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Zena's mum

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    Zena's mum
  • Birthday 07/01/1968

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    My dogs, reading, camping, travelling, having coffee with friends and walking my dogs

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  1. My mini schnauzer prefers the cat does the race/mice killing
  2. My Dingo, My Angel

    Very sorry to hear about your loss. Sounds like you had a great friend by your side for many years. It’s very hard saying goodbye to them and harder still to live without them. My girl passed away 18 months ago and I still think of her every day. Still miss her cheeky little ways. But we are all better for knowing these beautiful souls. Take care.
  3. New Members!

    Hi, welcome. Beautiful dogs.
  4. Bone biopsy?

    Hard decisions to make. I honestly don’t know what I’d do in your situation but I feel you go with what your gut instincts tell you. In the course of owning 4 legged friends my gut is usually right even though sometimes I have gone the opposite way. Only to regret it down the track. Good luck with everything though and whatever happens at least remember you’ve done the best for her.
  5. Applaws: Too good to be true?

    Personally I wouldn’t be buying any food for my pets knowing it comes from overseas. Maybe the Applaws dry food doesn’t but I would stick to Australian Made and Owned. You never know what might be in it. Despite what te packaging says.
  6. RIP Genevieve

    What a tragedy. Such a hard way for her to leave. My thoughts are with you and your family. R.I.P lovely Genevieve
  7. I fully support fresh food. I have always fed this to mine. She eats cooked mince and cooked chicken fillet with a mixture of veges. Occasionally some kangaroo meat, sardines once a week and chicken necks a few times a week also. She also gets some rice, cheese and egg thrown into that mix as well. Quite a variety of foods for my little one. And for her teeth she loves chewing on bones a couple of times a week. I don’t actually brush her teeth and for a mini schnauzer I have been told by the vet that she has very good teeth. As for the content of fat etc I’m no rocket scientist but I do weigh her food and watch what she eats and for her size she is fine. And fresh food does work out cheaper
  8. Diabetes

    I agree the Hills Prescription Diet does smell bad. I can’t blame him for not wanting to eat it. Poor guy. He is the same age as my Molly. I certainly hope that you can get him sorted and that things can improve for you.
  9. Diabetes

    Wow. That’s difficult. I had no idea really. How old is your fur friend? Is he not interested in food? The dog I was looking after was hungry all the time. Really hungry. I found that difficult as he was only allowed his two meals a day. All measured and just vet prescribed biscuits as he doesn’t digest the raw food. It’s such a difficult life. Sorry to hear that you are going through a bad situation.
  10. Diabetes

    I just recently had my first experience dog sitting a diabetic dog too. I had him for a full week. A week of morning and evening injections. It certainly is very daunting. Pretty easy as you say but secretly I was happy to see him go home. I hated dealing with it. Totally out of my comfort zone. He is type 2 bought on by bad diet. I feel sorry for the poor dog and his family too but they have learnt a valuable lesson. Schnauzer Max - I don’t know much about diabetes in dogs and didn’t even realise they can get type 1. Must be hard for you.
  11. Help! Dog fashion alert!!

    Awww. Red one with the bone on it. That’s really cool!!!!!
  12. Vets and lack of knowledge

    I too have encountered a few vets that have left me shaking my head. I was so lucky, if you call a Saturday after hours emergency lucky, 15 years ago when the only vet I could get to became the one I still use. A few locums in there that I haven’t been happy with occasionally but they know me and I know them and we discuss things. Although as recently as Zena’s diagnosis I was disappointed with them. A youngish female vet who now works with them really wasn’t up to scratch. She should have picked up on Zena rather than me taking her elsewhere. And greenies and denta stix over fresh bones. Wow! At least we all know where fresh bones come from and what’s in them.
  13. Kira (my sweet girl) 2003 - 2018

    What a beautiful girl. So sad to hear of your loss. Take care.
  14. 52/2018

    I could make one of those. My husband loves his cup of tea and drinks so many.
  15. Clipper recommendations

    Thanks for caring Pandi Girl. Just super busy with the others at present but in about 3 weeks time we’ve got about a month free. We are planning to get away then. I do agree though a bit of peace and quiet and some days just spent with Molly would be great. Sometimes I feel a bit dogged out.