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  1. My heart breaks for both of you, it’s so hard to stay positive when nothing seems to be working. Just a small thought, have you tried live yoghurt or even kefir? He might like the taste of it, I’d even be giving some butter or cream, even syringe a little olive oil? How happy are you with the vet? Maybe a second opinion? (Pardon me if you’ve thought of or done this already). I've never understood why a vet expects someone to give a sick dog tablets when they aren’t eating? My vet suggested that with my cat recently, I asked for liquid antibiotics and she said they don’t make them so she gave him a long lasting injection instead, can they not do that for Marley. I’m hoping against hope that he picks up soon.
  2. I wonder if it’s the smell? My cat has been very sick and didn’t eat or drink, vet diagnosed URTI. Tried all his favourites, nothing tempted him, not even sardines. What finally did was a very smelly cat food in tins that I buy online, it’s very high meat/fish content. So, maybe have you tried tripe? Raw tripe totally reeks but it is quite gentle on the gut? I really really hope he’s on the mend, I struggle to cope when pets are ill because it’s such a guessing game, give me an injury any day, at least you know what the problem is. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I’m curious about why they show chicken as 50% then chicken meal then fresh chicken??? Chicken meal is any part of a chicken, including possibly feathers, ground up and dried, fresh chicken, well that’s anyone's guess, could be the combs, the feet, what? Chicken gravy? Possibly the liquid used to boil it all up. Then there’s maize, doesn’t say it’s not GMO,so it almost certainly is, rice which is a cereal so undesirable, beet pulp which is a filler. A couple of reasonable ingredients but there’s no indication of how much so it may be enough or it may not. Personally when I see “recommended by vets” I avoid it, vets know as little about animal nutrition as GPs know about human nutrition, it isn’t taught to them. This article says it for me: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2546512/How-pet-food-killing-dog-feeding-parsnips-yoghurt.html When you’ve paid out a lot of money for a pup, wouldn’t you want to keep it as healthy as possible? That means species appropriate food, for a dog that’s meat. At the very least if you are going to give it kibble, give raw food too. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. Here’s hoping Marley recovers well. I like the sound of your vet, took my cat at 8.30pm and I had to agree the fee before they would book me in, £160! How do they justify it? He was kept in overnight on a drip and only had metacam, collected him around 5 the next day, £236.84. He’s still sick [emoji3525] despite the vet assuring me he was soooo much better and had eaten and was being very vocal and quite lively. He’s back on the bed where he’s been since Sunday, so worrying. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. I have one 7 year old re-homed female husky, one 10 year old Female Maine Coon cat, one 5 year old Bengal male cat and 4 hens. It was a bit of a juggling act fitting the husky in but the Maine Coon adapted well by just not running away from the dog, the Bengal is a bit of a scaredy cat but he now will just step over the husky and they often touch noses, the hens well, the husky was fine with them until one day she wasn’t for some reason and despatched two of them so now they don’t share space lol. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. I've learnt the hard way twice, fortunately there weren't any dire outcomes but there could have been the second time had it not been for a dog proof fence. Even on the lead she can bolt, another dog walker I was chatting to threw his dog a ball, I didn't see him do it and Luna shot off after it, pulled my arm nearly out of the socket and the lead just went with her. Fortunately she came back when called. She also pulled me right over when another dog ran past and she took off after him despite him having already run past once and been ignored by her. Luckily only my ego was a bit bruised as there were several dog walkers all standing and talking lol. Today was her first time in an enclosed safe space, she wasn't impressed or terribly interested in doing anything more than wandering round and sniffing, I did more running than she did! There was some agility equipment, she managed to go down one tube but to sniff the insides, coaxed up and over one apex with treats and over an almost flat jump twice. I'm not sure it's worth trying again unless I can find another dog who would run round with her. The people had a huge great Harlequin Dane but he wasn't let out which was a shame lol.
  7. Must be a Husky thing, my Luna with cows too! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Whoa, you don’t do things by half, a Husky and a Chihuahua! Good luck with both and a big thank you for opening your home to a rescue dog (or two lol), I hope the road ahead is an easy one. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Isn’t that just the dilemma! Hurting one dog to defend another is a difficult decision. I had 2 of my own dogs that would fight, one an Old English, the other a Jack Russell. On one of the worst occasions the bigger dog had the smaller one by the neck and was shaking it. I ran into the kitchen and grabbed a big knife then realised the irony of what I was contemplating, whilst I took a few seconds my young son ran in and tipped a jug of water over them, instant separation, just enough time to grab bigger dog and push her into the garden. The Jack needed the vet and he warned that if it happened again the Jack could die just from shock. The JR was the aggressive dog funnily enough and when my daughter moved out and took it with her I was so relieved. Even after months/years apart they would still try to start a fight if they got back together. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. Luna started weeing way too much so we went to the Vet who said without a urine test she could diagnose accurately but would start her on antibiotics over 3 days and if she didn’t improve to take her back as it could be crystals (so I’ve read up on those now). As if that wasn’t enough, as far as we can tell she hasn’t pooped in nearly 2 days. As a dog who poops at least twice on each of her walks that’s worrying me a bit. She may have gone in the garden area but it’s tricky to be sure with all the shrubbery and weeds! In herself she is just as normal, isn’t crying or seeming to be in pain. The vet examined her thoroughly and said she could find any sore areas but gave her pain relief anyway which I admit to not having given her. Plus despite my best efforts with weighing her food she has increased by a kilo [emoji849] Does anyone think there may be more to this, something hormonal maybe? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. Thanks Robke, it never occurred to me that pet dogs wouldn’t be allowed in! I’ve never understood why (apart from guard dogs I suppose) people keep dogs and don’t allow them inside? Seems pointless missing out on their company, charm etc. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. First thought is what are you feeding her? I’ve heard it said that dogs eat cat poop because if the cat is fed properly it’s higher in protein than most dog food so is attractive. If it’s a real issue while you’re out then maybe muzzle her? It will probably make your neighbours even more worried lol but they’ll get over it. It’s really quite extraordinary how many dog walkers rush to protect their dogs when they see my husky coming, they pull their dog in, move over to the side, cross over to avoid us and try to excuse themselves by saying it’s their dog that’s the problem “oh he was once bitten by” a big dog, hairy dog, grey dog etc. You just have to smile and keep going. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. What’s an indoor dog? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. Maybe give her some wet food instead of kibble or maybe even some raw? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. Bit late to this but rather than a permanent rehome could you find a foster home with a view to having him back when you are recovered? You could meet up with him occasionally then so the dogs keep in touch? Maybe even a kennel where you visit him, walk him out with all five together then he stays in the kennel perhaps having some train8ng while he’s there? Expensive I guess but less upsetting than having to let him go? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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