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  1. Anon the dog is doing really well now thanks to the SASH Specialist & our diligence with his diet. The breeder washed her hands of us when we informed her. No replies to emails etc. We could see there was no point in pursuing the matter. The dog is not a frenchie or blue staffy. It is not one of the trendy breeds/mixes. We were annoyed that we paid full price for breed standard and didn't get breed standard. I would not be surprised if other pups in the same litter had this condition. I won't be buying interstate again.
  2. Two years ago I purchased a pedigree dog from a registered breeder interstate. This is the 1st time I have purchased a dog interstate. The pup was always listless and crying in pain. We thought he had hip dysplasia so we took him (9mths old) to Vet to be x-rayed. The Vet took blood (at my insistence) and found he had high creatine levels. We were then referred to SASH. SASH did an ultra sound & MRI & confirmed the dog had Renal Dysplasia both kidneys. Including the cost of the dog and followups we were up to over $6ooo. The dog is supposed to be "Breed Standard". As kidney dysplasia is considered a congenital defect we would never be able to breed with the dog . The dog can't be shown as he is supposed to be 60-70kgs. He weighs 38kg. and is on a special diet for life. When I approached the breeder I was told he was breed standard. This dog was half the size of the other dogs in his litter. Under no terms would I get a refund I was told. This dog is on the Main Register.
  3. Two years ago I purchased a pedigree dog from a registered breeder interstate. This is the 1st time I have purchased a dog interstate. The pup was always listless and crying in pain. We thought he had hip dysplasia so we took him (9mths old) to Vet to be x-rayed. The Vet took blood (at my insistence) and found he had high creatine levels. We were then referred to SASH. SASH did an ultra sound & MRI & confirmed the dog had Renal Dysplasia both kidneys. Including the cost of the dog and followups we were up to over $6ooo. The dog is supposed to be "Breed Standard". As kidney dysplasia is considered a congenital defect we would never be able to breed with the dog . The dog can't be shown as he is supposed to be 60-70kgs. He weighs 38kg. and is on a special diet for life. When I approached the breeder I was told he was breed standard. This dog was half the size of the other dogs in his litter. Under no terms would I get a refund I was told. This dog is on the Main Register.
  4. I would take your dog to the Oncology Dept at SASH and have the MCT removed with wide margins. The oncologists at SASH said to me you wouldn't go to a GP if you had cancer would you. You'd go to a Specialist. It's the same with dogs. I went to SASH after my Vet of 15 years got it all wrong with my dog's MCT. The blood tests & MCT biopsy that my former Vet did were confirmed by SASH to be totally incorrect.
  5. Designer dogs

    It's a nice dog. Looks like a large Portugese Water dog when clipped. Doesn't look anything like a Bernese. The owner is apparently a Vet.
  6. Designer dogs

    The latest "designer "breed to turn up in my local park is a Bernese Mountain Dog crossed with a Poodle. All these breeds apparently come from "breeders" with "papers." $4000 worth of cross breed with Bernese health problems.
  7. Dental - to pull or not to pull

    Dr Christine Hawke in Sydney is a specialist in animal dentistry. She is with Advanced Veterinary Dentistry.
  8. Joint Supplements

    I tried Antinol & 4cyte on my 5 yr old Giant with little success. What does work well with him is Paws Cosequin DS. I noticed a huge difference.
  9. Recommendations Orthopaedic Surgeon

    The RSPCA at Yagoona have a vet clinic where members of the public can take their animals for consultation. A few of my neighbours take their dogs there because it's cheaper. Maybe you could ring them & get a quote for the operations. They also have an eye clinic there but I think that is run by private specialists.
  10. Paralysed Dog

    Maybe try him on some of the Royal Canin wet pouches. My old Giant (nearly 16) was going off her food. I had some of the pouches for one of the other dogs & gave some to her. Just 1 morning & night mixed in with her normal food. She improved dramatically. Even her walking was better. They are chunks of meat in gravy. Probably like Mars bars for dogs. It made such a difference I have kept her on them. I am not a great fan of RC but I think these pouches are also designed to stimulate dogs appetite. Maybe try short term as a pick up & to get Tully eating again.
  11. Stage 3 Renal Failure

    Yes. Very good news. It is the same with my BRT . He runs around madly as well. If you saw him running around you wouldn't think there was anything wrong with him. So pleased Bindi is doing so well.
  12. Stage 3 Renal Failure

    Sheena How is Bindi?
  13. Stage 3 Renal Failure

    Sheena How is Bindi?
  14. Stage 3 Renal Failure

    Fingers crossed for her. I hate feeding the kibble as well as I am a raw food feeder. My 2 Giants have mainly raw food, sardines etc. However the kibble & cooked chicken & veggies is working really well for the BRT. He has been on hold since he was diagnosed about 2 years ago. He had his last checkup December last year & creatine, blood pressure etc remained unchanged.
  15. Stage 3 Renal Failure

    How is Bindi going.
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