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  1. Happy Birthday Blaze!!! Is there going to be cake?????
  2. Fantastic big space - wish I had something like that within 50 miles.
  3. Welcome to the forum. Logan looks a very happy pup !
  4. Welcome to the forum - how about a picture of Luna - we LOVE pictures !
  5. To keep my dogs from chewing wooden table and chair legs I put a small amount of Vicks Vapour rub on the legs - they only went for them once. Does not hurt the dogs, does not hurt the furniture.
  6. Marley goes twice a year to get brushed out - he has never blown his coat, it just gets thicker and thicker - someone needs to tell him he is a husky! I was worried when I first took him so insisted I stay - and I told them 'nothing with a blade' combs and brushes only. I do try and groom him - but since he got to be an adult he has other ideas. About once a month he is 'in the mood' and will tolerate it - for about 10 mins max.
  7. As to sleep - our other dog Lunar has doggie dementia - particular bad is his Sundowner syndrome - we cope by hubby going to bed around 7pm to get some sleep - I go to bed around midnight - hubby gets up and then sleeps on the settee as best he can until around 3-4am when he takes the dogs out to try and settle Lunar down. Lunar cannot be trusted on stairs any more in case he falls, but panics if left alone, howls and whines all the time - even when we leave the light on all night for him. He then sleeps all day (lucky dog)
  8. I use a single row undercoat rake - Marley's coat is far too long and thick to take a double row - his tail 'hair' is around 9 inches long and resembles a thick fox tail
  9. First of all can I say how sorry I am for both you and your furbaby. This might be a long post: You might have a point about the stress of going to a new home. We rescued my old dog Cane (who passed away 3 years ago around 14-15 years old) when he was around 9-10 – and everything seemed fine for a week or so - until one day he attacked me for no reason in the park, breaking a finger and lacerating my hand. A week or so later he attacked me again quite badly after a play session with a ball - he just seemed to fixate on the ball – which I was holding and then charged at my hand and latched on to it and would not let go. Cane never went for my other dog, my husband, and only once went for the cat – but I got there in time. The rest of the time he was a lovely dog who really did appreciate being fed regularly, walked and not being hit (it was quite evident he had had a bad life before). His previous owner had been put in prison and the dog removed from the household - that’s all we were told. It turned out he had focal epilepsy - and the vet thought it might be caused by the stress of being in kennels then a foster home and then to us. He put him on epiphen and it really reduced the episodes - we got very good at recognising the signs of an approaching episode and quietly left him alone in a room until it had passed. Fast forward to three years ago when Cane had just crossed over the bridge and I got a beautiful husky pup at 12 weeks old - and I was his fourth owner - no details of his past except a vaccination record card. Marley had his first fit at around 10-12 months old from memory and they occurred approximately every month. With him, he remains conscious throughout, but needs reassurance from me - he looks like he has Parkinson’s during an episode which can last up to 3 mins at a time. He has never had a fit when being excited or active - they only ever occur at rest or when waking up from sleep. The vet did not want him on any drugs because at that age they would kill him in a couple of years - I just had to keep a record of frequency, duration and severity and contact the vet each time. After much research I contacted Doc Jones – an herbalist and vet in Idaho USA (could not find one in the UK at the time) to ask about natural methods and whether skullcap would help - he said that he had had some success using powdered skullcap and passionflower – and gave me dosage amounts for his weight (22 kilos) This really seemed to help for a few months – then Marley had 4 seizures in 12 days – 3 in 2 days - two were consecutive and quite severe. I started to research cbd and got hold of some and added it to his meals. His next seizure was 67 days later - over double the time he had ever gone before. The next seizure came at 39 days. Further research led me to cbd with THCA - the active part of cannabis that works on seizures specifically - unfortunately here in the UK it is illegal. However I came across a cbd oil that contained .1% THCA (legal) and although this is a miniscule amount I changed Marley onto that cbd oil. Over the next couple of weeks I increased the dosage to 4 drops per day with his meal. His last seizure was on the 24th June - 83 days ago. My research leads me to believe you need a much higher THCA content than I am able to get here in the UK but it might be worth having another word with your vet - your dog possibly has a pet medical CBD card – which will enable you to get a much stronger cbd oil than I am able to get my hands on because of our Draconian laws. I put Marley onto cbd much against our vet’s liking – we had quite a ‘discussion’ about it, ................ however he cannot argue with the facts that Marley’s seizures have decreased dramatically. From a Facebook group I belong to it does not work for every dog and their particular condition - but it has got to be worth a try. Fingers crossed for both of you.
  10. Beautiful pup. Really sorry to hear you got him so young - biting issues will not be your only challenge - toilet training could well be an issue as well as separation anxiety and food possession/aggression etc as he gets older. It's good you have other dogs around as they may help to train him (providing they are not too rough about it) and help keep him company. I really hope your pup thrives in his new environment, but if you do find some issues then there are loads of really experienced people here to lend a hand.
  11. Possible daft questions .......... Do you know where he came from i.e. I got Marley at 12 weeks - and am his 4th owner so my answer to that question is no. Do you know what age he was when taken from mum? My answer is that Marley was taken at around 6 weeks according to vet comment on his second round of injections - refused to give them for another 10 days (I did get vaccination records with him) He may have gotten used to peeing & pooping in the crate/holding pen as a young pup and not cleaned out regularly. Just a thought. It took me nearly 4 months to get Marley to go outside at all - and I still had occasional pee issues until around 18 months old. Anything new in the house got 'marked'. In the end after all meals he got taken outside in the garden and not let back in the house until he 'went' - I think it was easier for me as Marley had Lunar to use as a role model - as he got older he used to sniff where Lunar had gone and try to squeeze a few drops afterwards. - still does the same today.
  12. Marley has been attacked twice - once on a 'play date' by three doberman types - he was the only one on a leash, and once whilst I was walking around the block - someone was working on their car and their dog was loose - Marley was on leash again. - now hubby walks them around 3-4 am to minimise contact with other dogs. Lunar is scared of other dogs if he is on his own because he has been attacked in the past (same breed characteristics - he is a Utonagan) but if he is with Marley its a case of "OK - you want a piece of me?? - come and try me and my buddy" - but Lunar will be 14 in Feb and is now suffering with dementia - so it makes it harder - Marley just basically wants to play. Unfortunately he has no 'doggie manners' - I think it is mainly because he was taken from mum far too early - he is just too 'in your face' come an play type. BUT he was the on on-leash both times - the other dogs were free. I really hope your baby does not suffer mentally from the attack - try and find a secure park where you can book a solo session - mine is over 45 miles away so we don't get there very often unfortunately.
  13. Welcome to the forum. I also would not advise you let them off leash unless there are are 6ft + fences all around. They only need to see a rabbit, bird - or even a leaf and they are off - totally deaf to commands. They have the worst recall on the planet if they have their attention drawn to something with either fur or feathers. All responsible husky societies / clubs / forums will say the same, as will all experienced husky owners.
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