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  1. Could it be a phantom pregnancy? I really dont know as I have only ever had males - but was the first thing that came to mind when you said she had recently finished a season. Other possibilities is maybe an obstruction. With her not eating for 2 days I would certainly check her into the vet - no dog will willingly starve itself. It could be any number of things - and to my knowledge none of us are vets.
  2. Sorry I have no knowledge of pomskies, I feel the mix is too new to really understand any possible contraindications of trying to squeese down the size of a recognised, very long established breed of dog. However to my mind any mix that needs artificial insemination in order to come about - should tell you something. Nature has been about for a very very long time - and if it would not occur in nature - it probably should not happen. There is far more to a dog than its 'appeal' to a prospective owner's eye/desire - its health and wellbeing should be paramount - but it only my opinion.
  3. My understanding is that Vets cannot give a difinitive diagosis unless they either see it happening - or you tell them what the symptoms are during a fit i.e. you actually witness it. To my knowledge there is no test for epilepsy - the tests are to rule out other possible causes (brain tumour etc). Keep a detailed diary of your dog's symptoms date/time/description of reaction/ length of time if you actually witness it/ and anything that might have triggered the event (being too hot, thunderstorm, over excitement etc). Unfortunately epilepsy takes many many different forms, and has many different triggers - or none at all. One of my dogs used to attack me when he was going into a seizure breaking bones in my hands on a couple of occasions - until I learned his 'tells' - and we got out of the room until it was over. Marley on the other hand, has always had his seizures on waking up from sleep, or resting. He would come over to me for reassurance and wants to be cuddled and stroked during a fit - but afterwards wants to be on his own in a quiet room, preferably in the dark. Some dogs respond to cbd oil for epilepsy, Marley is one of them luckily, I experimented with different types of cbd and eventually found one that works for him - he has now been one year and 131 days fit free. Marley would not eat at all after a fit for approximately 24 hours.
  4. I agree, it still could be a seizure. He could have had a focal seizure - no flopping around but disorientated afterwards. Some dogs come round quickly (mine does) but others can take up to 6/7 hours to come round properly after a fit. Good that you are seeing another vet - keep us informed. Hope you get it sorted
  5. Get the new vet to do the allergy tests - I had them done for one of my dogs and they showed 9 food allergies - no commercial food on the market could cope with his allergies. Luckily he is raw fed so I have total control over everything he eats. In the last year he has been retested and his allergies have reduced from 9 to 3 and one borderline. Overfeeding can cause the runs in huskies - something to bear in mind and very easy to test at home. I would suggest going to raw feeding. My old dog (now gone over the bridge) had the runs for the first three years of his life - I tried on several occasions to get him onto raw food unsuccessfully - then just persevered. His runs just went away and never came back.
  6. Louie would walk through fire to get the smallest amount of human chocolate, I would tempt him first with some doggie choc, letting hm first smell the caramel, ensuring the whole tablet was covered in the caramel (i.e. nothing sticking out - messy, but worth it) - then after teasing him enough with the caramel I would give it to him ............ it was swallowed without even touching the sides. To him it became his highest level treat. Got to be worth a try.
  7. I think a lot depends on just how large the cap was. Lunar was exactly the same - and his successor Mikey is even worse. Whilst I've been chopping, if anything flies over the counter he usually catches it before it hits the ground. Am seriously thinking in investing in another set of gates at the kitchen entrance for when I am preparing food. Keeping fingers and paws crossed
  8. We found cheddar cheese works well, - with a little dollop of seriously strong on to top to ensure the tablet stays inside the cheddar. With another dog Louie, a borsoi, I had to resort to half a cadbury's caramel - stuck the tablet inside the caramel - it was the only way he could not extract the tablet and spit it out - it was a toss up which was worse, him not taking the tablet or him having the very small amount of chocolate. He thrived on it, finally going over the bridge at 12.5 years old - a really good age for such a large dog.
  9. BB&S - how is Skyla doing? Thought of her when I read this article today ......................... https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/carprofen-for-dogs-5-natural-alternatives/?utm_campaign=Content%3A Carprofen Pain Medication - 5 Natural Alternatives - [Non Buyers] Feb 6 (L2BnLf)&utm_medium=email&variation=A&utm_source=klaviyo&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJjaHJpc3NpZTEyM0BidGludGVybmV0LmNvbSIsICJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIkM0WXlWOSJ9
  10. Don't play with the ears / rub them - it can damage the cartilage - just leave the ars alone totally - if they are meant to stand up they will
  11. That is awful! Think how much fur will be ripped out when the taping is taken off, and the pain it will cause. Not to mention that whilst it is on, not only will it be uncomfortable, purely because of an owner's desire for a certain look, - but that the dog will lose a big part of its ability to communicate. Anyone who could consider doing that to an animal should be prosecuted - does not deserve to have a dog. If you are not happy with your dog looks (and you obviously are not - having spoken to 3 vets - and then coming here) - let him go to someone who will love him the way he is and not want to change him. You say you love him anyway - but you are obviously not happy. I have a big problem with dogs with blue eyes - I cannot 'read' them the way I can with a dog with brown eyes - however it did not stop me adopting a rescue with blue eyes - and I've never even thought of trying contact lenses for him. The way a dog looks means nothing at the end of the day - its the way they are, and the way they make you feel. Accept the fact that your mixed breed dog's ears are too long and the cartilage is too weak for them to stand up right now. This might alter as he gets older - it might not. Your dog looks fantastic just the way she is.
  12. Unfortunately you cannot train ears to stand upright
  13. Looks to me as if she is crossed with a breed that normally has the ears down - she looks so cute in the photos.
  14. No - she is not faking it. Dribbling urine constantly can cause serious infection, skin burning and pain. Take her to a competant vet - check for 2 things UTI and also she may have something not right with her bladder. It is rare but some dog's urethral tubes going from the kidneys to the bladder - have one normal one entering the bladder about halfway down, but the other bypasses the bladder sphincter muscle by entering the bladder lower down - or missing it entirely - hence it is impossible for her to control the dribbling. A very simple operation can correct this. An MRI can tell you if this is the case.
  15. Am I missing something here - what has this got to do with huskies?
  16. Marley is 4 years 3 months and weighs 25 kilos, Mikey is 3 yrs 9 months (we think) and weighs 30 kilos
  17. As far as I am aware - and please correct me if I am wrong - even Cruft's will not penalize a husky if it has a pink nose - it is genetics. To my knowledge the only thing you have to worry about is possible sunburn on a pink nose - but the few dogs I have had over the years who have had pink noses have instinctively stayed out of direct sunlight and laid down in the shade. One of the most beautiful dogs on this forum has a pink nose.
  18. Nothing to worry about - 'snow nose' is common in huskies i.e. either partial or complete pink nose. Mikey has a definite clear pink stripe going down the centre of his nose, Marley is also going pinkish though at the moment it is a darker grey stripe against the black. My old dog had a completely black nose as a youngster, which turned completely pink at about 3 - then around 8 or 9 his nose started getting black spots which gradually got more prominent as he got older - he was pure white also.Mikey Marley Lunar (not a husky but a Utonagan - related breed) It can also happen that a pink nose on a white puppy will turn black between 8-16 weeks old (you do not say how old your pups are)
  19. Glad you're liking the Naturaw! Great value for money in comparisson to Paleo Ridge.
  20. Hi - all topical flea applications readily available are neurotoxins. They work by interferring with the flea's ability to function (movement, feeding etc) - this neurotoxin also affects your pup's system - and has been responsible for some dogs developing epilepsy. The same goes for pills - if you think about it - they must be some sort of poison or they would not kill the fleas ............. and this is not supposed to also poison your dog's blood??? I believe it is better to go down the natural route. I use a product called Billy No Mates - it is purely herbs - been using it for a couple of years with no side effects ............. and no fleas. I use this because it is guaranteed safe for dogs with epilepsy and one of my dogs has epilepsy. Just put a teaspoon of the herbs in with their breakfast. It is also suitable for cats ............. although my cat wont eat it (fussy little tyke). Here in the UK there is also a product called Flea Away - www.mange.org.uk - again safe for dogs with epilepsy. It is used not only as a 'drop on', but diluted can be used as a spray and also for bedding/furniture etc. It is also used to control fleas in the wild population of foxes etc. Again this is a totally natural product - no neurotoxins.
  21. One thing I think I forgot to mention that is one of the best things to give for joint problems is bone broth - sorry if I am teaching granny to suck eggs! Bone broth also contains a slew of other joint-healthy ingredients, like glucosamine and chondroitin as well as calcium, magnesium, phosophorus, silicon and sulfur. This article is for humans - but you can pick out the stuff that is good for dogs and ignore things like onions obviously. https://draxe.com/nutrition/foods-for-your-joints/?utm_source=curated&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200122_curated_freeshippingplug I used to give Lunar bulls trachea to chew - he enjoyed it and it is almost completely made up of glucosamine & chondroitin.
  22. Marley has several severe food allergies - to the extent I have to ensure that the meat he eats has not been fed Soya (his worst allergy) corn, rice or wheat. He used to be allergic to 9 different foods but I have managed to get them down to four. Fish is one of the best foods you can give your dog. if he does not like raw fish - have you tried to give him a frozen herring or frozen sardine? The reason I am asking this is that I have been helping another member with a problem eater - who also would not eat fish - she tried him on raw frozen herrings (whole fish) and he loves them - but wont touch them if thawed. Today my boys had: around 150 grams fresh cheap minced beef (20% fat) from my butcher ( they have their own herds - grass fed and finished on barley), around 150 grams kangaroo, & 3 herrings each, followed by around 150ml of kefir. They also get a tin of sardines in spring water for breakfast (easiest way of getting Marley's cbd oil down him - he is also epileptic - controlled by only cbd oil - no vet meds). They normally get grass fed lamb, beef, kangaroo, goat (when I can get it), venison, herrings, sardines (whole, raw), lamb & beef bone broth, Marley also loves rabbit - but Mikey wont eat it, egg (occasionally), salmon (occasionally), veggies include brussel sprouts, broccolli, cauliflower, asparagus & blueberries (twice a week added to their food). I rarely use commercial raw food as only Paleo Ridge could guarantee some of their products to be free of Marley's allergens. No other supplier would give any sort of assurances. I normally aim for 2 different meats and one fish daily - this ensures they get every single vitamin & mineral there is on a daily basis - although if they get it once or twice a week this is sufficient.
  23. I have a similar problem with offal with my Marley, especially liver - all he will do with it raw is roll in it, if I cook it he will ignore it completely. However if I dehydrate it, it becomes a very high level treat - he cannot get enough of it. dehydrating it will retain all of the vitamins and enzymes. You can pick a dehydrator up for around £40 that will do the job - but if you can spend a little bit more I would go for this one https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B075DBPR7W/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I got my new one on Xmas Eve and cannot fault it - currently have a new batch of liver going at the moment. I also got these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07FP3NXMZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 they make it so much easier to get the thinly sliced dried liver off the trays as you can peel the base away from the liver - rather than try it the other way round.
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