel sad for the sweet child-friendly dogs that had to be locked away when I visited friends/family. Simply because I got a fright at an impressionable age, by no fault of the dog. The kids in the article are just having a party with their friends on the play equipment, dogs should be well away.
  4. Dog Injured

    For future reference: If you have clippers maybe shave the area, and flush/rinse with saline (just dissolve a fair bit of table salt in warm water) to clean out any gunk and hair and excess blood. Then you can get a good look at the wound and see what needs to happen. Poor pup, looks pretty sore! Hope all went well at the vets today!
  5. dogs eating raw chicken

    I did a bit more reading on the disease, and it is certainly not very nice. My neighbour had the human equivalent and it was awful. It came up it can also be called Coonhound Paralysis because coonhounds and other North American hunting dogs get it from raccoons. So the bacteria can come from many sources, and as Maddy said dogs ingest all kinds of terrible germs, they’re dogs. I’ll just be aware, and probably cut down their raw chicken intake. For muscle meat I’ll cut all chicken and use other alternatives. For bones I’ll keep feeding chicken because it’s the most appropriate for my two. ETA: here is a study on the links between campylobacter and APN... https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/29356096/
  6. dogs eating raw chicken

    I just came here to post too... a friend saw it and let me know! She has a cavvy, and feeds necks. I feel like the risk of dental disease by not feeding bones is far greater than the risk of this disease. I advised to keep feeding bones, and if any symptoms arose to rush to vets, which they would anyway. I read the article and it seems to be very vague/uncertain language (ie “possibility”, “may”, “hypothesis” etc). Plus it’s a rare disease, usually attacks already immunosuppressed dogs, barely any results when googling the disease. And thinking about how many dogs have eaten raw chicken every day of their life for centuries, it seems pretty unlikely. I’ll be cautious though, I barely feed chicken muscle meat, but the only bones I feed are chicken (frames/drumsticks/feet/wings.) What are some good soft edible bone alternatives with low chance of choking or swallowing big chunks of hard to digest bone?? Maybe we could try turkey drumsticks or wings.. just a lot more expensive...!
  7. Water Bowl Drama!

    For your dog @Mrs Rusty Bucket you could get one of these?? https://www.mypetwarehouse.com.au/all-for-paws-chill-out-garden-fountain-p-26465 Dogs sure are weird
  8. Staff pup worry

    Oh that’s disgusting to hear. So relieved you listened to your gut instinct & sought advice from others! Hopefully something can be done about this “breeder” in terms of punishment/taking the dogs off them. Absolutely unacceptable and upsetting.
  9. Lumps & bumps

    Hello all, thought I should update you. Vet checked him recently and turns out it’s just a smooth wart! Apparently harmless and only removable by surgery, but it’s tiny and doesn’t worry him. Thank goodness! He’ll just get more as he ages & become a warty old man. Haha. Also he does have arthritis and (as suspected) the annual yeasty paws.
  10. We say goodbye tomorrow

    Sending big hugs You’ve been the best human she could’ve found, and it’s good you recognise that despite not being really old, she isn’t living her best life anymore. Thinking of you
  11. Staff pup worry

    Run like stink! (Now that I’m thinking about it regarding our PMs, could be a stolen kennel name...!? Maybe it’s a backyard breeder or dodgy breeder using the name of that kennel.)
  12. Wish I could have another dog, a grey would be perfect for my lifestyle at the moment. Sometimes I think monty is a greyhound in a staffy body
  13. Using Harry Potter to challenge stereotypes around dog breeds

    Love it!
  14. Shetland Sheepdog sub- Forum

    Aww that’s exciting news! I’d adore a Sheltie one day
  15. Wet stitches

    I think it depends on the stitches. I’d call the rescue or their vet to double check.