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KJ   

Good luck with the move suzi, sounds like it could be interesting!

Yes, two deaths close together was horrible. With Teddy it was very sudden, she was so fit and healthy and really became ill, there was nothing we could so she was pts about 2 weeks later. To me she was the perfect Labrador ( yes, I know I am biased) she was smart and beautiful....Dual Champion (tracking) and loved by everyone. It's over 12 months since her death I still can't think about her without tears. I feel that she had so much more life to live :cry:

Claude's death was different, she was very old (15.5) and her kidneys had been failing. It was almost like she had had enough :(

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Hello Labrador people :)

Dr Diane van Rooy from USYD is conducting research into the genetics of separation-related distress in dogs. As someone with an anxious dog (albeit not separation related), I think this research is super important.

Both healthy and anxious Labradors are needed, and all it involves is a 20min survey and providing a DNA swab of your Lab depending on the results. Please consider taking part!

Details: http://hp580.angis.org.au/~diane/

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RubyStar   

Hi Lab lovers :) It's been a while since this thread has been active and since I've personally posted, so thought I'd come along and wish everyone a happy 2017 and leave you a photo of gundog fun at the beach!

Any new puppies in this thread? If so, please post some photos! My 2 girls (the choc and yellow centre and back in photo) are now 10, so I'm hoping for a puppy in the near future :crossfingers:

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My new pup that will be arriving in a few weeks!! My first "show" pup, so looking forward to trying that. Also need help with the naming. 

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Roova   

 

What a chubby cutie!  Im zero help with names sorry, I ended up putting favorites in a hat and pulling one out because I just couldn't decide!  

 

 

 

On 1/2/2017 at 7:33 PM, RubyStar said:

Hi Lab lovers :) It's been a while since this thread has been active and since I've personally posted, so thought I'd come along and wish everyone a happy 2017 and leave you a photo of gundog fun at the beach!

Any new puppies in this thread? If so, please post some photos! My 2 girls (the choc and yellow centre and back in photo) are now 10, so I'm hoping for a puppy in the near future :crossfingers:

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Wow, what a gorgeous photo...I think Im in love with gun dogs!  Each of them has the most gorgeous face but I think the stand out is the large brown down, back right, with the biggest grin!  Maybe a silly question but are all gun dogs retrievers and do they all point?

 

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RubyStar   
5 hours ago, Bushriver said:

My new pup that will be arriving in a few weeks!! My first "show" pup, so looking forward to trying that. Also need help with the naming. 

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Nawwww, gorgeous pup!!! Where's she from? I'm in WA and hang around the ring when the gorgeous labbies are on so I'll probably see you in the ring :)

 

As for a name, do you like human names or ones that are a bit different?

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RubyStar   
3 hours ago, Roova said:

Wow, what a gorgeous photo...I think Im in love with gun dogs!  Each of them has the most gorgeous face but I think the stand out is the large brown down, back right, with the biggest grin!  Maybe a silly question but are all gun dogs retrievers and do they all point?

All should be able to retrieve to some degree, but some are better at it than others (obviously the ones with retriever in their name are a good bet!) Not all gundogs point, they'd be more like your weims, GSPs and brittanys. I really don't know much about all gundogs - all I know is that Labradors are the best :laugh:

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Yay. She arrived last night. Love her already. Not sure if I'm allowed to name breeders prefix but her name is "Baby Chino". 

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Haha! I went through the same experience with joan of arc, I had to buy new office chairs because my lovable dogs chewed on them.

Anyone seen those youtube videos of dogs hanging down their heads of guilt, knowing they did something wrong? Well, they're doing it! :)

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Hi... Can someone kindly help me regarding some health information for my 2 year old male lab... Vet is no close to my locality so i need help regarding refusing to food issue.... Please help me... Pardon my english....

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4 hours ago, JerryDaLab said:

Hi... Can someone kindly help me regarding some health information for my 2 year old male lab... Vet is no close to my locality so i need help regarding refusing to food issue.... Please help me... Pardon my english....

Hi Jerry,

 

You may be better off starting a new topic here: https://www.dolforums.com.au/forum/22-health-nutrition-grooming/

 

I think more people would see it. :) 

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ncarter   

can anyone suggest a good birthday present for a lab owner? like a nice artist who does lab prints or a great breed book or similar?

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On 04/02/2018 at 8:16 PM, ncarter said:

can anyone suggest a good birthday present for a lab owner? like a nice artist who does lab prints or a great breed book or similar?

I particularly like the Beswick lab figurines. I also covet my older labs nose and paw pewter casts that i had done a few years back; i could only find a UK company that does it and it was really expensive but is an awesome gift for a special occasion. I have the nose case on my key ring (don't approach me in a dark alley; the cast is on my keyring which is on a lanyard and i can knock someone out with it lol) I'm getting the same casts done of my younger bitch's nose and paw this year.

 

When i'm making gifts for any dog owner, my first port of call is to ask for a good head shot and then i make a stencil and then screen print their dogs image onto a tea towel.

 

 

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It’s been a long time since I visited this forum. I am MAO, mum of Oscar who is now 8 years old. Last week Oscar developed a large mass on his left hip that my vet thought was a haematoma. On Friday he developed swelling in his left hind leg and on Saturday my vet said it was fluid draining from his “organising” haematoma. On Sunday I took him to Pet Emergency and an ultrasound revealed something more sinister and he was kept in overnight and handed over to a specialist vet on Monday. Following a CT scan yesterday I have been told he has an inoperable cancer on his left hip with metasteses in his lungs and multiple enlarged lymph nodes. He had 2 biopsies taken to determin the type of cancer. I am devastated, heartbroken. He is at home now and I don’t know what will come next. My beautiful boy is dying 

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Kazm   

I am so sorry to hear your devasting news. 12 months ago we were in a similar situation with our little girl. She had an untreatable cancer. She was just 9. It is a heartbreaking situation to be in when you know they are dying and there is very little you can do. We were told she had a month but my beautiful, strong girl lasted 2 months. We just kept her happy by trying to do her favourite things like camping, drives in the car etc. I fed her whatever she wanted but that was difficult as she lost her appetite and was very hard to feed. I recommend you spend lots of time with Oscar and take lots of photos. I actually made a photo book of my girl. I originally was just going to have a few of my favourite photos of her but once I started I realised I had so many and couldn’t just pick a few so I made the book into a tribute of her life starting with photos from the day we got her right through every birthday, Christmas, holiday and special occasions. Everyone that now visits us that knew her is made to sit and look through the book. It just means a lot to me. On the off side it is very hard to watch them deteriate with their illnesses. And there will be b ad days as well as good but you will know when the time is right to make that decision. That’s what everyone kept telling me. I often wondered how but yes we knew. If anything my little girl told us in her own way that she’d had enough. It is the hardest thing to do but somehow you need to stay strong. At times I wasn’t. And it is taking a long time to get used to her not being here. We still miss her terribly. My thoughts are with you. 

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Hi labrador lovers, I need some help with feeding my choc lab. She is 5 years old and weights 36kgs (currently on a diet), she was on dry kibble but I wanted to change her food to raw meat. I can’t really find anywhere how much raw meat I should be feeding her. Can anyone please help me? 

 

Thank you 

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@Lisa Molly   This section is more for lab  general things ..and is not  frequently visited these days  :) I think you will get more replies and info if you start a NEW thread in this section :)  CLICK HERE
 

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3 hours ago, Lisa Molly said:

Hi labrador lovers, I need some help with feeding my choc lab. She is 5 years old and weights 36kgs (currently on a diet), she was on dry kibble but I wanted to change her food to raw meat. I can’t really find anywhere how much raw meat I should be feeding her. Can anyone please help me? 

 

Thank you 

Complicated.  Fat content is critical for weight gain/loss and hard to determine/control with raw diets.  I find it's much easier to do weight loss on dry food and just feed less.  Also.. If any treats, limit to carrot, cabbage, apple, or pumpkin or other fruit and veg.  Most labs love these foods. 

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1 hour ago, sandgrubber said:

Complicated.  Fat content is critical for weight gain/loss and hard to determine/control with raw diets.  I find it's much easier to do weight loss on dry food and just feed less.  Also.. If any treats, limit to carrot, cabbage, apple, or pumpkin or other fruit and veg.  Most labs love these foods. 

Thank you for your help 

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4 hours ago, persephone said:

@Lisa Molly   This section is more for lab  general things ..and is not  frequently visited these days  :) I think you will get more replies and info if you start a NEW thread in this section :)  CLICK HERE
 

Thank you @persephone  I’ll create a new thread

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