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  1. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-20/man-repeatedly-punches-dog-in-attack-caught-on-cctv/10828214
  2. Dee Dee Duster - until we meet again

    Beautiful Dee Dee, we always miss them, no matter how long they've been gone.
  3. Italian Greyhounds

    Look how gorgeous they are are, tiny bundles of squishy puppy love.
  4. Run free beautiful girl, there's lots of treats at the Rainbow Bridge and many doggies to play with. Hugs to you T.
  5. How to cool down your dog???

    My dog loves Zooper Doopers, she's 13 and has limited time left (a big f*** you to cancer) so she can have whatever she wants. For cooling purposes, she's inside anyway, the air con is on more for the animals than me But for outside (she has to pee etc) I put a cool neck tie on her (and sometimes she'll have one on inside) as well as having shade and a small clamshell type pool. Mind you, it's going to be 47 today ....we were out the back early this morning to play a bit of ball, I'm sitting under the big pergola, there's plenty of shade, so she takes the ball and goes and lays in the sun. It was already 34. I had to call her back in the shade, silly girl. Oh, another thing I thought of, was to freeze normal ice blocks in a tray but put in 2 cat biccies in each. She likes those too, but not as much as the ZD's. I did try freezing some tuna/juice in a plastic bottle, but she wasn't keen on eating any of the ice, she let it melt until she got to the tuna bits. I did have a cool pad, but she didn't use it....sometimes I dampen a towel for her (or the cats) to lay on but no one uses it. Right now she's asleep on my bed under the air con, as are the cats.
  6. Help with breeds please

    Hi James, sorry your parents lost both dogs so quickly, that would have been very hard. As for your Dads dog Sumpy, we'd need a lot more details to even try and guess....so the, size, color, shape of head, type of nose, coat - hairy, fluffy, short, long or smooth etc etc....does your Dad have a photo of him at all?
  7. PetRescue.com.au vs Rescue Groups

    Thanks LG.
  8. PetRescue.com.au vs Rescue Groups

    Well I hope they have to answer for where these 'donations' go to. What site are people recommending now instead of Pet Rescue?
  9. Puppy scared when meeting people

    This, if you let us know what area you are in, someone will recommend a good behaviourist to come to your home to observe whats going on and give you the best strategy to deal with it. At your puppies age, you really don't want to get it wrong, it could set up a lifelong habit. I'm really happy that you came asking for advice, do we get photos of the adorable one?
  10. Lovely update, I'm really pleased that your boy has a buddy, and from the photos, it seems like they spend a lot of time together. Rag dolls are beautiful cats.
  11. Vet warns of Greyhound Adoption Risk

    I'll just leave the link here, seems to be a case of what the Vet said, vs what GAP says. (GAP facts and figures seem correct IMHO) Link to Article
  12. Bone biopsy?

    great news TTBD, give her an ear rub from me...and a belly scratch for Thyme.
  13. New Members!

    Hi and welcome to Dol. What beautiful dogs you have, especially love Remys little face. You'll find lots of good people and advice on here, pretty sure there is an Aussie Shepherd and other breed threads here too. Enjoy. :D Here are the links to the breed threads in case you want to check them out. Aussie Spitz Breeds Papillon
  14. The adventures of Hailey, the Tassie Devil

    I thought for a moment that was Zeph in the pool, but it's the beautiful Hailey, geez she's growing up so fast!
  15. 52/2018

    Oh my gosh, isn't Atilla just the most beautiful BT. Hope he doesn't live up to his name. (and the rest of the hounds are gorgeous as always, especially Bowie)
  16. Staffy

    Gosh Purdie, that's awful. I have to say if that was my dog would have been straight to the vets and put to sleep after grabbing your son and biting your daughter.
  17. The adventures of Hailey, the Tassie Devil

    Oh my gosh, look how big she is now! Such a beautiful girl (and Zeph is a handsome man) and full of beans, love the 'pat the tummy' pic, it's like she's smiling. So good to see her updated pics, thanks for sharing.
  18. Jan Fennell- thoughts, opinions

    Well that is a good update, hopefully Hugo will find his perfect family.
  19. News Story FB original post A Sydney woman has issued a warning to pet owners after her dog was poisoned by rat bait hidden inside meat at a popular inner-west dog-walking spot. In a post to her Facebook page, Rozelle resident Lily Kenny said she was walking her dog Lola at a grassed reserve on the Bay Run at Lilyfield on Monday when the greyhound ingested a large amount of rat poison that had been "purposely planted in a local oval by some horrible person". "It breaks my heart that people can be this horrible and heartless," she wrote in the post which has since received thousands of comments. "I really hope no other dogs were affected by this, but please be cautious guys!" Ms Kenny told the ABC she regularly walked Lola at the grassed reserve between Perry Lane and Church Street in Rozelle and had done twice on Monday. During their afternoon walk she noticed Lola eat what appeared to be a piece of cooked mince with a green pellet inside. She feared the four-year-old rescue dog had ingested more on their morning walk. "I was terrified. I completely freaked out and made sure I got to the vet as quickly as I could," she said. The vet induced vomiting and told her it was likely Lola would recover completely but it had been a close call. "She had so much in her body the vet asked me if she had gotten into a packet of them," Ms Kenny said. She later returned to the park and found another five balls of mince filled with pellets. "I just can't believe someone would do such a thing," she said. "If I hadn't noticed that small pellet she could have died. "I am just completely shocked that this could happen in such a dog-friendly area. "She is my everything and I honestly don't know what I would do if anything happened to her." Ms Kenny said she contacted the Inner West Council and was told the matter would be investigated and the park searched to ensure there were no more baits. The Inner West Council was contacted for comment. She also planned to place posters on the Bay Run warning other dog owners to beware. Haley Weston, a vet nurse at a Sydney after-hours veterinary emergency service, said owners who suspect their pets have been poisoned should bring the animal in for treatment within 30 minutes, if possible. "Rat bait is an anti-coagulant which means it prevents the blood from clotting so they can start bleeding internally," she said. "Rat poison starts affecting the animal by breaking down their organs. "The longer it's in their system, the worse the effects on their body." She said dogs were often treated with Vitamin K, which is an effective antidote. Ms Weston said she had not seen many cases of baiting at the Camperdown practice due to the large number of apartments in the area. However when she worked at a vet in the western suburbs she saw it "quite a bit". "It is mostly angry neighbours or people fed up with dog parks or dog beaches," she said. "It's easier for someone to throw baited food over the fence of their backyard so I saw it a lot there."
  20. Story FB original post Ms Kenny told the ABC she regularly walked Lola at the grassed reserve between Perry Lane and Church Street in Rozelle and had done twice on Monday. During their afternoon walk she noticed Lola eat what appeared to be a piece of cooked mince with a green pellet inside. She feared the four-year-old rescue dog had ingested more on their morning walk. "I was terrified. I completely freaked out and made sure I got to the vet as quickly as I could," she said. The vet induced vomiting and told her it was likely Lola would recover completely but it had been a close call. "She had so much in her body the vet asked me if she had gotten into a packet of them," Ms Kenny said. She later returned to the park and found another five balls of mince filled with pellets. "I just can't believe someone would do such a thing," she said. "If I hadn't noticed that small pellet she could have died. "I am just completely shocked that this could happen in such a dog-friendly area. "She is my everything and I honestly don't know what I would do if anything happened to her." Ms Kenny said she contacted the Inner West Council and was told the matter would be investigated and the park searched to ensure there were no more baits. The Inner West Council was contacted for comment. She also planned to place posters on the Bay Run warning other dog owners to beware. Haley Weston, a vet nurse at a Sydney after-hours veterinary emergency service, said owners who suspect their pets have been poisoned should bring the animal in for treatment within 30 minutes, if possible. "Rat bait is an anti-coagulant which means it prevents the blood from clotting so they can start bleeding internally," she said. "Rat poison starts affecting the animal by breaking down their organs. "The longer it's in their system, the worse the effects on their body." She said dogs were often treated with Vitamin K, which is an effective antidote. Ms Weston said she had not seen many cases of baiting at the Camperdown practice due to the large number of apartments in the area. However when she worked at a vet in the western suburbs she saw it "quite a bit". "It is mostly angry neighbours or people fed up with dog parks or dog beaches," she said. "It's easier for someone to throw baited food over the fence of their backyard so I saw it a lot there." She advised owners to bring the baited food to the vet for testing to determine the exact poison used.
  21. Is my Kelpie crossed with anything?

    Welcome to the forum. You need to upload a photo of your dog, so we can give you opinions.
  22. Staffy

    Agree with the others @Kovacs Mihai where are you located (which state?) someone here will be able to recommend a behaviouralist who can assess the dog and hopefully get you on the right track.
  23. No offence taken WM, it's good to know that there is something better out there, I'll save that site so I can refer back to it.
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